"Where's your church?"
"We're standing in it."
"But this is a bookstore and it's Friday."
"Yes, but you might also choose to see it as a cathedral of the human spirit -- a storehouse consecrated to the full spectrum of human experience. Just about every idea we've ever had is in here somewhere. A place containing great thinking is a sacred space."
- Forrest Church
Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France. Click to see the 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world
I'm re-posting a well known quote by Joseph Campbell as a reminder......
"You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don't know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody, you don't know what anybody owe's to you. This is a place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen."
Kevin Titzer's studio. Click to see more studio spaces here.
"Our life has become so economic and practical in its orientation that, as you get older, the claims of the moment upon you are so great, you hardly know where the hell you are, or what it is you intended. You are always doing something that is required of you. Where is your bliss station? You have to try to find it. Get a phonograph and put on the music that you really love, even if it's corny music that nobody else respects." - Joseph Campbell
Elizabeth Gilbert's Sky-brary. Click to read an inspiring interview here.
Elizabeth Gilbert created what she calls her "Sky-brary" in the attic of her home. This is where she wrote her latest novel The Signature of All Things . It's so important to find your own sacred space ..... or think tank ... sky-brary.... or bliss station.
"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again." - Joseph Campbell
Jill Nooney creates sacred space in the garden with her wonderful rock stacks.
"By bringing a soulful consciousness to gardening, sacred space can be created outdoors." - S.Kelley Harrell, Nature's Gifts Anthology
I search for quiet spaces in nature to sit and gather my thoughts.
Land art in the forest. Photographer: Sylvian Meyer on Flickr.
"Many of the tribal peoples of the world recognize that there are four places in nature where you can find deep peace and remember who you really are. One is in the deep woods; one is in the desert; one in the mountains and one near the ocean." - Angeles Arrien, The second half of life.
Defining your sacred space by Tod Henry
5 Tips for Creating Sacred Space by Debbie Woodbury
Honouring Sacred Space by David Jones
Wide Open Spaces
Creating sacred space