I am taking a great writer’s class–it’s a “Method’s Writing” class by Jack Grapes. I am discovering the old adage, “the more you know, the more you don’t know,” is so true in my case. You see, I was far from a scholar in the English arena throughout my academic journey. As a matter of fact, my high school english teacher was the football coach. And yes, all he wanted to do was talk about the football plays of the day. The message I received? “Writing is not all that important.” Important or not, I have gained an appetite to write. I yearn to express myself. I am gaining a love for words and the power they can have on our emotions as if, painting a tapestry of one’s visions, dreams and imaginations. All arts offer inspiration which can motive and bring forth god’s creations through our finite minds…all reminding us we indeed are infinite in nature.
I have been asked to write for a method writing class I am taking with Jack Grapes-You ought to check him out-Anyway, he says its important to learn to write my talk as I value the truth my voice speaks. It’s about the process. At first, I thought, “hmm, this is therapy. He is sounding just like me in the therapy room. Am I here to get my own therapy in an unconventional way?” As he continued to talk, that is to talk his truth–although all so familiar, I was mesmerized by the process unfolding in front of my eyes. My heart started to beat as I moved up to the edge of my seat. Then it happened.
As I have been anxiously engaged in pursuing my life from my Ideal Self, I have been enlighten, some days, moment by moment. The key to my Self discovery is the willingness and ability to come from a place of confidence in my own uniqueness and wonder in this world. In turn, each and every interaction I encounter is magnified by another’s uniqueness and the wonder about them. My life as been accentuated with a brightness and joy that can not be dimmed by today’s “doomsday” messages of the recession. The challenges ahead are not being naively ignored, just re framed as more opportunity for growth and connection with one another. So be happy. Celebrate your Ideal Self and embrace each moment as a new opportunity to create a miracle and fulfill you Ultimate Purpose!
The week has been most intense. They say “oppositon in all things”–a principle that I have witnessed many times through the course of my own life and the many lives of others I have encountered. The past few days have been filled with a mirage of emotions of anger verging on rage, sadness verging on anguish and fear veging on terror. Yet as these individuals’ backs have been pushed up against the wall, they have fought back valiantly. They have confronted the problems, tribulations, illnesses and betrayals with courage, tenacity and mere stubbornness. I have not seen such brave souls fight like tested warriors before, nor have I been part of the miraculous changes that have manifested before my eyes this very week. We are a strong people. When we know we must, we do! more »