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I Must Learn To Love The Fool In Me

I Must Learn To Love The Fool In Me

by in General, Mindfulness & Spirituality.

“– the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and looses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and get hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protect me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.” – Theodore Rubin If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all …

Think Of All The People Who Had To Show Up Today So You Can Be

Think Of All The People Who Had To Show Up Today So You Can Be

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Think of all the people who had to show up today so you can be in this safe, well lit, friendly and comfortable environment that has you looking at this post right at this minute. There are countless people who work hard on themselves when you’re not around so that you can enjoy this very moment. Any goodness we encounter in the world is a gift from people now and in the past. A handful of people we know by name, and millions of others whose names we will never know. For their countless acts of generosity, we owe them our deepest gratitude. Our job is to take the lantern …

These Are Tough Times

These Are Tough Times

by in Mindfulness & Spirituality.

​These are tough times. The way things are now is no different from the way things have always been. Uncertainty is just more apparent at sometimes than others. Hold to the center Neither paralyzed or burying our heads in the sand Hold to the center. Engage in the world knowing that even the end might not be the end Have courage Bear witness Show up when needed Take action Be light for yourself and others And practice is as if your hair was on fire. These are tough times. Times of great fear AND equally great opportunity. Full engagement requires us to know both.   If you find joy and …

How Can You Know What Will Happen Next? You Can't

How Can You Know What Will Happen Next? You Can’t

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​The truth is, once you really look at the nature of life, there is no way you can’t question all your beliefs. Once we take that critical eye we save for others and cast it upon ourselves we will also share with them the beneficence and sympathies we oft reserve for ourselves. Being in life means creating the conditions for life. Living life well means grace in adversity. Our destinies are inseparably stitched together. The destruction of one universe is really just the formation of the next. It’s between breaths. Between blinks. Between Steps. One has to come to accept it all. How can you know what will happen next? …

And God Said, "Did You Never Think, 'Death Is Coming'?

And God Said, “Did You Never Think, ‘Death Is Coming’?

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​And god said, “Did you never think, ‘death is coming?’ Is that why you slaved away on the pointless business of mundane life, and left with nothing? Don’t feel bad, everyone leaves with nothing, but some, enjoy the nothing a little more than others. … Will you be the one to deceive yourself? Or will you dance and play and have fun and realize there is no goal, there is nothing you could do or get that will allow you to enjoy this moment like actually enjoying this moment.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one …

​ The Habit Of Right Living

​ The Habit Of Right Living

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​Hafiz wrote, “I understand the wounds that have not healed in you. They exist because god and love have yet to become real enough to allow you to forgive the dream.” ​We must care for the world and all living beings and plants in order to survive ourselves. Cooperation within a species in order for that species to survive. Escaping from suffering is something I have to do for me, and of course, for you. There is no room for passivity. This is not a one way process. Being human is a matter of living a sublime way of life. A lifetime of living and practice with no tangible goal …

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

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Do not wait till you’re body is dead to Rest In Peace. What a cop out on the joys and ecstasy of rest. Rest now. Rest easy. Be in peace now. Enjoy rest now. Between the practice, between play, between the exercise, rest. The actual rewiring happens when you are sleeping or at rest. And if we could go into a state of total not-knowing, with no thoughts, that’s the best environment for the brain to rewire and rest. Rest. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee …

Awakening Is About Lifting Everybody Up Together

Awakening Is About Lifting Everybody Up Together

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​You are as valuable and important as anyone who has ever given you a tour, a teaching, or a lecture. Just because you or someone has a podium, stands on a stage, or has a spotlight doesn’t mean they are superior to you or you to them. We are in this together. Are we here to maximize our own reward or to share the fruit of our labor? Awakening is about lifting everybody up together.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s …

​ Crazy Wisdom

​ Crazy Wisdom

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Cut the crap Own your shit Fear no one (Especially yourself). Cut through the narcissism, the hypocrisy, the self indulgence. Cut through mental noise and clutter, cut through the confusing story lines in your head that amplify the drama in your life and in the world. Show up Walk forward with trust Show up wherever you are needed, wherever you find yourself, fully present Because it’s the right thing to do, for you and for me.

​ The Social Media Prayer

​ The Social Media Prayer

by in Mindfulness & Spirituality.

​This is dedicated to all of us beings who wander around darkened with delusions, not knowing our own lives are the truth, not the ones on the screens. Misguided in desires, wandering around with lust and clinging, why not me? O, to be him to be her; not knowing our own beautiful selves as great bliss. Compassion for miss conceiving beings who wander around not knowing that our own minds and hearts are born free from the need to compare to others. Compassion for all of us who are trapped by the presence-habit of addictive and objective veils, not knowing we are the truth. May all of us stuck in …

Real Love

Real Love

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Real Love Seeks to find itself To uncurl itself To blossom from itself. Real Love Is trying to come alive in us Despite our doubts, assumptions, and fears. When we see love from this place We can find it anywhere. Real Love Comes from knowing And allowing Ourselves to be seen. Real Love Despite it all We are seen And in turn We see. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to …

