Patterns of nature
Reminders of importance
Reminders of neediness
Constant reminders to seek
Beauty in our lives
Stillness in nature
Wonderful reminder, yes,
To find perfect rest
Rest is an essential part of renewing creativity.
In “The Book of Creation,” J. Philip Newell wrote,
“The extent to which we are divorced from the complementary
rhythms of restfulness and creativity is the extent to which
we are cut off from patterns of well-being
within ourselves and our relationships.”
J Philip Newell went on to explain,
“If we fail to establish regular practices of stillness and rest, our creativity will be either exhausted or shallow. Our countenance, instead of reflecting a vitality of fresh, creative energy that is sustained by the restorative depths of stillness, will be listless or frenetic.”
Are you sometimes feeling listless or frenetic?
J Philip Newell concludes,
“Creativity without rest,
and productivity without renewal,
leads to exhaustion of our inner resources.”
Want to renew your creativity?
- Contemplate rhythms of nature
- Practice repetition
- Be playful
- Seek beauty
- Find rest
- Count your blessings
Remember the Elements of Creativity
According to Christine Valters Paintner in her book, The Artist’s Rule,
“Creativity is an essential and life-giving practice that (in order to flourish) requires:
- Attention, and
What will you do today to increase your creativity?
How will you give yourself
to call attention
to your blessings, and
to your intention
to write your next blog
Plan ahead… Give it a rest… Think about it…
… and write a comment below, will you?
It helps me to know I’m not “blowin’ in the wind!”