“When something throws us off balance, it is nothing more than a simple indication we are in need of extracting more truth from within. Rather than go within, though, we often look for meaning on the outside.”

Sofia Wellman - Living Inside Out - Tennis
Sofia Wellman - Living Inside Out

“‘Don’t give away any points,’ my tennis instructor yelled from the other side of the net. I did it again. He got another point when I double-faulted my serve, one ball in the net, and the second serve too far left. The score was love, thirty. I entertained my disappointment by the thought that my score, love, sounded like a nice consolation prize for a loser. My next thought was that surely would be nice if in life someone stood within earshot shouting, ‘Don’t give away any points,’ reminding us when we are trading motion for movement. I then smiled, realizing we are always warned.

When my car needs service, a bulb lights up on my dashboard. If I am hungry, my stomach growls to let me know. When my dogs need to go out, they sit by the door. On and on, convenient indicators in life symbolize what needs our attention. When something throws us off balance, it is nothing more than a simple indication we are in need of extracting more truth from within. Rather than go within, though, we often look for meaning on the outside…”

Excerpt from Sofia Wellman’s, If The Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot

Sofia Wellman - Filmmaker - Author

Sofia Wellman is a filmmaker, author, and speaker. While she travels the country for her work, her home base is Atlanta. Her most recent creative works are the films, What’s Love Got To Do With It and Death as Life, and the book, If the Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot. You can contact Sofia through her website, sofiawellman.com.

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