The Shoreline Of Wonder: On Being Creative (The Awakening Creativity Series)
Publish Date: 2012-12-30
Author: Austin Hill Shaw
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A genuinely creative life is an expression of the totality of our experience: our finite lives, and all that has created them intersecting the infinite contributions of others, including the astounding creations of nature, the cosmos, and all the unknowable contributions of the unseen worlds. --from The Shoreline of Wonder: On Being Creative What gives rise to those precious moments of creative insight? What helps us convert such moments into tangible works that bring meaning to our own lives while enriching the lives of others? What's behind our longing to create and how might we embrace creativity as a way of life? Through a skillful blend of masterful storytelling and probing contemplations, The Shoreline of Wonder takes us on an exploratory journey to discover how creativity permeates every aspect of our lives, and shows us how we can bring it to the forefront of our experience. Drawing upon his experiences as a rock climber, architectural designer, Buddhist, husband, and father, Austin Hill Shaw insightfully explores the dynamic universe in which we live and the uniquely human capacity for authentic creativity. With inspiring examples from scientist Sir Isaac Newton, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and religious studies scholar Huston Smith, The Shoreline of Wonder shows us how to live a fully realized, creative life--whoever we are and whatever we choose to do--and to embrace the necessary challenges of the path as gifts that immeasurably enrich us.