By Shaun McNiff
Publish yr note: First released March thirty first 1998
Whether in portray, poetry, functionality, tune, dance, or lifestyles, there's an intelligence operating in each scenario. This strength is the first service of construction.
If we belief it and keep on with its common flow, it's going to astound us with its skill to discover a manner via problems—and even make inventive use of our blunders and screw ups.
There is a magic to this method that can not be managed via the ego. by some means it usually reveals how to where the place you should be, and a vacation spot you by no means may have recognized prematurely.
When every little thing turns out as though it's hopeless and going nowhere . . . trust the process.
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