Neale Donald Walsch and uncharted lands.

It is time to move into uncharted lands. If you want to do something you have never done before, you have to do something you have never done before. If you want to go somewhere you have never gone before, you have to go somewhere you have never gone before. You cannot do something new by doing old things. If you want your life to change, you have to change your life. So go ahead. It's safe. And it's also...about time. - Neale Donald Walsch

A quote from NDW that does not go unnoticed for me, in this time of much change and adventure. Regrettably, I will be on a short leave from posting for the next month without much phone service to send these updates, but will be in and out and try to post a little something. I am heading out to sea. NDW keeps it real simple. Go do it, whatever it is that is going to change your life. I could spend an hour coming up with different ways and eloquent examples of ways to say this same exact thing and drive this point home, or I could be very blunt and to the point. Seems I'd rather be blunt. 

Bye. 

-Beat

"What if I fall?" "Oh but my darling, what if you fly?"

Recently came across the poet, Erin Hanson, of this quote and have begun to follow her. Her work is amazing and you can find it at Thepoeticunderground.com. The awesome part, with an example below, is that she will send you a personal letter and poem written for you, if you send her the request through her website. I plan to order one of these and am so excited to receive it once I can get a hold of an address to send it to out here in Australia. 

Miss Hanson is the writer of the famous little phrase I have set as the title of this article, "What if I fall?..." For me this little poem is so potent and powerful, yet so simple and eloquent. It strikes the heart like a graceful harp string. A motivational word to live by. 

I am sending this quote out to all of you as a way to help motivate you and help you to get off your butt and start actually looking at what you are passionate about. Not only that, but what you want to do about that passion. 

So. What do you want to do about it? Are you going to sit there and keep saying, "oh I really wish I could do that." Or...,"oh someday maybe I'll be better at this, or be able to do that..." (sigh). (Daydreaming proceeds). 

You should probably just say screw it and start now. Today. That's all. 

In regards to doing what you want and really believing you can fly, I wanted to share a recent radio interview that came out recently. Tony interviewed Michelle and Avril, two of the ladies who I had the great honor of helping to create the book The Magic of Mandela: Twenty Years of Democracy with. It was awesome to hear this interview and hear these ladies speak over the radio after working with them for close to a year completely via email from separate countries to finish this project. It made me really happy to hear their stories and gave me a real sense of accomplishment and flying to know I was able to help such goals and dreams come into fruition. Thanks for the opportunity ladies. Cheers. The link to the radio interview is here. 

What if you fly?

-Beat

 

An old post before I left on my trek over a month ago. Some deep thoughts here, watch out!

This was a previous entry I wrote up while preparing to leave as part of a personal journal I keep. I found this one after browsing my files and thought it quite unique in explaining myself while on the cusp of what is new and unknown to me. I hoped to share it with you to get a better idea of the madness that goes on up in my noggin'. 

-Beat


2014 - 06 - 23
Monday 9:24pm
Mom’s house

 

Men cannot understand truth because they cling to self, because they believe in and love self, because the believe self to be the only reality whereas it is the one delusion - James Allen from The Way of Peace

 

So it would seem the travels have begun once more. I have learned from the past year that staying in Denver was very necessary for many reasons, and yes, I could have stayed longer and in fact tried to do just that. But it seems that I was meant to move on. Or at least, I’d like to believe that. I made my decision to leave the city and have sold off everything. I have a backpack with a few possessions, some camera equipment in it, and some clothing. I am traveling light, and also have my saxophone with me to continue my studies. My travels are taking me out to the Southern Hemisphere where I’ll be traveling the coastal regions of Australia. First, by way of car with a group of other fellow travelers. This meet-up with them will be the start of my next journey, the next chapter. This is all made possible because of a new form of connection my generation has grown to love: social media. I am able to collaborate and connect instantly with others across the globe at all points, any time of day. The thing is, with this technology, it has made my travels much smoother and worry free, having the ability to know and depend on others by first being able to form friendships and connections with them before even being in the same physical space. Therefore, transitions into new spaces become much more simple and adaptable right away through help of the other travelers and locals met.


There is a website called couchsurfing.org. This website in particular, combined with Facebook, has been the most crucial of social media sites in forming these connections and transitions while traveling.

JAMES ALLEN, HIS VIEW OF THE "SELF." YOUR VIEW OF THE SELF AND MY ASSHOLE RESPONSE.

Men view only the self. Nothing deeper. No connection to the cosmos. We are lost in the universe. 

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Charles Bukowski is one kick-ass, male specimen.

Go ahead and take a read folks. You and I could stand to take a couple of notes from this chap. Peace. 

-Beat

Charles Bukowski’s Top 10 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

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