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Writing from the Heart is Powerful
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ―William Wordsworth
The Heart of the Matter
Each one of us has distinctive life experiences. As writers, we contribute to the world, and truly make a difference either in a positive or negative manner. What a profound thought. When we stop and think about such, it is truly something all writers should take to heart.
Right now, on this very day, more than ever before, this world needs a little light in it, and so I write with a strong desire to convey a message of hope and love to the world.
I truly believe there is nothing more beautiful than to read of such true life experiences when written from the heart. I know that when I place my full trust and faith in God, there is nothing in this world that can stop me from sharing of my hope gained from experiencing the trials and simple joys of this life.
If it is that even just one person's life is blessed in the smallest of ways from reading something I have written, then I know I am doing what He would have me to do, and that is to be myself, to His glory. God revealed to me that there is no one else just like me in the entire world. Likewise, there is no one exactly like you in the entire world. How fascinating!
Yes, we are all humans and belong to the same human race, yet we are all blessed with certain gifts and our own inimitable experiences in this life. We should not be afraid to share those very life experiences or lessons learned in this life with others. We may never know of the extent to which our writing reaches others, and that is okay. We must put it out there anyway.
It is today, this very day that matters. Let us not get sidetracked from our writing or allow anything whatsoever, especially when change is upon us, to hinder us from writing our hearts out.
Where Do You Want Your Writing to Take Others?
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." ---Mother Theresa
What Inspires Me to Write
Life, plain and simple, inspires me to write. How can it not? God has opened my eyes to this world around me, and I am astonished at what I have seen. My heart has been softened enough to show compassion, kindness, to extend a helping hand or just to bring a smile to the face of another person. I am a firm believer in simple acts of kindness making some sort of impact in the life of others.
Recently, I was quite taken aback in knowing that there are those who believe that such topics as eradicating homelessness, breast cancer awareness, serious health concerns facing our veterans and their families, domestic terrorism, inspirational true life accounts and the like, are not important issues to write about for whatever reason. As my sweet mother used to say, "To each his own." God rest her soul. Maybe it is just me, but these are all very important topics on which to write, as these are the very topics which stir a deep and profound passion in my heart. Enough said!
Keep Your Sights on the Goal
“Personal accounts flow from the heart and tend to be the most difficult to write. It's nearly impossible to remove the emotional undertones, and it takes so much courage to open those pages to everyone else.” ―Javier A. Robayo
Putting It All into Perspective
I already know that I have a message to share from my heart. So here I am to share those things that God places on my heart in an effort to possibly bless others, to His glory. It is a real blessing to know of those who actually enjoy reading what I have written. As the song goes, "I have to be me, who else can I be?" There is much to gain, when we die to self.
I am mindful that it is literally impossible to try to please all. When we get on that path of attempting to please all, then it is a given, our writing will not reflect our true selves. I know without a doubt that it is God, and God alone, whom I must please in this life.
After I had written this piece, I did a Google search just to see what the "experts" in the writing field have to say on the subject. I was so blessed to read Reid Tracey's words, as they support exactly what I already believe to be true.
Heed the advice of Reid Tracey, the CEO at Hay House for 23 years now, who states:
"The one consistent trend I see in first-time authors is that they try to write books to either impress their colleagues or to address their critics. Here’s my advice to them and my advice to you: Write from your heart. When you write to make a difference in one person’s life, you’ll make a difference in many lives."
There you go! Time to be courageous and write from your heart.
You Can Be a Shooting Star
Remember Who You Are
I am so thankful for the many friendships made here in the wonderful community of HubPages and feel so blessed to read such inspiring writers from around the world. It is my prayer that, through my writings of my true life experiences, God uses such writings to bless many, regardless if I ever know of such this side of Heaven.
I have read that comments left here on our writings on HubPages matter not in the grand scheme of things. Again, maybe it is just me, but I have truly been blessed by the comments left by fellow writers for whom I have great respect. In my mind, comments provide great feedback in discerning whether or not I am touching the lives of others, even in the smallest sense. If so, what a wonderful blessing! Further, I am truly grateful when anyone takes the time to leave a comment on something I have written. The extra blessings come when a fellow writer votes up and more, then shares. Thank you!
Never forget just who you are and write accordingly!
Copyright Faith Reaper, September 14, 2013