The Beginning

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) That, for many, is the first beginning. For some the beginning was a coalescing of energy and matter in a singularity which exploded outwards forming the universe. Truth be told: there are many beginnings, no one more important than any other. The beginning of this journey, because that’s what this blog is, has many previous beginnings from which it flows.

Omitting the extraneous, the beginning of this blog can be said to be three-fold. It is an amalgamation of my love for philosophy, my passion for writing, and inspiration from my friend, Vish. (By the way, you should go visit his blog carpenoctumlives.wordpress.com). I deeply suspect that if he hadn’t started his blog I wouldn’t have felt any motivation to do likewise.

I’m not sure if you can tell, but Ikigai Yuugen has been influenced by Japanese culture- shocking I know. Even I wouldn’t have guessed, and it’s my blog! But yes, I draw thematic inspiration from Japan. There are two reasons for this. One is my practice of Karate. The other is my belief that Eastern philosophy is drowned out by the arrogance of the West. Both have much to learn from the other.

Finally, what is in this blog? Simply: short stories, pieces on philosophy, explorations of my ideas, random thoughts that I put to writing, poetry, and any other random things that seem noteworthy. Such an absurd question; how does one predict what is to be found in a journey? And, if one can, what is the point of the journey at all?

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TL;DR : Uh… I like writing. So like, I’m gonna write random stuff that I feel like writing. And maybe you’ll like it. =D

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