Here is an observation I've made, but tons of others have noticed also - we live in a universe of dualities. Writers, artists, scientists, philosophers (inquisitive folk) really devote serious time to thinking about duality. Who I am and What do I want. Dark and light. Male and Female. Hot and cold. The list goes on and on.
Myth #1: I was published because of luck. I have met this writer. You worked for three weeks and sent out your work and bink! was given a major contract. Sure. You were just accidentally at the right place at the right time! I don't believe you. You persevered (you suffered), worked hard (doing something), and you have scribbled at least a million words somewhere before this day, for sure, just as sure it was your lucky day.
Myth #2: I was published because of my genius. I have met this writer too. You believe you are just that good. You worked hard. You perspired. You burned midnight oil. Yes, you did. You were also lucky. I absolutely believe no matter how hard you work, unseen forces are out there. You can make bread but you can't make it multiply. Success is a gift, a miracle and blessing, just as much as a reward for your perseverance.
I think you get it. The myths involve not accepting the the truth of duality. I hope you work hard this week. I will too. But, also, I wish you luck. Wish me luck, too! See you next week with more inspiration.
Today's doodle is called. "Yin-Yang Girl"
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. Ernest Hemingway