I have heard at two different times in my life, in no uncertain terms, that I am supposed to write. Both times in response to prayers of desperation said aloud to the sky: what am I supposed to be doing?
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It’s Terrifying Imagining Getting What We Want
It’s not magic, it’s just physics (readers note: I am not a magician or a physicist, so apologies if I am mis-representing facts about either one’s reality). If I am pushing something away, or running from something, then my words about wanting it are irrelevant. And if I don’t get to the root of my fears, then it doesn’t matter how hard I work or want or pray, I will never be in alignment with myself and thus always just living out variations of the same struggle.
When You Avoid Doing Your Work, All You Miss is Your Life
When I look at my spotty dating history one thing stands out unfortunately clearly: I have never managed to write while in a relationship.
From (and for) the Writer Who Doesn’t Write and is Sure as Hell Not Going to Start Now
This essay was published by Elephant Journal on June 11, 2020 under the title “Uncomfortable Emotions are Wretched. Here’s Why We Should Feel Them Anyway” at https://www.elephantjournal.com/2020/06/uncomfortable-emotions-are-wretched-heres-why-we-should-feel-them-anyway-pamela-stewart/ I don’t know why I ever write about anything other than the struggle of writing itself. It’s the only thing that comes naturally to me. It reveals a stubbornness,Continue reading “From (and for) the Writer Who Doesn’t Write and is Sure as Hell Not Going to Start Now”