And Madhura is a dancer. And I am utterly happy with you, Madhura. If you stop creating problems for yourself…I don’t see that there are real problems. The only problem is, people go on creating problems. Problems are never solved, they are only dissolved.
I am giving you a perspective, a vision. Dissolve your problem. Accept it as a gift of existence, with great gratitude, and live it. And you will be surprised: what a precious gift, and you have not even appreciated it yet. What a precious gift, and it is lying there in your heart, unappreciated.
Dance your aloneness, sing your aloneness, live your aloneness.
And I am not saying don’t love. In fact, only a person who is capable of being alone is capable of love. Lonely persons cannot love. Their need is so much that they cling – how can they love? Lonely persons cannot love, they can only exploit. Lonely persons pretend to love; deep down they want to get love. They don’t have it to give, they have nothing to give. Only a person who knows how to be alone and joyous is so full of love that he can share it. He can share it with strangers.
And all are strangers, remember. Your husband, your wife, your children, all are strangers. Never forget it. You don’t know your husband, you don’t know your wife. You don’t know even your child; the child that you have carried in your womb for nine months is a stranger.
This whole life is a strange land; we come from some unknown. source. Suddenly we are here, and one day suddenly we are gone, back to the original source. This is a few days’ journey; make it as joyous as possible. But we do just the opposite – we make it as miserable as possible. We put our whole energies into making it more and more miserable.
The second question:
What is creativity? Does it correspond more to the path of awareness or to the path of love? Or is it a child of both?
Creativity is when you are not, because creativity is the fragrance of the creator. It is the presence of the divine in you. Creativity belongs to the creator, not to you. No man can ever be creative. Yes, man can compose, construct, but can never be a creator.
When man disappears, when man becomes utterly absent, a new kind of presence enters his being – the presence of the divine. Then there is creativity. When the divine is inside you his light that starts falling around you is creativity. The climate that arises around you because of the presence of the divine within you is creativity.