Friday, February 7, 2014
Write - #FiveMinuteFriday
The truth is that most of us come to our paper and pen, or keyboard and screen, with trepedation. And often with fear. We take a deep breath. Just getting to the desk and sitting down was an act of God himself. We want to be bold and authentic. But the hurts and secrets in our lives leave us fearful that too much truth will come spilling out. That we won't be loved once people see the real "us."
And the internet is a dangerous place. Perhaps the only more risky place is the people who supposedly represent the church on the internet. And most of us go about our writing with some illusion of control. We want just enough of the truth to spill out that we change the world without creating controversy. Without being unliked, unfriended, unfollowed.
And so we limit our words, and voice, and creativity. Because writing, or whatever art it is that you do, is scary. A risk. Words allow us to be honest and authetic. And sometimes even we're afraid of the authetic "us." The way we really feel and see the world.
And the only way to fight these fears? To write and keep writing.
On Fridays I write with a prompt and a timer. I join a group of writers who does the same and encourages each other. Join us here.