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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 …

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Mainly the Ugly

The Good, The Bad, and Mainly the Ugly: Storytelling’s ability to reveal what is, what truly is

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Storytelling’s ability to reveal what is, what truly is: It’s pretty human to want to identify with the good and avoid seeing the bad. We have to see the bad. Women or men, it is only through recognizing our bad, our ugly, our foolishness, our mistakes that we learn to grow. The more we become aware of our foolishness, of our fear filled stories and silly habits, the greater will be the awakening of a new, more compassionate story; the more we realize how we have been growing in or own foolishness. Your actions, your words, desires and fears are not bad or negative in and off themselves. I’m not …

BLAME ELEGANTLY

BLAME ELEGANTLY

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There is a Buddhist phrase that says, “The truth is what is useful.” I work with a lot of people who come in with a lot of baggage about family and parents and mom and dad, my job is too heighten their perspective. As in you can blame your parents for your birth, you can make them any means, you can blame them for a ton of things, or you can say, “I was something before birth, and I chose my parents because I needed them at the school. The limitations they gave me are what made me, and I am what I am thanks to them. They are marvelous …

With That Moon Language

With That Moon Language

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Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud; Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still though, think about this, This great pull in us To connect. Why not become the one Who lives with a full moon in each eye That is always saying, With that sweet moon Language, What every other eye in this world Is dying to Hear.   The Gift Poems by Hafiz The Great Sufi Master   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 …

What is the cost to never hurt again

What has been the cost of our determination to never hurt again?

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What has been the cost of our determination to never hurt again? To never fall or trust or be used in that way again? What has been the cost of everything we have created to keep us safe (what we think is ‘safe’)? How have our defense strategies designed to keep us safe actually become mandates that arrest our growth, comfort, and perpetuate the story of worst-case scenario? How much of our life is built up because we don’t want to be hurt, because we are unable to heal, because we are unable to trust ourselves and trust the world, because we are unable to become vulnerable? People really want …

In order to create

In order to create it is necessary to throw yourself off the top of the building.

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  At that moment, you are creating without knowing where you were going. Maybe the fireman will catch you, maybe there will be one of those big pillow-like things that will cradle you, maybe the ground is made of jello, maybe you aren’t falling, maybe you’re flying, maybe not. If your chief concern is security, you have to take the stairs. I create the needing security, creation creates security. Artists take leaps, and know they are secure in the unknown. … Don’t let the old new try and create a new project, you have changed, you are something else, let that thing do the crafting. … An artist predicts the …

The Gift Of Life

The Gift Of Life

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The Buddha said, “the gift of food is the gift of life.” With 900 million people hungry… Let me be food. Let me walk into the world knowing, I am food. Not simply food for thought, but nourishment, actual nourishment. I am food that upholds and supports you in all you practice, refuses to abandon you in the truth of suffering. I am food that replenishes and repairs. What greater prayer/goal/mantra/dedication is there then to be food and nourishment for a hungry world? I am food. I am food. I am food.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a …

Living The Question

Living The Question

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What did my face look like before I was born? Do I wake up when I sleep, or do I wake up when I wake up? Is waking really sleeping? Who am I? What does it mean to be here? What if my tears aren’t liquid, but hard, frozen ice with geometrical points, that can cut out the blindness and make me see? I have a lot of questions, a lot, o answers, just questions. Rumi (the great Persian mystic/poet) speaks about not allowing the lack of an answer to create disparity in you; but rather holding the question, living the question, until one day we live into an answer. …

Every Human Body Is An Altar

Every Human Body Is An Altar

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All places are open doors. Humility is the key that opens these doors. There is nothing to wait for Nothing to receive. You are not a stranger or a Lone Ranger, but a participant. All of this is impossible without the others. Perfection is not possible Though excellence is. Beware of your story Your story contains thorns. If you keep it You will lose it. If you give it, You will finally be able to have it. You only own what you can let go of. Each thing in its own time. Enlightenment means being yourself. To find oneself Is to give oneself. Beneath the skin Is the soul. Develop …

The Gift Of Life

Imagine, being so secure in your well-being that ALL your actions have others in mind?

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Most people in your life rooms and in your jobs are coming from, “Me me me, how can this help me? How can this serve me?” And you’re the one walking in with “You you you, how can I help you? I’m good. How can I serve you?” While everyone else is thinking about their own well being, you know you’re good, so you’re thinking about everyone else, how can you serve them, so they can get to your level? Think about how that propels you forward in this life; because who doesn’t want the person around who’s there for them, really there for them. Simultaneously, who doesn’t want to …

dancing as the word of god

The truth: everything animate and inanimate, painful and blissful, is singing, vibrating, and dancing as the word of God.

