The Wisdomous : Imagine a better life for yourself by closing your eyes.
Welcome to The Wisdomous - a friendly email sent to you every week to nourish your mental wealth. You will find micro-lessons from macro thinkers, a good story, awesome reads and some fun suggestions.
Hey Wisdomous friends,
Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your presence. This is the first post I've written since going on a social media fast, and I can honestly say I needed it. I've noticed that time continues to extend as we fill in the blanks. Recently, I've started having lengthy chats with friends. I finished two novels and found time to concentrate on my next book, as well as the website for it. From my chats with friends, I gathered this thought :
Living life is research for your writing.
I've realised that the book I'm writing isn't original; it's full of life from my point of view. It's chock-full of words you've heard before.
Writing is my vehicle of expression, but it may differ from yours; what is your art? What is your preferred method of expressing yourself? Do you like to sketch or sing? Is it better to dance than to paint?
Whatever medium you use, remember that the way you live your life is the most important place to tap into. Therefore, that is where you should conduct your study.
I can speak to this, having attempted to write every day for the past 12 years. Seth Godin, a best-selling author, has been writing every day on his blog for almost 20 years. He credits this practice with assisting him in making sense of the world.
When you need inspiration, look back over your life and apply it to yourself!
"You are what you do, not what you say you'll do." — Carl Jung.
Generational poverty isn't about money; it's about mindset.
Observe rather than absorb. Be attentive and unaffected.
Find your soul before you find your soulmate.
Do what makes you love yourself.
Imagine a better life for yourself by closing your eyes. Open your eyes and learn everything you need to know to live the life you want.
Stop taking things personally: Taking things too personally is a habit that can develop for various reasons. But if you want to stop taking things personally, you need to build new habits to replace them.
A few amazing reads: The main thing socially intelligent people understand is that your relationship with everyone else extends your relationship with yourself.
Discipline vs fairness
What’s better, a fish or a bicycle?
That’s a ridiculous question because they’re not opposites, nor are they exclusive.
It’s tempting to conclude that discipline is on one end of a spectrum and fairness is on the other.
We see it in sports, business and politics all the time. A boss or coach is seen as a voice of discipline, right and wrong, certainty and power, while the ‘other side’ is all tied up in knots over what’s fairer.
But they actually don’t oppose each other. Fairness can be executed with rigour. Fairness can lead to productivity and efficiency. Fairness is actually what forward motion is capable of.
The opposite of discipline is actually laziness, and that’s often associated with fear. Fear of responsibility and fear of the truth. Responsibility and truth are required if we’re going to get on the right track.
Sawa by Nel Ngabo
Tuza by Mike Kayihura
Solar Power by Lorde
U move, I move by John Legend ft Jhene Aiko
Housebroken: This animated series follows a collection of stray and neighbourhood pets as they work through their problems both inside and outside of their therapy group. It is so funny!
After Love: Another independent film. Marry Hussain travels to France after discovering that the spouse she just buried may have another family 20 miles away in this drama.
And, as part of your weekly anime fix, I watched Marvel's What If, Paw Patrol, and Ape Star. You will enjoy them!
Thank you for your time! This newsletter is free, but if you're feeling generous, you can help support my work by forwarding it to a friend, buying me a coffee, or following me on Twitter and Instagram.
Until the next one, stay safe and sound!