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God Does Not Want To Control You

God Does Not Want To Control You

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Come on. God does not want to stifle you, or manipulate you, or force you to do anything you don’t want to do. Quite the opposite. God will let you do whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it, with whomever you want to do it, and as often as you want to do it. When was the last time God stopped you from doing anything? #stopblaming #startliving 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 …

All Fear Is Outcome Based; No Longer Let Fear Stop You.

All Fear Is Outcome Based; No Longer Let Fear Stop You.

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Fear is crippling. Fear has stopped masses from living life, more importantly, form enjoying life. When you remove yourself from outcome you place yourself in income. I would say most and close to all fears are based on outcome, our attachments to what we want to happen or what we don’t want to happen. Here is mostly directly correlated to anything but what’s currently happening. unless in the moment your life is threatened, then fear has a purpose, what if your life is and threatened, what purpose to sphere have? What purpose does focusing on an outcome have? When I remove myself from outcomes, my attachment to outcomes, whether that …

Prayer

Prayer: Is A Direct Conversation With The Things You Already Know, You Just Didn’t Ask. 🙏🏽

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Not the thinking part, the knowing part. Too many people are in conversation with what they think, when simultaneously what they KNOW is there the whole time, they weren’t asking that part or giving that part a voice. You pray so often, you get so into it, that it isn’t 24 seconds of, “oh, thank you for this and this and this would be great, in your name, etc…” Its praying so consistently, conversing with that wise one IN you, higher self, true self, ego-less self (pick one), that your life becomes a prayer. Every step is that prayer of knowing. Like Hafiz says, “I am a flute in which …

Today Marks The Beginning Of A New Political Era

Today Marks The Beginning Of A New Political Era

by in General, Mindfulness & Spirituality.

Today marks the beginning of a new political era. America has rarely been more #divided, we have never before seen such a figure as Donald Trump assume leadership of the nation. Amid this turmoil, the community is grappling with how to best think, speak, and act in this fraught political climate, especially in regard to protecting the rights of minorities. My mission is to live a life that honors and upholds the well-being of others, to act against ignorance and hate in our world. May we keep our heads and hearts aligned over the four years to come. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, …

Inauguration Message To An Un-Presidential Precedent

Inauguration Message To An Un-Presidential Precedent

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I Will Not. Not now; not ever. I will not drink from your poisoned well of lies. I will not dine from your banquet of hateful xenophobia. I will not breathe your noxious air, tainted by your sequestered life of detached entitlement and filtered by your carefully constructed moat of homogeneity. I will not stand by in idle witness to the devastation you think is the beautiful path to progress, right and good. I will not attempt to see through your angry eyes, red-rimmed and hateful, your snake-iris view of the world skewed by a past that has shaped your hatred of all that is unlike you. I will not …

Patience Is Easy If I Let Things Happen

Patience Is Easy If I Let Things Happen

by in General, Mindfulness & Spirituality.

If I practice and master the art of letting things come, really just letting what comes come; I no longer need to be patient for the things I want, because I will receive the things being given to me. Just thinking “letting go” or “let go” eases the tension in my body, eases all the pressure i put on myself to get and get and get. I can continue to live and move towards goals and aspirations with no attachments to an outcome if I simply receive. In a state of receiving, I am getting what is coming, I have more room for gratitude and awareness to the things that are …

You’re Never Out Of The Game Until You’re Actually Dead

You’re Never Out Of The Game Until You’re Actually Dead

by in General, Mindfulness & Spirituality, Moving & Eating.

You’re always in the game. Always… It’s not like you fail at somethign and then you’re out. No, you’re still in, despite how it might feel in the moment, you are still in. No subs here, no coach on the sideline to replace you; as long as you are alive, you are still very much in the game. So, if you’re down, get up. If you are frozen, move forward; just keep moving, one step at a time, one breath at a time. Life is a game, a game with rules, that if followed and respected can be played quite well. Play the game to the best of your ability …

How To Overcome A Fear Of Asking for Help

How To Overcome A Fear Of Asking for Help

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Asking for help sounds like the easiest thing in the world to do – yet for many of us, it’s the most difficult. Asking for help often pushes our psychological buttons. Perhaps, it’s a question of pride. We would rather people think we’re completely self-sufficient. Perhaps, it’s embarrassing, and an image of a panhandler comes to mind. Perhaps, it’s the thought of rejection and the imagined sting of a flat-out refusal. It’s different for everyone. While some people are quite uninhibited about asking for help, some of us feel sensitive about it, feeling mortified even if we need to ask for help with small things. Sometimes You Have No Choice …

