I believe that true identity is found...in creative activity springing from within. It is found, paradoxically, when one loses oneself. We can best refine our self by losing yourself in some kind of creative activity of our own. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Creative activity might mean bird watching, tennis, quilting, cooking, painting, writing. Creative activity immerses us fully in the here and now, and at the same time frees us. We become one with the activity and are nourished by it. We grow as the activity grows. We learn who we are in the very process of not thinking about who we are.
Spirituality and creativity are akin. There is an exhilaration rooted deep within us that is a lifeline to God. Creative activity releases the exhilaration, and the energy goes through us and out to others. We find ourselves and God through the loss of our self-conscious selves while creating--a photo, a sentence, a special meal.
Creativity is God given. It is another dimension of Him guiding us all. I'll get our of his way today.
I'm linking to The Kennedy Adventures today for Saint and Scriptures Sunday. Please join me.