Andi (empath_eia) wrote in the_faintest,

isn't it marvelous, wonderfully weird

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!

My name is Adriana and I come before you today equal parts excited and scared shitless.

For the past while, this last week especially, various people in my life and my own intuition have been making it clear to me in no uncertain terms that I need to get off my ass and start speaking up. "You don't talk enough," they say. "You have things to say. Say them!"

I wilted in the face of this, thinking in horror of how egotistical I would be perceived to be, how absolutely ridiculously pretentious, a mere girl presuming to talk about something so high and profound as spirituality! It's one thing to ramble in one's personal journal, but quite another to ramble to the world at large... a horse of a very different colour indeed.

I am no enlightened teacher, I thought, no wise and farseeing guru. I'm just a girl. I have no training, no credentials, no mountain of research to stand on.

Well, you know what? So be it. Most people don't, and they're just as smart and wise and happy and have just as much to offer as those who do. Who am I to swallow what small wisdom I might have because it's not big wisdom? Who am I to perpetuate the myth that your insight means nothing without a certificate to go with it?

I may not be a Ph.D, I may not be Louise Hay or Eckhart Tolle, but I figure they started in about the same place I'm standing now, so what the heck. They're people just like me. You know what kind of people write books, share insights, and give value to the world? People who decide to write books and share their insights in the hopes of giving value to the world.

So, that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to wing it and pray my head off for the chance to do some good.

Come explore with me. ♥

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