“When communication comes from your core self—your pure voice—it is simple, kind, understanding, and appreciative. In this flow of expression, you are able to share your true self with the world in thought, speech, and action.” -Deepak Chopra
Blogging has been on my mind for a while now. And I’ve been thinking about why in the world I would want to do such a thing. There are a couple of very good reasons for me steer clear of this endeavor.
First of all, I
hate really dislike writing. It’s one of the biggest stumbling blocks for me and continuing my education. I just cannot fathom writing a dissertation.
Secondly, I’m a rather private person. Not because I’m up to anything interesting. I think I’m just too wary of others judging me–especially since I’m a public educator. I would, however, like it to matter much less (what others think of me) than it does.
On the other hand, author and artist, Austin Kleon, just wrote a book entitled, Show Your Work. I happened to watch a talk he gave this year at SxSW about the importance of putting yourself out there; your work, your ideas. What happens as a result is that you attract like-minded individuals. This really resonated with me. As I explore new territory, I like the idea of connecting to and attracting like-minded people. You can check out Austin’s blog and his talk here.
Yesterday morning I randomly tuned into a short meditation about the 5th chakra of expression (visualize light blue). It was about the importance of expressing your true self and letting it be known. It seemed synchronistic that I would be hearing this message within twenty-four hours of starting my blog–a message to me from the universe.
I suppose that’s as good a reason as any to blog.