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What motivates me?

Motivation is like love, it comes in different forms to people.

I’m not a lover of all material things, just some of them. I enjoy relaxing and I’m at peace mostly in natural surroundings, but still I’d have to say my vice is money.

In up’s and down’s money has been more prevalent in the good times. Sometimes I begin to wonder whether money makes the good times great. Then, there have been amazing times when money doesn’t even feature.

I’m only human. And you have to agree with me, money does make life a whole lot easier generally speaking.

People. Anyone who knows me personally would know that people motivate me. Not through persuasion, but actually just by being around, to be able to relate to, or not relate to. You fascinate me.

Experience is the next thing. I’ll admit to being wary, but I enjoy experiencing new things.

A random road trip to nowhere is my latest happy thought.

Oh ja, and I think this is adorable…

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It’s a poor idea to lie to yourself.

I agree with this statement, but I feel guilty to say so. The word HOPE has alot to do with my feelings…

A while ago I changed my Facebook status to this: “False hope? There is no such thing. Either you hope or you don’t…” I was hoping everything was as it seemed, but that’s another story.

For some  reason what I had said just seemed too shallow, so I went looking for a reason why. I coincidentally (or not) came across a quote by Margaret Weis that I needed to follow with.

So I commented on my status saying: “Shitties look what I found :/  “Hope is the denial of reality” (Margaret Weis) ARGH >< Will I ever win?”

What I’ve realised is that when the word hope is used e.g. “I hope that bird isn’t going to poo on my head” it is used on the grounds that the thing you hope isn’t going to happen, most probably IS going to happen.

If you deny what is going to happen, soon you may start denying what IS happening and that’s when you become blind to the truth and lie to yourself.

So obviously… to lie to yourself is a bad idea, but to realise you’re lying to yourself may be a new obstacle altogether.

Not all who wander are lost.

Wandering is associated with living creatures who are always on the go. One of these such creatures, named very appropriately, is the Brazilian wandering spider. This guy doesn’t spin a web or stand still for very long periods of time, and it is the most deadly spider in the world.

Before an anti-venom was created for its poisonous bite, 1000 people a year died from its attack. He’s wandering all right, but I doubt he’s lost. Here’s a cool clip from National Geographic about the wandering spider and its huge cousin, the tarantula.

How about us? I believe not all humans who wander are lost (unless they were lost before they started wandering).

The thing about wandering is…it usually happens naturally. Something catches your eye, and off you go…you have forgotten about what it is that you were doing in the first place.

Wandering gives people the opportunity to find something. This something may be physical, but more often than not, it is spiritual.

Many of us may wander off into a peaceful place, like a forest, some may prefer the seaside. For myself, wandering is something I do purposelywhen I feel I need to take a break from everyday life and reconnect with nature, otherwise it happens out of the blue.

A painting by Pam Hough click to follow to PamHough.com

Wandering encourages me to see paths I have never walked before and it gives me the opportunity to take that path and discover things.

There is something secretly soothing about walking alone in an unknown place. It allows our minds to expand and think without any interruptions.

I am not lost when I wander off. Wandering provokes the awakening of my conscience.

The exclusivity of your mind.

Two people come out of a building and into a story… We all feel as if we’re living stories, don’t we? The most intricate characters ever to roam the pages of books were very possibly a subject of interest to the novelist who would write that book.

“A man sitting at an outdoor Cafe in Prague observes a woman in a bright flowing red dress exiting a gloomy building. She’s in such a hurry that she escapes the swing of the door rotating at her heel by only an inch. Suddenly she stops.”

The paths we encounter daily predict our interpretation of things we find in the future . And as close as we hope to get to experiencing a moment that someone else has experienced, it can never be exactly the same.

I don’t believe anyone can ever physically duplicate a single moment of another person’s life in totality. By ‘in totality’ I mean in thought, in perception , in emotion, in sight, in feeling and in the rest of our senses.

That is how exclusive each human is. Looking through a wider lens, you may say it is even inimitable of us to think about some things as deeply as we do…

We’re inquisitive beings who think A LOT! For some it leads to depression, leaving numerous questions unanswered and dwelled upon. For others it means enlightenment from coming to terms with the beauty of what cannot be explained, but simply just IS.