Rebekah Gamble

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Rebekah Gamble I don't so much have specific phrases that lead me, though when I was younger that was a very useful thing for me. I find that getting to know people…moreI don't so much have specific phrases that lead me, though when I was younger that was a very useful thing for me. I find that getting to know people from history and stories seems to help me. For instance, I'm very fond of Alexander the Great and The Lord of the Rings books (and films, really). Both were a part of my family's culture growing up. We were also taught Greek and Irish mythology as part of our family way, which provided me with ways to be. I find that phrases from different people and documents I've studied help me and come to mind when needed. I also read my bible pretty often as I'm a fan of the tales in the old testament and was raised to emulate some of it as well as to behave as Jesus would, as well as ecstatic poets like Hafiz. Other people that encourage me to be who I want to be are the Hakim Ibn Sina, Pythagoras, and the revolutionaries William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson. I also draw motivation and encouragement from Les Miserables. I find that maxims come from these different people for me. I do sometimes remind myself of Gandhi's famous "Be the Change" phrase. It does strike me as vitally important to decide on the world we want to create and insist upon it's existence in our space. Things like "God gives each bird his worm but he does not throw it into the nest," a proverb attributed to the Dutch, meant something to me back then, but I find now that I am guided more by observing nature rather than hearing people talk about it.

All the phrases I might use as a precept would really just be a quote from one of these, but I really find comparing how people behave(d) and studying how people think to be better for me. As far as a 'law' I value integrity above all things and use that as a touchstone. I don't really believe that there is such thing as a blanket law or rule that fits all people in all situations, even the ones presented by those various sources. I think that belief is part of the reason I've come away from using maxims that I was fond of when I was younger. (less)
Rebekah Gamble I don't. I accept that I have a block and go do something else. Often blocks serve a purpose. Maybe I've been at the computer too long and I need to…moreI don't. I accept that I have a block and go do something else. Often blocks serve a purpose. Maybe I've been at the computer too long and I need to move my body. Maybe I need to be working on something else. Maybe I have the urge to call someone and it turns out that the person really needed me. Perhaps there's a block there until I learn something in my own life that will change what I was about to write.

When I get a block, I ask myself 'what do I want to be doing right now?' If I really want coffee, going and getting one generally clears the block. If I want to be writing, I pick up one of my other projects. Sometimes I need exercise- I like the woods and have a weight set for that. Blocks aren't here to abuse you; they're here to help you. I think writer's block makes my work better and makes me a better human. (less)
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I firmly believe there’s nothing more important in the world than stories. In the stories we tell ourselves and others we find truth, God, and all the things that make us human including our humanity itself. The consciousness forming our body shows we’re literally made of stories. So is our society and all things in it. Our behavior is based off what we believe, which comes from our stories.

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“Letting go is not about giving up, being lazy, or sacrificing yourself... Letting go doesn't have to mean losing; it can be about coming into a new, open, clean space from which you can create.”
Rebekah Elizabeth Gamble, The Talking Stick Diaries: Cherish Your Soul

“Becoming 'color blind' isn't helpful. Who you are matters, how you are matters. Things like race and culture are a manifestation of flows of creation. Your identity doesn't just matter, without it your soul can't interact with the world. The key is we need to understand that all races, ethnic groups, cultures and like treasures are equal and we must remember to follow our soul rather than our identity. The identity is something the soul works through, not the other way around.”
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“Stop making shame a virtue.”
Rebekah Elizabeth Gamble, The Talking Stick Diaries: Cherish Your Soul

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

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