“Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage!” – Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz
In my break from writing, I’ve had frequent recurring thoughts cross my mind. I write now to quiet one of the pesky themes that visit me while driving, trying to sleep, or in the middle of a yoga pose. Sometimes, like a real writer, words won’t leave me alone until I release them on a page. More often, I resist releasing them until I myself have mastered what I’m passing along to others. The more I navigate out of ‘broken,’ however, the more I realize that our issues are never really mastered. They are battled. There are days when I feel like a king, others a slave. Both are equally wonderful, equally humbling. It takes great courage to build yourself up to a king, even greater to bow as a slave. It takes courage to soar, courage to humble oneself to what is more mighty, and courage to even give up that other ‘C’ word, control.
My intention has always been to share and connect with common themes of ourselves with this blog. I know some wonderful people who are outwardly fighting a courageous battle, and even more that are battling the daily fight. For those of you that connected to my writing for the commonness of our humanity and the desire to grow, you drive me to write again…for you, I risk this.
To be continued…………