Hey, it only took me 19 years to start it.
It's really heavy with information – I have to take it slow to really get everything they're saying. I'm only starting on the first chapter (page 7) and have picked up so much! (Granted, there was an introduction that was XXXI pages!)
Two of my favorite parts so far that I've learned are:
1. There are 2 ways to think of creating – one is sublimation and the other is self-actualization. With sublimation, you're taking your illicit dreams and are creating them in a place that's safe. (For example, if you dream that you have the perfect plan to rob a bank, you can write a story based on that plan and get the excitement that you crave from that and NOT go to jail for actually robbing a bank.) For self-actualization, it's the pure expression of your highest aspirations.
2. Meditate – clear your mind to create. I have always found my most creative times are just before I go to sleep and just before I wake up, so I'm TOTALLY down with doing this. I've begun keeping a creative journal of these times so I can pull from it when I'm looking for inspiration.
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