August 16

The Blog Post Without a Title.

I’ve had a few people ask me why I haven’t been doing much blogging lately. Truth is, I haven’t had anything to write about.

Okay, that’s not true, I always have something to write about – and actually, I have SO MUCH to write about, but how to possibly put it into words in a way most would understand is the challenge… which I touched on in my last post. For that reason, I’ve started writing a book… but the story is on going so I don’t really know what the ‘ending’ is quite yet.

I could tell you all about enlightenment, manifesting what you want in life,¬†spiritual things, chakras, synchronicity, living ego-free, ¬†and so on. The list goes on… and on… and on.

Wait, a minute. Ego-free?

A year ago, I was writing about dating disasters, douchebags, and dudes that can’t spell. My hobby was criticizing others… people that I don’t even know. And the more people that read and laughed, the better I felt. If that’s not purely egotistical, I don’t know what is. I think a year ago, the only thing occupying my mind WAS my ego.

So… now what?

I don’t know… as soon as I figure out a clever way to write with my current frame of mind, I’ll let you know. I’m drawing a blank… so much so that I didn’t even have a title for this post.

Advice = welcome.

I’d like to figure it out before my place starts looking something like this… it’s getting close:

 

 


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Posted August 16 by miss_t in category "In Real Life", "Life Lessons", "Perspective

About the Author

Hi. I'm Tanis. Most people refer to me as "T". I am a writer. I tell real life stories with a spiritual and sarcastic twist. I guarantee to either make you laugh, make you think, or put you to sleep. I like wine, art, laughter, travel and words. Authenticity is my aim. Proper punctuation is not.

10 COMMENTS :

  1. By saskgatz on

    Great blog, I think we could all take a lesson from this. Less negative, more positive. I know I am guilty of it.

    Reply
  2. By stu on

    This was sent to me the other day. I wish I could live by this lesson…

    Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumour or spread gossip.

    In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day an acquaintance ran up to him
    excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?”

    “Wait a moment,” Socrates replied, “before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”

    “Triple filter?” asked the acquaintance.

    “That’s right,” Socrates continued, “Before you talk to me about Diogenes let’s take a moment to filter what you’re going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

    “No,” the man said, “Actually I just heard about it.”

    “All right,” said Socrates, “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about Diogenes something good?”

    “No, on the contrary…”

    “So,” Socrates continued, “You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, even though you’re not certain it’s true?”

    The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued, “You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter, the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about Diogenes going to be useful to me?”

    “No, not really.”

    “Well,” concluded Socrates, “If what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me or anyone at all?”

    The man was bewildered and ashamed. This is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

    It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was visiting his wife.

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  3. By Angela on

    I just got over a huge case of writer’s block. It was devastating. It shook me to the core. I put Kraft Dinner on the stove with my writing. I had no idea what to do.

    A friend told me to read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. It’s all about creative block and the resistance we build up within ourselves — why and how to get rid of it.

    It’s a valuable read. I picked it up on Amazon as an ebook and read it on my Android Kindle app.

    With the criticism thing, you hit one of Pressfield’s nails right on the head. When we criticize, we may be picking apart someone who is living his or her authentic life. That individual is who he or she needs to be right now.

    And we’re being critical because we know we’re not being our own authentic selves and that other person’s comfort level with themselves creates our discomfort with our inability to just be.

    So … the moral of the story is to be who you need to be and not worry about who other people are being.

    Which means if you’re a writer. You write. You just do it, dammit.

    Now, go. Write.

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    1. By miss_t (Post author) on

      Thanks Angela! This is likely one of the best comments I have ever read. I could not agree more, dammit.

      Reply
  4. By ralf chlipalski on

    Jerry Seinfeld liked to pick people apart, not that there’s anything wrong with that. I guess he stopped. Maybe he got some really important revelation and is in the process of sharing it. There’re a lot of spiritual messages out there; they sound made up to me. The truth is simple, the rest is a little more elaborate but way more entertaining.

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  6. By Count on

    Hey .. just ended up here from “Le’go My Ego”, and probably won’t read further – as you’re saying that whatever you wrote here is just a thing of the past.

    IF you’ve let go – the you’re free.

    Don’t search for something to write just because you think you have to. You don’t.

    Love (take that as an imperative, if you want!),

    Andreas

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    1. By miss_t (Post author) on

      Thanks Andreas! You are so very right. Writing is one of my passions that fuels my soul though… difference is now, I do it now because it makes me feel alive… and no longer do I do it because I feel I ‘have’ to. I’ve always liked to share my experiences and connect with others regardless… though these days it’s to connect and not so much about entertaining anyone. I totally get what you are saying though. On that note… love!

      Reply

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