Last year I had the pleasure of holding a book signing for my latest book, You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends. Here, a reblog for you: the piece I wrote promoting the event–and my perspective on the goal of my writing as I see it right now.
Mollie Player is just a regular person. And yet, she is trying—sometimes very, very hard—to be different. And the way Mollie wants to be different is this: she wants to stay the same.
She just wants to be more of herself.
She wants to learn how to be aware of the Divine inside her at all times. She wants to communicate with God.
In other words: she wants to get enlightened.
Lofty goal? Maybe. Is she there yet? Probably not.
But she is, just maybe, on her way.
Often when people describe their lives these are the things they talk about:
- What they did or do;
- What they had or have;
- Who they knew or know.
If you ask Mollie, though, she’d tell you that those things aren’t what life is at all.
Life, she says, is what goes on inside your mind.
It’s what you care about. It’s what you dream about.
It’s what you think about every day.
And so, even though she is just a regular person, Mollie decided to write about some of the thoughts that have made up her real life so far—and with which other regular people may be able to relate.
In Sometimes Very: How I Overcame Depression Without Experts or Medicine, she discusses her battle with chronic dysthemia.
In Happiness is the Truth: A Spiritual Manifesto, she tells what she thinks spirituality should be all about.
And, in You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends, she journals about her attempt to pray without ceasing for an entire year.
Mollie hopes that you like them, but more than that: she hopes they’ll make you different—even if that just means being more of yourself.
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)