"Happiness is possible when you are capable of doing the things and being the things you want to do and to be. When we walk for the sake of walking, when we sit for the sake of sitting, when we drink for the sake of drinking tea, we don’t do it for something or someone else. Awakening means to see that truth—that you want to know how to enjoy, how to live deeply, in a very simple way. You don’t want to waste your time anymore. Cherish the time that you are given."
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Walk for the sake of walking. Drink tea for the sake of drinking tea. Write for the sake of writing. Who'd have thought the secret to happiness would be so simple?
I hope you find a way to enjoy being a writer during 2012. It's not always easy. But we have a wonderful opportunity, as writers, to becoming intimate with the world and to share what we find with other people. We have a wonderful opportunity to cherish the time we are given.
From my window I can see white foxgloves with deep scarlet stains in their throats, and campanula the colour of the prettiest lilac summer dress you've ever seen.
Look at flowers for the sake of looking at flowers.
This blog is the last one of the 'Looking Back Looking Forwards' series edited by Fiona Robyn between the 1st and 7th of January. I'd like to thank all my wonderful guest bloggers, and everyone who's written a post of their own. I've MUCH enjoyed reading them. Catch up with the guest posts and blogs by She Write members here.
Thank you for having me : )
My ecourse Writing Towards Healing starts on Monday the 9th of January and is running in partnership with She Writes.
You'll receive themed essays, daily inspirational emails, writing exercises and a private group here with a lovely fellow She Writes members to share your journey with. The structure will help you find the space you need for yourself and for your writing.
There's still (just about) time to register - I look forward to welcoming you into the group.