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An Awakening..

At times I feel that we aren’t quite living every second completely.

We might live in our fantasies for minutes at a time in every single day. We may even catch ourselves just wasting away what time we have left happily walking a path we made in our minds. Maybe that was a little too blunt, but you get the drift. Many of us are in a constant search for another level of consciousness, a different perspective, an awakening of sorts.It had always felt that my mind seemed to wonder a bit too much, but I felt it was natural, a shared habit with far too many to count.

It took quite a while to change the lens that I view life through. I am truly seeing beauty in almost everything, a world full of color. It has allowed me to lighten the burdens hanging on my shoulders. You see, I seek perfection, something largely unattainable, but I yearn for it nonetheless. The experiences we have as people are all opportunities to find the positives in each situation. They are our paths to growth, though we don’t acknowledge that in the moment, it is beautiful. If there is a moment that changes the perspective in our lives, I hope that everyone finds their truths in it. Life should be experienced completely each second and the tick of every clock should be enjoyed as if that was the first stroke of color in our lives.

 

..Until next time

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Maneuvering a curve

A little time has passed since I last wrote anything.

Okay.. maybe it has been longer than “a little time” but it’s strange that things have kept me away so long. Without further adieu, I shall get straight to the point.  It seems as though I’ve been driving on the road for a year and it has been nothing but curves that I could not see coming.  It honestly feels like I’ve seen every possible obstacle one could overcome.  Sometimes, I imagine life is really a road with a ton of curves, but of course, not everyone maneuvers a curve the same way. The curvy road I happened to be on took me to a very dark place, a place that I had not encountered to this extent. Usually, it’s a “hi and bye” sort of a situation, seeing obstacles in passing. I had always found a way to get past them pretty quickly.

..Not this time

This year is when I really harnessed my inner strength as an individual. Society has always said, “you don’t understand because you haven’t been there”, when speaking of tough situations and overcoming them. Personally, I like to give people a glimpse of the portrait and hopefully their creative process can do the rest .  Allow me to quote the Great Mike Tyson, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”.

As I was pushed to the breaking point of every emotional fiber within my mind, I found that even as the curves continue to come, there is often several ways that we can make it past them safely. Hey, I understand frustration is all apart of it, but  there is much to be learned through facing those obstacles.  Fear of failure, the unknown, and incompetence can be tough pills to swallow I know. When maneuvering a curvy road, the best thing you can do is to remain calm. If you can manage to keep your cool, you allow yourself maximum opportunity for mental clarity. I will say that some people operate well within chaos, but that isn’t for everyone, to say the least. I had to understand that mistakes are opportunities, being afraid of failure does more harm than good. The unknown, a chance for us to walk into the darkness with hope of future light. Incompetence, the opportunity to become more organized every single day. Managing your emotions is easier said than done, but it can be done. Through winding down a curvy road, I found the strength and courage to go with a sense of calm and embrace the opportunity to encounter an obstacle. If it’s one thing I do know for certain, it is that you will encounter them in every facet of life.

Just don’t lose your cool.

..Until we meet again

– That Gentleman

When you fall, get up

 There comes a time in life where we all stumble…

We’re human, none of us are perfect in this world.

We may try to be, but failure is all apart of life.

Those falls are where and when we build our character, looking deep within and pull forth the strength needed to keep going.  After all, it’s not like we can just sit there and watch the world pass us by. Some wish that were the case, but we would become nothing more than an obstacle for others to walk over or go around. If you pause to think for a second, it really rings true. We sit and watch everyone go by, we’re merely making it a little bit tougher for others. The clock always ticking, the years go by quicker, and people grow in separate directions. You see, I’ve failed once in life and allowed it to torment me for a couple of years, but things do indeed happen.

We have to remember that we have the chance to pick ourselves back up, whether it’s now or two years later, but it CAN be done with a little determination.  You fall in love, we fall out of love, we fall short, and we could fall flat. In order to walk, you must first fall and realize the pain in doing so. You could walk a million miles in life, but eventually you will fall, embrace it. When it happens, take a brief look at your surroundings and get up because the clouds will continue to roll by and the sun will rise somewhere every morning. In America, it’s growing closer to that time of the season, where leaves turned brown fall slowly from their limb in the trees. The change of seasons and the growth of an individual, realize and embrace it.

… Until we meet again

Are You Where You Want To Be In Life?

Your life, like this blog’s name, REALLY has no script. One minute you could have something planned out and a second later, the plans ruined. You ever felt like that? I know I can’t be the only one who’s life is generally planned, but tends to deviate off course. Maybe sometimes I write outside of the lines on my canvas, it just feels as though my mind can’t be controlled at times. You have a million things running through your head, but you can’t concentrate on just ONE thing, which can drive you crazy.

The pen to my canvas, yes I said pen because you can’t go back in time and erase previous actions, it moves so fast, making smooth and swift strokes on my script. It’s quite mind boggling, watching it at work, a true out-of-body experience. But you see, my script isn’t a script to an epic movie, it’s a silent drama, only felt through the emotions seen on one’s face. Sure you can read what I write, but would you feel the way I felt when I wrote it? Doubt it.. Many have creative imaginations, it’s just that ONE imagination can’t be duplicated. You can’t make another Einstein, another Martin Luther King Jr, or another Hendrix…You just can’t but you can look at their works in retrospect and soak in it’s greatness.

Despite what science says, you can’t duplicate a person, and you can’t duplicate an ORIGINAL script. Your own life script may tend too be kind of hazy in an unorganized chaos way, but your dreams are perfectly imperfect, leaving you the necessary room needed to grow. So with that being said, the script to life is yours to make what you want of it in the short time that you do have, so use every tool you can garner to make it a masterpiece…because you only get one chance to write it.

Till we meet again..

-That Gentleman