Entries tagged with “Imagination”
What is the role of imagination in matters of ultimate concern? This is one of the top issues in the spiritual life and certainly in religion: many religious and even spiritual peo…
A simple practice for positive thinking.
A growing body of research supports what spiritual contemplatives have known for Millennia—that the human capacity for imagination not only shapes our minds but also weaves the fabric of reality itself.
For the author, imagination is a spiritual practice, a vehicle of discovery. It is how she checks in with her inner life. "Images help you discover where you are in this moment and what opportunities are available to you."
In her quest to depict a world without violence, one artist creates monuments to the human spirit.
Find inspiration from your creative role model.
The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Tell me How the World Ends, is from the crescent phase.
The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Wild Thing, is from the full moon phase.
When I was a child, every summer I would visit the family farm in upstate New York, sometimes spending the entire season in the old farmhouse that had no running water and seemed t…
Becoming a father who knows what’s tasty in the urban jungle
The University of Michigan reports that during the last twenty years, kids' daily playtime has been downsized by four hours. Sheer creative play is fast becoming a forgotten part of childhood — a fact that can jeopardize children's ability to handle stress and compromise their immune systems. Here; an expert in the practice of imagery offers some simple games that help kids catch their breath. Beyond all else, using imagination helps children become whole and responsible human beings — something even elaborate technologies or expensive playthings cannot provide.
The power of our minds can help us overcome fears.
Change your perspective with this writing exercise