5.22.2023 ~Meaningful Monday Writing Prompt ~ The Power of Purposeful Writing ~ Daily Writing Prompts~ Writing Practice for Balance and Creativity

“Most of us are not raised to actively encounter our destiny. We may not know that we have one. As children, we are seldom told we have a place in life that is uniquely ours alone. Instead, we are encouraged to believe that our life should somehow fulfill the expectations of others, that we will (or should) find our satisfactions as they have found theirs. Rather than being taught to ask ourselves who we are, we are schooled to ask others. We are, in effect, trained to listen to others’ versions of ourselves. We are brought up in our life as told to us by someone else! When we survey our lives, seeking to fulfill our creativity, we often see we had a dream that went glimmering because we believed, and those around us believed, that the dream was beyond our reach. Many of us would have been, or at least might have been, done, tried something, if…

If we had known who we really were.”  ~Julia Cameron

(Book: The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart https://amzn.to/3o32Ysw)

Meaningful Monday Writing Prompt ~ When did you realize who you really are? Write about coming into that awareness – the defining event or events that led up to your realization. (If you haven’t found who you really are yet – create a map to the “real you” by writing down all the things you enjoy, what your still small voice says inside you that is right for you and all the things that call to you or speak to you that you shut down.)