Your Unconsciousness Causes You Pain

Your Unconsciousness Causes You Pain

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!This is not some hocus-pocus theory. You’ve become so good at distracting yourself from the suffering in your life. By putting all your attention into work, TV, sex, snacks, reading. Your suffering remains unseen and the source remains hidden. Your life become structured around everything that is sidestepping the suffering you rarely allow yourself to feel. And if only for a second, you touch the surface of your suffering, perhaps boredom, you quickly pick up the remote control. Feel you’re suffering, rest with it, embrace it, make love with it. Feel you’re suffering so deeply …

Is Everyone Just Using Everyone To Get What They Want?

Is Everyone Just Using Everyone To Get What They Want?

It all comes down to powerlessness and a relationship with a higher power/something outside of yourself that says you can not control all. You can want things definitely, but at what point does this focus of wanting things steer you away from real human connection? The present moment? Is everyone just using everyone to get what they want? We are powerless over so many things in our lives I believe it’s more in an individuals best interest to be moved through the world and to be of service to everyone they encounter rather than focusing on their own needs (outside of the obvious essential ones) and self surrounding thoughts… Then …

Challenge Yourself

When Is The Last Time You Challenged Yourself?

To remain conscious and undistracted? Actually challenged yourself? Like to finish that book you’re always talking about. Like, if you don’t write a chapter a week you all your friends $100? Like, if you don’t start that app (you are constantly talking about) within the next month, you have to take us all out to dinner- a nice dinner. The point is, there must be a consequence for freezing in the face of fear. You must instill consequences throughout the rest of your life, unless less you want to cling to the safety net of a comfy and superficial life. Fear is no longer an excuse, unless your being chased …

At Some Point We Have To Give Up Trying So Hard

At Some Point We Have To Give Up Trying So Hard

We have to allow things to simply come to us. We have to let things happen. Don’t get it twisted, this is just as active as a process as going out and doing more stuff, choosing to TRUST the work, effort and energy you have put in, and to simply allow things to now come, because the seeds have been planted. Otherwise we are just running around constantly trying to get and do more because it is never enough and we don’t actually believe that our work or effort matters. At some point we must let go and allow. When you open yourself up to not knowing. When you give …

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12 Health Benefits of Quinoa, According to Science (+8 Delicious Recipes To Try)

In recent years, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has become a buzzword among the health-conscious. Considered a trendy superfood, quinoa’s superior make-up earns its status. Quinoa, a seed among grains, can be served hot or cold, and is typically boiled in the same manner as rice. It is simple to prepare and makes for a great substitute to other grains that might not be as nutritionally complete, such as wheat and rice. Quinoa is coated in saponins, which are bitter-tasting compounds that act as a natural pesticide. Because of this, it is important to thoroughly rinse and soak quinoa before cooking. Saponins are found in other vegetables as well–they are the agents …

Understanding and Managing Stress

Understanding and Managing Stress

Stress is something we all experience from time to time and it can be caused by a whole host of different situations. Some of the most common triggers include relationships, money and work or a huge change in our lives, e.g. a bereavement, moving house, unemployment or divorce. But sometimes, the cause of stress can be something minor like finding it difficult to deal with children or feeling unappreciated at work. In other cases, there may be no identifiable cause. Not all stress is negative, as research has found that stress, at a moderate level, can actually improve our performance level. Small amounts of stress can also make us more …

The only Time We Suffer, Is When We Go Against What Is

The Only Time We Suffer, Is When We Go Against What Is.

The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want. – Byron Katie     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

It Hurts When I Argue With Reality

It Hurts When I Argue With Reality

“I am a lover of what is, not because I’m a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality.” The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want. If you want reality to be different than it is, you might as well try to teach a cat to bark. You can try and try, and in the end the cat will look up at you and say, “Meow.” Wanting reality to be different than it is is hopeless. You can spend the rest of your life trying to …

Chasing The Dream

CHASING THE DREAM

“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.” – James Baldwin You pay more for car insurance because of where you live. You pay more for rent, way more than your place is worth. Your pay more for food, because it cost more in poor neighborhoods. Never mind that ”healthy” food is on average $45 more a month. You pay a higher percentage of your income in state and local taxes. You cash checks at places that take a cut. You can’t have a bank account because you can’t afford the fees. You pay more for public transit, because you can’t afford …

Plant Your Passions DEEP

Plant Your Passions DEEP

Even as a young man I knew passion was like a plant. Uproot it and it will wilt. Pluck at it and it will die. Leave it to thrive in the soul and it will flourish, weathering god, drought and winds. It is born with the soil, and well planted, it will live long and deep; as the soil shall live so shall the passion.   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 …