What is in your “cabinet of curiosities”?

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  • What is in your “cabinet of curiosities” that will facilitate your practice — and your ability to overcome your constraints?
  • What are you curating within the intangible museum of your heart?
  • What are you willing to practice {try, fail, learn, repeat} in order to live more of your heart desires?

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… in 16th- and 17-century Europe, it was fashionable to have a Wunderkammern, a “wonder chamber,” or a “cabinet of curiosities” in your house—a room filled with rate and remarkable objects that served as a kind of external display of your thirst for knowledge of the world. -Austin Kleon, Show Your Work!

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Constraints and cyclical challenges are woven into every day — constantly distracting us and screaming for our time and energy.

It is vital that acknowledge these realities. But it is also vital that we curate both tangible and intangible museums of the heart [wonder chambers].

Wonder chambers fuel our passion and creativity — empowering us to overcome constraints.

  • Constraints: resistance; hope-deferred; what we lack in the moment; physical and mental challenges; personal doubt; setback cycles; what we cannot change.

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. -Albert Einstein

9/52 in my series of 52 weekly index cards; focus word: curious

Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it. -Steven Pressfield

Don’t prepare. Begin. … our enemy is not lack of preparation; it’s not the difficulty of the project, or the state of the marketplace or the emptiness of our bank account. The enemy is our chattering brain, which, if we give it so much as a nanosecond, will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications and a million reasons why we can’t/shouldn’t/won’t do what we know we need to do. Start before you’re ready. -Steven Pressfield, Do the Work!

  •  Here are some simple journal-planning techniques to assist you: [link]

Braveheart, I believe art heals — and that art is as simple as abiding outdoors with the morning sky or jotting lists or having a favorite color. I created Right Brain Planner® because I needed a "planner" that offered space but didn't trigger my daily expectations. I needed a planner that was a journal — a place to creatively document my {living} + collect my blurts and random collage. Perhaps you are in need of the same? If so, I hope you will join me via our shared online connections. ♥