Monday, March 26, 2012

Challenged Beliefs

We go along believing something is true, because that’s all that we know and it’s all that we have experienced.  It could be any belief; who we are based on what we’re told, who we trust based on who we love, or an authority that we don’t question because well…..they are the authority.  Then one day, something is said or something happens that challenges everything.  This happens to Emily, in Pages in the Wind, when someone challenges her belief about who she is. 

After I shut the door, I remember sitting on the couch and something felt different.  It was as though someone had snapped a rubber band on my bare arm.  It was a momentary jolt, but the unexpected shock put a voice in my head that challenged everything that I thought was true up to that point.  I was too young to understand what it meant, so it lingered as tweak of uncertainty about the way I saw my life.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but it questioned the way that I looked at my father.

This is an important challenge for Emily, and most effective because the challenge comes from outside her immediate circle.  I wonder if you have had your beliefs challenged and what that meant to you.


6 comments:

  1. oh my beliefs are being challenged every day. It's a strange, discomforting feeling.

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  2. This is so true, and when my beliefs were challenged it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I follow Emily and she is a very interesting character. I look forward to what she grows up to become.

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  3. I have to say I love your blog~!! Love your story and would sure like to know when the book will be out. Your characters are interesting especially Emily. I dont know much of the other characters, can't wait to dig into them to. You are f a b u l o u s!

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  4. Its so true how that can happen. Your going along and then boom, something just doesnt feel right. I think its a good idea to listen to that inner voice. Some have the ability to do that and others don't. I am enjoying your blog and what a great way to showcase the working of your book.

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  5. I remember the feeling too, its definitely there but hard to figure out usually. Im starting to learn to listen more and trust it. Great blog!

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  6. Hey pretty lady, you are quite the writer. I think I met you at a writing seminar in San Francisco a few years ago. This is a splendid piece of work you're doing and with your usual flair. I signed up for your posts, amazing work. Maybe we can get together at the next seminar, would love to catch up. Bravo again.

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