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The Rebels manifesto

THE REBEL’S MANIFESTO

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The Rebel’s Manifesto 1. Do the opposite of what you were taught in school. 2. Care not for the opinions of others. They are based on their own thoughts and fears. 3. Study the work of other rebels. Steal things from them. Research with fury. 4. Forget about the competition. They are on a different path than you. Trends are for suckers. 5. “There’s nothing we really need to do that isn’t dangerous”— John Cage. Do the things that scare you on a daily basis. 6. Make a mess. 7. Embrace your darkside. Your so called “Dark Qualities” (or labels) are a source of great power. Find a way to …

How Do You Watch An Invisible Baby?

How Do You Nurture An Invisible Baby?

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How do you nurture and watch and look out for an invisible baby? Feed it? Your dreams and wants are invisible and you are supporting them, feeding them, caring for them, but they are not seen with the eyes, they are imagined and conceived. Nurturing an invisible baby. How do we do it? We trust. That’s all I got. Trust. That’s it. Interested in Mindfulness, Coaching, A healthier Happier You – Work with me here With mindfulness comes patience, and with patience you will learn the rest.

Lovers and Wounds

Lovers and Wounds

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Lovers and Wounds. There’s this theory, that each person comes into this world with open wounds. Wounds we can’t even see. Wounds that can only be seen by certain “special” people. And then these “special” ones come into your life and they can’t help but put their fingers into your open wounds. Our tendency when poked in this way is to retreat, to lash out, to pull back, these wounds are raw and fresh and a finger inside them does not feel good… But now that we know how full of wounds we are, how open and ripe for the poking, we can see these ‘special” people for what they are, …

The Sound Of Love

The Sound Of Love

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I’ve been making playlist for years. My title game is on point, “Real niggas light candles… Volumes 1-7”, “Bathtub”, “Anytime anyplace” – you get it. The Music … Am I right? Each song has a body and a face. Shadow Wilson on the drums, Monk on piano, Cady is Dilla, Gabi is Beirut… I am assaulted by sound, and they can quiet my mind, stop the noise. Love … The shitty day and you come home to see your two year old nephew completely naked, chanting like a monkey, making a complete mess of everything, smiling, and the joy his destruction fills you with, that is love. Love… Like the …

I Wish I Could Have Done So Much More

I Wish I Could Have Done So Much More

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​I wish I could have done so much more. A letter from a reader in response to a “thank you” note I sent for supporting our Positivity Scrolls fundraiser for the Homeless of LA. This morning I saw a young man on the corner with the tell tale little can, asking for money. He was clean and waving at cars, even though most didn’t even acknowledge him. I was not near him but checked my wallet anyway, hoping to find something to give him. Finding nothing I did not honk at him to come over. The fact that he was approximately the age of my own daughters was not lost on me. I …

The Curse To Beat Traffic

The Curse To Beat Traffic

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No one likes traffic. I don’t. I doubt you do. Sure, someone possibly/maybe does. But I most certainly do not! So, when WAZE (the navigational app) came along, guaranteeing the fastest possible route to my destination and quite often successfully removing up to 5, but more often 1 or 2 minutes – I was hooked. Why 1 to 2 minutes was such a big deal for me? Because it meant less traffic, and because I am often running late and waiting till the last minute t leave anyway. So whatever WAZE said to do, I did. Over and over again – left here, right here, left through 5 lines of opposing traffic to …

The Dharma Of Snow

The Dharma Of Snow

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Be patient and persevere: results on the path will come in due time, and sometimes all at once, like the sudden melting of snow. Last winter we had quite a lot of snow. In April, we were still navigating from building to building through narrow pathways dug into snow several feet high. The days were quite bright and sunny, and it was remarkable to us that the snow was still there. One day, after our winter retreat, we were moving a very heavy carpet from one building to the other, which none of us could lift. We managed to get it on a sled and pulled it from the main …

All Beings Are Light

All Beings Are Light

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All beings are light. Any action can be Zen. There is limitless room for wisdom, compassion, and love. Keep peace in your mind. Not peace of mind – keep peace IN mind. Only by dissolving ourselves on a daily basis can we become something else. If god is ALL things & we are a part of ALL things, then we are god & we are ALL things. Look at the universe and show me anything but abundance, lack is a made up concept. Meditate, purify, see yourself, know yourself and remove residual habits that cause you suffering and pain. We only receive presence when we are in presence, we are …

Bring Me Your Anxious Mind

Bring Me Your Anxious Mind

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So I may throw it away. … Keep peace in your mind. Not peace of mind – keep peace IN mind. … There’s no painting in the mind & there’s no mind in the painting & yet there is no painting without mind. & yet, where else can one find a painting but in the mind. Interested in Mindfulness, Coaching, A healthier Happier You – Work with me here With mindfulness comes patience, and with patience you will learn the rest.

