4 Simple Ways to Experience Great Happiness and True Freedom
“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings I love to write. One rainy winter evening when I was 25, I walked into the Bourgeois Pig bookshop on Franklin Boulevard in Los Angeles and saw a book next to the cash register written by Natalie Goldberg called Wild Mind. Natalie’s book was about writing practice. Set a timer and write without stopping your pen—without crossing out or editing. Writing in personal journals was my sacred time just for myself, to have permission to go wild, reach my depths, and be truly free. As fate would have it, I ended up taking a workshop with Natalie in Taos, New Mexico and we become friends. Looking back at the many journals I collected, I see the writing met me for that moment in time, but that once it came out of me onto the paper, it was no longer a part of “me.” It came through me but was not of me. Although the writings still hold energy, the person who wrote them seems unfamiliar. 1. 2. 3. 4.
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