Friday, October 31, 2008

muse 8


dog's eye view, originally uploaded by Justin Davis Davanzo.

dedicated to dogs....

so lately i have thought about the daily struggle of our lives to prove to ourselves and others that we are good...that we are strong and brave...we all want that feeling of someone being proud and appreciative of us. The challenge is that in life it will be far and few in between and we must learn to acknowledge our own self and integrity and be happy with numero uno and ultimately not worry about what others will think. Funny how we forget that most people are concerned not about you, but about themselves, and I don't mean bettering themselves, i mean, how can they beat you to the punch and squash your energy and dreams and hopes...they come from the fear that there is not enough room in the universe for everyone to fulfill their talents and be amazing and be recognized..so we get tripped up into thinking "why is he/she acting that way towards me today..i thought they liked me..." instead of stopping and first understanding that more than likely, they are not ok with themselves at that moment and there is nothing remotely in their minds concerning your existence. So we then fall into the trap of getting caught in pleasing others and trying to make sure they see us and are ok with us...when in fact, we have now lost ourselves, our true being and purpose to those around us who are, sometimes without knowing it, pulling us away and down from our passions, loves, and purpose...
so i think it is important to remember that we need to make a difference in our own perception of our own world and come at it each day with an attitude adjustment...an adjustment that says i am a hero and how can i be strong for myself and those around me who are not?

i wrote this mantra for myself to help me remember...back in 2003..


"I am a quiet hero unbeknown to those around me. They do not see my daily deeds of self preservation and human "beingness" (not a word but should be) in which i struggle to hold myself up high and walk proud and save myself from the ugliness around.. Those who have fallen from their own mantras of what it is to be a hero I have seen. What it truly means to live each day watching and waiting for each moment.
I am a quiet hero; nobody sees the deed i have done, yet i hold my head high and carry on..."

point being...no one will really know or see our daily deeds so get good at patting yourself on the back and being proud of your integrity and your bravery and your "hero" status....

if you'll excuse me, i am going to find the closest phone booth so I can change...afterall, it is Halloween.

Love and Understanding

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Well said.
I love the colors in the photo.

Ms. Conley said...

Love it. and p.s. Beingness is a word....

Jeanine said...

a. I was struggling with this very notion, just this morning! Thank you for the much needed perspective. I've always tried to please ever since I was a little girl and I find myself craving approval all the time, which just sucks the freaking life out of me.

b. Awesome Halloween costume. Love it.

c. I noticed that you added Lhasa to your music list. Isn't she amazing? De cara a la pared is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

d. Keep moving in the positive.

Magdalena said...

Justin! :-) This is the best plate for my dog I have ever saw. More than this, my dog Idol (this is his name) saw this plate and he want this!!! :-))) OMG!!! How can I get this??? :-)))

Magdalena said...

Sorry... These.

Justin Davis Davanzo said...

hmmm...good question on the bowl..I saw this in Denver...we'd have to search for it online..I'll see what I can find!

Magdalena said...

Oh, Justin, don't bother yourself, please. This is a good idea to find it online, I'll do it! :-) Or maybe I could do it by myself!!! :-))) Thank you very much...