I like to spend my early morning writing and reading, sometimes before I feed all my goaties, dogs, and cat, sometimes after. It is my time before I get into work mode, at least I try to stick to that routine, or discipline. It does not always happen, and I let myself get carried away by work emails, gigs, set lists, and more emails. It is important for me to try to stick to it, because it is my most creative time of the day, and I fuel myself that way. It is my time.
Today I was doing just that, and came across a fabulous phrase that I want to share with you. I read Julia Cameron’s work, her writing-help books have been invaluable to my creative process. She is brilliant, and quite disciplined, although she prefers to call it stickting to her routine! This is from a fabulous book called The Right To Write, and it makes me think of so many dancers, and artists, who don’t value themselves and what they do. I see that in my dance classes, when I see such beauty in each woman who is taking the time for herself to do this dance that she loves. They don’t credit themselves enough, or brush off my compliments. Why is it so easy to not accept a compliment. I am all for the mutual admiration society! We are all exquisite creatures!
“Valuing our experience is not narcissism. It is not endless self-involvement. It is, rather, the act of paying active witness to ourselves and to our world. Such witness is an act of dignity, an act that recognizes that life is essentially a sacred transaction of which we know only the shadow, not the shape. As we attune ourselves more and more closely to the value of passing moments, we learnt that we are something of moment ourselves.”
Isn’t that an incredibly meaningful passage? I love it. What do you think?
This is the book… the Right to Write