Keep Someone So Busy They Won't Be Able To Wake Up Or Even Have The Time To Think About Waking Up

Keep Someone So Busy They Won’t Be Able To Wake Up Or Even Have The Time To Think About Waking Up

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Thinking is necessary to waking up. We must think to wake up. We must think “wake up”. In a way, the time to think, the time to watch and choose our thoughts, makes thinking this highly valuable commodity only accessed through time. The average man doesn’t know who he is or what he thinks. He’s under the influence of all the business around him. He’s lumped himself into the common lumps of everyone else. Standing out takes time and thought, but he’s too busy for thinking. He’s too bombarded with thoughts that are forced upon him. Norms that are hammered into him on film, television, media, billboards, and guys dressed …

What Would It Take For Me To Except That My Life Is Governed By Chance, By Laws That I Have No Idea About?

What Would It Take For Me To Except That My Life Is Governed By Chance, By Laws That I Have No Idea About?

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What would it take for me to except that my life is governed by chance, by laws that I have no idea about? Even Einstein said, “The best explanation science can offer for the things that happened in the universe is that they happen as in a game of chance.” Chance. All this crumble or grows by chance. There really is no explanation for the game of life; and yet, we all want to understand things. We all want to find an explanation that satisfies reason, anything to make it all make sense. We want to understand so bad, that we go beyond reason, we go into superstition and religion …

#STAYWOKE

#STAYWOKE

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The first noble truth says simply that it’s part of being human to feel discomfort. It is clear to me, that in this country and abroad, a fire has broken out, we have faced fires before; Now, we must fight like we have never fought before! It will not be easy, but we were born fighters, and lovers, but yes- fighters. We must fight against injustices in our every day lives, not only for ourselves but for the people and communities who need it most.  This starts with small acts (and not behind a screen, but in real every day life actions): educating yourself, showing compassion, using your voice-by any …

In meditation we figure out where we are.

If Your Body Shows Up That’s One Thing, If Your Energy Shows Up That’s Another

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If your body shows up that’s one thing. If your energy shows up that’s another. That’s the faith of a mustard seed moving a mountain. It’s not a lot of faith, it’s simple actual faith. Energy and body showing up as one. That’s spiritual physics dominating physical physics. That’s what I aim for. The place where nothing scares you and everything is possible. Let us all show up as one. Body and mind. Heart and soul. Words and actions simultaneous and one.   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 …

Meditation Is About Figuring Out "Where We Are"

Meditation Is About Figuring Out “Where We Are”

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Meditation Is About Figuring Out “Where We Are”.  “Where am I?” Part of me is afraid about tomorrow. Part of me is worried about my finances. Part of me is planning out what I’m gonna say to her. Part of me is thinking why I don’t ever get it right. Part of me has a numb leg and an itch. “Where am I?” In meditation we figure out where we are.   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 …

How Can I Expect To Be Well Fed With A Closed Mouth

How Can I Expect To Be Well Fed With A Closed Mouth

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I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “A closed mouth don’t get fed”. If not, it means if you aren’t prepared for what you want, you can’t expect to get it. Maybe you’ll get what it is you want, after time and time again of life knocking and knocking at your doorstep yelling, “Take me, allow me to take care of you, I know you want this, so let me give you the things you want.” Life shouldn’t and doesn’t have to yell and fight so hard for you to be at ease with it, if you simply prepare yourself. Let’s take relationships, more often or not we want these relationships, these things …

I'll Change… Not Tomorrow, TODAY.

I’ll Change… Not Tomorrow, TODAY.

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Sit down and write everything you know you should do but don’t do. And then sit down and write everything you know you shouldn’t do but do do. (Yes I said do do)… And now begin to see all the excuses you have for not developing your will. See all the excuses for not changing. If your body shows up that’s one thing. If your energy shows up that’s another. That’s the faith of a mustard seed moving a mountain. It’s not a lot of faith, it’s simply actual faith. Energy and body showing up as one. That’s spiritual physics dominating physical physics. That’s what I aim for. If you find …

Heartbreak Reveals Who We Are

Heartbreak Reveals Who You Are. That Said, Fight To Love MORE

by in General, Mindfulness & Spirituality.

