Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Writer's Creed

"Speak from that place in your heart where you are most yourself. Speak directly, simply, lovingly, gently and without any apologies. Tell us what you see and want us to see; tell us what you hear and want us to hear....Trust your own heart. The words will come. There is nothing to fear...."
~ Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World

• Where in your writing and your life can you speak more heartfully, directly and unapologetically?

• How, in your writing and your life, can you share what you see and hear in ways that are more trusting -- of yourself and others?

• Why are you waiting to express your potential and potential to a world so hungry for your wisdom and creativity?

• Isn't it time let your words express the truth of your heart?

What are you waiting for? Do it now. Write it now. Be it now.


Anonymous said...

I love the quote! And I wrote those last set of words down as a daily reminder :) ~Elaine

Mark David Gerson said...

Thanks, Elaine. He's a wonderful and inspirational writer. So glad to have been able to share his quote here.

Kem Royale said...

Thanks... I needed that. Your words have fallen on listening ears.

Kem Royale

Mark David Gerson said...

Thanks, Kem. It's great to hear from you and gratifying that this blog is helping!