Monday, September 28, 2009

Take what you have gathered from coincidence

One of the greatest feelings in the world is coming back home after you've been away for a while.

While this can apply literally, I am using it in a more figurative sense.

My favorite musical artist is Bob Dylan, and he has been since the spring of 2008. I listened to him for days on end, reading whatever I could find, watching whatever films and documentaries were available, and getting the opportunity to see him in concert that August.

Since then, I've gone through periods where I have mini obsessions. I listen to an artist non-stop and find myself without hearing Dylan for weeks. Some examples were The Doors, John Legend, and Jason Mraz.

I have been asked whether Bob Dylan was still my favorite artist on several occasions. Although I do go through those mini obsessions, there's something different about Dylan. After all this time, I still come away with something new every time I listen to this songs. There is always another line interpreted, or another message gained.

On this particular day, I decided to give his first albums a listen and found myself comforted in the familiar lyrics.

Why am I going on about this? I encourage you to return to something or some place you've been neglecting.

Song of the Moment - Like a Rolling Stone. A diversion from the early sound, but that first step into the song, that first hit and the melody that immediately follows, it never fails to be epic for me.

P.S. Happy Yom Kippur to those of the Jewish faith, including Bob Dylan.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sharing love.

This has been randomly on my mind for a few months now. I've researched it from time to time and it has come up in a book or two.

Polygamous relationships. I don't necessarily mean in which one man has multiple wives or vice versa. What I mean is a group of people in love.

For example, what if there was three people, and each one wholly loved the other two? Or ten people? Or twenty people?

A group in which every one enjoyed the others' company and was attracted to one another.

Why was it instilled in our minds that a relationship has to take place between two people? Why can't there be 5 people that are all married to each other?

I, too, am still a bit thrown by this idea. Obviously, it's not what we're used to. I just think it's a lovely concept.

I think I'll ask more people's opinions on this.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Beginnings.

I have been a beginner in different ways recently.

There is the obvious: I am a recently appointed junior in high school.
I am also still a beginner to this phase of being we call life.
I am a beginner in learning to utilize my power.
I am a beginner to the idea of combining multiple religions.
I am a beginner to the night life.

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few" - Shunryu Suzuki

Moving on. Well, actually I have nothing to move on to. Let's talk about vision boards.

About ... two weeks (?) ago I decided to make a vision board. What is a vision board? It's a way of asking the universe for the things you want, which is the first step in asserting your power and utilizing "The Secret".

The idea is that you take a poster board and fill it with pictures and words of things you'd like in life. It can be as broad or specific as you'd like. Then you keep it in a place where you're sure to see it every day. The thing is, you have to invest all of your positive emotions in it. You have to have a state of mind in which you believe that what you asked for is already coming true. Any idea that failure is a possibility will taint the process.

I'm actually looking at my board now, and so far, I have progressed in almost every aspect. I speak with great confidence when I say that mine is already a success.


That's just an example.

So yes, go utilize your power in the form of a vision board.
I'll try and think of something more interesting for my next entry.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's better to light a candle than to curse the dark

For starters, so many people are more blessed than they think they are.

Most likely, you have two eyes, with which you have the ability to see the beauty this world has to offer.
Most likely, you have two legs, with which you have the ability to go to a destination of your liking.
Most likely, you have the ability to hear and enjoy music. If you're really lucky, you can create music as well.
Family, friends, the opportunity to enrich yourself and gain knowledge, the very breath in your lungs, but most importantly: the ability to find happiness in life

Many of the things you don't like in life can be changed. And if they can't, you-like every other person-have the willpower and ability to appreciate what you do have. There's an overwhelming amount of people who seemingly have nothing, and yet are genuinely happy with what they have. So there's no reason why you can't be grateful. And if you're always grateful and satisfied with what you do have, gaining more will be that much better.

So, yes, it's better to light a candle than to curse the dark. But if you can't find a candle, let your eyes readjust to the dark, accept what's there, and then embrace it.