An Imperceptible Spark Is Lit: Part 1
This is the first post in a 3-part series about how my new book An Imperceptible Spark: Finding the Courage to Live a Life of Joy came to be. (Part Two and Part Three)
Actually, the title alludes to it: A Spark Is Lit.
After I had written the entire manuscript, I looked back and asked myself how it had actually happened. I had tried dozens of times before to write a book, but I had never completed one. I always had the desire to write, but had never been successful to complete it.
What made the difference? I asked myself.
Making a Life-Changing Decision
It really was that imperceptible decision–a spark–that started the whole process on fire. I was sitting in my bedroom one night and a re-run of the Oprah show came on. She was interviewing a young actress who made a random comment about living with joy. For some reason, that comment captured my imagination and my mind started whirling.
For a couple of days I couldn’t get this idea of living with joy out of my head. One night, soon after, I could not sleep, so I got up and grabbed a notebook and started writing. The pages of thoughts poured from me and I finally shut it at about 3 a.m. and forced myself to go to sleep so I could get up for work the next morning.
That is how it all started. A single idea. An inescapable thought. And a few hand-written pages in a notebook.
Read here about the continuation of my journey and the obstacles I faced when I picked up my notebook to write again.
What about you? What are the sparks that is waiting to be lit in your life? What are the sparks that have been lit, but are sputtering from lack of attention? Would love to hear your stories in the comments section below.
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