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July 24, 2021

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The Two Driving Forces of Creativity

The more any of us writes, the more our words will “come to us.” If we trust in the words and their own mysterious relationship with one another, they will help us find things out.

– Naomi Shihab Nye –

The Two Driving Forces of Creativity

“Two helpful words to keep in mind at the beginning of any writing adventure are pleasure and spaciousness. If we connect a sense of joy with our writing, we may be inclined to explore further. What’s there to find out? Perhaps too much stock has been placed in big ideas or even small ones — a myth! but regularity seems like a key. Dont start with a big idea. Start with a phrase, a line, a quote. Questions are very helpful. Begin with a few youre carrying right now.” More on writing and discipline from poet Naomi Shihab Nye…. { read more }

Be The Change

Consider your own relationship to words and writing. If you don’t have a writing practice, consider adopting one for a week and notice what surfaces within and without.

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