The idea to write this blog post came to me just as many other ideas come to me. If you’ve read my posts you know exactly what I’m talking about. Hehe… Lemme tease you a lil for those of you who don’t know it yet, by the time you get to the end of this post you’ll have known the idea starter that puts this ship to sail, ahoy! 🤓
For now, let’s get to what this blog is all about, shall we?
Over the quite unprecedentedly long period of me not being able to write, I reached out to some friends of mine who blog and we were all in this writers’ block for the most part of last year. We either couldn’t find the words or just had the energy to write words better yet come up with something to write.
I’ll admit, it really did suck.
Sucked a lot that I hated looking at it. The classic musician hating music or not owning any record player because the memories and stark reality at hand conflict.
I felt useless, I felt helpless.
But when I reached out to my friends, confided in them, I got to get some consoling words and shared the same sentiments back. Looking back, it feels actually good to come back to my writing path and knowing that they too are back on their mojo. Heeey friends, you know yourself, big shout out to you, and keep doing your thing.
Last evening as I was heading home and thought of the many times I wanted to compare myself to people who had ‘made it’ or rather ‘dream big’ and achieve my dreams, a thought popped up and the truth that none of us has the freaking idea of what we’re doing but are truly winging it.
Granted some were lucky enough to be born with a silver spoon in their mouth (lol, yes I said that) or they worked their asses off to achieve a reality they wished to grow in but weren’t able to. To maintain the status quo, others involve themselves in things that they’d never have or stress out and forget their most loved ones who care for them with or without their gains.
Truth be told, we’re all living by grace. The same way we’re hard on others and ourselves is the same way other people are and they are trying to cope and be kinder.
I’ll admit it, it ain’t easy to be kind especially when you feel like you owe no one that element or that the other person too should show kindness first.
Lord knows that if it were up to us to offer kindness or wrath in an impulse, we’d send wrath to everyone or thing that tried to cross our path just like animals do if not some of us.
As I was looking for ideas yesterday on how to start the blog, I found this lovely quote below:
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close. ” —Pablo Neruda.
Of course this is a love quote but the thing is, if we lived in a way that, however hard it is, to try and understand that everyone is going through their issues and stresses. That people do things because they know no better or chose that road because of where their mental state is.
Watched some pay it forward videos over the weekend and it really got me thinking. Even with the sincerest form of giving, kindness and the whole gamut, people still will judge you for ulterior motives. You might also be genuinely hurt or going through stuff and lash at people around you. We’re human, we ain’t perfect.
At my workplace for instance, one ill stated message can trigger me to spew words or do stuff I wasn’t prepared for.
The point for all this is to notice your triggers, address, not walk around them for fear of ridicule and stuff but just because you need to confront your inner self.
Will it take a come to Jesus moment? Will it take meditation? Will it take tears flowing freely? Will it take you hurling things and emotions out by purging or throwing things to the floor à la Hollywood style? Whatever it is, be open and let it consume you. Do it for a better you.
Earlier I told you about my idea coming to me, if you stuck this long you deserve a peck on the cheek… Haha, anyway, I get most of my ideas while on my bike ride commute either to and from work/home.
Thanks for reading.
✨ Peace Love Light ✨