You The Individual Are Author Of Your Own Journey, Your Own Destiny


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Zy Marquiez
April 5, 2019

Life is an adventure in every which way and it offers no straight roads.

There are myriad circumstances we will all face individually, but life’s roads are littered with lessons of all types, people of countless backgrounds, and fascinating circumstances that honestly make most movies and books pale in comparison.  Then again, modern movies are big on content, but lack meaning and depth, much like the mainstream media.  Given that, perhaps comparing life to a movie isn’t a salient analogy.  That said, the sentiment is there since a movie tells a story, and we all live our own stories.

With that in mind: what’s your story?  This question is for every individual reading this.  More importantly, this question is literal, metaphorical, rhetorical and analogical.  Why would I ask this question on multiple tiers?  Because life, by its very nature, operates on multiple tiers, and each of these various tiers are significant in one way, shape or form.  Only seeing (or considering) one of these tiers, is akin to only remembering 6 out of the 24 hours in your day; it is merely remembering the morning, and forgetting the afternoon, the evening, and night time.  That’s a lot of to miss out on, a lot to go unconsidered.

The multiple avenues from which to consider your own life – your own story – are merely for inner rumination since (1) we as individuals – myself included – don’t tend to think  of our lives as a story, (2) we tend to see life through highs and lows, static circumstances and the like, and nigh never through the full latitude of circumstances that made you the individual who you are.

The main reason I ask, “What’s your story?” is because I learned from one of the books that I purchased last fall, though it’s name escapes me at this moment, that each of us has a story to tell and those stories are woven within so much depth that it would inspire others to take deeper consideration into what every individual has gone through if people were to know what all individuals have experienced.

Along with that sentiment,  another benefit of asking someone what their story is, is the fact that this question pulls the ball in the other individual’s court – it allows individuals choose what part of their story they want to focus on.   Every story features endless depth once circumstances are pondered upon intricately; however, most of the time, when we engage in conversations, the questions are so narrow the only lead for a limited scope of consideration, rather than a vast ocean of possibilities to draw upon.   And what better well to draw from, than the ocean of life, an individual’s life, and the endless circumstances that they have been through?

People can be caught quite by surprise when that question is asked because it’s not the standard run of the mill question most people consider.  Not only is such a question nigh never asked, but the consideration of life a story is never given a second thought.

At times, it takes people a second for the question to click.  Once it does, then they open up, and it’s incredibly fascinating to see what individuals first center up because (1) it will usually be something that is important to them in the grand scheme of things, or (2) something that’s important to them at the moment, such as something they are currently worrying about and so on.  Either way, the answers are a gateway, an inner window to someone’s mind, someone’s soul.  It’s incredible to witness, especially if their eyes light up as they tell their story.  If that circumstance takes place, that’s when you know the story means a lot to them.  That’s paramount.  If that transformation is not magic, I don’t know what is.

Some of the most interesting parts of someone’s life, of someone’s story, are all the obstacles that individual has conquered.  It’s ironic because, everyone including myself, tends to forget how many issues we have overcome.  Why is that relevant?  Because perhaps if we saw the obstacles we have conquered individual as significant parts of a resume of life, highlighted by everything we have ever overcome, maybe we – myself included – wouldn’t get so down on ourselves as individuals.

Maybe instead of getting dispirited at a circumstance, we wake up feeling like a million bucks every morning; perhaps we don’t allow circumstances to get the better of us because we know we’ve handled similar circumstances dozens, if not hundreds of times, and as far as you’re concerned, this current dilemma is merely the latest one, and merely just a bump in the road.  NO BIG DEAL!

So go on, when life throws issues at you, treat them like dust; dust of your shoulders off, and worry not about whatever life throws at you, because ultimately, you are here.  Let me say that again:  you are here reading this right now.

Why is that relevant?  Because not only do you have to be centered and focused to read that statement (which is one of the reasons I love reading so much, it forces the proactive engagement of the mind) but because for you to be here implies that you had to have gone through your own personal struggles, irrespective of what they have been, and come out on top.  On TOP!  And yet, you’re still here, aren’t you?  You still have ass kicking to do and names to take?  I sure hope so!  If not, I’m not sure what you’re doing reading this.  Maybe dancing with the stars is on?  Something worthy of your time?

Or maybe we simply need to become our own stars, and instead of dancing with stars, we become the stars that dance to the tune of our own drum, in our story because nobody else can do that better than each of us individually.

Nobody can be a better you than you.  Isn’t that neat?

Your life – the entire breadth and scope of it – is so damn unique that nobody has lived a similar life ever, and nobody will after your story is written in stone.

Now that you are pondering your story, are you in control of your story, or is your story in control of you?  Why do I pose the question in such a manner?  Because if you let the hamster wheel dictate the circumstances, that wheel is in control; but if you do not, then you are in control.

Often times we get swept up in life’s tidal wave of idiosyncrasies and just become the hamster on the wheel, rather than the one that escapes it to venture the roads of life, the winding roads that make life the adventure that it is.

Those winding roads are never straight for too long, never easy, almost ever.  That ease of travel in the trail of life makes us complacent, it makes us soft.  It makes us like the fighter that doesn’t spare, the knife that gets dull, it makes us incapable of operating at the ‘top of our game’.

