Archive for January 2012

Following instructions leads to pre-determined results.

Creating is not just a horse of a different color.

It is a whole new species that can come out of thin air at times. Creating can be a surprise!

I  had no intentions of making a lego bot/person with a couple picket signs when I was playing with  my 7 year old  son yesterday, it just happened.

Why ?

Because I allowed creativity to flow with no particular  intention or goal.

Sure following instructions can be useful to learn,

but not nearly as much of a craft as to learn to make your own.

 

 

 

I have always been one to take my time with things. Get to know them. Ease into things. Which has been very safe and good for me in many ways. It is not the only way though. I have been unlearning and relearning very much about myself for the last 7 years or so. There are other ways. To settle into our ways is to stop learning. Do I have to lose my gradual cautious side? Of course not, this is part of me and a very good part of me. Yet, I can learn and have learned to be more courageous. To jump sometimes without knowing where I may be going, to count on instinct, to dive into fear head on knowing I will survive. Now, I become stronger. Now, I have both skills. The skill to stay still and figure before I move and the skill to move and figure as I go. Developing both, I have become better at both. Being able to see things in other ways makes one more of a multi dimentional person. To see things from only one perspective makes life stagnant and flat. To see life from multiple perspectives leads us to a more realistic truth and  understanding of life. The easiest answer is seldom the best.
This year I am taking and trying many new things and getting to know life even better. Taking interest in the unknown gradually and cautiously at times and at times just jumping into the unknown. Developing the intuition to know when to do which is the key. I am getting better at this as I go. It is all a learning process in which I embrace with full mind ,body and soul. I want to share with you my journey. I also want to share what I have learned along my way in hopes that it may be helpful in your lives as well.
So, I am new to blogging and am not a “techie” by any means. I am figuring much of this out as I go. I wanted it to be perfect before I told anyone of it. But when would that be? I just kept getting caught up in the technical end which frustrated me more then anything. Content of my writting and sharing what has worked for me in life is whats important. The fine tuning and tweeking on the technical end will come as I go, if even needed. I have been working on this off and on since November, feel free to browse around and look through the archives. I plan on blogging 2 to 3 times a week maybe more, maybe less. We will have to see how things go. NOW …….. I JUMP!

You know why video games are addictive?

I will tell you when you get to the next level…

If we keep teaching our children addictive behaviors then we will keep having addictive children who will most likely become addictive adults who will then raise addictive children….

Hows that for the next level?

Lead by example for yourself, for your children, for your neighborhood, for your state , for your country, for the world , for the universe. That’s the best you can do! That will make a difference!

On the eve of the new year I was thinking of the song “New Years Day” by U2 when I was out for a run. Didn’t seem to original of a thought. Seemed fitting for the day, no big deal I suppose. “Nothing changes on New Years Day” were the lyrics that kept floating through my head. I left it at that, finished my run and went about my day. Later in the evening I was struck with the thought “How could Bono write such lyrics?”. Everything changes all the time. I know this is true. Nothing stays the same I thought. Hmm….. Just me over thinking perhaps, I left it at that. I know writers often write so brilliantly that there can be many meanings to anything. All writings are subjected to ones own interpretations in many ways. Their art becomes your art with your way of seeing it. Ok, so that was that.

I was up before the dawn at 4:45am wide awake. Not much change there, that was the usual. I was thinking I could use some more sleep. I didn’t get all that much and it was interupted by the midnight celebrations. So I tossed and turned for a bit. More sleep wasn’t going to happen. I was to get up and listen to the answers to my unanswered inqueries of the night before.

Then they came like the celebration at midnight fast and furious my pencil barely able to keep up with the thoughts. I wrote them and now I reiterate them to you:

Nothing changes on New Years Day.

Of course not!

Nothing which is the void of something never really changes.

Nothing which is space is every where.

This is a good thing that nothing changes.

Something  which is everything that is not nothing, changes on new years day!

Everything that is something changes on everyday,every minute every second and every moment.

You are something as is everything.

We are in a constant state of change as is everything.
Embracing change which is what always is. It is a natural and accurate way to see the truth of nature and our nature. Proceed with courage into the uncertainty of the unknown. I wish you all the best of health and wellness into and throughout this New Year!