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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 is the formula for joy; is that they were always there. It seems like you needed them and were looking for them and think that maybe they could have been there sooner. But they were here while you were there. They weren’t never not here. You and they were always moving towards each other. But as of a week ago, two days ago, a couple hours ago, a few minutes ago, until you saw that person, you didn’t know they existed. But they existed. They exist. That’s amazing. They are so …

Why Creativity Is Vital To Mental Health

Why Creativity Is Vital To Mental Health

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Many of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do.  Fewer of us know about the profound benefits of creative expression. Creating is another way to access a meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings. “Art is a guarantee to sanity,” said Louise Bourgeois, a French-American artist who died in 2010 at the age of 98. She even went on to add, “…This is the most important thing I have said.” For Bourgeois, art was a tool for coping with overwhelming emotion. She says she remembers making small sculptures out of bread crumbs at the dinner table when she was …

I Must Learn To Love The Fool In Me

I Must Learn To Love The Fool In Me

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“– the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and looses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and get hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protect me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.” – Theodore Rubin 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 …

Fear is made by uncertainty about the future

Fear is made by uncertainty about the future. No Future. No Fear.

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We’re worried that something bad will or might happen. Fear is made by uncertainty about the future. Though, because the event hasn’t even occurred yet, there’s also a possibility, however slim, that the outcome will be positive. If we remove the future. We remove the fear. No Future. No Fear.   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

There Is Much More Beyond What You Can See

There Is Much More Beyond What You Can See

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There is sight beyond the spectra of what you can see. Music beyond sounds you can hear and patterns you can comprehend Beyond the horizon is more Of something Of what? You are aren’t always sure, but you know there is more There is harmony beyond form Language beyond words Knowing beyond even knowing And a framework for love beyond which the heart, body, and brain can not comprehend Life where its beginning and end are unknowable The end of time and beginning of   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, …

​ Help me

​ Help me

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I’ve been told I belong to the people. I’ve been asked to come here to help raise consciousness, and to be completely honest, I don’t even like anything that much. SO I need help. I don’t know who to ask help of… So I ask everyone. I ask mystics, I spend $160 for an hour of present consciousness and inspired good, it works, sort of. I ask the flowers of remembrance and forgetting. “Poppies, help me to cut chords.” I ask, “Arch Angel Micheal remove the blocks and take me to a new place, remind me that I do deserve happiness and health, even though I’m really not yet perfect.” …

Truth Above All Else

Truth Above All Else

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​I believe we must always be diligently pursuing truth in our public and personal life. No matter what the odds, no matter what the situation, we must be diligent in our search for truth. Truth beyond emotions. Truth beyond judgement. Truth as a witness. Truth, the truth. I am wedded to truth. I am in the pursuit of truth. I am a truth farmer; planting seeds of truth, giving life to what really is. If we see what really is, what we really are, we don’t need all that stuff we are not. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a …

Make A Dent In The Universe!

Make A Dent In The Universe!

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[/r_img] “I aim to hit a target that others can not even see.” – Leonardo da Vinci I implore you I challenge you I insist That you get up and shake something Shake someone Hold someone That didn’t know They need We all need A Good shake.   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 average American child sees 20,000 simulated murders before reaching age 18.

The average American child sees 20,000 simulated murders before reaching age 18.

by in General, Mindfulness & Spirituality.

The average American child sees 20,000 simulated murders before reaching age 18. This is considered normal. There are thousands of films, television shows, that depict people doing terrible things to each other. If you read newspapers (who does that anymore?) or the Internet, you have every right to believe that bad nasty things compose 90% of the human experience. The authors of thousands of books published this year will hope to lord you into the glamour of killing, addiction, self hatred, shame, betrayal, extortion, robbery, cancer, and torture. You will be hard-pressed to find more than a few novels, films, new stories, and TV shows that dare to depict life …

Your Unconsciousness Causes You Pain

Your Unconsciousness Causes You Pain

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This is not some hocus-pocus theory. Your unconsciousness causes you pain You’ve become so good at distracting yourself from the suffering in your life. By putting all your attention into work, TV, sex, snacks, reading. Your suffering remains unseen and the source remains hidden. Your life become structured around everything that is sidestepping the suffering you rarely allow yourself to feel. And if only for a second, you touch the surface of your suffering, perhaps boredom, you quickly pick up the remote control. Feel you’re suffering, rest with it, embrace it, make love with it. Feel you’re suffering so deeply that you penetrate it and realize where it comes from. …

Give Up Your Self Concern

Give Up Your Self Concern

by in General, Mindfulness & Spirituality.

When I really think about it, ALL my tension comes from me mulling over my own problems. From me worrying and fretting over the things i want and would like – this endless endless cycle! The cure is to give myself, to create a gift for others, to give what I can give. To remove myself from myself, remove myself from the myth that I have control, remove myself from my own worrying about the things I want and need and put myself into a state of living and giving The main source of bodily tension is self concern. The main cure is to give yourself to others.  Take the tension …

Take Away Anything That dulls Your Edge

Take Away Anything That Dulls Your Edge

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Remove distraction. No newspapers or magazines, no TV, no candy cookies and sweets, no sex, no cuddling, the reading anything while you eat or sit on the toilet, no movies, no conversation that is an about truth, love, for the divine. You are entirely responsible for cutting through your own laziness, addictions, and unclarity. There is nothing to wait for nobody to blame. Whatever techniques are appropriate use them: Talk with your friends, use therapy, practice meditation or prayer, go on a VisionQuest, go on a hike, read a book, read scripture, walk in nature, keep a journal, study with the teacher. It really doesn’t matter what you choose, what …

Is Everyone Just Using Everyone To Get What They Want?

