The Hidden Sphere
(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion Touchon


Can you concentrate your attention
so that it does not wander away from the creative harmony?
Can you stay continuously aware of your breathe
and make it as subtle as a baby's breath? (1)
Can you reside in the highest creative state,
letting its luminous intelligence pour through you
without congratulating your self ?
Can you sacrifice your own preconceptions;
let your craft take its birth though you
and not think for a moment on recognition?
Can you keep your balance
and give expression to creativity
regardless of your circumstances in life.

The Universe gives life to all and sustains them
yet lets them live their own lives
It gives Itself completely to all beings
and expects nothing in return.

The master, knowing this, serves his creative purpose
without concern for the market or his place in history.


(1) Since breath has such great importance, the greatest possible importance, it is clear that the way to bring order and harmony to our body, to bring order and harmony to our mind, to harmonize mind with body, and to harmonize body and mind with soul, is by the breath. It is the development of breath, knowledge of breath, practice of breath which help us to get ourselves straightened out, to put ourselves in tune, to bring order into our being. There are many who without proper guidance and knowledge practice breath. Year after year they go on and very little result is achieved. Many go out of their minds, and very often the little veins of the brain and chest are ruptured by wrong breathing. There are many who have experienced this by not knowing how to breathe. One has to be extremely careful; one must do breathing practices rightly or not do them at all.

Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Secret of Breath


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