Today is IWSG Wednesday, where we release our cares and fears to the writing world, knowing that we have the support of a like group of persons. Do make a special effort to visit folks you haven't visited before. The IWSG list is here and don't forget to check out what's going on over at the IWSG website and Facebook page. Now on to my post...
It’s been a busy time for me since the start of this year. I haven’t had time to feel too insecure about anything to do with my writing, other than the fact that the non-fiction in my life has wrestled fiction to the ground and dealt what feels like a knock-out blow, but I know the time will come when I can write more of what I love best. Today, I’m just going to be grateful for life and the work that’s been coming my way. I’ll also share some words that have inspired me since I came across them. Allow them to sink into your thoughts and your hearts. They’re that profound.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
For those who are religious, today is the start of Lent—that 40-day period of abstinence, preparation and reflection, which culminates with our Easter celebration. May you have a peaceful day and season.
Catch you later in the day!