See ya later, 2014
It's been a little while since I updated this here blog--it's been a busy few weeks. At the moment, I am writing this from my childhood bedroom back in Pompano Beach, FL. Been here for 10 days already, playing a couple shows, doing studio work and seeing family and friends. This time of the year is always a reflective period for me. I try to take stock of everything that I have accomplished, divided by all the mistakes I've made and see if I'm better off than the year prior. Luckily, I believe that regardless of the mistakes I've made, as long as I am able to take a step back and take an honest look at who I am becoming, all is right in my world.
I can choose to accept who I am becoming, or I can choose to change. The amount of freedom that each of us as human beings is unparalleled. The same amount of freedom we are able to embody is also taken away from us because of our consciousness. Though we will never be able to lose this consciousness, we can work with it and begin to understand more about success, resistance, love, and fear.
Now that I've mentioned success, I think it's important to say what my definition of success really is. It doesn't have to do with money, power, or anything on the hierarchical chain that we have created, it has to do with becoming the best possible version of ourselves. Whether that mean creating the art that we were meant to create, giving the love that we were meant to give, or being an energy that helps inspire and motivate others. There are obviously way more ways to become that "version" but those were what first came to mind. Many of us may not even know what our calling may be, but always learn to take a step back and see where you are in your life.
Take stock of what you rely on, on a day-to-day basis. Is it substance? Human interaction? Sex? Whatever it may be, chances are it is keeping you from doing what you have to do. I am a victim to all of these forms of resistance, plus several others. The hardest part is recognizing that these instant gratification sources are in fact resistance. Not to say that overcoming them is any easier, but you would be surprised how many of us will never even realize that these things are obstacles.
Anyways, on a lighter note, I hope all of you enjoy your New Years Eve, and while you think of your resolutions, try to build them around becoming the best version of yourself, and finding your calling!