Inspiration and Motivation

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The last few years seem like time just slipped away into a warp.  Although I don’t regret all the information I absorbed from that period of time, all other things began to suffer in account of my search to understand some things about people.  Since I began my bulletin board of dreams again a few months ago, with a bit more tenacity, things have begun to slowly change.  I mean, I’m living in Hamburg Germany right now, about to travel to Switzerland and then see another friend in Sweden.  Things are on the up.

My motivation and inspiration is coming back.  I’m getting that itch again to start producing more creative stuff.  I’m getting ideas for my musical progressions and I’m getting that obsessive art itch again.  Ideas coming in, producing more complex drum patterned music and painting oil pieces and watercolor pieces more prolifically.  So I’m currently looking at ideas for that.  I like the idea skulls and roses as a piece I might want going down my arm with tribal and crystal blue hazes coming out of the eye sockets of the skulls, signifying a light source from within the skull with a backdrop of deep red hued roses.  Photorealistic of course.  Still deciding if I want a thick bold black outline on any of it.  Initial ideas are going to be in watercolor.

I recently did a tribal piece on the train from Bremen to Hamburg.  It just felt good.  Learning about psychopathy and money and computers and where evil comes from in the brain is all fine and dandy but I should be enjoying life a bit more and follow these things that give me a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment which is exactly why I started that bulletin board of dreams in the first place.  Programming, drawing, painting, music, traveling, growing friends and sense of community.

I highly recommend doing a bulletin board of dreams and fostering positive thinking.  When negative thinking gets in the way just shut it out.  Think several more positive things in it’s place until it makes no more impact.  It appears to be really important so it’s very important for me.  Unfortunately it’s hard to do and I don’t think that means you have to be artificially happy.  I think it’s a way of fostering a direction of thought that’s more productive in your everyday life.  I think that’s the real gold nugget out of it.

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We Are What We Think

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The great Buddha is correct on this.  We make our world with our thoughts.  Yesterday I was thinking about some of the misfortunes I had and I made a change of thought in myself, that this is bullshit.  My luck is going to change and it’s going to change immediately.  Right now.

A few years ago I made that conscious effort but without a rationalization of it.  For some reason when I rationalize something it becomes concrete and set in stone.  Since I have come to a point where I have rationalized the significance of this mental change it will be more permanent.  When I made that conscious effort, good things happened.  It was as if some hidden force responded to the positive output and in exchange I landed several positive developments in my life.  It’s time I set that up again and begin that positive change.  Transformation I guess you could call it.

You can read nice quotes all day and you can learn things about the positive change in mentality but actually changing these concepts in your mind will bring about lasting change and very positive developments.  I noticed this in my own life those years ago and positive developments were taking shape.  Since I know this change to be true having experienced it, now having internally rationalized this positive change in mind, I can then act upon it as set in stone to go about creating lasting positive change in a direction that will bring me more fulfillment in my life, arriving at a state of being happy.  Happiness is not something you obtain, it’s a state of mind.  This takes that change in thought.  I guess I can’t stress enough that just reading good quotes won’t do it.  It’s a change in mentality that does it.

Bulletin board of dreams help.  Thinking about goals and positive outcomes is another way.  I think I’ll redevelop my bulletin board of dreams again and make it permanent.