“I don’t WANT to huff and puff, But, I NEED to huff and puff!”
We are hilarious, because we love to live in delusion.
Listen, I am all for positive thinking— but not at the expense of ignoring negative thought and emotion.
We hear it often:
“Build on yourself”
“Build on your optimism”
“Build on your greetings and smiles”
“Build on your openness”
YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK! Continue reading “Huffing and Puffing Towards a Solution-The Power Of Negative Thinking”
Don’t Just Work Hard, Work Smart Too!
And while you’re doing that, Test nature, Test the faith, Test yourself! –– THAT’S LIVING!
There is Work, and then there is WORK
Someone looking at someone from the outside in can be so quick to place judgment. It is socially common everywhere — at least here in the western world– where we are instantly defined by what we do for a living. And usually, this is implied through what we do for work. Continue reading “The Creative Exploit As A Lazy Alternative: Instigating The Fight Between Normality And Irregularity”
Do you know what drives me mad?
It’s how so many people— myself included — can be so aware of the way things are, but when it boils down to it, we blanket sweep these issues under the rug– falling into the same bullshit repeatedly.
These issues can really be anything.
Let’s take a look at small talk. Continue reading “The Bullshit-itty of Small Talk in the Grand Scheme of Things When Saying Less Better”
Travelling the road less travelled brings with it a high degree of uncertainty, and without certainty, it’s a pretty good bet to call it lost.
Lost and Found
I am lost in a world of madness. A world that is non-sensical. I feel that I do not know what I am striving for, or what exactly needs to be done on my part, to fulfill my “mission” here. In other words, I am trying to find genuine meaning in my life.
I am lost. Continue reading ““I’m Lost” – Chasing uncertainty, Breathing through insecurity, and the Road Less Travelled”
I began to find a new handle on my being. I kept at my personal practices to
overcome my general fears and discomforts. In these attempts, I continuously
tried to expose myself to uncomfortable situations to build resilience to
them– my experience and my outlook progressed.
As I furthered this lifestyle and began reframing who I was, I found that I
fell back onto my initial beliefs. And though I had no doubt for the
traditional God, my failed outreach DID NOT put any more doubt on the
concept by any means– I simply reassumed my deist perspectives.
It took a long time, but I felt rooted again.
--Testing The Faith- Without Balls, Part 1.
Duking The Demon- Pinch Bars and Steel Wheels. (Testing The Faith, Part 1.5)…
WE ARE our own GODS!
Continue reading “Duking The Demon: Pinch Bars and Steel Wheels – Testing the Faith [Part 1.5]”
“And yet again we have come full circle.
Shed your layers, winter’s cycle has passed.”
-G. Kourtesiotis, 2017
Happy Easter… Happy Pascha.. Happy Passover… Happy Nothing.
It’s that time of year again, where many of us take part in the religious festivities symbolic with struggle, death, resurrection, and re-birth.
I am your Greek-Canadian kid raised Christian-Orthodox
Typically, I went to church every Sunday like most good pupils of the faith would. And just like most children, I was dragged along for my faith by my grandparents– less so much by my actual parents. As I slowly began to discover my own power to make choices for myself, I found myself falling out of my own religion. This of course took some time, but I just wasn’t satisfied with the answers to my questions of faith. Continue reading “Testing the Faith, Without Balls [Part 1]: A Desperate Scramble from One to None”
The real me is the one you can’t see. If I told you what I was, would you believe me? You might as well SMILE, because I can see through you.
It’s a vicious psychosocial cycle, but the best we can do is to practice SEEING people outside of HOW we see people.
Life is funny.
Continue reading “The Real Me, A Social Experience: Social Roles and How We Interpret Individuality Behind The Smoke and Mirrors.”
People who tend to wear their hearts on their sleeve can be socially ridiculed. Nevertheless, when people are overtly themselves they have a tendency to come off as abnormal, socially unstable, or bat **** crazy in some sense. They may or may not be so, but this happens because we take — and are taken– at face value.
I know: "Don't judge a book by its cover!" -- But, it's too late.
Being at the first level of exposure, chances are that you subconsciously
judged [blank] before you could even consciously register it.
Continue reading “Let Yourself FEEL, To Let Yourself HEAL: On Judging A Book By Its Cover, And Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve.”