Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Artist's Way

I am typing as fast as I can because I really should be doing something else. Actually a few other things. But blog-guilt overcame me - dunno what I'm going to say but I'm showing up. Like Woody Allen says. I'm working my way through a book called "The Artist's Way" which parallels creativity and the spiritual journey. It calls for discipline and perseverance: not my strong suites. But omihat! I'm loving it! One of the major disiplines it calls for, is writing what the author calls 'Morning Pages' - you just have write 3 pages first thing in the morning. About anything that comes to mind; no worries about grammar, spelling, sequence - just have to keep your hand moving over the page, writing. I've been doing it for 13 mornings and in the last couple of days, I have suddenly found buried stuff surfacing; new light on old thoughts and had some of my mindsets opened up. Just remarkable! Suddenly I find myself eager to do the exercise - Its a little frustrating though Because another discpline is that you are not allowed to look at your Morning Pages again till at least 8 weeks have passed. And now there is all this good stuff - I actually thought of you guys sometimes while I was busy with it and how great it would be to share the thoughts in a post. Anyway. More about that later. And hopefully next time, I will be sharing a link to a site you will really like.

4 comments:

Kate said...

That's interesting, about the morning writing. Would love to hear more about it!

Lynette said...

This sounds like wonderful therapy...can't wait for you to share a bit more.

Jo said...

3 pages every morning now that sounds like SAHM stuff &%^)x#

allie said...

@ Lynette and Kate - I have a feeling you will be hearing a lot more about the contents of this book!

@ Jo - yup, you're probably right.
Why the $%&^)x# ?
Would you like to be doing the MPages too?