For quite some time, I have been fascinated with the mind, especially when I’m analyzing myself. For example, it’s interesting how sadness makes me impulsively want to stay inside, disconnect from people, and do some mundane activity like watching videos on Youtube, when I know that going outside to get fresh air and socializing with others would likely make me feel better. On the other hand, when I wake up feeling fresh and energized, I am more likely to stretch and meditate, taking actions that reinforce positive vibrations. In both cases, whether consciously or unconsciously, I am reinforcing the feeling at hand. The important thing is to be aware of the feeling and the actions I am taking because of the feeling, and whether or not it’s positively serving me. And if it’s not, forcing myself into discomfort by opposing my stagnant impulse; moving towards my fear because I am confident that it will positively serve me beyond the short-lived ego’s sense of insecurity, fear of rejection, and other negative illusions.
I am a creature of habit no question, even when commonsense tells me a certain train of thought or behavior is detrimental to me in the long-run. That’s why knowing is not enough. As the refined saying goes,
“Implemented knowledge is power.”
I will elaborate more on this in following posts, but it just makes more sense to me. There’s a lot of ‘stuff’ I know I could be doing to benefit my lifestyle, but I don’t do it for whatever reason. And if I never end up using what I know, it will be equal to not knowing it at all. But I am certainly on a path to become greater than the me of yesterday (yesterme), committed to constantly refining myself, and empowering others to live their day-to-day with fulfillment and enthusiasm.
In short, I want to share my journey through life as I continually evolve, while also spreading ideas and inspiration to my highest degree. I will also do my best to be as transparent as possible in future posts.
Equally as important, I would appreciate hearing about your journey, what’s been helpful for you and your current challenges. And also, while it makes me feel uncomfortable to hear negative feedback, I am welcoming that, too. Hearing from both sides are presented as gifts to build thicker skin, and I could use more of that. I caught myself and reframed my use of ‘negative’ into a ‘positive’ statement because they are both perception-based: the meaning to any experience can be changed with enough dedication. In this sense, changing meaning changes reality (Thank you, Tony).
I believe that much of what I share will be very simple concepts that are intellectually understood by most people, but perhaps not practiced, or only moderately is it applied. Plus, every post is meant as a reminder for myself to stay in check, and some of you (or even better, many of you) can hold me accountable for the goals and general content I share.
May this blog transform into a community grounded on introspection, inspiration, and living and leading others to live a fulfilling life. I am very enthusiastic for whatever may come out of this new endeavor.
Thank you in advance.