dedicate space

purple flip flops

I bought Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield on Wednesday, and read most of it that night (it’s pretty short). Like his earlier books The War of Art and Do the Work (which I’ve also read), this is a must-read for artists and creators. I was also stunned by how neatly Pressfield’s latest book fits with my ongoing theme of ritual. He talks specifically about creative practice, and its ritualistic aspects. I loved this quote:

The space of practice is sacred. It belongs to the goddess. We take our shoes off before we enter. We press our palms together and we bow.

How do you dedicate space to your most authentic, life-serving activities? How do you make your space sacred?