Chaos and creativity (Matthew Fox)

“What do we do with chaos?

Creativity has an answer. We are told by those who have studied the processes of nature that creativity happens at the border between chaos and order.

Chaos is a prelude to creativity. We need to learn, as every artist needs to learn, to live with chaos and, indeed, to dance with it as we listen to it and attempt some ordering.

Artists wrestle with chaos, take it apart, deconstruct and reconstruct from it.

Accept the challenge to convert chaos into some kind of order, respecting the timing of it all, not pushing beyond what is possible—combining holy patience with holy impatience: That is the role of the artist.

It is each of our roles as we launch the twenty-first century, because we are all called to be artists in our own way.”

From Creativity: Where The Divine And Human Meet by Matthew Fox.

 

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