Julia Cameron quote

"The refusal to be creative is an act of self-will and is counter to our true nature. When we are open to our creativity, we are opening to God: good, orderly direction. As we pursue our creative fulfillment, all elements of our life move toward harmony. As we strengthen our creativity, we strengthen our connection to the Creator within. Artists love other artists. Our relationship to God is co-creative, artist to artist. It is God's will for us to live in creative abundance."

Julia Cameron

Born: March 4, 1948

Occupation: Teacher

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Become willing to see the hand of God and accept it as a friend's offer to help you with what you are doing.

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For today, all you need is the grace to begin beginning.

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Expect the universe to support your dream. It will.

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We are the ORIGIN of our art, its homeland. Viewed this way, ORIGINALITY is the process of remaining true to ourselves.

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There will be many times when we won't look good-to ourselves or anyone else. We need to stop demanding that we do. It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.

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Setting skepticism aside, even briefly, can make for very interesting explorations. It is not necessary that we change any of our beliefs. It is necessary that we examine them.

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When we walk, the two halves of our brains converse.

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Agendas tend to drain the life out of relationships.

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Art is one of the few careers without a mandatory retirement age.

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Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.

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An artist paints, dances, draws, writes, designs, or acts at the expanding edge of consciousness. We press into the unknown rather than the known. This makes life lovely and lively.

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Did you write today? Then you're a writer today.

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It is important to remember that at first blush, going sane feels just like going crazy.

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Creativity is our true nature; blocks are an unnatural thwarting of a process at once as normal and as miraculous as the blossoming of a flower at the end of a slender green stem.

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Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy: pure creative energy.

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In dance, in composition, in sculpture, the experience is the same: we are more the conduit than the creator of what we express.

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In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it.

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The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.

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Life is a spiritual dance and that our unseen partner has steps to teach us if we will allow ourselves to be led. The next time you are restless, remind yourself it is the universe asking 'Shall we dance?

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Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.

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Once we are willing to accept that anything worth doing might even be worth doing badly, our options widen.

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Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless.

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Art is born in attention.

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You are your own Promised Land, your own new frontier.

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We will experience the life we have the faith to experience.

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The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.

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Procrastination is not Laziness", I tell him. "It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.

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But do you know how old I will be by the time I learn to really play the piano / act / paint / write a decent play?" Yes . . . the same age you will be if you don't.

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Artistic anorexia & sexual avoidance have the same root fears – fear of intimacy, fear of exposure, fear of failure”.

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At root, a pearl is a 'disturbance' a beauty caused by something that isn't supposed to be there, about which something needs to be done. It is the interruption of equilibrium that creates beauty. Beauty...

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John Powell

A life of love is difficult, but it is not a bleak or unrewarding life. In fact, it is the only true human and happy life, for it is filled with concerns that are as deep as life, as wide as the whole...

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Rajneesh

You become more divine as you become more creative. All the religions of the world have said God is the creator. I don’t know whether he is the creator or not, but one thing I know: the more creative...

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Julia Cameron

As we lose our vagueness about ourself, our values, our life situation, we become available to the moment. It is there, in the particular, that we contact the creative self. Art lies in the moment of encounter:...

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Lawren Harris

Through our own creative experience we came to know that the real tradition in art is not housed only in museums and art galleries and in great works of art; it is innate in us and can be galvanized into...

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Daniel Day-Lewis

In all fields of creativity you see the result of work that has become habit. Where the creative impulse has become flaccid or has died out altogether, and yet because it is our work and our life we continue...

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El Lissitzky

We believe that the elements in the chemical formula of our creative work, problem, invention, and art, correspond to the challenges of our age.

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F. Sionil José

Our appreciation of folk art will strengthen our identities, our pride in belonging to a community. People trained in the creative use of their hands soon acquire skills, excellent craftsmanship which...

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Maya Angelou

Because of the routines we follow, we often forget that life is an ongoing adventure. . . Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art: to bring...

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Bob Proctor

Do you think of yourself as a creative personality? If you do, you are both fortunate and correct, in fact the beautiful truth is that everyone is creative and we all have the ability to develop our creative...

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Marianne Williamson

The plan of spiritual evolution is marked not only by God's will that we move ever in the direction of love, nut also by another of God's creative principles: that humanity has free will. What that means...

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Wayne Muller

As we explore the nature of our gift, our goal is to move toward this kind of giving: cheerful giving that flows gently and easily, kingly giving that flows surely from who we are. As we encounter the...

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Eric G. Wilson

Creating doesn't make us unhappy, unhappiness makes us creative. To create is to live, and in living, we want only to creat more, to set our foundations depper and reach higher toward the sky. If sadness...

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