When speaking on addiction, I must start with myself. Speaking on the influences it has had on my life and my art. In regards to others, given how much addiction has made an impact on my life, I can only imagine what it does for others. Whether it be positive or negative, the impact is all the same. Creating a stream of thought that would be seen as a outlet for those who need to express their inner demons. We all go through hardships, as a result we tend to cling on to the thing that drives us insane. Speaking for myself, I can honestly say I have vices that I would love to conquer one day. We all have a story we want to tell and in telling that story we hope to influence others and potentially help them.
Your foundation is everything, and it will shape the way you are and will go with you wherever you decide to go. As a creator I find it hard to escape your past when it comes to finding a enlightenment. From time to time I can get emotional about the things and people I love and care about deeply. All the influences and material things that I hold dearly cary great weight. In saying that, we all need to find a means to tell our story. This is something I feel every person would want to do, telling a story that could inspire. Needless to say, I am thankful for what I have learned in my years of living. I cannot speak for others on what made them who they are but i’m sure their foundation was part of it.
Consistency is a tough task for us as people in my opinion. We stay stagnant on a lot of issues, as well as lack change within our stances. We may feel like we are progressing from time to time, and some of that may be true, but we always fall back into what never should do. Essentially its a trap, and it keeps us in a bind or a loop of some sort. We can never truly make change, therefore we will always be connected to history rather than the future.
Speaking for myself, i can say that iv’e been on a binge of complacency for majority of my life. The one thing that has been constant, is me not paying attention to what blessings I do have. Everything that has occurred in my life in a positive sense has always been a thing iv’e never been accustomed too. We have to live in the moment and prepare for the future consistently. We never know when all can be taken away from us.
One thought of mine that has always lingered was the idea of certain elements holding us back as people. I would say that its a bad thing to blame others or things that happen to us for the reason we stay in the same position that we are always in. There is nobody to blame but yourself in those situations. Fate plays a part as well, but with fate we can control what we can control within our lives to dictate fate but not stop it. Fate is inevitable. In a way, I like to think of it as some mentoring for ourselves. Moving with caution in everything that you do, but in moving with caution, you must never have fear. We can only be prepared for what is to come as people. An everlasting growth, a chance to continue progression within your life while at the same time witnessing someone getting inspired by your efforts which will eventually lead to better outcome.
Poet, author, and artist, willing to share with you my thoughts and perspective on life and how art and life intertwine.