Honestly

June 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Being a writer is about being honest. It is about searching for the truth of a thing, not the surface truth but the deep down truth. Writing is about turning yourself inside out; it’s about living twice — the first time with your body, the second time with your pen. Writing is about allowing yourself the truth of your life, the truth of what you feel, and the validity of your experience. In this sense it is both a spiritual and revolutionary act, a reconciliation with the past and the present, with the things we understand and the things we don’t.

When we have discovered something that is true for us (perhaps even the simple realisation that we do not know), and when we have found that ability to be honest, we are poised to share with others. When we reach this place, our work can become of service, an offering, and this is the most beautiful place a writer can ever reach.

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