Writing Down the Bones
- Natalie Goldberg and Julia Cameron
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I used to think freedom meant doing whatever you want. It means knowing who you are, what you are supposed to be doing on this earth, and then simply doing it.
I feel very rich when I have time to write and very poor when I get a regular paycheck and no time to work at my real work.
That’s the great value of art—making the ordinary extraordinary. We awaken ourselves to the life we are living.
We don’t need to now have our egos manipulate our words to sound better or the way we want to sound: perfect, happy, on top of everything.
Suddenly I didn’t know what the book was about; it didn’t have anything to do with my life. It wouldn’t find me a lover or brush my teeth in the morning.
Anything we fully do is an alone journey.
When you know a place well, it’s a place. You might love it deeply, but it’s a place that has good and bad things. But having this place gives you a freedom to go anyplace and appreciate and love other places.
To learn to communicate beyond ourselves we have to let go of our immediate expression and go deeper, honor the signifcance of details, touch things as they are.