A writer must know, really know, the world the hero lives in from many different angles if it’s to recreate a deep character with layers of significance. This complexity is what I love about a character.
Writers sometimes use poetry to warm up their creative juices for the day. Sometimes I do. I get in touch with my feelings and accept them or do away with them if I don’t want them and get right into the writing. The vision comes more clearly to me that way when I am in a state of zen. I write what I live and live what I write. The following is an expert from my book Sandcastles which I am reading and revising.
Make every day a new dream
every hour an ecstasy
never regret your mistakes
but never make the same one twice
face every challenge
put aside ungratified desires
don’t miss things you don’t have
measure every opportunity
let it o by if it means trouble
treasure memories of bliss
they’ll come around to greet you
on every door to knock
they’re hidden smiles upon hard times
feel alive each minute
look around you and be one with your surroundings
let emotions take you over
and be free this way
never stay on the same track too long
change goals when you can’t reach them
trying is what counts and what we learn from
striving to achieve is the one objective
intensify your senses
omit no details
meditate and concentrate
life is too short for self-pity and contempt
By Angela Terga, written in 1978
Have you ever felt like you were on the short end of the stick, travelling in the opposite way in which you wished to go and wondered why? Well, if it’s all in our mind, then focusing on what you want should get you more of it, if you take out the stigma of not having it. That’s what Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Esther Hicks, and Napoleon Hill, the Secret, and many other Law of Attraction paracletes abrogate. But to no consolation since the lack of whatever it is you want and don’t have is the constant mediator between you and yourself.
After much sen seing on your part to yourself, over and over, again and again, you may feel to be in an illumined state of ‘let it be; let it go,’ don’t push in either direction, stay put, relax. Where there is neither pain nor gain, neither joy nor sorrow, nothingness brings you to the start. Fresh and out of Compton into the Vortex where all your dreams are real, there is nothing lacking, and life, reality, your bank account, the hits on your YouTube channel and your place on Google are all indicators of your right alignment that makes ‘it is as it is’ the dream of dreams.
Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day! From TAT Productions, A Woman in Film.
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