It is a marvelous paradox—integral to this blog—that none of us is special and each of us is special. I find this truth at once inspiring and humbling.
Special: of a distinct or particular kind or character; having a specific function or purpose; unique.
I submitted two book proposals this past weekend as nobody special and someone utterly special with distinct, valuable and unique contributions to make. These proposals were offered in conjunction with The Transformational Author Contest sponsored by Christine Kloser, with the support of Marc Allen of New World publishers (Eckhart Tolle's publisher) and Sandy Powell of Balboa Press, a division of HayHouse.
It was profoundly fulfilling to have honored me and my writing in this way. It is also a deeply self-honoring posture to surrender the outcome to the process. When the demon of doubt and what Max Simon recently referred to as "comparison despair," reared their many heads, I was able to choose to keep my focus on the intended gifts. To seek and speak the deepest truth in relation to the subjects at hand with eloquence and respectful awareness of my readers is a gift to my readers—and to me. Nobody special speaking to other nobodies; a soul divinely created down to the last detail addressing other remarkable creations. It's all going on at once. And as I "do" it, it is doing me.
I love the paradox, despite the days I stumble through caught on one paradox' horns or another.
From my heart to yours,