"You never use the word 'just.' It's meaningless. It's a fill-in word."
Heres to a great 2017 to you and yours.
My first boyhood crush. RIP Carrie Fisher.
I finished reading "Turning Pro" by Steven Pressfield. Loved it. A great kick in ass to keep moving forward or to start your creative pursuit once again. When you read the passages of what seperates an amateur from a pro, your going to look at yourself and question, "which one am I?" You're going to examine your habits, your time management, and work ethic.
The book is broken down into short passages, that after reading, one can mediate on, and again, look at their life.
It comes down to this: Mind set and doing the work. Getting things done even when your muse is not cooperating with you.
That sounds to simple. It may be, but you should read for yourself.
Here are my favorite quotes from the book:
"I applaud your story of how you hit bottom, because at the bottom there's no one there but yourself."
"...I hadn't written anything good.It might be years before I would, if I ever did at all.That doesn't matter. What counted was that I had,after years from running from it, actually sat down and done my work."
"The professional shows up everyday, is commited for the long haul, is patient, seeks order, accepts no excuses, is prepared, is dedicated to mastering the technique, does not take failure personally, reinvents himself, and is recognized by other professionals."
"We have the rights to our labor, but not to the fruits of our labor."
"When we convene day upon day in the same space at the same time, a powerful energy builds up around us. This is the energy of our intention, of our dedication, of our commitment. The goddess sees this energy and she rewards it."
"The professional trusts the mystery. He knows that the muse always delivers. She may suprise us. She may give us something we never expected."
"You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind."
Time changes everything. We must adapt, go with the flow, ride the wind; whatever you want to call it.
Maybe we can change the direction of the wind.
Maybe, just maybe, if we look at things from a different perspective, our lives will be different.
Tap into what's deep inside you.
Inside, outside, backwards, forwards, flip it on its side. Without change we die, only the fittest survive. The constant state of evolution.
It's the only way.
I woke up at 2:30am, and couldn't fall back to sleep. I have anxiety and excitement all rolled into one. I know whats coming, but I don't know how my life will be affected, and its exciting and scary at the same time. I just want to know. I know I'm becoming a better person for it, full of organization, discipline, and will power, and I am ready.
Nothing is static and constantly evolving.
If your not busy being born, then your busy dying. Bob Dylan said that, and I agree.
One has to become a student and teacher at the same time. 51% student and 49% teacher. One always has to ask questions and share what one learns. Sharing what one learns is the quickest way to retention, and what you give is what you recieve.
One of my biggest regrets in life is never teaching what I knew. I was young, angry, and depressed. But now I know different, and moving forward.
How does one master time? How does one master the fact that when one puts themselves out in the world, enemies arise?
My meditations have been telling me to act "as if I'm in love with everyone, I have the amount of money I want, and everything I have is enough. Be who you want to be, be that person you know, BE."
Everything is out there for the taking, for your use to make you the person you want to be.
Seek and ask, be ready to receive.
Breathe in, breath out.
See and believe, no, see and KNOW.
Belief is hope, knowing is faith.
Faith is confidence.
Confidence is personal power and moves you forward.
Moving forward is progress.
Where are you now?
Ideas, desires, and revelations mixed with blessing's kiss.
What is it that you want? Do you know? Can you tell me in an instant?
Or is it just a dream that helps you sleep at night?
My current read. Great so far. Fuel for the heart and soul.
I saw this online and had to post. I don't know who the author is but my hats off who did write it.
With time, it all starts to fade, nothing can last forever...
The mind can play dirty tricks, the biggest trickster of all, but the soul knows.
From this point on I ask for nothing since it never existed.
I am my dream world and you are your dream world, and these worlds forever change.
No one is to blame. I once was you but now, but now we are afraid to see, how our worlds collide, lived and died, forever seeking, we can never go back...