For many of us, daily life suffers from a profound lack of creativity, inquiry and reflection. The demands of working, commuting and simply living in the 21st century make it tough to find even a quiet moment, much less the time needed for deeper thought.
While I can't offer you more hours in a day, I can invite you to make a little space within your regular comings and goings to engage with some interesting ideas.
Here are three things I read this week that sparked my sense of curiosity, wonder and wisdom.
“When cynicism becomes the default language, playfulness and invention become impossible. Cynicism scours through a culture like bleach, wiping out millions of small, seedling ideas.” Read more.
"There’s a long precedent of Hollywood shying away from questions of faith in big-budget adaptations of children’s stories. Within mainstream film, both C.S. Lewis’s (deeply Christian) Chronicles of Narnia and Philip Pullman’s (deeply antitheistic) Golden Compass were stripped of their religious overtones when they were adapted for the silver screen, ultimately diminishing both adaptations." Read more.
"There’s a sense of incompleteness in our lives. We have felt it since adolescence, at least, if not since early childhood — it’s a feeling that something is wrong with us, that something is missing, or that we’re missing out on something in the world." Read more.