"In order to be creative we must be vulnerable. We block our creativity when we toughen up. The same hard shell that protects us, keeps us from being open to our own experience. Shutting down to protect ourselves from creative pain, we shut down our creative joy. And so you must draw a sacred circle, a protective ring, around yourself and our fledgling work. Think of yourself as a creative child and your work as creative brain children."- Julia Cameron: The Vein of Gold.