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  • R. J Dyson / Life Coach

In light of my new book, Lexicon of Awesome: A Melancholic Dad's Spiritual Journey Into A World of Better Words, let's press in on our words for a minute.

Have you ever heard the line, "from the overflow of our heart, our mouth speaks"? (Luke 6) It's one of those proverbs Jesus taught, almost in passing, to a large crowd eager for more healing and food and miraculous happenings. And it follows His challenge to

love our enemy,

be thankful in persecution and struggle when living out divine truth,

share without expecting anything in return,

and do good to those who have no intention of doing good to you.

And remember, the blind can't lead the blind... so discern what you put into your heart and mind. Grab My truth, grace and reality of freedom through faith and sacrifice. Hold My principles of the importance of honoring one another in life, liberty and the pursuit of your creative happiness, deep in your heart so that it might sit on the tip of your tongue each and every day. And then lead.

If the material in our hearts are overflowing into more hatred, bitterness and self-aggrandizement, even on behalf of others, well, maybe it's time for a fresh look at our lexicon and a season of verbal redemption.

Q. Are your words fostering unity, forgiveness, freedom and hope in a better way? Or are you simply finding creative ways to tear others down?

It seems to me that if the 'change' we're clamoring for, and the words we buy into and then offer others fosters less personal freedom and less moral and mature responsibility, but hands more control over to a governing body of ______________... well, we may be feeding the wrong lexicon in our lives.

Check out Lexicon of Awesome, a book about a melancholic dad connecting the dots between life, faith and his creative rhythm of life.

  • R. J Dyson / Life Coach

Are you enjoying the journey?

Let me throw out a few questions to help you foster some insight and action in experiencing greater enjoyment on the adventure toward your goals.

Q. What are you thankful for? Today. Tonight. Tomorrow morning. What are you grateful for in your creative pursuits?

Q. How is your schedule assisting your passion? Are you disciplined or scattered and haphazard in your creative habits, rhythms and output?

Q. Are you aware and engaged in what matters most? Relationships, faith, family, personal responsibilities, maturity etc. How are you investing in the deeper sources of your creativity?

When we're thankful, organized and grabbing ahold of what and who matters most in life, well, our creative adventure's are worth the effort, sacrifice and risk. Is yours?

  • R. J Dyson / Life Coach

It's nearly October. Little more than three months before another year turns over. What are you planning on learning between now and then?

Q. What three books are you going to tackle? What subjects?

Snag three popular books on finances, business, marketing, your art of choice and even biographies about successful artists. Or read three different categories and expand your reach. Imagine that more mature and engaged version of yourself three books, three ideas, three practical tools further along your journey.

Q. What new genre's are you going to explore by the end of the year?

Seriously. What new styles of music are you going to find the quintessential authors, composers, designers, producers, creators of? Pick one or two or three and press in deep. Why do they do what they do? How does it come together? What's inspiring you? What can you adapt and adopt and engage?

Q. What free class are you going to invest in?

There are a million options out there for free or incredibly affordable classes, training, workshops and conferences. What one class will you commit to exploring, learning from and leaning into before the year comes to an end?

When you think back to previous years, how do you feel about how you finished up those seasons? Did you press on to end them strong and engaged and empowered in your craft? How do you want to end this year? After all, we live in the freest, most opportunity enhanced, most artistically open and engaged society the world has ever known... so how are you growing in and toward your creative goals?

I'm convinced that our creative pursuits in their healthiest, honest and uniquely unifying forms, are the overflow of a creative God engaged in creation. Which means that you and I, as we learn and grow on purpose, are tapping into something supernatural right here in our creative dirt. Are you tapping into it?