OK, that’s a figure of speech; don’t literally stop sleeping. But hear me out. Continue reading “You Can Sleep When You’re Dead”
“I have no friends or enemies; only teachers.” – Ancient Proverb
We know everything. Continue reading “Quote Quandary – You’re Wrong And I’m Right. Right?”
How we start our mornings can have a huge impact on our attitudes for the rest of the day. So, from a student with a nasty habit of never getting enough sleep and scrambling to finish homework before school starts (do as I say, not as I do), here are a few tips to kickstart your morning feeling energized and motivated to take on the new day. Continue reading “How To Start Your Morning Off Right!”
I’ve found that we can essentially live our lives by one of two ways: living to work, or working to live. The former entails a life of enslavement to never-ending labor, while the latter one of tirelessly slaving away to buy enough time in order to enjoy the fruits of our labor. We truly are thrust between a rock and a hard place.
Though personally, I’d rather choose neither. I said “essentially”, not “solely”. Surely, there must be a way to simply live?
When’s the last time you did something instead of putting it off? Continue reading “When’s The Last Time?”
Meditation’s an old practice. According to Wikipedia, it appears to have references back to the Hindu Vedas of India and Nepal. The Vedas are a large body of texts said to have originated from regions of India, and in them, the practice of meditation is referred to as early as 1700 BC, making the practice an extremely ancient one. Throughout the years, it’s been used as a means of contemplation and reflection, both spiritually and non-spiritually. And for good reason. Continue reading “Meditation: How To Do It And Its Awesome Benefits”
Few things are set in stone in this life, but one of them is the past. It’s something we can’t wish away, something we can’t change, no matter how badly we want to. There’s perhaps nothing more final than the past. Where our words can’t be unsaid, and our actions can’t be undone.
But there is something we do have control of, and it’s a little different for everyone. Where our words are just thoughts, our actions just dreams. A story you can write however you like, one where you decide how it ends.
You’ve already written some of the chapters in your book. Some were great, and they’re ones you should be proud of. Others, not so much, and that’s ok. You’ve made a few typos here and there, but haven’t we all? You can’t erase them and you can’t rip up the pages and throw them away, so you might as well learn from them and move on. Because you’ve got a lot more writing to do.
Who knows what will fill the pages of the rest of your book? Stories of amazing adventures, of new discoveries, brave leaps of faith into the unknown. There will be heartbreak and tragedy, no doubt, but these things are what makes a story interesting. You might know exactly what you want to write, or you might not have a clue. But you already have the pen in your hand. Now you just need to write.
And you can start right now.
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison
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