I went back through my blog recently; all the way back. Someone had to do it, why not me? Well, I think mostly because this is all
in from my head. This is my proverbial tree-in-the-forest. Words fall; does anyone hear them? God, I hope not.
Anyway, revisiting my past from 2007 it becomes evident where I was intellectually and emotionally. Almost every entry represents a wayside where I pulled off the journey for a few minutes to post some information, some opinion, or some music which resonated with me at the time. Very much like a virtual diary; except for the jagged personal rubble.
What did I ascertain about this look back? How could I enlighten my “past self” if my “future self” had a chance to visit? For one, I’d say keep going. Keep doing what your doing because you’re following your heart. Get ready for the ride of your life. Meaningful experiences, superficial disappointements, riches and poverty, recognition and indifference, more creaking bones…
In essence, evolution toward fulfilling the obligation to yourself to become what you want, how you want, when you want, without having to explain it, excuse it or defend it to others. Paulo Coelho called it “your personal legend” in The Alchemist. There is a price of course. I’d tell him to get ready for some tough times; lost friendships, black-sheep criticism, fish-out-of-water lonliness…waa, waa…get over it.
It’s all about transcending the status quo. You can only do that through your heart as compass-guide. And stay out of that cage that society will try to put you in and keep you. You have to walk the razor’s edge. It’s possible. It’s emotional. It’s rewarding.
Dabble, flit. Widen your perspective. Learn. But do.not.for.one.minute forget to…get a nice tan, don’t do cold winters, admire the beautiful, exhibit awe, watch sports, write comedy, eat well, take long drives, play poker with the guys, walk across the country, be kind, dream…