I had somebody tell me recently that I’m writing my book to gain attention for myself. As offended as I was at first, I actually took a moment to consider his thought. But only for a brief time because I know who I am and that I am writing this to help others. And then he proceeded to share more negative thoughts against my book and it’s message. What I realized during the course of this conversation is that it was his way of getting attention for himself.
You see, I have created a book that will help those look deep inside themselves and really consider who they are and why they make the choices they do when it comes to love. That is all, no attention, nothing else. But when we get right down to it and we speak negatively to someone or about someone, it is because they bring something up in us that we don’t want to deal with, share, be exposed or feel vulnerable. Then the eruption of negativity comes out in the form of a protective covering for ourselves. I dismissed his comments because I know that he will not be the only one that I will hear from. And I am ready for whatever comes my way. That is what I love about this book. I am doing my job raising awareness and creating a buzz around something so simple as love but so complicated and complex at the same time. It will be thought provoking, make you uncomfortable, challenge your belief systems, spark hope, and get your ‘attention’.
This flower got my attention the other day that you see in this picture. It grew out of nowhere. So it seems. The holes used to be filled with equipment from a playground that once was for a daycare center. The holes have been empty for years. I immediately laughed with joy when I saw the flower. I thought “Ah, a symbol of hope.” This flower grew against all odds of harsh sun, no water, no nourishment and chose the path of least resistance to get there. It certainly got my attention as I equated it to my growth path. Against all odds, I too was able to blossom under harsh circumstances and now I get to share it with the world like this flower shared with me.
Is this flower really trying to get attention? Or is this flower a reminder that you can grow, shine, stand out, be strong, speak your truth, be bold, beautiful and love no matter what anyone may think about you and bring up in you?
The real questions I should have asked my friend was what are you resisting? What are you pushing against? What are you not allowing? What are you blocking? Because at the end of the day if you choose the path of least resistance AND chose to love, you will become that beautiful flower that you were meant to be. I hope my book is a symbol of hope for you like the flower that got my attention for me.
I think I will name this guy ‘Attention Dick’!!!!!!
I am done writing and am working with a publisher now! Yeah! Get on the waitlist of my book The Outrageous Adventures of Dating Dick. Due out late Fall 2017.
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