In our lives, there is nothing so important as seeking out and pursuing opportunities to grow as a person. Just as any other living creature, our purpose in life is to contribute and to continually move toward becoming our best selves. Just as plants are born and start to grow throughout their lives.
As you look at your life and each activity that you are participating in asking yourself if there is a chance for growth in doing this. We are all consciously, physically and mentally going one of two ways. 1. We are getting better or becoming more or growing 2. We are getting worse, becoming less or shrinking. Read more...(687 words, 11 images, estimated 2:45 mins reading time)
Every person no matter what they do, has to find things that get him excited about life. They do not have to be complicated or expensive things but there are some that get you going and allow you to feel happy about just living on the face of the Earth.
I would never presume to speak for anyone but myself but here are the things that I enjoy and make my existence a much more enjoyable experience. Read more...(1106 words, 6 images, estimated 4:25 mins reading time)
There are few things that I have done in life which were both restrictive and freeing all at once. Writing is one of them. After a short hiatus and much soul searching, I have found that returning to this genre is the right thing for me to do personally.
Anyone who writes their thoughts and publishes them has the hope that there will be a connection made somewhere, that someone will “get It” and understand the emotion that you were feeling and the thoughts that they provoked. Sometimes words are like an electricity that I can’t stop from flowing and through this medium, my electrical flow has been touched by so many others. Read more...(289 words, 3 images, estimated 1:09 mins reading time)
Life is continually teaching each of us lessons, and we merely need to pay attention to the daily events we experience, our reactions to them and even the experience of others in our lives to learn something on any given day. One of the things that I have noticed about myself and everyone I know is that we really don’t like to make mistakes. When we do, we beat ourselves up for them for days, years and in some cases for the rest of our lives. It makes you start to wonder, why we are so afraid to make mistakes? Are we born perfect knowing everything? Aren’t mistakes an inevitable part of growing and developing as a human being? If you show me someone who has never made a mistake then I will show you someone who has never tried. It makes me start to wonder why we are as a society so afraid to make mistakes. When you look at our educational system, it is designed to celebrate the achievements of a select few, while the majority of students who may be the most creative thinkers and eventually the people who would change the world are held up and discouraged by this unrealistic expectation of our society to conform. Be perfect or you are a failure. Why are we so afraid to fail? Read more...(1230 words, 10 images, estimated 4:55 mins reading time)
If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
Perception has a lot to do with the way that we live. We all walk through life with no real idea when the game is going to be over and our flame will be snuffed out.
I think that when you are young you don’t often think about death too much because in all likelihood you are going to have many years before that becomes relevant to you. Yet there is no way of knowing. Read more...(834 words, 7 images, estimated 3:20 mins reading time)
Beginnings can be tough. You aren’t yet privy to all of the nuances that make a job or task work with as little resistance as possible. This is true of a new home, a new job, a new relationship, any time you are beginning anything at all! It is true with life. Beginnings are both terrifying and exhilarating.
Most people don’t have someone who can fill them in on what to expect in this adventure called life. As you go through its stages, there are many experiences that you will have to deal with. Some tests seem pointless at the moment but the value is only revealed to your years later. There are many things to learn in life, and one of the most important is who you exactly are. That is a beginning. Read more...(876 words, 9 images, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)
Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
By JD Hilton Day 57
My initial response is no, but when I look back, there have been many
situations that I have seen that I initially dismissed as insanity to my own perspective but can see that the situation really was creativity was occurring.
The most creative people create from a place that does not fit into the norms and expectations of people in society. It comes down to your own judgments of what is insanity and what is creativity. Read more...(632 words, 10 images, estimated 2:32 mins reading time)