Sierra Prasada

Sierra Prasada is a Washington, D.C.-based author, journalist, editor, and teacher. She is co-author, with her father Dan Millman, of The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication. While living in and reporting on the Middle East, she gained proficiency in Arabic and wrote her first book, Creative Lives, profiling Lebanese artists. Her current undertakings include a ten-year 20th Century Project, a screenplay adaptation, and other fiction and nonfiction projects.

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The Importance of Asking Questions

We spend so much of our lives seeking answers to others’ questions and to the Big Questions: Who are we? Why do we exist? Why do we die? What happens afterward? How should we live? How can we be happy? How can we give back? What does it all mean? It’s important that we give these questions their due, that we try to answer them for ourselves. But we must also strike out on our own. In contemplation of the grail quest, comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell wrote, “Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path; each… Read more.

Don’t be concerned in those moments when you feel unable to create — you can always fall back on contemplating all that’s creating you.