Danny responds eloquently to Tim…like he took the words right out of my mouth and heart and honed them into perfection. Sharing our stories will always encourage our “monkeys” to speak up … as if they needed encouragement! But our stories need to be told and drawn because through sharing they speak someone else’s longing. Thanks for sharing your stories, Danny. They have given me courage, lightened my day, allowed me to shed a few tears, and always, always, always, they strengthened my connection to humanity. We are all Relations, so my ancestors taught. We all belong to One Family.
Tim sent me the following email last week:
Thanks for Shut Your Monkey. I’ve been working on quieting my inner voice for 40 years mostly through meditation. I’ve added Shut Your Monkey to the list of books that have helped me over the years including Be Here Now, Ram Dass; The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle; Experience of Insight, Joseph Goldstein; The Art of Living, William Hart; and Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche.
Where your book has been extremely helpful is in discovering those nooks and crannies where my Monkey has been hiding and impersonating my voice with subtle little comments that I didn’t recognize as coming from him. So thank you.
I do have a question for you. I’ve been following you for a number of years and was especially touched by your willingness to be so open…
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