I don’t write and post very much any more. Because I’ve been stuck in my creativity for quite some time. But then there is Jeff Goins. I really can’t explain why his words always manage to find a way in to my inner core, where the creativity dwells and he re-kindles the flame within that is begging for fuel to light up my being as a whole.
So, since my Tribe Writer days I still get news about what’s going on, and now he is in pre-launch mode of his new book Real Artists don’t Starve. And since I believe in doing good to others I believe I want to share this book and this pre-order opportunity in case there is somebody out there who could benefit from his words and ideas.
This is how Jeff Goins’ team introduce the book (and yes, if you happen to be interested and follow the links below to pre-order and receive all the awesome bonuses, I would actually be helped to add a small amount to the Lisa Congdon on-line course I’m dreaming of attending) here is:
Real Artists don’t Starve
is not available in stores yet, but thousands of people have already pre-ordered the book.
And because they acted quickly, they have gotten access to the amazing bonuses that Jeff is offering to everyone who gets the book before the June 6 release date.
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 realized they were constructed as poems.
The words kept knocking on 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.
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 nameis 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