Starting Anew: Zen Journey Blog Metamorphoses into a Writer’s Journal

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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― My favorite Mahatma Gandhi quote

Some days, no matter how hard we try, we can’t stir our life the way our ego would want it. And I’m growing to believe it’s a good thing.

I’ve been blogging for nearly 5 years, and signs show me now is the time for new.

The Zen Journey blog some of you knew had a major hack, so it was [first frustrating, then] easier to start anew than continue on the old. It’s a lesson on the impermanence of things. We can pour our hearts out into our projects, and we will all lose them someday. At this point, it’s a question of attitude, of going back to our core, following our hearts in our actions, and deciding to be happy in the here and now no matter what tomorrow is made of.

At the same time, as I wrote earlier, I crave simplicity more than I ever have. I also wanted to explore gratuity, following the reading of the book The Man Who Quit Money, as a great alternative to the state of our world. Not focusing much on a writing career but offering as a gift the time I have left after taking care of my family, to help live a happy life we love.

I also stumbled upon Gandhi’s writings on his experiments with Truth. Throughout his life, he shared in his writings his most intimate thoughts because he thought secrecy was the enemy of truth. It’s illuminating, and his unadulterated light still shines to this day.

At the crossroad of those facts, I decided to continue my own experiments with truth. I want to write online on a free blogging platform instead of using my habitual handwritten journal for my more private but honest thoughts. I also still have my blogged books saved for future publications.

Hopefully, this journal on the alternative and zen life will not only help me on my path but help you too.

Here’s to making the best lemonade when life hands you lemon; here’s to fresh starts for better lives,

Marie-Eve

 

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