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The Time Has Come

Posted by JordanTheNinja , 09 July 2018 · 303 views

There comes a point in everyone’s life when they have to take control.

For the past year or so, I’ve been stuck. I’ve been stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of negativity. I’ve toyed around with the same potential remedies; I’ve contemplated every avenue I could to break away from these feelings. Nothing. And more nothing.

Most of the duration of this darker period, I was working on a novel. It started out as a mere exercise to take my fears and ambitions and see where I could take them when I virtually had no limit. What came out of creating this novel was a new solution to my problem—as well as my favorite piece of writing that I’ve ever made.

Perhaps the best art comes from those deeper, sometimes darker places within ourselves. I’ve never been so stuck on characters, so stuck on a story in my life. I needed to tell this story, because I felt that writing this story would give me all the answers that I was looking for. And, in a way, it did.

There’s something about taking what you’re afraid of and attacking it head on. And the way that I do that is through words. Words hold so much power, and the more that I write, the more I find it to be more true.

When I finished the novel, I felt a strange yet monumental relief. The creation of something through trials is a feat that is unparalleled. And I’ll admit, I was a little sad when I finished it. But the book had helped me in a way that I never imagined. It opened my mind and suddenly, like magic, I understood things better.

Now, I’m not saying that I had some kind of sudden epiphany as soon as I wrote the words “The End” but there was a type of clarity. A major theme of the novel is power, and reclaiming our own power. And that was when I realized I had lost my own power and that I (and only I) could reclaim it.

It was time for me to take control. Time for me to reclaim the power that I had lost somewhere on my journey of life. Time to stop replaying the same pointless solutions to the problems that I had.

We all have Power. We are beings of triumph. Never forget that.

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