When I was 26, I was involved in a head-on collision on a rural highway in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I was flown by air ambulance to the Mayo clinic in Minnesota. I had fractured T-12 and displaced my spinal chord by 40 degrees. The doctors at the Mayo Clinic gave me less than [ Read more … ]
Just finished reading Patti Smith’s book Just Kids. It’s been on my shelf for awhile and I’m so glad I finally got to it. The book is very inspiring… she’s a great writer and has had a fascinating life. Her relationship with Mapplethorpe was instructive about how we can truly create space for one another [ Read more … ]
It lives in a place that’s beyond social conditioning.
In the physical sciences, we think the only world we know is what can be measured. But the creative lives in another realm. This realm, this ‘Other world’ slips into our day-to-day world in various ways—striking images, moments of exquisite beauty, intense dreams. It slips into our language through metaphor.
Your creative yearnings are REAL. They’re not make-believe. The characters in your novels are real, your business idea is real, your vision is real. It’s real energy that wants to come through and be expressed through you. It’s not make-believe. If you’re getting a vision for something, you’re not making it up.