I went to my monthly Buddhist discussion meeting last night, and it was very encouraging! One of our group members discussed his memoir that he recently published, and said it was going to be made into a movie. How exciting! At the end of the meeting, he brought up an important point about how we relate to other people, even those people we have difficulty with. Buddhism teaches that every person has the Buddha nature within them. This means that everyone has the potential for Buddhahood, even if they are not always manifesting that potential. We have the Buddha nature inherent in our own lives, and to deny another person’s Buddha nature is the same as denying our own. This can be difficult to keep in mind, especially when we are in the midst of a problem with a difficult person.
Last night I heard a voice say You better watch it! I was in bed writing in my journal, so I ignored the voice, and talked to my husband about it for a little bit. This morning I heard a voice ask me why I want to write a book. There are several reasons why I want to write a book. Mostly, I want to tell my story. I also hope to be able to encourage other people who suffer from the same illness. I sent my proposal to a few more prospective agents yesterday, so now it’s time to wait.