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Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Gilbert’

[1: 1,726 of 10,000] Stubbornness

In Article on June 18, 2016 at 8:16 AM

I am starting to elude social media again. Making my profile as invisible as I can, if only I don’t want to be reconnected to anyone then I would simply delete all of them. It might be a good idea actually. Pondering…

If I am being very reflective and honest, the reasons why I post can be classified in four reasons:

  1. There is something worth sharing and I wanted my tribe to know about it. It could be something so mundane, too cute, funny, or really interesting or insightful that it could change the world.
  2. I wanted to brag about what is happening in my life. I am vacationing in this part of the world #IWishYouWereHere because what is the point of going all those trouble when no one else can see it.
  3. As mentioned earlier, it’s a way to reconnect with old acquaintances. If that’s even a positive thing depending on what reason are you reconnecting in the first place.
  4. I am preparing and practicing that social media could help boost the future business that my family and I would build. Oh well!

And then there is this:

professional-writer-challenges

Elizabeth Gilbert’s favourite poet was Jack Gilbert.

Jack was a magnificent poet but whenever he finished writing masterpieces he goes out of the grid (20 years he’s out and comes back again with a new masterpiece), no fame nor wealth but he does receive grandiose accolade. Shall I take that route, write beautiful things that matter, but leave it all just with the writing and we don’t need defending or cashing more through interviews and endorsements?

But there is also an Elizabeth Gilbert who communicates beautifully in Facebook. When she’s not concentrating writing a new book, she shares inspiring things to her readers and even personally interacts with them. I once wrote to her page and she replied. She is one of the people I visited and read her Facebook feeds.

I can indeed learn from both style and stay where I am still true to myself.

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[1: 1,687 of 10,000] The Good & The Bad

In List on February 12, 2016 at 10:16 AM

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I am so happy to the new lesson that I’ve learned this week… I shall love the good and the bad in me. It’s not about being tolerant of my bad behaviour but more still loving my weaknesses that I fumble and I believe I do so because I needed others to be my strength on those parts. Isn’t that wonderful?

I am not going to hurt myself by being harsh on the things that I can never be good at but treat it with kindess and gentleness that I am not a perfect being and that’s absolutely all right.

Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert, Liz explained it so well in her facebook post so better read hers first before moving on to my list below –

  • I love the part of me who is ashamed that I wasn’t always prepared with my work assignments and embarrass myself infront of my bosses.
  • I love the part of me who is worried of the million things that could go wrong.
  • I love the part of me who is clueless about what others are truly feeling and I judge them incessively.
  • I love the part of me who is egotistical.
  • I love the part of me who wanted to be lazy and sleep all day.
  • I love the part of me who is guessing and cross my fingers that they work. Yay!
  • I love the part of me who wants to control everything.
  • I love the part of me who has opinion on everything and have a blatant way of saying it.
  • I love the part of me who kept missing sleeping on my bed everynight and wonder why I feel tired the following day.
  • I love the part of me who loves food and admits that I am fat.

[1: 1,623 of 10,000] Hey Fear

In Article on October 18, 2015 at 4:11 AM

Unicorn

Hey fear, I recognise you even if you hide as cute as a unicorn.

We both know you’re real and I hear you.

We also both know you’re not always right and it’s okay.

I love how Elizabeth Gilbert speaks to her fear like another part of her and encouraging it to stand down when she needed to be somebody else. Yes fear saves us from imminent danger but it is not always required.

Like right now, I need to step up for work, so my dear unicorn, stand down, I got this. I’ll call you again when I need you and I will need you because you’re part of me and you stir something in me that I needed the most to leap off higher than where I am. So be still, I got this.

[1: 1,397 of 10,000] Creative Writers You’ll Love This EG Talk

In Article on January 30, 2015 at 8:28 PM

I love Elizabeth Gilbert and I love TED Talks so combining them together is a definite inspiring outcome!

She talks about creativity and a sort of magical being that helps every writer to come up with a genius masterpiece. It is a wonderful reminder not to be cocky and claim that all great works was a result of our personal effort. It is true that we are contributor especially when we show up to do the actual action, bearing the rejections, continue learning, and never stop writing as it is part of who we are, and with divine intervention, we are envelope with a different madness of genius and we smile for a job well done.

I am not a published author yet, but as I go back to some of my blog posts, I sometimes wonder if those words truly came out from me, because I don’t seem to recognise the thoughts, it’s not being cocky admiring myself for it, but it is exactly what Liz was talking about, that it is not all just me, it shouldn’t be.

I wish your writing with great love and true joy, and having it very successful as a bonus!

[1: 1,352 of 10,000] I Am Paving My Dream

In Journal on October 11, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Many HatsI am hitting rock bottom to the extent of feeling depressed and wanting to die now. I am seeking the answer of why am I really here beside the fact that God loves me. I am losing the will to survive and have been comfortable to be a mediocre and not pursue what I was truly meant to do for the rest of my life, to live the gift I was bestowed with, my calling. I put on different masks, hats, or roles that it overwhelmed me to do the things that grind me to bits, delivering without the consequence of dying in some time. I have no enthusiasm and it is frustrating and making me defensive and grumpy.

I couldn’t complain but I could leave and live what will bring my heart in a present being and be loving filled with true joy. I will start to make my plan towards my calling because if I don’t do it I could just take a knife and take my life because there is nothing worst that being in so much despair and sobbing.

My calling is nudging me now. I have asked the question why am I here and now it is pushing me to answer it, ACT on it. I need to be ready to face it with a lot of courage and conquer my fears. I am afraid that when I go on writing with the best selling book on a way that I do not know how, I will starve but the universe is conspiring to lead me to it beautifully. Paulo Coelho said, “If you don’t fear the unknown, the unknown will be kind to you.” And guess what, God was never tired to love and grace me that He leads me to watch this video that answered so many of my doubts, an interview of Oprah Winfrey with an amazing soul Elizabeth Gilbert. Watch it as it may speak to you as it does to me – http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Full-Episode-Elizabeth-Gilbert-Part-1-Video.

I got to keep on writing now and the spark in my heart just got perked up and lusciously excited.