A Key to Success No Matter What.... Be the Best Version of YOU. A Day at a Time. Some Thoughts from a Guy That Actually Cares. Inspired by an 1854 Published Author / Woodsman - Henry David Thoreau. E.13

in #freedom4 years ago (edited)

What it takes daily for success means something different for everyone. Yet some keys linger as commonalities I find the older I get.

But I desire a simpler life, the more I have given away and the longer I have lived.


I am turning this into a series. (Edited into / on the 7th day of the 1st post I did on this since writing it)

I thought about this for a whole week, and it has been 7 days since I wrote this and read about Thoreau and his life and it has truly impacted me enough to carry this message and this fellow's beliefs forward for others. At the last minute here before the first week of this post-series pays out-- I came back to it, made the edits and committments to carry this forwards long term.

I will include this template with each post and inside each post you will find a quote from Thoreau, towards the end of each of these posts in this series. Past episodes I will include near the end also, to keep the focus on this man who has inspired me from the 1850's and hope it helps someone out there also.


Henry David Thoreau's thoughts on moving towards our dreams is something many of us have seen and read.

The following quote is only a small part of what Thoreau would feel, and then share in his writings following his 2 year off grid, backwoods experiment at Walden Pond in the 1850's and it inspires me:

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws will be expanded and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.”

I have pasted that screenshot text from WikiPedia, at the end of my blog. It fascinates me.

-- Why???

Walden (/ˈwɔːldən/; first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.[2] The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and (to some degree) manual for self-reliance.[3]

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-- My love of Bushcraft, the simple life, the outdoors/ living off grid, is 110% tied to this and causes me to think differently than I did years ago as I seek TRUE liberty, away from the propaganda, lies, and violence of "the state" and the corruption surrounding it.



As I mentioned earlier, it means different things, to different people.

What does success look like, what does success mean to me?

Many of us have asked ourselves this question a pile of times over the years. An example of a typical list might look like:

-- Travel more, enrich our lives and knowledge
-- Deepen our knowledge of Crypto and Blockchain wisdom for more Liberty
-- To earn enough money to achieve financial freedom.
-- Find and deepen the right relationships
-- Buy a waterfront vacation home
-- Find a place that is not filled with corruption
-- Spend more time with friends and family


These are relateable to many of us, I bet.

However, they are the results of success, not success itself. We can have these or similar things..... and be really miserable in our lives, and therefore NOT successful.

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I like to help people but frankly am sick and tired of being left behind, forgotten about, stabbed in the back....... when I try and do the right thing or help others.

It bothers me. I am human. I have feelings and I care.

It is making me numb.

And I hate it.

I really try to approach it the best, most healthy way I can -- but it wears on you day after day. You question if it is worth it really.


I will keep trying.

It's important that we advance within ourselves with the knowledge and tools and right heart to do what we need to do.

I think this is the fundamental part of the equation inside for success from within; you cannot buy it at a seminar or with the latest app, or marketing tool.

I really am sick of the lies, of the state, the statists and sheep backing up the police state, while I really desire a simpler, off grid, self reliant lifestyle....

-- of course fought at every turn by THE STATE.

Sunlight, water, solar power, collecting rainwater, a garden for food since it was free decades ago, and such.


Yes, are we really free????


Today's Thoreau Quote:

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Img. source

Walden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the book by Henry David Thoreau. For other uses, see Walden (disambiguation).

Walden
Walden Thoreau.jpg

Original title page of Walden featuring a picture drawn by Thoreau's sister Sophia.
Author Henry David Thoreau
Original title Walden; or, Life in the Woods
Country United States
Language English
Genre Memoir
Published August 9, 1854[1] (Ticknor and Fields: Boston)
Media type Print

Walden (/ˈwɔːldən/; first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau.

The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.[2] The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and (to some degree) manual for self-reliance.[3]

First published in 1854, Walden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts.

Thoreau used this time to write his first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. The experience later inspired Walden, in which Thoreau compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development.

By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period.


Thanks for reading, have a nice day.








Some Past Episodes:

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https://steemit.com/freedom/@barrydutton/a-key-to-success-no-matter-what-be-the-best-version-of-you-a-day-at-a-time-some-thoughts-from-a-guy-that-actually-cares-inspired

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https://steemit.com/freedom/@barrydutton/22eatq-a-key-to-success-no-matter-what-be-the-best-version-of-you-a-day-at-a-time-some-thoughts-from-a-guy-that-actually-cares-inspired

https://steemit.com/freedom/@barrydutton/3hgvp7-a-key-to-success-no-matter-what-be-the-best-version-of-you-a-day-at-a-time-some-thoughts-from-a-guy-that-actually-cares-inspired


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Getting offline is huge, honestly.

Nature is very therapeutic, isn't it?

Some of my best days of late have been spent walking in the woods by myself

Man, that is so true and I love hearing when people get offline and out in the bush or nature.

Thanks for replying today!

yes friend you are right .Nature is very therapeutic...

Great sharing...upvoted and resteemed

Thanks for the support.

I hope you are able to get offline and outside sometimes!

Yea, we do camping once in a while😊

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Thoreau is an incredible soul!

He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws will be expanded and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.”

I feel this so hard, all the time. Especially in the realm of cryptocurrency. I've invested most of my earnings into it, and it feels that I am leaving the old behind in exchange for a future where I will "live with the license of a higher order of beings"

Thanks for the inspiring post here @barrydutton! Would love to hear your thoughts regarding my recent post about seeing the "bad" things in our life as empowering gifts: Will You Open Your Gifts In Strange Wrapping Paper?

So agree @barrydutton just a competition with thyself

You speak of success but....what is success? I like your observation that the blessings mentioned above are the result of success, not success itself. So what is success? Whatever it is, success cannot exclude the inner dimension: for one to pursue his/her dreams and potential and highest goals--not merely to seek a "success" that is defined by worldly standards; for one to live according to the truth that one sees, for each one of us has some measure of truth that we hold in our vision. Thank you @barrydutton for reminding us of the wisdom of Thoreau.

1 of the great things I have discovered writing and researching!

Thanks Jude.

Thanks for the comments today, appreciated.

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