We are decision makers. Every last one of us. There are very few things which happen in our lives which do not happen as a result of some decision that we made. The only decisions that we did not make, and this is up for debate in some religions, is to whom we should be [...]
Are you finding that you have regrets and misgivings about some of the things that you have done? When you look back at your life, is there a nagging sensation in the back of your mind? What do you regret? Understand how you can use those regrets to become awesome.
I’ve always believed in karma and dependent origination, but it took meeting The Unlikely Mage to have an actual word for what I thought. I believe that there’s a reaction for every action. I know that if I follow certain paths and extrapolate the consequences that I can very well predict my personal future. What [...]
There’s a point in the day that I can’t write any more, no matter how much enthusiasm I have for the act. My writing becomes the equivalent of an elementary school primer, where I expound upon seeing Dick and Jane in all of their dog watching glory. The imagination goes by the wayside, and I [...]
There’s a metric fuckton of motivational books on the market. They’ll range from ‘lose weight now!’ to ‘write three books in a week!’ but they’re all selling the same thing. You know, there might even be some hidden secret to getting ahead in your life. Both of us know that there’s no secret, and no [...]
Deteriorating health has driven one of my friends to the point of being a frail, frail old woman. Issues with her spine force her to be in a wheelchair. Digestive conditions translate into a potent regimen of painkillers and low appetite. She is a shadow of the woman that I once knew, and it pains [...]
You know what? Julien Smith is absolutely right. You’re the judge to your own awesomeness. There should be a religion based around being awesome. Being that awesome folks are usually anarchistic, there’s no leader to the awesome cult, just creative folks who do what needs to be done, who volunteer, who make things happen. So, [...]