Is Everyone Just Using Everyone To Get What They Want?

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It all comes down to powerlessness and a relationship with a higher power/something outside of yourself that says you can not control all. You can want things definitely, but at what point does this focus of wanting things steer you away from real human connection? The present moment? Is everyone just using everyone to get what they want? We are powerless over so many things in our lives I believe it’s more in an individuals best interest to be moved through the world and to be of service to everyone they encounter rather than focusing on their own needs (outside of the obvious essential ones) and self surrounding thoughts… Then …

At Some Point We Have To Give Up Trying So Hard

At Some Point We Have To Give Up Trying So Hard

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We have to allow things to simply come to us. We have to let things happen. Don’t get it twisted, this is just as active as a process as going out and doing more stuff, choosing to TRUST the work, effort and energy you have put in, and to simply allow things to now come, because the seeds have been planted. Otherwise we are just running around constantly trying to get and do more because it is never enough and we don’t actually believe that our work or effort matters. At some point we must let go and allow. When you open yourself up to not knowing. When you give …

Chasing The Dream

CHASING THE DREAM

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“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.” – James Baldwin You pay more for car insurance because of where you live. You pay more for rent, way more than your place is worth. Your pay more for food, because it cost more in poor neighborhoods. Never mind that ”healthy” food is on average $45 more a month. You pay a higher percentage of your income in state and local taxes. You cash checks at places that take a cut. You can’t have a bank account because you can’t afford the fees. You pay more for public transit, because you can’t afford …

Once Upon A Time, People Were Not Separate From Each Other

Once Upon A Time, People Were Not Separate From Each Other

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Once upon a time, people were not born separate from each other. They were born entwined, kind of coupled with each other. So there were boys attached to boys, and there were girls attached to girls, and of course, boys and girls together in a wonderfully intimate ball. And back then we had eight limbs. There were four on top,  four on the bottom, and you didn’t have to walk if you didn’t want to. You could roll, and roll we did. We rolled backwards and we rolled forwards, achieving fantastic speeds that gave us a kind of courage. And then the courage swelled to pride. And the pride became …

Today Marks The Beginning Of A New Political Era

Today Marks The Beginning Of A New Political Era

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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, …

Katy Perry PSA

Katy Perry’s Chilling PSA Against Creating A Database Of Muslims In The Country

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  The video opens with the story of 89-year-old Haru Kuromiya, a Japanese American who spent her childhood on a chicken farm in Riverside, Calif. Sitting on a chair, with a shawl covering her small frame, Kuromiya talks about that fateful day in 1942 when government officials took her father. She and the rest of her family were later given tags and numbers to wear, she said. Then they were placed on a train, and Kuromiya, who would have been in her teens, found herself living in an internment camp. “We had to leave our business, our homes and our possessions behind, even our pets,” she said. “We were an American farm family …

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On Self-Respect: Joan Didion’s 1961 Essay from the Pages of Vogue

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Here, in its original layout, is Joan Didion’s seminal essay “Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power,” which was first published in Vogue in 1961, and which was republished as “On Self-Respect” in the author’s 1968 collection,Slouching Towards Bethlehem.​ Didion wrote the essay as the magazine was going to press, to fill the space left after another writer did not produce a piece on the same subject. She wrote it not to a word count or a line count, but to an exact character count. Once, in a dry season, I wrote in large letters across two pages of a notebook that innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that …

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

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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 …

Start A Successful Spa Business In 2017

Start A Successful Spa Business In 2017

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Do you want a career that leads to personal fulfillment? One way is to find a way to assist others. While there are many popular career choices that can help you reach this goal, like becoming a health care practitioner, there are other less obvious choices, like opening a small luxury spa designed to help people find peace, health, and a sense of well-being. If you’re wondering if you should invest in salon and spa equipment, here are some statistics to reassure you: During the 2008 recession, the spa industry enjoyed a booming business. 160 million people visited a spa, which represented a 16 percent increase in business over the year …

Ever Think It's Interesting That You Didn't Exist and Yet You Always Existed?

Ever Think It’s Interesting That You Didn’t Exist and Yet You Always Existed?

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People we meet, who enter our lives, who were not there before, if we think about it- we weren’t actually alive to them before and they weren’t alive to us, not in our small lives and small channels, then all of a sudden, we were very much alive to each other. But we were always alive and moving, always. It’s that thing in physics, that two things, two forces (and you are a force) are always moving towards each other- so we didn’t JUST meet and come alive, we’ve always been moving towards meeting. That’s just science. The more work we do on realizing that out tiny perspective, our small channel …

MONO NO AWARE

MONO NO AWARE

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In Japanese, “Mono No Aware” is the ephemeral nature of things. The idea that what makes something it all the more beautiful is the fact that it will fade. The shiny is not always shiny. The muscles get softer, the skin sags, the piece of music get sung like this once and only once. The young will not be young forever. The strong will not be strong forever. The idea that things are most beautiful and precious because they won’t last is quite powerful if you let it be. It’s all the most beautiful because it’s gone in a moment. A moment and time has changed.  The fragility of life that makes …