You are as valuable as anyone you admire
You are as valuable as anyone you admire

You are as valuable as anyone you admire

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Stories Have The Power To Move Us
Stories Have The Power To Move Us

Stories Have The Power To Move Us

The woman next to me on the plane just fist pumped, a powerful and unapologetic fist pump when the basketball went in the hoop during a game of one on one between the good guy and the bad guy on The CW’s “One Tree Hill.” It was the last shot, slow motion, and he (our hero) sunk it and she clenched her fist and pumped it! She was happy. Happy for our hero, happy for her, happy on the inside. She was happy. Stories have the power to move us. To make us happy. To make us fist pump no matter where we are. To make us smile. To move …

Calm Your Curls
Calm Your Curls (a Dominican boys hair journey through Hollywood)

Calm Your Curls (a Dominican boys hair journey through Hollywood)

Original Article My grandma used to say, “tu eres el mejor actor en todo el Mundo.” She was right, I’m a pretty great actor, the best in the world is a big statement, but sure, thanks Grandma. Oh, and watch out Denzel. But my Grandma didn’t know the rules and walls I would be up against. Honestly, neither did I. “Mission number 1 in LA: Go unnoticed, sort of, blend in. Not too edgy. Not too soft. Be you, if you are something we all see you as, make sense? It’s tough. Be the best and stand out while blending in. Got it? It takes time, practice, and thick skin, …

Life After Instagram
Life After Instagram

Life After Instagram

What can you tell me that I can’t figure out from your Instagram? What can you show me that your gallery of chosen pictures and 1min videos can not? Who are you besides these very carefully selected samples of who you wish to be seen as? This is the person I want to know. This is the person who heals and enlivens and enlightens and inspires and motivates and can crate change. Not the one inside the gallery being curated by the one inside the thing itself. Unsubscribe. Opt out. Now. Ppt out of delusion and tune into truth. There is life outside Outside of the scroll and feed. A …

It’s Not What’s Happening. It’s How You Relate To It.

It’s Not What’s Happening. It’s How You Relate To It.

You can’t solve a problem on the same level is created. – Albert Einstein What’s really happening here? What’s here? What is really here? It’s Not What’s Happening. It’s How You Relate To It. It’s how much strength and power you give to the story. Our stories are a map, but they are not reality; a map, not the territory. They are real but not true. They will confine us or they will wake us up. This is true for a break up, a personal sickness, or your money in the stock market. What story are you telling? The, “this shouldn’t be happening story?” or the, “this is happening story?” …

I Am A Prophet. You Are A Prophet. We Are Prophets

I Am A Prophet. You Are A Prophet. We Are Prophets

Your imagination is the single most important asset you possess. It’s your power to create mental pictures of things that don’t exist yet and that you want to bring into being. It’s the magic wand you use to shape your future. Your imagination is a treasure when it spins out scenarios that are aligned with your deepest desires.  Nothing manifest on this planet unless it first exist as a mental picture. The prophecies of our imagination tend to be accurate. Many of our visions of the future to come to pass.  On the other end of the scale, is all the things we get that we didn’t want. But we …

Waking Up The Nation

Waking Up The Nation

Vietnamese monk, peace activist, and poet Thich Nhat Hanh speaks on the blessings that suffering can provide… When so many people die, we are shocked by it, and that shock can wake us up and it can help make awareness and mindfulness last. During this time, people are in a position where they have the capacity, and the opportunity, to look deeply into their situation and the situation around the world. That is why it is so important to make use of our suffering and not just complain about it. We have within us the seeds of despair, of anger, but we also have the seeds of compassion, awakening, Buddha-nature, …

Today I pray that you get everything you want, and I mean it.

Today I pray that you get everything you want, and I mean it.

Today I pray that your wishes come true. I pray your wishes don’t harm anyone. If they don’t- I want you to have what you want, I want you to know that luck is not for the rare few, that we do get what we desire and need, that life is for us and not against us. Life’s lessons may not always be easy to learn, but life does not have to be difficult. We do not need to suffer to find our way forward. Here’s to our success, for the benefit of ALL beings. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting …

Your Dreams Are As Essential As life Itself

Your Dreams Are As Essential As Life Itself

Your dreams are as essential as this tree and this ocean. Your dreams are as vital as nature itself. They are a part of life itself, a part of the landscape. Your dreams are not just a thing; they are meant to be honored. Honor it. Honor your dreams. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

You can have it all. You can have things that are good for you and good for everyone else too.

You can have it all. You can have things that are good for you and good for everyone else too.

You can make your money so you can spend your money in the right ways. The choice isn’t success or monk, Buddha or lawyer; it’s far greater than that. Like all of us, you have desires for things that you don’t really need and are good for you. But don’t discard yourself for having them, also don’t think that every desire is tainted. Rather, think of your misguided longings is the bumbling amateur expression of a faculty that will one day before more expert. There are you practice as we work towards the goal of becoming a master of desire. It may take a while, but eventually you will get …