” Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that’s why we decide we’re done. It’s getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out. “


” Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go. “


” Talk when you talk, walk when you walk, and die when you die. “


” When you are present, the world is truly alive. “


” That’s very nice if they want to publish you, but don’t pay too much attention to it. It will toss you away. Just continue to write. “


” I consider writing practice a true Zen practice because it all comes back at you. You can’t fool anyone because it’s on the page. “


” When you bring the darkness to the table, it doesn’t rule you or hurt other people, but when we keep it secret, it’s dangerous. “


” There’s no such thing as a writer’s block. If you’re having trouble writing, well, pick up the pen and write. No matter what, keep that hand moving. Writing is really a physical activity. “


” Whether you’re keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it’s the same thing. What’s important is you’re having a relationship with your mind. “


” When you write what you know, you stay in control. One of the first things I encourage my writing students to do is to lose control – say what they want to say, break structure. “


” If you feel bored or uncomfortable as you’re writing, ask yourself what’s bothering you and write about that. Sometimes your creative energy is like water in a kinked hose, and before thoughts can flow on the topic at hand, you have to straighten the hose by attending to whatever is preoccupying you. “


” The correctness and quality of what you write do not matter, the act of writing does. “



All 12 Natalie Goldberg Quotes about You in picture


Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that
Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.
Talk when you talk, walk when you walk, and die when you die.
When you are present, the world is truly alive.
That
I consider writing practice a true Zen practice because it all comes back at you. You can
When you bring the darkness to the table, it doesn
There
Whether you
When you write what you know, you stay in control. One of the first things I encourage my writing students to do is to lose control - say what they want to say, break structure.
If you feel bored or uncomfortable as you
The correctness and quality of what you write do not matter, the act of writing does.

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