Bring Me Home

Would you believe me if I told you that I sit here typing to you with my eyes closed? You would be surprised with how much you learn about writing itself when you close your eyes to the lines of letters running across the page and just…feel. Even if it is your hands pattering across the keys there is an almost musical rhythm to the process. Your head begins to move along with the words…it bobs up and down, and you begin to put the physical self in the words that splatter on the page. CLose your eyes for a minute, and for the first time see what your world looks like.

There are two incredible forces each of us confront each and every day. They are the forces of intent and action. Alone, these  ideas are very powerful. Intent represents what our heart wants down to its core. Our intent is what drives us to do good or evil in this world. Action, well actions is probably the most powerful thing in this world. Because ideas without a body are simply ideas 0 no matter what they look like. However, when you start acting upon those ideas, incredible things are created. I mean it…incredible things.

The two though, when separated, create thunderstorm within you.

You could have the best intentions in the world but if you do not act on them the world will not be so forgiving. But even deeper…you will create a hole in yourself that becomes deeper and more visible by the day. You heart wants one thing and you sabotage it by not giving the idea legs. Maybe it’s not even an idea, maybe its a want or need that you know will fulfill you in the greatest of ways…and yet time after time the process is ruined by an uninspired mind.

But when you unite the two…intent and action…whole new worlds can be created.

It became clear to me that doing things with interest isn’t going to yield me with any great results. Roald Dahl has a great quote in which he says that we need to do everything with white-hot passion. Warm or hot are no good. You have to embrace everything about your passion and give it everything because truly no one else can create what you have dreamed. Even if the idea has been done before, it has never been done the way you could do it. The original idea resides within your head, and if you listen or create all the excuses in the world, you will never create something beautiful and unique.


I will always come back to this because it becomes more true as my days go on…and I was given a piece of advice by my best friend last night that I wont ever forget. He told me that the people who really deserve my time are those who truly appreciate me and care about me for exactly the person I am and will always support my dreams and goals…and those who can’t see that or don’t want to be a part of that will just leave over time and there is nothing that I can do about it. Because truthfully it is much better to have a handful of absolutely incredible friends who would go to battle for you than a platoon of deserters. I mean look at what the Fellowship in Lord of the Rings did. We have been attacked by a social virus that makes you think that having millions of followers or friends online actually makes you loved in person. Couldn’t be farther from the truth. Don’t get me wrong there are incredible things that can be created from SM…however, remember how we were talking about intent and action? There needs to be relationships created outside of texting, chatting and comments. That’s where the soul’s gold is.

This post is a bit scattered because there is a lot to talk about, but if I had to really sum it all up it would be this: lead a quality life…not one of quantity.

– Evan Sanders

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  • Handbook For The Fierce Bitch
    August 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I have nominated you for the Word Press Family Award. Click on this link to check for more info on the award. Congratulations and welcome to the Word Press Family! Erica

  • ~Felicia~
    August 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Feeling is indeed the most important part of writing. Yes~ I would believe you. Your pieces are always full of you. They have emotion. They are real. I can read them and connect. They matter. As a writer, I understand the importance of words flowing from a deeper place. It is often that deep place that others rarely witness. By bleeding onto paper on the keyboard can our audience can witness that great place inside us.

    • thebettermanprojects
      August 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Incredible comment I love it! Thank you so much for that. It means a ton to me that you responded in the way you did 🙂

      • ~Felicia~
        August 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

        It’s true. You site is real. You really are trying to be a better man. It’s probably working. All the thinking, contemplating, working on yourself~ it will pay off. I always send your stuff to someone I know who needs them. Your pieces always seem to have something we both need to read. You should be proud of yourself. One day there will be a woman who appreciates a man like you~ if you don’t have one already! Keep writing Evan. I always tell that friend~ I love this man! Hahaaa… So whatever you’re doing is working. Can’t go wrong with “from the heart.”

  • grantjm
    August 12, 2013 at 3:25 am

    It’s 5:15 in the morning, and what a great way to begin my day, reading my first email blog from Evan; and on a subject which is the source of my joy and my trouble. It’s what the arrow tip is dipped in lately.

    Thank you for talking out loud. I can hear you and intention and action are coming together. Be well~

    • thebettermanprojects
      August 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      Glad I could do that for you! That’s awesome that it put some things to peace for you.

  • talkkindnesstome
    August 12, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Powerful words. And so true.

  • abhi
    August 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    It was incredible, thank you for the post..

  • Sara Ann
    August 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing. So right on

  • Keaton R
    August 13, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I absolutely love the part about doing everything with a white-hot passion. We give life, energy, value, and meaning to things when we work out of passion. You may not be the best at everything you do, but no one can say you didn’t give it your best!

    • thebettermanprojects
      August 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

      We must have white-hot passion in order to give everything we have to this life. You are right on with your comment. Thank you so much.

  • annibloggt
    August 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    right now I´m kind of struggling in life.. “You could have the best intentions in the world but if you do not act on them the world will not be so forgiving. But even deeper…you will create a hole in yourself that becomes deeper and more visible by the day…” that`s exactly what I´m going through .. and again.. you have opened my heart on a very deep level and let me see again.
    thank you so much!

  • AdonaiShekhinah
    August 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Perfectly said “There needs to be relationships created outside of texting, chatting and comments. That’s where the soul’s gold is.”

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