I live my life as if my life depends on it,
in the perpetual present.
I value my experiences, regardless.
They have all together brought me to where I am,
where I am now.
No regrets. Many OFLs.
My mistakes are all OFLs. Every. Single. One.
OFLs? Opportunities For Learning.
The greatest fear for success should not be failure. It should Be succeeding at something that doesn’t matter. ~ Francis Chan
Proceed as if success is inevitable. ~ Unknown
Întention is over-rated. It’s simply far more important the way something comes across. ~ Jordan Hoggard
My process of being naturally comfortable with the not-knowing while getting things done? Maybe it’s due to having almost died on the mountain once, twice, three times? Possibly. Maybe, it’s my Natal Astro Chart config, and how I’ve come to resonate with it in myself. Maybe, it’s also due to a life of welcoming experience over worry, as I seem to get happier the older I get.
By not numbing to just ignore intense gigs because my awareness has eroded, just have become accustomed to them, and/or didn’t like the discomfort? Nope. Nope. And… Nope. In fact I notice and respond or don’t more now. 3+ years of bi-weekly Brainspotting in my late 40s certainly didn’t hurt.
I love that someone recently asked me about my 5+ year radio silence. DOOD, what DID you do while you were gone?! You’re so clear now, even in your abstract, like you really love what you’re doing and know how to care about it more. AND, we can follow and all share in that as well. You were wickedly brilliant and interesting before, though at times hard to follow. You’d Easily paint the WHOLE picture at once in a stroke, 1,000 words or 5 word metaphor, at every scale. Easily clear to you, though… Yup, YOU just saw it and felt it, though keeping up with your revs and where you were going, uh hem… and you, NOT FAIR!, speed-shifting in sync bypassing the clutch… it was exhausting at times, and actually almost impossible, though ALSO intriguing. Your simple steps were leaps of faith for me, and I’m no Evil Knievel, though I’m ‘out there, too.’ Understood, you were thinking and feeling out loud, Effin Abstract Expressionist you were, and NOW, TOO, though I feel it clearly!. I fuckin’ resonate with what you’re doing SO much more now! Glad to have you back! And, more so, glad you have a more aware clarity of what you are doing in a way you can express it to us! You also seem happier. I may like that even more.
I live my life as if my life depends on it,
as those 3 times on the mountain it certainly did.
On the 3rd one — a short time after, me still swimming in the experience still wet behind the ears so to speak from it — i paused. I felt something stir deep within me that rose to the surface like Poseidon rising up through my Natal 10th House Neptune`Mercury conjunction in Scorpio, supported by my Pluto~Pallas-Athena~Uranus conjunction in 8th House Virgo, given plenty of room by my Moon~ASC 12th House conjunction in Capricorn. And, my Chiron could not have been more pleased. My head popped up as if a long lost friend suddenly appeared as if to continue a conversation interrupted, paused to gestate and ruminate, years ago.
Yes?, I asked, all ears. The message response came back…
Yes. Yes, indeed, Jordan. Yes, keep that. It’s yours. Keep it.
My rock. It was my rock. My equilateral triangle, basalt rock from out of the sand at the top of the Mt Democrat 14er scree field. Sand and blood and a rock. I kept them, blotted the blood with sand, Sand-Aid not by Curad. The rock. I kept the rock. The blood and sand healed away. I kept the rock in my left pocket for 5 years. What happened to my rock? It’s now a talisman. It’s now the talisman on my wand which is a whole ‘ other story in itself.
What Do You Keep?
What cornerstone do you keep in your life to brace against?
How Can You Utilize That to Further Invest in Yourself?
Adversity doesn’t build character. It reveals it. ~ James Lane Allen
Well, theses days, we’re typically already there,
and that can be utilized.
Thanks for You, as only you can be, visiting here today in the perpetual present.
What Have You Mined, and Kept?
What geodes of OFLs have you mined and opened and kept
that provide a cornerstone you brace against?
What have you kept
that enhances your investment in yourself?
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