Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Finding meaning in dark places

There are situations no one wants to be in... ever. Some will try to run away and hide, and while they may save themselves from distress in the short term, may at the same time miss out on valuable perspective that could serve them later on in life. Others will think long term and weigh the options, a much more logical response. There are a rare breed that, despite the risk, charge head long in to the darkness. What ever the reason, they usually come out the hero... assuming they survive.

Some days, I feel like the coward. Others, I feel like the bad ass hero. Most days I want to believe I fall in to the latter, but in reality I must fall somewhere in between. Reality after all, is never black and white... rather just a billion shades of grey in which we're pretty much scattered and lost. Definitions, as close as they might be, are never exact. Meaning is always going to blur at some point, and the only clarity that is constant in our dimension is this: time always moves forward.

No matter how we see ourselves, or what we want to project, it will always be a rough and imprecise range of meaning. Meaning it self is always changing and evolving at a pace nearly impossible to keep up with. Let's not dwell on trying to define everything. Even the blurred lines can lead us to a realization. These blurs remind us of our flaws, and help us to find our strength. Perhaps if we delve in to the unknown, in to the dark places, we can find ourselves... our identity.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Constant activity

I've been getting back in to a lot of things, and starting a few new things, and all of these things are already starting to keep me busy. Keeping busy is good. It keeps the mind and body operating at peek efficiency. I've even started to notice how writing and producing content for this blog alone has effected my schedule, and along with my return to parkour, I'm sleeping and feeling much better overall. Motivation to do so hasn't always been a constant, it comes and goes like the tides, but every day it seems to get better.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Reality of Tomorrow

Time (atleast for us in the 3rd dimension) is a one way street, and we can only see the present and remember the past. Sure, the past gives us data on which we can make predictions for the future, but the tipping point will always remain in the present. I don't know how well this blog will do, or if the radio station will take off. Matter of fact, because of my condition and surroundings, my chances aren't too great.

However, even the slightest anomaly in the present can send events in a completely new direction. Tomorrow I might bump in to some rich and generous professional who likes my blog. It's unlikely, but still possible. I could also die. The fact is, anything is possible at any moment regardless of likelihood. The key to unlock likelihood is in our hands. Right now. The things we do, the investments we make, and the things we teach our children today will set the course for the future. Its up to you. Me also sort of, but mostly you.