To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity… You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. ~Joseph Campbell
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The idea of claiming your sacred place is a great one on paper, but how many of us actually do it?
My favorite essay on the subject is Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own in which she clearly states, “A woman should have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” Well I believe that true of any pursuit.
I love the story Maeve Binchy shares in her book The Maeve Binchy Writer’s Club about her little writing tray which basically lived in a closet. She’d pull it out to write on after all her other work and house cleaning was done. That was her space and years of discipline awarded her many loyal fans and a much bigger room in which to write.
In the very literal sense having you’re own space is just that. Your place to focus on your path forward. Or maybe its a place to pause and reflect. Or maybe this year you’re looking for a space to workout. It’s also about discipline and building the behaviors that make the space sacred to you.
How do you find your Sacred Place?
Go back to your one true thing that you need to do every day or every week to pull you forward and create a place to do that. Start your day in the place accomplishing that one thing and you will see impressive change.
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