Emptiness Is Not Nothingness

Emptiness Is Not Nothingness

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Emptiness is not nothingness. There is certainly something. An infinite one thing. It’s everywhere so it can’t simply be held. You can’t hold everything, you are everything. You live in it. It’s here. The emptiness. It’s totally something. And def not nothing. You feel it. You are it. live it. Interested in Mindfulness, Coaching, A healthier Happier You – Work with me here With mindfulness comes patience, and with patience you will learn the rest.

All Of Us Aspire To Have Peace And Happiness

We All Aspire To Have Peace And Happiness

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This is why 84,000 collections of all Buddhist scriptures, were written to teach people how to pacify the mind. The essence of religion is happiness. That’s it. We all just want to be happy. This is why oneness is so important right now, because of all this difference in the world. All of the lies that we are different, different people, with different struggles, different names, different expressions… It’s wrong. We are one, who are all suffering and all dying, some faster than others, some more peaceful than others. Compassion is vital to the sick world we live in. Oneness is the door to compassion. Anything we think we belong …

The Essence Of All Being Is Luminous Light

The Essence Of All Beings Is Luminous Light

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LIGHT – This is why we are human, we are a hue of color, the brightest and most vibrant in the universe. – We are pure subtle energy. But our eyes have been contaminated. Nothing is more urgent than to clean our eyes. To find the true meaning of everything. The TRUE reality is that we should help others in order to make this world a pure and peaceful land, free form the destruction of mankind. The truth is that if everyone thought of others before themselves, all needs would be met. TRUTH. Originally. You are as pure as anything you believe in. Anyone you look up to. A seed is …

Love Is Like Breathing

Love Is Like Breathing

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Love is like breathing. Love is the breath of your soul. It is always there. You don’t sometimes breathe and sometimes not breathe, you’re always breathing, pay attention and you realize you’re always loving as well. Sin means Forgetfulness, when we trace it back, really trace it back to its origins, it is to forget. To sin is to forget. Consciousness means remembrance, to remember. i am conscious, I am remembering. Sin means to forget and consciousness is to remember. So let us be conscious, let us remember that in order to love, all we must do is breathe. Love is everywhere. Let us not forget this. Love is everywhere, …

Help Shine Light On The Homeless & Displaced

Help Shine Light On The Homeless & Displaced

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The “The Positivity Scrolls.” are coming to LA with your help! Pairoj wanders the streets every week pushing a folding cart that holds his brushes, paint, and a long roll of canvas. “What is your name?” he gently asks when he encounters a homeless person. “Why are you homeless? Where is your family? What are your dreams?” And, finally, “Can I paint you?” Some say no. Some shout and curse at him. Many say yes… Please support and Donate and Share to this project Pairoj would spend a week in LA painting the homeless of skid row and the honorary individuals for the Walk The Talk Parade, we would document …

The World Would Have NO MORE Fear If...

The World Would Have NO MORE Fear If…

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If we stopped asking, “What do I need?” And began asking, “What can I give?” It’s as simple as that. All fear is from some self- it’s inherently selfish. I want this, I need this, what will happen to ME if I don’t get this, what will he/she/they think of ME if, I must have this or I will – self self selfish… We can use that same attention and energy and vibration to ask: What does he/she/them need and how can I help them? How can I make someone life’s easier? What can I give? How can I help? If everybody was trying to help everyone else all our …

Stop Trying So Hard And Your Body Will Breathe

Leave Yourself Alone And Let Body Breathe

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Leave yourself alone. Stop trying so hard and your body will breathe. Let your body breathe. It will hear exactly what it’s supposed to hear and see the things it’s ready to see. Leave it alone. Stop trying and feel what your body wants to feel. The heart will continue to be and the world will not go away. The seasons left to themselves will always move. However slowly, under their own will, speed, and desires they will move. Leave yourself alone. … Only slowly do we really learn what we care about. And it takes courage to stay close to who we are to the way we were made, …

The Solution To Darkness Is Our Love

The Solution To Darkness Is Our Love

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We live in an interesting time… A time where refugees risk everything to cross borders for a place to call home. A time where evil threatens the safety of innocent lives in the name of terrorism. A time where leaders are caught in scandals that leave scars of skepticism on the hearts of the masses. A time where discussions surrounding sexuality and gender leave people with more questions than answers and more pain than healing. A time where racism still bleeds into neighborhoods, college campuses, church buildings, courtrooms and family dinners. We live in a dark time, a time where it would seem safer to shrink back from humanity, looking …

