Monday, January 24, 2005

Fear and The Creative Process

This morning my thoughts are on Marianne William's words regarding fear and our true identity.

I'm learning to step back and observe my fear of the writing and creative process. I know that when we are doing what we are meant to do with our talents we feel light as air and all things come together in Divine Order. I also trust that even when the creative juices aren't flowing and when I get in the way of the creative process that this too is all a part of Divine Order.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous...

Actually, who are we not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us: It's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."

Marianne Williams


Blogger Pearl Fang said...

In Martial arts, it is said that it takes doing a new move 10,000 times before you know it. If you allow yourself to finish a bunch of crappy writing, saying to yourself its gonna be crap but you are doing the work, eventually you will get all the crap out of your system and down deep to the good stuff.
Thats what my parents always told me, and they are both published Creative writing professors. 10,000 times.
Good luck, nice blog.

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