A moment of zen from The Enliven Guy…hopefully
To my select subscribers (aka – the 6 marvelous folks who have chosen to follow this fledgling blog), I am sorry for my brief absence. Did your heart grow fonder for The Enliven Guy? I hope so! 🙂
Guess what!? Guess what!? I have been writing again. I don’t mean blogging, I mean I have rediscovered my passion for story, for screenplay, for so much more! It is a truly amazing feeling to have lost sight of your passions only to discover them again. In a single, ordinary moment, when inspiration strikes and your brain lights up and you realize that the power still resides within you to pursue your passions, you discover that your connection to the creative spirit – while it may seem tenuous – is, in fact, perpetual. It’s about letting it in. It’s about opening up. It’s about believing in your self. What an amazing feeling. It’s sort of like this:
I had lost my marbles. I had lost’em good! But now they’re found again. I know there is always a chance that the fog that obscures my talents might return but I take great comfort in the realization that a fog is never permanent. The winds of change may bring the fog from time to time but they will also lift it away.
I wish, for all of you, that you may tap into your power. We all have a connection to what I call the Creative Spirit. I don’t see creativity as a trait that only artists posses; I see it as an innate human ability to innovate or, as the Marines would say, to improvise, adapt, and overcome. Semper Fidelis. I hope that all of you can remain always faithful in your ability to transcend those trials and tribulations that come with living and surviving in this modern society. Those tribulations do not define you. The Human Condition does not define us, we define it. Each and every one of us is capable of awe inspiring things and we must never doubt that fact. We must not lose sight of it. I have a new weapon in my arsenal for the battle against self-doubt and while it is nothing more than an idea, it is, perhaps, the most important idea of them all: I have the power! And so do you.
Thanks again to my readers, supporters, friends and family. Each and every one of you is a tributary that feeds the river of my soul. Oh and by the way: my epiphany (or is it an apostrophe?) tonight was ignited as I watched Birdman. It is truly one of the most incredible films I have ever seen and if you want to talk about it, or about the ideas in this blog post, or about anything at all please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. And to all you salivating foodies out there: not to worry, more fun, food and fitness is coming soon to a blog near you. If you want to support my efforts please subscribe to me, tweet to me, sing to me.
I will leave you with one last ancient pop culture reference since I am a big old dork like that:
I mean, come on, how awesome was that!?
Peace and love to you all. Thanks for reading.