Thank you to all of my small but well appreciated following. I have slowed my posting dreadfully due to seasonal depression and starting a new job but with pain and suffering, I was pressed like coal to reveal something much brighter. As if all the light inside, the indestructible and relentlessly illuminating spark that refuses and in fact cannot go out survived to turn into something stronger. I will be trying new forms of postings and this is one small idea I had. But first some backstory…
I write thousands of notes to myself on my phone, legitimately it’s a massive collection I’ve feverishly jotted down before forgetting. It is a strangely cogent and whimsically creative volume of things I made mnemonics in my head for while at work to remember later, things I dreamt of, things based on thoughts or feelings about things that inspire me like movies or shows or books. Speaking of books it contains numerous ideas for them and formats of YouTube and blog series ideas. I decided this night that I need to take the thoughts into action and share these ideas and make them breath. The idea I will share today is a self affirmation I wrote to myself about when plans go awry and life isn’t exactly what you thought it would be and you aren’t where you thought you would be. It is a oath of strength from gentleness and something I hope will help at least somebody by sharing.
“Be happy wherever you are, let the feeling of ease and acceptance of what is wash over you, if you find yourself not where you planned on.. find things enjoyable about your new situation or obligation too, don’t waste moments on wishing you were somewhere else if it isn’t going to change anything. This doesn’t mean to stop dreaming, it just means don’t sacrifice the now for what could be…and if it truly is miserable then change it quickly. If you want to eat well eat well and you want a flat stomach then exercise, do not lament the journey to the gym or the effort it takes, relish in it and know good things come of work but work doesn’t need to feel bad or like you are just waiting for the end result, thrive on the journey, for real, stop stressing… let it go, accept and embrace everything you truly can and change what you cannot or remove yourself from it if it will not change. Be the peace and serenity you want to see in the world. Be the best example of what you believe is right, truly, under any bad reasoning your gut tells you is holding you back. Listen to your feelings and stop letting your overthinking dictate to you, exist for the moment and enjoy it”
I apologize if run on sentences aren’t your thing but as I said it was a note to myself. I hope with this new approach I can garner some more commentary on this blog and hopefully start some discussions. I would love to find some like minded friends who appreciate poetry, philosophy and spirituality too.