Monday, February 11, 2013

Where The Weirdness Shines

I have received a few emails from people that were unsure as to where to start in regards to shifting gears and getting on the weird train.  In light of this, I felt the need to add some additional insights to encourage you to bring your own special brand of weirdness out to play.  Remember, I'm not necessarily encouraging folks to hit the streets performing interpretive dances covered in nothing but vinyl body paint and bat guano.  Now, if that's your thing, then by all means...enjoy.  I am, however, looking to highlight how a little weirdness can bring a new level of happiness and fulfillment to your life that you may have stopped believing possible.

Most people I speak with, who express a certain level of discontent, tend to be stuck in a rut.  Their life has fallen into a mind-numbing ebb and flow that could drive the most stable of us insane.  Another common thread amongst these individuals is that they all have dreams, actions and endeavors that they dare not act upon.  This is where the weirdness shines, people!  The cornerstone of weirdness is the unexpected.  Every once in a while, you have to do something outside of your comfort zone.  As human beings, many things we are inclined to do we inherently deny ourselves, most commonly out of fear of what others will think or say.  Throw that shit right out the window!  Think back to the free-spirits you've met along the way.  Did they ever seem like they were encumbered by what others thought of them?  Of course not!  They were having too much fun to care.  They were too enthralled by their own experience to even notice.

I, myself, am neck-deep in the process of my own regression/transformation.  It's not always easy, but nothing in life worth pursuing really is.  This is probably the point at which you are expecting me to provide a clear and concise, easy to follow list on how to bring your weirdness to the surface (not happening).  I am, however, willing to give you a few simple suggestions.

Next time you feel the urge to do or say something, but that urge is immediately followed by an inner-voice expressing doubt or hesitation, ignore that doubt, push through that hesitation.  That feeling you get in the pit of your stomach is the universe's way of telling you to act - so act!

Be willing to be judged for the things you do or say.  The only other alternative is being unseen and ignored, and being unseen and ignored never got anyone anywhere...expect maybe for ninjas.  We should prefer to stand out like a sore thumb rather than blend seamlessly into the background.

If you are ever in a public place, are tired, and there is nowhere to sit, sit on the damn ground! Lay on the ground if want to!  Little kids do not have a monopoly on floor space.  Who gives a shit if people look at you funny?

Most importantly, if you feel stuck in a job or relationship that hinders your happiness, leave!  Don't fall victim to living a life that was never meant for you.  If you feel the need for something different in your existence, seek it out.  Life is too short.

I hope this helps.

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