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I go fishing in my mind. I put out bait, the bait of my own longing, my desire, and my hunger for connection, for a tug of something alive at the end of a line. Something that I may have to struggle with to pull in, but that will be wild and important to me, whether I keep it or let it go. — Pat Schneider

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What a pity. How the stars
and seas and rivers
in their fragile lace of fog
go on without us
morning after morning,
year after year.
And we disappear. — Pat Schneider

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But if you worry about other people as you write a first draft, you will not be able to free your unconscious mind to give up its treasures. It will be bound by the great dogs of your fear, — Pat Schneider

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I learned without her saying a word that there are truly many ways to pray, and lighting a candle is one of them. — Pat Schneider

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The more we open ourselves to love, the larger our capacity for love becomes. — Pat Schneider

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Writing as an art form belongs to all people, regardless of economic class or educational level ... A writer is someone who writes. — Pat Schneider

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I am like you, curious and small. Like you, I pause alertly and open my senses to try to read the air, the clouds, the sun's slant, the little movements of the animals, all in the hope I will learn the secret of whether I am loved.5 — Pat Schneider

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Whether your purpose for writing is artistic expression, communication with friends and family, the healing of the inner life, or achieving public recognition for your art - the foundation is the same: the claiming of yourself as an artist/writer and the strengthening of your writing voice through practice, study, and helpful response from other writers. — Pat Schneider

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Be led by your joy. — Pat Schneider

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The panther that has stalked you
since you were a child
is old now. No longer wild,
and tired of guarding the treasure
you yourself left behind -
blind and deaf, she will give it all to you
if you just let her go. — Pat Schneider

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To pray is to open oneself completely, intimately, into the Presence that is beyond our ability to name. — Pat Schneider

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Surprise is a major factor in distinguishing an answer to prayer from a projection of my own mental processes. When I can't believe I made up the answer myself, I have to look around to see where it came from. — Pat Schneider

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If I am an artist, I have a vocation. As one drawn to a lover or called to a religious mission, I go to my work - my writing - because it is essential to my happiness. — Pat Schneider

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She begins, "What is the question we spend our entire lives asking?" and answers, "Our question is this: Are we loved? I don't mean by one another." She closes her sermon to the snakes with these words: "I am like you, curious and small. Like you, I pause alertly and open my senses to try to read the air, the clouds, the sun's slant, the little movements of the animals, all in the hope I will learn the secret of whether I am loved. — Pat Schneider

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Maybe the bottom of my own night is a darkness I cannot descend into without "the light that is within me" becoming dark. — Pat Schneider

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It occurred to me that when I begin to write, I open myself and wait. And when I turn toward an inner spiritual awareness, I open myself and wait. — Pat Schneider

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Something in me that was broken, cracked - becomes whole. The cracks, if I write them with utter honesty, are where "the light gets in." The present meets the past, and healing begins. — Pat Schneider

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Writing is an animal that lives in the soul. It must not be whipped into doing tricks. It is not a circus animal. It can be fierce, but it is not malevolent. It can be playful, but it is not without wisdom. Above all, it is wild. A wild animal has to sleep sometimes. This is a time of deep sleep for my writing. — Pat Schneider

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If we can't forget, how can we forgive? I believe that forgiving can't be done by willpower alone. I can will myself to write out my own memories and feelings. I can will myself to imagine onto the page how someone else may have felt. I can will myself to research someone else's life in order to better understand what happened. But I don't think I can forgive by simply willing to forgive. Forgiving happens to us when our hearts are ready. Sometimes it takes the form of working on our own story until quietly, often surprisingly, we simply let go of the hurt. Sometimes forgiving makes it possible to pick up the pieces of a broken relationship and begin again. Sometimes it means letting a relationship go. We can't forgive through willpower. What we can do is work toward readiness of heart. Writing as a spiritual practice can be that kind of work.
When our heart is ready, we often don't even know it until forgiveness happens within us. It is a gift. — Pat Schneider

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To grow in craft is to increase the bredth of what I can do, but art is the depth, the passion, the desire, the courage to be myself and myself alone. — Pat Schneider

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Putting words onto paper - when it is done as an honest act of search or connection, rather than as an act of manipulation, performance, self-aggrandizement or self-protection - is a holy act. — Pat Schneider

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Both writing and praying are acts of deep vulnerability. — Pat Schneider

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When we neglect the artist in ourselves, there is a kind of mourning that goes on under the surface of our busy lives. — Pat Schneider

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A writer is someone who writes! — Pat Schneider

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There are cultural and societal prejudices that make it hard for us to write. It has been my experience that for some men, the struggle to write involves the prejudice that it is not "manly" to reveal the inner life, the secrets of the heart and of the imagination. For many women, the struggle to write is at base a struggle against the idea that women's lives are not of interest as literature. I have a friend whose husband once said after her first book had been published, "You sit there writing as if your life had some significance. — Pat Schneider

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Jesus said, But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. — Pat Schneider

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It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they're supposed to be.
I've been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window? — Pat Schneider

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God's love is God's attention. — Pat Schneider

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Are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground — Pat Schneider

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Darkness and light are inextricably bound together. — Pat Schneider

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Writing and prayer are both a form of love, and love takes courage. — Pat Schneider

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Even those truths that are painful will ultimately increase my wisdom, undergird my strength, make possible my art. — Pat Schneider