Forgive me streamers, for its been a while since my last confession.
Truth be told, I'm not really sorry. I've been sitting on this post like a chicken warming up her egg, giving it ample heat to reach its point of hatching; this message wasn't meant to be no preemie.
A lot has happened since the last time you welcomed me into your inbox. For one, Thanksgiving has past, and so has Halloween. If you live in the US, we also have a new President! Boy, 2016 is looking like a much different creature from when it first arrived, wouldn't you say?
Indeed, it is.
The past two months have served as a time for deep reflection; so deep in fact that I feared I'd ever make my way back out to share the tale. Well, I made it and this is what I bring: the power of real versus correct.
I happen to think DT won the election because he tapped into something very real and very very repressed in this country; a vein that no amount of political incorrectness could obstruct. The truth in this made me wake up to a personal correctness ploy from which I had been hiding. You see, while being real may be ugly, rude or ill advised, it always speaks louder than being "correct".
Now you may be wondering, well, what is the difference?
Being real basically honors the seed, while being correct tends to its sprout. We are trained to be politically correct, for example, because we want "good results", void of conflict and misunderstanding. We are only real, however, when we know we can pretty much control or withstand any unpredictable consequences, resulting from our unadulterated being; sound about right?
One honors the principle, the other honors the resulting effect.
And yes, while there are instances, when we must temper our "real" to the norms of correct; there is almost never a good reason to abandon the real for the benefits of its counterpart.
I bring this to you today because the difference between these two words is life changing!
Is there any part of your life where your "real" is suffering because of your effort to be "correct"?
These past few months have helped me examine this question. You see, proclaiming myself as a creator felt much easier (and more correct) when I did it for the sake of inspiring other people. In all reality though, that wasn't my "real". While I love sharing my experiences, in "reality", teaching is secondary to the act of creating. I wasn't able, however, to attribute to it the necessary value and hence priority. I had a hard time, lets say, speaking in first person, without turning it into a "we" sort of lesson.
This blog is about to get way less "try this" and way more "I did this and this is what happened."
And I hope that's okay, because that is just how the cookie is crumbling...
We must be who we are, to get what we want.
Does that sound like a duh-ism?
It might just be... But I don't think so ;)