Don't separate 'real' life from 'creative' life.
What few rules appear to be in place are all made up.
We are always - always- in choice.
Take yourself out of the center of other people's universe - it will free you up and let the universe turn more easily.
We can either own our circumstances and be creative in them, or we can throw up our hands and say, I cannot be held accountable because the conditions are not ideal.
If you're alive, you're creative.
What if your art could provide everything you ever needed or wanted in life?
When we know what we most fear, we know what we most care about.
Don't say you're a writer if you're not writing. Even if you're writing, don't call yourself a writer. Say instead, 'I write.' It's the verb that's important, not the noun.
Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list.
We can create a different future - one simple, beautifully mundane, daily decision at a time.
Perhaps we can recognize our way out of patterns rather than repeating our way out of them.
People don't stop being bullies when they grow up. They just dress differently to fool you.
Change occurs at the edges, without permission.
Great change doesn't come with official endorsement.
We give up our power to the very people who took it away from us in the first place.
The death rate for people who play it safe and for those who live boldly is the same.
Create inclusion - with simple mindfulness that others might have a different reality from your own.
Generosity has little to do with giving gifts, and everything to do with giving space to others to be who they are.
Instead of a book, what if we're actually writing (or not writing) in the margins of our lives? What if our lives are books? What is the sign of our presence? Are we pressing into the margins our interpretations and questions? Are we circling offendi...