It's about connecting.

Writing is connecting with a source, we have no word for. Just like the samurais.

It's about connecting.

By Michell Léon

A few months ago, I mentioned that I would never again use the word spirituality, because it's too difficult to define.

For you it's one thing and for me it's another, which is the way it should be. To use it to describe something for everyone seems impossible.

However, I recently came across a really good definition of it, which is that spirituality is our connection with all there is.

Wherever that connection comes from, the connection itself is what we can call spirit. So by that definition we are all spiritual when we connect.

Writing is connecting

I immediately saw the parallel to writing, because it's essentially the same thing. Writing is connecting with a source, we have no word for.

We cannot explain it, but when you are in the process, you don't doubt that you are tapping into something bigger than you. You feel that you are a channel for it and allow it to unfold on the paper in front of you.

Basically you only provide the human framework for it. The rest is taken care of by the source you connect to — whatever that is.

Art is spiritual

I have heard it being said over and over again by many artists through the years, and I am convinced that art is spiritual by nature.

It doesn't matter if you write, paint, dance, or play, it's the same process of connecting.

I also cannot help thinking about the fighting philosophy of the Japanese samurais back in the day. They said,