Sunday, June 22, 2014

Who Are You? It's Not Too Late to Discover

This is the time to be alive. Now. What else do you have, right? Everything happens for a reason. You're on here - thanks.

This site has been up for years - not one business client has contacted me because of it. According to the site's statistics, people around the world read it. Also, it's a calling card for some of the publications I write for and want to write for, so that's positive. The point? Don't expect a personal website to bring you business or connections - it's just a tool.

As a writer, I want to get at the truth, tell stories, connect with others. Not everyone wants truth. Many of us, me included, sometimes want distraction, a diversion.

Inside, you know what the truth is, and you know your purpose. You might feel like your education let you down or that you made the wrong choices. There's still time. The past only matters if you learn from it. "The thing with history is that nobody learns from history," said Alan W. Watts, the philosopher. The future will happen on its own, so embrace The Now.

Humans like to categorize and label, everything and everyone. Ignore that - move away from that. It's not productive; in fact, it's destructive and negative. If you want to grow and harbor aggression, hate, and anger, sure, keep that up. That pit of bitterness and negativity will spread. Wouldn't you rather focus on the beauty in every living thing, animal and person? Try it. It's hard to do since we've been taught and judged by these hierarchical standards. Compete with yourself. All the great people in life compete with themselves, and they trust their intuition. Empower yourself with love, understanding, empathy and move away from judgment. There is an awakening happening, worldwide. It won't be in the media.

To some this sounds new age or hippie-based. So be it. Move on, please. There's plenty on the 'net for your amusement. I do wish you the best. If you've read this far and feel like judging, just ask yourself what you're lacking. Is it love? Understanding? Didn't get that so far? That's understandable. All humans are alike, yet we experience differently. Find the commonality, not the differences, or celebrate the differences. If you want love and empathy, grow that in yourself. Share yourself and be brave. Yes, men can do this. Do you want movie models of masculinity and strength, or do you want to trust yourself, your heart? Your heart knows what to do; it beats for you.

Acts of kindness and empathy are spreading. We can connect to one another as a human community, without this marketed idea of constant competition, judgment, pettiness, and superficiality. We all are born. We all will die. Let's help each other move from one natural event to the other. The toys are not your worth. They are not you. Who are you?   ...  Be strong and surround yourself with good people, good books, and create a good life. ... Find (Inner) Peace. Thank you for connecting. I wish you strength.