Sunday, April 27, 2008
Writing to save the day....
Author, theologian, Henri Nouwen does it again with a timely remark about the subject of writing -
"Writing can be a true spiritual discipline. Writing can help us to concentrate, to get in touch with the deeper stirrings of our hearts, to clarify our minds, to process confusing emotions, to reflect on our experiences, to give artistic expression to what we are living, and to store significant events in our memories. Writing can also be good for others who might read what we write.
Quite often a difficult, painful, or frustrating day can be "redeemed" by writing about it. By writing we can claim what we have lived and thus integrate it more fully into our journeys. Then writing can become lifesaving for us and sometimes for others too."
So, as I stated in a post last week, I believe that writing is a gift from God. Do you have similar thoughts about writing or about what the gift of writing has brought into your life? I would love to hear those thoughts.
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