"Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth" (Peck 85). Creative writing is like falling in-love. When we first write a thing, often it pours out of us like a torrent of endorphin charged passion. We are in-love. Our heart pumps. We forget to … Continue reading Brownie Bites: So, you’re in love, huh?
One of the advantages of coming from a fucked up background is that we have a capacity to dive deep. I was fortunate to have had a very good therapist when I was younger. Because of her, I learned how to go psyche spelunking. The mind, it seems, has an affinity for metaphors. Metaphors help … Continue reading Brownie Bites: A Transpersonal Journey
The scene: Frodo has just discovered Gollum's treachery, barely escaped Shelob, the giant spider, alienated Sam Wise, his loyal companion. Covered in spider webs, he staggers around Cirith Ungol in the depths of despair. How is he going to make it to Mount Doom? He is exhausted, alone, and far from home. The weight of … Continue reading Brownie Bites: Lady Galadriel and Writer’s Block
Agreement 4: Always do your best. As with the first three agreements - be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, and never make assumptions - at a first glance, this last agreement seems simplistic and redundant. But it ain't. This is the catalyst agreement. As Ruiz puts it, "it allows the other three … Continue reading Brownie Bites: The Fourth Agreement