wise fox

“If a writer is so cautious he never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he will never write anything that can be read. If  you want to help other people you have got to make up your mind to write things that some men will condemn.”

~ Thomas Merton

Be bold my friends!

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

26 comments on “* Wise Words for Cautious Writers

  1. Val, I love this photo, quote and message xo

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  2. Too true. And don’t I know it. 😉

    P.S. Reading Merton on Chuang Tzu at the minute.

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  3. So, you through the line out with the bait. When are we going to read something some of us condemn?

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  4. Through = you’ve thrown


  5. Inspiring photo and quotation. Will print it out and pin it to my notice board.


  6. Great quote, Val! I will try to remember this. Yesterday I sent to the recycling a plastic bin of articles I’d been collecting to one day write a book on the psychological implications of animal cruelty when I realized I hadn’t touched the project in 4 years. My attention had drifted and new issues took center stage. It felt good to let it go and perhaps return to it someday later on. Many have addressed the issue well.

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  7. A great message, Val~~

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  8. Good advice for writers . . . and for living life, Val.

    * To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard

    * Nothing ventured, something lost. ~ Neale Clapp

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  9. Oh, you know I love this, Val! ❤

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  10. Go big – and bold – or go home! So true.

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  11. Carol Ferenc

    Wise words, indeed!

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  12. I’m listening 🙂

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