Show Me What I’m Afraid Of

Show Me What I’m Afraid Of

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“Reveal the hidden things in my life, and help me get rid of them.” There is darkness in us that’s really great at hiding. It’s called fear. Is there anything you keep avoiding? Is there a certain responsibility, level of relationship, or step of faith you always run from? You may be experiencing fear. What we fear the most reveals where we trust Life & God the least. Does every single conflict with your partner freak you out? Maybe you need to learn to trust God with your relationship. Are you a helicopter- constantly hovering over your actions? Maybe you fear failure, separation, or death. Do you fully trust that …

It's All Perspective

It’s All Perspective

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The ego lives in the distance & the tension between the present and the future. It’s like driving a car in forward and reverse at the same time, you’re not going anywhere. The closer you pull them together the closer you become to being present, the closer you come to no ego. The ego lives on “pick me.” You can spend forever saying I am not yet a president, I am not yet successful, I am not yet rich, I am not yet known… You can also say, I am not yet enlightened, I am not yet a Buddha, I do not yet know myself. It’s all perspective… Your choice. …

Keeping Pace or Keeping Peace?

Keeping Pace or Keeping Peace?

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“Keeping Pace or Keeping Peace” No matter what you’re tempted to compare, there will always be someone with more than you and there will always be someone with less. Whether you compare husbands or hair, there will always be someone else to envy and someone envying you. So you have a choice: Either keep pace or keep peace. Comparison will tempt you to keep pace, to accumulate more. Accumulating more is a worthless pursuit if what you’re accumulating isn’t put to good use for Life’s purposes. The wise choice is peace with what Life has entrusted to you. In some areas, you’re received you more than others—maybe you’re a talented singer or …

Life Is for You

My Love, Breathe And Start Again

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  Breathe. You got stuck. You got lost. You fell down the rabbit hole of brokenness again. Breathe. Today is a new start. A breathe of fresh air washes away the dust of yesterday. Who you were, what happened to you, what you did, and the hurt doesn’t have to seep into today. Breathe. It’s okay. You are going to make mistakes along the way. It’s okay all these potholes will help you learn to navigate the road you are on. You are not hopeless. You are not a lost cause. You are not destined to a life of misery. Breathe. I know it is hard to believe in good …

You Are Loved So Very Much

You Are Loved So Very Much

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Scripture says God is love.  It doesn’t say God has love; it says God is love. Love is nature. God is love. It’s not a thing outside of us, but something we have all felt and become and been and stood in and rose in and fallen in. Love created the entire universe. Love created this planet; created the human race; then, created you because you are love. Life created you as an object of love. Made you so you could love and be loved. Love is the reason your heart is beating right now; it’s the reason you’re breathing. The good news: Love is with you on your good days as much as on …

I Have To Quit Trying To Do It All Myself

I Have To Quit Trying To Do It All Myself

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I’ve got to relax. I’ve got to quit trying to do it myself. I need to let go and let God be God. Every lifeguard knows you can’t save people as long as they are trying to save themselves. If somebody is drowning and flailing around in panic, a lifeguard knows to just stay back for a few seconds and wait until that person gives up. Because if you try to save others while they’re trying to save themselves, they will pull you under, too… When they finally give up, they relax; you put your arm around them and just swim back to shore. It’s really quite easy. This is what life …

Life Is for You

Life Is for You

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Knowing Life is for you will change your whole perspective. You’ll stop thinking of it as something looking out to get you, ready to yell “Gotcha!” any time you mess up. Life is for your success; here for a purpose, life wants you to succeed. This is extremely good news! It means you don’t need to be afraid, because Life is for you. Yet some people are so afraid they get nervous just talking about Life. Do you know why? They feel guilty, and then they start thinking, “If I get close to being truly happy and authentic, life’s going to remind me of all the things I’ve done wrong, and then I’ll feel even worse!” …

Be Thankful Before It Even Comes

Be Thankful Before It Even Comes

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Be Thankful Before It Even Comes …. Praise Life for the break-through before the break-through! … Worship for the blessing before you receive the blessing! I don’t know what difficulties you are facing, but I do know that Life will be faithful to it’s promises to you! In the midst of your challenges and losses, you can praise Life! You can worship, and praise, and believe, and sing the song of life because it is true to it’s word. Life won’t let you down! So go ahead and praise Life for the break-through before the break-through! Go ahead and worship for the blessing before you receive the blessing! Go on and thank everything for the provision before …