“At the deepest level, creativity is holiness”

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I needed to share this from one my favorite authors on beauty, the late poet philosopher John O’Donohue. His concept of beauty goes far deeper than popular culture’s superficial view. Here is a snippet from his book “Beauty, the Invisible Embrace: Rediscovering the true sources of compassion, serenity, and hope”:

“At the deepest level, creativity is holiness. To create is to further the dream and desire of the creator. When the world was created it was not a one-off, finished event. Creation is a huge beginning, not a finished end. Made in the image and likeness of the Divine Imagination, human creativity helps to add to creation. The unfinished is an invitation to our imagination. This is what happens in experience: the unfinished reaches towards us in order to come to form and expression…Everything we feel, think and do, even the smallest thing, expresses and unfolds the dream of God.” ~ John O’Donohue

Thank you, John


Two of many wonderful books by John O’Donohue that will be treasured on your bookshelf:


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