Quiet Earthquakes

It looks like I’ve wandered away from my work here. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

It’s true that I haven’t posted anything in a while, and I owe you some explanation for that. I haven’t been hibernating, or giving up, or any nonsense like that. The truth is that I’ve been updating and developing my philosophy and plans so quickly that every time I begin to write about them, I discover they’re changing underneath the post itself.

The months of November, December, and January have been spent in a variety of ways:

  1. Several projects have been done around my house, major, time-consuming, necessary, and very boring to read about. They represent a fair bit of the clearing of the decks I began some time ago, finishing off a variety of commitments and promises, establishing personal infrastructure and easing the “overhead” of life, and so on.
  2. Family holiday season involves a lot of holidays. And family. And gifts and such.
  3. I’m increasingly aware that I need to change my work situation before some of my real goals can be achieved, and no small amount of time and energy has gone toward finding a solution to that.
  4. My philosophy continues to codify itself, becoming more practical as it builds, and shifting direction somewhat in the process. The things I want to tell you keep getting overwritten (so to speak) with better versions, more complete outlooks, and a way of living that becomes more and more closely aligned with reality – which is, or should be, the goal of any philosophy. The one that makes the most productive use of reality wins.

I now have pages and pages of notes and references, ideas and observations. Getting that into something coherent is taking a certain amount of time, too.

But in all this, I promise I haven’t forgotten the premise of this blog, to document my journey from frustration to power. Recording every quibble with myself over how to approach things isn’t going to be very useful, though. Best to show and tell.

I’m also not going to pretend I’ve always had all the answers. There’s no question that this journey is one starring someone whose inertia, whose frustration at being screwed over by doing The Right Things, has become too painful to ignore, but who sees a way out. And if I can do it, you can do it.

At this point, I think I can tell you how. Specifically.

Better: I’m about to show you.

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