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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 …

Candamaharosana Tantra: Worship Women

Worship Women

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How sad and infuriating that the woman and her sacred lotus went from being worshipped to demonized. The enslavement of women under the man…when men used to kneel at the feet of the Goddess…the giver and taker of life…power stripped from the divine feminine…and given to a punishingfather…and a virgin worshipped….in the light “untouched” by man…while the sacred whores…are deemed….dirty and taboo…ravished and/or raped in the dark. I had a spiritual teacher who once said mankind is doomed until he can acknowledge and express his dark sexual energy with his beloved…in the light. Lots to chew on… ‘I am nowhere if not in the bodies of all women. So rejecting all …

Heartbreak Is Unpreventable; Inevitable.

Heartbreak Is Inevitable, Make Friends With It

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Heartbreak Is Unpreventable; Inevitable. Heartbreak is the natural outcome of caring for people and things over which we have no control, of holdings in our affection those who are inevitably moved beyond our line of sight. Heartbreak begins the moment we are asked to let go but cannot. Heartbreak is something we hope we can avoid, something to guard against; the hope is to find a way to place our feet where the forces of life will keep us in the manner to which will keep us from the loss that all other human beings have experienced without exception since the beginning of conscious time. Heartbreak may be the very essence …

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, …

Overcoming pain

Overcoming the tales we tell ourselves about physical pain

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A Second Arrow Story – Overcoming the tales we tell ourselves about physical pain We sat in chairs. It was evening. The room had carpet. I probably wore a wool sweater, because it was my first winter in England and I was a senior in college and I had just discovered wool. All of us, about a half dozen students, sat in padded chairs, except one boy who was so perfectly perched on a zafu that I immediately decided he was pretentious and would never reach enlightenment in any religion. The teacher, a Scottish man in his fifties, had an open face, the kind of caritathat made me think of books …

Being Is A Thing Worth Doing

Being Is A Thing Worth Doing

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Cracking the categories of thinking Doing doing doing. We are always doing. Doing things to do things to do more doing. Doing never has enough time. Doing causes let downs and failure. We can never be done with the doing. Doing is a long, tedious, never ending doing process. Doing is dependent on an outcome and a result. Being. Being being being. Being can be done. Being can be done again and again and again. Being can begin, end and begin, without force or effort. Being is an outcome. Being is a result. With being time disappears. Being is the hardest thing to do. Do being, stop doing. Being is …

You Are Not More Enlightened Because...

You Are Not More Enlightened Because…

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You are not more enlightened because you’ve been to Tulum, Fiji, and Bali. You are not more enlightened because you have attended 12 weekend “empowerment-remaster-change your life” conferences. You are not more enlightened because you have the perfect yoga attire and a 30k Instagram following. You are not more enlightened because you listen to more podcast than me. You are not more enlightened because you light enough palo santo and sage to never smell anything else ever again. You are not more enlightened because you can sit for 30minutes. You are not measured by the number and size of your Buddha statues. You are not your coy pond or lotus …

You Are No Less Af An Artist Because...

You Are No Less Af An Artist Because…

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You are no less of an artist because you stopped being getting jealous of your “friends” success on Instagram. You are no less of an artist because you don’t wanna be broke before you make it. You are no less of an artist to know you can’t make it anywhere, you are here. You are no less of an artist because you don’t wanna wait tables or sleep in your car. You are no less of an artist because your not broke. You are no less of an artist because you want a Ph.d in something (that your small brain says is not your art) but in actuality, everything is …

To Everyone With A Dream:

To Everyone With A Dream:

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To Everyone With A Dream: If you have ever held onto anything so tightly that you closed the doors to what life needs from you, you closed the door to possibility for more, please let go and allow all that greatness you know you deserve to hit you in ways your imagination couldn’t even begin to see – our imagination only knows what we “think” we know – life knows what’s really possible when we let go. Christopher Rivas   This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us.

To Many People Want To Figure It Out

To Many People Want To Figure It Out

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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. …

Stop Chasing It

Stop Chasing It

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Stop chasing it. Just stop. Stop reaching and grasping. Stop the wanting, like all that reaching and wanting is gonna make it happen, it’s not. Your grasping for air. Your talking. Show me something you can actually do. Nor will that thing do what your imagination thinks it will do. That thing is small, that thing is keeping you blind, that think you don’t have is not letting you see and use what you do have. So stop chasing. Just stop and see that you got some beautiful tools at your disposal right here right now.   This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us.

no ties to anyone

Free Of Care, With No Ties To Anyone, Is This Possible?

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Every single aspect in todays society has been financialized, school, arts, even National Parks, are all measured on return investment. If you’re at a restaurant and you ask the person next to you for the salt and he shoots back, “what’s in it for me?” That would be weird. We have some social understanding and acceptance that for now, the salt is all of ours. Indebtedness. Each of us stand perpetually in the others debt. None of us want to be in debt, and many young people owe so much on their college loans they can barely pay their rent, let alone buy a car or own a house. Interest …

It's Dark because You're Trying To Hard

It’s Dark because You’re Trying To 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 This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones …

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 …

A House Of Love

A House Of Love

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If you think their not interested – wake them up!! Because there’s magic found in the home of happiness, because together we are same. We are shared blood. Hot blood, coursing through us, waking us up. Freedom and joy for the brothers and sisters, for brothers and sisters are freedom and joy. If you’re determined and believe in yourself, you can be bliss before words and things. Before there was a word, there was love. Energy, we speak the same love language, we dream the same love language. Carry us in Faith. Carry me in faith. Leave footprints of love and you will find peace. If love is the creator, …

Change Your Technique, Not Your Aspirations

Change Your Technique, Not Your Aspirations

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The outer work can never be small if the inner work is great. And the outer work can never be great if the inner work is small. – Meister Eckhart  Keep the goals. Keep the big dreams. Change the thought processes. Change the stories. This is one of the many reasons why we have a practice. Why we sit, and pray and meditate and eat good food and workout and go to bed early or wake up early or both. When you come to that place where it’s not working, but the desire and drive and aspirations are still pure – keep those, stay steadfast in those, just change the technique. …

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 …

It's Dark Because You Are Trying Too Hard

It’s Dark Because You Are Trying Too Hard

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

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 …

If You Knew You Were Dying...

If You Knew You Were Dying…

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If you knew you were dying, to what project would you choose to devote your efforts, each and every day that you had left? Well, you are dying, not soon hopefully, but eventually. So what should you be doing? – Christopher Rivas Grace is the label I give a phenomenon where something from outside of me gets inside of me, often despite me, and that points me towards beauty, goodness, and wisdom. Interested in Mindfulness, Coaching, A healthier Happier You? – Work with me here With mindfulness comes patience, and with patience you will learn the rest.

Hapi - The Egyptian God Of The Nile Floods

Hapi – The Egyptian God Of The Nile Floods

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Hapi – the Egyptian god of the Nile floods. How I love this on so many levels. Happy. Hapi. The God of flood. Flood, associated with water, cities by water prosper, for both food and trading and agriculture. Water, water is essential to life. A happy flood and happy life and economy. Flood. To be flooded with love, wealth, abundance, success, passion. I praise Hapi today, the God of the flood. I praise happiness. May all things continue to flow and flood my life with prosperity! And happy we shall all be. – Christopher Rivas Interested in Mindfulness, Coaching, A healthier Happier You? – Work with me here With mindfulness comes …

Connected

Connected

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I walk for you I sit for you I drink for you I live for you I breathe for you I ____ for you. A way to remind myself: I am connected to you. I am connected to everyone. Connected. We are. Connected. For you We are Not alone Connected. – 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.