"Writing is like slaying dragons."
When I first saw the above quote, it was a yes, a whole body YES to me. The trouble was I wasn't writing in my journal.
I haven't in a while.
Was I afraid to hear the messages I might receive? Truthfully, yes. In the past, there have been times when I truly didn't know how I felt until I wrote it down.
Words have always been a great source of comfort and insight to me.
And now - I was afraid of the truth of my soul sitting there on the paper. The pieces of me pouring out slowly and in their own time.
I am in one of those darker spaces in my life (although you wouldn't know it, if you didn't know me). The smile is still there. It's true that you can be happy and sad at the same time.
I've learned that no one escapes the darkness. It just comes and goes.
For most of us, it doesn't stay.
But I've been here before, so I know this is where all the GROWTH, all the EMPOWERMENT, and all the TRANSFORMATION takes place.
I wish we could acquire this evolution in the calmer portions of our life. We do.
It's just not the same.
So join me, as I carve out some much needed time to write. Even during (and most especially) this very full time of life.
How about you?
:: Buy yourself the most beautiful journal you can. If you're like me, however, you already have a stack. And begin.
:: Carry it everywhere. Just don't forget a pen like I did today.
:: Write consistently.
:: Forget about the form it takes. Write, draw, doodle.
Express your heart.
:: Be curious, not judgmental. Oftentimes, I've come to a different conclusion after writing than I previously thought.
:: Make it sacred. Get a cozy blanket. Pour a cup of tea.
And meet yourself on the pages.
To Slaying Dragons
whatever you want, be sure that is what you want;
whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.