While I was away on retreat last week I started reading a new book about
Recovery and creativity. The book is called “The Artist’s Rule—a 12 week
Journey” and the author is Christine Valters Painters.
Christine who is a spiritual director and a Benedictine Oblate
and an artist. In this 12-week course she uses spiritual
teachings from the Benedictine Tradition to look at
spirituality and creativity.
While it’s designed as a “course” this is a book you
can open anywhere And just dip in as needed
—or to be inspired.
The lesson I read this morning gave the suggestion of
making lists. I love lists so I jumped in.
Then I read that instead of making another
“to-do” list as is my habit. We are to make
a list called “Stop Doing List” and then another one
called our “To Be List”.
The game is to do these quickly without a lot of thought
and see what you have to say for yourself.
My To-Be list included:
My Stop-Doing list included:
Give these lists a try. Do them fast.
Do them three mornings in a row.
See what comes up.
Then make your regular to-do list.