You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.*
“Here, I made this.” … These four words carry with them generosity, intent, risk, and intimacy. The more we say them, and mean them, and deliver on them, the more art and connection we create. And we create change for a living.**
We need ways of remembering every day just who we are and what we do: Joseph Campbell called it our bliss. Other words include, dream, purpose, meaning, calling, vocation, mission.
Remembering who we are and what we do may sound ridiculous, but it’s highly probable that a day will find ourselves pulled off course, feeling disconnected and going through the motions. The longer this goes on the more dangerous it becomes for us.
The solution isn’t magic but ritual, or practice or habit: unapologetically making the time to imaginatively reconnect every day heart, soul, mind and body with the you capable of endless growth and development, and then taking something of this out with you to give to someone, bringing change to them, but also to you.