“Creativity has two possibilities. One is that it arises out of your silence, love, understanding, your clarity of vision, your intimate friendliness with existence – then creativity is healthy. But if it does not arise out of meditation, out of silence and peace and understanding and love, then there is a danger. It may be arising out of your confused mind. It may be arising out of your insanity.”
“Anything that comes out of your tense mind, helps you anyway. It gives a relief. Something that was going round and round inside you – you have released it, but it will torture somebody else. It may torture many… because the song that was imprisoned within you was a personal matter; you have made it public. And if the song has come out of some kind of madness, some kind of confusion, you will certainly feel good, but at a cost which is too big. Millions of people for thousands of years can be affected by it. You are relieved but you have not behaved responsibly. You have not behaved sanely, you have not behaved humanely. Your songs, your paintings, your dance will have all the qualities of your mind, from which they came.”
“Before you start making your songs and singing and dancing, create the right consciousness, the right awareness, so whatever comes out of you is a blessing for humanity, not a curse. That is the criterion. Unless it can be a blessing, throw it into a fireplace. You are released, but don’t burden somebody else.” – Osho “Sermons in Stones” pg. 457-459
These above passages speak directly to me and my past experiences. It is clear that not all creativity is worth sharing, is worth making public. Creativity out of anger and ego should be created and disposed. Created as a sense of psychological release, but disposed so that it does not cause burden onto those around you. It is like passing on an illness. Rather than passing an illness onto another, heal yourself in privacy and only engage with the public when are healed.
Silent Creativity on the other hand is positive and healing. Silent creativity is born out of meditation and peace. Silent creativity should be shared with the public. Silent creativity promotes love and happiness. When you are overfilled with joy, you wish to share this joy. If you are overfilled with madness, it is best not to share this madness but to keep this madness private, to transform this madness into bliss, once it is transformed to bliss, then it is the time to create and share bliss with others.