Thursday Thoughts: Universal Perspective

universe In looking for words of wisdom from the Universe today, I came across two that seemed destined to be together, to me at least. Perspective plays such a large part in life. I look at the news and want to grab people and shake them, all the while shouting, “Don’t rush to judgement. Wait until all the facts are discovered.” I’m trained to read autopsy reports, to examine evidence, to shift through eye-witness reports. Far as I’m concerned, people need to keep their opinions to themselves until all the evidence is in. And that’s about as “political” as I’ll get. But because of my feelings, this Universal tidbit touched a nerve.

Whenever your perspective on something creates emotional pain, Silver, it’s always because your perspective is still so narrow that you’ve yet to see all the good it will make possible.

Because it will.

~The Universe

Feelin’ better, Silver? You will.

I’m not going to limit the above to the world at large. It also tucks in close to home, to me as a writer. As some of you know from Facebook, I’ve been struggling with the opening chapters of BLUE MOON, the next Moonstruck book. I’m now on my third rewrite/start-over. I’m frustrated, and yes, my perspective is too narrow. And that leads me to the next little message from the big U.

It’s not what one says, Silver, that determines whether it’s true or false, but what they tried to convey. Listen with your heart.

All ears,
~The Universe

And speak, dear Silver, with your heart, for mere words can be chameleons.

How true is this for a writer? Well, as a person, too, given what I said at the beginning. But I’m withdrawing into my writer’s world so that’s how I’ll approach it. Where this book is concerned, I’ll widen my perspective and I’ll listen with my heart. Okay, characters, start talkin’!


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Perspective

  1. Thought provoking wisdom from the Universe.
    Blue Moon will come together, and you and the Wolves will kick ass and Sean will have fun blowing up stuff =)
    Have a good day Girlie!

    • Silver James says:

      Sean’s chafing at the bit for sure, Kimber. 😆 And I think I have it figured out. Again. 🙄 I didn’t have to lose as many words as I thought I would. Just needed to put things in a different order and write some new scenes. 🙂

      Hope your day is made of awesome!

  2. “Far as I’m concerned, people need to keep their opinions to themselves until all the evidence is in.” … Hallelujah! You want to grab them and shake them, and I want to run around smacking them in the back of the head. Neither is a solution. (It would be incredibly cathartic, though, wouldn’t it?) I’m not sure the perspective things applies here, but if it helps keep you from letting the lunacy of the world drag you along with it, yay.

    As for Blue Moon, you’ll get there. I know this is a wave you have to ride yourself, but if there’s anything I can do to help, let me know. Meanwhile, I will be hiding in my cave, shouting at my FB newsfeed and trying to write. I need to channel the frustration into the WIP.


    • Silver James says:

      I’m trying to ignore Facebook, Twitter, and the like. People I otherwise consider intelligent and informed are just spreading the stupid. So, yeah…

      And as I told Kimber, I think I’ve figured it out for like the third or fourth time. *headdesk* And trust me, I’ll take you up on that whole surfing thing if I need a board buddy. 😉

  3. Ashlynn says:

    I have no doubt you will conquer…and maybe destroy stuff. 😛 Haha Cheers you getting it right. I know you can do it. *hugs*

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