{impressions} why to write

Saturday, September 07, 2013

My mind keeps rolling over something I heard over on C Jane's Blog. She said:

 "When we write we are anthropologists of the soul--digging and digging until we've pieced together our personal mysteries."
I love that. Anthropologists of the soul. Writing for me is an exploration, a study of what I think, how I feel, how I've been affected by the people and events in my life.It's a way that I can discover what makes me who I am and how I can become what I am becoming. It's a way I can become an expert the inner workings of my own mind, heart, and spirit.
an·thro·pol·o·gy n.
1. The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.
2. That part of Christian theology concerning the genesis, nature, and future of humans, especially as contrasted with the nature of God: 

I have a responsibility to know who I am and to share that with others. I want to share the truth of my life, through my own perspective. To tell my own story instead of letting others speak for me. So when you think of Mormons, when you think of mothers, when you think of women, when you think of me, you'll see me how I see myself, see things how they really are.
"We need now for you women of the Church to know the doctrine of Christ and to bear testimony of the Restoration in every way that you can ... We need more of the distinctive, influential voices and faith of women ... Only you can show the world what women of God who have made covenants look like and believe."         -Elder M. Russel Ballard, "Let Us Think Straight"

Only I can show you what my faith, my life, and my truth look like. Know that though I am just one woman, this is my life and my truth. I am the anthropologist of my own soul.

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