Body-Mind-Spirit - Inspiration for Writers, Dreamers, and Seekers of Health & Happiness
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Is it hard for you to ask for help? It is for me. I think I should have my shit together; I should know what I’m doing by now. I believe I shouldn’t need help—and on and on.
I’ll never forget the day I mentioned to a friend I was looking for support for my writing, and she asked, “Why would you need support for your writing?” I was so surprised by her question that I didn’t respond.
But later, I wrote about it in my journal. It’s easy to put everybody else’s needs first and to be accountable to others. There are tangible external consequences if I don’t show up for my students, clients, family, etc. But when it comes to my writing, nothing horrendous happens if I don’t do it. Nobody cares—except me—as I slowly wilt inside.
Writing nourishes me. But I must first give myself the gift of writing. In other words, permission to play.
Play means doing something for fun or joy without a purpose or goal. I like to approach my writing as play. Yes, I have writing goals. But I set them aside when I write. Or I change my intention to mess around with words without considering outcomes.
Some writers say they don’t like writing; they like having written. This sentiment is only valid for me when my inner critic sits on my shoulder saying things like:
• You’re wasting your time.
• You should do something productive that’ll make money.
• You have no talent, and you never will.
• No one will care what you have to say.
• No one will publish this.
• Other things matter more.
But when that voice is quiet, writing is one of the most joyful activities I know. It’s love incarnate.
The best coaches and teachers are cheerleaders who encourage you to follow your heart, heed the call to write, and trust that what you say matters. They bring perspective, share their knowledge, remind you of infinite possibilities, and point you in the direction of your unique creative expression.
I love being a teacher as well as a lifelong learner/student.
If you could use writing help, support, accountability, inspiration, or community, I’ve got two seats open in my upcoming writing circles, one in each session. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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