yes, we’re talking about practice.

I don’t consider myself a writer at all. I think that would be disrespectful to the writers who do this for real. Although, I do enjoy writing. Maybe if I did consider myself as a  writer I would write and take this blog a bit more serious. Maybe it’s time!

The process in itself is stimulating. I created this blog for a few reasons. I feel like I needed a release. A release of emotions, of baggage, a release of all things that hinder or stunt my growth. I believe writing to be a practice. I want to become a better writer. To become a better writer one must write. One must study and learn from other writers. One must be in tune and become self-aware. I wanted to become aware of my thoughts and my feelings on a deeper level. Why do I think these thoughts? Why do I feel these feelings? I think writing helps me figure all that out to some extent. It’s a practice. A practice of articualting myself so that a complete stranger can fully understand my dialect. It’s a healing practice. Writing telescopes most things. When you see the truth you can be healed. Some things we may be afraid to say so we write it.  It’s a practice in mediation. You really have to sit down, quiet your mind and be totally honest with yourself if you want to get something out of this practice. I believe if a “thing” or a “practice” has the power to not only help you on a personal level, but also increases your vibration so that you can be of better service to the world, it is our duty to stick with that practice and therefore motivate others to find a “practice” or “thing” that does the same for them. It has the ability to give everyone a new perspective on life, on fatherhood, motherhood, spirituality, health, I could go on and on… It is truly a gift from your creator when you find and utilize that “practice.”

I feel like I’m starting to embrace writing again, and overall embrace any and all practices that will help my evolution not just as a “writer” but as a man and a father. I hope we all find that “practice” or those “practices” that help us on our daily path.

Thanks for reading.

 

Define yourself. 

If you really want to be rebellious or call yourself a rebel, focus only on things that truly matter. Slowly take the focus off of trying to appeal to others (strangers) solely to gain notoriety or popularity or to fulfill your desire to “fit in”. 

Society wants to control our brain, control our thoughts and our actions… not allowing them to do so is a sign of rebellion, a sign of a true revolutionary! 

“For me to have an opinion, I have to be really confident. People walk around with opinions all the time, but if they bet on those worthless opinions, they’d lose money.”

Ray Dalio 

Unplug, maybe. 

How much content does one or should one consume before they start to create?

Are we honest with ourselves?

Are we conscious enough to know when to stop or slow down on our consumption and block out some of the noise and start listening to our on voice, our own spirit?

Are we strong and confident enough to tap into that spirit and let it guide us to our truth?

How much inspiration does one need to ignite creativity?

I no longer enjoy being cool. Cool is no longer enough for me. I’d rather be trusted and respected. Trusted to the point that if I put something out into the world, at least the people that know me will have no doubt that what I’m putting out is genuine and authentic and of the best possible quality. They would have no doubt that time and effort was well spent during the process. They would know that I’m only interested in becoming better and knowing better, and whatever I choose to create would match that desire. I don’t want anyone’s attention, money, or love if I’m not creating something that they can benefit from.

Most people want more followers on social media. My question is “why?” Myself, nor anyone else does not deserve more followers unless we are exposing content that people can actually learn from and or be inspired by.

Are you cool?

What’s the definition of cool?

Are we creating enough?

Are we consuming too much?

Is there a balance?

Do we even know, like really know what it is we truly want?

Success can happen everyday, multiple times a day.

Constantly motivated by winning the internal battle. That’s the only battle there really is. That is what defines you as a man or woman. To me, the internal battle defines success. I think success is an ongoing process. The good thing and maybe the bad thing (depending on perspective) is that the battle and the process never stops. We as humans never stop. Our minds don’t stop, our brains don’t just stop working. We’re always taking in new information, thinking of new ideas or people whether we want to or not. How do we interpret that information? How do we react? Does it inspire us to create/build or does it inspire inaction?

We have our own personal problems that may take a toll on us. We’re all dealing with worldly issues that directly or indirectly effect us. From the President of the United States to the Natural Disasters that seem to happen more frequently. It effects us all. I believe we all have a part to play. How we attack that inner battle represents how well we play our part.

A reminder is that we have beautiful things in our lives to still be thankful and appreciative for as well. With that said, it can be a tough task to balance the highs and lows properly. The internal battle. A battle, in my opinion, without a single doubt we have to win in order to travel the road to success. Success in our households, classrooms, businesses, jobs, marriages, etc.

A certain consciousness, a certain stripping of our ego, a certain attitude towards life should be the first step towards our individual and collective successes. The possessions you may have… money, cars, or whatever may help for a short while. I damn sure want money and more importantly, freedom. But wherever you go and whatever you do, the internal battle will still be there waiting on you.

Who in this world is perfect?

I’ve learned so much over the past few weeks. One thing that has been a constant reassurance is that people will have an opinion of any and everything you do. People who don’t know you. People that have created their own version of you in their heads and believe it to be true. You could be doing the most righteous “act” and standing for the most righteous cause and someone will search for any flaw in that “act” or any minute detail within your character as person to disrupt or downplay your forward motion. It’s not fair, but that’s the way of the world.

People actually get mad because you’re not being the person that “they” want you to be. How selfish and inconsiderate is that? If you don’t follow their ideologies or philosophies of how you should act and live they get offended. For me personally, that has been a hard pill to swallow as of late. I think it’s the most ridiculous thing in the world. My goal is to use it as more fuel to keep fighting and standing my ground.

The only opinions that matter should come from people that have actually done something or someone that you have the utmost respect for. Some peoples full time job is to be a critic and or share their uninformed opinion, they feel like they’re being productive when they do it. So who am I or who is anyone for that matter to tell someone that they should stop being “productive.”?