As my Stunt Writing class on the Canvas Network is starting to reach its end, I wanted to put together all of the posts that I wrote trying push myself past teaching and opening myself up to the process. There are quite a few things that knocked me off course. I had an incredible work load, and didn’t have as much free time as I would have liked in order to do more research and read more about what scholars, psychologists and other practitioners think of the Mind/ Body Connection. But in the end it is all the same inquiry: how do I react in situations that involve synching my body and mind and what can I do to make myself aligned? I didn’t get a chance to play my baby Moya drum (it was so hot here in Los Angeles on the weekends) so instead I had a massage. I couldn’t get an appointment with a Rolfer so I wrote about swing dance instead. Sometimes it is all about working with the material that life offers. And in truth, it is good to have a plan but the fabric, elements, time we are actually living is the most important.
The truth is, I think that it is time for me to take a break from having my life revolve around work. Since receiving my MFA in Creative Writing I have been focused on making a living. Now it is time to return to living to make my own writing. From now on what you will see on this blog will be more about writing and less about being. I have enjoyed this trek, and have been ecstatic to share it. I’ve created the tools that anyone can use, anywhere in the world, and now it is time to fill myself back up with new ideas, inspiration, and adventure. As Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
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