Letters to Myself Project
Letters to Myself Project
A LETTER TO MYSELF WHEN I WAS TWENTY
THIS IS AN INVITATION FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A NEW BOOK EDITED BY GERAR TOYE AND TO BE PUBLISHED BY IMAGIST PUBLISHING.
Years ago I wrote a story titled ‘Catalyst for Change’ and included it in my first book ‘REALITY IS FOR THOSE WITH NO IMAGINATION’ and while the book was never sold from more than a handful of shops it sold out and has been described as an underground classic in New Zealand. I am working on rewriting this story and it will be available for free on this site when you have left an email on the freebies page, it will be emailed as a pdf document.
Most of the book was a collection of my photographs and quotes of philosophy that came through me on my twenty year journey around the planet. As someone who likes to know more about what inspired artists rather tthan brief descriptions has influenced every part of my life. It basically became a list of all the things that I learned like "he lives on the coast with his cat". I thought I would write a piece which showed how events in my life my have helped progress my spiritual journey and understanding of myself and so the quotes are just that, little summaries of random experiences turned into words to remind me of where I am from who I was.
I am asking you to write a letter to yourself at the age of twenty. Be specific and be honest. Whatever you write may just touch a cord and open another being to a different possability that they may not have entertained before. Because these are personal letters they will not read as most self help books do as someone pretending to be smarter telling you how to be. This is the subtle approach where they are reading this collection of letters and it will be like they are evesdropping because its not someone telling you anything, it's about an individual talking to themselves and you are just watching it as an outsider and it's up to the reader to acceppt and take any of the gems that are presesnted. I do feel this can create an opening of understanding and progression of ideas.
After publishing I can imagine this book will be given to younger beings and while it may not seem important at first I believe it will provide secrets of understanding which may trigger further growth and understanding. There is so little that inspires anyone to grow these days I feel we need to give as much as we can to those not exposed to spiritual ideas.
Imagine if someone is brave enough to say "I had a bad feeling that he wasn't the one for me and I always thought he would change. I wanted to leave him after the first year but I didn't and here I am now 15 years later regretting I didn't leave him. Maybe I would have met another that would have been more my ideal."
Now imagine if another reads that story and they are only in year two and still feeling the same thing. What if they decided to ealise that they don't want to be like the author and be filled with regret and actually take the wisdom of your experience.
When you have written your piece pleae email me and don't forget to include all your contact details as well.
I would love to have a collection of fifty letters so please be part of this process. You may suprise yourself with what you write and give specifc advice to a younger you and maybe, just maybe it will make this world a better place.