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Exult Road is here to uplift and celebrate life, and you. 

Publishing, Writing, Consulting

Jill L. Cooper

Jill L. Cooper is a poet and writer. Her writing has appeared in print literary journals, The Raven ChroniclesThe Floating Bridge ReviewShark Reef Literary Magazine, as well as online magazines, Rewire MeThe Rebelle Society, HIV Here & Now, and others. Cooper’s poetry has been anthologized in Silent Applause of Butterflies (Columbia Center for the Arts, 2014), Pontoon (Floating Bridge, 2015), Delirious—A Tribute to Prince (Night Ballet Press, 2016), and in I Only Wanted to See You Laughing (Yellow Chair Review, 2016), and others. She was the creator and editor of The Yes Book (Exult Road, 2014). Cooper has served as the Executive Director of a Buddhist publishing house, and as a consultant to publishers, and as an author coach. She is currently working on a book-length collection of prose poetry, and on a collection of lyrical essays. Cooper lives in the beautiful Palouse region of Washington state. In all her work, she intends to affirm and celebrate existence. To contact her, write to jillcooper11 at gmail dot com. 

Welcome to Exult Road - Statement about Being Rewired.

Jill Cooper

Recently, Rewire Me, an online magazine asked their contributors to write a 150 word statement about how they were "rewired." Mine is a bit longer than 150 words, but it is a statement that forms the basis for Exult Road, for my belief that suffering is optional, and for the intent to create and share as much joy as possible while in this precious physical existence:

 

I was free the moment I said “Yes” to all of life - to the messy, imperfect, charmed, beautiful wealth of experience life delivers. The moment I began to inhale “Yes,” and to exhale “Thank you,” whole worlds opened up for me. After years of reading, of contemplating the meaning of wisdom, of meditation, and of studying most major philosophical traditions, it clicked. I finally experienced a liberation born from complete acceptance and love of exactly where I was in every moment, a mental focus on the beauty of those moments, and a wholehearted "yes" to all feelings that arose - which, when fully felt - moved on. I welcomed all emotions. I noticed that emotions when felt as sensations in the body dissolve and move, often quickly. I observed abject grief transform into emptiness and then joy. I witnessed the interplay between my beliefs and attitudes, my thoughts and feelings. I focused on thoughts that resulted in better and better feelings, beyond what I knew was possible as a human. I ceased to identify with any belief system, dropped off conditioning and stories about my life and let the inner guidance system I'd come to know direct. In this way, I expanded my physical and emotional capacity for bliss. I dove deeper and found the nourishing emptiness of a void so huge, and safe, beyond bliss, where all creativity sprouts. Soon, every detail of my life lit up externally to reflect the changes I'd experienced internally. I felt wholly new. I was rewired. 

 

With Love, 

Jill Cooper

Exult Road