Friday, August 01, 2008

Spirituality and Creativity

I've always liked the image of birth in describing spirituality. It is not something we make from material outside ourselves; it is not something we acquire like a commodity. Rather it is gestated within us and we bring if forth with both great pain and great joy:

The spiritual journey is a creative journey. It’s about birth. It calls us past the boundaries of convention. It tests our willingness to see life in a new way and our courage to express it: for new ways of viewing life in the face of what is commonly accepted. We become new, and in this ongoing birthing, we bring new forms to life as well. Life itself has become a creative act, full of vitality and richness and passion.

--Anne Hillman

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