Category Archives: Rewrite Your Life Story

The Apple and the Seed

What if you look at it another way – as a symbol of – well – life.

Have you ever really looked at an apple and considered its role in the grand scheme of life?

It’s just a piece of fruit, right?

The Apple

The flesh of the apple is beautiful, delicious (if you like apples), and somewhat perishable – just like the bodies we live in – full of energy and things that make each of beautiful and special (no matter what the empty-headed Barbie-bully-twits who don’t have the capacity to look past the apple think).

The Seed

But just like people, you’ve got to look deeper to find the true magic of an apple. The magic lies in the seed. It doesn’t seem like it right off – I mean – you can’t really eat it. Some folks say it’s actually poison. It isn’t pretty. And even the bit of protective layer around the seed, in the apple’s flesh, is pretty nasty if you bite into it with its unpleasant texture.

The Magic

But still, the seed is where the magic is. Let it dry and drop it in the dirt, somewhere it won’t get trampled or mowed, and in a few years, it starts to produce more apples, each beautiful and delicious as the first apple that provided the donor seed, and each with the potential to create thousands – millions – more apples.

Imperfections? No!

Will each apple be perfect and beautiful – no – insects get some – bad weather sucks the perfection out of some – some just get denied of the light they need. It’s the same with people, we were each born to be beautiful and amazing, but life can kick the sh!t out of you, and leave you messed up.

Our bodies are just the apple – our spirits and potential – those are our seeds.

Choose what kind of seeds you want to plant, let them bear healthy fruit, and try to look at yourself  and others with loving eyes that recognize the true beauty of each spirit and each person you encounter.

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Trust Yourself and Your Dreams

One of the hardest things to do can be believing in yourself and that you are on the right path even if things seem harder than you think they should.

“Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here, the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful. It by no means consists in rushing prematurely to a showy feat that shall catch the eye and satisfy spectators. It is enough if you work in the right direction.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, We Are the Builders of Our Fortunes

If you have found your goal, and are working to make it happen, to make your dreams into reality, then have faith in what your heart and your intuition tell you.

If you have found your path yet, and you just feel like where you are is… wrong… know that each step you take on the path you are currently on, is part of your learning process, a place you need to be in order to end up where you are destined to go. Nothing is wasted or lost unless you let an attitude of waste and loss take over.

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Mind Over Matter


Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes,

  And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:—
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:
Environment is but his looking-glass.”

-author: James Allen: As a Man Thinketh

Overlook the “olde” English, as you read today’s quote, a poem by author James Allen about the power of your mind on your body and your life.

It might sound like a new age concept, thinking yourself well or ill, based on the type of thoughts you allow to dwell in your mind, but the poem was first published in 1902.

If you have time to enjoy a charming read, crafted in “olde” English, you should read the full text of Mr. Allen’s wonderful summary of using mind over matter in one’s life. 

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Hello world!

“The starting point of all achievement, is desire.”

-Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich

I love Napoleon Hill’s writings, so I wanted to lead with a quote from his work for the first real post on intrinsic Vicissitude.

The book the quote came from, is about financial prosperity, but the philosophy in the book can be applied to any part of life and anything you want to be, do, or have.

If you’re not happy with where your life is right now, and you want to rewrite your life story, then you have the first thing you need in your possession – desire.

I’m going to keep this post short, as most of my posts here will probably be – dropping one concept or quote for you to process quickly, because life is busy.

If you have time to read on, then browse through some of the other posts here on the site, leave a comment if you wish, check out the motivational books I mention, or suggest one of your favorites.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the site or anything.

Yours in intrinsic vicissitude,


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