Dear Readers, it has recently come to my attention that there are a number of people out there who feel I am self-absorbed, especially because they see the majority of my writings in my blog are all about me and my life experiences. It saddens me greatly to hear this in light of the fact that I place all of my heart and soul into each and every one of my daily entries.
For those who don’t know, I began this blog back in January of 2013 solely because it was a homework assignment given to me by both a therapist and a spiritual advisor. The main purpose of their assignment was for me to get back into writing again, as I had once been a part-time columnist for a few local newspapers in Southern Virginia where my tagline was “Words to Live By”.
In that column, I did my best to share my life experiences with the hopes that it may help another going through something similar. Thankfully, it did, and actually a lot more than I thought it would. But somewhere along the line, I lost that column, I lost sight of that desire to utilize my life experiences to help others, and I lost my desire to write. Unfortunately, I have to credit a six-year descent into a sex and love addiction for that.
Nevertheless, I took on this writing assignment to overcome what I had lost and began my blog initially to help me heal from all that. While it still serves that purpose, and is on some level an online journal that I maintain, it ultimately is my deeper desire that my words may connect with the hearts of others out there and will help them on their own spiritual journeys in life.
Thus, if doing this somehow makes others think I’m self-absorbed, I can live with that. Because I’m not actually writing for them. I’m writing for all those, including myself, who are seeking a connection to something Greater, for those who are searching for their Higher Calling, and for those who are hurting and looking to heal themselves.
So, if you are one of those who are continuing to read along with my weekly musings and getting anything out of them, I truly thank God for that. As for all those who choose to keep holding onto a judgment that I am a self-absorbed individual, know I forgive you and still love you just the same. And I pray that one day you may only see the good in me and the Light I’m trying to emanate, by simply sharing each of my life experiences through all of my blog…
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson