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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I Must Learn To Love The Fool In Me

I Must Learn To Love The Fool In Me

“– 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 …

Think Of All The People Who Had To Show Up Today So You Can Be

Think Of All The People Who Had To Show Up Today So You Can Be

Think of all the people who had to show up today so you can be in this safe, well lit, friendly and comfortable environment that has you looking at this post right at this minute. There are countless people who work hard on themselves when you’re not around so that you can enjoy this very moment. Any goodness we encounter in the world is a gift from people now and in the past. A handful of people we know by name, and millions of others whose names we will never know. For their countless acts of generosity, we owe them our deepest gratitude. Our job is to take the lantern …

Fear is made by uncertainty about the future

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

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