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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, this is the meaning, the question and the answer. I never had 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.   Work with me to relearn and transform your stories into powerful …

No Fear

This Holiday Season I Choose To Gift You No Fear

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I choose to give you the gift of no fear. This holiday I will do my best to fill your stocking and pack your tree full of support. I will do my best to let you know you will not be abandoned, even through the suffering. A gift that will hold you and let you fly. A gift that removes obstacles and opens eyes. This holiday, your Box will be both light and full, overflowing in fact, with no fear; an abundance of no fear.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between a …

Take Back The Dream

Taking Back The Dream- How our stories can finally wake us up

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“A bomb with a long fuse can be lit years before it explodes, but the day when the detonation occurs, the harm is considerable.” – Alejandro Jodorowsky Just because you’ve always been one thing, just because it’s always been one way, doesn’t mean you have to play that same part again, today, tomorrow, over and over. Life is fluid, always has been, constantly in motion; it’s our same old stories about “who we are”, “what we are”, and “how it is” that make life stagnant. Fluidity is life, stagnancy is death. Let’s save ourselves, let’s cut our own fuse before it’s too late. Life belongs to us, to create as …

What Sweet Poison Do I Keep Sipping?

What Sweet Poison Do I Keep Sipping?

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“There is a way of undertaking things that is pleasant now and ripens in the future as pain, and there is a way of undertaking things that is painful now and ripens in the future as pleasure.” – Majjhima Nikaya 46 Perhaps when we pause to catch our breath, between gulps of sweet poison, we may glimpse the peril into which we are willfully placing ourselves and choose a wiser course. We may asked the questions that need to be asked, what sweet poison do I keep sipping? What (story, habit, person, place, thing) must I walk away from? Holding the question, living the question, until one day we live …

Success

Ask A Hundred People What Success Is, You’ll Get A Hundred DIfferent Answers. So, We Did It For You

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This is a guest post form the very wise Kimberly Gan at SelfDevelopmentSecrets.com … Full Article Here. Best Ways To Learn One thing’s for sure; learning is one of the most important things. Everyone has learned and experienced something in life, and you can get all that knowledge without actually going through them. With access to the internet, there’s no shortage of knowledge and no excuse not to learn in today’s world. The only thing that’s probably more important than learning is doing. From our survey, books (24%) are the most common way of learning. Followed by blogs (17%), online courses  (13%), podcasts(13%), then social media(9%) and seminars (9%). This is quite …

What Must I Let Go Of To Let New Stories Into My Life?

What Must I Let Go Of To Let New Stories Into My Life?

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From my Storytelling and Spirituality Series for HOI.tv – WATCH THE CLASS SPIRITUAL STORYTELLING HERE! WATCH THE CLASS SPIRITUAL STORYTELLING HERE!   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.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

One Can Soften Everywhere and One Should

One Can Soften Everywhere and One Should

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There is a wisdom in softness. There is an ease in softness. It takes courage to be soft. To be soft is to stop wanting to wake up. To stop wanting answers, to live inside of the question, holding the question, living the question until one day you live into an answer. Softness is letting go and allowing. Softness is less effort, more grace. Softness is absorbing all that life has to offer. You can practice softening everywhere and you should. To be soft is to actually feel and experience an event. To softly experience it so that you can let it go and let it dissolve, softly. Softness can …

Things To Do Before I Die

Things To Do Before I Die

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Live at The Shine at Wanderlust Hollywood 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.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

Silently Doing Good For Others

Silently Doing Good For Others

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What allows me to silently do good for others? A good that is effortless, without bragging, a good that is graceful. Becoming soft, becoming soft allows me to silently do good. If I’m soft I can spread. If I’m soft I can silently do good for others I can silently be kind I can silently be in service to a wonderful god and a wonderful life. If I’m soft God can use me Silently Using my skills and my love For the benefit of all beings.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between …

Every living being represents a victory of cosmic desire

Every living being represents a victory of cosmic desire

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You were protected by the placenta from the attacks of anti-bodies that wanted to destroy you. You beat out millions in the most important race of your life. Something mysterious, immense, and profound had already decided, since the beginning of time, that you would exist. Because your presence was desired in this world, all the forces of the universe cooperated so that you could be born. Thus every living being represents a victory of cosmic desire.   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 …

In Order To Advance...

In Order To Advance…

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In order to advance, I take one more step, then one more, one step into the void. I climb farther, I risk entering the unknown, where there is no sign, where consciousness itself raises over the whole world without trying to change it, but simply in order to perceive that which is beyond words, that which already there. There, I have no more definitions, I have nothing. I am what I am without asking what I am, without comparing myself to anything, without judging myself, without any need for honor or praise or love. This is a sacred life. This is a sacred place.

What Costume Are You Wearing?

What Costume Are You Wearing?

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Above your flesh is your clothes, above your clothes is your mask, beyond your mask and clothes is your real costume, the one that propels your forward or holds you back. You are in this costume, always, whether you know it or not. Imagine, you are god in drag. You are the cosmos on Halloween. What you wear matters, it’s a choice. Is it made of linen, silk, cotton, wool? Is it a damaged and impure material that leaves a residue behind, stains your mind, or injects suffering into your blood? Is it your cloth or someone’s else’s? Are you pretending to be someone else, wanting to be someone else, …

reap what you sow

You Reap What You Sow… What Are You Sowing?

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What are you sowing? You must do the work to know the seeds that God is giving you. To know the seeds you are ready, willing, able, and deserve to handle. To know the crop that is forth coming. No matter what, it’s coming. What you plant will grow. What seeds are you planting? Your seeds are here to help the earth. Not just you. To feed and nurture us. All of us. WE reap what you sow. WE need you. “Seeds are given to he who sows in order to fructify the earth.” What will be give will also be for others. Your knowings, your talents, gifts, your skills, …