#Quote Of The Day | #Writing | #Writers | #Focus | #Perseverance | #Mindset

“The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world.  And he must hold to his illusion even if he knows it is not true.
– John Steinbeck


Editor’s Note: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS.  The end.

Locked Up | #Poetry | #Poem | #Prose

The flash is bright – under assault
You crash in fright, into a vault
Locking yourself inside
Blocking yourself in pride
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Zy Marquiez

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Suggested Reading:

Swarming Fears
Frightening Storms

#Quote Of The #Night – #CarpeNoctum | #Art | #Artists | #Writers | #Poets | #Lovers | #Painters | #Photographers | #Thinkers | #NightOwl

“2AM’s were made for poets.  Lovers/Writers.  Visionaries.  Photographers.  Painters.  Over thinkers.  Silent seekers.  These are my favorite hours.”

What Do You Find Inspiring? | #Inspiration #Motivation

“Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.”
– Brian Tracy

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but everyone can start today and make a new ending.”
– Maria Robinson

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 2, 2019

Inspiration can come from many modalities, many forms.  Inspiration can come from literature, movies, quotes, moments, art, writing, people, history, et al.  But regardless of what inspires you, something does.  Let us focus on art, on the unleashment of an individual’s creative potential.

Art comes in many forms.  Art comes through painting, singing, dancing, writing and so on.  Art mirrors life in many ways.  When civilizations are at their highest points, art is wondrous, and when they are their lowest, art is incredibly ugly.  History bears this out.  At the center of this is the individual.

The individual, and their penchant for creation, is one of the fuels of life.  An individual’s inspiration reservoir is like an ocean of gasoline, holding endless potentiality.  All it needs is one match, one source of inspiration to light that fire, and the whole ocean will ignite.  Art is one of the matches that lights that ocean of gasoline, that ocean of endless potentiality within the individual.  This is one of the many reason why art, and individuals, are so incredibly fascinating.

How does art ignite inspiration?  To answer this, let’s take a dive into Peter Kreeft’s notable book, The Philosophy Of Tolkien – The Worldview Behind The Lord Of The Rings and what he states within it:

Art is very different from science in that it creates worlds; it creates meaning and beauty and forms and structures and natures, while  science discovers them.”[1][Bold Emphasis Added][Peter Kreeft, The Philosophy Of Tolkien – The Worldview Behind Lord Of The Rings, pg 43.

Art creates worlds, and art is created by individuals,  The individuals create worlds, it is the individual that also can be an inspiration for others, countless others.  History – one of life’s best teachers – shows this clearly.

But art also creates meaning and beauty, and in that beauty,  life becomes deeper, grander, more meaningful.  This is one of the vanguard reasons why life can be so wondrous.

Remaining inspired, remaining motivated, is not easy however.  Modern life with its endless twists and turns is a veritable rollercoaster, with turns that send off us in new directions even when we don’t want to.  Life will always be that way but remaining motivated and inspired need not be.

What motivates individuals vastly differs, but whatever does motivate and inspire you should be ruminated upon greatly, for those are the elements that feed your beingfeed your soulThis gives you an endless well from which to draw energy from, from which to experience life.  If this well is always full, if you remain inspired, you can accomplish anything, create anything.  This creative potential is one of life’s gifts.  These gifts lead to growth, irrevocable growth.

This is because art, just like life, especially when facing adversity, requires focus, relentless patience, and mindfulness of the actions we take.  These very steps – these choices – accrue overtime and help us grow at deeper levels than ever before.  The more consideration, thoughtfulness and care is taken in the consideration of these choices, the greater the growth will be.

Thus, not only is art inspiring and motivating, but it can even lead to resounding levels of growth by its very nature and the requirements it entails.  Life also does that as well.

Now I ask again: what inspires you?

In inspiration – whatever inspiration may be – you will find growth, and in that growth,  you will fluoresce to become a stronger you in ever way.

Inspire yourself and become motivated.  Or motivate yourself and become inspired.  There are various doors to enter from, but they all lead to growth – resounding growth.

Growth that changes your choices.

Growth that changes your journey.

Growth that changes your life.

Growth that changes you. Forever.

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Suggested Reading:

Wings Are Made To Fly, Seeds Are Made To Grow
Have You Ever Walked On The Moon?
The Opening Salvo, The First Minute
The Seeds Of Today, The World Of Tomorrow
Piercing Perspectives #1: Taking Things For Granted | Health & Mindset

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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.

#Book Review: The Imaginative Argument – A Practical Manifesto For Writers by Frank L. Cioffi | #SmartReads

BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
March 26, 2019

This book is absolute dynamite.

The Imaginative Argument – A Practical Manifesto For Writers by Frank L. Cioffi is an unprecedented and yet unorthodox venture into boundless possibilities that lie on the other side of conformity for writers.

Cioffi fills the book to the hilt with a vast amount of practical, thoughtful, yet incisive information that allows individuals to see the multitude of possibilities available in argumentation, while still leaving the reader with the versatility to focus and employ their own style in their writing repertoire.

Sourcing authors such as Orwell, Goffman, Benedict, Updike, James, Nabovok and more, the author helps the reader analyze them and view their notable writing idiosyncrasies for the strengths they were, also showing the vast range these writers employed.

The Imaginative Argument is an outside the box, or better yet, a NO-box, type of book that sets depth charges to foundations of traditionalism and strives for something imaginative, something greater, something more meaningful.

What Cioffi offers in this book is a mixture of equal parts mad scientist and academician that employs mathematical precision merged with the range of an artist who employs the universe as its canvas.  A true perfect fusion of the left and right brain to boot.

That is very, very rare in any type of book, as usually books gravitate towards either taking a polarizing approach – either being overly mechanical, or overly imaginative.  This is one reason why the book appeals to me.

Covered within the confines of this book are all of the major parts of constructing an essay: a solid foundational introduction, a consideration of the audience which is focused on quite a bit throughout the book, a foray into the writing process, a focus on the thesis, arguments, style, and much more.

The end of the book even provides additional sample essays and writing prompts which serve to further one’s practice.

In its totality this book offers a lot of ideas for consideration in respects to writing.  Cioffi’s unique and no-holds bared approach serves to engage the reader quite saliently, also providing a veritable mixture of do’s and don’ts that are not only practical but useful.

Cioffi created an absolute masterpiece in the field of creative argumentation, and for that he should be applauded at length.

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Suggested Reading & Watching:

Logical Fallacies Employed In Every Day Life
13 Great Reasons To Study Logic
How A Generation Lost Its Culture – by Professor Patrick Deneen
Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Philosophy 101 by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
What Is Education?  The Elite Curriculum – John Taylor Gatto
How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
Social Engineering 101
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Open-Source Method: Genius Education – Examples | John Taylor Gatto
The Trivium – The Liberal Arts Of Logic, Grammar & Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph Ph.D.
A Rulebook For Arguments by Anthony Weston
A Workbook For Arguments by David R. Morrow & Anthony Wesson

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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.