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Henri Nouwen: Writing


Writing Reveals What is Alive in Us


Writing is a process in which we discover what lives in us. The writing itself reveals to us what is alive in us. The deepest satisfaction of writing is precisely that it opens up new spaces within us of which we were not aware before we started to write. To write is to embark on a journey whose final destination we do not know. Thus, writing requires a real act of trust. We have to say to ourselves: “I do not yet know what I carry in my heart, but I trust that it will emerge as I write.” Writing is like giving away the few loaves and fishes one has, trusting that they will multiply in the giving. Once we dare to “give away” on paper the few thoughts that come to us, we start discovering how much is hidden underneath these thoughts and gradually come in touch with our own riches.


- Henri Nouwen


August 25, 2023


*Daily Meditation, August 25, 2023, Henri Nouwen Society, email_lists@henrinouwen.org>





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Georgie
Georgie
2023년 8월 26일

Thank you Henri and Ann. That was rather unusual, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. 😊

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Laurie
2023년 8월 25일

Hmmmmm.....me thinks you kinda, musta, sorta "click" with this, Ann.

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Georgie
Georgie
2023년 8월 26일
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I can see your point Laurie, but I also understand what he is saying. I do a lot of writing and at times I'll start off with a premise only to go in another direction altogether. This in turn reveals many thoughts and ideas I didn't even realise I had in me! 😊🌈

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