January 31, 2016

When To Wait and When To Move

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I have been the impatient one, as of late. It seems as I grow older I let the infection of instant gratification cradle me in its constricting hands. None the less, I see it.

Things have there time to start and change into something new. I don't really see an end to things just a change into something different, either a progression or a regression, but never a dead stop. Nothing really stops moving or changing, so this idea of end is most impeccably false. When things are starting to turn for a change there is a moment of anxiety. As far as I am concerned, I want to get out over with, I want to hurry and change it, but I know in my heart that there is a vital reflection period before each major change. My life has been made up of this rule for quite some time now.

This reflection time, this period of wait, this calm before the storm, is vital for the changes we desire and need. We go through these experiences that shape how we are when the change comes about. As for our desires, those more than the physical, with each comes a change. You can't expect to fulfill the desire of being a leader if you haven't gone through the necessary experiences that make you, that change you, into a leader. You can't expect yourself to find love if you are not put in a position to first experience what it is to love yourself. You can't e pect yourself to heal and be consistently healthy, without experiencing why it is for truly reflect on the life choices that made you unhealthy in the first place. If you want something, you will be made better for it.

The question is, when do you start, and when is the reflection time over? When does the rel change start? Is it a gradual change or just a decision made instantly by your words? It is something you feel, not plan or logicalize. It is literally a feeling of, "the time is now". People will tell you to force it into existence, but nothing comes before its time, so its like trying to push a bolder into the sea with your bare hands when all you have to do is wait for the tide to pull as you push.

If it feels forced, be patient. If it doesn't flow at all, change your direction. If it's slow, still yourself and wait for the right moment to present its self.

~Thoughts of a Dreamer~

January 14, 2016

Count Me Inspired

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So recently I came accross a photo posted on twitter by Jared Leto that was from a page of a book he was reading called The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. I found this to be curious and interesting to see. I have always been a somewhat admirer of his work as an actor and a musician and have watched a number of interviews just because he seemed to be an interesting fellow, but to to this photo kind of spun me for a loop to where I was left going, "wait, what? That's curious, I wonder what inspired him to read that; what even is it about?" So, as you could imagine, I went my ways about getting an eBook version. I recognize the loss in experience by acquiring this book in electronic form but I work with what got available; either way I'm glad I did.

After I studied up on the author, I finally dived deep into the first chapter of The Prophet and was instantly enamored and my brain was hungry for more. By the time I finished the the second chapter I was in tears. The drops of the sea didn't flow from my eyes out of sadness but because of the sheer truths that were addressed in that chapter. It was exactly like have something within yourself, something that you have gone through all your life, being acknowledged when you had no hope that it ever would. It was a wonderful, and most meaningful surprise that I can only hope to share to inspire.

Chapter 2, of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet:

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Jared Leto's picture that inspired(to see original tweet click here):

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Thanks Jared Leto!!

~Thoughts of a Dreamer~

January 13, 2016

Ponder Places

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Give me a place,
We're I can free my thoughts,
And let my anxious soul,
Learn how to breathe.

Everyone needs a place where their hearts can walk freely without the eyes of scrutiny and doubt. These places we have give us the breathe and freedom to stretch out who we truly are.

~Thoughts of a Dreamer~