Do Not Lose Awareness Of The Suffering That Is Going On In The World

Do Not Lose Awareness Of The Suffering That Is Going On In The World

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Compassion is not blind energy. With it, we practice in order to learn ways to protect the lives of people, animals, plants, and minerals. Do not lose awareness of the suffering that is going on in the world. Nourish that kind of awareness by whatever means possible: images, direct contact, visits, people, connection, story, and so on. We have to do that in order to keep both the awareness of the suffering and compassion alive in us. But experiencing too much suffering is not good. Any medicine must be taken in the proper dosage. …

Storytelling Is The Truth Of It All

Storytelling Is The Truth Of It All

To practice storytelling is to become alive. Life is precious, yet in our daily lives we are carried away by our forgetfulness, anger and worries. We are often lost in the future hopes, unable to touch life in the present moment. When we are truly alive, everything we touch or do is magnificent. To practice mindful storytelling is to return to life in the present moment, to take ownership of what has come before. When we tell our story, we see the suffering that is caused by the destruction of life everywhere, we that persistence and passion and resolve and compassion can overcome the hardest of times, and we vow …

Practicing Mindfulness, We See The Suffering That Is Caused By The Destruction Of Life

Practicing Mindfulness, We See The Suffering That Is Caused By The Destruction Of Life

To practice mindfulness is to become alive. Life is so precious, yet in our daily lives we are carried away by our forgetfulness, anger and worries. We are often lost in the past, unable to touch life in the present moment. When we are truly alive, everything we touch or do is a miracle. To practice mindfulness is to return to life in the present moment. Practicing mindfulness, we see the suffering that is caused by the destruction of life everywhere, and we vow to cultivate compassion and use it as a source of energy to protect the lives of people, animals, plants and minerals. When we see suffering, compassion …

I Know Who I Am. Do You?

I Know Who I Am. Do You?

I know why I got here. How I get here. I know the extent of my crimes and betrayals. The wrongs I’ve done. I know when I’ve gone against my heart. I know who I am. Do you? Can you say that? Do you know that this, all this is your doing? And what’s to come, that’s on you too. So, who are you? If you don’t know who are, don’t ask anything else.   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. …

Nothing Can Distract You from Meditation When Everything Becomes Meditation.

Nothing Can Distract You from Meditation When Everything Becomes Meditation.

I repeat: Nothing can distract you from meditation when everything becomes meditation. This is meditation without a path, without a goal, without a script. It is meeting everything within you as a good friend, as a teacher, as a lover, as a the thing itself. 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

God Does Not Want To Control You

God Does Not Want To Control You

Come on. God does not want to stifle you, or manipulate you, or force you to do anything you don’t want to do. Quite the opposite. God will let you do whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it, with whomever you want to do it, and as often as you want to do it. When was the last time God stopped you from doing anything? #stopblaming #startliving 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 …

All Fear Is Outcome Based; No Longer Let Fear Stop You.

All Fear Is Outcome Based; No Longer Let Fear Stop You.

Fear is crippling. Fear has stopped masses from living life, more importantly, form enjoying life. When you remove yourself from outcome you place yourself in income. I would say most and close to all fears are based on outcome, our attachments to what we want to happen or what we don’t want to happen. Here is mostly directly correlated to anything but what’s currently happening. unless in the moment your life is threatened, then fear has a purpose, what if your life is and threatened, what purpose to sphere have? What purpose does focusing on an outcome have? When I remove myself from outcomes, my attachment to outcomes, whether that …

Prayer

Prayer: Is A Direct Conversation With The Things You Already Know, You Just Didn’t Ask. 🙏🏽

Not the thinking part, the knowing part. Too many people are in conversation with what they think, when simultaneously what they KNOW is there the whole time, they weren’t asking that part or giving that part a voice. You pray so often, you get so into it, that it isn’t 24 seconds of, “oh, thank you for this and this and this would be great, in your name, etc…” Its praying so consistently, conversing with that wise one IN you, higher self, true self, ego-less self (pick one), that your life becomes a prayer. Every step is that prayer of knowing. Like Hafiz says, “I am a flute in which …

Today Marks The Beginning Of A New Political Era

Today Marks The Beginning Of A New Political Era

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, …

Inauguration Message To An Un-Presidential Precedent

Inauguration Message To An Un-Presidential Precedent

I Will Not. Not now; not ever. I will not drink from your poisoned well of lies. I will not dine from your banquet of hateful xenophobia. I will not breathe your noxious air, tainted by your sequestered life of detached entitlement and filtered by your carefully constructed moat of homogeneity. I will not stand by in idle witness to the devastation you think is the beautiful path to progress, right and good. I will not attempt to see through your angry eyes, red-rimmed and hateful, your snake-iris view of the world skewed by a past that has shaped your hatred of all that is unlike you. I will not …