100 Day Project – Days 47 and 48

DAY 47 (June 26th, 2017)

Jean Pierre de Caussade
Jean Pierre de Caussade

The divine will

The divine will
is a deep abyss
of which the present
moment is the entrance.
If you plunge
into this abyss
you will find it
infinitely more vast
than your

My Commentary

It’s not so much a skill,
as an act of love,
when the wanderer feels
a little pain to make the moment real …
some sweat on the brow and tired legs,
… and then the words, one by one,
and coalesce
into full thoughts and consciousness.

DAY 48 (June 27th, 2017)

Saint John of the Cross
Saint John of the Cross

The Sum of Perfections

Creation forgotten,
Creator only known,
Attention turned inward,
In love with the Beloved alone.

My Commentary

Would you cheapen the world with an idle spirit?
Its value to you increases the heavier the price.
How will you pay? In copper, silver, or gold?

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this 100 Day Project on May 11th. My project is to read a poem, and write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by that poem. I’ll post the results at www.bradseverance.com/category/100-day-project/


Both of the poems above came from Roger Housden’s for lovers of god everywhere, which you can purchase on Amazon.

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