(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion
A raw canvas or a lump of clay seem
incomplete yet this incompleteness is, for the master craftsman, their
perfection for they give rise to all shapes and forms.
Silence seems empty yet it is the
greatest fullness to the ears of the musician,
all sounds arise from it.
Even though the musician
is a master of his instrument ,
his object is not to get from the
first note to the last as swiftly as possible.
Even though the painter is a master
it is the depth of his intuition
that shows his greatness.
Even though the poet is a
master of words and their meanings,
His most ecstatic utterances often
sound, at first, like gibberish.
The mastery of technique provides
the ability to express creativity.
Yet, creativity is not gained by
By selfless abandon the master craftsman
gets in touch 
with the Creative Harmony.
He allows it to express itself
through his being, he becomes an empty vessel. 
1] Forgetfulness of self is remembrance of God. Whoever knows
God through God becomes alive, and whoever knows God through self becomes
Abu Yazid al-Bistami
 The best way for the genius is to make himself an
empty cup, free from pride of learning or conceit of knowledge, to become
as innocent as a child who is ready to learn whatever may be taught him.
It is the one who becomes as a child before God, at the same time longing
and yearning to express music through his soul, who becomes a fountain
of God. From that fountain divine inspiration rises and brings beauty before
all those who see the fountain.
There is one step further, and that is when the person no longer
remains a poet or a musician or a philosopher, but becomes God's instrument
only. Then God begins to speak to him through everything, not only in music
or verse, in color or line: he begins to communicate with God in all forms.
Everything he sees above or below, before or behind, right or left, either
heavenly or earthly is communicative. He then begins to speak with God,
and it is this step which is called revelation.
Hazrat Inayat Khan, Inspiration