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you’ve read a number of books, covering the gamut of self-help, philosophy, success, how-to, spirituality, business, and relationships….

many of them offered an inspiration, and fresh ideas, and an all-too-brief motivation to get to work.

you’ve had jobs, some of them decent, but even the best one lasted only two to three years…moving on.

what’s the common denominator here? why do you keep throwing away stability, security, and momentary peace?

is it an addiction to chaos? is it the need for change and variety? is it self-sabotage? you’ve had some pretty great partners in pretty good relationships, yet those, too, get treated like everything else….

is it simply the artist’s path?

many of these constructs and aspects of life have very predictable forms and functions. everything has a kind of box or frame and codification about it.

and, that just won’t do, will it?

obviously, what we want, desire, dream of and aspire to changes as we go through life. the thread we unconsciously follow along takes us necessarily through the characters, themes, plots, locations, and rigmarole of a very personal discovery.

perhaps the more self-aware we are or become, the less we attach to any single situation or outcome. “what’s next” is the thing. “what’s new” is the motivator.

if you have children, these things are a given. every day is new, and next is unstoppable. if you don’t, this journey is fiercely internalized, hyper-focused, and perpetually unsettling.

but, that’s the point, isn’t it? life is constant change, constant motion, otherwise, you die.

no natural, organic human being can fit into a box, or within a certain set of parameters — not without brutal, wilful, violent, persistent control and suppression of creative flow.

our work, thus, in distilling our singularity of purposeful living, contribution, and service to the all, is in discerning and trusting and surrendering to what is now.

you’ve heard it before, yes?

that which manifests the unease, disillusionment, edginess, anxiety, and sleepless nights relates fully to the unnatural noise of dysfunctional and distorted systems we struggle to be truly human within. our resistance only makes it stronger.

give your hands something to do: gardening, making, sculpting, shaping. give your mind something to do: explore, discover, question everything, write. give your heart something to do: love, connect, breathe, know thyself, never settle, but know absolute peace.

you are perfect. you are loved. you matter. don’t worry so much.

solvitur ambulando

© 2018 Trance Blackman

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  1. Jason

    I just found your site a few days ago – your writing is brilliant and so helpful to me right now – this post is the story of my life. A very sincere Thank You.

    • thank you, Jason. i appreciate your feedback, and i am glad to hear that my post resonates with you.

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