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 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.
AfrikaBurn – Seeking the “Golden Repair”
Freedom permits us a space that is rife with the possibilities to disassemble, break, and destroy, in order to remake, reshape, and realign. But the acceptance of such a faculty demands a great deal of vigilance from those who desperately sought it out in the first place. In truth, when we seek freedom, we do … Continue reading AfrikaBurn – Seeking the “Golden Repair”
Rattle the Cage and Break the Shackle
Freedom /ˈfriːdəm/ A courageous state of challenging the status quo and internalised perceptions that keeps one enthralled to a certain creed, mindset or way of living. A liberation from the self-imposed hurdles and personal fantasies that staunches growth and development. The emancipated position of assuming responsibility for one's own choices, the acknowledgement of truth, and … Continue reading Rattle the Cage and Break the Shackle