I’ve always had an idealism to beat the best science fiction writer. In fact, one of my names, Nathanial…in Hebrew, means, “Gift From God”; but also, more importantly, “Dreamer”.
And, I’m definitely that – in spades.
As the years passed, though, and I matured a bit (hopefully not too much! *wink*) – I began to see that dreams were not enough: Actions had to come into those dreams, at some point. It is this ‘mergence of dream and action, which when synergistically understood and applied, gives us all the great things that we see and enjoy, today.
In coming to that understanding, I began to seek a way to combine those two almost seamlessly. This has led me down very odd paths. My “Day Number” in Numerology, Seven (7), says that mine is the day of “Peculiar Interests”.
If one could take a peak into one of my notebooks, where I have listed over a hundred or so interests, they would see some listed that would make them go, “Huh?”, and scratch their heads. I take no offense to this; it only highlights that which I’ve been aware of for some time now, after having spent a considerable amount of time getting to know “thy self” through deeper and deeper layers of the onion: I am a muti-faceted individual – as is every one of us; only I KNOW this because I have spent time finding it out.
What is the main difference between the Leonardo DaVinci’s of the world, and the rest of us? – nothing, save that the Leonardo’s of the world found their calling and weren’t afraid to follow that unique path, no matter where it led them. Most of us are concerned about what our friends, family and society, in general, think of us – that we don’t get to discover who we really are and how much we are really capable of.
But this is not about our uniqueness. I’ll leave that for another day. No, this is about the power we are given to create our own lives, once we install certain empowering habits, tools, and ways of thinking, feeling, acting and being.
– To know and implement changes in our lives on a daily basis….which will give us what we really want. And how many of us even know what those desires and dreams are? Not many, I would hazard. Not many at all.
So, to my way of thinking, it starts by asking that fundamental question, “What do I want out of life? What do I stand for? Who or What Am I?” Once you start asking THOSE kinds of questions, you’ve opened up a sort of secret passageway that now you, and others like you can explore.
“You are a WIZARD, Harry” – to borrow from our beloved, Harry Potter books and movies. And so you are. You have only to find it out for yourself!
Spending five minutes a day, in some kind of reflection or meditation will help you answer those questions, a great deal. Keeping a journal where you can write down thoughts and ideas and questions, will also help you immensely in this ‘hero’s quest’.
Start with that; and when you have knotted those tools into the very fiber of your being, look for others to support you ( and they will be there, I assure you).
To your very best…
David Lee Madison, Jr.
~Nate – street name ,
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – 6:37