OFF THE CUFF Writing
A Glimpse About Storytelling
Storytelling began with humanity – The question still exists: How to live with our human limitations and powerlessness?
Here are some notable thoughts about storytelling:
Maggid of Mezritch said: “Master of the Universe, listen! I do not know how to light the fire, but I am still able to pray.”
As time goes on, storytelling is diluted and so do the questions of spirituality. Today, people salivate for the glaring news that display all its horrible problems. In searching for instant gratification, people forget to be patient with the mysteries of life.
Bill Wilson said: “We must find some spiritual basis for living, or else we die.”
Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham said: “We also should acknowledge that we don’t have all the answers.”
Lao-Tzu said: “Those who know do not say, those who say do not know.”
Thank Goodness! for Truth, Beauty and Wisdom; Love and Spirituality are all a state of being, and words sometimes can fail us. As Joseph Conrad said: “Words are the great foes of reality.”
Storytelling awakens the imagination to live with the imperfections of life.
Psalms 70 pleads: “O Lord come to my assistance, O Lord make haste to help me.”
Jean-Paul Sartre said: “Man is the creature who wants to be God.”
Meister Eckhart said: “God is closer to sinners than to saints.”
Like air and wind, Spirituality fetches beyond ordinary existence; is virtuous and loving.
Saint Francis called it “Lady Poverty and living without property and never getting upset by anything that anybody has.”
Thanks Be To God!
…for the art of writing which continues the noble storyline of humanity…
…and the joy that writing gives me every day…