Jun. 16th, 2014

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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. —Seneca

Well. . . sometimes.

For some of us, building a stronger sense of self is part of this process. Cameron says the morning pages allow us to distinguish between our private feelings and our official or public feelings. While it's common to say "it's okay" about things we don't feel entirely ok about, it can be important to acknowledge, at least to ourselves, when things are not so ok. Extreme emotions, positive or negative, can also push us into avoiding the morning pages when we need them the most.

The morning pages also, she says, show us our self, a necessary thing for the self-expression that is one important aspect of art.

What do I want? What do I feel?

Who am I?

The answers aren't always easy or fun )

An Uncomfortable Challenge: Reading Deprivation )

Don't forget to go on a date with your artist sometime this week— note that one of this week's tasks is to plan a whole day's worth of artist date—and do your morning pages every day!
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