Do You Want to Be a Hero? Live WELL

Heroes Live Well

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When you live in the past you live badly.

Your past is like a condensed movie of your life that flashes by the side of the highway as you speed by; the years passing by faster than street lights.

In the re-run of your life, you are embarrassed by your mistakes, and want to edit those scenes out, but you are an evolving organism, and learning hard lessons made you stronger.

Your shame made you aware, and your awareness made you forgive yourself and move forward, then you forgive other evolving organisms for their mistakes.

Looking back shows how far you have traveled on your journey. You have been altered by your experiences have altered you in the eternal classroom of life.

In the space-time continuum, your pit stop on earth can be free from regrets if you decide to search for ways to live WELL.

You were put on earth to be a hero. To reach your true potential. To become someone you admire.

To work hard doing what you love, maintain your body, expand your mind, and nurture your soul with positive thoughts and gratitude.

Honoring yourself transforms you into a tiny hero.

When you express yourself you light a tiny candle and your light spreads.

It illuminates the path of your future.

Death inches closer each day, kindling your urgency to live well – to love lots, and to value your life.

You don’t fear death when you are fully immersed in life.

You raise your standards, and perform brave deeds and noble acts.

Your plot has new twists. You adopt a dog. He has hero worship in his eyes for you. You feel good.

You show compassion to a person who needs some. You feel good.

Your struggle with life is gone when you do what feels good, and connect to others.

You remove your 3-D glasses and see things as they are. The world is beautifully imperfect.

You understand that everything happens for a reason. Chance occurrences benefit you.

You wouldn’t change your journey because it brings you to the movie of your future.

When your journey has ends you are a full grown hero. Mission complete.

When you love and live well, you die happy!

The last scene of your life is not a flashback, but a foreshadowing of your next journey. Your perspective has changed. Your body will dissolve, but your spirit will remain.

You are drawn to the warmth and peace of the ambient light from the screen. Love is everywhere. The music fades to a humming chorus and transitions you to a new time zone.

The credits roll. It’s a happy ending. You look forward to the after party!

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    The Teething of Writers

    Teething of Writers

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    What would happen if we quit every time it was hard to learn a skill?

    Like writing. When my writing is stuck, I feel frozen.

    If at first I don’t write something good, I try,try, again, like a masochist who keeps going to the dentist for the pain.

    I stress out that my writing won’t resonate with anyone, and throw crumpled papers on the floor.

    My dentist’s receptionist says she enjoys reading my blog, so does the hygienist; I don’t want to clean other people’s teeth — but if they love to do it, that’s the coolest job in the world.

    As babies we suffer through the agonizing process of teething, until swollen gums and screams are replaced by toothy smiles. As we grow, those teeth become loose, and make way for bigger, stronger ones. Similar to the process of becoming a writer.

    You must endure the pain of doing bad writing in order to get better.

    Start somewhere. Start anywhere. Start where you are, with what you have.

    That’s how you learn what works and what doesn’t.

    Don’t pass judgement.

    Be fearless.

    Miles Davis said:

    “Do not fear mistakes, there are none.”

    Keep writing even if nobody likes what you write. Even if YOU don’t like what you write. Don’t give up.

    Don’t lie in bed worrying that your creativity is gone. That will leave holes in you like the ones left by your wisdom teeth.

    Don’t wait for a muse to inspire you. The tooth fairy for adults is busy…simply start writing!

    Writing isn’t supposed to be perfect, or forced.

    If you try to force your writing, it will knock your teeth out.

    “Great works are not performed by strength, but by perseverance.”

    – Samuel Johnson

    You can be boring, discouraged, and full of writer’s envy, but hold on to your vision to write anyways.

    Your self-critic accuses you of having nothing interesting to write and asks: “Who do you think you are?”

    You don’t have to be the greatest writer that ever lived to write something.

    At the moment the writing struggle starts to wear you out, you develop a resiliency that renews you, and inspiration does the writing for you. Then you are fit for the next writing challenge.

    Bad times fade. Take a snow day to read a book and get unstuck.

    You gain momentum to get you back to stardust and wonder.

    It’s like finally finding your pen in the snow. Bringing it inside warms the ink. You draw a scribble to test it, and the melted ink oozes freely.

    A voice says: “change that, copy someone you admire, use your voice, even if it is immature, or rusty, or shy. Right now. Where you are.”

    After all, Nobody else has ever written it quite like You, nor ever will.

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