I just began writing my first book.
Yeah, that's a big deal. Writing a book has been on my list of things to do for a very long time, but school, earning a living, play and a multitude of huge changes meant that particular item on the list has gone undone. Until now.
I've settled in from all the changes, graduated from school, and now have the time to do some of the things on my to do list.
I do not think it is a coincidence that the title of my book will be (tentatively) Courage to Change. This came to me in a dream a few weeks back.
Since I made the decision, and then began to act on that decision, all sorts of "coincidences" have popped up. NOT! There is no such thing as coincidence, but I've discovered that when I make a decision based on love, not fear, and then act immediately on that decision, I am shown very quickly whether it is the right thing to do. It feels right! I'm going for it!
So...you can expect to see a lot of blog posts about change as I move through the creation of this book. Here is a quote I just came across. It is from Julie Tallard Johnson, writing in The Zero Point Agreement:
"... we have a tendency to respond in a patterned and limited way to our circumstances. Therefore, we often remain blind to the possibilities inherent in the situation. In these impoverished circumstances, blinded by our habitual view, when there is a strawberry or even more to reach for, we still don't see it. This is because our own perspective and history limit us.... Our past agreements and beliefs and our supporting assumptions based on our history prevent us from taking risks, reaching out, and making something remarkable happen."