June 22nd 2020
Every time I fly I am reminded of the beauty and fragility of life. Held in an aluminum and steel capsule 30,000 feet above the ground propelling through the air at nearly 600 mph. Suddenly the cabin shakes violently from the turbulence. I look out the window and see lightning strike. It’s beautiful. It’s exhilarating and It’s terrifying.
But it reminds me once again… I’m alive.
One should never lose the overwhelming excitement such moments as these grant as the evidence of being alive. Too often we stifle our emotions into silent retreat. Afraid that allowing their exposition would lead to our individuality being ostracized.
Too many of us are guilty of allowing our psyche to fear more the potential rejection from closed minded individuals too weak to venture thoughtful consideration in favor of repeating the same concepts and narratives force fed through mass media unconsciously and thoughtlessly ingested on a daily basis, rather than allowing creativity, spontaneity, adventure, and excitement to be their own or even ours without disdain.
I strongly encourage the reader to become the writer. The thinker to become the doer. The witness to become the actor. The wishful to become the one desired. The one who bides his time planning endless conquests, grand schemes, and magnificent endeavors to cease his machinations and be doing. Stand up. Step forward. Reach out. Fight. Stop staring at screens as cheap replicas of that which you desire. Stop dreaming of becoming the man or the woman you want to be. But start today. Become today in your mind who you want to be. Who you are going to be both in the eyes of the world, in the eyes of yourself, and in the eyes of your God. And once you have solidified who that person is in your mind. There is no better time to translate your minds thoughts into actions than right now. It only takes one step to walk a mile, followed by another step. And then another one. Soon you will have walked a marathon, climbed a mountain, traversed the globe. But not a man in history has changed history by remaining glued to his bed, chained to his couch, remained so enslaved to the comforts of existence that he never expanded his horizons, never broadened his pallet, never put down the video game. And never set foot beyond the gateway of his own abode.
Stop doing what you hate to avoid achieving what you desire.
Read that again…
The choice is yours. The choice is mine.
Funny how this all started… in an airplane 30,000 feet above the ground hurtling nearly 600 mph like a projectile across the globe. It’s always in moments like these I’m reminded how beautiful and fragile this life is…
I always smile in these moments however. Because it is in them I am reminded…
I Am Alive.