|Inspire Bohemia: Inspirational Words|
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the live you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler! Henry David Thoreau.
I love this quote and I find it inspiring. Over the last few months I have been thinking about what I liked to do before Faith was born, what were my interests, what did I do with my time and what did I think about? I then thought back to my dreams and aspirations when I was younger and it came back to writing. I love to write and sometimes I don’t know what to write about and the counsellor I see suggested the book called The Artist’s Way, a course in discovering and recovering your creative self. The back cover says that it dispels the I’m not talented enough conditioning that holds many people back and helps them to unleash their inner artist. The book tackles self-doubts, self-criticism and worries about time, money and the support to pursue the creative dream. I found the book at the local library and started reading. What first caught my attention was how there were quotes written on the side of each page, wonderful quotes like
Straightaway the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God. Johannes Brahms
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God. Mary Daly
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change. Ingrid Bengis
So you see, imagination needs moddling – long inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. Brenda Ueland
I shut my eyes in order to see. Paul Gauguin
I love journals and I always have one around writing all sorts of things but I thought I'd start afresh recording what I hope to be a process of change and renewed inspiration and help. Each morning as the book suggests I write my morning pages, whatever pops into my head. I am finding it very therapeutic. There are weekly tasks to complete and it has looked at self-doubts and past criticisms and I am finding it has already helped me heal from words I hadn't thought had affected me when they had. There is a good change and I like it, I feel it within, just letting my mind float a bit and get past all the unnecessary bits and being more free. It gives me the feeling that I am letting go of past hurts and believing in myself more. One of the tasks in it is to write out affirmations daily and that in itself is a very positive experience one that I am finding is helping me believe in myself more and that I can achieve anything. So I continue on my creative journey in The Artist’s Way but also in my university writing course in publishing, writing and editing. What an enthralling journey I am on and I am loving every minute of it.