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Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Gifts

Take away from this week's reading of Gifts of Imperfection.  Cultivate authenticity.  Share a new creation.  Stay vulnerable.  Choose to show up and be real.  Be honest.  Let my true self be seen.  Don't shrink.  Don't puff up.  Stand on sacred ground.  Get deliberate about cultivating authenticity and get inspired.  I'm inspired by this quote I got in my other self helpful book by Jack Gilbert, "We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world."

So I've done my reading and it's time for me to get to some writing.  But first I'm showing up for the NYT cross word puzzle with Husbandman.  Husbandman's heading out to Arizona for a few days so I want to have some time with him this morning.  After that, writing.  But here's the thing.  How on earth am I going to get my school work done for the week if I plan on meeting my proposal deadline of 6 o clock tonight AND go  see an independent film this evening?  I've got to accept my gladness today, even though the ruthless furnace of the working world is burning into my brain like a welder's torch.  I can do this.  Don't shrink.  Don't puff up.

3 comments:

mm said...

I love that quote!

LH said...

I do love it too, MM.

You are the reason I bought Big Magic and now I'm reading it for the second time. This book was a gift right now.

THANK YOU!

KC said...

Don't shrink, don't puff up has been a perfect little mantra for me. Standing my sacred ground. I'm trying.