Friday, October 26, 2007

Inspiration..and the 50th Post!

"Negative complexes that arise along the way are banished...-your dreams will guide you the last part of the way-by putting your foot down, once and for all, and saying, 'I love my creative life more then I love cooperating with my own oppression.' If we were to abuse our children, Social Services would show up at our doors. If we were to abuse our pets, the Humane Society would come take us away. But there is no Creativity Patrol or Soul Police to intervene if we insist on starving our own souls. Thre is just us. We are the only ones to watch over the soul-Self...It is bitterly harsh to water them once a week, or once a month, or even once a year....They need us and need the water of our craft every day. Protect your creative life."
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"If you would avoid the... starved soul, name the problem for what it is - and fix it. Practice your work everyday. Then, let no thought, no man, no woman, no mate, no friend, no religion, no job, no crabbed voice force you into a famine. If necessary, show your incisors." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Alison Gibbs said...

Sarah what a great post. It is all so true. We have to be free to create and feel no guilt for doing so. Congratulations on your 50th post.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh what fabulous words and how well they spoke to my heart! Thank you for the inspiration :)


BellaColle said...

Oh thank you dear for some much needed inspiration! hugs!