24 January 2012

Posted by Lisa-Marie Dutt |
Do you have faith?

Are you someone who has constant faith, or is your faith sometimes abandoned depending on the situation you find yourself dealing with? Whilst I believe everyone should have faith all of the time, it can not be so simple when we find ourselves struggling to trust certain people or actions that we come across in life.

Learning to have faith in someone or something is allowing yourself the freedom to do or say anything in relation to this person, action, object or desire, without having to worry over the outcome. Some will still worry over the end results, fearing what may happen afterwards, but having faith is the first step toward releasing yourself from the bonds of paranoia.

Can you imagine, or have you ever imagined, how carefree our lives would be and how much happier we would become, if we had a little more faith? It's something I have been working on as of late and thus far the results have proven it to be wonderful. Try to have a little more faith in everything you do, the world around you and those you care about. Even those you do not know or situations you would not dare enter willingly, you'll be surprised by the effects.

3 January 2012

Posted by Lisa-Marie Dutt |
Only through an open mind and a calm and relaxed way of life can we hope to see the true beauty in life. It is often the smallest details we overlook most that are the ones we should be focusing our full attention on. What matter of beauty lies within such morbid and miserable ignorance that some hope to see themselves through their entire lives with, I will never understand. 

When we are happy and content enough within ourselves and the world around us, we can look upon such beautiful details and smile. We so often pass by the likes of flowers such as this one on the left and wonder why there isn't anything special going on in our lives. Well, this is the answer to your question I believe. Be more in tune with your surroundings and learn to appreciate what is already here, not what you seem to want in your life so badly. A want is not something we should dwell on as the process leading up to it can often prevent you from seeing all of the wonderful things you already have. Are you someone who misses the divine beauty in everything? Or are you someone who captures every single essence?

2 January 2012

Posted by Lisa-Marie Dutt |
As it's been a while since my last post here, I decided this was a suitable topic. It is currently the only problem I am suffering with and already, this post is beginning to sound terrible. Either way, I wanted to offer a little insight and advice in regard to getting back on track when you're struggling to write.

Usually, I cannot stand using the term writers block because it irritates me everytime I submit to the fact that I am having trouble writing anything at all. I don't enjoy taking breaks and the waiting period is sometimes hell. Staring at a blank page or screen and waiting for inspiration to just kick in by itself rarely sprouts success. If you have tried countless times to sit yourself down and hope for the best, you'll understand exactly what I'm talking about here. I have done that many times and it never ends well at all. At times it is the thought alone of trying to create that makes us want to beat our muse to a pulp; if you're the violent type that is. Otherwise, if you're like me, though I must confess I have done the previous suggestion once or twice, you often pass up every opportunity you get because you just feel as though your writing is nowhere near good enough and you can do so much better.

I normally find the ideas below to prove somewhat helpful; if not totally. Perhaps you should have a little look and see what you already use for inspiration or what you could add to your ideas list.

  • Music
  • Movies
  • Books
  • Quotes
  • Outdoors
  • Internet
  • Brainstorm
The above are just the basics and you have the freedom to create from them whatever you will. An example would be expanding each of them and exploring all of the possibilities; they are after all endless. Try expanding on the idea Internet, from which you could explore a variety of different sites directed toward helping writers overcome all of their problems. There are thousands of sites out their dedicated to this alone so there is no chance of you falling behind whilst looking for the perfect one to use. They mostly contain thousands and thousands of writing prompts, often on a daily basis so you're not left hanging and wondering if you should test our another site. But, that is not a bad idea either. How do you ovecome writer's block?