Who would know how coincidences may change our life.
Listening to the inner self without knowing why and for what reason. Responding to a barely audible notion from within.
When you know it is time to take action, for something that benefits yourself.
It already started some months before. Words kept turning up in my head that I didn’t know what to do with.
Not in Swedish my native tongue, but in English.
I tried to ignore them, but after a while realised they were constructed as poems.
The words kept knocking at my mental door until I finally understood only pen and paper could relieve me from these recurrences.
This was my first poem, already edited and done in my mind, without further thinking I could write it all down:
The sound of waters
soothes the soul no need to seek reasons just enjoy the flow Each day of karma listen to the plan a new dawn arises in holiness of land All together warriors of love creativity and nourishment in lighted souls of peace breathing with awaken glow To write, to feel the words the joy that leaps inside of reverence and bliss a present mind at peace
I am a very slow understander and didn’t think much more about writing for a long time. Except the fact that I was writing my Journal as a lifeline in the recovering stage I was in. And from time to time added some every-day philosophical ideas I meant could be good to share for aiding others. But I had no idea of how to share. Just a vague idea about maybe writing a book one day.
What made me look up the name Jeff Goins that day? I don’t know.
A note in a writer’s magazine about writing blogs. Did I sense there was a light at the end of the tunnel?
Once again it was the words that illuminated the mind.
The words of Jeff Goins provided relief to what the mind had known but didn’t know how to express.
I still remember the exact moment I read Jeff Goins “The Writer’s Manifesto”. The world stood still.
One specific sentence crossing the path of life and changing it forever:
You are not alone.- Jeff Goins
It turned out to be so true and so important!
I could never have done this journey without the constant support and encouragement from the forever friendly, extremely talented and wise members of the community of Tribe Writers!
When I first started I knew nothing about writing, blogging, social media, congregations, facebook groups……
It all fell in place one thing after the other in the friendly, helpful environment of the Tribe.
So many people I would love to mention. Some will stay in my heart forever. Please feel free to follow the links to their beautiful, sincere blogs:
And many, many others
I thank you all with all my heart!
It scared me at first that most of them were Christian and wrote about their faith. But I soon realised their love for all living included me as well and they accepted me just the way I was. Our struggles and successes in writing was just the same and even if the subjects of our writing were different our work was similar and our lives are forever connected. As it has turned out their loving faith has been a welcome refuge in a sometimes harsh world and their unselfish prayers for others’ benefits surround me with the feeling of how much good there is in us humans and the Universe.
It is impossible for me to find the exact way to express the enormous impact this Tribe Writer course and the fabulous group has made on me and my life from day one and forever. My friends have stood by me in a year full of difficulties in my personal life, which of course also has affected my writing. Their constant support in all matters is invaluable.
The practical matters the course itself provides are so personal rewarding as I appreciate the value it will bring when I’ll go in for it in depth. The lifetime membership is an awesome gift since this year has been hard for me to completely follow my dream in writing. But there will be a new year coming and I will always continue to work with my writing.
I will end with a poem. Since I during this year have realized poetry is as important to me as the air I am breathing.
This was written hundreds of years ago by an incredible creative, productive, talented man. He turned out to be very famous in his own time and for centuries to come. His name is William Shakespeare.
A friend is one that
knows you as you are,
understands where you have been,
accepts what you have become,
and still, gently allows you
I wish you a day in love and peace