// the writer’s room //

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I think the toughest part is accepting that you have to write all of it for any of it to be any good, just like you have to live all of it if you want to be alive. There is no good and bad there is only the sacred freedom to experience everything.

You have to be able – not even able, you just have to be willing, the muse / gods / universe / angels will take care of ‘able’ as long as you show up – to write the deep and the shallow, the real and the surreal, the pain and the joy, the light and the dark, infinitely. To keep moving your hand across the page is to get out past the fear, shame, and judgment that swipe at the throat of every artist all the time.

You don’t have to publish or share all of it, but you have to write all of it. Somehow. You have to find a way to do the work :: doing the work is the way.

It’s all part of the movement of the energy of creation. It’s all part of life as struggle, as play, as an act of worship, reverence, and humility. The degree to which you cut off the limbs of your feelings is the degree to which you will remain stuck. Art, spirituality, love, pain, it’s all about movement, that’s the Must.

Keep moving.

Whatever it is, open your veins wide, your mouth, ribs and eyes wide, your heart wide, and let it all move through you. The journey of the writer is the journey of the warrior. They are the same.

Butterfly wings, beloved, that’s all. Little tiny beats. The more you move your hand across the page the more you move the words that move the world.

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9 thoughts on “// the writer’s room //

  1. Kris White

    Such interesting thoughts. I certainly see where you’re coming from on this.
    Creativity has its tortures and it has its joy. Sometimes they are the same thing.
    All the best..Chris.

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  2. Samira

    Love. Love. Love this. Yes. We have to write all of it even if we don’t publish it. It is indeed the journey of the warrior. Love you <3
    Samira (Peace Warrior)

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  3. Erbiage

    So little I knew of strength, of love. So much more now. And just when I think it can’t get more amazing, it all unfolds again. Love. Lotus blossoms, hearts. Rapture. And yet, not this, not this…

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  4. Thys

    I stumbled across your work and I see it as a sign of sorts. For days now I have been debating what to write, in which way to steer my blog. Ultimately I decided that I had to do what I’ve always known I had to do …

    Today this resonated more than anything I’ve recently read :
    “I think the toughest part is accepting that you have to write all of it for any of it to be any good, just like you have to live all of it if you want to be alive. There is no good and bad there is only the sacred freedom to experience everything.”

    I agree, screw “fear” just write (and in my case ‘draw’) it all! The good, the bad, the silly … everything … thank you!
    Keep moving!

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