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Hey, Lovelies! It's been awhile, huh? How are you? Great in every way, I hope. I have been doing a whole lot of integration. Phew!
Better demonstrated, than passively discussed ad nauseum. Demonstration is where I'm headed.
As a result of me living in strong collaboration with my heart and soul, my creative projects got rearranged. So some planned things -- like the relaunch of "It's Beautiful Inside: An Introvert's Right to BE" -- got delayed. (My goodness... talk about a Pandora's Box! That essay is completely overhauled. If you got an original copy, please contact me so I can send you the update... which is progressing beautifully.)
And some unplanned things -- like this Primer for Courageous Creativity -- got created.
Suppression breeds sickness, unhappiness and fragmentation. Expression, on the other hand, is a way to let our life breathe.
So many of us are holding our breath. Uncomfortably. Blue in the face. So programmed and processed, we forgot how to simply GASP for what's needed. Air. Freespaceformovement. Freshness in the day. Zest in the routine. Strong and true beholding in our relations. A life that actually feels alive. This primer was written to help revive that feeling.
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The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