Being the curious person that I am, throughout the years I have amassed mountains of books.
It’s actually easier for me to buy new bookshelves than it is to face the agonizing decision to get rid of a book. Even if it goes to a good home… Agony! Agony because there *might* be something…. some teeny tiny little minuscule piece of information that might kick off a story. And I gave it away!!!!!!!! Agony!!!!
I am not a book hoarder. My various titles are organized by semi-relational topics. The history, archaeology and mythology all blend neatly together in a fashion which my brain understands. (Those take up about four shelves… of a very large bookcase.) As do my other sections of interest, science, military history, 1930s pulp writing, espionage, two shelves of criminal justice books, (which is what I got my college degree in).
So… I bought two new bookshelves… at a discount store. It took me two months for figure out where to put them in my room and then another few weeks to figure out how tetris them into the desired locations. (My books are organized, I never claimed my room was.)
And then I reorganized my books.
And discovered something….
I’d lost something.
It wasn’t a book. It was what the books contained.
No. I didn’t forget.
I did something worse.
I stared at my books. I’d found books on learning a foreign language, traveling to foreign countries, writing screenplays, making movies, ancient history, and archaeology…. All of which I’d forsaken for the practical.
I understand we all have jobs and the vast majority of us need to earn a paycheck. If you’re a millionaire and do whatever you want with money – congrats to you. But what happened to me and I think what happens to the vast majority of us, is that we give up. We give up on the things that aren’t practical, or seem silly and leave them on the bookshelves to gather dust.
Lance Wallnau – a businessman and lecturer speaks of convergence. He defines this idea as ‘the point where our talents, interests and passions converge to increase wealth and we are doing what we we have always felt we were made to do.’ Unfortunately, for most people, according to Mr. Wallnau’s research, that is about age fifty.
I don’t want to wait that long.
I don’t think the majority of us – if we truly listened to ourselves – want to wait that long either.
Lance Wallnau’s website. https://lancewallnau.com
Lance Wallnau’s Message on Convergence: https://lancewallnau.com/crack-the-code/
(I should let you know he has a background in business, but is also a political conservative and Messianic Jew, so he has no problem bringing business, politics and religion together.)