just a few { t h o u g h t s } of late

I realize that all people really want is to be appreciated. It’s as simple as that. Nothing more. Love stems from this and it’s what helps us grow into it (I think).

In this fast paced lifestyle, people forget to stop and notice what is going on around them. Of course we have to worry about ourselves: but what about sharing our experiences? As you might have noticed, people really enjoy talking about themselves. It brings great joy to get a response out of something we may be feeling. If someone does not hear you — then what?

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It’s all a mind game. Some like the sound of their own voice, more than others. I know for me, I start to act silly when I feel I cannot intellectually connect with someone on a certain level. Therefore I find myself having extremely deep conversations, or ones that mean nothing at all. There is no depth existing at times.

In correlation:

“The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore…. If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories.” – Paulo Coelho


And what are we doing with our words? Is it just noise? Is it the right kind of noise? Are we brining up topics that matter? Do we even dare bring up the topics that shouldn’t be talked about? What if we did? What if we did it daily?

< This idea stems from a recent message presented at Mosaic’s midweek session: “what’s the point of being in the right place with the right people, if we do not speak the right words!” – thank you Carlos  >


So then I think about the power of the mind. My goodness it gives me the chills, just thinking about how much we could possibly do if we could control our thoughts. It is possible; however why is it so difficult? The body and soul are capable of so many things, yet often times our mind pulls us out of it.

We block things out.

We become guarded.

We stop ourselves from feeling (well I do anyway).

Yet what for? Well obviously to protect us – but is it truly working?

So, I’ve started to play with the mind.

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Recently I’ve begun experimenting with my performance, by staying too much in my head. If I do this and start to doubt, then I pull myself out. It’s a scary feeling, doubting you. It is also completely unnecessary, since only you can decide where you go in this life.

For example I play with the show I’ve done over a thousand times — and the minute I start to think that I don’t know what I’m doing, I forget. Then the moment I tell myself to stop, trust and continue; everything falls into place. Your body always knows. Again, only your mind can stop you.

I’m a thinker and I think often. I’ve been told that I think too much, and that I should just let it all go. Well let me tell you something: this is me! In almost everything situation – this is just who I am. I will always be this way, and in order to get it all out I will share it with you. Through writing or an expressive physical body, I will share (and you may decide what you do with it).

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Although my mindset is considered to be entirely logical and somewhat of a scientist: my soul is an artist, and the two work together quite nicely.

It’s taken me twenty-four years to realize this. To understand that who I am is completely okay. How I react to things is not always crazy. It can be controlled and morphed; however my innate being has developed from a source of DNA that is unlike any other.

Out comes the ‘scientist’ in me again.

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So here I realize what is of importance to me:

Appreciating others.

Meaningful conversations.

Controlling the mind, with positivity.

Learning to let things ride.

Accepting YOU as an individual.

And growth.

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These are all things I’ve been thinking of as late. When I stare off into space, it is not because I have nothing on my mind. When I am the most quiet, I have the most to say. It all has to do with the thoughts we have, and transferring them properly enough to relate (or not relate) to other individuals. Soon I would like to get into speaking about mental illness. It is a serious thing not to be taken lightly, of which exists in many people. Often we ignore the major signs. We tell ourselves there is nothing wrong, or there is nothing that can be done. This is something I wish to change. I wish to find the correct approach in conversation towards an antidote. How can we use our words to change the mind into seeing what truly prevails?


{ a special friend taught me about this wonderful act — check it out }

Just a few thoughts to leave you with: returning soon.

In the meantime take a look at a few of these TED Talks on positive thinking leading to innate happiness:


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. bryantanner says:

    A very thoughtful post.

    1. Thank you for reading. It is greatly appreciated 🙂

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