Inspiration from Julia Cameron

One of the most effective ways we sabotage ourselves from a life in the arts is by waiting for that imaginary day when “it” will be “easier.” We think of going to the page or to the easel, and then we think, “It’s too hard. If I wait a little, it won’t be so hard.” Waiting for art to be easy, we make it hard…

…The truth is that getting at it is what makes getting at it easier. Each day that we write creates a habit of writing in us. Each day we go to the barre and do our plies creates an inner as well as outer flexibility that makes dancing easier….Each inch we inch forward is a tiny little notch in our self-esteem: Yes, I did do it.

~Julia Cameron, The Sound of Paper

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2 Responses to “Inspiration from Julia Cameron”

  1. 1 K A B L O O E Y October 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Perfect quote. Leave it to you and Julia Cameron. She’s so inspiring. I also love the image you selected. I once waited to write because I didn’t have a desk. (It’s on my excuses list on my sidebar.)

    • 2 stranglingmymuse October 10, 2011 at 10:26 am

      I’m glad you like it as much as I do! And you are far from the only one who’s felt they couldn’t write because they didn’t have a desk — or the perfect writing space set up. It’s great to have a nice place to write, but I believe it’s important to feel you can write anywhere!

      I hope you’re having a creative fall, Kablooey!


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