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Free Up the Mental

Day 14

30 days/30 minutes (minimum) writing practice

Mid way point. I open an old journal and beneath a thick pink highlighter Diane’s words pop:
“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. it is not your business to determine how good it is nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.”Diane Musho Hamilton, Everything is Workable

My goal for these 30 days to build and habituate a more concrete practice in centering and sharpening my writing and my focus while being accountable through publicly pledging. As I reach midway I notice a fixation towards a perceived and/or projected gaze of the other rather than freeing up my mental and allowing myself to fly across the page and unleash the uniqueness of me. (I wish I could be in Grenada for my dear sister’s event called Free Up the Mental… a space to dance to the rhythms of the djembe and free up!)

How much our minds wander to the gaze of others, or the imagined gaze of others. Can we keep noticing when we’re trapped inside the gaze (collectively and/or personally), projected or otherwise. How to keep noticing and integrating and blessing and inviting the critic along but only if she stays in a corner and humbles. I love the recognition Diane brings to the one and only of us. We are the medium of our own lives expressing. May we all find ways to free up so we keep the channels of our creative open, clear and direct! And as Rumi simply states “it makes absolutely no difference what anyone thinks of you.”

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