Well I knew the Time would come, when even I might get into the "blogging" so here we go..
Alot has changed for me in the last little while. I guess change is always inevitable, yet feared by so many, my self included. Often enough people get to comfortable in there lives regardless of the quality. People are willing to settle for a horrible existence, all because the fear of the unknown is such a powerful force that it binds them to whatever the current "comfortable" situation is.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to
lose sight of the shore.
Think of comfort and about what it means to you..
I have known many levels of comfort in my life.
There was a time, when I was hitchhiking around the country were being comfortable meant not getting rained on, and eating once a day. Other times this may have been extremely uncomfortable. Comfort Is something that is created within us when we decide that whatever is happening to us currently is better than the unknown.
We as humans are by far and away the best at adaptation. Because of this feature, it has allowed us to spread north to south, east to west, pillaging as we go. But also, Adaptation has kept people, on an individual level stuck in a rut, afraid of the possibilities that lie outside the walls. That adaptation is what makes people comfortable in horrible situations. Please keep in mind that I have in no way shape or form mastered the art of conquering the unknown or facing my fears for that matter..
I am learning as the rest. We as people crave that comfort, and I truly believe that if more people would step into the unknown that this world would be a better place. I have found that from my personal experience that when you fight the urges to stay put, and you push into that brave new world you realize that there was nothing to be afraid of. In fact it feels pretty great!.
Think about what would happen if you had a fully functioning adult mind just before you were born. would you want to be thrust out into the unknown? or stay in the warmth of the womb? My father Says often that we as a global society crave safety, security, and comfort. he also calls these euphemisms for death. Another thing that he says that has stuck to me all this time and I know to be true is that the memories that stand out most to you, the ones you can think back to and not just remember, but relive. you were probably not safe, secure, or comfortable.
I said earlier that I in no way have gotten control over jumping into the unknown, leaving perceived comfort behind for uncertainty. But it seems to my as of late that I have been enrolled in a crash course. Lately I've come to the conclusion that life happens with or without you so no matter what it throws at you, you have to make the best of it. I've been reading some things lately and something that has stuck out was the statement " start looking at your problems as opportunities" and I think for once in my life I am doing this. Often times in my life when a problem would arise, I would first try to ignore it. Sometimes it would go away, but more often then not it would just be put of until things got so out of hand that I had to deal with it or face serious consequences, then after all that work I would kick myself in the ass, thinking that had I just dealt with it in the beginning it would have been so much easier.
The best part of all this is, I still torture myself to this day by doing the same thing repeatedly!! Who knows.. I don't think that anyone will argue with the fact that the Brown men can be stubborn!.
With me Lately it has been a case of "When it rains, It Pours." My Family and I left New jersey just before thanksgiving to move here to Cincinnati Ohio, This was unseen but I guess there comes a time in every body's life when there is no visible fork in the road of life, yet there is a strong sense that there is a trail there somewhere. In these cases a new trail must be forged. Ones vision or purpose in life is somethings that is far from being set in stone. A vision is ever evolving day by day, minute by minute. Many people get wrapped up in the end result and fail to pay attention to subtle cues from life. They don't listen, because they are afraid of coming to the realization that they may have to make some major changes and the unknown. I am trying my hardest not to be intimidated by the task at hand, to forge ahead and look for the path I know is there somewhere. Slowly but surely It will come into view. I am sure of it! One thing I am Absolutely sure of, that has been proven to me time and time again, is that when you open yourself, the universe will guide you. Everyone has heard the saying "when one door closes, another opens" Thank to this "universal law" I now have the opportunity to do some work with some amazing folks who are starting an organization in New york City. I will elaborate more on this project at a later time.
I plan on using this Blog as a forum for many things, News about what I am doing as far as classes and things, Random thoughts, And writing about Primitive skills. I am also sure that there will be alot of other random topics as well!! Thanks for taking a look and I hope you read again!!