4 posts tagged doing

Why I Do What I Do

Sometimes, I wonder why I do what I do. Why do I love what I love? Why do I choose to spend my time in the way that I do? Most of the time, I'm not asking myself these questions. Most of the time, I'm just doing my thing. But sometimes, I wonder why I do what I do, and sometimes, I get an unexpected answers to that question. Yesterday was one of those days. I found a note I had written 2009'ish — it was about the point of this blog, and why I spend my time and energy authoring ...

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Don’t Know How

Is there a way to know how to do something without first doing it? Can I know how to play the piano without first playing it? Can I possibly, truly know how to do anything without having done it first? I need practice. I need to learn how to do the thing I desire. I need to do it, to know it. I need to make mistakes. I don't know how. I've never done this before. I have to practice, and I have to allow for the mistakes I'll make while I learn. It feels fair to provide myself ...

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We Wouldn’t Need So Much Esteem If We Had More Love

Perhaps you've had an experience similar to mine. I grew up believing I could DO anything. I was nurtured by the concept that everything I desired could be mine, if only I was willing to work for it. What I did not understand, amid my action full of DOing, was this was not the whole story. Sure, I could try and do everything, and I might even impress myself in doing so, but without the other piece of the puzzle, this doing of mine lacked a real purpose. I had learned to be full of ...

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The Power of Our Wildest Dreams

Dream Power Perhaps you’re like me and you find yourself yearning for the completion of your dreams. I dream of the day when my current “struggles” are behind me. I dream of the day when my first book is written and published, and my second is hot in pursuit. I dream of visiting space. The word 'dream' can have a pie-in-the-sky quality to it that makes me uncomfortable though. It’s not that I think dreams are unrealistic to have. I truly believe that our dreams can come true. But we have to be realistic about achieving them.

My dreams can only come true when I am true to them.

Only thinking about my dreams and not doing, I am simply dreaming. I am not coupling the dream with a firm intention to manifest it.

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