– Thich Nhat Hanh
This Way Up! Here I go!
In my last post Smile, I let you all know that I was asked to change the title of my book. As I said in that post, I felt frustrated and kinda old. However, what I learned was as Thich Nhat Hanh explains:
For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.
What a wonderful week of uncovering and abandoning old views. I asked for help (ah there’s a novel concept!) First, I called my friend Tam in Seattle and we brainstormed together, from the red chair. Then I asked for ideas from my son Lukas. And then my incredible editor Annie and I brainstormed some ideas. And finally, I sent off our top 5 ideas to Brooke at She Writes Press. Eventually it was a bit of an amalgamation of everyone’s ideas.
So the new title of my book, as reflected by the new look and title of this blog page is:
This Way Up: One Woman’s Path to Fullness and Joy
I’m so glad I asked for help, and that ultimately I was willing to let go of feeling old and stuck and embrace the new.
To honor the concept of asking for help, I’d like to close with a wonderful video, Bill Withers singing Lean On Me.
Please let me know what you think of my new title. I’d really like to hear your opinions. And as always, thank you for taking the time to visit. I appreciate it.