Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The actualization zone.

You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the sign post up ahead, your next stop… (Screeching halt. Harsh interrogation spotlight ignites. Wait a minute, is that a two-way mirror?) – The Actualization Zone. 
There's a thick line between introspection and actualization. At some point we have to leave concept land and move into strategic plan territory, a.k.a. reality. (If you listen closely you will hear a sad trombone when this transition occurs. Somewhere in the world a creative inexplicably spills coffee on his ironic t-shirt).

I spend a lot of time thinking about thinking. What if? Why? How the hell did I get on this tangent? Do I really need another coffee? (Yes). Sometimes the more I try to figure the answer out, the more I realize it's far too crafty for that. There isn't one neat and tidy answer. At least not with life. I'm not going to have an epiphany one day and realize that the answer was with me all along. Life is a series of events woven together over time. Joy, fear, light, dark, hope, despair… Sometimes we choose the material. Sometimes it's chosen for us. Either way, the threads wrap around us and become integral parts of who we are.

Do we think or do we just do? Instinct or probability? We can choose to apply reason and anticipate outcomes – or we can just simply navigate the course, one actualization at a time.

[Intro from the Twilight Zone.]

 

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