“People that can’t blush are worthless.” –Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden
I like to say that I am a naturally shy person.
No one believes it, but I say it anyway.
All through elementary school and high school, I was the quietest kid around. In college, I decided to get over it, so, after a while, I did.
But I’ll always be proud of the way I used to be.
And I will always be her.
Shyness, embarrassment, quietness—to me, it means that I am still a little girl.
Somewhere inside myself, I still care what people think of me.
Because I want to be their friend.
And, I think, that is good.
Inspiration from the other side.
You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)