Starting Over, Always

I begin writing this with no preconceptions or preconceived notions of what I’m going to write. Sometimes you need to let go of preconceptions and assumptions and expectations, and let the thoughts and words flow. That’s how all of this began, and that’s how it’s going to continue.

Structure is a good thing, in the right amount. The unconscious is like an out-of-focus lens, and consciousness is the focusing of the lens. We have the ability to focus and defocus, zoom in and out.

When things get too complicated, the best thing to do is simplify. Get back to basics. Start over.

Sincerely,

G.B.M.

Living Without Excuses

I’m never exactly sure what I’ll write about for GBM on any given day. I open myself up to whatever life tells me to write about. Today I want to talk about living without excuses.

There’s a way of living that gets rid of the need for excuses. I haven’t found a good, productive use for excuses. When I make excuses, it’s usually the result of being unconscious, having insecurities, and feeling like a victim.

I lump excuses into the same category as gossip, assumptions, and complaints. We choose our attitude, and our attitude determines how we experience life. The way we experience life isn’t the same as the things that happen to us. Things happen to us all the time, but how we experience those things is all about our attitude.

Do you choose to have a positive or a negative attitude?

Do you choose to be a friend of life or an enemy of life?

The questions we ask determine the answers we find.

If you choose to live without excuses, what you’re left with is acceptance, responsibility, and choice. You accept life the way it is, you see the responsibility you have as a person, and you make the choice to do what you need to do. There’s no way to live a purposeful life while carrying around a bunch of excuses for why things are the way they are. Excuses distract you from seeing and taking opportunities. Excuses are a hindrance to creativity.

Start where you’re at.

There’s no excuse for not starting where you’re at. Wherever you are in life, that’s where you start. Start on making your dreams come true. There’s a reason you have your dreams; it’s your purpose calling to you. Listen up and pay attention. Feel the quickening of your pulse as you contemplate your most truthful and heartfelt wishes. Be a student of life, and life will teach you well.

Thanks for reading. Let’s make today a better day!

~ST