I am currently on a quest to recover my creative skills. This blog is part of it and really the reason for it.
One month ago I started writing the Morning Pages. I came across the book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Apparently, this book is a classic with millons of copies sold. I am always amazed when I find a new book or information so popular and I had no clue it existed.
The first must do suggested in the book are the morning pages. This is now part of my morning routine. I will write a separate post on my complete morning routine.
What I can write so far about the morning pages and the exercises in chapter 1 is that:
The stream of consciousness writing frees up the mind for a clearer and more productive day.
Through the writing process the thoughts of the monkey mind are removed early in the day.
Writing down fears and worries in the morning pages has the opposite effect of what one may think. Instead of those thoughts subsequently staying in the mind all day, writing them down actually removes them from the mind.
This book can easily become one of the best books I have read. I can’t wait to get beyond chapter 2 and the many exercises.