Cynthia Morris says it’s her job to help people enjoy their talents and create on their own terms. She values creativity in a way that is inspiring, and she walks her talk – not just coaching creativity but honouring it in her own life.
She delights in living life as a creative adventure.
I’d been following Cynthia’s work for some time when I met her last summer at the World Domination Summit. Her workshop there helped me see what was in the way of moving forward with a couple of projects I had in mind.
Cynthia loves values work as much as I do and believes everything flows from there. My excitement at having her here in the spotlight is amplified by the fact that I’ll be taking part in her upcoming program Free Write Fling, where her invitation is to. . .
Write every day and love it!
That’s the plan, and I can already feel those projects coming back to life.
Read what she’s up to in her life and business and consider joining her program if you’ve got the urge to take your creative impulses seriously!
1. Why are you here?
‘Here’, when I answered this question, was on an airplane from Paris to Reykjavik. Being in a tube up in the air really inspires me.
Here’s what came when I answered this question:
I’m here to experience joy and light.
I’m here to feel love, for myself and others.
I’m here to love what I love and inspire others to love what they love.
I’m here to enjoy the beauty that’s all around, to feel the divine that is in us and around us.
I’m here to light inspiration and spark action.
I’m here to learn and grow and love and show.
2. What is your future calling you to do?
She’s calling for trust about what’s unfolding. She’s also insisting on more appreciation of what’s here in me now. She wants me – and all of us – to be able to more fully see and appreciate our amazing, wonderful selves. She’s tired of her song being drowned out by that other voice that likes to point out the wrinkles and fat and impatience.
3. How do you honour that calling?
I’ve taken up journaling again, after many years away from it. I’m in a cycle of contemplation and renewal, of my transparency to the divine and of how I live on a daily basis. I’m slowing down more. I’m taking more time to feel. I’m trusting my art-making impulses.
4. What is both effortless and life-giving to you?
Wow, I don’t think that anything is effortless. I like engaging and trying and giving my all. But, the thing that is most exciting right now is my art making. I’ve devoted myself to making art this year. I recently sold 15 paintings on commission and have been having so. much. fun. making them. I love learning and seeing progress and playing. Entire days pass while I am doing this. I feel so happy while painting and afterwards. So while that’s not free of effort, it’s total joy
5. What do you do best?
I really help others feel good about themselves. I have some kind of energy that helps people feel that it’s possible to be their creative, kooky self. So in a nutshell, what I do best is inspire people to believe and to create from that belief in themselves and their ideas.
6. What is extraordinary about your work?
Oh gosh, really? How can I answer that? That’s really for someone else to say, isn’t it? But, as my future self has invited me to appreciate what I offer, I will try to answer.
My work as a coach – that the conversations I have with my clients and students, the ephemeral nature of what I do – it can’t be seen exactly – is so profoundly life-changing…that’s extraordinary.
My work as a writer – that I’ve been doing it for so long feels extraordinary! This month marks my twelve-year anniversary publishing my newsletter. I can’t believe it. My tenacity feels extraordinary to me.
My work as an artist – this is the cool thing: people just love it. There’s a child-like innocence and vitality to it that really attracts people. It’s colorful and whimsical and makes people want that energy for themselves.
7. What is guaranteed to inspire you?
I love seeing artist’s studios. I adore listening to interviews with artists and writers and designers. I love seeing what people are making. I love watching people bust out into their own originality. One of my favorite things is going to museum shows and seeing an artist’s entire body of work on display. I love pinpointing the moment when they started expressing their originality.
Also, a day of coaching my clients always energizes me. Deep, true conversations that have a positive impact are so inspiring to me. My clients’ brilliance and courage always spurs me to my own daring leaps.
8. What will your epitaph say when you’ve lived life on your terms?
She loved her life as a creative adventure.
Cynthia Morris is the author of the Paris novel Chasing Sylvia Beach and the how-to guide Create Your Writer’s Life. Since 1999, Cynthia has been coaching writers, entrepreneurs and artists enjoy their talent and create on their own terms. Cynthia lives in Denver where she runs her business Original Impulse, makes art, practices yoga, cooks great food and savors every moment as much as she can.
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