An Invitation: Writing from the Heart
The process for change is filled with conflict and chaos. Writing from my heart rather than my head helps me navigate the path to wholeness.
I have spent a major portion of my adult life reflecting, refocusing, and renewing my personal goal to live an undivided life. As a devotee of the work of Parker Palmer, I practice the principles of authenticity, always seeking progress rather than perfection.
Natalie Goldberg, author and Zen practitioner, encourages us to write fast so we can write ahead of our internal critic. When I follow her advice, I discover what I hold true about my life and the world around me. I write about paradoxes in my professional and personal life so I can hold the creative tension and be willing to ask the questions, knowing they, rather than the answers, guide me in a life that matters.
I invite you to explore similar questions. Why has your life mattered? What lessons have you learned? What unlived dreams remain? What propels you toward them? What diverts you from them?
I invite you to write from your heart.