A young friend of mine suggested that I give a background for why I desire to write and educate. A base canvas, as it were, on which I will sketch out those ideas and activities in which I engage. I believe now as I did when I taught English at the middle and high school levels: all people have wonderful dreams and talents and abilities and personality and latent contributions and love bound up inside of them. When in the classroom, I told my students that I knew there were many sitting in the room that were smarter than me. Yes, I might know more facts, but knowing facts doesn’t mean much.
What matters is simply discovering and knowing yourself, knowing how to set and achieve goals, and knowing how to think in order to enjoy life while heading towards those goals. I value people, and I believe we can create realities based on all those wonderful thoughts bound up in each of us. We need to use the immense energy and power that we each possess. I simply want my work to help you realize your abilities to learn, to know yourself and your passions, to create visions, and to walk into those visions. I want to encourage you to listen to your heart and then respond to your heart. That’s it! Discovery!
Oh, my young friend who suggested this, Steve Albers, lives the life that I hope for my students. What? No! not living in a mansion with garages full of luxury autos but rather listening to his heart and pursuing his dreams and passions. Don’t believe me? Check out Center Ice Brewing in a search engine. You’ll see! You’ll also see that he’s smarter than me. No lie!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!