Thursday Thoughts: Universal Challenge

I’m not sure there’s a lot of musing I need to do about this very simple message from the Universe. Of course, I’m not sure that peace is all that great. Oh, in a great, global sense, sure. But personally? I worry about that stagnation will set in without some sort of challenge. Of course, a whole heaping load of challenges back to back to back to back can wear a body down and send them into a stupor that might make one long for peace. But that isn’t peace, it’s–to use an old word–surcesase.

Funny, huh, Silver, how some folks think that avoiding challenges will bring them peace?

As if the peace they now know didn’t come from earlier challenges that were faced, and mastered.

OK – not really that funny,
The Universe
© ®

The more challenges one faces today, Silver, the more “Whoohooo’s!” “Yeehaaa’s!” and “Holy Batman’s!” tomorrow.

Sometimes we need to get bloody and beat-up to fight for what’s important to us, to find the peace that is ours by right. In writing, this is call conflict. There’s internal and external conflicts. There’s conflicts between characters, between character and setting, between hearts–if you happen to write romance. Which y’all know I do. Today’s thoughts didn’t actually form until…today. I usually set up a post in advance but I’ve been in a fog this week for various and sundry reasons and none of them are peaceful. I’m tired. Ready to throw up my hands and demand surcease. But I’m too stubborn and the alternative doesn’t look all that attractive at the moment. I’m caught in a “circular argument.* At the moment, I need to write–for reasons. But at the moment, I have no motivation to write becasue…ALL THE REASONS. So I sit and stare at the screen and worry about the reasons–most of which I have no control over so I need to get over myself and do my job. Except there’s a certain security (or peace) in the stupor, so there’s that.

Okay. See what I mean? Anyway. There are links below for a more precise explanation. Me? I need to get on with my day and see if I can actually get something done. FYI, y’all have been warned that the inside of my head is a scary place. What about you? What’s it like inside your head?

*aka a “circular reference” and or “circular reasoning”, depending on the application. I most often encounter the first dealing with spreadsheets but spend a lot of time headdesking due to the second when I’m writing. And you’ll notice I did not say “former” and “latter” because I can never remember which is which and always have to look it up and figure that everyone else has the some problem so I just call it what it is.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Challenge

  1. Sorry I missed this. Total brainfart. I’m feeling very brainfarty today, too. Just can’t seem to make sense of things that ought to make sense. Derp. I need a nap.

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