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Fingerpainting on the Moon
September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Writing and Creativity as a Path to Freedom
Creativity of any kind requires risk—the risk of being a beginner, letting go of control, or revealing intimate or even unknown parts of ourselves. It can also be a source of tremendous joy: the joy of giving voice to our deepest needs and imaginings. Taking a gentle and freeing approach to creativity, this book shows us the essentially spiritual nature of creative acts and helps us open our hearts and minds so we can express ourselves with courage, innate wisdom, and authenticity.No special conditions are required to create. We need not wait for inspiration to strike, or worry that it has abandoned us. Developed over decades of work with writers and other artists, the exercises, stories, meditations, and other tools in this book will:
• Connect us with our inherent and inexhaustible creative and spiritual source • Quiet the inhibitions and doubts that derail our intentions to create • Build and nurture trust, intuition, spontaneity, clarity, and confidence • Rekindle our spirit of play to energize our creative efforts
Synthesizing centuries of global wisdom from traditions that include Zen Buddhism, mystical Judaism, Sufism, Christianity, and Native American beliefs, and offering insights from such masters as Paul Klee, Itzhak Perlman, Allen Ginsberg, and Pablo Neruda, this book will nurture and sustain the artist in each of us, freeing us to generate work that is genuine, vital, and compelling.