We finally have our monsoon clouds with a promise of coolness in the air. Fall is getting closer although our temperatures are still above 100 degrees each day. No measurable rain yet but there have been flash floods within 20 miles of us as sudden downpours overwhelm small gullies and dry stream beds. Kind of like LIFE at times.
I'm reading another book by Julia Cameron of "Artist's Way" fame-it's #3 in the series entitled "FINDING WATER: The Art of PERSERVERANCE." Wow-just what I needed at this thirsty time of my life-the title says it all. Wonderful thoughts, quotes and suggestions for tapping back into the wellspring of our lives:
(1) Writing daily MORNING PAGES to get out on paper all the negative thoughts/voices that run rampant in our heads and stop us from tuning ourselves to our Creator and quiet inner voices that can give inspiration and guidance to our lives. (2) ARTIST DATES-weekly solo expeditions of adventure to pursue interests or find new ideas/interests to add to our life. Just those two principles are enough to give me HOPE to continue the journey as I have been so weighed down by the PAST and unresolved emotions/situations lately.
Some memorable quotes: "We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." English proverb; "Take care of each moment and you will take care of all time." Buddha; and "Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit." Norman Mailer.