Why do I blog?
Recently, a webinar I viewed took me to an unexpected place, and I began a course to learn new ways to earn money as a blogger. I mean, this is something I love rather a lot, so why shouldn’t I be earning a living doing this?
One of the questions the instructor posed is, Why do you blog? This is an interesting question, and the answer to it caused me to realize that this whole blog is unified, despite three regular, separate topics.
More than five years ago, as a New Year’s Action, I started Pathwalking. I got this idea for figuring out how I was going to choose my own destiny in life, and start to walk my own path. Despite not fully accomplishing my goal thus far, Pathwalking has taken me a long ways. I have gotten better at choosing for myself, and over the past five years my life has taken many dramatic and positive changes. I am constantly improving upon the premise, which is why I continue to post to Pathwalking weekly.
One Monday morning, about three-and-a-quarter years ago, I encountered a barrage of extreme negativity across Facebook and Twitter and G+, my primary social media outlets. It was like absolutely everyone I knew was either having a lousy day or expecting to. I decided that I needed to share something positive, and thus was Positivity born.
Every week I find something positive to write about. Frequently it’s an abstract concept, but I believe that more often than not these intangibles are the most powerful things to build and sustain positivity.
While I was getting coaching at the start of this year, I decided I needed a third post. This one would be less in the abstract, and more direct, more personal. While both Positivity and Pathwalking serve me, they are also broader, more wide-ranging concepts. Crossing the Bridges, on the other hand, is much more personal. This is not just the journey in a general sense, this is MY specific journey, MY pathwalk.
Even when I occasionally post about my writing projects or topical, political rants, I am still working on the same concept, the same overall notion. The Ramblings of The Titanium Don is not just some random, mishmash of ideas and writing, it is, as the new tagline states, exploration of conscious reality creation and other matters.
I frequently state that Consciousness Creates Reality. This is not an original phrase of mine, my best friend Kristin said it to me years and years ago. Yet it is, I believe, the truth of how the Universe works, that we can manifest our own destinies, and we can do, have or be pretty much anything we believe we can be.
No, you cannot necessarily become an astronaut if you have neither a science nor military background. Of course, if you make enough money you could buy a seat on a future Virgin Galactic flight, and viola, you’re an astronaut. The point to this is that most, if not all of our limitations are wholly in our own minds.
My blog is an exploration of doing more to live the fullest, most interesting life possible. Both for me, and I hope for you. The thing is, none of us are alone. Ever. We get lonely, we may be sitting in a solitary place without anyone near, but we are still not truly alone. Despite its ability to disconnect us, the internet and social media and smartphones and their ilk can also be empowering.
One thing I have come to believe is that society strives to disempower us. When we were children, this was in many ways for our own good. We needed the education, support and boundaries our parents and teachers set for us, in order to understand how to learn, to grow and change, and to know right from wrong. Unfortunately, when we reach the point where we should be learning to empower ourselves, society places additional limiting beliefs on who we are, and who we can and should become.
Society expects us to get some form of post-secondary education, or learn a vocation, or just get a job. We find that if we want to explore the world or follow a band on tour or even start our own business we’ll encounter many, often well-meaning people suggesting that we conform to the norm.
If we do go ahead and conform, we will be inundated with people attempting to disempower us. Politicians exerting control, religious leaders condemning alternative viewpoints, bosses and even family members working to force our paths to what they think is best of us. This is why I believe that society at large strives to disempower us.
Why? Because if we empower ourselves, we won’t need many of the trappings of our society. We will become more capable of not just coping, but creating bigger and better lives for ourselves. When more of us are at work doing that, we can and will inspire others to become so empowered. I believe that we can change the status quo, and consciously create a better reality for everyone.
That is why I blog. I am working on empowering myself. As I become more empowered, I want to inspire YOU to become self-empowered, rather than perpetuating our societal disempowerment. When more of us become aware, and consciously work on creating reality, I am absolutely certain the world we can create together will be amazing beyond our wildest dreams.
Consciousness Creates Reality, and I want to create the best possible reality I can, and help you do that, too. I have a lot of new work to do.
As always, thank you for crossing the bridges between my worlds with me!
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GOAL LOG – Week 20:
Diet: I believe that I am doing pretty well with the lower carb, lower sugar diet overall.
Exercise: I fenced Tuesday and Thursday, hit the gym Monday-Wednesday. Walked a lap around the small lake near work Mon, Tuesday and Thursday.
Writing: The three blog posts were done, worked on editing Journey of a Thousand Miles on four days.
Meditation: Every day over the last week, never less than 8 minutes a day.
Gratitude: I have expressed gratitude for 5 things every day last week.
This is the thirty-fourth entry of my personal journey, the Crossing the Bridges series. My collectively published writing can be found here.