My quest these days is to find my long lost inner Luke (child),but I'm afraid if I do, I'll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats.
I am not as scared about people tearing this one up as I would have been in the past because of the basis in 'knowing' this one has. There are people out there that are hungry for this.
I've worked so hard to eliminate the inner geek from my life. I suddenly realize I have no patience for those people who still have their geeks showing. Now I see why being 'normal' has been so important to me.
I couldn't have come up with a better metaphor for my life and my internal conflict. It amazes me how quickly we can manifest our fears; not only had I created my 'I'm never satisfied, I'll drive her away' nightmare.
My rite of passage into my brave new world, life on the road.
My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving forward.
There is trust in there being a Spirit who loves me and wants me to have love in my life. I trust in this higher power, it is what keeps me moving forward no matter what happens.
When we were first offered a book deal prior to Avon's, they were trying to get us to change it from the first-person story into a how-to book, and they were offering us some decent money. My agent told me; you should really consider this.
You must have love as the core; it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go.
I think Julia is defining a new feminism. It's the power of the open heart. And its ok to be sexual.
The corporate woman has been defined as the 'liberated woman' and I see that as the exact opposite. I think she now is more enslaved, maybe even more than the housewife was; because she's so out of her power, and imitating male power is not female power.
It's been quite a 'pattern interrupt', a massive change of the old programming.
We busted a lot of family secrets with this. But to make a long story short, my parents relationship was built heavily on security issues for my Mom, and when my Dad couldn't provide security, the relationship unraveled.
Whatever I have not yet learned to tolerate in myself inevitably will appear in my children. In this way, they, like Julia, guide me to a new level of self-awareness and everyone benefits.
I am learning to forgive my inner geek, and even value him as a free man.