Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It’s yours. -Ayn Rand
There are voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Necessity required the past two days to be bed-rest and solitude. Thus a “test” of my intention to listen and to value creativity over productivity — but also providing valuable notes for my current experiment.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -St. Francis of Assisi
Braveheart, you are the expert: curator of meaning and beauty; creator of circumstances; writer of plot twists. Simply begin. Doing one thing. Anything.
Silence is the place where words live.
My morning ritual includes journal-planning as a meditation and prayer.
The way to maintain one’s connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. -Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Tangible [hand-written, collaged, painty] — or not — my “morning pages” are a listening practice: asking questions & listening for answers.