We rise and fall like waves.
Waves we thought would be here forever can crash at any moment.
So can you.
So cherish this wavey life while it rolls.
And surrender when it dies.
– Adam Oakley
Forget what they told you
you should be.
A man living in the blueprint of another
is like a snake trying to slide into another’s dead skin.
Forge your own way,
your own path,
your own sound,
your own voice,
flavoured by those you’ve admired,
but never governed by it.
– Adam Oakley
By Dr. Bernard J. Hoothfellow
I was in a job that I did not like. The mornings were like a hell. I remembered a time when I was enthusiastic about work, when I would jump out of bed, ready to fly in to another day in the lab, working towards what I thought was some great new cure for some terrible disease that was afflicting my species.
But as time went on, I became skeptical. The company I was working for was not as interested in health as I once thought. They manufactured drugs for sale all over the world, selling to governments and healthcare systems that would take people in who could not figure out for themselves what was causing their own diseases. Sometimes their drugs worked, oftentimes they didn’t, or the drugs got rid of a few symptoms, but gave you a whole new load of side-effects which would make you feel even worse than before you started taking the damn things.
Forget about what happened.
If it hurts, why keep it?
To keep you safe?
To stop it happening again?
To enjoy the pain?
I was lost thinking that my thoughts were the answers to everything.
The way out of trouble.
The way out of the mess of thinking seemed to be to
just keep thinking.
Continue reading “Lost And Found”
I wonder how much time I’ve wasted
worrying about things that either didn’t happen or didn’t matter.
I wonder how much time I’ve spent dreading or resisting things that I was always going to do, regardless.
They say time you enjoyed wasting was never wasted.
Perhaps I enjoyed it all.
Perhaps we all do.
The drama can be addictive.
Continue reading “Move Beyond”
Are you too hard on yourself?
Most people are.
Surely we should be perfect.
Surely we should handle everything flawlessly,
without ever messing up or being lazy.
Continue reading “Are You Too Hard On Yourself?”