Does your writing process take a long time, as you anxiously censor what you write in your blogs or social media posts?
Do you worry what other people might think if you reveal some hidden secret, or reveal something that’s not ‘freshly washed and ironed Sunday best’?
Do you find that your writing process includes a ‘cleansing element’ as you try to get rid of anything that might cause people to ‘not like you’?
I had an experience recently that illustrates this issue perfectly.
I’m re-reading a book that I’d read many years ago called Conversations with God (Book One), and finding it so powerful and enlightening. I knew the gems within it should be shared more widely so that other people could learn from this amazing writing.
Then I stopped myself and thought:
Hmmm, I’m not sure I can share that, people might think I’m weird, reading a book about talking to God, (and I imagined my daughter saying “Who does that???” )
Then I got to thinking … actually spirituality is really important to me, and I’d like spiritual books and teachings to be more prevalent in my life – so my life is enriched and not depleted by mindless rubbish that’s so easily available on social media and on the internet.
Then I realised – it’s probably not just me who feels censored. But wait, there’s more!