The art of beautiful writing...
... can serve as a spiritual practice in part because it engages us in a wide variety of ways. Focus, patience and precision are required as the forms are learned and practiced. Creativity comes into play as the forms are used to give expression to a particular phrase, saying, quote or poem. Finding the right combination of style and design for any given piece of writing requires paying attention to the essence of meaning and how best to express that meaning.
Finally, the actual forming of the letters and writing the words involves a level of focus and attention that can be completely absorbing. Time falls away. Awareness of surroundings dissolves. There is only this moment. There is only this action.
In such conditions, Spirit has an opportunity to slip past our usual defenses and touch our souls in surprising and unexpected ways. In addition, any time beauty and creativity are given room to come out and play, we have the opportunity to experience the presence of the Sacred.
~ by Roger Lynn (pastor, poet, calligrapher, Webmaster)