Friday, November 28, 2014

It's Never Over... 'till It's Over...

 "How hurtful it can be to deny one's true self and live a life of lies... 
... just to appease others."
- June Ahern

Going after life doesn't happen on its own. Because it causes fears and doubts. Fears and doubts can cause a person to question their choices and talk themselves out of living.

When things don't work... you still tend to keep on keeping on because the "Dogma" conditions you to "stay the course"... no matter how that trail has lost its shine for you. You try to blind the change in your heart with the idea droned into your head by all around... that "Anything good takes hard work."

I'm as stubborn as any, but, I've come to consider that there may be another way. A better way. If you find that the work to get where you're telling your heart  it wants to be, is that "difficult" ... you might could want to take a long hard look at what you're doing. Could be the wrong part is out front.

Your Heart should lead you, not the other way 'round. Intellect is a fine thing... but only in support of the ambitions of the heart. Intellect not following the guidance of the heart and the soul is but an electro-chemical curiosity lacking any true purpose.

It might could be you got lost. The journey to get where you're going SHOULD be a glory in itself... not a soul draining burden. If you are being drained rather than inflated... STOP. Be honest with yourself and see what's really what.

In most cases (when you're on the right trail) you'll find that, in the end, it was the journey to where you were going that was the greater joy, not the destination.

There is an idea that once you start along a path, because so much time and effort and treasure has been invested already... you must remain on that path no matter what. A belief that if your heart changes you must ignore it because that makes you weak and indecisive and unreliable.

-Bull Feces!-

"If you always do
what you always did
you'll always get
what you always got"
                   - Pat Parelli

If your heart begins telling you that what you're getting isn't what your soul is needing... you have to move to a fresh path. Simply repeating the same failure over and over is a variety of Nuts!

Sometimes I think I'm crazy
Because I see things
Differently than 
Everyone else
                  -unknown

To go after life you must first grab fear by the throat and whisper; I won't be commanded by you today. Leave.Me.Alone. and then deliberately throw it aside.

Never
allow waiting to become a habit
Live your dreams and take risks
Life is happening now
-unknown

Let me remind you
wherever your energy is directed
That's where your energy goes
Whatever you allow in your space
You eventually become
-unknown

I've waited long and come up thirsty. I've planned things that didn't go the way I envisioned... and I've allowed fears and doubts to arrest my living.Well Ok... enough of that then.

 “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” -- Joseph Campbell

Luckily for me... I've kinda conditioned myself to become increasingly aware when that cancer of complacency begins to grow... and my native tendency is, once I've recognized that that's the case (even when that takes a goodly while) to rise in rebellion against it. To choke down my fears and shake things up even if it makes no damned sense to anyone else.




"If you ever find yourself empty of something you cannot know or name, find a stretch of ocean, a field, or mountainside, or even clouds, or trees. Because there are 1,000 simple ways to fill your tired soul so you can remember how to be, how to see, and most importantly, how to breathe."
            - Victoria Erickson

Conquer your fear. Choke it into extinction... and get to livin'.

Let 'er Buck!
Brian

3 comments:

Cindy Kingma said...

Here here!!!!

Wayne Scott said...

Ditto

Jason F said...

Hi Brian, great inspiration for me at exactly the right time! Found your blog while searching for boondocking tips and came across this post. I've just closed my electrical contracting company and plan on traveling the US in my travel trailer in 2016. I will be in search of a new direction, as I have come to realize something was missing in my life. Not exactly sure what IT is, but I hope to find out. Just wanted to say thanks for the words of wisdom!