It’s Your Life

Sometimes you don’t need to go looking for inspiration to keep cultivating your path in life. Sometimes inspiration will find you. 

My source of inspiration that I want to share with you today comes in Charles Bukowski’s poem “No Leaders Please”, which popped up in my “recommendations” feed on Youtube. I guess the algorithm figured I’d like Bukowski after all the Alan Watts I had been watching. 😊

Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,

don’t swim in the same slough.

Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,

and 

stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.
Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,

change your tone and shape so often that 

they can never

categorize you.
Reinvigorate yourself and

accept what is

but only on the terms that you have 

invented

and reinvented.
Be self-taught.
And reinvent your life because you must;

it is your life and

its history

and the present,

belong only to

you.

~ Charles Bukowski

Little Things

“​It’s the little, inconsequential things that we do that truly make our lives interesting. They’re like subtle, delicate details painted in the corners of life’s canvas of existence.” ~ Q.

If There Is No Struggle

​”If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its mighty waters.

The struggle may be a moral one or it may be a physical one, or it may both be moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” ~ Frederick Douglas