10.05.2010

if i let myself...

i am in the process of completing julia cameron's book vein of gold.

one task from this week was a journal exercise which inspired some thoughtful reflection...

julia often instructs us to write very quickly so that our honest truth can emerge before our brains have time to censor our responses.

in her words, "the trick is to go very quickly and to repeat the phrase often enough to work down through our layers of denial."

my responses surprised me and have been on my mind ever since i scribbled them into my journal.

would you like to try it?

on paper, complete each sentence twenty times as swiftly as possible:

* if i let myself admit it, i feel...

* if i let myself admit it, i think...

* if i let myself know it, i suspect...

* if i let myself enjoy it, i am...

* if i let myself have permission, i could...

4 comments:

Fritzi Marie said...

Dearie,

I am so going to try it. I LOVE this idea.

wishing you the loveliest day ever,
Fritzi Marie

diane said...

sweet fritzi marie...reading that you love this makes my heart sing! wishing you a beautiful day right back. xo

beccaj said...

Oh Julia and Di Di, thank you so much for this inspiring morning. Very interesting and thought provoking indeed! Turns out it was just what I needed. :)

diane said...

bean...my pleasure, dear friend! it makes my heart happy to read this.

hope you are feeling better, cherie. <3