Tag: sacred space

“…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
Daily Practice for September 6, 2016

Daily Practice for September 6, 2016

Word:  I went away to the Wenatchee Forest, deep into the woods and camped with my youngest and my hubs. It was lovely. I made a point of not doing much because I am still healing from tearing the tendon near my pec minor muscle. It is incredibly hard for me to NOT do things to stress that tear. But I'm trying. It is getting better but not on my schedule. Haha! When we got back on Saturday, we bustled around putting away camping supplies, doing laundry, and such. Then, yesterday, church happened. It was our last in a series of "Creating." We focused on co-creating our worship service together! It was delightfully appropriate and yielded some good information. We actually walked through the worship, during worship, and asked questions and offered information as to why we do different se

The Joy in Writing From Our Own Personal Sacred Space, Henri Nouwen

Joy
Writing is a process in which we discover what lives in us. The writing itself reveals to us what is alive in us. The deepest satisfaction of writing is precisely that it opens up new spaces within us of which we were not aware before we started to write. To write is to embark on a journey whose final destination we do not know. Thus, writing requires a real act of trust. We have to say to ourselves: 'I do not yet know what I carry in my heart, but I trust that it will emerge as I write.' Writing is like giving away the few loaves and fishes one has, trusting that they will multiply in the giving. Once we dare to 'give away' on paper the few thoughts that come to us, we start discovering how much is hidden underneath these thoughts and gradually come in touch with our own riches. ‪#‎Henr