Origin of Art

Standing Tall Photo by Keri Douglas (copyright protected)

Imagination relies on empty perception.
Painting relies on empty planes.
Sculpture relies on empty space.
Music relies on empty time.
Literature relies on empty concepts.

If we are to realize the art of freedom, if we are to discover our creative potential, we need to rely on the experience of our intrinsic vibrant emptiness—the beginningless ground of what we are.

Excerpted from Roaring Silence: Discovering the Mind of Dzogchen by Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen

Shared by Keri Douglas, writer/photographer, Washington, D.C.


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