How do I find words or images that give form to a deepening sense that when Joseph Campbell said say yes to everything, that this is the same as God is everywhere – or, as Christian Wiman said– in every riven thing? In spite of my doubt about where I am headed, I reach for impossible things. I search for a less intellectual, more childlike immediacy. You may remember Alice, in a discouraged moment, complaining to the Queen:
“Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'
I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast...” – Lewis Carroll
Inspiration comes unexpectedly, by taking risks, by trying out new ideas as an experiment. The experiment is about finding out what you think, rather than beginning with something you believe in. You go where you haven't ventured.Read More