To Writers Who Struggle with Self-Compassion #1000Speak

Please enjoy this brilliant post by Christy Birmingham. Do you want to join the 1000 Voices for Compassion movement? Read Christy’s post to find out how. #1000Speak

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1000 voices speak up for compassion The #1000Speak for Compassion movement is here, February 20, 2015.

I am proud to take part in the #1000Speakmovement for compassion and here is my contribution with this post. I thought about what to write and then got hard on myself, judging whether the concept I came up with would ultimately meet readers’ expectations. Then I thought of this Faulkner quote:

The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with. ~William Faulkner

Okay, well, now that’s a little depressing, isn’t it? I mean, if we can never make the idea as perfect in written form as it is in our minds then why bother? Aha, but isn’t is so worth trying to get out to the reader those amazing ideas, to try, to ponder them, to meld them into words? Isn’t that a wonderful challenge to take on?

I think so. If I didn’t…

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