This is an excerpt from my next book entitled "Metaphor Man" All contents Copyright 2011 By Tai-Pan Development and Thomas W. Byxbe.
As I start each day, I have a thousand tasks upon my mind. I begin attentive to the repetitive daily chores I face. When I perform my obligations faithfully, I derive actualization by stockpiling the potential energy I create, both physically and mentally, to make a consistent result of these mind numbing tasks.
I live by the adage that a clean and organized space creates and enforces a clear, tidy, fresh, disinfected mind and thought process. Our brain is a convoluted, multi-entangled composite of our practical experience and emotional hypersensitivity.
A creative mind must have a balance of inspired, considered, seasoned, introspective thought ,integrated with inventive, artistic, creative reasoning. The mind of man is predisposed to render positions of turmoil, chaos and disorientation in the name of creative thinking. Often this process is really an excuse for mental apathy and emotional laziness.
As humans we begin at an early age to indoctrinate ourselves that we can hide our souls from others. This is the basis of the melancholy lives so many people lead. If we truly want to be rich like so many people dream of we must accept that the richness of life has nothing to do with the monetary wealth and collection of expensive toys and tools. This truth is convoluted by a lack of mental and physical discipline.
We have been misled by television to believe we can obtain success by simply wandering causally unplanned, or recklessly through the world around us. This is not truth! The truth is, life is difficult and success is the journey not a destination. By accepting the falsehood we find our hearts and emotions tempered, cured and encrusted to prevent our deepest feelings from being damaged. But the truth is that they are damaged by this hoarding of emotional sensation.
To improve the condition and quality of our life we must strive to improve the state of our experience, ethical, spiritual and we must be receptive to bonding likeness and association with others. It is this connection that most people shield themselves from. Not only must we connect with others but, with ourselves, and do it with unity, brotherhood, and love. It is the natural state of our soul, intellect, and consciousness to desire expansion of our understanding, reasoning, creativity and intellectual powers.
It is not the natural state of our being to confine, detach, seclude, or be divided.
Our natural state includes, but is not limited to; honor, fidelity, respect, confidence, candor, loyalty, courage, and honesty. To think and to learn is our natural state. Our souls are to be tempered with trust, acceptance, truth, conviction, and worthiness.
It is a part of our natural state to feel, but not be incapacitated by dread, panic, timidity, worry and concern. These sensations must be applied not with cowardliness but with self-respect and humility. There is no dishonor in fear unless it creates emotional disconnection.
Life is not to be treated with carelessness, recklessness, or in a hap-hazard manner. We seek knowledge, maturity, and caution, in our natural state of growth and self-advancement. We are designed to be dynamic, efficient, purposeful, and eager students of life. In our natural state, life is an exercise in which we learn, earn, and collect a vast array of opportunities. In our natural state we desire lessons which teach us zealously, boundaries and limits. We seek to face events with bravery. It is in our destiny to act fearless and confident, not timid.
In our natural state we seek for our life lessons to be only filled with happiness, cheer, laughter, and glee. If this was true there would be no pain in our natural state. Without pain we would have no measure of pleasure to balance our lives. We must not harden our hearts to this because there is a normal balance in our natural state. Our natural state is one of giving and receiving and good and bad with an open spirit. We should treat this as an opportunity not a punishment.
We must strive to live true, exact, candid and honest lives. It is our natural state to be learning and growing right up to our last breath on earth.