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Writing Love-Bite

You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or rather you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. But the best writing is certainly when you are in love.

Ernest Hemingway

I can vouch for Ernest Hemingway’s statement.

I know well what it’s like to be left alone so you can write and not be interrupted. As a result, I assume that probably most writers feel the same way.

What I don’t know is why others would feel this way. From my point of view, I struggle to focus, and if I’m interrupted, I lose concentration. As a result, I become diverted from my inspirational path. The better news is that I recover most times quickly and can continue writing.

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Love Writing

As it happened, my writing experience began late in my life. After meeting someone and falling in love, we moved in together and became partners. Partners, not only in the sense of cohabitation but also in having a coach. Someone who not only motivated but encouraged me to write. We would discuss every piece of writing I completed, followed by many suggestions and ideas.

In my case, there are many solutions to people’s interruption. One of these is finding a place where no people can interrupt you. Slipping down to our local library is one of the solutions. However, for me, ruthlessness is not an option; the reason for this would be my life philosophy. It is not possible for my partner to ever interrupt me.

Now, after more than 600 articles posted and 20,000 hits on my website, I can agree with Ernest Hemingway:

“But the best writing is certainly when you are in love.”

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Idiosyncrasies-Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

Idiosyncracy

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If my personal idiosyncrasies draw scornful thoughts and remarks from others it becomes their issue, as it will hurt them more than it does me. Idiosyncracies are flags of character, don’t you think?

Now that I am a while past the three-score and ten mark I feel I have earned the freedom to enjoy my idiosyncrasies and funky dress.

Sometimes the other side of the custom coin is greed and vice.

I think it is important for all of us to dream of wonderful things happening in our lives; equally important is to be grateful for what we have, whilst we wait for these to eventuate. We all have lives, we don’t all live them.

I found that many things that I wished for, came to pass, but then so did many of those that I feared.

Dynamic Flexibility

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We are always evolving. Our daily circumstances change all the time. Every day is different. That is why our idiosyncrasy must be approached with dynamic flexibility. We should never be too structured nor too spontaneous. Imagine a river with two banks. On one side you have structure and on the other spontaneity. Our job is to make sure the river doesn’t flood on one side. Too much structure and you become rigid. Too much spontaneity and you wind up in chaos.

In the context of a family, this means you need to adapt all the time. You have your ideal structure for the day and your perfect bookends. But then life happens. You don’t sleep well and miss your morning routine. Your daughter throws a tantrum and you lose your calm. The truth is things will never go as we want them to. We have to accept reality and see how we can navigate it. After all, as Dan Siegel says “flexibility is the hallmark of healthy beings”.

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Dreams-Wisdom Snippets -From Peter.

Dreams

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I have a happy life because it’s part of my dreams being fulfilled.

Visiting my dreams daily is part of creating their reality.

I am careful not to short-change myself. As a result, I look to benefit from every opportunity which comes my way.

I was once trapped in an ideology (Other people’s thinking) and then I broke free. What a relief!

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Truth-Wisdom Snippets -From Peter.

Truth

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Always Look for The Truth

There are so many things claiming to be truth, and I am left wondering if they really are the truth.

I wonder if what I see outside of me is always a certainty? So many things that are certain in this moment will be gone tomorrow.

I am grateful that I frequently escape the things the world calls reality and take refuge in the world of my dreams. Maybe this is why I feel so peaceful.

I find change to mean something unique to each one of us. What is a change to me might be routine to another.

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Choices-Four Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

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Mind Your Choices

Our choices are not the only initiators of consequences in our lives. Sometimes we are victims of circumstances created by others. However, our choices will become critical in how we deal with these. What if events initiated by others were, in fact, an opportunity in a victim wrapping?

The actions I perform today, whether visible or not, may take many moons to reveal their consequences. But show these, they will. 

Guardedness is not always a safety net. Guardedness may, at times, be a lack of courage. It is certainly not a quality found in visionaries.

My courageousness has removed the word conservative from my dictionary.

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Universe Rules-Peter’s Quote for The Day.

Universe

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Time You Moved With The Universe.

The universe is ever moving, she breathes and sleeps as she moves. All within her must move with her there is no other option. I learned everything in the universe has a place and a season. Each season arriving in its correct place at the prescribed time. This is why I make sure I am in the right place at the right time. Failing these two vital factors, it becomes a question of, ‘Another place, another time, maybe?

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Famous Author Quotes-Dr Maya Angelou On Love

Faithhopelove

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Dr. Maya Angelou

I have understood that love in its purest forms will always accomplish its ends. It was quite startling for me, however, to realize that the word ‘love’, mostly associated with romance and that, as such, would be a weak and even vulnerable state. The one who is in love with another, whether it is reciprocated or not, opens themselves to being hurt. As such, I could not see this condition as a state of strength. Yet, if we consider the love of a mother for her child, now we have a vision of one would fight to the end to protect. I have seen similar situations, where the love of a fellow human leads to the same state of strength. It is when I think of these two examples that I am able to see that this type of love is selfless and therefore very powerful.

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Peter’s Quote for The Day-ADHD and Loved

Energy

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ADHD and Loved

Being ADHD and mildly dyslexic has never held me back; it’s just the reactions of others who become confused by my behavior! I feel for them not being able to be inside my skin, wherein is a huge treasure chest. A treasure chest of quirky qualities. A huge store of imagination, energy, spontaneity, creativity, and innovation. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I am a happy ADHD chappie in love with himself and loved by others.

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Peter’s Quote for The Day-First Love

Heart

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Kissed and Loved

My first love came about when I was seven years old. As two seven-year-olds, sitting on the porch, and making certain no one was watching, we kissed. Many, many years later, I found the first lady I have ever truly loved. Falling in love with her was extraordinarily exciting; we kissed often. I never wanted to lose this feeling, so I married her and decided I never wish to fall out of the love that I have fallen into.

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Peter’s Quote for The Day Thoughts

Thought Catalog

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Managing my thoughts has become an important practice for me. It has led to me establishing a disciplined process of observing my thoughts. Filing them in order of their importance, and taking appropriate action from there. This way I send useless thoughts to file thirteen. Storing possible useful thoughts for use later. Then act on thoughts that benefit me immediately. It is so much quieter in my head these days.

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