I love what Catherine Ann Jones said about writing:
“For those committed to an inner journey, meditation is not just sitting in the corner with closed eyes. The whole of life can be a meditation. If this is so, writing, too, can be a meditative act. It depends entirely on the approach or intention. For those who adopt the perspective of writing for the Soul, writing will be a spiritual journey, enriching every aspect of the life.”
I’m loving Catherine Ann Jones’ class, Way of Story Writing because for me writing is not just a craft it is a spiritual practice.
Check it out at: http://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/courses/courseoverview.cgi?cid=19
Now, back to writing!
I am not a very political person. I stay away from the sound bites, preferring PBS news coverage. Recently, Charlie Rose interviewed David Brooks. Check out what he has to say about 2016 Presidential campaign. Brooks said he doesn’t have epiphanies, but I’d disagree. In my opinion, he nailed it! So, instead of getting wigged out about the sound bites, grap a cup of coffee and take sixty minutes to chill out with Charlie Rose and David Brooks. I think you will be glad you did.
This may sound odd, but my focus is from a spiritual perspective. For me, the political scene is an outward expression of the collective consciousness and whatever smacks of fear and separation shows me where we are calling out to love ourselves and one another unconditionally.
Here is the link: David Brooks on Charlie Rose
As I begin my roots journey to my father’s homeland with the Roots Plus group, I am inspired by the Chinese adage “When you drink water, think of its source.”
It means to remember where and how the water came from. Don’t just be thankful for the water: be thankful for all the elements and processes (both past and present) that allowed you to enjoy that humble cup of water. In other words, remember where one’s happiness comes from. (Wiktionary
Meeting other Rooters at the Eat. Root. Love. Gala Saturday night felt like coming home. The sounds of Chinese chatter, plates being passed around, and lots and lots of laughter reminded me of family celebrations in Chinatown when I was a child. I feel I am going to learn a lot more about water . . . and about the source of my happiness.
Have you ever had the experience where you live your life wondering if anyone else is experiencing what you are, and then, you find out that you are indeed not alone? When I read “12 Truths Your Soul Wants You to Remember,” I had that feeling. It feels like an affirmation to what is happening in my life.
What is beyond the veil of our physicality is energy. Immense energy, sometimes you can feel it, other times you may pick up slight irregularities. We are never truly alone. You are always surrounded by the unseen, and if and when you choose to call out, trust me, you might just be surprised with an answer.
Another way to look at life . . .
If you are looking for a diversion from shopping for Christmas or your everyday life, I hope you will check out, read, and review my short story, The Not So Secret Life of Emily Elizabeth.
On DECEMBER 17th, you can get it FREE on Amazon. It’s a quick read but not for the faint of heart.
“Life is a series of choices, but for Emily Elizabeth the choice is clear. Or is it? When justice blindly desserts her family, what can she do? Can Emily Elizabeth come out of her safe, librarian shell and take justice into her hands? And how will she know when justice has been served?”
Review By Wendy R. Williams on December 3, 2015
“Carole Louie has penned a great short story! There’s more going on than meets the eye as mousy librarian Emily Elizabeth reclaims her personal power in a most unusual way. I loved the clever literary device of Emily Elizabeth shelving books featuring the author! I look forward to more of Carole’s quality work as she shares more stories inspired by her own personal past life memories.”
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Even though the story is written as fiction, I hope it leaves you scratching your head with lots of questions about life.