Writing is MY way of life—it is my passion and true love. Writing enables me to do what I love doing the most, and that is constructing stories and experiences that give my life meaning and add value to others’ lives.
Writing is my personal journey of being to becoming. Being implies accepting and embracing ALL of me—the noble me and the flawed me, the tolerant me and the smugly moralistic me, the blithesome me and the dispirited me, the celebrated me and the unacknowledged me. Becoming suggests that I am a complete individual while welcoming opportunities to stretch beyond the limits of my creative endurance.
Writing is my teacher. Writing teaches me to regard the inestimability of human connection and relationship. Writing teaches me the value of embracing the mystery of each person’s existence—beyond race, gender, ethnicity, or philosophical worldview.
Writing instructs me on how to live in harmony with my community and the environment. Writing engenders the mindset and attitude of kindred spirit. Kindred spirit means we are thinking, feeling, and experiencing life in a manner that sees love as the commodity of exchange in relationships.
Why You Should NOT simply Write
You should not simply write because writing tells a story—your story. What if your story is not inviting? You should not simply write because doing so exposes your inner thoughts and experiences. Why would you want the world to know about your vulnerabilities, flaws, limitations, and imperfections?
But what if writing is all of those things and none of those things? What if writing is about building courage, confidence, awareness, discipline, optimism, and hope? What if writing is grounded in extending compassion and participating in meaningful relationships? Perhaps, to write is be human. It could be that to write is to recognize our impermanence—our time on earth.
Writing is a lifestyle. So, do not think simply about writing. Think about what it means to be human—to be a creator. And from that place of accepting your humanity—WRITE! Write and give the world an opportunity to participate in your essence.