Suffering shows up to help us see where we have gotten off of our path. The path of yoga which is the path of UNION with our highest self.Read More
“If you happen to discover after a few years away from writing, that you have found nothing that takes its place in your life — nothing that fascinates you, or moves you, or inspires you to the same degree that writing once did...well then, sir, I am afraid you will have no choice but to persevere.”Read More
We must check ourselves. Why are we really doing this? Because here is the hard truth... The arts come with no guarantee.Read More
The problem is being both a perfectionist and an artist. We just can’t. Something will have to go, and usually it is the art.Read More
How lucky am I that I am an artist, who is here to tell stories of humanity and I have gotten to do so many jobs, and connect so fully to the experience of being human? That’s my real job. And yours too.Read More
We have to love and commit to the good, the bad, and even the ugly. That is why we say, “in sickness and in health.” We can’t just love to good parts.Read More
We need to be SO IN LOVE with our dreams, our creativity and creative living that we VOW to stay forever, and then spend our lives holding that vow as sacred.Read More
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
T.S. EliotRead More
How many of us determine how our opening night performance felt once the critic’s review is in our hands?
We are slaves to the results.
And they are none of our business.
“Quit your complaining. It’s not the world’s fault that you wanted to be an artist. It’s not the world’s job to enjoy the films you make, and it’s certainly not the world’s obligation to pay for your dreams. Nobody wants to hear it. Steal a camera if you must, but stop whining and get back to work.”Read More
Many of us are still busy taking our cues from THE OUTER WORLD.
Creative living is not about SUCCESS. It is about PROCESS.
When it comes to creative living, part of its magic is that we don’t have to earn it. We don’t have to be good enough boys and girls to qualify for it.Read More
Liz begins her section in BIG MAGIC on permission with a very powerful yet simple statement:
You do not need anybody’s permission to live a creative life.
You don’t. Only your own.Read More
Liz writes that we don't only compete with one another. Competition is so insidious we even compete with ourselves. We always need to “one up” our last accomplishment.Read More
Liz outlines three ways we trash talk ourselves and our creative living: 1) Scarcity 2) Self Hatred 3) The Universe is Against us. STAY WITH ME!!! I know. I know. Breathe.Read More
How many of us say YES! I am going to follow my dream! And then we complain, we constantly bemoan how tough it is, we are competitive and comparing…There is another way.Read More
Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest in our world through collaboration with a human partner. It is only through a human’s efforts that an idea can be escorted out of the ether and into the realm of the actual.Read More
We decide, ready or not, we MUST move forward with our creativity and when we decide this we go on a little ROAD TRIP with our dreams.Read More
I encourage you, and other artists to go after and believe in themselves and their dreams because that is a message I deeply need constant reminding and encouraging of myself. And the more time we spend in this business, the more rejections and hits we take, the more we need it.Read More
Think about what YOU fear. Everyone is afraid and some of our fears as artists are universal — others are quite personal.Read More