By Shaun McNiff
Even if in portray, poetry, functionality, song, dance, or existence, there's an intelligence operating in each state of affairs. This strength is the first provider of construction.
If we belief it and stick to its usual flow, it is going to astound us with its skill to discover a fashion via problems—and even make artistic use of our errors and screw ups.
There is a magic to this procedure that can't be managed by way of the ego. someway it usually unearths the right way to where the place try to be, and a vacation spot you by no means may have recognized upfront.
When every thing turns out as though it truly is hopeless and going nowhere . . . trust the method.
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