Your difficulties are not obstacles
on the path, they are the path.
In addition to quoting Bayda, Dinty Moore states, “With that logic, even the bad days are useful, even the obstacles are part of the path. Maybe I’m not writing anything worthy of preservation today, but if I’m at my desk, writing, then I am making progress . . .” (The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life by Dinty W. Moore, pp. 125-126).
Writing as well as life can be like walking barefoot on a path of uneven pebbles – sometimes jagged, always stimulating. Pain, both physical and emotional, can be a great motivator – even, if only to find relief. What is your pain urging you to write about? Follow your pain’s incessant prodding. It has a goal. Let it lead you to wisdom.
The Stony Path
on the path
a jagged stone
pierces my skin
a trickle of blood
flowing from my
like red ink
from a pen
writing the story
of my life
step by step
Linked with Thought Provoking Thursday.
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