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I've Been Thinking About The Immediacy Of Life

Thinking About The Immediacy Of Life

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I’ve been thinking about the immediacy of life. How we inherently desire this immediacy but are so afraid of how actual it is, that in a single moment this life which is not granted to us can vanish. Unfortunately, now, it is so present how immediate things can turn, how someone can walk in and take you or a loved ones life or a malicious attempt can be made on your life when you had no idea. So what, what does that do, where does that leave us? How are we not awake to this un-guarantee of life, to this here and now necessity to actually living. Awake that we …

Things Are Not Getting Worse, They're Just Getting Uncovered

Things Are Not Getting Worse, They’re Just Getting Uncovered

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

Things are being revealed. We are unearthing the cracks in the system. Look deep enough and you will find flaws. Give it time and the flaws will reveal themselves. We are covered in flaws and imperfections- they have forced themselves to the surface. The world is now on notice, the world is not (hopefully) aware, conscious, and present that we need more love, that our actions matter, that we can not be innocent bystanders. We are realizing how much we are soaked in fear, doubt and worry. We are noticing that most people exist in a state of lack and fear their inherent survival. We are hearing the cries and the …

How Easily We Stop Ourselves From Living

How Easily We Stop Ourselves From Living

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From really living! Full steam ahead. How quickly we cut ourselves off from this moment, from this thing called life, which is happening right here, right now. You see, anytime we look back or thinks head we have stopped living. We have cut ourselves off. Once you start thinking about the beginning its the end…Once you start thinking about the beginning its the end.  – Junot Diaz A line begins and runs on, over bumps and scrapes, but runs on. And then it thinks about where it came from, it wonders if that was better than this, it  compares then to now and it looks back…  And it, the moment, this …

There Is So Much Good Coming Your Way

There Is So Much Good Coming Your Way

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There is so much Good coming your way. I repeat: There is so much Good coming your way. Good you haven’t even thought of yet. Good on a level you have yet to experience, but its there, waiting, saying come get me, let me in, I’m ready, are you? Can you embrace that there is a plan for you? And its not insignificant, It matters. Nothing is too grand for you, nothing is to good to be true for you. Say yes to this fact. Say yes to your soul wanting to know itself more, wanting to let itself shine a little more. You are never a victim, this is …

Finding Joy In Each Moment

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Suffering: The refusal to accept what is. I think that about sums it up. Whether we are trying our best to not allow what is, or we are in complete denial of what is, it all has to do with evading the truth. As put so eloquently by Alice Miller: “The truth about our lives is stored up in our body, and although we can repress it we can never alter it. Our intellect can be deceived, our feelings manipulated, our perceptions confused, and our body tricked with medication. But someday the body will present its bill, for it is as incorruptible as a child who, still whole in spirit, …

To Many People Want To Figure It Out

To Many People Want To Figure It Out

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

To many people want to figure it out. They are waiting for the “right” moment. “For this to fall into place”, “only when this happens”, “once this happens, this will happen then this…” Just do something. Just start. And then guess what, life and that project that thing you just did will show you what you need to do next, all that thinking, you won’t have to do it because you’ll be doing. Stop figuring it out and start doing it. We don’t have to know “how’s”. How’s are revealed. How’s are what people who aren’t doing study. How’s are great, but they’re usually a map of someone else how’s. …

Girl Sits Down To Meditate

Girl Sits Down To Meditate

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Girl sits down to meditate. Lights incense and candles, bows before her alter and pulls out her perfectly formed cushion. She sits… With a timer… She sits… See, there are many benefits to this practice: Stress relief, mindful present moment awareness, calm, patience, peace, gratitude, and builds gray matter in the brain. Timer goes off, she opens her eyes smiling. She bows before the altar, blows out the candles, smells the incense, gives thanks and begins her day. She gracefully takes out her newly purchased liquid supplement in its big glass jar, drinks in all its nutritional value, and comments on its beautiful glass design; and when returning it to …

In The Noisy Confusion Of Life, Keep Peace In Your Soul

In The Noisy Confusion Of Life, Keep Peace In Your Soul

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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing …

Who Is The Enlightened One?

Who Is The Enlightened One?

