Theoretically, abundance is a given. Potential dances through and around us, in every quantum fluctuation of our existence. But that doesn’t always translate to life, where it often seems like we’re cut off and bereft.

That’s why we are creative individuals. If we can open our perception to possibility and adventure, we can begin to ride their transcendent currents.


You deserve to be your brightest, happiest self. If friends/family can’t handle that, it isn’t your problem. Hopefully, they’ll come around, but if they don’t, I believe it’s a moot point; I believe we eventually return to a greater benevolence, rendering all that we do into a no-lose game.

Outwardly, you may have to do this or that, say this or that, but there isn’t any reason to sacrifice your inward happiness to satisfy another—that works against the purpose of the game.


Personally speaking, my experiences mirror those of mystics, in that my feelings seem independent of outward conditions.

So while I check the boxes, dot my Is and cross my Ts, I do my best to reside in the serenity of my imaginary dreams. If I can’t snap my fingers and have it all immediately, I can at least have the feeling of it. That is what I truly desire—when I have gotten what I wished for and felt disappointment and lack, I didn’t care for what I had acquired. Conversely, when I have been shorted or damaged and I was deeply abiding in positive feeling, I didn’t really care if I had just experienced a seemingly detrimental event. And due to my positive state of mind, I was able to parse opportunity from apparent negativity.

I believe abiding in positivity has opened my mind to serendipity, and consequently, my goals have fallen/are falling into place much faster than I ever thought possible. Whether that’s magic or psychology, I leave up to you.

I’ll just focus on being a happy dreamer.


For most of my life, I have focused on outward conditions—on how to arrive at a result through the mechanical projection of my willpower and logic. Later, I began to focus on my internal state, allowing myself to instinctively/intuitively take advantage of spontaneous opportunities.

Eventually, I realized that regardless of whatever I may be outwardly doing, the end of my internal struggle is the beginning of victory.


In my experience, my perception functions much like my muscles. I can contract or expand it, push or pull in a certain direction. If I remain positive and open, I can maximize my mind just like my body, fully employing my leverage and frames, instead of trying to move something heavy from the most disadvantageous angle and subjecting myself to breakage and strain.

In the past, I’ve toiled without any regard for this particular dynamic, but I now believe it is a crucial element in every endeavor.


A lot of people assume that “working what you have” is a curse to become like Andy Dufresne—digging your way out of prison a millimeter at a time.

But I’ve found that when I work with what I have, someone/thing comes along and replaces my rock hammer with a sledge hammer, then a jackhammer, than an excavator…eventually, I’m barely doing any work.

It could be a result of faith/hope, it could simply be dumb, random luck. (Hell, a lot of the time, I’m resigned to my doom if I’m being perfectly honest.) But unless there are ethical considerations, you can’t expect me to turn down tools and opportunities—that defeats the purpose of hoping for better.


When I get entangled in metrics and expectations (societal pressure), I have to remind myself that my definition of success is being happy.

In circumstances where I have achieved what others define as “success,” I have often found myself absolutely miserable. There is no success if I can’t optimize my personal state of mind.


Dreaming isn’t an impracticality—every invention started as a dream. It’s important to exercise the muscles of “What if” along with “How would that work?”

Otherwise, what’s the point of being creative? Pure reactivity is purely for machines.