Living an exciting life can certainly inspire creativity, but for many it is the monotony of the routine, the steady plodding through the day that sparks the mind to find solace in the imagination.
Be regular and ordinary in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
To write is the joy and the torment of the idle
Shadows drift across the periphery
Stains upon the landscape
Feeding empty souls
With Light and Laughter
Seeking to find the paths
Back to where life and Spirit
Rest easy in the valleys of Sun
Stories shape us.
Since the first Humans began to communicate we have been sharing our thoughts, emotions and daily adventures through a host of mediums; cave paintings, pottery and simple drawings in the dirt.
The stories we tell ourselves and others help us to understand the world, to expand our limited perceptions and reach out across the void and touch, however briefly, the life of another, real or imagined.
The most important thing all of us can do is continue to share these stories for they are the bedrock of community.
Whether you are a writer, musician or painter never stop sharing because now more than ever, Humanity needs your stories.
It is so much easier to destroy something.
Such a simple process in most cases, just pick it up, shake it around, then smash it.
Creation, on the other hand, is a much more difficult endeavor to undertake.
Even the smallest of things become complex when creativity and logic attempt to intertwine to form something shiny and new.
This is why so many people opt out of the creation process, they hop off the boat at an early age because it’s just so easy to wreck things then build them up.
I hope in my ramblings and failed attempts to create others are inspired to create as well.
If even just one other person chooses creation over destruction I will be content knowing I left the world a better place.
Courage comes in many forms. There is bravery in even the smallest act of kindness, the smallest sacrifice.
Stepping forward, being responsible for our actions in any given situation, takes a great amount of willpower, especially when the mob has decided to shy away.
That desire to conform, to not stand out, is a powerful force.
But there is a consequence to inaction.
It’s a corrosive act, to watch as someone is hurt or something goes wrong and do nothing. The Soul, regardless of how you choose to perceive it, is whittled away, scarred, making you a lesser being.
All we have in this life is our actions. The choices we make define our existence, and the path we choose to follow will inevitably be the judge of our time here on this Earth when the final moment comes and we look inward.
So choose wisely, in each moment of every day.