Doing Something Radical

Cradle Mountain PathI entered into the 366 Book Bits adventure in the spirit of not knowing where it would lead. The idea is simple – post something from my ‘Bag of Bits’ every day for 366 days.

To let that be enough requires a certain vigilance regarding my thinking.

I have to ignore the voices in my head that fill me with doubt, that constantly tempt me into trying to create a reason for doing this other than for it’s own sake, that criticise and tell me that no-one wants to read this, that it’s a pointless exercise.

And . . . on the other hand there is such great freedom in doing something for no other reason than I want to.

Just that.

So simple!

Today’s offering from David Whyte speaks to this in the video Preserving the Soul (excerpt) – Thinking Allowed with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove

“How do you know that you are on your path? Because it disappears. That’s how you know.
How do you know that you’re really doing something radical? Because you can’t see where you’re going. That’s how you know.
Everything you have leant on for your identity has gone and so you are going to enter the black contemplative splendours of self doubt at the same time as you are setting out on this radical new path.”

Number 3 of 366 book bits

4 comments to “Doing Something Radical”

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  1. debs - 23 Jan, 2016 Reply

    I want to read this, so there’s one reason to tell your self-doubt voice to go away! And this sort of stuff is so inspirational, I love it. Having a focus, a commitment, every day is so motivating for oneself…especially for us folk who enjoy the structure…and if you are inspiring others along the way, that’s double the reason to do it. x

    • Gillian - 23 Jan, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Debs. I’m getting so many lovely comments. I’ll make a point of coming and reading them every time I have doubts!

  2. Katja - 24 Jan, 2016 Reply

    Am loving this! So clear, simple, honest – just inspiring! Look forward to more!

    • Gillian - 24 Jan, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Katja! xxx

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