HEARTBREAK is unpreventable; the natural outcome of caring for people and things over which we have no control… Heartbreak begins the moment we are asked to let go but cannot, in other words, heartbreak is the very essence of being human, of being on the journey from here to there, and of coming to care deeply for what we find along the way. There is almost no path a human being can follow that does not lead to heartbreak. Realizing heartbreak is inescapable, we can see heartbreak not as the end of the road, but the road. Heartbreak reveals who we are. Heartbreak asks us not to look for another …

This Is Who You Are

This Is Who You Are

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This is who are you. I wish this was some sort of metaphor for anything other than what is happening – you are seeing yourself. Chances are you never saw yourself before. What i’m trying to say is, this is not a distorted image like you’re used to. You are not looking for yourself / You are looking at yourself. I repeat, this is who you are. Not who think you are. Not the face you thought you knew. This is exactly what other people see when they look at you. This isn’t a reflection, it’s the image of you. Normally a mirror is reassurance. That you are still here. …

Hope Means Rising Above Low Level Shit

Hope Means Rising Above Low Level Shit

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Hope and acceptance go hand in hand. Radical hope radical acceptance. To fight the thing is to fight change and what you wanted most was change. Be careful when you call for divine intervention. It will wreak havoc when it comes. I guess what I battle with most is how easily we just get over shit. Which is often good and often not. We don’t get over, we forget, and forget is not dealing with somethign, forget is not healing. Right? Most of the time we just get over it. It’s time really, time is the little blue pill that just makes shit go away. Time is flawless like that. …

What Must Be Left?

What Must Be Left? What Must Leave?

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What must I leave? One must be able to leave. And one must leave. Leave. In leaving One discovers ones path by discovering the paths that stray from it. In order to begin one must go. So, what must be left? What must I leave? I can leave. I should go. Leave.   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

The Authentic Life

The Authentic Life

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The authentic life is one where you align what you do with what you care about most. The authentic life is (as I imagine) a life in flow. Effortless. Where action adn being are not seperate form each other, they are one. What do you care about most? That’s the question we must ask. “What do I care about most?” Go there. With everything, go into that. Don’t ask anything else but that. What do I care about most? What will allow me to be honest and real, not fake and pleasing and curious about what I should do, for who, when. I’ll take an authentic vs a un-authentic you any …

This Story Must Change... NOW!

This Story Must Change… NOW!

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In the news, on our screens, in our cars, on our phones the story unfolds All. Over. Again. Just like: Yesterday’s story, The other day’s story, Last week’s story, Last month’s story, Last year’s story, Several year’s story We look on, we pray, we sob, we weep, we fret, We wonder…. When will it be me? We wonder… Where will I be? In a Church? In a movie theatre? At a School? On a bus? On a train? At some airport? We mourn for her, We mourn for him, We mourn for them, we mourn And tomorrow, it is again yesterday’s story. It does not stop. We sigh when will …

In Times Of Stress, Turbulence, And Uncertainty What Peace Is There?

In Times Of Stress, Turbulence, And Uncertainty What Peace Is There?

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The anger, fear, and confusion that has rippled through the country for some time is coming to a head. Regardless of your political affiliation, it’s undeniable that the nation has entered uncharted territory, the tension is palpable. In times of stress, turbulence, and uncertainty what peace is there? In sum: the radical notion that when we cultivate an equanimous mind, even the most extreme external circumstances do not hold sway. Meditation teaches you just what little control you have over yourself. Realizing this is the first step. After we make peace with it, we can work to continue sitting and regaining control over the mind. Sitting is practice for all the things …

Don’t Look For Peace.

Don’t Look For Peace. Don’t Look For Any Other State Than The One You Are In Now.

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“Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.” Eckhart Toll 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 …

The Secret To Life Is

The Secret To Life Is:

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Knowing that you can do and say something that no one else can. No one. That’s a fact. Because you are you and no one will ever be you. No one has lived and seen what you have seen. This isn’t about worse or better – it’s about unique perspective and KNOWING that your unique perspective matters. That what you’ve lived through counts. That what you have to say is vital, important, and true. Now, the biggest reason we forget this is because we have been trying to say the right thing, in the right way, we’ve been trying to do it right. We aren’t here to get it right, …

Live First, Study Second.

Live First, Study Second.

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People today have a strange approach towards real life action. We will do anything to avoid it. We’ll read about how to do something to procrastinate from actually doing it! We will click a like button and a share but don’t do. This is a trap; we are so overloaded with information about how to live that we feel paralyzed from actually getting out there and living. Living should come first, studying second. Read, but if reading and scrolling subtracts from the time you have to actually practice and live – cut it out. This is so simple yet so crucial. Readings guide us to the water. It is our …