Week 26 - Wonder

The Soul came for creation. For art. For expression. For love. That is who you are. You won the jackpot. Your Ego has been so busy searching for a pot of gold it didn’t realize it already had it. It has YOU.

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Week 25 - Interesting

We must activate our interest in life. Not just in learning to nail an audition or do choreography. We must learn to truly play on this big world playground and take in all the majesty and adventure around every single corner!

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WEEK 23 - TRICKY

The process can actually be FUN, EASY and JOYFUL. Somehow I think that we tell ourselves that if the art didn't cause us to suffer it isn’t as good, or worth as much. Is that how you feel about life? Of course not!

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WEEK 20 - PERSEVERE

“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.”

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WEEK 17 - DAY JOBS

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.

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WEEK 15 - Vows

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.

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Week 14 - Results

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.

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WEEK 13 - GET BACK TO WORK

“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.”

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WEEK 10 - BIGGER THAN YOU

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.

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