I have to, otherwise the words would never reach the page.
Most of my writing is a raw unravelling of my experience of life.
Just as it is, in that moment where I sit and write.
The beauty and the mystery. The wondering and the disbelief. The joy and the upset.
It all has a place here.
I read a lot of blogs, and the ones which infuriate me the most, are those with a declaration of authenticity, mixed with words that feel somehow empty on the page.
The incongruence rubs.
I know I don’t always get it right either.
That’s why, when it feels tough, I imagine no one will read what I write.
It’s just me writing to me; like the most precious journal entry in a book, whose cover demands privacy.
Of course the marketeers would say I’m crazy foolish.
They would say “know your customer and write directly to them”.
I say know yourself, and write as truthfully as your soul can bear.
One person I deeply respect for her forthright authenticity also happens to have a cool name! Danielle LaPorte thrives on what she calls “white hot truth” ~ if you haven’t seen her work click here and take a look.
The Hebrew meaning of our name is “God is my judge”. The connection comes from the Bible story Daniel and the Lions. A story, that whatever your faith, reminds you to have the courage to stay true to your beliefs, knowing that in doing so you are protected.
I trust the deeper I go, the more authentically I share with you, the more you and I will learn together; and as the words form, the fear fades. It’s at this point, I remember…
I hope you do actually get to read this.
With love Danielle x