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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 …

People are fantastic at forgetting. Forgetting is not healing.

People Are Fantastic At Forgetting. Forgetting Is Not Healing.

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“If things would have gone the way I would have wanted them to have gone I wouldn’t be the person I am today.” People are fantastic at forgetting. Forgetting is not healing. Forgetting is not being okay. Forgetting is forgetting. Those things we have chosen or not chosen to forget will come rearing their not truly forgotten heads. When they do, it’ll be vicious, it’ll suck. The art of story is the gift of choosing to remember. Choosing to actively remember. Choosing to take ownership. Choosing to acknowledge. Choosing not to forget, but rather to remember the things that made us who we are. To thank what came and went. …

It Is Not Easy To Be Alive, It Is Not Hard, But It's Not Easy.

It Is Not Easy To Be Alive, It Is Not Hard, But It’s Certainly Not Easy.

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To Live Is Not To Resign Oneself. The only sin is in hoping for another life. – Albert Camus, The Myth Of Sisyphus It is not easy to be alive, it is not hard, but it not certainly not easy. There is no superhuman happiness. I find no hope in the happiness of angels, in the everlasting that past my time; so I must live now, before angels come to get me. Stones, flesh, stars, the truths that ones hand can touch. This is living. Not hoping, but living. The foolish man hopes, the wise man lives. See’s his blessings, see’s what he has not all that he does not have. …

Tap Into Your Phone for a Bit of Mindfulness Today

Tap Into Your Phone for a Bit of Mindfulness Today

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In our Western society, it is normal to feel a steady level of stress throughout your day. Our lives are busy and fast paced, but it is important to find some stillness in all the hustle and bustle. To keep both your body and mind healthy, it is necessary to take a deep breath and remove yourself from the situations that cause you stress and anxiety. Looking at your smartphone to help relieve stress is probably not the first thought that comes to mind. We tend to shy away from technology when looking for a reprieve from the commotion of everyday life. However, there are many new apps and devices …

Everything I Want Means I Gotta Stop Caring & Start Living

Everything I Want Means I Gotta Stop Caring & Start Living

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I care way to much about what people think. I don’t like this! I don’t like that. This means I’m gonna have to experience things, alone, fully… and not worry about what it’ll look like on my feed. Wonder, will people like it? What people will like it? Will it get me followers? Will it go viral? I’m gonna have to be in it, me, alone, and just experience it, really experience it without the filter of a life and virtual world outside of this moment. Everything I want means I gotta stop caring & start living. “Do I like it?” Will be the only question worth experiencing. Free yourself …

Stillness Is An Art Worth Perfecting.

Stillness Is An Art Worth Perfecting.

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Stillness is a vital part of living well. Stillness enables a person to switch off the world and yet still be passionately engaged and full present. To create stillness in your life, rely on daily rituals that allow you to slow down and be mindful. Get closer to realizing your true self through practice, silence, and a little meditation. Find a moment of peace in your jasmine green tea, nutritious acai bowl, delicious green smoothie and/or juice, purifying alkaline water, or energizing bulletproof (actually Peruvian) fat coffee with coconut oil and full fat grass fed butter.  Reacquaint yourself with a passion you may have forgotten, such as painting, writing, or …

Say The Magic Words Thank You

Say The Magic Words Thank You

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Say the magic words thank you. Say them out loud, shout them from rooftops, whisper them to yourself, say them in your mind, or feel them in your heart, but wherever you go from this day forward, take gratitude and it’s magical power with 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 maximizing ones life. Join us

I've Always Had The Best, Because Life Puts The Best In Front Of Me

I’ve Always Had The Best, Because Life Puts The Best In Front Of Me

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Even the guy in the car driving 20 in a 50. Even the lady who’s looking at me like I just ate her baby. Even the dude talking way too loudly on his cellphone about how, “Actually $100,000 won’t cut it.” In way too small of a public space. Life knows right then I gotta be driving slow, I gotta be hearing these words, I have to receive this look – don’t worry about why? It’s happening. Be thankful because life says drive slow homie, drive slow- Drive slow, so when my tire explodes on the highway I am exactly where I need to be in order to be safe. Drive slow and listen and be …

