I Wrote What? #1: Be Life

Be life

I’ve decided to start a series called “I Wrote What?”. I have a lot of random material that I’ve written at various ages. I opened up a couple of these old files to see if anything was worth posting. They were in fact worth posting, but only so that they could be made fun of.

When I was 19, I started working on zines with Blue Dolphin and J5 from Destroyed Umbrella. (Hey guys, if you read this, get in touch!) I started writing a few things of my own. This was around the time I adopted Phoenix Autumn as my pen name. Being only 19, I thought I knew everything (I still think that, actually), so I wrote some philosophical articles. At the time I wrote them, I thought they were really deep. Now almost a decade later I realize that I had no idea what I was talking about. I think I just pulled random philosophical sounding words out of a hat, because it doesn’t make any sense.

This is called “Be Life”, whatever that means. As long as you don’t take it seriously, it may be semi humorous. There might even be a select few of you who find something meaningful in this nonsense, though I doubt it. Now without further adieux, I bring you a disclaimer.


The following piece is taken from the I Wrote What? archives. It was written years ago when I was younger. The views and opinions contained within are outdated and should not be taken seriously. This is posted with the intention of being a humorous mockery of itself. No editing was done to this piece.
All your base are belong to us.

What’s wrong with this world today is people don’t how to be.  They worry about the future, while thinking about the past.  They send their minds to these different times, while their bodies and souls are stuck in the present.  One’s body, mind, and soul cannot function without each other.  They must stick together at all times.  But how can they when the mind is in a different time?  This separation causes the body to become weak and tired, and the soul to lose its luminescence.  But the mind is affected the most.  When it travels to these distant times, it becomes lost.  Being lost leads to confusion, which leads to worry, which leads to panic, which leads to stress, which leads to anxiety, which leads to depression, which leads to bitterness, which leads to angst, which leads to hatred, which leads to malice.  This malice becomes a force that surrounds the person.  It gradually destroys the person, while reaching out to others, and consuming them as well.

So how can we put an end to this destruction?  By being.  Be here now, not there later, or back then.  Keep your mindset focused on what is important now.  What are you doing right now?  You’re reading this sentence right now.  You’re not reading the previous sentence, or the following one.  You’re reading this one.  So focus on this sentence, not the others.  This is how you need to live your life.  Go to a coffee shop, read a book, and have a smoke.  Enjoy the moment.  The pain you suffered in the past is gone forever.  The pain you will suffer in the future has not yet come.  Are you suffering pain right now?  If so, then you need to resolve those issues.  Put this down, and do what you need to do right now.

Did you do it?  Good.  Now don’t you feel better?  Don’t concern yourself with minor things.  What you wear tomorrow, who wins the sports game, what someone else thinks of you, these are things that aren’t important.  You don’t need riches to feel alive.  And you don’t need misery to feel humble.  What you need is yourself.  What will make you truly happy?  Material possessions?  They are only objects.  You need nothing but yourself.  It’s all how you view things.  A rich man cries every night because nobody loves him.  A homeless man smiles every morning because he is one with nature.  We are all one.  One big soul in one big universe.

People don’t realize how we’re connected.  They only see themselves in the mirror.  If they could look at a universal mirror, they would see everyone and everything.  When people go to war, they are only hurting another part of themselves.  And it hurts the community as a whole.  I’m talking about the universal community which includes every man, woman, and child.  If people are kind, then the community flourishes and grows.  Give support, get support.  That’s what it’s all about.  People who help others get helped in return.  It’s one big circle.  Karma is energy.  All energy comes back to its source.  If one uses good energy, it will return.  If one does not use good energy, then none will return.  They will be alone without any support.  They will overlook the truth.       What they need to do is live, do, breathe, be.

You need to be successful within yourself, before you can be successful without.  The truth is available to anyone who seeks it.  Look deep inside yourself, and you will see everything that can be seen.  Meditate.  Clear your mind.  Empty your mind of self-deceit, and fill it with truth.  You are.  We all are.  Don’t listen to those who say you aren’t.  Life flows through us all.  You only need to make it yours.  What you do with it is up to you.  This is now.  Live now.  Be now.  Live life.  Be life.

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