​ Intelligent Faith

​ Intelligent Faith

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​I see the bloody horror in the depth of my being Despite my green juices and charity donations. The truth that I may and can inflict pain on others. I “own” all my evils” I could do anything, I am capable of everything. I can be anyone I have condemned as separate from myself. The way not to fall into that trap is to make sure you keep nothing hidden in the closet. Keep everything out in the open.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee …

What We Love Most Is In Us, Of Us

What We Love Most Is In Us, Of Us

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​No matter how wonderful something is, when we break it down and look deeply into it, for it’s secrets and mysteries, we see that there’s nothing in it that is separate from the thing itself. It’s the composition of things that make the instrument sing. I think what we love most is us, in us, of us. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, 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

​ A Being Without Faith

​ A Being Without Faith

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If faith is strong and pure, anything can happen. But if we lack faith and devotion, and even if the God and goddesses themselves were standing in front (as they are) of you, you would get nothing. Hey being without faith is said to be like trying to make a stone float, like an armless man in front of treasure, like trying to grow a plant from a burnt seed, like a blind man trying to find his way in a temple. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup …

Everything After "What If" Is By Nature, Pure Imagination

Everything After “What If” Is By Nature, Pure Imagination

by in Mindfulness & Spirituality, Moving & Eating.

​What if I lose my job? What if my marriage fails? What if my health fails? What if I don’t have enough money? What if I don’t enough time? What if she or he doesn’t like me? What if I make a fool of myself? The thing is, everything after “what if” is by nature, pure imagination. And because it is imagination, it means it can be changed and we have a choice. You can imagine something different. You can make some better, happier, healthier, more exciting stuff up; as opposed to the same ol’ – all the stuff you don’t want. What if you were OK? What if it …

It All Starts With An Act Of Creation

It All Starts With An Act Of Creation

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​It all starts with an act of creation. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just some resemblance of what your thinking. Creating who and where you want to be. Two things matter most: material and intentionality. I imagine storytelling as this spiritual power to both create and keep things alive. Through story I can keep alive and honor the spirits of those come and gone. I can heal and entertain and teach and invigorate. Whatever I mumble I can manifest into form. Life materializing from the ether. Our words can do this, I am proof of this, both to and against my benefit. So, what words am I speaking and …

​ Unfold and Untangle

​ Unfold and Untangle

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Unfold and untangle. Without the mind. Think, hope, speak and behave properly. Without the mind. Take responsibility for your actions. Without the mind. Now Throw this away Let it go Without the mind.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, 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

Keep On Asking, Keep On Seeking, Keep On And You Will Recieve

Keep On Asking, Keep On Seeking, Keep On And You Will Recieve

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“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Keep asking, keep seeking.. Is there something you are needing from life today? Does it seem like it’s taking a long time to come to pass? Be encouraged because scripture after scripture agrees that through a little faith and patience, you will inherit. If you’ll stay in faith, if you’ll keep on seeking, it won’t be long until you see that breakthrough! The problem is that most people give up just before they get their miracle. They stop when things get hard or …

​ How do you afford this lavish lifestyle? Inquiring minds want to know.

​ How do you afford this lavish lifestyle? Inquiring minds want to know.

by in Mindfulness & Spirituality, Moving & Eating.

A friend asked me this and I had to let him know: To please not believe the hype. Not lavish, nor expensive. Just finagling and staying with friends and buying groceries and telling stories and going to school and playing the game, and growing and learning. You don’t have to own park place and board walk to win at monopoly. At the end of the day, this is the Game Of Life. And there are rules, and we can finagle and move within them to make them work in our favor. It’s one part hustle, one part awareness, a lot of parts consciousness and intention. So, don’t look at my Instagram …

If You Have Hope, You Have Fear.

If You Have Hope, You Have Fear.

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I don’t want to give you hope, I want to give you knowing. Hope is synonymous with fear, they are two sides of the same coin, they need each other. You are hopeful of something that deep down inside you fear might not come true. Knowing needs nothing. Knowing is ever present and constant. A steady stream flowing through you, from you, of you. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to …

Selling Snake Oil

Selling Snake Oil

by in Mindfulness & Spirituality, Moving & Eating.

We’re all up against all this feedback from the outside world, it’s all this social media, it’s all “How do I compare myself?” It’s all this illusion people are creating for themselves about how perfect things are. Or aren’t. Or how perfect other people’s lives are. Or they’re using it as a platform to shame or hate. I think wellness is a great idea, I also think people are promoting information that has no backbone. I think people are preying on others weaknesses. I think wellness is necessary and different types of practices about stretching your mindfulness and consciousness are valuable. I think we’re really scared and confused and we’re looking …

THE NEW OCD

THE NEW OCD

by in Mindfulness & Spirituality, Moving & Eating.

This is a guest post form a powerful and intelligent woman – Val Dokic – Check her out! “We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.”  Hey you. How’s it going? It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on my site. Please forgive me. I wanted to just sit & write about something that’s been weighing heavy on me. I hope I’m able to get my point across eloquently. So, as many of you probably know, I have a YouTube channel. Not a huge one, but I’m able to interact with lovely people all around the world. About a week ago I got a comment from a subscriber that …