Walking In This World: Spiritual strategies for forging your creative trail Paperback – 26 Sep 2002
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In Walking in This World Julia Cameron offers a 12-week course crammed full of practical tips on how to rejuvenate the creative life. What happens when you get stuck and can't create? What should you do when you can't solve a problem or move into the next stage of goal achievement? Take a walk. Seriously. Cameron, who has already written successfully on the science of human creativity, suggests that a weekly walk helps to clear the mind, focus the energies and re-establish the priorities. Her advice is not just for artists, writers and musicians. Everyone has areas of life where creative problem solving is required. Cameron believes that getting in touch with the deep sources of inspiration will help us solve business problems, relationship problem and become more spiritual, whole and positive as individuals.
Along with the practical suggestions, on every page there are memorable quotes from creative people that support Cameron's point. While this book is practical and inspiring, like many self-help books, it is over-written and repetitious. Cameron's advice is excellent, but she could probably have made her points in half the space. Sometimes her own creativity errs on the side of cliché and sentimental excess, but despite these criticisms, Walking in This World points a way forward for those who are seeking a more meaningful, creative and spiritual way of life. --Dwight Longenecker
Walking in this World picks up where the international bestseller The Artist's Way left off, highlighting an amazing journey towards discovering our creative potentialSee all Product Description
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I won't go into specifics as it was quite a while since I read Walking in this World but I do remember being inspired by it at the time. I now find I refer more to Eric Maisel's Fearless Creating: A Step-by-step Guide to Starting and Completing Your Work of Art (Inner Work Book) but would still recommend this book if you liked Cameron's The Artist's Way and would like to read more.
Walking in this World feels like a repetition and a poor copy of The Artist's Way. The exercises are not as many and not as time-consuming as the ones in previous books. It's a light version and it's fine if you want to re-connect with your creativity and spirituality. For me it was perfect as I've been quite busy this year and it's been good going through a chapter now and again to help me get back on track.
Funnily enough each chapter has dealt with something I really needed to work on at that very moment. It's good with the constant reminders of claiming your right to solitude and support and also being protective of your work without isolating yourself totally.
Even if this book is more "passive" than The Artist's Way and Vein of Gold the essays are still well worth reading.
I did found it very helpful and it did some effective changes in my attitude what I can do, and how I can dare to change even my creative interests,
I'm not a religious person so I found some of the references to God a little unnecessary but it doesn't impose enough on the writing to put me off reading it on and off over the last six years. I am an emerging artist and writer and this book has kept me going whilst I was a Masters student, when noone was interested in my work, when my personal life stopped me from making good work, through my first exhibitions and when I was first published.
Cameron talks from the heart about her own creative journey and those around her and how as creative people, we must look after ourselves and keep our work in perspective.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great work from Julia Cameron. I recommend it highly.Published 9 months ago by Mrs Lorraine Gaye Wilson
boy can this woman whine!and apparantly knows all there is to know about God.MOURNING pages indeed...sighPublished 17 months ago by Indogo beauchamp
Similar to the first book in some areas. Still a good read and worth it for the price. An inspiring authoress !Published 19 months ago by Laura Harratt
I read this book a few years ago to question what creativity meant for me as I did a lot of art in my childhood/youth but then went to a corporate career and forgot about arts. Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2013 by klein
There is some good advice in this book, a few useful techniques, a great deal of popular psychology and some rather off-putting New Age waffle. Read morePublished on 24 Nov. 2012 by Peasant
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