#blogElul 19: Judge
#blogElul 20: Dare

Whatever gets in the way...


When I was an MFA student at Bennington many years ago, I had a poetry mentor named Jason Shinder who used to say, "Whatever gets in the way of the work, is the work."

He was talking about poetry, of course...Whatever is getting in the way of my creative life doesn't have to be an obstacle. Seen from a different vantage, it's a doorway in.

I've come to see this as a profound spiritual teaching, too...

That's from the beginning of my latest piece for The Wisdom Daily: The Gift of Recognizing What's In Your Way. I hope you'll click through and read!