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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
MUSE THERAPY and The Dash: What Are You Doin' with "The Dash" In Your Life?
Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!
Every part of life is a cycle...
Some moments see us flying high while others catch us lower-than-low. And at each point, we know the other will soon cycle around once more.
While on my Writing-for-Publication Roller Coaster Ride, I've been thinking about this a ton lately.
I've had these huge "up's" in the superfab building of my reader and fan bases and sales numbers. But those up's, however, have caused some large holes to open-up in my Meet the Focker's style "Circle of Trust". LOL!
What do I mean by that?
Many of you know - from my MUSE THERAPY book and my online classes and live workshops - that I'm a huge fan of Julia Cameron's THE ARTIST'S WAY.
Like Cameron, I refuse to allow life's Wet Blankets and Crazy-Makers to rain on my life and/or my success.
Wet Blankets and Crazy-Makers are people who constantly bring you down. Some, do it on purpose, and are truly very dark souls who only make themselves feel better by hurting those around them or those they think are doing better than they are. Other Wet Blankets and Crazy-Makers are just plain nuts (LOL!) and don't even realize they make those of us around them doubt our sanity too!
The point is...life is just too short to let your Wet Blankets and Crazy-Makers reign.
I can't believe the difference in my muses' productivity and all-around happiness quotient since I've taken back my life and no longer allow those kind of people to rule my world.
So what does all this have to do with "The Dash" and for that matter, what is "The Dash"?
About a month ago, my family lost a dear friend. This was the kind of guy who you always felt sooo wonderful and happy to have spent time with. He was a guy I call "A Warm and Fluffy Heated Towel" vs Cameron's Wet Blankets and Crazy-Makers.
At his funeral, his brother, who is also a pastor, told us about a poem called "The Dash" by Linda Ellis, which is based on that little dash or hyphen between the years that will someday mark your life on your tombstone.
As the poem explains, it's not about when you were born or when you died. It's about how you lived your life in between those years....during your "dash".
So...what are you doing with your "dash"?
Are you letting your Wet Blankets and Crazy-Makers wreak havoc on you? Or are you surrounding yourself with Warm and Fuzzy, Fluffy Heated Towels?
And hopefully, you're also a Fluffy Heated Towel.
The Best of Muse Therapy and The Dash Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Muse Therapy, Muse Therapy Extra Tips and Tidbits, My Writing Process or Lack There Of
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