No, I’m not talking about an exercise program or yoga, I’m talking about taking a risk and going beyond, way beyond, your comfort zone. That is what I have found myself doing these past few weeks. I’m writing a book. It is one thing to create short articles for this blog but to expand into a book is quite the step for me.
Over the past few months I’ve received the same message over and over again, one given from “the other side” through different mediums while in message circles and workshops – “you must write a book!” Write about what? It is lovely to get a message but more information would have been nice too; like about what topic? But the message was always to the point and very, very persistent.
Well, through the most amazing circumstances I was provided with the answer and the writing began and so did the doubts and insecurities. That’s what can happen when you chose to venture outside of your nicely created little world and stretch yourself. Ouch!
This has been a good exercise for me (forgive the pun). Writing a book requires a plan, discipline, focus and most of all….lots of revisions to get it just right. Kind of like life! It feels nice to see the flow of words tumble onto the pages in front of me; to watch the chapters pile up on each other and become …. a book.
I’m also getting the chance to address that unwelcome intruder called doubt once more; to stand up to that part of me that wants to let fear creep back in. It is a good thing, because even though fear wins the occasional battle these days, it is nice to know that I’m winning the war!
These past few years have challenged me, actually no….I’ve challenged myself; challenged myself to become all that I can be and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far. There is no telling how far I may go but I’m looking forward to the ride! Once you start down the road of self-actualization it is hard to stop and going back is just not an option.
Wish me well!
Oh yes, what is the book about? Here is a teaser….(anticipating a summer, 2012 release date):
There are times in your life when you are presented with the opportunity to step beyond your comfort zone, to venture along an alternate path that unfolds itself in front of you; times that challenge the way in which you view yourself and the world around you. Widowhood and the acquisition of an antique Tibetan singing bowl were two such times for me. Two seemingly diverse and unrelated events that have altered my perceptions of life profoundly and initiated a journey that was long overdue; a journey back to me.
Come follow my journey and get a glimpse into the Spirit Realm; come to know the spirit energy which manifested in an ancient Tibetan bowl.