On Writing

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Writing is not a skill we emphasize or truly value. We "communicate" now, not write. The flow of a well turned phrase, the turning of ideas in a well argued piece, skillfully edited, are increasingly absent. Our thoughts are in catchy 140 character statements with the hope that they will "go viral" and we'll be noticed. If we did value good writing then the major newspapers, journals, and others, would not be filled with typos and grammar errors on a daily basis.

Speed is the product now. Marketed information. It no longer matters how it's said.

Let Your Light Shine

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson   A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles