Tag: motivation

depression

Nearing The End

Dead Talker has been a trial.  The original intent was to do something similar to Jeopardy, but more of an exorcism than an exploration. Jeopardy was about tapping into an obsession and controlling it, in order to reach pinnacles and peace never before seen, with a warning not to slip.  Jeopardy’s actions in the book …

growth

Below The Surface

In keeping with yesterday’s theme of not knowing truly the state of one’s own enlightenment, I suffered from a burst of irrational anger this morning. Forced to go back and question it, I realize that there are so many practical, down-to-earth upgrades needed in my life, that I can barely fathom it. I’ve been reading …

growth

Lowered Expectations

There’s a motto I’ve used in the past that seems like pretty good advice for me. Aim high, expect nothing. I used to think in universal terms, that I would someday stumble upon the secret to life, the universe and everything (apologies to Douglas Adams for not using the 42 reference) and that it would …

purpose

Golden Circle

There’s a popular TED talk by Simon Sinek around the power of Why.  In fact, he followed that up with a whole book called Start With Why, that took the concept in his talk (which lasted roughly 20 minutes), and made it last several hours, with no variation on theme. I thought it an odd choice …

growth

Expanding Worlds

Twelve times in the past seven years, I’ve read the same book about naming your genius. Twelve times I’ve come up with a name, then immediately started second guessing it.  Every time, I end up having to read it again, because I’m just not getting it. But every time, I expanded a little.  It forced …

writing

Jeopardy

There’s a feeling when you finish a work that combines peace and fear in a way that generates naught but paranoia and excitement. It’s akin to the discovery process, where with open minds, we learn about something new, and questions abound in our skull as we feel our minds expand beyond its bony borders. Simultaneously, …

depression

Depression

I have suffered a great deal from depression.  At times, I’ve let it define me.  I’ve tied it to specific events or people or jobs.  I’ve blamed a thousand people for it, a million, hell, the entire world at times. It’s a depressing place, isn’t it? The fact of the matter is that it happens. …

politics

Fear As Primary Driver Of War

A few weeks back, I was reading Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios and was struck by the notion in their second arc, that war occurs and gets ugly when it masters fear. That fear is ultimately the thing harnessed by war to drive its own homicidal intent. I think this is fairly …