How the Light Gets in

How the Light Gets in When I Begin To Write, I Open Myself And Wait And When I Turn Toward An Inner Spiritual Awareness, I Open Myself And Wait With That Insight, Pat Schneider Invites Readers To Contemplate Their Lives And Deepest Questions Through Writing In Seventeen Concise Thematic Chapters That Include Meditations On Topics Such As Fear, Freedom, Tradition In Writing And In Religions, Forgiveness, Joy, Social Justice, And Death, How The Light Gets In Gracefully Guides Readers Through The Artistic And Spiritual Questions That Life Offers To Everyone.Praised As A Fuse Lighter By Author Julia Cameron And The Wisest Teacher Of Writing I Know By The Celebrated Writing Guru Peter Elbow, Pat Schneider Has Lived A Life Of Writing And Teaching, Passion And Compassion With How The Light Gets In, She Delves Beyond The Typical How To S Of Writing To Offer An Extended Rumination On Two Inner Paths, And How They Can Run As One Schneider S Book Is Distinct From The Many Others In The Popular Spirituality And Creative Writing Genre By Virtue Of Its Approach, Using One S Lived Experience Including The Experience Of Writing As A Springboard For Expressing The Often Ineffable Events That Define Everyday Life Her Belief That Writing About One S Own Life Leads To Greater Consciousness, Satisfaction, And Wisdom Energizes The Book And Carries The Reader Elegantly Through Difficult Topics.As Schneider Writes, All Of Us Live In Relation To Mystery, And Becoming Conscious Of That Relationship Can Be A Beginning Point For A Spiritual Practice Whether We Experience Mystery In Nature, In Ecstatic Love, In The Eyes Of Our Children, Our Friends, The Animals We Love, Or In Strange Experiences Of Intuition, Synchronicity, Or Prescience. I am reasonably obsessed with books about writing, and am almost always reading one which goes some way toward explaining why I write so little despite write a book being at the top of any version of a bucket list I might ever imagine Nevertheless, if one is going to procrastinate by reading books on writing, then this is a wonderful choice It is intellectually and spiritually astute, and presents writing as a kind of vitality rather than the almost passive introspection some would like us I am reasonably obsessed with books about writing, and am almost always reading one which goes some way toward explaining why I write so little despite write a book being at the top of any version of a bucket
If you re interested in spirituality or self discovery through writing, go to your favorite bookseller now and get this Maybe it s just where I am in my life, but this wise woman has comforted me and assured me through her wr
Pat Schneider is a pleasure to read, a writer s writer, because she is always saying something tangible Even when she confronts the infinite, the ineffable Presence that haunts and protects her writing, she is not one to doll up dogma I ve readthan my share of religious and spiritual writing, and she trembles her Merton self on every page, without making a hat out of the abyss, or striking a Marian pose She reads deep and wide her quotes and mentions percolate erudition up through this Pat Schneider is a pleasure to read, a writer s writer, because she is always saying something tangible Even when she confronts the infinite, the ineffable Presence that haunts and protects her writing, she is not one to doll up dogma I ve readthan my share of religious and spiritual writing, and she trembles her Merton self on every page, without making a hat out of the abyss, or striking a Marian pose She reads deep and wide her quotes and mentions percolate erudition up through this otherwise lyric, feeling brain work I am not a believer and yet I understand the whole arc of her book, and relate to her sensation of Spirit, evoked with hundreds of elegantly crafted details from her writer s life Every day I feel what she describes the arduousness of picking up the pen, the transformative, even redemptive power of suddenly finding a Voice And the otherworldly experience when words and ideas churn up from the aether Pure biology or divine spark, the inner experience of
I finished reading How the Light Gets In just a few days ago It reads effortlessly, but every passage is a poem, so I took my time I am hardly done with it, nor is it done with me It will remain a constant companion It is an absolutely essential work, and I can well believe that it took seven years to write I was continually struck by Schneider s deep introspection, her looking back into memory to apprehend herself in different times and places, and by the clarity with which she describes t I finished reading How the Light Gets In just a few days ago It reads effortlessly, but every passage is a poem, so I took my time I am hardly done with it, nor is it done with me It will remain a constant companion It is an absolutely essential work, and I can well believe that it took seven years to write I was continually struck by Schneider s deep introspection, her looking back into memory to apprehend herself in different times and places, and by the clarity with which she describes the texture of her world at any given moment The writing is so palpable that I can still see and touch those worlds Her childhood slum apartment inhabits me And I am with her by the old peach trees where she believed she was saved She explores the immensiti
This book is many things It is the personal story of a poor girl in Missouri who grew up to become a writer, mentor, and teacher to people all over the world It is a very deep spiritual reflection of someone raised in fundamentalism, who married a minister, then later left the ch
Ms Schneider appears to be one who embodies Robert Bly s phrase Eating the Honey of Words And this work reveals much of what s hidden in all of us She does so by revealing what was previously hidden in herself. Pat Schneider is a beautiful writer who knows how to layer her prose and fill it with description, meaning and metaphor In her newest book, Schneider decides to delve into the connection between writing and the spiritual She goes into great detail to reveal to the reader that the spirit is much deeper than mere intellectual assent and knowledge To get to the deepest part of ourselves we need art, beauty, reflection, poetry, and metaphor When we humans dare approach the deepest and holiest e Pat Schneider is a beautiful writer who knows how to laye
I did not do this book justice because I read it over a six plus month period of time I might have rated it higher if I had allowed myself to be absorbed by it, but then isn t it the author s job to write an irresistibly absorbing book Pat Schneider put so much heart and effort into the book, perhaps too much I found it
Pat Schneider pioneered the Amherst Writers and Artists method for leading writing workshops, often with traditionally silenced communities With the AWA method, writing is generated in community, read aloud, and comments always focus on what is strong and memorable in the writing Pat used this method as a spiritual practice to explore hidden aspects of her past and her spiritual journey, which has lead her through and out of Christianity, but doesn t exclude Christian readers from appreciating Pat Schneider pioneered the Amherst Writers and Artists method for leading writing workshops, often with traditionally silenced communities With the AWA method, writing is generated in community, read aloud, and comments always focus on what is strong
Pat Schnider is an inspired writer, fully transparent, fully spiritual, highly sensitive, completely and genuinely, a master of her writing craft Her spirituality is cosmic, along the lines of perennial philosophy, where God can be found in everything and no one has sole ownership of God Her God is that which is unnamable mystery So the word mystery throughout the book refer to the book refers to the Divine Being But I wish she had written Mystery with a capital M so we know what she is Pat Schnider is an inspired writer, fully transparent, fully spiritual, highly sensitive, completely and genuinely, a master of he

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • How the Light Gets in
  • Pat Schneider
  • 01 December 2017
  • 0199933960