Can a writer compose their own inspirational script of life in an intellectual world that demands perceptions and opinions in the place of truth and wisdom? Well, let's compare my life now to what my life was like before I became a writer some nine years ago and see if you can spot the constant synchronicity.
When I first started my own business at the tender age of nineteen with only sixty dollars, everybody told me it would be impossible for me to succeed. They said at best I was a foolish joker who left school aged sixteen without a good education and the deck was stacked against achieving any meaningful success.
For the next twenty-seven years I enjoyed playing the games of business in textiles, commercial property, stock market and commodity investing/trading. Never did I get into debt, nor take any unnecessary risks. Throughout this time many acquaintances called my way of joyful playing at being a businessman stupid, while at the same time, respecting my honesty and sense of humor ... The more they said I could not succeed, the more prosperous I became.
Then one day they stopped calling me stupid and wanted to partner with me. That is when I retired from the business world, aged forty-six. My joy of life has always been constant, continuing to climb on a higher scale of reality.
After a six year break, in which I asked myself many profound and searching questions, authentic answers eventually came into my mind..... I then began to write inspirational poetry and essays without any effort or difficulty. Since I rarely wrote any letters and never read any books, this was indeed a major change of direction.
In 1998 I wrote my first book in only ten days titled "What Is The Point". Sure enough as soon as it was published clever-minded folks, who lacked inner wisdom, began to call me stupid. This gave me the endorsement I needed to write another book.
The next book was titled "Minds of Blue Souls of Gold". Once again I was looked on as stupid and my philosophy flawed. Wow! I thought, I am a success, for if these folks with erroneous lifestyles do not like my philosophy, then my philosophy must be authentic.
And so I went on to write six more books, making eight to date ....
Enjoy Yourself It's Later Than You Think
Invest With A Genius
Worry Causes Wrinkles
Ultra Violet Haiku De-Lights
The Joys of Live Alchemy
The latest book is one that I have revised and renewed from public domain about a little girl named Goody Two Shoes, written by an anonymous author in 1765. It is now re-titled "The Inspiring Story of Little Goody Two Shoes".
I continue to enjoy the game of being an author, poet and philosopher with the understanding ... If my philosophy continues to convey unbounded health, ample wealth and twenty-four hours a day of divine bliss to anyone who lives it, then why would I listen to the folks who call me stupid ... And then they run to sophisticated experts asking for help to manage relentless depression, deep debt and extreme stress.
Gandhi once said; "First they fight you, then they ignore you, then you win." I feel quite sure the media and academia will continue ignoring me for many years to come. However, the day they start to agree with me, I will cease to have a need to write about authentic living and the world will once more become a secure, wholesome place to live.
So, just maybe, enjoying writing and being oblivious to the opinion of close-minded people pays big dividends. In essence, every writer who enjoys writing from the soul cannot fail, for they understand a golden rule of authentic writing ... Enjoy - never - Endure!
Copyright © 2007 Michael Levy
Michael Levy is the author eight inspirational books. Michael's poetry and essays now grace many web sites, journals and magazines throughout the world. Michael's new book "The Inspiring Story of Little Goody Two shoes" will soon be available at all bookstore.