If you have been wondering what you can do to get yourself going. To start a new venture or find external inspiration that can light that impetus to create and share something significant you really believe in, then read along.
Not long ago, I used to believe deep down that nothing was outside my reach. I was convinced that altering reality around me and extinguishing others’ pain was always within my power. And if I had such power, I must put it to use.
This notion, rooted in the subconscious belief that I was not “ordinary” and that manifesting change in the world was my duty, is one of the reasons why I sit down and write —even though it doesn’t come naturally to me.
Here are some tidbits about me. I am a very transparent person. I wear my heart on my sleeve and let myself be authentic and raw in any situation that merits it.
Witnessing injustice and pain is very distressing to me, and I feel a strong impetus to do something about it, even if it is beyond my means. In such situations, I tend to refocus on the importance of working on myself and becoming capable of making a difference the next time I find myself in such a position.
This impetus to create is like jet fuel to my soul; Compelling but very damaging to the whole system’s integrity.
Being in that mindset can be very transformative and engaging. For some, it can be the difference between reaching beyond your limits or coming short.
This is crucial for people who are in the midst of a tough challenge and need to grind further to succeed —which is undeniably a positive thing.
However, it can also fool you into believing that everything that is broken around you is your duty and responsibility to fix.
Injustice and Mental Health
In my experience, having a vulnerable, sincere heart that is consistently taken by the intense urge to push back at injustice can harm your mental health if you haven’t matured enough to understand the intricacies of society and your role in it.
Without understanding the collective responsibility we all share and how we play our part in creating change, you might be convinced that all the pain and injustice you see around you are there because you have to fix them.
Once that mindset has settled, it might be difficult to snap out. That way of thinking can be intoxicating and hard to lose, despite the stress and hollowness that comes with it.
I was there too, trapped in my own narrative; Convinced that if I had so many responsibilities, it must be because I am exceptional.
In reality, I was just as foolish as those who think nothing can be done.
With the Best of Intentions
The truth is, I don’t have all the answers, and I won’t pretend that I do either. I didn’t want to admit it, but I felt high and mighty whenever I wrote a post or gave someone advice —as if I had everything figured out on my side already.
I did it with the best of intentions, of course, but for the most part, it was a self-indulging endeavor.
An informed opinion, however well-intended, is still just an opinion, and you shouldn’t feel bad when it is taken as such.
If you hear someone claiming to have all the answers, you might want to consider leaving the room.
Having said that, I do believe that helping others is one of the top imperatives in my life, beyond fulfilling my responsibilities to myself and my loved ones. However, I know that I have a lot of work to do on myself first.
Impetus to Create
I have to become a person capable of providing informed, sincere, and constructive advice and guidance. And in the process of getting there, I will continue to share my thoughts and opinions on our experiences; Documenting our journey.
As we have stated:
“Our content is a reflection of our thoughts and opinions based on our morals and values in a given period. And as such, we are allowed to be wrong, make mistakes, and change our minds. We are, after all, doing our best to clear the path and find the wisdom that life offers.“
I hope this clarifies our stance on our content and how we hope it is received.
See you in the next post.