Friday, April 2, 2010
Touch thought, touch Soul
Because I choose to wait for inspiration to spark my writing, I honestly never know what the next blog article will be. For me, that's part of the enjoyment of being a writer. I usually have a variety of topics flitting around the edges of my consciousness, and I wait patiently for them to either sharpen and grab my attention or I continue to let them circulate on the periphery of my mind.
My last blog post, Cosmic Symphony, was my own ruminations on how we connect via social media in a very elemental, curiously intimate manner. I am pleased to be able to say that that blog article was very well received. The most recent Comment posted was written by a lovely lady named Judy J., whom I have never met face to face. I have no idea how she was led to discover Healing Morning blog, but find me she did.
Caregiver to Hubby, describing day to day life as the caretaker to a brain injured family member. I urge all of you to visit her blog and follow her writing. I am just now working through her archives and am still learning about her journey. Somehow, she found my blog and it gave her a moment of peace and solace.
As a writer, I cannot express how important it is to hear that I have touched another person in this manner with my work. I have been told that on an in person basis, I exude a calming, peaceful energy. This is one of the reasons that I chose the name of Healing Morning for my blog. We each have a specific energy, a writing style and personality that projects itself through our writing. This is our voice. When I am writing, I honestly am not focusing on making sure that my voice comes through; I just write. The only way that I know that I am succeeding in my goal is when people leave comments and their thoughts. Judy J. gave me such a moment with her words the other day.
I learned many years ago that this is actually not an issue to wrestle with. Writing is the goal, plain and simple. It matters not that each person reading a given article interprets the overall theme exactly as I mean it to be understood. Indeed, I recognize that there may be many moments that someone comes away with a completely different, diametrically opposite perception of my words. For me, what matters more is if they were touched in a positive way. And apparently I am achieving that singular goal.
It is a curious thing to know that you can and do make a difference with the basic need to express yourself with words on paper or computer screen. In a spiritual manner, you have touched thought, touched Soul with another. It is a musical exchange, don't you think? Harmonies melding as one reads the written thoughts of another and that first one is lifted up, heart gladdened or lightened in some small fashion.
In a world where feeling disenfranchised and isolated is encroaching at an alarming rate, it is no small wonder that we find unexpected consolation and moments of community via the internet. Judy J. may be surprised to learn that her comment on my Cosmic Symphony blog post lifted me up equally. We all need that encouragement as we fight the daily fight on this Earth School, navigating our way through the morass of experiences.
I believe that when you read my writing, my thoughts and energy are woven into the words and they leave a permanent mark on your heart. Whether you embrace my thoughts or reject them out of hand, you will still be changed by reading the words here. I find that to be such a powerful thought that it is what draws me back, irresistibly, to my virtual pen via the computer keyboard, to tap away and fill the screen with my thoughts. I bare my very soul in the process and am more vulnerable than many would think as a result.
Judy J., thank you for your comment on my blog page. I hope you read this and know that you, also, make a beautiful mark in the world with your Spirit and your writing. Well met, my newfound friend, well met!