“If the Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot” – Inspirational Self-Help Book
If the Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot, is an inspirational self-help book by Filmmaker, Author, and Speaker Sofia Wellman. Sofia shows you how to magnify the light of your inner authority by helping you understand who you are. Knowing ourselves is the only path to reach our potential as human beings; otherwise our purpose here remains untapped. Life is a series of passages. The most pronounced are birth and death. Birth is the passage from Spirit into form, and death is the passage from form back to Spirit. More significant than those passages is when we are in form and connect with our Spirit. Just like birth and death, it is a passage that must be taken alone. When we understand who we are, what we think we want suddenly becomes insignificant.
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Question: “How long did it take you to Write If the Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot?”
A friend who is a published author shared a quote with me that said, “Books are not written; they are rewritten.” I was grateful for those words while writing If the Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot. I officially started the book in 2006 and completed it in 2012. I rewrote it six times, although unconsciously, I have been writing If the Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot my whole life.
When I was younger, I analyzed every experience as if there were an irrefutable understanding that I could carry forward, so that I didn’t repeat my mistakes. Intellectualizing life gave me a false sense of control. It worked well when dealing with facts, but was ineffective for living life. After a lot of heartache and hardship, I realized the answers for my life were not outside me, but inside me. While I tried to prevent my painful lessons, they multiplied, because my approach was based on the past, which rarely had anything to do with who I was in the present. Insight seldom occurs when forced.
If the Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot does not challenge who you have become, because awareness of our foibles alone does not create the space for us to be more than our shortcomings. It invites you to know yourself. It is not a book for the timid—self-acceptance is risky. When we uncover our true potential, who we thought we were and who we are may not be the same, and we must change.
When we express ourselves for the purpose of helping others, we tap into a deeper level of consciousness, from where we also help ourselves. I still learn something about myself every time I read the book I have written, because each time I read If the Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot, I am different.