Writing Reveals What is Alive in Us

This is for all my fellow bloggers out there. I hope it is as encouraging to you as it was to me. Keep writing what is alive in you!

“Writing is a process in which we discover what lives in us. The writing itself reveals to us what is alive in us. The deepest satisfaction of writing is precisely that it opens up new spaces within us of which we were not aware before we started to write. To write is to embark on a journey whose final destination we do not know. Thus, writing requires a real act of trust. We have to say to ourselves: “I do not yet know what I carry in my heart, but I trust that it will emerge as I write.” Writing is like giving away the few loaves and fishes one has, trusting that they will multiply in the giving. Once we dare to “give away” on paper the few thoughts that come to us, we start discovering how much is hidden underneath these thoughts and gradually come in touch with our own riches.” — Henri J.M. Nouwen1

1 Blogged with permission. Daily Meditation, August 25, 2021 https://henrinouwen.org/meditation/writing-reveals-what-is-alive-in-us/

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Author: wrestlingwordblog

I am a retired librarian and emeriti from Western Michigan University. I am married with three grown children and three grandchildren. I love digging for treasure in the Word.

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