With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron and
Mark Bryan lead you through a comprehensive twelve-week program to recover your creativity
from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions,
and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity.
This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the
universe, and has, in the four years since its publication, spawned a remarkable number of support
groups for artists dedicated to practicing the exercises it contains.
Asserting that creative expression is the natural direction of life, noted Hollywood screenwriter and
director Julia Cameron presents an exciting method for artists to recover their creativity from
limiting beliefs, self-sabotage, inattention, fear, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other forces that
inhibit the creative process.
The audio companion to the best-selling guide presents a twelve-week program designed to help
listeners recover their creativity, overcome blocks and inhibiting forces, and develop true artistic
confidence and productivity.
The idea behind Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way is that by writing three pages, longhand and
stream-of consciousness, first thing in the morning, you can overcome the obstacles that stop you
from becoming your most creative self. This works partly because it forces you to create
something (even if it is just a long list of gripes) every single day. It doesn't take much time. You're
not even supposed to think. But the act itself gets you past all that self-defeating fretting about why
you think you aren't a creative person. Cameron sees her morning pages as "a form of meditation,"
as "spiritual windshield wipers."
While Cameron touts the morning pages as a way of life, she suggests you start out doing them as
part of a "twelve-week program to recover your creativity." If you would like to keep your first
twelve weeks of morning pages together in one tidy place, The Artist's Way Morning Pages
Journal is a fine tool for doing so. Each nearly blank page features an inspiring quotation from The
Artist's Way: "Leap, and the net will appear," says one; "Creativity lies not in the done but in
doing," reminds another. We should mention that many of these little inspirations include references
to God, which may be troublesome even for spiritual atheists. --Jane Steinberg
Julia Cameron keeps row after row of journals on the wooden bookcase in her writing room, all
containing Morning Pages from more than twelve years of her life. The journals, she says, listen to
her. They have been company on travels, and she is indebted to them for consolation, advice,
humor, sanity. Now the bestselling author of The Artist's Way offers readers the same companion,
in which we may discover ourselves, our fears and aspirations, and our life's daily flow. Readers
will find privacy, a portable writing room, where our opinions are for our own eyes. Morning
Pages prioritize the day, providing clarity and comfort. With an introduction and instructions on
how to use this journal, by Julia Cameron, readers will uncover the history of their spirits as they
move their hands across the universe of their lives.
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