so let the hallowed souls sing

My favorite kind of movie was always the one where there was a troubled hero, who then , through some sort of trial and tribulation, discovered his purpose in life and decided to pursue it.  I refused to develop a hero complex, but at the same time I was drawn to the idea of being a hero.

I remember as a kid playing Final Fantasy:Crisis Core – the prequel to Final Fantasy 7, and being completely involved in not just the gameplay but  the storyline as well. There was a lot of talk of what it took to be a hero, and a difficult questioning of the motives of people. It is true that it’s a lot easier to embrace our carnality and move in the direction of our flesh. But what is easier cannot necessarily imply that it is the choice decision.

One of my favorite quotes from the game is :

“Embrace your dreams. If you want to be a hero, you need to have dreams”

This was around the time when I was beginning the phase of my life where I decided to start dreaming actively. Heroes don’t have an easy life ahead, but it is only because they dream of a better world that they push through and break out.

I’m not sure what kind of hero I want to be, but I definitely want to end my journey completely satisfied with the life I lived. And that involves big moves, lives changed, core friendships and the knowledge I lived a phenomenal life.

geronimo.

 

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life just keeps getting better

i just want to log this. this blog has presented so many moments to preserve the feelings and emotion i experienced at the very instant that it always is a joy to look back – both at the good and bad. and everyone who’s been a friend has been on that journey with me. some would say, that is why it’s easy for me to connect with people.

but i want to remember right now. everything’s just the way it should be. socially, academically, physically, strategically – it’s all good. i’ve not felt down for a while ; disappointed maybe but that quickly is saluted with a nod to optimism.

tides rise and fall. the trick is to remember when we’re higher than life.

geronimo.

13 ways to be awesome; and a confession

I’ll start with the quotes.

In this world, hopefully you’ve come to realise by now, exists a myriad of people. It’s difficult to reduce them , but there does exist a spectrum of good and bad. There are some truly abhorrent people, and we must learn to love them, and then there are some truly awesome people and we must learn to emulate them. People do hurt, people do kill ; but people also inspire and people also lead.

I’ve striven to achieve some form of personal success in understanding what it takes to live a fulfilling life – whether it be through religion, personal definition or even absolution.Through a mix of adventure living (living in the now) and consistent reflection , I’ve been able to slowly piece together eternal truths . It’s that process of discovery that has led me to appreciate the salient wisdom shared by some of the greatest minds around. Here are some of my favorite quotes.

“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

– Oliver Sacks.

Oliver Sacks is a dying man, yet he seems to understand so much about more life than anyone else

 

Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.

–  Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

The truth is, that while The Prince is highly controversial, it understands the human nature. The key to navigating social environments is to reveal just enough to build trust, but to guard your heart always.

Play with 5 cards, keep 10 under your sleeve.

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
– Aristotle

If you think about it, love has been one of the most eternal concepts known to man, probably after life and death. Even Aristotle struggled to understand it. I think I don’t fully understand love yet, but I definitely am letting myself be hurt a lot more just so that I can find how it originates, how it develops and how it consummates. I don’t mind rejection, I’ve been rejected a lot more in my lifetime – but I can’t deal with not trying. Love is what keeps the world together – it is what drives the inner insanity of the human soul.

 

“My life is my message”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Why do we watch movies, read books and follow celebrities? We’re deeply enthralled by the stories that are central to them. In the same way, if we were  to pass, we have to tell a story too. It doesn’t have to be a perfect story , it can be full of mistakes and funny incidents , but did you tell a story at all? Did you live a message? What are you alive for?

“Mistakes are the portal of discovery”

– James Joyce.

Simple : I believe in risk and reward. There are treasures about yourself and the world waiting to be discovered only by those who decided to risk making a mistake and do. Doers will always move forward. Dreamers never die, your mistake may cost you an arm and a leg, but the world will be your after.

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geronimo.