For those of you who have visited me since the birth of I AM My Imagination, I’m figuring you may have noticed a recent shift in my content.
Now before I go on, I just want to mention that I am not, nor do I intend to abandon the uplifting and thought-provoking discussions regarding creativity and well-being that I was known for. On the contrary, I’d like to offer a perspective when it comes to how we express ourselves.
Basically, I’m going to talk about why I feel it’s so important to bring up some of those tough topics that usually make people run for the hills. The truth is, if I’m going to communicate with you, I need to be genuine. This means, if I see things that I feel warrant mature and intelligent discussions, then you can bet your ass I’m going to get into them.
However, I’d like to think this can be done with a sense of class and grace as well. That’s how I prefer to relay a message, and even if I throw a little profanity around, I’m going to figure we’re all adults and can handle it.
That’s a compliment to you, by the way. That’s how I honor you.
And if you happen to be a kid, I can guarantee you’ll come across profanity throughout your life. Better to learn to use it intelligently instead of what you’re probably hearing on tv and from your peers (if you’re going to use it at all).
See, if I censor myself because I’m afraid of offending you, then this means I consider you fragile. That would be a disempowering concept of you, and I won’t insult you that way. I’d prefer to think of you as strong, capable and flexible. I use my imagination this way when it comes to others because as far as I’m concerned, I will only surround myself with those who can handle the truth.
If you’re here – if you’re one of these amazing people who doesn’t run away scared because of what I say, even though it’s for the betterment of Humanity, then I applaud you and think you’re pretty cool.
So should we censor ourselves?
Let’s talk about it. It may serve to inspire you, your communication skills and your blogs.
And if it turns out that none of you agree with me, I’m cool with that. I have no interest in swaying you. I own my imagination. You own yours.
Should We Censor Ourselves to Gain a Following?
The short answer to that, in my humble opinion, is no.
The long answer is nope.
I feel we need to be real. Let’s face it, the world is filled with pretenders. That’s not to say there aren’t people out there thinking they’re being real. It’s just that being real isn’t as simple as it seems.
The reason is because we’re programmed. Deeply conditioned by a society that operates from a foundation that stems from ideas, concepts, and beliefs handed to us by the media, our peers, “history” and yes, a control system.
I want to talk about censoring ourselves is because we all do it, at least we do on some level.
We want people to like us, accept us and if nothing else, avoid starting a fight. We don’t want to be “that person” who everyone says shitty things about because they have strange perspectives.
Maybe it would be easy to think “hey, I came to this chick’s blog a while ago and she was talking about how to help me save my back from the damage of sitting for too long, but now she’s telling me to grow the f*ck up. What’s with her?”
And here’s what I would say.
I get that. Maybe you think some of the things I discuss are in contrast to the posts I’ve written regarding healthy living and well-being.
But here’s the thing.
All things are related. Everything we experience in this world and in our lives falls under an umbrella. That umbrella has to do with our level of consciousness. And that level of consciousness is dependent on our thoughts, beliefs, and actions.
What good would it do if I told you how to engage in healthy living programs if I didn’t also mention that your internal environment may be based on a lie? That yes, it’s great to drink organic tea, but it’ll do you little good if your stress levels are enormous because your self-worth is based on society’s warped concepts of beauty…or if you’re working a job you hate just to be able to finance a new car or upgrade your perfectly fine gadget every year or so?
See folks, everything is connected. Each and every little tiny thing we think, feel and act into existence matters.
We can eat the right foods, engage in the best fitness programs and meditate to our heart’s content.
But if we believe bullshit is truth, then nothing we do will ever serve its purpose.
While we run around and chase the almighty dollar and try to present this ideal image of ourselves to the world in order to gain a following, social acceptance or even to get asked out – none of it will matter if (I really mean when) the market crashes because fiat currency is backed by nothing and the lie can’t go on much longer.
What good will wellness products do you if the destructive activities we see in “those third world countries out there somewhere” comes to a neighborhood near you because our so-called leaders are all in cahoots with one another?
See, I really don’t care about being a public figure, a successful blogger, or anything else.
I care about humanity. Enough so that I’m willing to say the things most don’t want to hear about, know about or take responsibility for.
Because here’s how it works.
If you aren’t well…
If the world is in shambles…
And if we humans believe the lies we’re told about who we are instead of choosing awareness and becoming truly conscious of ourselves…
…then I’M NOT WELL!
I can’t be truly well if you’re sick. I can’t be successful if you’re struggling.
How can you pay for my services if you’re broke?
How can you use your imagination wisely if it’s clouded by rigid beliefs?
And, how can you be successful if most people only measure success by results?
Here’s something to ponder.
I don’t focus on results. I align myself with the process. The gifts are always in the journey. That’s where the pain is.
Where the lessons are.
That’s when real transformation happens.
Contrast is a necessary component in becoming self-aware because it allows us to feel, We use these feelings to either weaken or inspire us.
We then take action from this place, either consciously or unconsciously.
But if we chase things outside of ourselves, we are never experiencing what’s within.
And guess what, folks?
Truth, and the Divine spark we encompass (or at least those of us who aren’t soulless psychopaths) live within us.
So yes, it’s great to use tools and other types of things that exist in the material world and the world of intellect. However, using those things, in and of themselves alone is a disservice.
What we need is courage. Courage to face the reality of the situation we’re in. And guess what? I’m here to tell you, through my posts and blatant honesty, that unless we wake up, we’re screwed.
How I plan to Wrap this Up and Use This Blog From Here On Out
If you’re still with me, awesome.
I just wanted to get my thoughts out there.
The truth is, I was planning on shutting this blog down because I can no longer justify censoring myself in fear of scaring people off from reading my posts.
But you know what? I’ve decided to scrap that idea.
I will still write about fun, insightful and inspirational things. I will continue to talk about well-being, creativity and self-growth.
I’m just not going to stop there.
If I see something out there that I feel deserves a conversation, you can bet your ass I’m gonna write about it here.
If I feel some profanity is warranted, then I will use it.
You see, I’m going to just be me.
I will use my imagination wisely, intelligently and continue to communicate real, raw, and authentic material.
I will not worry about whether what I have to say is too pc for your delicate ears because I won’t perceive you that way. Instead, I’ll envision you to be strong and open-minded.
I’ll continue to dress this cool little blog up in pretty colors and use funky, colorful fonts.
I’ll share more recipes with you, talk about safe and structured exercise programs and I’ll even start offering you guys some nifty giveaways.
But I’m also gonna continue to tell it like it is.
I’m not shutting up just so you’ll like me or continue to follow me.
That’s not caring about you. That’s pussyfooting around you – and that’s disrespectful.
It would be me treating you like you’re weak. Well, I personally feel that the majority of the world’s problems stem from people who have weakened inner-worlds. So I won’t be contributing to that.
I’d love to see you continue to grace me with your presence here. I’ll always respect your point of view, even if I don’t agree with it.
I’ll treat you with grace, dignity, and friendship. But if you’re an ass, you’re out of here.
You won’t know from one week to the next whether I’ll be talking about healthy living or world chaos.
But life is a mystery, and so am I.
To wrap this up, I’ll say this:
I can write about whatever I want because everything is connected. We are all connected, and so are the parts of ourselves we wish to disown.
I will use this blog to piece together the fragmented aspects of ourselves to develop one cohesive system of communication. Imagine a world where everyone owned what lived within themselves.
Why then…we might be a society filled with self-actualized individuals.
And wouldn’t that be pretty awesome?
Thanks for being here.
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