Friday, June 3, 2011

We Hide under Stones or in Bright Sunlight

 That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prompt by Jenny Blake

Identify one of your biggest challenges at the moment (ie I don’t feel passionate about my work) and turn it into a question (ie How can I do work I’m passionate about?) Write it on a post-it and put it up on your bathroom mirror or the back of your front door. After 48-hours, journal what answers came up for you and be sure to evaluate them.

We hide under stones or in bright sunlight
What was my parents' secret?
Why did I grow up in isolation? 
Who was the culprit? 
When and how would I find out? 

By writing, by digging deep and discovering. 
That's what I do.

My biggest challenge is to share my discoveries with the world. I don't share my discoveries with the world.
How can I make myself share my discoveries with the world?

 Tell you what, I started sharing on Day 1 by taking on this Trust30 Self-Reliance Challenge. Since today was a busy day and I'm tired after yesterday's purge, I'll take the hint and take it easy, take the night off and wait and see what tomorrow's prompt will be.

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Shelley Souza said...


You are so good, you made your post-it note! Love the picture. Looking forward to reading what you share next.

Mahima said...

Congratulations, Judith!! It's a GREAT start !!
Mahima Gabriel

Tara said...


Judith van Praag said...

Dear Shelley, Mahima and Tara, You gals make my day by visiting and commenting. This IS the kind of support I need. This IS what the challenge is all about for me. If I can hid on a blog that nobody visits, there's no real change, is there. You help me make the change. ♡ you all!

Judith van Praag said...

PS Mahima, I'm with Nietsche, am following your (so far empty) blog ;-)