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Daily Meditation: Friday, May 21, 2010

Creators - inner work they have to do to overcome the turmoil behind their talent

So many scientists, philosophers, writers, poets and artists live in torment! And while the public is inspired by their works, they themselves would happily exchange their great talent for a few days of inner peace. You may ask, 'But why are there so many disorders and so many tragedies in the lives of such remarkable people?' Because, while these creative people have nurtured the gift they received from heaven, they have not been concerned about working at a deeper level or accepting a disciplined life. Many of them even think their suffering and imbalances feed their talent, and in a way they cultivate them. It is true that, in the case of exceptional beings, their achievements of art and of the mind, as well as those of the spirit, arise more often than not out of the suffering and deep turmoil they have somehow been able to overcome. But to truly overcome them, an inner work is necessary, and if this work is non-existent or insufficient, in the end imbalance will prevail, with all the anxiety and suffering that brings.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov