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Determination

Determination

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Says that you will not be moved or swayed from your deepest knowings, until you attain is what is rightfully yours. It’s having faith in your ultimate potential. It’s knowing you are ready to take up your place in this world. To give your heart over to the possibility of what you are ready to become. Determination is saying, “I choose life, I give myself over to the potential. I immerse myself in all of it.”   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one …

Determination

Determination

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Says that you will not be moved or swayed from your deepest knowings, until you attain is what is rightfully yours. It’s having faith in your ultimate potential. It’s knowing you are ready to take up your place in this world. To give your heart over to the possibility of what you are ready to become. Determination is saying, “I choose life, I give myself over to the potential. I immerse myself in all of it.”       Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make and share, please consider supporting with a recurring …

Masters of perspective

Masters of perspective

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A plate of spaghetti Can be noodles in a bowl. Or can be noodles which grew out of someone’s labor, hard work, calluses hands, bruised knees and sweat, their hopes and dreams for themselves and their loved ones, the soil and rainfall and sunlight which is constantly effected by our living and breathing, by global warming, over farming, and acid rain. Then there is those who shipped the wheat, who milled it, who drove the trucks up and down the coast with soar backs, the grocers, the market employees who got it out for us, the car or public transport we rode in. Not to mention the culinary history of …

You Have A Right To Have These Big Dreams, To Own Them, To Achieve Them

You Have A Right To Have These Big Dreams, To Own Them, To Achieve Them

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[/r_img ]If you have big huge dreams and aspirations, know that you have a right to have them. It is your right. You have put in lifetimes of effort and love and wisdom into these dreams; do not be swayed. Sit. Knowing. Determined. Through it all. These dreams are your right. Own them. Live in them. Love them. Flaunt them. You Have A Right To Have These Big Dreams, To Own Them, To Achieve Them   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time …

Find People You Love

Find People You Love

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Find people you love Stick with them Let them inspire you Let them teach you Let them move you.   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make 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. 

Our life and our love has to be done with everything we are.

Our life and our love has to be done with everything we are.

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Everything. What is everything? Does it include thought? Personally, I think not. I think as long as we are stuck in our heads, our truest nature will never come to the surface. Only without thought, without story, then, only then, can we become the flower, the mountain, the stars, each other, ourselves. Only then can we be present. Only then have we arrived.   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate …

There is no ONE thing

There is no ONE thing

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There are things All things No ONE thing That lead you here or there ALL things leading you Here Now This thing.   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make 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. 

I love the dark hours of my being.

I love the dark hours of my being.

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I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, the days of my life, already lived, and held like a legend, and understood. Then the knowing comes: I can open to another life that’s wide and timeless. So I am sometimes like a tree rustling over a gravesite and making real the dream of the one its living roots embrace: a dream once lost among sorrows and songs. Rilke Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make and share, please consider supporting with …

2 types of people

2 types of people

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Those who talk and those who do. Those who watch things and those who watch people watch things. Those who close their mouth after the fork has left their mouth and those who close their mouth while the fork is in their mouth – making that very specific and not always pleasant scraping noise. Those who chew with their mouth open and those who chew with their mouth closed. Those who drink detox tea and/or take detox pills and those who simply detox. Those who take action and those who click like and share. Those who remember and those who forget. Those who drift and those who walk. Those who …

You don’t have to act crazy anymore

You don’t have to act crazy anymore

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“You don’t have to act crazy anymore— We all know you were good at that, Now retire, my dear, From all that hard work you do Of bringing pain to your sweet eyes and heart. Look in a clear mountain mirror See the beautiful ancient warrior And the divine elements You always carry inside That infused this universe with sacred life So long ago” ― Hafiz Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. …

Hidden Life

Everything Is Filtered

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I have a public life I have a private life And then I have a “public private life.” Few of us confess, “I poured immense time & energy into this post.” Our lives become a kind of performance. As we visit a beautiful place and consider the social capital of our Instagram post vs someone else from that very same place, because yes, we know they are doing a JR considering the same thing. Can a moment belong to me in a more profound way? If I share a picture of myself eating pie, have a I actually robbed myself of enjoying the pie in real time? Can I walk …

man ray Serenity Of Effort

Serenity Of Effort

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Peace and stillness are not something you can make happen. However, you can notice it. Notice it, when you stop trying to make things happen. Notice it. Allow it. Stop trying so hard and experience the serenity of effort.   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make 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. 

You can change your life. You can do, have, and be exactly what you wish.

You can change your life. You can do, have, and be exactly what you wish.

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You can change your life. You can do, have, and be exactly what you wish. You can change your life. You can do, have, and be exactly what you wish. You can change your life. You can do, have, and be exactly what you wish.   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make 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. 

What are you searching for?

What are you searching for?

