A Writing Journey

Creating Wholeness

I recently read a book – a fascinating book – called “Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament” by Kay Redfield Jamison. This is a book that I would strongly recommend to any sort of artist*, if only to spread awareness.

One of the points of this book is that creative people create to help heal themselves. This seems to be a pervasive thought in memes and quotes from writers. On Pinterest probably half of the quotes about writing are about healing oneself. Which brings me to my favorite quote (of the moment) from Madeleine L’engle:

The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness.

So when you are feeling low, remember this. Remember that creating something might just help you.

Take care, fellow travelers.

*The book focuses largely on writers, but does discuss other creative types as well.

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  1. Really like this 🙂

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