you never get the right answers until you figure out the right questions.
You, have figured out one of the most important questions! 🍾 it was one of the most important questions I started asking myself. Hands down.
Realizing that you have been immersed in a storyline, one that’s like a never ending soap opera that has been playing out for thousands of
years..... given a role, having an audience.... one that you can’t even “see” (with traditional senses) should make you take pause, step outside
the story and begin watching it for a while , from a new perspective.... no longer one of the actor or character, but just as the audience. See what
is revealed to you just by watching the world unfold through the lens that it is a “story” - that a great deal of it is pretend, scripted,
exaggerated, and metaphorical. Much information is thrown into your view simply to illicit an emotional response.... just as a writer contemplates
each detail of his novel to illicit a response from the reader.... discovering that some things exist for the prime purpose of inciting negative
emotions of fear, anger, or confusion, frees you from your need to express those feelings or act in consequence to them ... when you discover the
intent behind you being given the information. People say we can’t control what happens to us, only our response to it- which is true, but doesn’t
go deep enough for me. I couldn’t ever get a grasp on how I was supposed to control my response to something until I realized how to decipher the
behind what that scenario happening to me was.
They say you fight evil and malice best by not giving attention to it, which is true... but it’s a half truth for me. The other half, is that you
first have to be able to recognize it.... and understand what it is, and what it’s intent is, before you can starve it of its negative energy it
wants from your negative response. “Face your demons” doesn’t mean you fight them, to me, it just means that when you see them for what they
are, you have the power to make them disappear.
You’ll know you’re ready to graduate to the “writers” perspective, when you discover what you can do with the pen that you didn’t even
realize you had.
When you begin writing your own role, your own storyline, integrating it into the big storyline, aligning yourself with the goodness of the creation
and the universe to bring about beauty and love and hope and peace, helping to cancel out hate and anger and sadness and destruction, lightening the
load of suffering even if it’s only your own.... you’ll discover that this is how we change the world.
Maybe some know this, and would rather have us not change the world. That’s why their storyline is everywhere. It’s littered in everything going
back thousands of years ago in their ancient texts all the way to the futuristic entertainment we “enjoy” today. We need that entertainment (in
story form) so desperately because we’ve all but forgotten that we live our own.....it is a need... but we’ve had our creativity stolen from us
and replaced with someone else’s story. Continually watching someone else’s is wonderful at helping you forget your ability to have and experience
what’s rightfully yours.
You’ll realize that all this time you weren’t using your pen, someone, or something else, was using it for you. By being immersed in their story
for as long as you can remember, you were continually told “fairy tales aren’t real” and “sci fi is fake” and “real life doesn’t work
that way” but you know better.... it does actually work that way. Story telling makes sense of the archetypes buried deep inside of us that have
been passed down through generations...
“All good fiction is alike in that it is truer than if it had actually happened”- Ernest Hemingway.
I always hated
“fake it till you make it” and find it disheartening that it is some of the best advice we can come up with, to give each
other in response to life’s difficulties. It shows that our subconscious literally knows
all the worlds a stage, and most of it is just an
I chose a different path... I’ll name it,
“real it till you feel it”
What does it feel like? Peace.
Success= your own story is your favorite story. Your own story doesn’t have to involve scripts and acting and character roles. Your story can be
All my personal opinions. but I love to find others discovering the “story” concept.... so cheers, OP 🥂
Sorry for the novel. It’s hard for me to shake the “writer” perspective sometimes.