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Cultivating Your Voice

When my lovely friend Joy from Facets Of Joy wrote to me, inviting me to participate, at short notice,  in an ebook project called “Cultivating Your Voice” to celebrate International Women’s Day, naturally, my spontaneous reaction was “Privileged!”. And I wrote back to her with my own contribution, answering her prompts.
Cultivating Your Voice
My haiku for this book:
“Cultivate Your Voice
Life may bring adversities.
Hold your head high. Smile”

This book, beautifully written by Joy along with a group of amazing and inspiring women authors, is clearly a source of strength. It is about finding our power within. It is full of wisdom and insights to magnify empowerment, clarity and peace, to live a better life. And what better way to learn from the experiences of others?

As Joy says, “When every ounce of your being *believes* that everything is possible, it is”. Her heart whispered. And she allowed the universe to magnify it! She did not allow obstacles – physical or technical -to stop her from going ahead with her dream.

“Listen to your heart
Let its whispers magnify
Give voice to your dreams”

The result? A treasure in the form of a book that lovingly presents the collective wisdom of wonderful women authors.


This year is the 101st anniversary of “International Women’s Day“. On this day, organizations and communities across the world celebrate the struggles and achievements of women, sharing them through events to inspire others.  Each year has a theme. This year’s theme is “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures“. 


Cultivating Your Voice is a lovely way to celebrate this theme! Go ahead. Download the book. No subscription required.

Share the book as a gift.

Visit the awesome contributors:

  1. Adrienne Jurado – Experience Life Fully
  2. Danielle LaPorte – Danielle LaPorte.com
  3. Elle –  Reflecting a Life
  4. Evita Ochel – Evolving Beings
  5. Jess Morrow – Invincible Summer
  6. Jamie Ridler – Jamie Ridler Studios
  7. Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo – Threads of Awakening
  8. Lisa Rough – Sacred Circle Creative Life
  9. Lynn Fang – Upcycled Love
  10. Melissa Reyes – Miz Meliz
  11. Pema Teeter – Story Charmer
  12. Sandra Pawula – Always Well Within
  13. Tara Sophia Mohr – Wise Living
  14. Vidya Sury –  Going A-Musing (you are here, Thank you!)
My special tribute to Joy for making this dream project into reality:

“When the heart decides
Destiny itself will pave
the way for success”

When you open your heart, everything is possible. Today, I reaffirm my pledge to:
  • Pause. Slow down and find my freedom  
  • Believe in my intuition
  • Find inspiration in little things
  • Do random acts of kindness
  • Practice positive living
  • Savor every moment of life
  • Embrace forgiveness
With much love and good wishes, Vidya
Thank you for subscribing to my blog! Do consider leaving a comment – or just reply to this email! I’d love to know what you think.

Cheers!

Vidya

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Terri Sonoda
    March 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Fabulous! Congrats Vidya. Well-deserved indeed!

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      Dearest Terri, Thank you so much. Without my friends, I wouldn’t have been inspired!

  • Reply
    Kimberly
    March 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Yay Vidya!!! You deserve to be in that book. You are a brilliant writer. You really touch my heart with your words.
    Congrats.xoox

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      Hugs, Kimberly. What a lovely thing to say! 🙂 I am overwhelmed!

  • Reply
    Joy
    March 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Vidya,
    Thank you for your contribution to the book–when I read your article, I couldn’t help but tear up, so life affirming and enriching.
    The message of the book is that if we can dream it, we can create it. What I learned is that alone, something might seem overwhelming and impossible but within community is it absolutely do-able and very possible indeed. In the moments I felt discouraged or overwhelmed with the enormity of the project (and the timing of having bronchitis) I read one of the articles. The message allowed me to create it.
    Thank you for being you. You are the personification of love and beauty. you inspire me greatly. It is an honor to know you and to have the opportunity to create together:)

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Dearest Joy, I am so thrilled to be a part of this book. This is an experience I’ll treasure forever. You’re right when you say that together, everything is possible. What a joy and inspiration! Thank you, my beautiful friend!

  • Reply
    Emily
    March 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    This sounds wonderful! And you were right to be included.

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Emily. It is a wonderful moment for me! Happy Women’s Day to you, too!

  • Reply
    Galen Pearl
    March 10, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Wow, those are awe inspiring contributors all! Congratulations!

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      Dear Galen, I am so thrilled to meet such wonderful women. A real treasure. Thank you so much for your kind words!

  • Reply
    My Inner Chick
    March 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    –Vidya,
    You always inspire & move me.

    Thank you from Duluth, Minnesota!

    Yes, I hear you all the way over here. Xxx Many Kisses.

    Congrats on all of your beautiful accompishements…

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Dearest Kim, Thank you so much. I am very excited about this book. Hugs! Did you download it?

  • Reply
    Cathy | Treatment Talk
    March 11, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Hi Vidya,

    Congratulations! What a wonderful contribution for International Women’s Day.

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks Cathy. Such an honor for me!

  • Reply
    Paige | simple mindfulness
    March 11, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Congrats on being a part of this book! You definitely have much to teach about accomplishing marvelous things. You’re definitely an inspiration! And, yes, it is with friends like you that we can accomplish so much more than if we go it alone. Thanks for being in my life!

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Dear Paige, thanks for the sweet words. I too am thrilled you’re in my life. Isn’t it great to e connected? Love to you!

  • Reply
    Betsy at Zen-Mama
    March 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Congrats for being part of a wonderful book and cause! I will download it for sure. I love Joy’s blog, Facets of Joy. Thanks for the link, too.

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      Dear Betsy! Thanks. I loved being a part of this project. It is a lovely book and am sure you’ll love it!

  • Reply
    Unknown Mami
    March 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I find that I have been needing to hear reminders of these affirmations. Sometimes I forget what I know is true and I need to be reminded.

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 20, 2012 at 5:34 am

      Hugs, Unknown Mami – I feel that way too. Quite like being a whiz at home remedies for others and never remembering a single one for self 😀

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