Tuesday, June 7, 2011


So, I'm not a big fan of people blogging in the heat of emotional places of a negative sort, like anger or hurt. I just think it serves to be more selfish than something which can help the general public or be something you would want to read.

However, There are moments where the aftermath of such emotions and the events that are the catalyst of such pains or lows, can bring forth a clarity of point that MAY merit sharing. That's what this here post is all about. I just thought I would explain it for people so they can have the idea behind it and pass the post if its nothing they would be interested. Okay, then I shall begin.

Existence is pretty much boiled down too, in societal structures, the ideal of perception and what is viewed, as being the reality of a thing. Oh you know, you've seen it before in numerous points in American culture over the last 2 decades. A rumor or expertly placed image can shift the complete worth or substance of just about anything...or anyone. That's a macro point to the idea of image being everything when it comes to cultural acceptance or approval. Historically speaking, you can see points in the later American cultural architecture of this happening. Things that were taboo or questionable in the past, stuff that your parents would NEVER have allowed you to look at, dress like, or be involved with is now, on a very large scale, the NORM. The shift is amazing when you ACTUALLY take a moment to consider it.

But, herein lies a small idea, the micro point that when really thought on effects that macro point EMMENSELY: Consideration has also had its image and worth morphed. What once was the act of checking in and being accountable for what one thinks and acts on, is now viewed as being...

Sigh...Honestly, its become rather difficult for me to keep my thoughts on things all together. I apologize for that. The fact is that I have people in and around my life that view me in one way and, ultimately, no act, word, or amount of time I've had around them really impacts the image that is placed on me. We all have these boxes and labels we use to identify things with and rarely does anyone look to consider and focus on what motivates and feeds into the perception we MAKE reality.

I truly believe that many things that we off-handedly state as being "just the way it is" truly happen to be conceptual constructs that either we individually or collectively (or culturally) have given a portion of control over our ability to be more and to progress further than our circumstances and backgrounds would usually allow us to. "Perception" basically breaks down to another box or prison of the mind we have chosen to allow be real when...its ethereal. Untangible. But the belief in it has become so entrenched in our minds and hearts that it FEELS like something solid.

Its not, though. Perception is a word to explain something that is not tangible. Its not a wall, or a mountain, or a fence...but like those things it CAN hinder you from going somewhere. Yet, even those things, those obstacles, with their heights or rough terrain, have been passed over, under, or even through. And if the LITERALLY physical can be overcome and scaled, even the conceptual contructs we allow to formulate our worlds and ways moved within, can be.

We just have to choose too. And while I know that those people who think how and what they do about me WON'T do it, I breath still for a chance to see some of you make it passed that veil and move forward. We have so many foes to battle in life that, in the grander scheme of it all, this is actually a tricky yet, SMALL potato.

Fights with life's Giants await. But only once we stop looking low, and peer skyward to see them, to notice they're there.

- Conduct Lionhardt

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