I’m Austin Pranger, a writer, creator, dancer, and “Digital WIzard.”
These articles chronicle my experiences in life, authentic living, dance, community, creativity, expression, being a Digital Wizard, and more.
The black, dark cave of my soul does not care about you or anything that is not “us” – the mind, the body, the heart, the soul. It’s the part of my personality that wants me to be completely selfish, so that I can grow, and better contribute back to the world from a place of strength, not of fear and weakness.
Morning Pages, but online. Focusing on what I’ve been working on lately and what’s on my mind tonight.
I need to stay within the fringes of my day, otherwise if I push through them – I will likely be less effective and it will have negative impacts on my life until I take a step back and reset.
Folders and bookmarks become the inspiration for taking control of my addiction to distraction. It’s simple, but it’s been an effective solution.
An ‘early’ step towards creating Order From Chaos in my life. Seeking the dawn of EVERY day to set my life in order.
Quick update on the current focus of my life at the moment… And re-establishing and refining my plan as I begin to move forward.
Embrace the silence and darkness – sometimes the “music” that lifts you up can actually hold you down, depending on how you use it.
Can you REACH for your fear or courage? Put your courage – and facing your fears – within arms’ reach.
“To me, life is simply about experiencing what you want to experience.”
“You can have nothing you want if you do not reach for it.”
I’ve sought motivation and inspiration outside of myself for years. But true inspiration and motivation comes within: do you inspire yourself?
“Instead of attacking the fear I just go … through the fear to get to the cause.”
We are the only ones responsible for following and caring for our stream. We must defend it from the impulses of the world (even if well-intentioned) and trust that we know what is best for ourselves.
Raise your banner high and lead yourself and the army of your heart towards the campaign that matters most in your life.
If you recognize the greatness within you and then hide it… you put your own life in jeopardy to be mediocre and unfulfilling.
Seemingly magical things can happen when you get to a place where you can love yourself and the world around you with an incredible intensity.
Paying attention to my (literal) dreams can provide me with a lot of unique insight and helps me experience certain things in a much shorter time frame. Last night’s lesson: do not be afraid to traverse the shrubbery path and seek the courtyard of ambitions alone.
Today’s meditation brings on an onslaught of advice for myself: a recurring need to “clean out life,” make time for “sweeps,” return to routine, endure the restlessness of meditation, emphasize self-care, enrich your own experience for your own gain first, and so on.
I’ve had a habit of hiding from doing real, heartfelt work in favor of consuming more content, more ideas, more inspiration.
Why in the world do I seem to get teary eyed when talking to select people? My theory is that tears are a way of the heart or soul trying to express that it finally feels “seen.” Even if it takes other people looking at you, telling you exactly who you are, for you to see yourself.
Is that “super exciting inspired idea” worth saving? It probably won’t be worth as much a week from now as it would be if I just hit publish today.
I’ve procrastinated even trying simply because I “don’t know how,” or I can’t yet articulate exactly what I want my “thing” to be.
Q: How can I stay aligned in the beautiful state of Connection Cove and actively move forward with my life (and not hide and be passive)?
With each added layer of courage, our natural conviction increases and the more intense our “echo” can become. The greater the impact it can have in the world around us, on the people that matter to us, and to the people that need to hear our echoes.