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The Wilderness of Your Intuition

Be brave enough to live life creatively
The creative is the place where
no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of
your comfort and go into
the wilderness of your intuition.
You can’t get there by bus,
only by hard work and risk,
and by not quite knowing what you are doing.
What you will discover will be
wonderful.
What you discover will be
yourself.
Alan Alda

Intuition is a life saving part of us, in some ways. We have a feeling that someone is untrustworthy, for example, and that might save us some grief. Maybe we can use the term “gut feeling” if that makes more sense.

Being Human
I alternate times when I listen & trust my gut, and times I ignore it and try to force things.

Right now, I want to follow my gut more with my visual creativity. I want to use more color, want to dress in different combinations.

The equilateral vest I’m knitting requires a bit of gut following. I had to really change it but it will look good on me the new way.

It seems I want to embellish everything. I want to embroider my clothes, paint my office & kitchen… and my car.

Everyday Work Creativity
Alan Alda is talking of creative work, not a wardrobe or car. He’s pretty genius. Yet it takes practice to get to genius.

Does it seem to you that gut risks feel less comfortable in winter? I have a sense that protecting our skin from cold impacts our emotional need for protection, too.

I just went back and read mr. Alda’s quote again. A winter wilderness is a beautiful vision, don’t you agree?

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Day 3 of 21:
My 3 New Gratitudes for Today

Work… With good people who appreciate me.

Working kitchen & laundry appliances which make my life more comfortable.

Central heat. Having been chilly indoors in Mexico, Egypt & Ethiopia, a dial on the wall which creates warmth is a celebrated part of my life.

2 Responses to “The Wilderness of Your Intuition”

  1. kathy b Says:

    I’ve always like Alan Alda… Love his quote. THanks for the inspiration.  I like to listen to the Ted talks for inspiration too. I m going to go check to see if he has given a Ted talk. It would no doubt be great

  2. Kdedmundson Says:

    Ahh…my three thank-yous for this day:
    –north winds (aka “blue northers”) that lay bare the oyster beds and remind me why I love the gulf coast–new logs for the fireplace
    –Weimaraners who warm my feet when the wind blows

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