When I began this blog, I didn’t think too far ahead about what it would become. I just wanted to write, I wanted to grow and create, develop all the ideas that were in my head.
That first step catalyzed a process of ongoing, life learning, and I realized I needed to take a turn, to start exploring and diving deeper into what mattered to me and so many people I was running across. There was a common thread between their fears, their aspirations, what angered them, what excited them, what motivated them and what made them want to keep waking up everyday.
Once upon a time, it was the breath of Jesus, shall I say, and although I do not accept or associate with any title of any religion (at least not anymore), I must acknowledge that “Jesus freak” moment in my life. It was no phase, it was more like a stepping stone, a necessary part in the overall process that brought me here today.
That’s why I have so reverence and immense amount of respect for the stories in the bible, and take notice that I did not explicitly say the bible itself. Come to mention it, shoutout to the people at my alma mater who put up with my stringent bullshit that probably came across more judgmental, dogmatic, and shaming instead of loving and cooperating. I have an immense amount of respect for my peers all the same, especially the ones who have suffered as I have.
We all learned something and, to this very day, I can’t shake the lessons that my Jesus-breathing days instilled in me. Thus, I am here, reflecting upon the alchemical stories in bible, be they works of fiction or not. Let’s flip it open.
“Don’t build castles on the sand”
- Invest wisely
- Cover your ass
- Assess risks
- Don’t waste your energy
“The power of life and death is in the tonuge”
- Eat well, live well
- You are what you eat
- Every thought you think is magic
- Every thing you speak is a creation
- Every thing you create has power
“Don’t cast pearls before swine”
- Not everyone can appreciate what you do
- Be mindful of how your work affects others
- Be mindful of how your work can be affected by others
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