Inspiration in the Stillness
Posted by LizzyBeth
This month I’ve been looking at who and what inspires me. For some, inspiration enriches the soul, helps us to appreciate the world we live in just a little more. For others, inspiration drives us to recreate or, as Tolkien called it, sub-creation. The beautiful sunset, the rain streaking down the window obscuring the woods, the bright colors of spring reflected in the varied outfits of the busy passers by on the city street, the long road lined with red-buds and blooming trees – they inspire us to paint, sculpt, draw, write, or read. In my last post I called these the wild places that compel me to be something more and make me aspire to tell stories. But often I am too busy, too noisy to appreciate these things.
Inspiration breaths in the quiet moments, when we are still.
I am reminded of Psalms 46:10″Be still, and know that I am God.”
If we acknowledge the truth of what Tolkien wrote about the art of sub-creation- we can only create because God has created us and we enjoy creation only because of Him – then we cannot truly sub-create without acknowledging the creator. Imagination becomes an imitation of the act of creation.
Take a moment and enjoy creation. Be inspired. Do not let the business of life detract from the enjoy the world we live in, from finding inspiration in the wild places, the books we read, and the people we know.
Be still and know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Be inspired in the stillness of a quiet moment, of a gentle breeze.
About LizzyBethThere is a Story inside of me that I must give a voice. I write so that imagination can take me to Faerie and I can catch a glimpse of the Otherworld and hopefully so will you.
Posted on March 28, 2014, in Inspiration, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lantern Hollow Press, Rachel Burkholder, Writing Hints and Helps and tagged Be Still, inspiration, J. R. R. Tolkien, Psalms, Sub-creating. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.