One of the preeminent challenges of a spiritual journey is to make our daily lives into cradles for creativity. First we must clear away the pernicious myths that tell us that to be creative means to be isolated, weird, irresponsible, and self-destructive. Dan Wakefield, an award-winning journalist and novelist, knocks down these untruths and helps us see that clarity is a catalyst to innovative and satisfying creative efforts at work, in the home, or in the arts. He interviews gifted people, such as singer and songwriter Judy Collins, novelist Gish Jen, and Rabbi Harold Kushner, who have tapped the spiritual powers of "emptying" and "filling up."

Wakefield concludes with some creative methods for enhancing everyday life through imagination, wonder, play, meditation, and joy. This salutary book proves that creativity is a vehicle for the human spirit to freely express itself.