Are You Embracing Your New Realities?
It’s been almost two weeks since Jungle: A Journey to Peace, Purpose, and Freedom launched on Amazon. While I do everything I can to maintain the focus on my goals and my routines to keep my body, mind, and spirit healthy, I must say that even though having my book published has been a positive disruption, albeit a positive one, there are some changes in my life that I wasn’t expecting.
Suddenly, I’m not invisible. People from around the world are catching wind of my message, and I’m getting numerous Facebook and LinkedIn requests for connections. Some of the Facebook friend requests have rattled me a bit, as they are very clearly spam.
My reality is changing.
At the end of Chapter 1, entitled “Entering a New Reality,” I pose these questions to my readers—Here’s what I wrote:
Often when we are entering a new reality, we can be at odds either with ourselves or with people around us because many of us want to stay with what is known rather than try what’s new. That might cause either an external war or an internal war. I invite you to take some time to contemplate the following:
- Where might there be a war going on in your life? Is it external or internal or both?
- What is perhaps coming to an end?
- How can you look upon that situation as a new beginning?
Now I’m having to review them myself. As I contemplated these questions for this new phase in my life, I realized that Jungle is positively impacting people in ways I never imagined. Some readers relate to being overworked, some to abuse in childhood, some to an alcoholic parent, some to an emerging spirituality, some to being stuck in their lives, and some to being global citizens. I have always been an avid reader and know that we all have different takes on a book. However, this is my book and people are responding to different areas of my life. I am surprised, awestruck, and grateful Jungle is a positive force for readers––that people feel heard, not alone, and empowered to live their best life.
Jeffrey Davis, my writing coach, and founder of Tracking Wonder, once asked me the question, “What if Jonas Salk had saved his ground-breaking polio discovery in the lab and never let it into the world? Polio and its pain and suffering would still be here to this day.”
I am so grateful to be of service. It is the reason I wrote Jungle.
If you’d like to read more, I invite you to visit my website for an excerpt from Jungle. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/jungleexcerpt
May you be inspired to embrace your new realities.
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