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Are we all constantly searching? If so, for what? For what am I searching? Personally, for peace. For knowing. To rest In Peace and rise in peace and exist in peace. Where I am not so up and down according to this job or that gig. Where everything isn’t so big and it all doesn’t have to be so special. Where I don’t look at my phone 160 times a day. Letting go. Allowing. Peace. Peace, knowing that I created and lived to my potential. What are you searching for?   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value …

Hidden Life

Hidden Life

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Dare I say the one not on social media. The one at home, alone, bored, confused. The hidden life matters just as much, if not more than the highly curated, and carefully chosen “public” life displayed online. The hidden life matters more, far more. It’s not only the grand things that matter. The normal, unhistoric, without fanfare, the moments most of us are currently living right now matter just as much. Honor those moments, honor the hidden life.   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make and share, please consider supporting with a recurring …

Where have you been?

Where have you been?

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Here. There. Around. Right here.  The thing about meeting someone who turns you on, who gives you life, who has a smile that feels like the formula for joy; is that they were always there. It seems like you needed them and like you were looking for them and you think that maybe they could have been there sooner. But they were here while you were there, and they were there while you were here. You were both here. They weren’t never not here. You and they were always moving towards each other. That’s not poetry, that’s physics. But as of a week ago, two days ago, a couple hours …

Be Patient

Be Patient

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Be patient. Be patient. Wait for the three marshmallows, don’t just take the one.  One shitty job, role, gig, offer, opportunity, bad show = one marshmallow. Be patient, and you will have 1,000 marshmallows. 1,000   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make 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. 

PRACTICING PRAISE

PRACTICING PRAISE

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Originally from Tricycle  It is generous to compliment another. It shows we’re not verbally stingy. When we are emotionally frugal, even if people in our life do something magnificent, we are either too self-absorbed or maybe too jealous to compliment them. By handing over power through praise we demonstrate magnanimity, recognizing and confirming another person’s good qualities. Although praise is focused on someone else, it highlights your own good character. First, praise shows you’re capable of going beyond self-absorption. You’ve extended yourself through a gesture of appreciation. Second, it shows that you understand the qualities of good and worthy actions. If you compliment your friend for finishing her exam, it shows respect for knowledge. Complimenting your brother for …

This is the meaning, the question and the answer

This is the meaning, the question and the answer

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What would things look like naked? Without words? What’s beneath the costume? This. The every day. The ordinary (that I fight so hard to run away from). Looking at outside sources and inside imaginings to heighten my experiences, to give meaning to a possibly meaningless life. Forgetting that this, this, is the meaning, the question and the answer. I never have to look or try to create something out of nothing. I have this. This. The truth: that everything animate and inanimate, painful and blissful, is singing, vibrating, and dancing as the word of God. Start dancing.   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free …

Every strawberry represents a humans calluses hands.

Every strawberry represents a humans calluses hands

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Strawberries were too delicate to be picked by machine. The perfectly ripe ones bruised at even too heavy a human touch. It hit her then that every strawberry she had ever eaten—every piece of fruit—had been picked by calloused human hands. Every piece of toast with jelly represented someone’s knees, someone’s aching back and hips, someone with a bandanna on her wrist to wipe away the sweat. Why had no one told her about this before? – Alison Luterman   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make and share, please consider supporting with a …

Prayer Alone Is Not Enough

Prayer Alone Is Not Enough

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Even the Dalai Lama agrees, prayer alone is not enough. We need to be aware of the echo chamber most of us live in, and of expressing concern and outrage but actually  doing nothing—feeling as if our words on social media are actually doing something, when we are just in the echo chamber of people who already feel like us. I feel that direct action is called for. Courageous, compassionate action, but action most of all is what is needed at this time. We have to stand up against injustice, even if it means risking our own story, our own “life.” Prayer alone is not enough. Relearn and transform your stories …

That Moment You Realize You're In Love

That Moment You Realize You’re In Love

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Originally Made For & Published by SoulPancake We all have a unique story to tell, but some themes are universal. That Moment…. you realize your parents are only human. That Moment… you know your relationship needs to end. We talked with individuals who each have a story to tell about “that moment…” Who would you write a poem every day for? When experience with the police escalates, Chris can’t think about anything but how worried his partner must be. Featuring Christopher Rivas Instagram: @christopher__rivas Twitter: @lifestyledezine https://www.Christopherrivasstorytell… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Rchris64   Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in …

10 Easy Ways To Stay Happy This Year

10 Easy Ways To Stay Happy This Year

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This is a guest post from Rachel Summers:  This year is the year you’ve promised yourself you’ll be happy. Now’s a good a time as any to start picking up good habits that will help you live a happier and healthier life. If you want to start now, here’s 10 tried and tested tips that will help you stay happy this year. Manage Your Time Well Firstly, you’ll need to manage your time properly if you want to be happy. Poor time management can lead to stress, and in this fast paced lifestyle you’ve got to reduce stress wherever you can. Time management coach Tracy Green from Revieweal says, “Try mapping …

What Do I Need?

What Do I Need?

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“Knock and the door will be opened.” Ask for things. Be able to ask for what you need…  What do I need? It is necessary to learn to ask for what one needs. If I ask for a long life, it’s because I have the right to ask for it. If I ask that we use and energy other than oil, it’s because I have the right to ask for it. I ask that rivers be clean and wars stop and wealth does not accumulate for a select few, it’s because I have the right to ask for wealth to circulate around the planet, and for people to stop suffering. We …