My posts usually follow a relatively long thought process in which they stir in my mind until I have a specific thing to express. This post is an after thought to the culmination of many things currently happening in my life.
Living in the LA area offers much in the way of culture, experiences, love, substance abuse and most of all opportunities. I've heard it described as the most diverse city in the history of mankind. I don't know for sure if that's true but it is still an awe inspiring idea to digest when thinking about the place you live. In the recent days I've realized that I have been focusing my life much more on the things that pass the time rather than propel me in the right direction. I posted a quote that I will reference again as its importance has been re-realized:
"When you throw a stone into the water, it finds the quickest way to the bottom of the water. It is the same when Siddhartha has an aim, a goal"
I am suddenly motivated when looking at my life as a one chance journey to streamline the stone that is in essence me, eliminating the things to slow my path to my end goals. Substances and time wasting activities have to be cut down drastically and the time saved has to go to a more efficient use. I want so many things out of life that it's hard to swallow it all at once. Most of all I want mastery of my surroundings. That is something that takes time. And that time is what I promise to spend