A Life of Balance

Before him the mountains of mind and matter melt. His mystery and power are so deep that there is no end to what can be experienced of him.

|Aaron Blakeley|Aaron Blakeley

For many months, I have struggled with all of the feel good ear tickling christianity that permeates the culture. What I see is good intentions, beating hearts, rushing blood and overwhelming senses of justice. Yet an almost complete disregard for who God is. We seek to define God on terms that are comfortable and fit within our own preferences. We flit back and forth between extremes: “Love everyone we cry ,” it is truth but ...

The Struggle Is My Own and It Is Crushing

This is only growing pains and when you feel the weight of your industry (shell) pressing down on you know that it means you are in a good place and its time to grow.

|Thoughts|Aaron Blakeley

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaDIlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmZvbnQtc2l6ZSUzQSUyMDVlbSUzQiUyMHRleHQtYWxpZ24lM0FjZW50ZXIlMjIlM0VDJTIwUiUyMFUlMjBTJTIwSCUyMEklMjBOJTIwRyUzQyUyRmgyJTNF[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]In the industry I inhabit there is one overarching rule that all must heed or suffer. It operates more like a law of nature than anything else, kind of like a reverse hermit crab. Regular hermit crabs grow and then have to find a bigger shell to protect them. In a reverse hermit crab situation the shell is what grows and if you are looking to stay protected you need to grow ...

Category: Thoughts

Today I am a Double Mind

Today I am a Double Mind

|Poetry|Aaron Blakeley

I am sick in my soul today for I have a double mind. One yearns for the fields of green and the quite places The other feeds innovation and the code lined A place in the woods with camp fire, pen and paper With wifi preferably Some where its noble to be a maker I would write all day what my heart lights I would also pull a paycheck ideally So for now the woods ...

Category: Poetry, Thoughts

We All Change

We All Change

|Shorties|Aaron Blakeley

There are so many stories in this world. Some have great heroes, while some simply happen and disappear with out making much of a wave at all. What is really important and weighty is regaling the lessons learned from such stories. Just when everything was supposed to come to an end. Ancient calendars had predicted the collapse of reality and the wisest among us were counting down the time. We all aged, me along with ...

Category: Shorties, Thoughts

Many Years

Many Years

|Christianity|Aaron Blakeley

Many years…. how they pass. I am so young only thirty about to be thirty one. Yet even in my youthful vigor I have found my bones drained of their marrow and my arms weak like sparrow wings. The weight of knowledge and adult hood tapped a drain hole in the lower part of my soul and has drained me of all motivation. Only leaving obligation and a begrudging yes. I have done for so ...

What Spyro The Dragon Taught Me About Marriage

What Spyro The Dragon Taught Me About Marriage

|Christianity|Aaron Blakeley

Crossed wii remotes - Aaron Blakeley - Marriage

For Christmas, me and my lovely wife Nikki got the 25th anniversary Wii (the red one). We were excited, I am primarily a PC gamer and a binge gamer. A binge gamer is a person that only plays video games socially or in one large crazy time-consuming marathon, and then not play them for months, in some cases years. The last console that I owned was a super Nintendo and I bought that in response ...

Every Morning Without Fail

Every Morning Without Fail

|Christianity|Aaron Blakeley

We should remind ourselves every morning without fail just how expansive the God Of The Universe is and that before he spun, this short existence that seems so significant, he spent eternity thinking of each of us. One by one, he considered the part you would play, he considered the ripples you would make. So this day let the chisels and hammers crash into the marble. Let the strokes of paint cover the canvas. For every ...

Closing a Chapter

Closing a Chapter

|Thoughts|Aaron Blakeley

Very rarely do we close chapters in our careers with the kind of finality that this last one has closed for me. My employment as a project manager at this particular company was the most stressful, difficult and adventurous job I have ever had the pleasure of holding. There were many factors that went to that but all in all it was just a very demanding position. I learned a lot over the past 2 ...

Category: Thoughts

A Different Kind of Entrepreneur

A Different Kind of Entrepreneur

|Thoughts|Aaron Blakeley

I recently was talking with a friend whom I respect. He is an entrepreneur of sorts and was encouraging me to take the skill set I have and parlay that into a small business for myself. I have really wanted to start my own business for some time and I saw his point. I could take the few skills I have and the knowledge base and have about 2-3 guaranteed clients. The trouble is the things ...

Category: Thoughts

Lots of New – About the About

Lots of New – About the About

|Thoughts|Aaron Blakeley

I wanted to draw attention to something that has changed recently. I have always had a blog, well it seems that way. Mostly I have had a website that I have tinkered with over and over again going through many iterations. I recently came to the realization that over the years I have written a relatively large collection of materials some of which will never again see the light of day. Why bring this up? ...

Category: Thoughts