Creativity

“Creativity and Enthusiasm”

For our acts of creativity to be truly therapeutic, they must arise out of a deep desire to conceive them, to incubate them, and then to deliver them into the world.
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“Healer – not Artist”

I'm only interested in Healing. I'm primarily a healer, not an artist...
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“Creativity from the Heart”

No work of art has ever transmuted hate into love. But that should be the primary Purpose of all artistic endeavors.
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“All I Want to Know”

All I want to know of a composer, a performer – any artist – is: How close has he come to Knowing his Mother of Love, his Muse?
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“A Different System of Aesthetic Criticism”

I believe that the purpose of all artistic endeavors, and, for that matter, every activity, should be to enhance Life Energy: to encourage the Embracing of Life – enthusiastically, passionately, wholeheartedly and gratefully.
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Video: The Original Purpose of the Arts

The original - and truest - purpose of the arts was for healing.
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Video: The Two Wheels on Dry Land

"The Two Wheels on Dry Land" is the creative activity that will most readily raise the Life Energy of the person.  For many years this has been a key part of Dr. Diamond's approach to using creativity to enhance the lives of sufferers.
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“When You Know That the Artist Was Inspired”

When you Know that the artist was Inspired, and therefore that his art was Aspiration, then – whatever it may appear to be – it is an Instance of God, a gift from the Spirit World.

And every, every act on Earth – and Beyond – is such an Instance.

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“To Know Our Mother’s Soul”

It is imperative, I believe, for us to see, to Know, our mother’s Soul, her Godliness, her Buddha-Nature. Only then can we Know our own – and so, at last, be relieved of our anguish.

This does not mean that our mothers need to change but only our inner image of her.

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“Hakuin Ekaku: Meditation in the Midst”

Hakuin Ekaku, the great Zen master made his life statement with his final piece of calligraphy: “a giant character for ‘midst,’ with the inscription, ‘Meditation in the MIDST of action is a billion times superior to meditation in stillness.’”*

Action Meditation: the Soul at work.

 

* Ed. Sushila Blackman, Graceful Exits (New York: Weatherhill, 1997), p.

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