It just occurred to me. Just now.
Ever hear this question, “What do you do?”
All the time, right? For me the biggest question is simply how to answer it appropriately dependent on the situation, because for me, it can be answered in a myriad of different ways.
So what is this moment of inspiration? I’ve come to realize that I am an artist. My medium? Life.
By life being my canvas, it is my intention to fill this medium if you will with as much variety of vibrant and stimulating colors that are humanly possible every single day. And by this being my artwork, when I die people are going to ask not “What did he do” but rather “what didn’t he do”.
Looking back over the course of my history, if you will, I have done so many different things vocationally and will continue to so. I absolutely love life. I see so many opportunities and feel this is the most spectacular time to be alive? Why? Because of the availability to try new things is virtually limitless, and why not try all of them that we find intriguing?
I have so many passions that the question becomes what don’t I want to do? One of those would be sleep as there is too much life to be lived to be sleeping. It used to be not that long ago where I needed to sleep at least 8 to 10 hours a night. I needed to go to bed at a certain time. I needed to eat at certain times, and if I didn’t follow this very rigid regiment I would get sick often with flu like symptoms.
That has all changed, though. In fact, I remember the exact night when it happened. I had just been hired on a new job for an international company. My responsibilities included both here domestically as well as internationally especially concerning the communication piece. With a 12-13 hour time difference, it comes with the job.
It was late, and I was getting ready for bed. I made the conscious effort to tell myself that I was going to do whatever it takes to do this job. I knew the commitment I was making. I was all in with the intention of doing all that was asked and more.
As the night turned to day and the job kicked into full swing I went from going to bed early every night to having my sleep schedule cut in half. My sleep patterns immediately were askew, and yet from that day until now I have really not been sick at all. That is going on three years now. Along with that, I feel that I am more productive as well as my energy level has increased. Now mind you I am a huge advocate of naps, and it’s really simple with me. When I’m tired I lie down and take a nap. I do not go by a set time of the day but simply listen to my body. The same is with eating. When I am hungry I eat. When I am not hungry I don’t.
As a student of hypnosis, I would say that I hypnotized myself. Furthermore, I also realized other things as well. What are some of them?
- Our thoughts create reality. What we think becomes who we are, and how we see the world.
- Everybody is different. That is one word and two (every body). By listening to our own body it reveals to us what it needs, if we merely listen.
- Fear is the opposite of love. By not living in fear we are therefore living in love.