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  • Writer's pictureJanine Murphy

What's the weather like in your mind?


Have you ever stopped to observe the flavour of your thoughts? For many years in my twenties I woke up every morning and did a practice called Morning Pages. I may have mentioned this before. It's from a book called The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. That book, and this practice changed my life. This is how Julia describes the practice; "Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages– they are not high art. They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only." So every morning for many years this is how I would begin my day. I did them lying in bed or at the kitchen table with a cup of tea and through this process I learnt so much about the workings of my mind. About the tendency we all have to ruminate on the negative and skip over anything positive. About how my thoughts first thing in the morning coloured my whole experience of the rest of the day. About how I could very easily influence my day by starting it with positive thoughts and how on those days if anything difficult arose which enevitably did happen, I navigated a path through it much more smoothly and easily. This practice has since been replaced by my mediation practice which is very similar in many ways but I still come back to it sometimes for guidance. It's a great way to help you tune into and trust your intuition. What's the weather like in your ming today? Find out more about the book and it's author here. The Artist's Way


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