Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Directions - A Set of Ruminations

There's a lot of things that I've been self-assessing. My friend Peter would consider these brain reformats - although I would like experiences to enrich me, not the other way around.

I think defragging would be a better term.

Interestingly enough, I'm in a place in time where I could feel easily overwhelmed and overwrought. I must admit I've come to that place many a time in this day and age. However, I feel that these experiences hone me to be a much better individual that I was supposed to become.

I don't know for a fact what I will become. I only know that a lot of distractions that we allow ourselves to feel and issues that we allow to overwhelm us can really deter us. I'm not here to say problems and issues are merely stupid and nonimportant - that would be dismissive to declare.

However, I've noticed that perspective is definitely something that is important. It is really easy to get caught up in day-by-day. Even when you've willed yourself to be calm and calculating, even the perspective can really throw you off. Yet, if we are focused on what everyone else is focused on in a harried hamster wheel - we are no happier for it. In fact, there's been plenty of people that feel to make snarky exceptions when things are posted that seem to resonate deeply.

We seem to want to find nirvana, but are always fighting in many different ways and in may conflicting ways to get there. For example, we all desire lasting relationships - but we push away people that we care about in callous ways. We like to assume. A LOT. We don't understand the simple fact we don't need to go all out in one viewpoint and be absolutist - we gotta see in the big picture of finding the mechanisms in our lives and to see the individual ability of ourselves and whatever path is set out for us to do. All we need to do is state our piece and go forward. We usually can get what we want if we ask.

In today's world, I find interesting is that if you have a lot of interests and still want to pursue them all with equal fervor - it means you're unfocused and uncaring about your career. It seems like in the world of self-help books, positive affirmations, and "unlocking potential" - we seem to degenerate into ripping the another down, arguing with that person because they don't fit in our little box, to not letting things "be" with the other person. We're all entitled to our opinions and conclusions, but so are we to our own solutions.

I'll be throwing up content here and there on Patreon to see where I go.

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