March 16, 2016

An Opinion On Fun

Earlier today I was approached by a peculiarly enthusiastic “housing-challenged” individual in a subway station. He wasn’t asking for financial contributions, and I quickly found myself engaged in conversation due in no small part to the fact that he was boasting the biggest smile on his face I’d seen all day.  He asked me, in English, no less, what my opinions were in regards to what I felt was one of the most important pursuits for an individual throughout his/her life.  I thought about it briefly and went through all the normal clichés such as satisfaction in one’s career, financial prosperity, family dealings, love, romance, etc.  And while all of these pursuits are indeed advantageous to one’s psyche and while they all are, without question, fantastic and, in one way or another, fulfilling pursuits, I found a common thread woven throughout them all that struck me almost immediately…A theme that, upon successful execution of any one and/or all of the previously mentioned pursuits, seems to consistently accompany them all…A theme that, even as a child, is ferociously and fantastically monumental to our day to day lives.  Thus, after brief but careful consideration, I looked at him dead in the eye and proudly spoke a one-syllable response:  “Fun.”  That was my answer.  In no shape, form, or fashion do I presume that this opinion is universal to everyone as I’m sure a whole variety of ideas could be presented and argued convincingly in regards to such a question.  I’m simply recognizing that which is most prevalent in the way I see the world.  Fun, in my mind, can be found in all of the pursuits mentioned above: a satisfying career, family, financial prosperity, love, romance, as well as any other worthwhile pursuit of choice I could imagine.  Enjoying something is a choice.  It’s a decision.  It’s not necessarily a result of any particular circumstance, rather, it’s a choice that is made in response to that circumstance.  Life is too short to choose not to have fun.  Thus, I was privileged to have to define that which is paramount in my life’s pursuits as a result of an oddly delivered and timed question from an oddly enthusiastic and contagiously jolly individual.  I hear the universe speaking loud and clear…and it’s saying, without exception, “Have fun.”

March 20, 2014

Enthusiasm In Contagious

Enthusiasm is contagious.  I find it amusing that people will listen to you as long as you SOUND like you know what you’re talking about regardless of whether or not you actually DO know what you’re talking about.  It seems as though many people are looking for someone to talk to and are excited about listening to someone who SOUNDS like they’re informed and legit.  Enthusiasm is contagious in that regard.  I’ve been in many situations (which are entertaining to me) where I get excited and enthusiastic about something (of which I completely fabricate) and speak “intelligently” about it just to experiment and see what people’s reactions are.  Oddly enough, many of them smile and jump on the enthusiasm bandwagon with me!  I always reveal afterwards, of course, so as not to ultimately steer someone in the wrong direction, that I completely made it up…but it doesn’t change the fact that their initial inclinations are to believe!  Enthusiasm is contagious…regardless of whether or not it’s caused by some concrete culprit or by some element of fabrication.  Use it wisely.

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April 27, 2013

Syncing Nature With Nature

Perhaps one of the inspirations that helps guide the serenely ambitious would be that of attempting to find the levels of vibration in life that allow us to successfully and blissfully rest upon the synchronicity of Nature matching Our Nature.  I’ve found that happiness is inescapable when my vibrations match those vibrations that surround me in a whole variety of moments in life.  The goal, it appears, is to find that inner place that allows you to manifest those vibrations most necessary in any and all of life’s circumstances.  There is no need for a search…no need for a journey.  After all, there is no real destination.  The Journey IS the Destination…and we are all on it, without having ever “officially departed,” whether we’re aware of it yet or not.  Thus, in the so-called quest, the discoveries we so seek happen upon us like a Ghost of Love…all-encompassing, yet without intrusion.  The realization comes when we allow thought to wane and embrace the vibrations…….

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April 24, 2013

Shades of Blue

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Open up the still, let the wisdom flow
Tumble down the hill like a drunken stone
Carry me away, show me how to pray
Lead the way as the story all unfolds

Teach me of the old, now, baby
Teach me of the new
Open up my eyes to all the different shades of blue

Shake the apple tree, watch the oranges fall
Let tomorrow be what the past recalls
Gypsy in the sky, velvet flying by
Cover up the lies behind the wall

Teach me of the old, now, baby
Teach me of the new
Open up my eyes to all the different shades of blue

Look into the eyes of the man in glass
Try to see inside the reflection’s past
Windows in our doors, spy holes in the floor
Try to find to cure just as you collapse

Teach me of the old, now, baby
Teach me of the new
Open up my eyes to all the different shades of blue