Nothing Is Wrong With You

Nothing Is Wrong With You. I Repeat, Nothing Is Wrong With You.

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Think of something you’re trying to change about yourself, are you coming from a place of acceptance or rejection? I repeat, nothing is wrong with you. The Personal Growth and Wellness Industries are Full of Shit A whole industry of coaching, websites, books, e-books, documentaries, $20 smoothies (this is not a joke, these are real -Erewhon) and coffee’s full of fat and monk tears that sell us a thousand different ways to help us change. Because we need changing. Most of them play on our self-rejection, marketing to the parts of ourselves that we disown …

Like Growth, Rot Is A Natural Phenomenon

Like Growth, Rot Is A Natural Phenomenon

We should be weary of things that never decay. We should be weary of the people or situations that always stay the same. Like forest fires, forest fires are essential to the health of a forest. Things must decay, things must burn down, it’s is essential to growth. What is stagnant in your life? What must you let rot so that the freshness below may flourish. Keep moving forward, keep growing. Have fun. 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 …

Where have you been?

Where have you been?

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 …

Radical Prayer. All Things As Prayer.

Radical Prayer. All Things As Prayer.

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How Do I Afford This Lavish Lifestyle?

How Do I Afford This Lavish Lifestyle?

  By the good grace of others. All by the grace and kindness of others. I am fighting to give back nearly a portion of what I receive on a daily basis.   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

Why Creativity Is Vital To Mental Health

Why Creativity Is Vital To Mental Health

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 …

You Can't Heal What You Won't Reveal

You Can’t Heal What You Won’t Reveal

What are you ready to reveal? Or, what needs revealing? What needs letting go? What story no longer serves you? What stories are we constantly telling? What’s our goal with our life point of you? What’s our intention with hanging onto this stuff deep down inside? Let it go, let it out. Tell your story.  Like the story of paying bills – is it a shitty or great thing? Is it wonderful that they trusted you and lent you something that you might’ve needed. Personally, without my student loans I wouldn’t be the man I am today,  I wouldn’t have witnessed, touched, experienced, and tasted the things I’ve tasted! I have a great great …

Everything Is Of My Own Perception

Everything Is Of My Own Perception

If I recognize that everything is of my perception, I will be liberated. Actually, it all comes from within: the wisdom, the light, and the five armed monster who eats on our fears and gets stronger. It all comes from my own brain, my own heart, all me. Even the things I hate are an image of my own awareness. “Don’t be afraid Rivas. Recognize it and I will be set free.” … That’s it, I’m done! I no longer can go on this way. I’m simply not compelled or driven to live an unenlightened life of suffering, driven by worry, fear, doubt, confusion and addictive emotions. I’m over that …

Not Everybody Has This Bed, Home, Comfort, etc...

Not Everybody Has This Bed, Home, Comfort, etc…

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Everything after "what if" is by nature, pure imagination

Everything after “what if” is by nature, pure imagination

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