This year my newsletter of weekly wisdom Seeds is 21 years old. It was inspired by the prodigious work of metaphysician Emmet Fox. I wanted to send a weekly inspirational gift that was a quickie — to cause a deepening of spiritual thought, word, and deed. It seems to be working; I still have some of the charter subscribers. Sign Up Here to receive the latest Seed each Friday by email.
The current Seed is below.
Seeds XXI, 12 Seed: Write, Speak, Read
Librarian, bibliographer, and author Lawrence Clark Powell’s words made me laugh.
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
In college, I had one of those what-you-ought-to-be-when-you-grow-up consults with what we would now call a career coach. When I got to the appointment wherein she was to do the big reveal and tell all about my future, she said, “Well, I have no idea how you can ever make a living! You like to write, speak and read!”
I agreed with her whole-heartedly.
And here I am coming up on my fortieth college reunion, and what do I do for a living? I write, I speak, and I read. I also listen, and I pray, but those two weren’t on her skills list.
So simple: I do write to be understood—mostly to understand myself.
I do speak to be heard—mostly to figure out what I’m feeling.
And oh do I read to grow—books have been my world since I learned to read.
All in all, I’d say I got my money’s worth from the career coach. What do you like to do?