I am reading Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, a book that goes against so many of my instincts. It espouses a spiritual force, a Great Creator, that helps us create. I am trying so hard not to resist because I am getting a lot of reading it.
I want this creative force to inhabit me too. I am looking for a way to incorporate it into my belief structure. Cameron knows that many readers will resist this idea and she tells us to find our own name for it—something we believe in. It need not be spiritual or religious.
I believe that the universe is a random, unknowable thing that offers infinite variety. We have an opportunity to tap into it with contributions to the randomness.
Cameron says to put up a sign that says:
Great Creator, I will take care of the quantity. You take care of the quality.
I said in my review of The Practice that I am writing to get better at writing. The quantity is the point. The quantity is how I will add to and tap into the universe’s randomness.