I received The Artist’s Way 24 years ago this spring. If there was one thing that was the catalyst for bringing a lot of art into the world as well as giving my whole life some direction, it was The Artist’s Way —more than just about any other book. Certainly—I hate to say it—more than any Jewish books I’ve read. Not only that—but it helped me deal with religion and its role in my life, reframing (as it were) my relationship with G-d, and my whole perception of G-d. The shift
An epiphany of sorts hit me as I was commuting to work on the train not too long ago: I’m a good writer, dammit. I need to write. A lot. Not just pages or Facebook posts. Something substantial. Everybody knows it, is impressed by it, and says I should do something with it—but I don’t. Julia Cameron, in The Artist’s Way, says that the refusal to be creative is self-will and contrary to G-d’s plan for us. This is something to keep in mind. What prompted this epiphany? There was
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