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One day an enlightened master was driving down the street. He had just left his ashram and was feeling really high, full of love as the chants of his followers played in his mind. Being a yogi, and not the best driver, he lost track of the physical moment and his foot weighed on the gas pedal. He began to speed toward an intersection where a little girl was crossing on her way home from school. That same day, a convicted murderer had escaped from prison and was fleeing, on foot, through the same town. He had committed heinous acts and for that had been branded a criminal and jailed …

It's Dark Because You Are Trying Too Hard

It’s Dark Because You Are Trying Too Hard

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It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. To think, I was so preposterously serious in those days. Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me. Lightly, lightly. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling, lightly… Aldous Huxley Island   Interested in Mindfulness, Coaching, A healthier Happier You? – Work with …

Suffering Brought You Here

Suffering Brought You Here

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Suffering brought you here – which is cool- which is common. Most of us come to know and learn the ways to suffer less (and possibly not suffer at all) because we are over our current suffering. Eventually we come to that place where the pain of change is far less than the pain of remaining the same. I present to you an alternative view. A call to action per say, an adventure: A place where meditation and knowing thyself is a way to unlock powers you can’t even begin to fathom. I’m talking x-men type powers, marvel, avengers, super-powers! Powers you have to unlock to believe. And the relief …

Love Is Easy

Love Is Easy

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Love is ecstasy. Love has no fear or vengeance. Love is easy. Easy. Don’t confuse love with relationship necessities like communication and sacrifice. Love is easy. Love comes before all of that. And that love, that easy-no-fear-no-vengeance-ecstasy-love you got in a high doses! You got a love reservoir that will never tap out, ever. – Christopher Rivas This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us.

Your Most Valuable Possession: Your Mind

Your Most Valuable Possession: Your Mind

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Forces are watching and waiting to take your mind. It’s not your money and it’s not your goods. It’s your mind. Protect it all cost! The thief that takes your mind has no body. No camera can capture it and no watch dog will spot it. Why is mind more profitable than oil? Our awake mind contains within it in fire treasure and power. A power to wake up other minds from mindless delusion. Our awake mind makes us rich and free. To guard against such mind thief’s as fear, doubt, worry, lust and greed, we need agency, wisdom, and courage. Without these 3 things we are done for. “The …

Don't Believe The Hype

Don’t Believe The Hype

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It’s easy to become attached to the “success” – things achieved. Easy to become attached to the stories that people say about you – “you’re gonna be a star, you need this big name and this big thing, you deserve it, you have the touch, you got it.” – stories you now believe. Easy to forget yourself without these things. These things become you… and when the wave is down, because all currents have a flow, and seasons come and go, and every dog has its day – you get it. When that day comes you start to forget that you are not the things. Your mom gets sick and …

4 Essentials To A Succesful Practice

4 Essentials To A Succesful Practice

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“I do whatever works and change it when it no longer works.” – Thich Nhat Hanh 1. Don’t make a rigid structure and then chastise yourself for not living up to it. If we want a practice to be in our life, a practice that we are implementing for health, wellness, happiness, a practice for less suffering; we must not set up rules and conditions that cause us more suffering or any suffering when we don’t stick to them. Life changes, always, go with the flow. 2. Structure is a good thing. It is significantly easier to return to something solid rather than somethign floating around in space. Structure can help …

You Must Stay In Concentration

You Must Stay In Concentration

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You must stay in concentration. I repeat, You must stay in concentration. No matter what, you must stay in concentration! The devil, Mara, witches, evil, anything outside of you (and often belonging to someone else – i.e. social media and advertising of all kinds) are trying to make you fall away form concentration. You must stay in concentration. You must not drift. You must recognize the temptation and watch it vanish. This is why we become mindful of who we are and what we want. What we want, not what we’re told to want. If we stay in concentration we have open road full of infinite possibilities to all that we desire and …

Compassion Is About Finding The Work That Can Be Done

Compassion Is About Finding The Work That Can Be Done

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What can be done? When needed most, and seeming too large to even begin to tackle, stop looking at all that can’t be done, and ask, “what can be done?” Like,. how does one show them self kindness? Can you do that? How does one have some sort of appreciation for their day to day life and struggles? If you’re still approaching your emotions and moments and thoughts like enemies on a battlefield, how will you be able to appreciate their creative play or discover their wisdom? What you’re doing here is simple but it’s not going to be easy. The whole process will work much better if you relax …

Why Meditate?

Why Meditate?

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Why Meditate? Because negative thought needs thought to survive. Without thought, no negative thought. Without thought, life and existence! The pristine mind is one with fewer thoughts, less anxiety and fear. The pristine mind is the true mind. – Christopher Rivas Interested in Mindfulness, Coaching, A healthier Happier You? – Work with me here With mindfulness comes patience, and with patience you will learn the rest.

We Are Effecting All The Time

We Are Effecting All The Time

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All the time. Everything we do is effecting somethign and everything around us. Not only our actions, but also our thoughts. You can live as you want as long as you don’t harm other people – right? Are you not harming other people? Are your thoughts and simple actions innocent? Inaction … If we persecuted inaction, we’d have no world left. But even that makes a difference, the things you don’t do. We are effecting all the time. Even invisibly effecting. With our whole being. Our whole essence. So what are you doing? Who are you? What are you not doing? This doesn’t mean go out and change the world right now. It …