I am working with an online group and we are working through The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.  One of the things I have discovered through working through the pages is realizing my true passion.  I have a passion for connection.  I love connecting with people in general.  I love connecting with my fellow yoga friends at Bikram Yoga University Village in Palm Desert.  I love connecting with my students at my various workshops.  I love connecting with various people in the grocery store or wherever I happen to be.  Connection for me takes place on a variety of levels.  Sometimes the connection is brief, at other times a connection can change my life. 

I think one of the most amazing writing exercises to work on is looking at your connections.  Write your story of how you met your true love.  Have you had many loves or just one that you still cling to?  Examine the circumstances around your meeting.  Write about how you met him/her.  Did you know immediately that this person was going to make a difference in your life?  If not immediately when did the love grow?  When your heart thinks about passion who is the image that is recalled in your memory banks?  What about the various friendships you have maintained throughout the years, can you recall your first meeting?  Take some time today to travel through your memories and see what you remember about the important people in your life.  Focus in and see what you remember.  Sometimes (especially if your true love is no longer a part of your life) this exercise can be painful, but travel down the path gently and see what it is that you recall.  Let the tears fall if you need them to, it is cleansing and healing.

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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