The Paranoid Writer

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When A Writer Doesn’t Write . . .

Balance and Harmony

Balance and Harmony

When I don’t write, I tend to wall myself in one emotional room and stay there. That’s what has been happening every since I started teaching again. I was so caught up with my work that I forgot what I was supposed to be doing . . . writing.

Don’t get me wrong, I like teaching. I don’t like grading papers or dealing with students that don’t care, but teaching is actually fun. But my passion, what I’m here to do . . . I neglected at a cost, an emotional cost.

I’ve started editing my second book again, and it feels good. It feels right. It feels like what I’m supposed to be doing, well, besides making brownies all the time.

There’s a quote that I try to follow in my life but failed miserable this semester:

“There is an Indian proverb . . . that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person” (Simple Abundance).

That’s true. I’ve been living in one room, well, maybe two rooms. It’s time to start walking into all four rooms and to find balance again. For me, finding balance is writing, and balance leads to harmony and peace.

Isn’t that what we all want eventually? Balance, harmony, and peace. The hard part is finding it and not losing it.








December 26th, 2012 Posted by | Writing | no comments