For months now I have been struggling. By nature I am a creative person.
I’m not the most talented person by any means, but when I can create something that makes me happy….well it centers me. It gives me balance.
Despite not feeling inspiration for anything, I have still been picking up little pieces here and there so that when I was ready I would have the materials at hand.
I was really starting to panic. Nothing was catching my interest like before. Not reading, not art projects, not even the random tv shows I love to watch. Continue reading “Welcome Back Creativity!”
Has there ever been someone in your past or maybe someone in your current life that makes you experience emotion beyond reason?
For example, the sound of their voice or the statements they make cause instance anger, frustration or fury?
Are you able to get past it or are you currently in the middle of it and have no escape from these emotions? Continue reading “Who Has the Power?”
Have people always taken everything so personal?
Is this really a 21st century mentality?
I’ve noticed more and more than conversation and debate with people who think differently from you is becoming nearly impossible. When you get deep into the topic and become passionate people are quick to assume that passion is directed at them and not at the topic at hand.
I’m guilty of it myself. There are times I start to feel that the person I’m interacting with has turned the conversation into a personal attack.
The topic is dropped and the focus becomes changing my mind. Not broadening my view but making me understand that my views are wrong and that I need to change them.
In this, I hope I am not guilty. I never set out to change other people’s beliefs, values or ideals. I simply want to provide more knowledge. I believe that we can only grow and evolve through experience and shared knowledge.
In order to understand and respect others we all need to be able to listen. More often than not we hear words but are so busy waiting to respond we fail to acknowledge others.
I know I’m getting pretty deep but that’s where I’m at lately. I’m inside my head most the day, thinking and looking for ways to grow. Once I’m home I’m interacting with my daughter and hoping that I’m instilling positive qualities in her, despite the fact that she’s a year old and just wants to play.
I’m done with being meek around those who make me uncomfortable, I’m turning the tables. I will no longer be intimated by people who want to bully me into their ideals. I will assert my power and knowledge.
I’m not going to bore you with a long post on why this day is important, instead I’ll just show you beautiful pictures to inspire you.
I just had a wonderful talk with an old friend. We used to work together and I remember having the best conversations with him. We could talk politics, he leans more right, but we respected each other and I always felt that I was learning something from him.
It got me thinking though, has this country always been so divided? I know we’ve always had differing views amongst people, but has it always been so personal? Has it always been that people are unwilling to think or learn anything that differs from their current beliefs?
Are we, as a species, so afraid to grow that we intentionally create animosity toward anyone or anything that is different from us? Continue reading “Perspective”