Our journey through Leunig’s Prayer draws to a close on this, the final line of the prayer: And to let the heart create for us. It’s the line that evokes the most resounding ‘yes!’ in my soul. Yet, I believe it comes at the end of the prayer for a reason, which is that every other line before it enables us to develop and embrace our own creative heart. Continue reading
This past weekend I did something rather terrifying. No, I didn’t go bungee jumping … or cage diving with sharks. Not the ‘Tower of Terror’ at Gold Reef City, either. No, definitely not sky diving. Okay, these guesses aren’t leading anywhere, so let me just tell you. This weekend I ran a Writing Workshop for 13 people. Was that a slight huff I heard? Not terrifying at all, you say? Continue reading
Celebrate! This is the newest (and possibly most exciting) part of my website, where I introduce the people who inspire me to live more creatively and authentically. It’s a celebration of their creativity and the joy it brings to those touched by it.
I’ve had a rather radical facelift.
Some of you may remember my old look. It was getting a little outdated; you could even say, ancient: Continue reading
Children are the most creative beings on earth. I think that’s because they still know that creativity—be it painting, writing, singing, dancing, baking, or any of the other countless ways we create every day—is all about having fun. As adults we often lose sight of this, and allow issues and insecurities to creep in, robbing us of our fun and creativity.
I thought of some of the fun-thiefs that have hindered me on my own writing journey. Continue reading
I am deeply disappointed to discover that the first book I was going to recommend on my website, has just been removed by the Publishers. Apparently–in his book ‘Imagine’–Jonah Lehrer did just that and fabricated a quote by Bob Dylan. He also spliced together several other quotes to create a comment that was totally out of context.
Yes, I am frustrated that the book review I’d written a few days ago is now rather worthless. Yet more than that, I am bitterly disappointed that a book with such a wealth of insight, will never be read by an audience. I understand that this kind of book–which relies heavily on scientific research–needs to be accurate on every level, but I wish there was a way of separating out the bad, without throwing away the good. This would of course be almost impossible to do because Lehrer’s deceit has cast every part of the book under a shadow of doubt. Continue reading
The sunset sky, shining with an array of hues
Silently declares your creativity
And I wonder if you crafted me
From such a vast palette of colours.
Right now I feel only grey and drab.
Then I remember I am your “poiema”, your masterpiece
Of which you are the most proud.
Forgive me for not reflecting your glory, like that still sky
For repressing my creative radiance
For feeling unworthy
When I am shaped in your very own image. Continue reading