Remember a while back when I promised you that I would be working hard on an ebook for you to peruse before my published book hit Amazon?
Well, it’s almost here. I’ve just received the proof copy of the introduction and first two chapters which will be available as a free download here on my blog. When I first committed to writing this ebook, I had a clear vision of the direction I wanted it to take. And like all works of art and passion, it’s changed, developed, morphed and grown in ways that I never imagined as I sat, those long winter months, and pounded out the first few chapters.
This ebook is entitled Your Truth. And in order for me to reach my hand across cyberspace and offer you a nudge in the direction of finding your own truth, I need to do some digging on my own. I found myself rereading the works of Malcom Gladwell, Pema Chodron, Brene Brown and so many more just to be able to cope with the ideas that I was discovering. My reading and my writing led to moments of clarity and wonder that started to come through my fingers in new pots and bowls and vases.
I realized that I what I really wanted to do was write a book about finding the strength to stand on two feet and say,
this is who I am
this is what I stand for
this is what my life is about
“One of the greatest lessons I learned from honing in on my own path is that while we have tremendous power over our own life, actions, and thought, we have absolutely none over anyone else’s. Accepting our true powerlessness over what other people think is one of the most crucial steps in grasping the enormity of our own personal truth. ” – Your Truth
And thus the book went from being about your innermost voice and thoughts to encompassing how we take what we know to be our own strengths and use them as a platform to live our lives in the way we want to live them. And that was a much more involved book to write.
“By stepping into our own risk, we step into our own fullness, into our own vulnerability. We become amazingly sensitized to our own soul. It’s so much easier to empathize with others when you don’t play it safe in life. It’s so much easier to see what people around us have to go through to survive. It’s so much harder to judge others once you’ve put yourself through the ringer of embracing risk in your own life, once you’ve decided to change something important to you and have manifested it through your own power. It’s humbling and extraordinarily life-affirming at the same time.” – Your Truth
I want you to have a taste, a feel for what I am writing, which is why I am making the first 25 pages a gift to you for being part of my blogging life for so long. I know you know that you’re very important to me, and it’s you that sustains me on some days with your comment love. For those of you already signed up for my blog, the chapters will be available as an automatic download. For everyone else, you’ll receive your free chapters as soon as you subscribe.
Please stay tuned next week for the free chapter release.