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Lions Roar : November 2012
38 SHAMBHALA SUN NOVEMBER 2012 warmth, which in turn give birth to creative and enlightened manifestation. Warmth is the place from which love, kindness, compas- sion, expansiveness, and creativity arise. It’s like sitting in a patch of sunlight in cold weather. As the light warms you, you begin to smile. The warmth you experience is a sense of feeling complete or, more specifically, no longer feeling in- complete. You are conscious that any feelings of inadequacy have dissolved and that you are more connected to your true self, so naturally you feel complete. Once anger is cleared, its antidote—love—can more spon- taneously arise. Once sadness and feelings of inadequacy are cleared, joy and completeness are revealed. I’m not just say- ing this; for centuries, yogis and other practitioners have wit- nessed these results from meditation practice, and my own students have seen such effects within a few days of practice. When you create more space and awareness, positive qualities naturally arise. The more familiar you become with a sense of warmth, the more often these joyful feelings will be evident. If this warmth is something you have seldom felt before, it’s only because you have never before provided the space for it to manifest. If you feel the stirring of joy, just be aware of it. Particularly feel it in your heart, and allow it to expand throughout your body—through your blood, your skin. Feel all the billions of cells in your body communicating with each other through this joy. Let your voice speak from that place, and you will feel warmth reflecting back on you from the people you speak with. This is something you’ve wanted and needed all your life, and now you are feeling it. Warmth is not goal orient- ed; it is about connecting with your very being. Creativity flows from here. THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST People often make the mistake of trying to act creatively be- fore cultivating a sense of warmth. As a result, like the ner- vous person trying to fake confidence with her boss, they have only limited success. It is only once the clouds have dis- solved, revealing the clear, vast sky, that the warmth of the sun’s rays can nourish your creativity. At any given time, consider what stage you are in, and do what you can to move the process along. Try to focus more on what works, rather than what is not working for you. Don’t force creativity before its time. Once all the right conditions are in place, unrestricted creative flow often comes spontaneously. If not, there is no Tibetan calligraphy: bLo (Consciousness), by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche