reply to post by InterconnecteD
Hey man its cool, just express yourself the best you can. It doesn't matter your age man but the fact that your 20 makes it easier for you to shape
your life around your new philosophies. So maybe you won't end up in the rut of pursuing a career that you feel isn't right for you. ha, i joke
though..I have seen many people of different ages turn their life into a completely different dimensions but being young gives you the benefit of
being debt free! I still haven't gone to college myself but it feels like i'm in my own school, trying to make it as an artist to support any
direction I wish to pursue. I only just turned 23 myself man and I actually had a profound direction change when I turned 20. Looking back, even a
year ago, I know that I have changed so much. And I used to think I knew myself so well.
I think we all have this great potential but its up to us how to act on it. If you need freedom, well do what it takes to obtain it. Myself, I don't
mind working for someone, the money isn't a concern as much as them telling me when and where I have to go/be. But anyways, I wanted to offer a
suggestion with communication.
I laughed when some astrology said I'd be good writer / good with communication. In high school I failed english.. twice? But looking back I know its
because I simply didn't care! I was too focused on music and discovering identity.
Well anyways... I feel there is a way for me to communicate the best, and that is to just let it flow.. i mean it feels like i'm not even thinking...
like i just open my mouth and words come out and form on their own. Often when I write something I end up learning from it at if it came from someone
else, and the spiritual part of me jokes yet feels there is something going on there. I don't take credit for the things I write but I acknowledge I
am able to "process" it. Everything I say is a culmination of the efforts of the people around me anyway. In that sense, communication is a
fantastic thing, a wonderful group effort.
But where I was going with this... well I have been meditating on these "energy centers".. and I mean, whatever they are, i experience them, feel
them.. and know how to access them and balance them. I used to get a swelling in my forehead when meditating... now when I talk about stuff like
this I get the same swelling often, but usually its strongest when its a 2-way conversation. I'll often notice that if I read something (sometimes
the things I write that I dont know where it came from).. and I feel i'm on to something... I'll get anywhere from a light buzz, to an intense,
burning, drilling, on the top of my head. That area is linked to the concept of the crown chakra btw, which represents wisdom, connection to the
higher self etc, whatever... however you choose to interpret that, i am just stating the traditional definitions. But yes.. through meditation I have
learned to be aware of my different levels of functionality, and that includes communication...
when i try to write something... I mean... I'll be sitting there, scratching my head... thinking "i want to write something, but i dont know how to
start, or how to explain it.".. its when I start to analyze what I'm saying that it starts to get complicated, much like logic and creating
constructs/boxes around how you experience this information "in you".
So.. at first its a struggle..but just start man.. just write.. its not going to start itself... just start writing, talking... and the engine will be
a little slow going at first and you'll find yourself analyzing how you want to word things but once you get going it just flows. Your keyboard will
be going non-stop and if you pull yourself away to speak to someone, you might find that you are able to express yourself better while in that
So just let it flow man..
When I write stuff like this, I let it flow, and I can often trace back to the beginning where I had a hard time starting. I just make all the edits
afterwords, a luxury of written communication. I find if I stop to make edits or copy and paste words or rephrase things here and there, it often
loses its flow, doesn't come out right. Any edits I make are usually spelling or rephrasing, rather then cutting out an entire line and putting a new
This thread for example started as a reply to robert on another thread. That is how a lot of my threads start. When I have the intent to post a simple
reply to someone, there's no pressure of analyzing how to say something, it just flows naturally.. and then I realize "wait a minute, i'm in my
ZONE.".. that's where I'll take the reply and run with it and turn it into a thread. And like I said, i often learn as i write, as if it's comming
from somewhere else it seems! I have a very different way of observing communication these days.
I also find it constructive to learn by writing. Our thoughts pop up and branch into fractals and it's hard to trace back the origins (more of the
spiral logic eh?).. so writing it down helps so you can go over it after and take it in.
It's interesting how we forget our dreams but when we write them down we remember them. I think in the morning that memory is from a different part
of the mind we are recalling it from, and writing it down is a means to translate it down to the conscious level, or "decoding and encoding" as
robert put it.
Communication is fantastically constructive.
I'm sure you can articulate your thoughts just well, you just gotta play with your control panel
a bit and get into that ZONE.
Yes and as you said about the meeting of people. I have had some interesting "co-incidences" or "synchronicities with people that I have seen
"fractal off" into interesting directions that feels purposeful.
anyways, thanks for your input, keep exploring.