Gonged by Natalie Goldberg

Sometime past 12 noon.

Do I have what it takes to be a writer? If not, why bother? Besides, I’ve been at it for a long time and my English is still not as good as the native speakers. I feel anxious and guilty that my writing career doesn’t seem to be going anyway.

Sometime past 1 pm.

What? I am not writing for this life time only?

Emotion surged and I almost cried. Natalie Goldberg just said whatever I write, it will be important because it is part of me for now and for all my future reincarnations to come.

Now, I know. It’s okay that I don’t have it figured out now. It’s okay that I don’t know where I am going and what I am doing with my stories. Every word I write is a contribution to my soul.

Now, I know. The journey does count because I’ve learned to look far enough to see the destination.