“Make an effort to remove all labels that you’ve placed on yourself. Labels serve to negate you. You must ultimately live up to the label rather than being the limitless spirit that is your true essence. You’re not an American, an Italian, or an African. You’re a member of one race, the human race. You’re… Continue reading Labels: Wisdom by Wayne Dyer
It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in the NON-happenings—the things we want but are not yet here. I’ve written a note to self, grounding me in what is important. The pretty PDF version is attached in the link below if you like uplifting templates with your uplifting messages. Please feel free to apply these concepts to yourself, or write your own letter. It’s therapeutic.
When I create a resume for a client, I always start the conversation out with this question: if you could describe three standout characteristics about yourself, what would they be? Lately, I’ve been imagining what a LIFE’S resume would look like. You know, instead of parceling out the highlights of your career onto one page (with the appropriate buzzwords!), illuminating the moments and high points of your life’s most significant work (buzzwords not needed).
Today I chose to tell a truth, even when I heard a voice in my head that said, “Stop. You aren’t smart enough for this. How could you make such big claims?”
As I mentioned in the previous post, I recently sat down with my friend Albert to help him jumpstart his creativity for songwriting. His goal was this: to make fresh connections and metaphors, using language that isn’t so “straightforward,” as is his usual style. The next day, I created a customized resource for him that… Continue reading Writing Challenge and Exercise
And I know that this is the power of giving. After I put my focus on helping my friend with his creativity, the world showed me just how fast it could serve me in unexpected and miraculous ways. Because I was sitting in the HEART of what I love (inspiring people how to BE inspired!), this flow poetically opened up.
“Hold on, honey” he said. Hold on to what you are.
The past does not define my present. It does not define my future. My current mindset and belief defines it. And right now, I believe abundance is available to me. I believe I am creative and purposeful. My words carry impact and ignite powerful responses from the people who need to read them. My words evoke… Continue reading 25 Affirmations For a Healthier Writing Career
when you can’t find words of your own, borrow. list out a string of them that don’t make sense. precious ocean tidal arc i beg i dream i beg again feel it on your tongue: language forming, symbols budding. sometimes there are thorns sharp as cold water. — the lulls the hums of vowels twisting eventually… Continue reading from 3/16/2015: channeled meditation for finding poems/words/songs
It’s a critical viewpoint, bordering on cynical, I know. I should be praising these writers who show up to the page for NanoWriMo. Afterall, they’re making progress. They’re committing to their work. But I just can’t ignore that there’s something fundamentally wrong with this approach.