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Outrunning your Censor

All of us have an inner Censor, that nasty voice that tries to discount what we are doing.

A lot of times people think they can outsmart their censor, but that’s not my experience. My experience is that as you get smarter, your censor gets smarter. But what you can do is outrun your censor.

If you keep doing Morning Pages the censor eventually gets exhausted, because you keep saying "There is no wrong way to do MPS, and I am going to keep going." As you keep saying no to the censor, it eventually backs off a little bit.

Naming your censor helps. Making a cartoon image of your censor helps. Is your censor a shark, a monster, a scary parental figure?

Try this: Name, describe, and draw your censor. And see if it doesn't back off just a little bit more.

4 Comments on "Outrunning your Censor"

  1. Thanks for the reminder!!! still struggling to get morning pages into routine.

  2. Thanks for reminding!! still struggling for getting the morning pages into routine!!

  3. Profile photo of Violet Singleton

    My censor has changed from a miserable snivelling little man in a long frock coat to a huge black monster with claws dug into my shoulder. I will not submit. Returning once more to morning pages EVERY day – and shrugging off this huge weight. Feeling lighter already.

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