What defines us in an age of uncertainty? It is not so much a question, as it is a realisation that many have responded to throughout the world in action. As unprecedented times confront us with nothing but our own imagination, we are left to contemplate our worth in this unexpected solitude by revisiting the … Continue reading Actualisation in an Age of Lockdown – A Pandemic’s Hidden Symptom of Idleness and Self-evaluation
The Dilemma of Inverses and the Outlook on a New Decade
Inverse /ˈɪnvəːs,ɪnˈvəːs/ noun A phase, feeling or position opposite in its shape, order, direction, or effect; most often encountered in a season that calls for change. I was in a flux state of loosened inhibitions... I entered the new year through a semi-stupored haze of top-shelf liquor, white cotton shirts, the building thrum of trance … Continue reading The Dilemma of Inverses and the Outlook on a New Decade
Reminiscence and the 90’s – A Wallflower’s Way of Recalling the Greatest Decade in History
As an introvert, an idealist and a thinker - descriptions that have become synonymous to my wallflower handle - it stands to reason that I spend a great deal of time in reflection. More often than not, these reflections take me back to the magic decade of the 90's. Unsurprisingly, that classifies me as a reminiscer. However, reminiscence is much like a double-edged sword, being purposeful in some regards, but also defensive in others. Do we venture through past memories in elation, or are they perhaps escapist at its core? To answer this, one needs to delve into the very spirit of the decade. Upon such exploration, one may find that the 90's was a harbinger to a few key lessons that hold relevance... even now...
The Awkward Moment – A Tale of The Introvert Problem
An awkward moment is a beautiful little human catastrophe that wriggles itself into your self-representational sphere every so often to playfully offer its share of a little strife and existential dread. Overstimulation, sensitivity to minute detail, excessive processing, and high reactivity are but a few of the reasons to why an introvert and HSP like myself would be subject to such embarrassment. It reminds me of that one time...when I found myself the target of a little flirtation...
The Novice’s Guide to Constructing Inner Worlds – Part 2: A State of CALM
Your inner world is a mental retreat blueprinted on idealism and imagination. At times however, a free flow of thought sets loose a host of inner battles. And we become our own greatest adversaries. Wars are not meant to be waged unchecked across the delicate peace of your private domain. A state of CALM is a weapon to beat down the watchful dragons of our mental bounty, before they ravage the free-bound landscape of your personal fantasy.