This blog is three years old today, and the writing it contains began 14 years ago today. When I first had the idea, I knew it was a good one, but I didn’t think it would serve me so well. Some people wondered whether it might be too personal to put my journals online. There were certainly occasions in the beginning when I debated whether or not to post particular entries, but it’s the nature of what I do, and this blog is my commitment to my work. Happy Birthday.
There are currently 790 posts, covering two 3-year periods which span 14 years of my life. Such has been the personal success of this blog – not to mention the benefit to my work and my clients – it is inevitable that these writings find their way into book form. Over the past six weeks I have edited the full body of work available online into three volumes which embrace the essence of all I have written.
Volume one covers the curiosity stage, when everything was so new and exciting. It sets out the foundations for personal development. Volume two looks at the development of the group, but also charts an increasing cockiness which threatened to end my training. And in volume three, all my learning begins to come together. Unfortunately, the challenges become more intense and more frequent, taking me to the verge of quitting.
The books are a dream which Karaj and I talked about for the first time over 13 years ago. We discussed the subject again during my recent visit. They are also the realisation of a comment I have heard a handful of times across the years: ‘You should write a book.‘ So this week I went to the print shop to have all three first drafts printed. Of course, there is still some way to go, but that does not change the fact that I now stand on the cusp of a dream.