Saturday, July 28, 2012
Signposts and Guides for the Creative Life
Martha Graham quoted in The Artist's Rule
What a challenge this is! I find it exciting and scarey. It means really digging within yourself to find what moves you, not just going with what you "think" the world wants from you. And it means being ever so gentle with yourself, banishing that little voice that sits on your shoulder like a scolding squirrel.
There are many tools that might help keep the channel open: meditation, retreats, silence, music, art, laughter, dialogue, play. What things work for you? How do you discern when something is truly yours and when you might be succumbing to the expectations of outside forces?