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Why I Don’t Give People Gifts On the Holidays

Why I Don’t Give People Gifts On the Holidays

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Yes, you heard that right. I don’t actually buy people gifts on holidays, or birthday, or almost any socially agreed upon time of giving for that matter. Why? Because honestly, I’m not inspired to most of the time. This may seem potentially strange to many of you or it may even come across as selfish. I can assure you it’s not. I have spent a lot of time considering if giving a gift out of a sense of obligation or even guilt is really giving. I surely don’t want anyone to give me anything because they feel like …

It’s Time To Create Timeless Time
It’s Time To Create Timeless Time

It’s Time To Create Timeless Time

It’s time to create timeless time. It’s time to plant impossible gardens. It’s time to dance and shake. It’s time to give up what we think, and move into what we know. We now know what was once simply belief and hope. We now see what we couldn’t yet see. People inherently have an eye for beauty. I think so. I like to think so. I do. I believe others want to see the beauty as well. But, it’s a choice. It’s a narrative often run through the filter of circumstances- are enough things going right for this to be beautiful? For most of us a beautiful moment is based …

Another Level Of Being In The World Is Coming
Another Level Of Being In The World Is Coming

Another Level Of Being In The World Is Coming

Together, we are cracking the categories of being. We must crack the present model of life which generates stress in search of development. This present model of stress allows men to be killed and their killers to walk away without any repercussions. The current model has board game reality show host as presidential candidates. The current model allows anyone to get a gun in Walmart. The current model says all this is our right and our duty. The current model has cracks, it is our right and our duty to find these cracks, we are here to find the cracks. Cracks create openings, openings are the discovery of the new …

How can I get from here to there, if I'm not here?
How can I get from here to there, if I’m not here?

How can I get from here to there, if I’m not here?

It’s not about where I’m going, I can’t control that. Where I’m coming from, that I can control. So, right here, on this street corner, I vow to notice every little thing I love. Christopher Rivas This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us.

I've Been Thinking About The Immediacy Of Life

Thinking About The Immediacy Of Life

I’ve been thinking about the immediacy of life. How we inherently desire this immediacy but are so afraid of how actual it is, that in a single moment this life which is not granted to us can vanish. Unfortunately, now, it is so present how immediate things can turn, how someone can walk in and take you or a loved ones life or a malicious attempt can be made on your life when you had no idea. So what, what does that do, where does that leave us? How are we not awake to this un-guarantee of life, to this here and now necessity to actually living. Awake that we …

Things Are Not Getting Worse, They're Just Getting Uncovered

Things Are Not Getting Worse, They’re Just Getting Uncovered

Things are being revealed. We are unearthing the cracks in the system. Look deep enough and you will find flaws. Give it time and the flaws will reveal themselves. We are covered in flaws and imperfections- they have forced themselves to the surface. The world is now on notice, the world is not (hopefully) aware, conscious, and present that we need more love, that our actions matter, that we can not be innocent bystanders. We are realizing how much we are soaked in fear, doubt and worry. We are noticing that most people exist in a state of lack and fear their inherent survival. We are hearing the cries and the …

How Easily We Stop Ourselves From Living

How Easily We Stop Ourselves From Living

From really living! Full steam ahead. How quickly we cut ourselves off from this moment, from this thing called life, which is happening right here, right now. You see, anytime we look back or thinks head we have stopped living. We have cut ourselves off. Once you start thinking about the beginning its the end…Once you start thinking about the beginning its the end.  – Junot Diaz A line begins and runs on, over bumps and scrapes, but runs on. And then it thinks about where it came from, it wonders if that was better than this, it  compares then to now and it looks back…  And it, the moment, this …

We Need Better Pigeons

Art Is Pointless Without Passion

Art is pointless without passion. You have to go out and create art. Get an actual job doing what you love and make a living by being yourself. You can’t just let other people define the rest of your life, and say you will be a joke and a failure. Follow your heart. You will end up happy and free, not a starving artist. Love your art and contribute to society by inspiring people instead of wasting time letting others tell you you’re worthless. You can change the world. You can change the world. You can change the world. You can change the world. This is a home for all …

Each Relationship Has 3 Components

Each Relationship Has 3 Components

Each relationship has 3 components: Me. You. & The Relationship. All must be fed in order to survive. This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us.

What Happens When We Praise The Mundane?

What Happens When We Praise The Mundane?

What Happens When We Praise The Mundane? Like praise the morning exhaustion. Like praise the putting on of socks. The little things. The simple things. The ordinary things turned unordinary due to a new eyes and fresh perspective. This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us.