H.M. offered this 6 Word Memoir Meme to his readers: try to write your whole life story in just six words. I am doing a slight variation, in that trying to encompass the whole of my life so succinctly feels overwhelming. But while at this conference I am attending, someone asked me what is the fundamental message I try to convey in my retreat work. I offered a longer version of the words below, and realized this is my own primary practice:
making space for newness emerging within
I’d love to hear your own six word memoir which you can leave in the comments, on your own blog, or email me a note. I love getting your messages, especially from readers who follow along here silently. Take this as an opportunity and invitation to introduce yourself.
-Christine Valters Paintner @ Abbey of the Arts
Thank you for these jewels, it is such a delight to see these offerings strung together here like prayers of gratitude for new visions.
Exploring Love made manifest in art
For much of my life it was:
proving I am not a mistake.
So today I’m wondering how different it really is to say:
believing I was not a mistake.