Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
ive done a LOT of talking in the past week. usually i do a lot of writing, and a lot of thinking, but now it seems like the writing is just trying to keep up. ive decided i might need to invest in a tape recorder. when i get in the conversation, i get in the flow of it, and i actually surprise myself with how much i am able to both analyze the situation and come up with a response that makes sense and moves the conversation forward. my ability to offer perspective rather then criticism is directly proportional to my ability to be heard and not shut out. even with people that would prefer to shut me out, the ones that already want to hear are like candy… or maybe chocolate chip cookies…. delicious 🙂
its been real conversation. its been life at its finest unfolding in every gory detail. its been extreme highs and extreme lows and at every turn i have truly been able to respond fully and with confidence. it isnt ego. its the ability to think beyond myself. its the ability to get outside my head. to get outside your head. to get outside of the situation, of the box that we so often trap ourselves in, and see a way in which the world can and will make sense again. its being able to realize where stuff begins and where it ends, which truth be told is nowhere and everywhere at the same time.
it does a person good to take a real hard look at themselves and try and figure out exactly what got them to where they are, because if they like where they are, suddenly it will become clear that everything- the good, the bad, and the ugly- has got them there and for that they can be forever grateful and/or appreciative. my life is full of lessons, and i love learning, and if i had to pick a bigger meaning and a bigger purpose for myself, i would say that it has something to do with passing that wisdom on to others, hopefully enabling them to learn better lessons then mine and surpass me as a human being.
the world works the same for all of us, and for those of us that are stuck on it being different are stuck in a state of inaction and blame. we are here, and whatever it is that we dont like, we can overcome. there are choices, there are solutions, and we DO have the capability to make those choices and reach those solutions. and we have people all around us to feed our minds, keep us going, add perspective, and variety. without variety species fail.
survival of the fittest isnt about a single individual being the best all by themselves. its about using the skills of others. its about adaptation. its about communication. its about learning from the past, and keeping your head up and your mind open in the future. we will not survive without others- in relationships and in life. we need diversity, not seclusion. we need each other, REAL each other, not just people filling up the space.