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February 25, 2008

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Frida

So brilliant - really. You've got it going on sister. You've helped me to see that part of why my life feels a bit chaotic but so very happy and rich at the moment is that I haven't even begun to think about establishing boundaries between my studies, my book, my therapy and my relationships. It's all in the mix together and as I flow from one to the next the good bits connect up.
We are walking this amazing journey in some kind of lovely cosmic sync. xx

Amy Lou

i often bumble around, feeling quite guilty for spending time doing all the "personal disractions." i appreciate your perspective... that perhaps tiny bits of wisdom and inspiration are hiding right under my own nose during these "non-creative acts."

i particularly loved this:

"Instead of seeing various compartments of my life as competing with one another - where time spent in one box feels like it is taking away from time spent in another - I am trying to develop an approach where all the walls and doors are gone and everything I do is part of a greater whole and plays an integral role in my creative journey."

thanks, lovely. :)

there are so many fabulous quotes from Into The Wild... here's one that keeps me in check:

"Circumstance has no value. It is how one relates to a situation that has value. All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon, what it means to you." -- Christopher McCandless"

linni

Sounds to me as if you are LIVING!

You should consider reading "Writing begins with the breath...by Larain Herring"...it is beautiful..short...to the point...but absolutely beuatiful!

"Deep writing comes from our bodies, from our breath, and from the ability to remain solid in the places that scare us. It comes from merging with what we are writing - from dissolving our egos so that the real work can emerge through us, without our conditions for success attached to it." (from Writing begins with the breath - Laraine Herring) xx

Mandy

Yes! Yes! Yes! Love this post.

Mayberry Magpie

"I'll remove the categories altogether and see where all those tiny bits of inspiration and wisdom are hiding today, waiting for me to notice them, usually right under my nose."

I can't even fathom removing the categories, really. Do I have the courage and creative freedom to do that? I was blind to the categories, actually, until this post made me think about my barriers in a different way.

Your art and your prose inspire me like no other. I can't wait to see your book.

Many, many thanks.

Mayberry Magpie

lisa

"...time spent in one box feels like it is taking away from time spent in another..." THIS is where I am at. I feel like every moment is a fight with the next. What is relevant and important and what isn't is a question I ask myself almost on an hourly basis as I run through my to-do list for the day. Before I know it, the day is over, and I feel as though I have not gotten any futher than the day before. I long so badly to be where "all the walls and doors are gone and everything I do is part of a greater whole and plays an integral role in my [creative] journey." Thank you for this today.

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