Creative work is...a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got. - Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
There is nothing I need to do, now that I've surrendered. Now that I've opened my hands and heart to receive. Now that I trust what I know will come. I am now patiently waiting for the next clue to appear. And, it will appear; if I am quiet and still in my heart and … Continue reading Patiently Waiting
Exploring my life purpose has been an ongoing project which intensified over the last couple of years. A few months ago, I re-discovered a book I bought a couple of years ago called Live Your Life Purposeby Dorothy Ratusny. Ms. Ratusny provided the following questions which I found to be very helpful. Get your journal out, dear people, and … Continue reading Life Purpose Vol. III
I was sitting in my Muskoka room the other morning, sipping my coffee, and staring out the window at the trees and clouds. I thought I had to tell you how much this almost daily ritual means to me, and because I want to encourage you to do it too. Some days, I can only … Continue reading Take Some Time
One of the topics discussed in Thich Nhat Hanh's book Peace is Every Breath is "Contemplating Aimlessness". He says, Contemplating aimlessness helps us stop feeling compelled to go around seeking after this and that, exhausting ourselves mentally and physically. Aimlessness means not chasing after anything, not setting any more objects in front of ourselves to … Continue reading Happiness in the Here and Now.
I've been reading a book called The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte. It's about figuring out what your core desired feelings are. That is, the feelings that you most want to feel in your life. Such as a sense of freedom, joy, tranquility, abundance, security, etc. The reason for doing so is that it helps to know … Continue reading Tell Your Truth (and a tool to help you with that).
Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. - Anne Lamott
Walking in the woods the other day, I was thinking about how I need to focus on what I want to do (rather than on what I don't want) and keep repeating that like a mantra to myself. It's very simplistic but the things I love to do are to read, to write and to … Continue reading Dare to Dream…..And Do!
Can't help but share some of my favourite quotes from the book Magical Journey. An Apprenticeship in Contentment by Katrina Kenison "It's not for me to judge the gifts I have to offer the world, but it is up to me to summon the courage to offer them." "What matters most is not the size or … Continue reading Quotes from Magical Journey. An Apprenticeship in Contentment.
I love words..like the word "discern" or "discernment". Say it and see for yourself. It feels so deep; so much meaning in a single word. Let's discern, shall we, what's really important on the journey. Let's not gloss over, engage in willful blindness, ignorance or head in the sand activities. Let's not be deluded or … Continue reading Discern