Creativity and silence

Creativity and silence are not antagonistic; real creativity comes only out of silence. The creativity that is against silence is nothing but a feverish activity of the mind. When something is born out of your silence, then it has significance.

And one has to live in silence before one can write or say something valuable, because only in silence do you gather, do the juices of your being become integrated… and then one day you are capable of overflowing. That is creativity: overflow is creativity, overflowing energy is creativity. One can write, one can compose, one can sculpt, one can paint, just from the mind.

Then they are therapeutic. There is a creativity that comes out of relaxation — I call it true creativity — and there is a relaxation that comes out of so-called creativity; that relaxation is only because you are unburdened. Now it no more haunts you, you feel good. It was like a burden on your head.

Within a few days you will again be burdened, again tensions will accumulate and again you would like to do something. And always when you do something, you will feel relaxed.… So, people who are too burdened with thinking will always feel relaxed after they have spoken, because while they are speaking, they cannot think.


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