First of all - this isn't made up, jibberish or some hoax...and this isn't about any of those "read this and you'll be successful in 20 seconds guaranteed!" books either.
I am talking about the book "The Artist's Way" from Julia Cameron !
A half year ago I never would've thought that it might change my life, for reals!
I walked into the bookstore and for some reason the book caught my attention. It was quite cheap and it looked interesting, something deep within me told me that I should buy it. I didn't because I needed to save money...
But then it was digging through my mind the WHOLE day long... I really felt bad and I KNEW that I made a mistake.
So the next day I went to the bookstore again and bought it right away. It was still waiting for me there
THANK GOD that I went there and bought it!
Really, thank God, because what happened afterwards was something I never imagined to be possible for someone like me.
The book is basically a tool.... Therefore, the outcome of reading the book can vary by each person. But the outcome is always positive.
The main point is> everything can work out only if you are doing 2 things>
1. - WRITING a journal EVERY MORNING - 3 pages! Not more, not less. Only 3 pages each morning. Without rushing, without really thinking and withou reading what you have written or correcting the mistakes.
2. - You NEED to go on DATES with YOURSELF. ONLY yourself. You have to take 2 hours a week to spend only with your self - while going to places you want to, never were there before, or some nice events you wish to go to - concerts, movies, galleries.... bookstores, shopping center...a walk through a park, a bicycle ride through some nice street...something smart and cultural which will fill you with nice memories and experience.
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I am doing this almost a year now - 10 months to be precise -and I must say!
Doing only these two small things gave me courage, strength, overwiev, showed me new horizons, opened up my eyes which were closed for such a long time....
I noticed so many small mistakes in my life, which were so FATAL in those amounts... They robbed me off of everything positive and I was wondering why I always felt so stuck, so lifeless, so hopeless, lonely....
I felt like I can't create, that I am in a vicious circle which can't be broken because I am too powerless...
I felt like crap, I couldn't draw properly... I was stuck in an artist's block...I didn't feel well in my skin....
The truth is, everyone has the strength they need - but you have to pen up your eyes first - to everyone and everything.
By writing those pages my mind somehow discovered many things about my self that I didn't know about or didn't recognize them as mistakes, faults, feelings of guilt, sadness, feelings of shame, fear or even jealousy.
After opening up my wounds I was able to close them...And after opening up I felt like I still can do a lot of things to change my state.
Even people arround me told me that I changed A LOT. Not only how I look but also the way I speak and act.
It gave me so much courage. And I am finally starting to CREATE in stead of only THINKING about it.
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If you have some time and money, I really REALLY recommend you this wonderful book which can only be called Gift from Heavens.
It doesn't matter who you are or what your beliefs are - the book itself is so clever one can only applaud. :applause:
Plus, the author herself had been through a lot of hard stuff. She took her last resources of strength to stand up again. She met so many people, she helped so many of them and many of them helped her and encouraged her to finish the book up so it can help many more people.
You can visit her page here and have a sneek peek>[link]
You can read more here>[link]
You can buy the book here>[link]
You can probably download it here, but I recommend to buy it! IT's a lot better! I haven't checked the torrents, though>so do it at your own risk>[link]
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You know, there aren't many books that actually work with your very soul. The power is in you - the book is mainly a guide for you to be able to open up more. If you do the first step, many wonderful things will surely happen afterwards.
Don't expect miracles right away. It's a lot of hard work...even if it seems like a piece of cake, it isn't. But I can asure you that everything you invest there will be paid off!
It's really hard as heck to write everyday...I my self wasn't able to do it everyday.... I regret each day I don't write those 3 pages... But I never truly stopped writing and I will do my best to write everytime I have the possibility to.
Since the book is also encouraging to spread the news and help others, I wanted to share it.
I will post this journal also on my other account.
So, remember that all the answers are within you, you just need to listen
Take good care and be sure to check it out!!!
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