All that angry, whiny, petty stuff that you write down in the morning stands between you and your creativity.-Julia Cameron on Morning Pages
So, for a few years I have been doing “Morning Pages” off and on. What an absolutely amazing tool to clear the mind of negativity and drama! The ease of focus on creativity that follows cannot be duplicated in my experience. In 2012, I also discovered the mind cleaning and peace inducing results of meditation. My goal for 2013 will be to make Morning Pages & meditation a habit and daily practice. I will need to wake up about an hour earlier to fit this in, which in turn means that I will need to go to bed at a decent hour (it sure sounds a lot like discipline)! This feels like a pretty lofty feat, one that I wouldn’t announce publicly if I didn’t feel strongly that it will be one of the most powerful gifts/habits that I cultivate for my inner artist in the new year. I am hoping that by blogging about this experience, I will be not only accountable, but also motivated and supported as well. The great part of having an online community is that we all learn from each other. I know that many of us Artist Way fans and I would love to invite you to join in this daily practice in 2013.