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.
Sometimes the words just flow; other times, not so much. Sometimes the mind has to incubate ideas until thoughts finally pour out.
I never force myself to write.
Taking care of daily mundanities somehow opens up the world of magic. It’s in these rituals of ordinary life that we find the divine spark.
I open myself to the universe.
Everything we admire in others is actually what’s inside of us wanting to be expressed. Being a calm, cool, and confident man is fulfilling.
I’m happy to share this with you.
Sometimes I write just to write.
I enjoy the way thoughts float up from the depths of my mind, unbidden, to form words, as my fingers glide across the paper (or keyboard), one letter after another appearing, forming what I hope are coherent sentences that, once read by someone else, become their thoughts.
If that’s not magic, I’m not sure what is.
This (not so) simple act of transmuting thoughts into words is what sets us apart from other creatures, and makes us human beans.
Words can free or enslave us.
Words are our responsibility, yet we often take our words for granted.
Words can inspire or curse you.
Words can save a life, like mine.
The words we speak to ourselves mean as much as the words we speak to others.
Having integrity means speaking the truth to everyone, including yourself.
By changing our words we change ourselves.
- The Power of Words (catnipoflife.wordpress.com)