Join me for the relaunch of my writing career under my new Buddhist name. Today, Friday the 10th of May, tell me what gets you up in the morning & share some writing or a photo or some art called ‘What I Live For’. You can post your piece on Facebook or on your blog or on Twitter or wherever you like.
My four novels will be re-released today with brand new covers. My novel ‘Thaw’ follows lonely and grief-stricken scientist Ruth as she gives herself three months to decide whether or not to continue living. Over these three months she explores what makes her happy and unhappy, deepens her relationships and seeks meaning. There’s 75% off the kindle version today (99p in UK / $1.49 in US).
Most of us have difficult times like Ruth. But even if we’re happily getting on with things, life has a habit of swooshing past us. I’d like to invite you to you spend some time between now and the 10th of May reflecting on the important stuff in your life. You might want to consider your role as a father, friend or partner. You might want to think about the work you do or the community you live in or your spiritual practice. You might want to practice gratitude, or do a stock-take, or make some new plans. You might want to appreciate the natural world. What do you live for?
Share your thoughts with us. If you’re a blogger you could write a blog. If you’re a painter you could paint a picture. If you’re on Facebook you could post some writing or a photo which represents what you live for. You could tweet something using #WhatILiveFor, or make a fun list of the little things (your first cup of coffee, the sound of birds singing) that make you happy. You could be adventurous and arrange a meal with your friends when you all tell each other about the good stuff in your life, or go on a pilgrimage to somewhere important to you. Keep it simple or go to town. It’s completely up to you.
Feel free to use this introduction to accompany your piece:
– – Today I’m taking part in ‘What I Live For’, an online event organised by author Satya Robyn. People like me all over the world will be sharing what gives their lives meaning. In Satya Robyn’s novel ‘Thaw’, Ruth gives herself three months to decide whether she can find a reason to carry on living. There’s 75% off the kindle version today (99p / $1.49) – read more here: http://www.satyarobyn.com/?page_id=56 – –
There’s a list of people taking part – email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like me to include you (and your blog if you have one). The list is here.
Do invite your friends along – we have a Facebook invite here (where you can also share your piece) or forward them the link to this blog: http://www.satyarobyn.com/?p=154. I’m looking forward to reading them all!