Our best thoughts come from others.Ralph Waldo Emerson
To remove ourselves from the need of judgment of what our hands are shaping as good or bad we remove the notion of failure. If we realize that we are just conveying ideas from the higher plane of inspiration, we are able to escape the mad circle of judging and comparing ourselves because we are not the creators!
Switching into the role of the observer, we are able to fine tune the channeling of the inspiration. We open up for listening where the heart wants to go and are quick to see the enemy throwing at us (un)reasons of why we can’t, shouldn’t and aren’t able.
In the “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” the protagonist is on the quest of understanding quality – this marriage of subjective and objective truth that escapes analysis yet is heart-felt by all. In his search he discovers that generations of art and philosophy students concern themselves with studying techniques and taking apart artworks, analyzing their construction as if this was to take them closer to understanding their genesis. When looked at how this works come to life, we observe a kind of intuitive expression, not laborious construction of single disjointed elements without the concern for the whole. Contrary to what their analysis would like us have.