The Pause Is The Moment Where All Great Things Happen

The Pause Is The Moment Where All Great Things Happen

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The pause is the moment where all great things happen. It’s the space in between moments, in between sounds. A and B are boring compared to all that happened on the way there. A and B are already finished by the time we have time to acknowledge them. It’s the space that makes music pop, the silence, or else it’s just noise. Noise and music are profoundly different. Embrace the space. Love the silence. Praise the sounds between sounds. Listen to the breath and experience the magic. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of …

My Worst Nightmare:

My Worst Nightmare:

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A punishment where all of my energy is exerted towards a goal that accomplishes nothing. A life where every day is simply a bunch of nations not for now, but for “what if’s” and “security blankets” and “for laters”. A life of actions towards accomplish nothing. The gods actually believed that there was no punishment more dreadful than that of futile and hopeless labor – look at sisyphus and tantalus – punished to the same action over and over and over again. What does that say about me? If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation …

Forgetting Is Not Healing

Forgetting Is Not Healing

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“If things would have gone the way I would have wanted them to have gone I wouldn’t be the person I am today.” People are fantastic at forgetting. Forgetting is not healing. Forgetting is not being okay. Forgetting is forgetting. Those things we have chosen or not chosen to forget will come rearing their not truly forgotten heads. When they do, it’ll be vicious, it’ll suck. The art of story is the gift of choosing to remember. Choosing to actively remember. Choosing to take ownership. Choosing to acknowledge. Choosing not to forget, but rather to remember the things that made us who we are. To thank what came and went. …

I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me.”

I Am Learning To Allow The Space Between Where I Am & Where I Want To Be, To Inspire Me & Not Terrify Me.

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  “Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later. I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me.” – Tracee Ellis Ross It’s about removing the separation between wants and haves, between work and life, between play and 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 and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us.

I Get Said "No" To A Lot.

I Get Said “No” To A Lot.

by in Mindfulness & Spirituality, Moving & Eating.

I get said no to a lot. It’s the industry I’m in, I put myself out there – sometimes people vibe with it and sometimes they don’t. “It’s exactly how it’s supposed to go.” … One of these days I won’t have to keep saying it – I’ll know it – in my marrow: it’s exactly how it’s supposed to go, something bigger and better is on the horizon. But until I know it, I say it, I remind myself, and I share with y’all – Who are just as brave and courageous and putting yourself out on the line. So thank you for inspiring me. Whether you turn to …

Man Wants To Earn Money In Order To Be Happy

Man Wants To Earn Money In Order To Be Happy

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A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort & the best of life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is then forgotten, the means are taken for the end, and the man no longer knows anything.   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.

To Think Is To Create A World You Want To Run From, Or You Want More From.

To Think Is To Create A World You Want To Run From, Or You Want More From.

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To think is to create a world (or to limit one’s world, which comes to the same thing) you want to run from, or you want more from. It is starting out from the basic disagreement that separates you from your experience in this moment, in order to find a common ground according to an idea, nostalgia, and or hope for something other than this. The human heart is filled with this stubborn hope, overflowing with so much hope that we fall into the trap of accepting lies. This acceptance coupled with our need for peace makes us desperate, dull, and asleep. We do stupid and desperate things. Let’s be honest, …

Pray Bigger

If All Your Prayers Were Answered, Would It Change The World, Or Just Yours.

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If all your prayers were answered, would it change the world, or just yours. Pray BIGGER 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.

Do Not Let Your Mind Tell You Lies And Ruin Your Life

Do Not Let Your Mind Tell You Lies And Run Your Life

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I’m suppose to speak from experience. Here’s what I know – yesterday I drove myself crazy, actually gave myself a panic attack, a headache and a stomach ache  all at the same time; from worry and self doubt. My mind took over my body and my life. Later I got the good news deep down inside I always knew would come and I felt like an idiot for allowing myself to go to such a silly and dark place, a place that had no benefit in my life, no assistance or medicine would my life got form that poisonous mental chatter my mind was thoroughly spitting out. So I beg …