Masochistic Perceptions, Trials and Truths

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Acoustic Living

Over the years, I've ranted and waxed philosophical about many different things: spirituality, community, public apathy, priorities in life, passions, disappointments and so forth. Throughout my writings, I have endeavoured to be a bit of a catalyst for catharsis for my readers (as I often stress - these are my thoughts, and we each need to have our own. However we also need to listen to other's points of view, even the apparently outlandish ones, to continue personal growth and to be inspired, angered, shocked and comforted.), as well as to provide myself with an outlet for reflection through promulgating my musings.

Clearly I can observe changes in my self as I review previous entries. This leads me to the present, in which I find myself enjoying life and happy. What I will outline next is the present philosophy by which I am living my life. It is a hodge podge of ideas, some my own, others borrowed. I call this "ACOUSTIC LIVING".

  • change is the only constant in life, and it must be accepted
  • the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing
  • do not allow technology to isolate us from human interaction and community
  • believe in karma and act accordingly in life
  • do what you like and like what you do
  • do not base your comfort on mechanical and powered conveniences
  • push yourself and enjoy the sensation of being mentally/physically spent
  • eat good food, not fast food
  • enjoy vice but do not indulge or allow addiction to have a grip on you - exercise caution, common sense and reason when approaching this!
  • read more, watch TV less
  • remember that you are a part of the world, not the centre of it
  • accept the consequences of your actions
  • challenge your assumptions and do not hold on to your views out of vanity
  • live to live, not to be immortal; life is a qualitative not quantitative journey
  • do not become a Sisyphus
  • be active, not apathetic in every part of your life/community
  • make the link between Art, Music and life, weaving them as tightly as you can into your being
  • choose a bicycle as your main mode of transportation when you can
  • meditate and take time to listen to your body
  • keep a gratitude journal
  • possessions should facilitate adventure, and not be to buy happiness or a sense of social standing
  • screw the status quo and commercialisation
  • accept that no failure is absolute, and often offers us some of life's greatest wisdom
  • everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it
  • do not try to be or pretend to be someone that you are not
  • be the change you wish to see in the world
....and that's pretty much it! Do with it, and your lives, as you will and may you find happiness regardless of the road that you travel!



  • At 8:07 a.m. , Blogger Catvibe said...

    That is a very good credo. I like it. Sorry I've been amiss. It's been a crazy summer.


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