Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Blog Apocalypse - Go find YOU

I’ve been tagged again but this time by K-L Masina to answer the challenge set by The Urban Monk and his Blog Apocalypse – you can find her article here.

The 'Blog Apocalypse' mission

The blogosphere is ending. No more blogs. Blog apocalypse.
The internet is still working, the world is fine. But you can’t write anymore.
Write your last post. Make it a good one. What is the reason you blog? What is
the last gem of knowledge you want to leave? What do you want to be remembered
for? Who are you? What is the meaning of life? Haha…well not exactly but you get
the point. Pour your heart into it.

And not only does he give you such an amazing mission but Albert will also donate money to charity for each article - How much of an insentive is THAT!

I’ve had this ‘on file’ for a few days as something this monumental deserves a more thoughtful approach. If the Blogging world had collapsed then I feel the sense of loss would be in relation to the work, inspiration, information and sense of Community that had fallen too.

The work put in to Blogging is phenomenal – the care and patience that is put into each loving creation ensures the ‘blogosphere’ is a moving, living and evolving entity – each minute of every day it is being fed and recreated by so many Blog Gardeners, carefully tilling the soil in which their hopes, dreams and ideas have been planted.

Those of us that use this medium are fascinated with information in one way or another and wish to share what we have found in the hope of inspiring and touching others. I’m a relative newbie to this pursuit and have already met some wonderful people by doing so, the community of Blog has become an addiction to me albeit a very worthwhile, positive and satisfying one.

So what would my last article be and what is the last gem of knowledge I’d choose to impart. My initial response would be to list all the words of wisdom I’ve picked up along the way or to copy some timeless thought provoking poem such as ‘Desiderata’ but the emphasis is on ME not my influences.

But in saying that are we not the sum of all that we have experienced – do I actually have anything original to add? If I’m to give you something that is wholly ME then I can only refer to the experiences I have lived through – those moments of joy, sadness, belief and despair that are mine alone.

Sifting through my memories there are many moments that were uplifting – times when all seemed well with life and the joy shone through but likewise the times of greatest learning have come from the darkest times – times when all looked lost and change was a matter of survival. Which of these stories from my life will add colour, depth and understanding for those who read it?

The answer to that, my friends, is none. For it to be rewarding YOU have to feel it – YOU have to experience the pain, the joy, the fear and the liberation. Its not for me to tell you how – that can only be a reference point not a full-on Learning experience. These memories are mine and merely stories to you, so look to yourself and find signposts in your past, present and future to where you’re meaning lies. You are unique and you are special and your mission is there should you decide to take it – but do so with caution as there are hard lessons to learn before you reach your prize.

So my answer to the ‘Blog Apocalypse’ tag comes down to this –

The answers you seek won’t be found on the internet, this is merely a tool to reference your thoughts – a mirror of millions of other personalities with a million other opinions – if you seek the meaning of life then go out and find but at the same time seek deeper within yourself – let THIS moment be the inspiration to do something GOOD today – good for you and for the higher good – smile and you will find happiness – find beauty in everything and you shall find peace and joy – soak up experience, YOUR experience, with every breath – take time to find yourself and enjoy the journey – your Teachers are waiting for you to find them, you have students that need you to arrive – your community is waiting for its newest member – you DO belong and you ARE needed – your VALUE is immense and YOU can make a difference – this life is for living and it only takes one moment, THIS moment, to grasp your destiny and to be everything you want to be – take it, hold on to it, nurture it, treasure it, BE it - Take care, Search for Truth, Remain positive - BE the change.

Love and Light


I’d like to take this opportunity to ‘tag’ the following authors with the ‘Apocalypse Blog’ mission

Debs @ deb_inside

Debs Brother Dave @
Rothacker reviews

Nathalie @
One Life among the Many

Titania @
Finding Life’s Enchantments


Cedric said...

hey man, thanx for dropping by, cheers for ya!

Deb Estep said...

Hey Damian,

Very good words from you...
I would not have expected less. wink.

We really should write with such
~ care ~ because we don't know when a post might be our final post......

Awhile back I wrote a blog to
my children sharing with them
what I would want them to know.

xo xo

Titania Starlight said...

Hi Damian, Thank you first off for stopping by my corner of blog world. Being a deep thinker like yorself I shall rise to the challenge. Stay tuned for my 4/18/07 post.

Blessings of love and light,

UrbanMonk said...

wow that's a great post...really well thought out and insightful. Thanks for participating.

Nathalie said...

Ooh, I will take the challenge...but I really need to think first. Phew. Difficult ;)

Titania Starlight said...

My Apocalyptic message is up. Thank you again. I enjoyed this very much.

Peace,love and light. :o)

Nathalie said...

My entry is posted :)

khlari said...

Nice to discover your site Damian...wonder if I might even know you from years ago...lived in Manchester, I studied there in fact......and similiar age group! I even have friends in sunny Stockport!

Great sentiment....

Also like the idea of Deb's blog to your children.....

Beautifu1 said...

"this life is for living and it only takes one moment, THIS moment, to grasp your destiny and to be everything you want to be"

I love the whole post but this bit especially struck a chord with me. I come to you via Khlari who was tagged by someone you tagged ... I was a bit arghhh about doing this already but now I've seen the previous standards I'm even more arghhhy


Damian said...

Wow guys - thanks for all the wonderful feedback.

I'm so happy that you've found something to connect with in this article as I really put 'ME' into this one.

I've visited all your sites and its so great to see that everyone else is sharing their souls in this way.

I think the lesson in this is to try and continue writing in this way.

Lots of LOVE and LIGHT to all - thanks for joining my path for a stroll - I enjoy your company.


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