Jamie Wahls – Be Yourself, Respect Yourself, and Do What You Can

Jamie Wahls - Be Yourself, Respect Yourself, and Do What You Can
Jamie Wahls – Be Yourself

Finding time to savor some quiet as the old year ends and new one is about to begin is a wonderful gift to give yourself.
Yesterday afternoon, as the waning sun’s light burnished the winter treetops golden outside my window, I was doing just that. Enjoying the twilight moment, I started clearing up some files on the bookshelf behind my desk and came upon three quotations that I’d saved to use one day.

“What better day than now!” I thought… so here they are:

Be World Health Organization you’re and say what you are feeling, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Dr. Seuss
Self-respect is that the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the power to mention no to oneself. Abraham Joshua Heschel
I am solely one; however still i’m one. I cannot do everything, but I still can do something. I will not refuse to try to to the one thing I will do. Helen Keller

What an expensive smorgasbord of knowledge to think about and carry into a brand new year – or a brand new day, for that matter! And I was interested to note that each insight relates to boundaries. Boundaries are one of my very favorite time management subjects.
But, what do these quotes have to do with boundaries?
Well, what I would say is that the more comfortable you are with your boundaries, the more at ease and confident you’re going to be with sharing yourself, your ideas, and your feelings with other people. That’s because when you have good, strong boundaries, you know that you are okay, no matter what.
So, when your boundaries are strong and clear, you know, right in your bones, that another person’s feeling or opinion about you is theirs and really says nothing about you. Secure in yourself, you can share authentically and allow others the space to share in the same way.
Not only that, but what you say yes to and what you say no to determines how you spend your time. And these no’s and yes’s are boundaries. Saying no to 1 issue allows you to a lot of totally concentrate on another. This is a boundary-setting skill that is foundational to your time success.
Finally, boundaries tell you where you end and the other person begins. You are one, and only one. Knowing this helps you empower yourself to do what you can do, no matter what.
It’s a misconception to think of boundaries as barriers. In reality, knowing yourself and your boundaries frees you to focus productively in the time that you have, and to relate much more openly… it’s the heart-based way!

Jamie Wahls is a writer, programmer, pianist, suicide counselor, voice actor, massage therapist, mime, model, ex-millionaire, Krav Magi, scuba diver, game developer, neuroscience enthusiast, dance instructor, vegetarian, and very cautious driver.Jamie Wahls was raised by wolves. Literal, literal wolves. He works at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, a nonprofit that does basic research on the question of how to make superintelligent machines safe and useful.

Free Inspiration – Jamie Wahls

Free Inspiration - Jamie Wahls
Free Inspiration – Jamie Wahls

Supposing you could make whatever you wanted, what would it be? This is one of the most challenging topics for a starting young sculptor. You’re not quite sure yet of your own abilities, what is important, what gives you energy. What creation will provide enough curiosity to keep you going for years to come? In what manner can that contribute to your own improvement within the space of form and composition?
My predominant subject is Being Human. The way people feel, interact, what they do to each other both in a positive and a negative way intrigues me and I have no doubt it always will. We may try to escape Greek tragedies and fierce emotions or look the other way. But they do exist in the same harsh and unpleasant way as centuries ago. When, in history, Greek mythology was born with all its’ love, revenge, blood, cruelty, conspiracy and mystery. That is after all what mythology consists of.
I may well ne’er stop finding out form and composition. It’s associate expertise I even have with each portrait I create. Each portrait is new, each face is different from the one before. I always start with a shapeless chunk of clay that needs to be modelled into the exact shape and expression that will capture the other person’s soul. And I still find that hard repeatedly. Each time anew I have to seek, fight, swear, make mistakes and amend, let go and hold on.
Observing the patterns of nature is additionally a good thanks to acquire additional insight into form and composition. Just check out the globe around you associated observe an indefinite quantity of forms, rhythms, arrangements, constructions and composition. Nature is varied and abundant whereas folks tend to construct nothing however boxes and squares. Look at the stem of a horsetail herb. It is round with ridges and as it goes up you can see sprigs, tiny leaves and small brown rims in a regular pattern. Stems come in all shapes, square, triangular, round, with five sides. It is possible for a tree trunk to grow spiralling upwards. Tree bark comes during a richness of miscellaneous varieties. Cork-oak is simply amazing but even the more modest species will be able to astonish you. Just use your eyes!
Nature also surprises us with the most unpredictable colour combinations. Behold the beak and head of a pelican. You will observe yellow, red and blue in small blotches and stripes, quite remarkable. Observation of your surroundings merely provides you with a supply of beauty at associate arm’s reach. Obviously not all things are exquisite and fortunately you’re not required to commemorate it all. But do create a note of the additional special things. In your head, in a notebook or in your phone. You may never use it in your work, not straightaway at least. But it’ll contribute to the advance of your own sense of beauty, your own awareness of composition, rhythm and skin. It will dig itself into your being which is sweet. A rattling, endless tutor and every one you have got to try to to is open your eyes!

Hello! I am Jamie Wahls. I am writer, programmer, pianist, suicide counselor,traveler and dedicate own life for the purpose of Humanity.