It all begins with daring.
Daring to trust ourselves. But how do we get that trust and where doest it come from?
It begins with daring to tell the most microscopic truths.
The truths we must whisper to ourselves first.
Daring to admit, submit to our own myths. Giving up the old stories so that the new story, the truer story can emerge.
Daring to love what we love.
Why is that such a radical act?
To be able to do what we love we first have to acknowledge what we love.
We turn toward love, toward our truest desires. This is the paradoxical way that we transform our deepest fears.
By daring to love what we love and to follow our desire to create.
What would you create next if you weren’t afraid?
My main way of practicing daring is by facing the blank page.
That’s why I created the The Creative Sketchbook.
You’re invited to join in.
I’ll show you work from my own journals and sketchbooks (one and the same, really) which is where I do my creative practice and from where all of my work products emerge.
The image and text for this post are examples right from the journal I’m working in now.
Creativity is a soul’s journey.
The creative journey is full of paradox, holding the tension between two opposites to find our own middle way.
The creative journey is full of paths that seem like detours and dead ends.
It’s full of beginnings and endings and the navigating of in-between and on-the-way places. Just like birth. Just like death.
What if you gave yourself the simple gift of inner creative exploration?
Where might that creative journey take you?
You’ll only know by daring.
Daring to begin.
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You see, every good thing that I’ve experienced in this life has been the result of daring to put pen & paintbrush to paper.
Thank you for showing up here today and for sharing.
I appreciate you.