I have been sort of in a quandary lately, having abandoned my blog.
Surely I didn't mean to actually leave it all alone, with no one to talk to.
This is the fickle tick of people, we are not really good at following our own advice. Unless, of course, you are one of those truly blessed individuals who has a great self-esteem and really trusts yourself. If you are one of those people, in all sincerity, I say, "God Bless You!"
Because way too many of us don't.
No. Really. We don't.
Maybe we had a rough childhood, made some bad mistakes in the teen years (or even later in the 20s or 30s), or maybe we just have no sense of how to listen to that small still voice that is waiting for acknowledgement inside ourselves. Whatever the reason for the blow to the self-esteem, we are just out in limbo listening to all the advice that is all around. We forget to listen to ourselves about ourselves--what we dreamed about, what we wanted. Somehow we think we don't deserve it.
We stop listening to our own good advice, even something so simple as: write even when you feel uninspired. It is silly to let the little things slip through our fingers, but those of us who are not listening to that voice (and are devaluing ourselves by ignoring it) are doing just that.
Everyday we are killing our spark, the fire that makes us special, when we ignore what God has placed in front of us to do. These dreams are with us for a reason.
To miss the calling is to deny ourselves the opportunity of a lifetime and to deprive everyone else the value of your gifts. No one else on Earth can do what we have come here to do.
We better start listening and forgiving ourselves. We have work to do and the sooner we get to it, the better.
by Paulo Coelho
A journey that helps to enlighten one and takes the rest of us along for the ride
This is classified young adult but is one of the most fantastic stories and shows what life was like before the Shaw was overthrown in Iran.