Our creative acts require not just ideas but ingenuity and perseverance, confidence and courage, the ability to dream and to do. The Bright Way helps readers cultivate all of the above.
A simple yet profound program of inspiration plus action, designed for a lifetime of use, the Bright Way System empowers readers to access motivation and progress, find joy in skill-building, and courageously share their creative works. Grounded in the belief that all people are naturally creative, that they must express their creativity to feel whole, and that everyone can learn how to do this, The Bright Way shows the way.
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Praise for The Bright Way
Drawing from many traditions, The Bright Way offers a friendly, well-paced system for reconnecting with one’s own artistic voice, no matter how long it’s been. Rediscovering the profound joy of the creative process can be life-changing — utterly transformative — and lots of fun, especially with Rowan as your guide.”
Drawing on the riches of the world's wisdom traditions and her own personal experience, Diana Rowan invites the reader on a journey to the creative spark that is the birthright of every human being. Filled with inventive exercises and compassionate encouragement, The Bright Way offers people from all walks of life a practical roadmap to the creative life.
Diana Rowan's beautiful book will be an invaluable guide and inspiration for anyone who has felt exiled from their creative self. There is depth and wisdom here; the author's five steps offer a powerful yet accessible and practical process that will help even the most creatively blocked of us, share our gifts joyfully and confidently with the world. 'The Bright Way' shines; in its pages, creativity becomes a magical, transformative and healing practice that enriches both self and community.
When you look at Diana, she always looks so composed, so sure of what she’s doing. And yet her story of how she was trembling, and how she overcame the fear she felt—that’s what really got my attention. So many of us have to show up and look polished and professional. It’s nerve-wracking to get to that level of composure. What’s really useful about this book is that Diana has been there and she shows you the pathway to creativity and feeling safe in your own space. Using the power of past wisdom and present illumination, she gives the reader a way to find their way back to who they really are.
We humans are creatures of art. By nature, we are fueled by a mystical impulse to craft the raw and the formless into a shape we can at least call original or, if the wheel of fortune turns in our favor, extraordinary. Creative work is the food our souls crave, and we desperately desire pathways toward our elusive muse. The rekindling of our artistic spark is the very medicine our world needs now, and this book is an exquisite testament to creativity’s value, accessibility, and necessity. Rowan offers practical exercises within a clear step-by-step framework to access your creative spark, your light of inspiration, and to come to your own bright and wild art.
Artist and author Diana Rowan has given us a gift. She grounds lofty philosophies and themes in practical language and lessons with detailed guidance on discovering, exercising, sharing and rejoicing in each person’s creative self. Through “The Bright Way” she inspires, never intimidates although her knowledge of cultures past and present is vast. Diana’s clarity of her vision and methods of tapping creativity unleashes the uniqueness we all possess and artistic abilities we all carry. A virtuoso performance.