I've been writing a book for over a decade. Or, more accurately I wrote most of a book over a decade ago & haven't touched it since. I still absolutely believe in the topic & the content which is largely about truly inhabiting your life in the largest possible manner to be the best version of yourself you can be.
It's about recognising that soul, psyche, mind, body, spirit are all aspects of a system that seeks to be a unified & informed whole.
I'd really like to re-visit & complete it. It's just that I haven't made the time to have a concentrated 'run' at it since I last put it away safely.
I've a feeling I may soon pick it up & continue though......Why?
I was reflecting this morning that when I started writing my book, I believed what I was writing.
Now, looking back I realise that I've been living & embodying what I was writing about. In a way, the book has come to life within me & taken me on the very journey I was busy writing about!
I've learned that by following my heart & where my attention naturally wants to go, I have responded to opportunities that simply 'arrived' unbidden which I recognised as a 'fit' for me. I've also taken considerable time out to work on areas of development & learning which were 'right' for me; pathways upon which, others on occasions have been puzzled about or advised me against.
I have trusted myself & my journey as it has evolved. I've taken risks & backed hunches.
I'm not 'there' yet. I'm not 'done' yet.
But that's exciting rather than frustrating.
As I look forward, I'm about to take a major life step I couldn't have anticipated or planned, but one that I'm fundamentally 'ready' for & is another doorway towards my best self.
It will change everything. Again. Wonderful!
So, at some point when the dust from this latest beautifully mysterious storm clears a little, I'm going to return to my book. Maybe it will have changed in essence. I'll need to update it for sure.
I can do that. I only have to look at my experience which has updated continually for the truth of that alignment & congruency.
I hope it turns out to be something others will want to read. I hope it will support the kind of growth & evolution it has supported in me.
I will write with a new sense of honouring the journey, & all the twists & turns along the way.
I'll write with knowledge. It will be my honest truth. And that feels great!
"Why am I trying to hold my attention somewhere it doesn't want to be? If I follow where my attention is
going I may discover the path I need to be on" Hugh Prather.
"Attention is the hidden discipline of familiarity" David Whyte
"Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you'll see further" Chinese proverb.
It sounds like congratulations of some kind might be in order, best wishes with that next step :-)
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I love to notice, & to wonder & to journal on the things I wonder about: as the poet David Whyte says ~to "overhear myself saying things I didn't know I knew"