Hey, there, here's one. I always talk about myself in these journals or some vague topic, so let's make it even more metaphorical, philosophical and vague because I don't want to talk about me all day.
Also, I am tired of seeing inane updates in my journal feed.
So here's a thought experiment, for the virgins as well as the experienced: Picture your ideal lover. Think about physical traits, mental traits and spiritual/personality traits ... begin changing them. At which point do you balk and go, "I would never be attracted to that, or we wouldn't be compatible!"
Can you picture them in your mind? It doesn't have to be one kind of person or quality that you think would be appealing.
Good. Take that and forget it because real people are loads more complicated and interesting than any fiction we can make up. That entire concept is useless. Wherever you balked at, you stopped too soon. Whether this prospect intimidates you, excites you, challenges you or makes you sad to think there is no perfect person depends on your overall outlook.
Let's start over with the actual one:
Picture, instead, the person you want to be two weeks from now. Just assume that you have the strength of will to enact changes in your life and in yourself. What qualities have you pictured for yourself and what do you want to change the most?
Those qualities are the ones that matter, not for you but for the people you relate to. Whether it's family, friendship or romance, those qualities will be the get-alongness part of how you socialize, the qualities that you wish you had or are working on improving.
Try this one on for size: Character growth is essential to any written story, but how do you do it real life and try to push the plot forward?
7 years, 3 months ago
18 Jul 2011 17:04 CEST