"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, December 17, 2010

It Is What It Is

"Enlightenment begins with acceptance, without judgment of "what is". This is known as moving into Isness. It is in the Isness where freedom will be found." -- Neil Donald Walsch
This was posted on Facebook. I love it. All its "isness". And I love that word!  Isnessssssss  It just rolls right off the tongue.
What I really like about this little reminder is the idea of acceptance with out judgement. As a writer I think that is really important. Especially for us "upcoming" writers who are still working their way through platform development and, well,...getting published.
It can be tough sometimes to remember that becoming a successful author is a lot of hard work and time consuming. When you work alone and don't always get good feedback if you get any at all, the urge to get really distracted or just quite all together can be very tempting.
We judge ourselves too quickly and sometimes need a little kick in the pants to get us up and going again. It's nice to remember that you can accept the way things are without having to attach harsh criticisms. We do this for a reason and keep on doing it. That has to mean something. Hell, it means something to us and that is all that should matter.

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