I'm re-reading Julia Cameron's book, THE ARTIST'S WAY. Haven't looked at it for years, so it's coming thru as new. Really loving how spiritual it is. Some of my favorite quotes so far:
"Creative work is play. It is free speculation using the materials of one's chosen form." Stephen Nachmanovitch
"In a dark time, the eye begins to see." Theodore Roethke (one of my fav poets)
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." Seneca
Being daring, seeing in a dark time, allowing one's self the permission to play with the work, drive the process for me and are the hardest to allow myself to do. Note to self: quite blithering about and just DO IT!