a stream of consciousness. video the screen recording below.
No one is listening. No one cares. No eyes on you. No definition of despair.
What do you do?
What do you love?
Why do you hesitate, when no one is looking from above?
You’re bullish. You’re mad. You’re a fortunate being, that has gone bad.
Your audience is your objective. Your passion is what you look like in plaid.
Take off your clothes.
Get even more mad.
Slow down fast.
Create what you love, without wearing a mask.
There is not a prize. Not a piece of history.
Be real to your vision, and let things come naturally.
Fight without an audience in mind.
Mind what you do, but push forward without any eyes on your prize.
stop your spinning wheels.
let your mind walk freely.
the great paradox of time;
the slower you go,
the more you see.
it’s ok to wonder.
it’s ok to dream.
stop spinning your wheels,
and take a walk with me.
filmed: costa rica
camera: gopro 3+
music: elias fanni
i wrote these lines down in the past few months while traveling. to me, this video provides a certain medicine for personal space and thought.
this film can be experienced as not only an oasis of relaxation, but also an opportunity for one to look around and reflect upon the speed at which they are physically and psychologically moving.
time is not fungible. it cannot be traded for another time. slowing your time down permits not only a meditative state, but an opportunity to see things in a new light. respect your vision by maintaining a rhythm that brings new epiphanies from moments.
I’m writing this post using Dragon Dictate voice to text software. My arms are irritated from too much use on the computer, guitar, piano…so I decided to invest in a speech to text program. It really is amazing to be able to speak and see the text appear before your eyes on your personal computer.
You’re probably wondering why I’m writing about a voice to text program when a picture of a Hall’s wrapper is placed at the beginning of this blog post.
Sometimes things don’t seem to work out as planned. We experience a few days where it can feel like something is out to get us. This doesn’t necessarily involve serious things, or things that we will overcome in a short amount of time, but we all experience a few days where things seem to stack on one another.
These cycles can last for an extended duration of time depending upon external factors like physical health, financial tension, among other things. Our perception of the movement of things, whether they be physical or theoretical, depends upon our mental framework. This framework, either positive or negative in nature, creates a self perpetuating feedback loop that can determine or alter our future.
When we allow a negative framework to overrun our perception of reality, a few things tend to happen.
In speaking with my older brother Jeff (who works primarily with elderly patients in need of physical therapy), he says that the outlook of the individual will often determine the success of their treatment.
Like many people across the nation, I had a cough so I purchased some cough drops. I happened to purchase Hall’s cough drops.
I grabbed a cough drop, opened it up, and recognized the messaging on the wrapper. It spoke to me. It spoke to me not only because of the positive messages on the wrapper, but also because it made me realize that the best purchase we can make is a purchase that can inspire us to create and move forward.
Instilling positivity in oneself and those around you may be one of the most important things we can contribute. I hope this ‘drop of inspiration’ can inspire you through times of uncertainty.
P.S. – I spoke (wrote) this a few weeks ago, I’m happy to say my arms feel better and I’m no longer experiencing a cold!
No fish will ever outweigh an epiphany. The fish will die, but the epiphany will live with you forever. Of course, the fish could be the very thing that caused the epiphany, and there needs to be a great deal of respect for that physical stimuli (and in this case, fish).
Over the past month I’ve battled symptoms similar of carpal tunnel syndrome, highly limiting my ability to work on my computer, play guitar/piano, and surf. These are all things that I love to do.
These symptoms will surely pass overtime, and I am confident that I will be back to a fully functional self soon. In the meantime, I’ve been able to deeply appreciate conversations, walks, and thought.
As an able bodied person, we pass through physical experiences on a millisecond time scale without consciously appreciating what we have. Whether it be our ability to turn our steering wheel in our car, paddle an extra stroke to catch a wave, or simply share our thoughts on a blog, it is easy to forget the physical subtle actions throughout our day that make our day, our day.
This experience has forced me to focus on those subtleties.
The physical stimulus is my inability to perform seemingly trivial activities, and the result is a great deal of respect for those who have physical limitations that live with them for a lifetime.
As a physical barrier is created, there is a momentum of thought that can be derived from that very physical barrier. In my pursuit of understanding the relationship between physical action and the legacy that follows by way of epiphanies, I wonder how we can create epiphanies without any physical action at all.
Many people refer to this as meditation.
Let your thoughts,
be your greatest catch.