Creativity is seeing something
that doesn’t exist already.
You need to find out how
you can bring into being
and that way be a playmate with God.
a unity of awareness only comes after the creating…..a calling so challenging at times as to drown out any vision, any possible consistency….finding the extraordinary means of diving into the junk of our lives, the rudimentary call to the blank page…..we create the love that moves us…..
Carpe diem is the guiding maxim of the visionary who instinctively seizes the moment and makes something from it. In the creative process one action leads to another, and the final outcome is shaped by a chain of expressions that could never be planned in advance. Therefore, the creative process flourishes in provocative environments. No doubt you will see that life is a movement in and out of creative inspiration. When was the last time you seized an opportunity? …….Shaun McNiff
In the entry into the world of imagination, from which all story springs, I believe that we come closest to the world of the spirit, and hence all making of story becomes a spiritual place. It is a place of the most intense solitude but also a place where the most intimate communal experience can be achieved: that of sharing story. And story is also the creation of vision: balancing what was with what might have been. Balancing what is with what could be. Balancing dark against light. Balancing joy and sorrow. Kim Chernin says that the ‘spiritual means sensitivity to an unseen order. It means, further, the capacity to take seriously one’s relations to this unseen order so that one can be transformed by it.’….Eunice Scarfe