The alarm goes off. The day begins. I dive into the everyday hustle and bustle of life. What I haven’t yet accomplished is the necessary and disciplined practice of what Julia Cameron calls Morning Pages (a.k.a. Junk Purge). In her books, The Artist’s Way, The Vein of Gold, Finding Water, and more, Cameron writes about the first step toward creative freedom, Morning Pages.
Taking the time to sit down and pen (yes, she encourages hand writing versus typing) your random thoughts and to-do lists to purge the very thoughts that hinder, or at least cloud the creative process. Morning Pages are to be written every morning. Every day. For me, this takes remarkable discipline. But I’m starting and each day I write will be a victory and will aid my creative process.
It is my hope that you find encouragement to start your Morning Pages and expand your creativity.