Weekly reflections on spirituality and health
Reflection for week of October 21
Most of us dismiss as boring the nitty gritty of waking, eating, washing the dishes, carrying on relationships with loved ones, paying the bills, answering the phone, solving problems, mowing the grass, tending the garden, feeding the cat, walking the dog, going to bed and to sleep again, waking anew each morning.
Seeing these activities as part of our creative lives, related to everything else we do, and seeing all we do as creation, infuses us with power. If we realize that we create our very reality, then we have a new relationship to it, and we can take more control of our lives. We can alter them and refine them as we would a work of art, like adding more color to a painting; or adding more characters to a story, or changing the end, or perhaps the setting; singing a song in a new key; doing a dance with a different rhythm.
Releasing the Creative Spirit
The mystery of peace is located in the nature and quality of relationships developed with those most feared.
John Paul Lederach, PhD
Professor of International Peacebuilding, University of Notre Dame
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