Tag: creativity

JOY  . . . in co-creating the world

JOY . . . in co-creating the world

Joy
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. Eckhart Tolle If you believe we are made in the image of God/dess, then creativity is one way humans express the Divine.  Take a deep breathe. Be still for a moment. Indulge in whatever art calls to you. Let the Divine speak through you. - Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day and The BeZine)
NOTIONS OF THE SACRED: Music, Art and Poetry as Spiritual Practice

NOTIONS OF THE SACRED: Music, Art and Poetry as Spiritual Practice

Creativity, Joy
“Without art, we should have no notion of the sacred; without science, we should always worship false gods.” W.H. Auden When we move on in the arc of our lives - to center - we cross the threshold into that place from which all things emanate - the sacred space of all art and creativity. We leave behind the cacophony of assumptions and received wisdom to rest in Rumi’s field - a place he says is “beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing." We cross the threshold into a w-h-o-l-l-y, place - a place Rumi tells us the “world is too full to talk about.” The ideal of this field reminds me very much of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, where all the hallelujah's - broken or whole - are equal. And so it is with us and with our arts, which as a spiritual practice brings balance and sacredness
“…what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

“…what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Creativity, Joy
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver It's remarkable how small things can bring big joy into our lives: like the gifts of poetry, writing and blogging for me.  It could be both an occupational and a temperamental bias, but I think some kind of artistic endeavor is a necessity for everyone. It's irrelevant whether you practice your art as an amateur or a pro. What's important is that you honor the creative spirit within. Play an instrument. Paint a picture.Write a play or be in one. Keep a journal or a nature sketch paid or collect photographs of your day. Practice whatever art haunts you. I'm haunted by writing and reading.  I'm not sure I'd know what I think if I didn't write. It's the best way for me to understand myself and