Write What You Live, Live What You Write

In a world swimming in bullshit, it is tiring to have to sift through all of it to get to the truth. Many of us have given up on ever finding the truth and elect to become cynical at everything we read. How polluted is our reality becoming when we have access to infinite knowledge yet, most of it is untrue and misleading.

One of the problems I have when it comes to writing is finding the words to describe an experience or feeling that I have, the other problem is to remain present enough to live these experiences in the first place. I cannot write bullshit. My style of writing requires me to have emotion behind my story, and the only way to feel emotional about anything is to get out and live it.

Are you living your story?

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

Even if you are not a writer, are you living a life worth repeating? Are the stories you tell your friends and family empty and full of bullshit, or are they full of emphasis and emotion? Be honest with yourself. It doesn’t take money, fame or a great career to live a great life worth sharing. You can walk 5 kilometres every day for an entire year for free and still have stories to tell about the journey. We are all born to inspire each other with our emotion, it is how we evolve. Becoming cynical at all of the bullshit and tuning yourself out enough to give up on life, is not a life worth living.

Stand up an live your life. Create your own reality instead of basing it on the polluted information you get from the internet, Netflix and social media. If you are talking about what you have not experienced, then you are a phony. Nobody is inspired by a phony.

Who created this quote?

Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay “Civil Disobedience” (originally published as “Resistance to Civil Government”), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Letting Go of Your Comforts for the Uncertainty of Greatness

We all have ideal realities of who we want to be, what we want to do and how we want to get there. These ideals spin in our heads every day and the conflict between what we are now and what we want to be is always a war we wage.

One of the biggest reasons why I decided to stop writing in my former blog www.theroamingmind.com is that it didn’t feel right writing there anymore. The purpose of that blog was to allow me to heal from a past that I wanted behind me. I had written all that I could on the subject and so, that blog became synonymous to that era of my life. I am healed, but writing posts for that growing blog made me feel like I was going backwards. It was hard to leave that blog behind, it had a growing following, I was getting great hits from search engines, it was being responded to, but at the end of the day, it just wasn’t me anymore. I need to be a healed person to be a greater person than I was yesterday, writing on that blog pushed me back from that.

“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Max Dupree

That era of my life is over now, I have moved on and this new blog is a reflection of my new life -my healed life. I am sure in time, this blog too will fall victim to my ever changing life. Who knows where this one will take me?

Who created this quote?

Max Depree was an American businessman and writer. A son of D. J. De Pree, founder of Herman Miller office furniture company, he and his brother Hugh De Pree assumed leadership of the company in the early 1960s, Hugh becoming CEO and president in 1962. Max succeeded his brother Hugh as CEO in 1980 and served in that capacity to 1987, and he was a member of the company’s Board of Directors until 1995. His book Leadership is an Art has sold more than 800,000 copies.

We Have Passion and Talent Reversed

When I grow up, I want to be a snow plow driver! Yes, I know, it doesn’t seem to be a luxurious career choice, but my son has a passion for heavy equipment. At 10 years old, he has never been in the cab of a snowplow, let alone the talent to drive one. But he has the passion, as many children often do.

Somewhere along the path of life, we get our talents and passions mixed up. Those of us who are still trying to grow up get caught up in the idea that we need to have skill, or experience to fuel our passion. We create the excuse that passion is born from a talent that seemingly falls from the sky, so we give up on pursuing passion simply because we are just not good enough or know enough about the job we want to accomplish.

“All you need is passion. If you have a passion for something, you’ll create the talent.” – Yanni

Doing something based merely on passion is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have in our lives. Even if we are not good at it, achieving that euphoria that comes from just doing something for the love of it, is where true happiness comes from. We are always in awe watching someone work for the love it and become envious that that person has found their true calling; even if they are not always very talented. So many of us unhappily wander throughout our careers and life because we believe we are not gifted enough to fuel our real passion, but that is disheartening. Passion feeds our curiosity, our desire to improve and ultimately passion fuels our growing talent.

I am not sure where my son’s passion for dump trucks, payloaders and steam rollers will take him, but I am not about to curb his enthusiasm. Just because I don’t think he has a talent for it and I believe that he has skills more aligned to do greater things. Who am I to dictate his passion? Besides, great things in life were never performed based on talent alone, it was always fueled by the endless passion put into it.

Are you passionate about your talent or are you talented with your passion?

Who created this quote?

Yanni is a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer who has resided in the United States during his adult life.