Taking Authentic Action in the Eternal Now (Cosmic Creativity 3)
Real creativity has no goals. It emerges from the present moment.
Welcome to The Living Dark. I’m Matt Cardin, and this is my blog/newsletter on creativity for writers, situated at the intersection of religion, horror, nonduality, apocalypse, dystopia, consciousness, and the numinous unknown.
Dear Living Dark reader,
This is the third installment in my Cosmic Creativity essay series. It starts in medias res, so be sure that you’re fully caught up with the first two installments before diving in:
In this third entry, I begin to broaden the scope to encompass more than just writing and creative artistic production as such. The flow of thought and insight starts to encompass life as a whole and all manner of action in the world, with writing and creativity per se embedded within this wider context. I point this out ahead of time simply to advise you that the thread laid down by the previous two entries is not lost. It simply enters new territory with this third entry.
I expect this series to have at least two more entries left. As always, I invite and welcome your thoughts, questions, and reactions in the comments section.
The source of authentic creativity
So: authentic action undertaken from authentic motivation. That’s the ideal here, the harmonious relationship with the daimon muse that we’re seeking. But the question of practicality instantly raises its head: What does such action look like? As in concretely, right here and now. What form does it take? How does it emerge?
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