She sits quietly by the window
Taking in the morning air.
Enjoying the sounds of the birds.
Her coffee cools
As she recalls all she dreamed the night before.
Then she starts to write
Without thought or censor
Writing of her dreams, her prayers,
Her memories and her pain,
Her love, her gratitude
And everything that makes life rich and colorful.
The pen seems to take on a life of its own
The pages seem to absorb it all
Clearing her head
Helping her to move on
To focus on the day ahead.
This is a colorful version of my morning ritual – the Morning Pages. I have been struggling with them since January – off some days, on some days. But it’s been one of the most life-changing exercises for me. It’s made me see things in my past and present like I’ve never done before. It has opened up a lot of creativity within me.
The Morning Pages’ ritual is recommended by Julia Cameron in her book The Artist’s Way.
Do you have a morning ritual that centers you and helps you face the rest of the day in a better way? Do share?
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