So writers block has hit me like a tonne of HB lead. I’ve been sitting on my hands for the past month feeling uninspired and unenthusiastic. I feel like I don’t have anything extra to offer, than what has been said already. My perspective is introspective and therefore not relevant, not interesting.
So all of that being the case, I was reminded about the chasm that would be left if everyone in history who has ever written anything down, who has ever had an opinion about anything, kept their pencils sharp and never wrote a word; or kept their lips glossed and never spoke.
How bereft our world would be without the philosophy of Aristotle, Ekkhart Tolle, Depak Chopra, Caroline Myss. How empty would our imaginations be without JR Tolkein, JK Rowling, Stephen R. Donaldson (think I need to re-brand, MC Tinkler has a nice ring to it!)
Not to say that I am in anyway putting myself in that category, but maybe, just maybe there is someone out there who reads something I have to say and that makes all the difference to them on that day. Who am I to hide myself under a bushel and NOT let the world know what I have to say. Who am I NOT to try my best to be my best?
In the words of the wonderful Marianne Williamson:
“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.”
So here I am offering up some liberation. I will keep on writing. I will keep on opinionating. I will encourage everyone I meet to do the same so I can be inspired by them in return. For me that’s a key. We are ALL meant to shine. So I will celebrate other people’s opinions as I celebrate my own.…Let’s all shine on!