Is there a place for ritual in the creative life?
My daughter, Courtney, is graduating today. I am so very proud of her! She is an amazing and talented young woman.
In the hustle and bustle, I find myself wondering --why do we have rituals and traditions like graduation ceremonies?
Do they enrich our lives, or is it just a meaningless leftover relic of the past?
As Courtney walks across the stage today, it symbolizes her transition from childhood to adulthood. There is a line in the sand that says, childhood is now a fond memory, and the unknown future is now her path. A future full of amazing possibility.
We need rituals.
Rituals and traditions are markers, altars in our lives. We can revisit them, and draw encouragement and wisdom from them.
They cause us to look back and remember. They cause us to look forward.
Rituals cause us to shift our mindset.
We can build rituals around our creativity. The ritual allows us to leave behind our busyness, our blocks, our distractions, and step across into the substance of our joy, our passion. They allow us to let go and move forward.
Build a ritual around your art.
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