Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Writing Lines to the Inside

You've seen them, they sit on the bus or in a coffee shop and they scribble in their notebooks. They pause, with pen in mid-air as if to grab that fleeting thought. What are they writing, we wonder. What secrets and clues cover their pages.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau

As Mark Matousek says in his Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery, they are writing to discover themselves and to unearth what they have forgotten.

I am a journal writer. I believe that as we are writing lines to the inside, we uncover our story. We are laying down track towards our buried and forgotten memories, or we carry only what others have told us to light the way. And that is where Writing to Awaken will be your patient and loving guide.
"How we remember things happened is more important than what really happened."
Each chapter in this book will help you to see your past again, through different eyes, and assist you to live each day with the Beginner's Mind. Tools to stay connected and not let your life go by unnoticed as I had written in 7 Discoveries on the Shady Side of the Street.

This book is not for the faint of heart, we need to be brave to decide what to give meaning to in our lives. What we keep, will shape who we become. That is why you and your sibling could be very different people!

Professional ReaderI had the privilege of reading this book as a NetGalley Influencer, however it is a book that would be valuable to anyone who likes to write, who chooses to discover and is not afraid to keep digging. Highly recommended to add to your collection.

Matousek reminds us "lovers of solitude...recognize that time alone is precious, a refuge where you can practice meeting yourself in the mirror of the blank page".

Writing to Awaken
Mark Matousek

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