Creativity and Calm

May 9, 2017




I am learning to write personal essays.  I signed up for a class and attended last Saturday. 


As a former teacher, I fully embraced the classroom setting and felt “at home”.  I love writing and have been wanting to move forward and begin another book.  I needed a framework to begin and time in my schedule.


 I wanted to attend, but have had a very demanding schedule for the past two months, less sleep, squeezed in downtime, and a high sense of pressure.  I was having a hard time getting my mind to slow down and “unclutter”.  My normal daily practices to bring calmness and “space” to my mind and soul were waning.


As I entered the class (early of course) I prayed I could be fully present.  As we discussed the essays and processed questions and learned the nature and structure of personal narratives, I felt a warm peace wash over me.  My soul took a deep breath and the clutter disappeared. 


I turned to a clean sheet of paper and the creative ideas began to flow.  I wrote the titles of several personal essays and as the class progressed I made notes for each one.  I was in the flow again and filled with energy and happiness. 


As I walked out of the class, across campus and to my car, the world looked different.  I could notice all the beauty, bask in the sunlight and move forward with calm intention.


I connected to my creative self.  I made time for her to be seen and felt. I realized my creativity is a gift to be protected, a vital way for me to embrace whole hearted living.




Do not neglect the gift you have..practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.           1 Timothy 4:14-15





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