"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."
|Tonight's view from the campfire...|
It's interesting how you don't even realize how you're down to burning your own embers until you meet a kindred spirit. It's like the right-side of my brain finally exploded and took over my left brain, and my mind is spinning with ideas, visions and big dreams. At night, sometimes I can't sleep, so I just roll over and write my ideas in my journal. Getting them down on paper helps, and I find that when I look over them the next morning, I gain more momentum and draw lines connecting those ideas to new ones that I write down.
I've missed this; this feeling of adrenaline, excitement, of being in the flow-state. It's fun to do this alone, but when you meet someone else who shares your fundamental dreams and visions and can give you open suggestions of how to improve yourself, this is what gives me a heartbeat.
I love the musical Once, and my favorite scene is when Glen Hansard first teaches his song to Marketa Irglova. I love the expression on his face when she starts harmonizing with him; it's like his smile recognizes this beautiful creative union- something that he would not have been able to accomplish alone. When you meet other creatives/musicians/entrepreneurs, it is a beautiful thing to experience that magic, that fire...that shared vision and deep connection over something bigger than ourselves.
Two days ago, I scribbled in my journal a truth that I had discovered that day- "Awakenings stem from life's darkest moments." Three years ago, I experienced one of the darkest periods of my life, and looking back, I am amazed at the ways I've grown in my understanding of the world, of myself, and of others. Thank you to all of those who have helped me rediscover and rekindle my inner spirit. You know who you are, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.