Why my Morning Routine Takes Most of the Day

Someone reached out to me recently and asked me to share how I ready myself for writing every morning. I have lost the name of the lady who asked, but this is one of the many symptoms of being neck-deep in a book that my morning routine tries to help me manage.

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Emily Bohannon
True Love is Mutual

I don’t think you need anyone or anything to start speaking, to begin to tell your truth. Eventually, it just gets too tiring. Being someone else, someone others want you to be or that you think others might love more, or want more, just becomes too exhausting. Well, and boring. It’s so much more exhilarating to risk something, to be real.

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Emily Bohannon
Team Love

My voice is often shaky in this video. My heart lodged itself into my throat as I did my best to talk about what breaks my heart the most in this world. I wouldn’t have been able to do this video without my ladylove Kate Northrup. The heartbreak makes me feel so vulnerable, and also at the same time, so powerful. Because this is what I know to be true: the broken open heart holds more light than the closed heart too afraid to break.

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Emily Bohannon
The words we become

I was standing in front of a microphone with a pair of headphones that didn’t quite fit me. They kept sliding forward and needed my frequent adjustment to hold them into place. I was wearing my gold silk kimono with hand painted angel wings on the back. I had chosen this studio to record the audio version of REVEAL solely based on its name: Studio Unicorn. And because I had gotten that sense, that intuitive lurch when it’s profoundly kind owner reached out to me. He ended up being a Grammy award winning producer, and a devotee of Amma (the hugging saint I adore.)

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Emily Bohannon
This is my prayer.

It's not dramatic and this is how it's so easily missed. It’s so quick, and small, and so terribly quiet. It takes place in a place within that so many of us have never visited much less venerated. It’s so crucial and essential but we only know this once we’ve found it – once we’ve given up the search to find it in someone else. A well, a chalice, an eternal flame, the holy of holies, the pot of gold, the diamond, the miracle, the elixir of life, the philosopher’s stone, all these begin to convey but fail to fully contain just how much is found there. Here. Within.

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Emily Bohannon
The Sutras of Unspeakable Joy

Words are like sutures. They can close up ancient wounds. They’re magic, we know this. Words heal not just from the meaning they convey but also the energy they contain. Words can hold as if tiny little vessels the energy that transmits from the writer to the reader. Words have the power to transport us, and transform us just from taking them in. 

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Emily Bohannon