I Can’t

Sometimes it seems there is nothing to say but if you just sit quietly it will come to you. You see, we all have all we need inside of us.  Many times the reason we cannot accomplish something like writing is because of the stories we tell ourselves.

We say things like “ I would love to write a book some day but I am not a writer.” Or “I love how you write everyday but I could not do that because I do not know what to say” “ I am just not  a writer” . We say these things but we write every day. We write grocery lists, we write school lists for our kids. We make a note of somewhere we need to be.

Some of us even write speeches for a talk we have to give in our workplace but we tell ourselves we cannot write. I am suggesting that you just sit quietly for at least 15 minutes a day and just write. It does not matter if it makes sense just let it flow from you.

A few years ago, I decided I wanted to write a book for parents, counselors, and teachers, anyone working with youth who were thinking about becoming involved sexually.  I had no idea where to begin but I did know that I needed to just start. I sat at my computer every single day for a year.

I had a lot of beliefs floating around in my head about what I could and could not do but I decided I really wanted to do it. It took a while but eventually it all came together.  Last year I decided to update that book: “ Choosing a Quality Loving Sexual Relationship” and soon I am hoping to offer it as an e-book.

I have to tell you that first thing this morning, I thought what am I going to write today? I don’t have anything to say but allowing myself to be quiet, brought what I was saying to myself into my conscious awareness. You are receiving the results of this morning’s quiet time. What have you been thinking about doing but telling yourself you can’t do it? Is it time to be still and think into it and come up with a solution.

In today’s world we are so easily distracted with all the bells and whistles around us. Take some time this week for you and think into what you really want.




Maureen has been teaching this ideas for over 35 years. She is a Senior Faculty Member with William Glasser International, A Licensed Counselling Therapist and Certified Personal and Executive Coach.