Life’s roads are like a rollercoaster, ups and downs, twists and turns, moments of joy and moments that just make you want to puke.  But when each ride in the roller coaster is done, when each road we take finishes and is conquered, isn’t that exhilarating?  Isn’t each of the roads you take that much more fascinating knowing how much you overcame and how much you learned from it?  It sure seems like the very definition of an adventure.

Adventures that make life that much sweeter based on what significant obstacles have been conquered.  The tougher the obstacle, the more you gain from it, the more salient the lessons.  Lessons woven in some of the toughest circumstances you will face, but lessons that will also become part of who you are, who you choose to become; lessons that can become foundational components of your future.

What’s your story?  Or better yet, what’s your story going to beOnly you – every single one of you – know the answer to that.

But it’s sure interesting to think of life as a story, isn’t it?

What’s in the past, is in the past.  The past is set in stone, but the future isn’tIt never is.  And the future begins today, right now this very moment.

Be wary of the road.  But remember, no matter where the road leads, life will always be an adventure; an adventure with you as the protagonist.

And you get to decided whether you slay the dragon, or not; whether you swim in the depths of the abyss, the depths of the unknown, or whether you remain on the shore, wondering where those waters lead.

Why?  Because it’s your story, and you are the author of your own story, your own destiny, and you always will be.

And if you ever happen to see Bilbo or Gandalf in your travels, tell them I said hello (they really are more fascinating than most give them credit for).  Why would I say that?  Because as I am writing this, this is my story, and in my story I’ve met them both.

What are you going to write in yours?

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Have You Ever Walked On The Moon?

“There are nights where wolves are silent, and only the moon howls.”
– George Carlin

“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”

“The sky walked down with the moon in her hand.”
– Frederick L. Knowles


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
March 31, 2019

Walking is something that’s healthy for myriad reasons; walking aids in slowing down your breathing, getting light exercise, becoming mindful, and more.  Walking – the action of taking steps – mirrors an individual’s life quite saliently.

While walking, there are times we stumble, just like in life; there are times we can walk faster, or slower, mirroring how we can get so enveloped in our actions that ‘time flies’, or become so mindful that we slow down, and so on.

In that sense, walking is the very definition of simplicity: put one step in front of the other at an even rhythm.  Simple.  Simplicity is oft-overlooked but has resounding effects.

Simplicity leads individuals to not overcomplicate things; it leads to less clutter; it leads to streamlined approach in many different things; it also helps sear the individual to enjoying the totality of life in its full breadth and scope; it also helps in attaining mindfulness.  In that mindfulness the individual becomes centered and is able to tackle any circumstance.

All of the above reasons, and more, are why I enjoy walks.  Whether you walk by yourself, or with others, walking by its very nature slows you downjust like reading.  Walking couples you to life, to moments, each and every step.  That said, if you have headphones on, your mind might not be engaged in the act of walking and it might be drifting in auto-pilot, which takes away a lot of the mindful and centering benefits of walking (I should know, I’m a pro at making this mistake).

Oft times I wonder, what would it be like to walk on the Moon, and have Earth be part of the canvas in the night sky, rather than the Moon instead? 

Perspective changes everythingPerspective changes thoughts, changes circumstances, and changes people.  That’s why viewing the Earth from the Moon while walking has always resonated within me somehow.  What do you think walking on the Moon would be like?

You’ve probably never thought of this.  Yet, 50 years from now, the average person might be able to do it so much that they might take it for granted.  Hopefully not though.

There’s something about that consideration – walking on the moon –that’s different.  A walk on the moon lets you know anything’s possible, it allows you to see a wholly different perspective, it allows you to enjoy life from a different lens.

Walking on the moon, heck, merely standing on the moon, and doing nothing but just being there, seeing space from a whole ‘nother point of view has this invigorating feeling to it.  It would be one of the moments in life that changes you for the better.

Those are some of the best things in life: memorable moments.  And moments that change you for the better are the best

One could argue incisive moments are some of the best parts of life.  And why wouldn’t they be?  If you are becoming something different, something more, you are evolving, becoming anew.  Isn’t that what life is about?  Change?  Evolution?  What’s better than having a hand in that?

You – as an individual – are then not changing because your environment, you are not changing reactively.  You are changing proactively because you chose to do something different, and yet, something simple.  Something that could have life changing effects – walking. 

Who could have thought that something so simple, going for a walk, could have so many resounding effects?

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Author’s Note:

This post is about exploring something inherently simple, walking, and coupling that to something complex, imagination.  Imagination knows no bounds, while walking does.  However, when both are coupled, it adds another dimension to the power of thought, to an individual, to life.  Anything that’s coupled to imagination has this effect, I just chose walking because I thought the premise of walking on the moon seemed intriguing in many ways and it’s something I consider when walking at night and I also wanted to push the boundaries of simplicity.

In any case, I hope to write about ‘walking’ more in the future, irrespective of what angle it takes, or where it goes.  The above is just written for consideration of how something so simple, the act of walking, can have life changing effects if seen from the right lens.

In fact, anything, seen from the right lens, has that power.  That’s a seed for another post if there ever were one.  But enough for now, you all have a stellar evening.  Don’t forget to go for a walk!

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.