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Following my greatest passion, one word at a time
One of my greatest passions is writing. I love to bring ideas and images to life on the page (or the laptop, as the case may be!) When I began to work with people on focusing their purpose, the creative process leaped from the page into “real” life. Suddenly, I was seeing how the creative and meditative process can change lives–for real, right in front of my very eyes! I wanted to give up writing and only work with people face-to-face.
But passions are not to be dealt with so lightly! The page calls my name again and again. Cynthia, where are you?! And so I return, to see what words want to spill out onto the page. To see what’s here, under the surface, that wants some expression.
I’ve written a lot about purpose (an entire book, in fact — Divine Purpose: Find the Passion Within, is under the “books” tab). I find my own purpose continually being revisited, re-focused, re-energized. It is not an achievement, but a state of mind. It is how you approach your every day activities–what is meaningful to me? How can I make this boring chore of folding laundry or driving in the car meaningful? How can I create time for what matters to me most?
Writing has always been one of my passions, since I began typing silly poems as a kid on my dad’s Smith Carona typewriter with its smacking, sticky keys. When I return to writing, and to the expressions that want to find light, I return to myself and who I am. Like an old teddy bear, or a familiar tree or an old friend. When I return to what is essential to me, I am relieved to find that what I have always relied on is still here.
I am working on a couple of books. They’ve been on my computer for a while, a couple of years in fact. This blog section “works in progress” is dedicated to writing and the process. So here is my process. I am, after some time away, getting back to my books. I read them and wonder if they will ever see the light of day. But it doesn’t really matter, does it!? What matters is the process. It’s about getting to play with words. It’s about expression and exploration. It’s about passion!