January 6

Creating A Life Worth Living – Part 1

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Creating a Life Worth Living Book

I’m starting off the year reading Creating a Life Worth Living by Carol Lloyd. The book begins with this:

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium. It will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive.

Martha Graham to Agnes De Mille

Isn’t that true. Now…to put it in practice.

I wanted to read this book, because I’m trying to figure out what part I want my painting and writing to play in my life so I can focus my efforts properly. Please grab a copy and design your own creative life/career plan or just follow along.

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