We have always needed heroes, in some cases to save our lives literally, and to be a source of inspiration and hope, reminding us the good we’re all capable of and heights we’re able to achieve as humanity. We need these heroes, whether they are a friend, relative, stranger, or even just an idea from a comic, game, tv show, movie or any other medium, to give ALL people someone to aspire to, a common heart to unite us, and help us all find the Super Hero within.
No matter how positive you are, no matter how much you know about self-help techniques, as humans, we will occasionally lapse and that’s ok. Sometimes, it’s just a moment, or a day, a week, but for some, it could be half a year, two years or more. What do you do AFTER learning self-help techniques to support a particular state of mind? Practice, yes, but like working out, or dieting, it’s not immune to lapsing. Learn MORE self-help techniques? Yes, sure, but eventually you’ll come back to this point, and everything you learn seems to only serve to remind you of what you already know, which in itself can be helpful, but you might feel like you’re not learning anything new anymore, and feel like you’re in an endless cycle. A healthy state of mind can be difficult to maintain. At some point, you’re going to already know all you need to know to have a healthy state of mind, and it’ll just be about keeping the train on the tracks or getting back on them. On those occasions, I feel we need a cup, or bowl of delicious inspiration to reignite what’s already within us, this undeniable positive energy and hope. Inspiration is fuel for the soul. We can never have too much. I’d like for you to try some of the of inspiration I’m cooking up. It’s inspiration with Super added to it. Super Hero inspiration. Try some of mine, and if you like it, come back for more or you can cook up some of your own!
“Super For The Soul” came about when I began to not really care about what I was blogging about anymore. It began to feel like I was just doing it to do it. I began to explore what things I would really enjoy blogging. I already know that I naturally gravitate to self-help topics, psychology and philosophy when I free-write and that I thrive in creating stories when writing fiction, and can be obsessive in writing about ideas and finding logic between them in the writing I do for such things as game design. So, what can I blog about. Outside of writing, what do I really get excited about? I get excited about entertainment news, but that’s really broad and I feel a lot of people already do that. More specifically, I feel I’m generally excited about anything having to do with Super Heroes! Comics, games, TV, film. I don’t know if this is sustainable and haven’t really nailed down the format yet. I’m still playing around with what this will actually end up being.
Inspiration in my daily life has always been very important to me and I’m pretty passionate about it. Though as a creator, you can’t always wait for inspiration, I’m here to say that you CAN be inspired all the time. You just have to find it or create it. Inspiration and hope go hand in hand. They can be found anywhere if you know where to look. One common place to look is heroes. Heroes are a source of inspiration. What about Super Heroes? Super Inspiration? Super Hero Inspiration. In this new section for my blog, I’ll be looking for inspiration and hope in all things Super Hero: comics, games, TV, Film, etc. My partner Jaysen Headley came up with the name, Souper For The Soul.
“Super of the Day and Other Specials” is a sub-section of “Super For The Soul” where I will play with a couple other ideas. 1. some exploration and life coaching with various characters from Super Hero related media. Kinda like an advice column. 2. feature someone of something of inspiration or heroism; heroes.