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Form As a Limitation in Creativity

Have you ever dreamed a fantastic thing in your mind, and then you tried to put it on paper or paint it on canvas or sculpt it or mold it, and it just didn’t have that oomph you saw in your head? Ah, you’ve fallen prey to what I call the artist’s discrepancy—the falling short […]

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The Self One Has Sewn Together

My friend Dasephix shared this quote with me recently.  I found it an absolutely stunning description of how I feel most of the time, particularly the part: the realization “that the self one has sewn together with such effort is all dirty rags, is unusable, is gone: and out of what raw material will one […]

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The Paradox of Courage

I’m trying to work with a new form in my next novel, and yes, it’s causing severe bouts of doubt.  Can I pull it off?  Will it be a huge flop?  With a possibility of failing, though, I’m hoping there will be the same possibility of success.  The whole process requires a regular dose of […]

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Our Children Are Raising Us

In the evenings, I’ve been enjoying Shefali Tsabary’s wonderful book The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children.  If you’re ready to dig deep when it comes to parenting, this is the book for you. If you’ve read Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now, you’ll have a head start.  Tsabary does a lovely job […]

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Promoting Trust

More from The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary. [Post image: Liliana at fair, July 2011]

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