Paying Attention As A Spiritual Practice

The first week of February focused on attention as being something that is of the intellect and largely visual.  The second week focused on attention as being an inquiry to one’s heart as well as a way of listening and responding to one’s heart. Both weeks have allowed us to reflect upon attention and spirituality through practice, reflection and action.

This week we are reflecting on paying attention to creativity and the choices that may emerge from that attention.  Please note:

  1. I am interpreting the choice to create as a capacity that most human beings have.  This capacity may also include other creatures as well, but for the purpose of this blog, I am limiting it to human beings.
  2. Praise for creativity is often relegated to those who are involved in such things as fine arts, film, and writing.  However, in my opinion this is a lack of recognition of how often it appears in the ordinary daily life.
  3. Fundamentally, I understand creativity to be both a spiritual expression and practice.

What are your thoughts on this topic?  What is the relationship between attention, creativity and spirituality for you?  Please comment.

With much love,


24 thoughts on “Paying Attention As A Spiritual Practice

  1. Lynn says:

    Creativity is about being aware of what my soul wants me to do. Is it gathering shells on the beach to put into decorative bowls, or hike through the mountains listening for different sound in nature. It can be so vast in us, and not even be aware of it.

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