The fundamental, foundational dialogue in any story is the relational exchange of creation.
The real power-players today aren’t those who hold the big, external positions of leadership. They are the people who are calm, creative, able to step away from events, see them clearly, imagine new ways to frame them, and launch fearlessly back into that good work.
Even an audience of one may be one too many. The self that is vigilant in me is also my monkey mind, and my spiritual practice involves releasing this self again and again. What if the self of my most intimate writing isn’t my real self?
If genuine, open-hearted engagement is the basic ingredient of the creative process, then we all have the capacity to move a reader.