Finding one’s true self might start by refusing what one is….

To know oneself should be the main thrust in life and to refuse to be what others impose on us, a self-conforming attitude we accept because of fear of not fitting in, or perhaps we are afraid we will not be loved but ostracised. We fear being somehow outcast, we miss being part or something bigger that can furnish us with meaning.

But perhaps we should stop and question!

That is also true to technology today, not being part in a social network, or not making use of a particular device or platform, being seen or heard online, etc…

To refuse is to question, unfortunately most of us have been told right from our early beginning to shut up and conform. We are given an identity to dress that are not of our own design but rather it has been imprinted on us by our family, friends, by society, by our traditions, beliefs and cultural values etc. Not that we have to reject all that outright but we must find a way to discover our true self inspite of all that.

The proposition of refusing what we are is not a nihilistic one, it is an invitation to courageously journey through our very own self and be brave enough to desconstruct and rebuild in a continual cycle of self discovery.

Refusing what we are may also mean to be opened for what we are to become. It is surely harder to let go of something we have than to embrace something new and unfamiliar as most of us live in prisons of our own making, that familiar dark place becomes soothing and comfortable because it is the only state we know.

Hence, refusing becomes a vital exercise for life embetterment and true transformation, it is a invitation to embrace our very own individual chrysalis that will eventually liberate us to fly away to freedom.

Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others.

Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

Wisdom comes with the knowledge of time and thought-evolving values and beliefs

A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being. For such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees ever more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss, fume, worry, and grieve. He remains poised, steadfast, serene.”

James AllenAs a Man Thinketh

Something machines will never be able to experience… That’s innate to us humans and we must cherish in the fact that what makes us many times weak also elevate us and makes us beautifully distinct.

It doesn’t really matter… go and do something!

I’ve listened and watched Seth Godin uttering this sentence time after time after time… Well, perhaps it is about time to let his words sink in and take some action. So, I guess, nothing better than to start this blog journey with his words hammering in my head propelling me to write, to take a dive…

I’ve recently listened to him yet again in a couple of Tim Ferris’ Podcast – Seth Godin on How to Think Small to Go Big! – the same hypnotic shaman words whispering in my ears  – do your thing, go small but let the genius out – Seth possesses this amazing simplistic philosophy to life and work – Just do it!

It doesn’t really matter, it will only matter to those who will miss you when you do not show up, when the blog post is not written that morning, or if you suddenly stop touching the lives of those who love and appreciate your art. If they don’t exitst, nothing really matters, it doesn’t matter if you fail, if your writing is aweful, what matter is keep doing. You haven’t put the 10,000 hours yet. Go and do something.

Let the Genius out, shut the lizard brain, take a risk and step outside, CONNECT!