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TDP Daily Prompt: Good Tidings

Good Tidings: Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.

“Man, you’re only 14 years old, that’s pretty damn crazy dude. You’ve still got so much stuff to experience, to learn. You know that skateboard you wanted to do? Fuck man, its the most fun we’re ever gonna have, stick with it dude. By now my ankles are so tight and messed up from basketball its just not as easy. Maybe you’d have better luck haha And sketching dude. fucking skeeeetch. that’s still the weakest part of my technical skills, and its definitely worth the time to get that leveled up man. I’d say work harder overall, but that’s just not us, is it? Always looking for the easiest way of doing things so we can get back to having fun.

You’re gonna meet some amazing people along the way, but you already know the one person that will change you the most. You haven’t reconnected with her yet, and the first time you do it’ll be awkward as hell, but she’ll grow on you. It’ll still take you guys another few years to really click. Know that she’s always had a crush on you. Kinda cool to think about, isnt it? The girls you’ve got a thing for now? You don’t even talk to them anymore, but unknowingly there’s a girl out there, that you haven’t seen since you were eight years old, that still thinks about you. Man she’s awesome, and you’re totally gonna screw it up but was it worth it. She’ll push you to places you haven’t gone before. She’ll open up new worlds to you. Seriously, its the most fun, the most rewarding and the most challenging thing you will ever do.

Oh you’re gonna love this too. Marvel starts making their own movies which are all freaking awesome. Dude the games man. I’m so glad you decided to step into building PCs last year, because that’s something we still do. You know that Batman film you’re looking forward to next year? That’s amazing and you’ll start following Nolan’s work. Man, I can’t wait until you see Inception &Interstellar! I’m jealous of you man, you can still experience things for the first time. Don’t stop cooking, its therapeutic. Be in the moment, its your natural place to be. Start meditating because that really helps you grow as a person. Learn coding too. That C++ for Dummies book you’re going to get? Stick through it. That’s something I regret not doing. Keep shooting that basketball too, that sports gets you through some tough times. Linkin Park is still awesome. OMG you’re about to go to your first LP concert!! Man you’re gonna love it. Here check out some music from 2014:

Dude you have so much to look forward to, its gonna be fun. There’s gonna be tough times, sure, but we’re still surviving so it’s not all bad. Just remember, know yourself, trust yourself and believe in yourself, man. It’ll all turn out alright. Or not, who knows haha”

Love actually is all around

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”

from the movie Love Actually

prompted by In Transit

Quieting the Internal Obnoxious

“Oh think of all the people that would be there…” “You’re not ready for this exam, you still don’t know X, Y and Z…” “This drawing isn’t up to par…and there’s no time to fix it…” We all have that voice in our heads, that obnoxious commentator who is a constant critic of our every actions. If I had a big day ahead, the ideal situation would be that I’m 100% prepared for the day, I’ve mentally fortified myself and have accepted my emotions.

This just isn’t enough at times though, so what else would I do?

Physical Exertion

Physical exercises is a great way of being present and processing emotions. A late run at night, just out on the courts shooting buckets, skateboarding; these are all activities that clears my head very well. The combination of concentrating on physical movements and having to be in control of my muscles put my mind at rest, allowing me to process my thoughts more clearly. It is a form of meditation, and it works wonders.

Music

In moments where I want some peace and quiet, I turn to Classical music. Beethoven is a favorite, and Bach’s Air ‘On The G String’ is also a go-to. For a more contemporary approach, Jason Mraz’s new album, Yes! is also a great album to listen: it is mellow, whimsical and a great way to sit back and relax.

Daily Prompt: Verbal Confirmation

Verbal Confirmation:

To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you better?

To think

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

To realize:

“I am who I am; no more, no less.” – Terry Goodkind, Wizard’s First Rule

To Be

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 

 

Daily Prompt: Something so strong

Something So Strong: Tell us the origin story of your best friend. How did you become friends? What is it that keeps your friendship rockin’ after all these years?

The Brothers

I’ve always had the sense that I’m a lone wolf: I enjoy my alone time, am generally reserved, like to work by myself, and tackle any problem by my own strength and knowledge. There is, however, a group of buddies I always look up when I have the chance. I can’t pick out a “best friend” from the bunch, since they all mean different things to me. They’re all special in their own rights, and hanging out with them is always stress-free and enjoyable. Continue reading Daily Prompt: Something so strong

Daily Prompt: Overload Alert

Overload Alert: “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein

 

Too Much Info

Information comes to us in different ways: in the form of noise like the music we hear, the hustle and bustle of city streets, or the  chirping of birds in the morning; in the things we see such as the shape of clouds, the green of a forest or the blue of the sky; as a smell or taste, and even the soft touch of a summer breeze. This is how we connect with the physical world around us, and it is an ever-present provider of sensory information. Continue reading Daily Prompt: Overload Alert