Life is an experiment – Run with it. 

 

Be The Black Sheep

Despise conformity and the idea that the person who stays in motion and is open to change, creates their own values and identity, makes connections, experiments, ask questions. The idea that, this is the person that owes the world an explanation for their actions rather than the person conforming to the safety of the systems around them.

A quote from David Bowie:

“Never play to the gallery…. Never work for other people in what you do. Always remember that the reason that you initially started working was that there was something inside yourself that you felt that if you could manifest in some way, you would understand more about yourself and how you co-exist with the rest of society…. I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations.”

 

 

 

 

 

 


Life Is About Exploring The Possibilities

A few years ago somebody ask me, what advice would I give somebody like themselves, trying to make their way in the world… reflecting back I am sure I gave some B.S. answer like work hard. Stay in school… etc..

Today, I would answer it much differently.

Do something because you love to do it. Do it because you find it interesting or intriguing. Not because you feel or think it will bring you success as our way of living has sought to define it.

Don’t let yourself get stuck seeking certainty (certainty does not exist), always keep doing something. and if that doing something is not getting the results you think – then stop doing it that way and do something different.  Change it up. 

Always keep learning and experimenting.

Don’t get caught up looking for meaning, instead explore life, the wonder, and possibilities.

Despise conformity and the idea that the person who stays in motion and is open to change, creates their own values and identity, makes connections, experiments, ask questions. The idea that, this is the person that owes the world an explanation for their actions rather than the person conforming to the safety of the systems around them.

Try not to move to quickly – There is always more than meets the eye. The trick is to slow down long enough to see it. To rein in our temptation to assume that our ideas, thoughts, way of being, actions – are the only ones available to us. It is only then, we can start to recognize possibilities that might, beyond our hurry to get on with our lives. AKA – being mindful.

Be open and honest with yourself.

 

Questions - Comments - Saying Hello

Email Them Directly To Jamie

jamie@jamiestarling.com

Send Jamie A Message

15 + 11 =