Alright,first things first.Before I have people screaming at me for being self-absorbed or pretentious or even Ms.Know-it-all or any variations thereof,I would like to talk about this whole -ism thing in my blog title and my twitter handle.
Shamaism.Simple, right? Google the meaning of -ism and you will find this: A belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school; Denotes a state or condition, belief or principle. The meaning I am most trying to illustrate through my use of -ism is to denote my beliefs, my state of being and any changes that come along as I go through this life.
Anything I write or express opinion about is in no way meant to be boastful. Actually,it’s far from it.Everything I write here is to express what I’ve learned so far through my life experiences and also from experiences of other people that they’ve shared with me. Opinions,mental rebellions,weak-in-the-knees love stories are all real.At least in my life.
I like to know.I like to question tradition.I want to know why we do what we do.I want to know why we believe what we believe.I like to get to the essence of everything; as in, what lies at the center of it all. I will and have changed my opinions, however long held, when the right evidence has been shown to me. And along the way,I learn.A lot.
I want to live my life in a manner that when the time comes to leave this material world, I will have the peace in myself knowing that I used up every bit of skill,talent, acquired skills/talents, every possible resource I have had access to towards the betterment of myself,by extension this beautiful planet and everything and everyone in it.
I talk.I argue.I cry.I love.I am. Shamaism.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks White