Sometimes I ask myself, “why do I write”? I think the answer is different for everyone. We all do a great many things in life to satisfy the needs of others, often with a complete disregard for ourselves. It happens. We should remember to also shower ourselves with that same attention. It starts here. Inside of you. Whatever creative pursuit that you embark upon, do it for YOU first…don’t do it to suit the needs of someone else. Don’t tailor it to match someone else’s vision. Don’t do it for page views and likes. Do your thing, and give it the attention that it deserves. Throw all that doubt to the wind. Stay creative.
We live in a society that glorifies wealth of the material sort. It’s ingrained in the culture and broadcast in a variety of media, and it invariably flickers like a beacon in our subconcious minds. It’s quite subliminal. But wealth comes in many, many forms; true wealth doesn’t shine like a freshly waxed Lambo, or a newly minted Bulgari timepiece. True wealth comes from inside. Stay well, friends.
Life can be complicated; we all know this firsthand. How much of it is of our own doing? The appreciation of simplicity has been around for ages; renowned 16th century poet and Earl of Surrey Henry Howard (an unfortunate victim of Henry VIII’s rage) remarked that one of the “things that cause a quiet life” are “true wisdom joined with simpleness”. Sage words. Great concept. Let’s see if we can make simplicity the new complicated. Stay creative.