i love this idea of faking it till ya make it. imagine…that i can do anything…even fly (if i only had wings) but why not? of course this is a metaphor, but “faking it” has helped me climb so much of the mountain-full of challenges that always lies before us, presenting obstables for us to surmount along our journey to fulfillment–be it personal, professional, financial, or–most important of all–spiritual fulfillment. here, think about this one—
human beings who are “faking it” about love, about acceptance, about tolerance, actually DO learn to fly, because they keep their hearts, minds and souls so LIGHT, they become…
what do i fake, you ask? many things, but for one…i started off faking “i can DO this!!” — with this blog. a simple little ol’ blog. but…when i put my money and chips down on “faking it” about being a spiritual blogger, what happened was that when other “things” come up…a night out with friends when i could be writing or arting, people wanting me to join facebook, myspace, twitter, ad infinitum with the virtual and real-live distractions…i can reasonably and honestly tell others and myself “NO” to everything that takes me away from my goal — because — when it comes to “faking it,” we learn to concentrate our energies on that which is being “faked” (ha! is this cool or what?) . and, like magic, we begin to see that everything that tries to pull us away from our goal, is a big fat NO. but with “faking it” as our motto, we automatically invite a new awareness of BELIEVING we can do this thing we want (a blog, a book, etc.), and make appropriate choices relating to its getting done (one word at a time, one action at a time, one day at a time), and … pretty soon! … like magic! … the “faking” becomes (i’m not kidding, this really happens folks)… the “faking” becomes OUR NEW REALITY.
and so i blog. no time for the other stuff, other distractions, ’cause i’m writing that book and i’m almost finished, remember? and gee, thanks for asking. yes, i DID finish the first edit just yesterday! wheeeeee! see — that’s one more “faking it!” on my list that’s gettin’ done.
some people get overwhelmed by the very thought of writing a letter, let alone a 400-pg. book. we can easily “fool ourselves” into thinking, “aw, who’ll be interested?” or other stinkin’-thinkin’ mental garbage like that that stops us cold before a first word even gets written.
me…i’m faking it as i write my book. just for the record, it’s my spiritual autobiography. anybody out there a literary agent? write me! i’ve been fakin’ it that i’m a good enuf writer, that my story’s interesting enuf, and most of all i REALLY am fakin’ it believing there’s anyone, i mean any ONE who’ll even be remotely interested in reading about how i rose up from the pits of living hell (addiction, self-abuse, low self-esteem, etc. etc.) … to rise up and know who the real ME is, self-proclaimed spiritual warrior, artist dedicated to uplifting fellow humankind of this here gorgeous Earth of ours.
here’s my praise of “Faking It” in visual form.
in the Light, lordflea