The Hidden Sphere
(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion Touchon


1) Do you want to change the world?
Which one, and in what way?
Are you so arrogant as to think that you know what it needs?
The world is a vessel of spirit
Thus, it is worlds within worlds within worlds.
Do you know them all?

In addition,
Things are always in a state of flux;
rising into vogue and falling into obscurity,
gathering strength, and losing power,
moving ahead, and slipping behind.

Therefore, the mastercraftsman
doesn’t give in to trying to keep up with everything,
doesn’t worry himself over trying to control everything.
Thus, he rests in the deeper rythmns of life 
and expresses them in his work.[1]

[1] The work that a Sufi considers to be his sacred task has nothing to do with any particular creed, nor has it to do with any particular religion; it is only this simple thing: to be in rhythm with life's conditions and to be in tune with the infinite. And when one asks how one can arrive at being in accord with life instead of being frightened by life's conditions, the answer is: by meeting it and observing it keenly, and then by trying to harmonize oneself for the time being with that condition, while the next effort is to rise above it if it is an adverse one.
Hazrat Inayat Khan, What is Wanted in Life?

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