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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 …

You don't have to find meaning from a story, you get too.

You don’t have to find meaning from a story, you get too.

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Simultaneously, life does and doesn’t make sense. We don’t have to know what that sense is. She who believes in chaos is as vital and correct as she who believes in destiny. Entering and embracing this work is moving beyond the contradictions, moving beyond the right and wrongs; complete happiness in spite of complete suffering. We are always changing, with that our deductions and needs change; personal storytelling is the process of living inside that change. It’s like watering your garden, knowing on an intimate level what your garden needs to flourish or wither, your call. It’s not a question of perception, it’s about knowing yourself, which is about being …

You Create Your Life, Stop Waiting.

You Create Your Life, Stop Waiting.

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Afraid of being alone: You must love another wholly and fully. Afraid you can’t commit: You must commit. Afraid of being hurt: You must live without shields, walls or armor. You must give up asking and wanting and waiting. Right before you is an open door called creativity, through that door is the opportunity to do what you want and have what you want. Everything you want, without waiting, without asking, without fear, without being a victim. You create your 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 …

Living in limited space

Living in limited space

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The being that I perceive is not exactly the being that I am, because I have a sense of myself, and that sense is always shifting. For example: If my parents tell me that I am ugly; I see myself as they see me. And at times I see myself according to the looks of others. But I really do control the sense of myself, and that sense of my own self is still always changing. When I’m depressed, all my physical senses are distorted by the depression I have. When I’m happy, I look and feel better, the world is brighter. I can see in different ways. I am …

Be Weightless, Let Yourself Go

Be Weightless, Let Yourself Go

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I can remove all that I want from myself; I can release all that is heavy. Anything that is not clear, I do not allow. I expel everything that slows, weighs and holds me down. I can live without limits. This is strength. It is letting yourself go. Be weightless. Let yourself go. 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. 

Mindful Storytelling

Mindful Storytelling

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The person who does not control their territory, their step, their imagination, does not control their existence. If someone is not conscious, they are taken over, not only outwardly but also with the thoughts and stories that assault them. For example: you live calmly with your wife, then catastrophe, suddenly you lose control because you’re falling in love with another. You don’t have to fall victim to that story, would you have to do with navigate in it, overcome the wins and sandstorms. Stay balanced, stay grounded. Amid the storms at sea and the signs, you must move forward calmly and look towards the port you’re headed for. http://www.christopherrivasstorytelling.com/ – …

When I know that it’s already broken, every minute with you is precious.

When I know that it’s already broken, every minute with you is precious.

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We don’t know what it’s gonna be like to die. We don’t know what this love will sprout into. We don’t know what we might accomplish out of this precious human birth. We don’t know when this glass will shatter, when this wall will fall and when this love will crumble (the possibilities are endless), but when it does, we will say, “of course.” Of course, because it was already broken to begin with. When I know that it’s already broken, every minute with you is precious. Relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free here! If you find joy and value in what we make …

If There Is A God, We Are Here To Help Him

If There Is A God, We Are Here To Help Him

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If there is a God, we are here to help him. This means that it is necessary to take ownership of the world and of ourselves. The worlds problems are my problems. Your problems are my problems. It is necessary that we do whatever we want to do with a full consciousness and with full responsibility and awareness that this too maters. 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. 

Become The Other

Don’t just hold the other, Become the other.

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Don’t simply notice. Become. Move beyond noticing the breath, noticing the bird chirping, noticing their lovely smell, noticing they’re soft skin. Become the breath, become the bird chirping, become the intoxicating smell, become supple skin. Don’t just hold the other, Become the other. Become. Become. Be. Work with me to relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free 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. 

Maybe This Is The Apocalypse- All of Us Trying To Be Something/Someone Else

Maybe This Is The Apocalypse- All of Us Trying To Be Something/Someone Else

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Most people want to be like others. They want to be like the people they see on TV or the people they claim as gurus or the cool ones or books they read or Tony Robbins. You can’t be something if you are trying to be someone, something else; that’s you slowly turning into a zombie. It’s vital to find what distinguishes us from others in order to be something. Maybe that’s the walking dead, maybe this is the apocalypse- all of us trying to be something/someone else. Work with me to relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free If you find joy and value …

Open your heart and your mind will follow

Open your heart and your mind will follow

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The greatest power of your life is to be able to help, and the greatest blessing a man has is to be able to live in peace. We can do this by opening our hearts, not our minds, but our hearts. Open your heart and your mind will follow. Don’t change your mind until you change your heart; until your bring your mind down to your heart level.   Work with me to relearn and transform your stories into powerful medicine. Set your stories free 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 …

4 Laws Of Success:

4 Laws Of Success:

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Love. Know what you love. Have an open heart and an open mind with that love. Dare.  Have courage. Dare to have it. Dare to go after it. Dare to be one with it. Dare to go forth, no matter what. Be capable. Develop the skills and tools to attain the thing you love. Take a class, meditate, read a book; develop your skills for when the moment arrives. Be quiet.  Listen. There is a secret to be discovered. Listen. Be patient. Allow. Let it be easy and let it be good. When it comes you, will be silent enough to grasp it. Work with me to relearn and transform …