Updated: Jan 6
As human beings we were beautifully designed to handle many types of information and stimulus, to be ready at a moments notice to decipher, survive and evaluate.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately. It is the bane of a fiction writer to be constant on this quest to reveal the inner workings of society, the human heart and eternally enmeshed in the hamster wheel.
What does this mean on a creative level and is this something I can use to better understand the world or myself?
I’ve seen so much change and shocking information the past few months, and most of it is considered a conspiracy on one level or another by somebody. My greatest concern for myself and everyone around me is the general lack of ability to focus, to use accrued intelligence and stay in touch with common sense.
If you don't have any, I wish you much luck. This is sort of a joke though, because after all, you are still reading this post...
Are we in serious trouble?
Not because of the terrible virus, not because of the constant bombardment to join in, be smarter, sexier, faster, and funnier or to become part of a group or some hazy, not sure exactly what you are affiliation, but because the grain of sand lost in the sandbox is us.
The grain that forms us as individuals and who we are is in jeopardy. Who are you? Who am I?
When we allow ourselves to get caught up in a wave, when we allow ourselves to fall into the abyss that is the virtual world…are we lost forever or are we more than we were before? I wish I could find the critical paper I read a few months ago, as I would add a link here for you to read it in its entirety. If I manage to, I will add it here later. X
A Swiss scientist working on his second PhD who has worked in many think tanks and focus groups wrote it during some groundbreaking projects, including the one involving what lay people like me call the “God Particle.” He relayed his deep concern for what is happening right before our eyes and how this malady deeply affected his workflow before, during and after.
My greatest takeaway was his simplistic and brilliant ideal that the only thing that can “save humanity” is the crucial ability to think on our own and to continue to engage in dialogue where more than one idea is presented and discussed without fear of being cancelled or thrown out of the forum. It was also tossed around that the only way to truly engage with innovation that can improve society must be formulated in silence and solitude without interruption, without social/financial pressure or a deadline.
Wouldn’t that be amazing?
Some say that all the stories have been written and there is nothing new to say or to offer. If I believed that garbanzo, I wouldn’t waste one more second. I sigh, as I wonder what number we are currently on in the Batman film franchise? Sorry y’all but Michael Keaton nailed it and we can just leave it right there.
Perhaps what truly should be considered is that the most important things in life are in perpetual motion. We must keep and hold true to that single grain of sand, so that when the wind blows, we still know what and who we are. Perhaps with that same vibration we will also mindfully choose where we are going?
I ask only one thing of you and that is to consider what I’ve said above. Take a minute to decide what today will look like for you. Make it so.
Please stop allowing other people to decide these things for you and be sure that you fill up the well with knowledge, affirmation and something positive that will help make you a better person than you were yesterday. Of course the doomsday crew will try their best to drag you down. Bah humbug! I learned this weekend to do a killer double punch in a self-defense class. With practice, I might get pretty good?
In the end, you will decide, and you will choose what the future looks like in your universe.
See you on the other side.
Many thanks for reading this blip on the radar and for all of the love, kindness and friendship you offer me through real engagement and well––a million different and technicolor ways.
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Halloween is coming!
I am enjoying the cooler weather and taking long walks outside. Not to mention the fabulous things I love to cook for my family this time of year. That oven is getting a workout. Life isn’t perfect, but I am grateful every day for all that is good.
Until next time find your Peace, Love, Hustle then Read or Write.