Once We Believe in Ourselves

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. e.e. cummings

Our modern world suffers from increased complexity. A multitude of distractions vie to refocus our thoughts towards their product. The commodification of our attention has infiltrated deep into the substrata of our collective minds. There are thousands upon thousands of individuals programming digital diversions to gain a toehold in your life.

The 21st Century social landscape is entangled with media. But sometimes these electronic threads get tangled around our innermost thoughts. The over-sized importance of “being connected” throttles self-confidence and weakens ones fortitude. Events are rehearsed in order to appear as spontaneous moments in captured images or short videos. The impromptu context is actually a planned tableau. Once that moment passes, the hollowness can leave one feeling flat and unfulfilled.

The hidden light of wonderment glows brightly behind these media recreations. One simply has to relearn how to put away these modern toys, and go outside to play. The boundless human spirit will tease out the real experience from the environment. Inhibitions will fall away and confidence will rise.

Unplug and stride forward with confidence. Disconnect for a while. Be with your own thoughts and let the experiences flow from there. Power down for a while. Switch off and tune in to your life. The real you is on the other side of the looking-glass.

Published by everythingisbeachy

Read my books at: amazon.com/author/wheelerce Wheeler was a monthly magazine and weekly newspaper editor during the time he lived in China from 2007-2019. In China he worked for: Education Ministry, Tourism Ministry and Propaganda Ministry. In addition to his magazine and newspaper work, Wheeler edited and contributed to: multiple travel guides; numerous textbooks; several research and translation projects; and advertising copy for countless clients. As a university lecturer, Wheeler developed several university courses including Appreciation of Western Poetry and Introduction to Journalism. He taught Writing, Literature, Culture, Film, and other subjects. His success as a foreign teacher and editor led to Wheeler being awarded Teacher of the Year honors several times at two major universities. In addition to writing, Wheeler was an actor in China. He was on a television show; and the voice for Hangzhou Tourism as well as acting on stage. Wheeler's most unusual role was being the spokesman for a wallpaper adhesive company.

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