Creating for the soul

Creating for the soul

“Creativity means making something for the soul out of every experience.” ~Thomas Moore

I love the idea of creating something for our souls out of all of our experiences—not just the good ones, not just the painful ones. All of them.

We do this unconsciously all the time with the stories and memories we create and hold onto, but what would it look like to do this more intentionally?

What are you creating for your soul?


Image adapted from one shared by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Embracing chaos

silhouette of person sitting on hill in dark with Milky Way in sky in background

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

I tend toward valuing order and organization and structure in my life, but I’ve never managed to completely squeeze out the chaos that comes with life’s changes. And yet, my highly prized order can easily turn into stagnation instead.

Over time, I’ve learned to embrace the chaos inside me and around me (even when it’s not always comfortable) for creativity and growth inevitably form out of that chaos. Despite its discomfort it brings the raw materials that give birth to the dancing stars that brighten my world.

How well do you make space for a necessary amount of chaos in your life to fuel your ongoing creative growth?


Creating beauty

a yellow flower against a blue-green background

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” ~Alice Walker

Beauty comes in many forms—from music to visual art to the written word to a well-cooked meal to a kind word or deed.

What kind of beauty will you create today? In offering that beauty to the world, you will find that you are also restoring your own soul.