Thursday, April 27, 2006

Henri Nouwen on Writing

Writing to Save the Day

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.


At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND SO TO WRITE................What a good idea it is to think and jot down the whisperings of the Spirit...Too easily we let them slip by...We cannot write without first pouring over the thought and looking at it intently...Wonder how much I have missed by not writing and meditating first."


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