Along with Feng Shui, perhaps my biggest life-changer has been the practice of writing Morning Pages, a spiritual discipline I discovered in the wonderful book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.
Each morning I wake up, make myself some coffee, and settle into a comfortable chair to “cultivate my personal Chi” by writing three pages in longhand.
It takes about 45 minutes.
I’ve been doing this every single day since November of 1995.
It’s an interesting experience to write so much, every single day.
The way it usually goes is – on page 1 I review the events of the past few days, on page 2 I start to realize what’s really on my mind, and by the time I get to page 3 I’m in a groove, working through my biggest challenge of the moment.
Writing every day is a time-consuming discipline for sure, but I discovered long ago that it’s a shortcut to staying in balance, and for getting myself moving when things feel stuck.
Investing my time in Morning Pages also helps me discover my best opportunities for happiness, gives me a way to re-balance toxic situations, and cultivates my intuition about what might be coming next in my life.
And that’s what cultivating personal Chi is all about.
Have you ever tried writing Morning Pages? I urge you to share your experience!