THE SHORELINE OF WONDER: ON BEING CREATIVE
“I thoroughly enjoyed [The Shoreline of Wonder] and loved the framework you laid out to think broadly about creativity…I gained insights from your book and will return to them.” – Ed Catmull, author of Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
“I have read many books on the subject of creativity, and none of them have introduced as many new ways of seeing creativity in time, space, religion, science and day-to-day living. Among the scholars of creativity, Austin Hill Shaw is the Master!” – Melanie Davis, bestselling author of The Triumph Book:HEROES
What gives rise to those precious moments of creative insight? What helps us convert such moments into tangible works that bring meaning to our own lives while enriching the lives of others? What’s behind our longing to create and how might we embrace creativity as a way of life?
Through a skillful blend of masterful storytelling and probing contemplations, The Shoreline of Wonder takes us on an exploratory journey to discover how creativity permeates every aspect of our lives, and shows us how we can bring it to the forefront of our experience.
Drawing upon his experiences as a rock climber, designer, Buddhist, husband, and father, Austin Hill Shaw insightfully explores the dynamic universe in which we live and the uniquely human capacity for authentic creativity. With inspiring examples from scientist Sir Isaac Newton, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and religious studies scholar Huston Smith, The Shoreline of Wonder shows us how to live a fully realized, creative life—whoever we are and whatever we choose to do—and to embrace the necessary challenges of the path as gifts that immeasurably enrich us.