Last Thursday I blogged like nobody was reading deciding to take part in the challenge over at Agent Mystery Case and I can’t believe the amazing response I have had to that post or the transformation that has taken place on my own perspective regarding my space here.
Thanks to all who visited my humble little internet home and/or left such lovely thoughts and words behind. I’ve been pleasantly overwhelmed.
Seems I’m not so alone after all when it comes to having a Doubt Monster on my shoulder scoffing most viciously in my ear degrading untruths that potentially may inhibit me from following my truths. I was very pleased to hear how many of you push on regardless no matter how loud he may protest. He gets around that pesky little Doubt Monster!
I found much strength from your sharing. Thank you!
Reflecting upon the whole exercise and inspiring conversations that have been taking place in the group who participated, I don’t think I could sum up the challenge or its effect on me with any wiser more meaningful words than Angie from The Little Mumma. Her words have spoken to me so profoundly.
“The amazing thing about telling your truth is that it opens up a space for others to tell theirs.”
And this gem…
“You’ll be amazed at the way the things that scare us most to admit are the things that bind us most meaningfully to others.”
Powerful words from Angie, yeah?!
This exercise has had such a liberating effect on me at a time when I needed it the most. I was seriously considering silently fading off into the obscure outer layer of the blogging vortex, where I suspect many a doubting, self-questioning bloggy soul has gone before me; I have an understanding of the thoughts that may lead one to follow that light!
So I will take up the challenge that Kate over at From Katie to Kate left for me; Write for yourself… but I’m going to take it one step further and also write for you… you, who may be searching for souls at 2 o’clock in the morning who have the wobbly courage to ‘tell it like it is’… you, who may need to find validation and acknowledgement from what you masterly veil from others… you, who may need to find strength in the layers of others genuine truths; for I have been you and still are you.
Thanks to the validating truth of others I am now a searcher and a storyteller. Others sharing pieces of themselves really did open up the space for me to share pieces of myself… and I feel connected and indebted to each and every one of them for how they have enriched and changed my life.
And my Doubt Monster?
Well, he’s sitting on my shoulder with his arms crossed in a rite indignant huff with an old stripey sock shoved firmly in his mouth. I did take a little pity on him… it may be an old sock but it’s clean and not smelly… well, maybe just a little musty.
Until next time… stay true to you now,
How do you hush your doubt monster?
If you would like to read some really honest posts written by some really lovely bloggers pop on over to Kirsty’s site at My Home Truths (who was kind enough to hold the link up) and be touched by their genuine heartfelt sharing.