Did You Answer the Call?

A post inspired by Joseph Campbell’s Hero Journey The Call to Adventure sets the story rolling by disrupting the comfort of the Hero’s Ordinary World, presenting a challenge or quest that must be undertaken. -Christopher Vogler from Excerpts from Myth and the Movies, Stuart Voytilla Discomfort is the sign of an awaiting opportunity. You said, yes.Continue reading “Did You Answer the Call?”

Get Those Keys Out

Stop overlooking your natural talent Keysyou have themSlippy mindyou tucked them in your chestprepared to unlockthe world You don’t need to wait,you can open itfor you. Saschia Johnson There are so many times we wait for someone else to unlock the door for us but the whole time we have the keys tucked away. Don’t forgetContinue reading “Get Those Keys Out”

Write to Wake Up

Writing wakes me up to so many things, here’s a few. Do you write to wake up? And no, I don’t mean in the morning. Writing in many ways shines a light on the parts of yourself that you didn’t even notice. And the lessons that come with being a writer also tend to shine aContinue reading “Write to Wake Up”

The Wind Collector

What does it mean to be a whole person? He toils awayhis days tossed like the dirty laundrythat’s left next to the hamper.Not an ounce of passionpulses through his tired veins.His insides sink below the earthwhile his muscle memory does the work Am I of any use here? he shouts to the heavens.The wind places itselfContinue reading “The Wind Collector”

How Did You Die?

For the Conscious Writer What you’re willing to die for, should be the same as what you’re willing to live for. Death is inevitable. Not in a depressing way but we all know it’s coming. What’s unknown, though? Your greatness? The impact your writing will have? How much you will change with your mere existence?Continue reading “How Did You Die?”

The Single Story

For the Conscious Writer This is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She is an award winning author from Nigeria. She speaks in this Ted talk (which is now one of the most viewed Ted talks of all time) about how we need to be careful of the single story. Without saying too much, I find it so commendableContinue reading “The Single Story”

Lady Wisdom

A poem Posted on An Idea (By Ingenious Piece) The tides are rising and fallingat the bare chest of a womanwhose eyes are bandaged She’s got arms and legs like anoctopus that stretch and wrapand drown those who fail to listen Not because they can’t hear herbut because they canand they ignore her She pullsContinue reading “Lady Wisdom”

She is Divine

A mirror A poem This poem was published on the publication titled Know Thyself, Heal Thyself Highlights by medium writers who were also fans of the poem. 🙂 The way your secrets savemy simple fingersand your mind moves me tobe still, leaves me wanting moreof you Waters crash toward theechoes of my past, anda fountain burstsContinue reading “She is Divine”

How to Love a Symbolist Poet

Advice from a symbolist poet on how to love a symbolist poet. These days more and more symbolist poets are stepping out and showing their true colors. Some of you may have had a loved one step into the world of symbolist poetry and feel as though you have lost touch. Some of you mightContinue reading “How to Love a Symbolist Poet”