Monday, July 30, 2012
Life is about so much more than the trivial nonsense that we preoccupy ourselves with 99% of the time. Life is about screaming into the vastness of the universe that you get to decide what should be. It is up to us to be great, and not up to the universe to bestow greatness upon us.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
I think about the people who have created amazing things, and I can only feel a sense of awe at the richness and power of whatever vision was in their minds. To be human is to be more than human. We can tap into levels of awareness that would defy the imaginations of our ancestors. Fantastic depths of creation and destruction lay dormant within us, just waiting to be called forth. And all of this is against a backdrop of unimaginable forces.
To be alive is to be an important character in the most important journey that will ever take place. Our time on Earth may be limited, but we are part of a story that transcends time, transcends limitation. Every moment is important, every instant is eternal.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Why is that the weak voice says "I" and the strong voice says "you"? Somehow, it seems like the strong voice starts out as something that's not part of my normal thinking. It's something higher, or deeper, or something held in reserve. And then when I need it, I call upon it for help and it infuses some of itself into me. Super-ego, I guess.
I feel amazing. Hardened and battle-ready.
Go, go, go. Be brave. Think fast. Be strong. Overcome.
Friday, July 20, 2012
"I can't do this, I can't do that". Bullshit.
"I can't be everything that I want to be." Bullshit.
"The odds are against me." Bullshit.
Defy all odds. Do more than others believe you are capable of. Destroy your internal barriers.
So many people are so willing to accept mediocrity but YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
DO NOT TOLERATE IT.
This manifests itself in so many ways, I don't want to get into them all right now. But here are some examples:
Your child is whining. Time for a time-out and stern lecture. No whining is allowed. Ever. Not even a hint of it.
Your friend wants to go drinking, but you have productive things that need to be done. Give him/her a raincheck. Being a one-in-million person means doing things that 999,999 other people wouldn't do.
Your coworkers are sleepy/lazy/goofing off. Either infect them with your energy or ignore them and be amazing on your own. You don't have time for their bullshit. Don't let them contaminate you.
Go, go, go. Be awesome.
Friday, July 6, 2012
If you think the world is a bad place and ultimately there is nothing we can do about it (and I admit I frequently think this way, to my discredit), then you've just identified the first problem you need to solve on your way to doing something incredible for your family, your community, your country, your world. Solve the problem of your cynicism first. Then solve something greater.
I am in a situation where I have exactly five minutes to kill. I'm currently watching a group of people, trying to make sure they are all doing something productive with their time (for the last 70 minutes). Now that the period is almost over, I feel that it's okay for me to try and cram in a little productivity of my own...but 5 minutes is not a lot. Now I'm down to 2.
I should jot down a quick list of my priorities for the day/weekend. Mission accepted.
Update: well now I feel dumb, I actually have a whole 30 minutes of supervising left to do. Derf.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Perhaps this is an obstacle that I need to crush. I need to smash that attitude, and tell myself that I can create something interesting, and that it is not vanity. I can draw, I can compose music, I can write fiction, I can write about people or places that fascinate me. Or, I can always "feed my mind"...I have an infinitely long list of books that I intend to read one day, and there are a lot of inspirational movies, paintings, songs, etc.
Go go go. Work work work. Be awesome.