June 26, 2011
Come out now to play.
Come be whatever becomes:
play to no outcome.
This haiku is playing. It is not a perfect verbal parabola – but it is close. The word whatever in the middle of the middle line forms the mid-turn and working in both directions the words almost mirror each other as one follows the words backwards to the start and forward to the end.
If that is all that was happening, the haiku would merely be clever but its message here in the central meaning-packed mid-turn of our ring composition is not trivial. The haiku is not just telling us that we should come out to play, but it telling us and showing us how. Not only should we play at what we do to be creative, but when we do so it should be without a particular goal or result in mind. What should happen is whatever does happen if one is open to all possibilities.
This is the way to be the most creative. Let the process be organic and reach its own natural fruition.