It's a Conscious Decision

TAKE TIME to clear your mind and you will find the best way for you to unwind what wound you up so tight. Let the mess of the stress waft over you and pass. Go beyond the point of fury and frustration and find yourself in the center of reason … for a reason. There is a most negative and a most positive way that any situation can unfold. That being said, why not put yourself into the best mind state to yield the benefits of the positive side of that spectrum? When thought of in hindsight it’s almost a no-brainer, right? - To give yourself and those around you the benefits of the most positive outcome to any given situation. Take a step back from what you’re going through and give yourself the objective conscious ability of positivity.

~ Saturday 05.24.2014 @ 10:38am

We are One

THERE’S NO winning in the game of life. Conversely there is no losing. There’s only (for lack of a better word) playing.  There’s no tangible need for keeping score, nor settling any.  There’s you and those around you. There’s those that were and those that will be. All of which exist to the best or worst of their abilities, as they so choose. The shade they cast over their space in the world with their unique hue, is the mosaic nature that is the very essence of life. Our individual canvases co-exist, mix and intertwine. Build, fill and define yours with your version of perfection. Your best self.  That immeasurable quality that is you. The infinite fluidity with which we grow and develop is far more precious than a win/lose game could ever hope to be. We’ve already won …we are one.

~ Saturday 05.10.2014 @ 3:16pm

The Burden of Betterment

There's something freeing about realizing that you're alone.  Not in a lonely sense, but in being uniquely you.  We all have this freedom but often times choose to imprison ourselves within the mental jails of assimilation.  Confining ourselves to mediocrity.  Afraid of becoming more than we thought we could ever be.  What we ought to realize is that the burden of betterment is on each and every one of us.  Especially those that are not yet willing to own what's there's and there's alone.  Collectively we're in this together which may cause hesitation to your input - Not knowing how and if it will be received can be discouraging to say the least.  Try to manifest the courage to actualize what you have to offer.  Set it free of your self imposed shackles and allow it to spark freedom in others.

~ Saturday 11.14.2015 @ 4:44pm  

Writer's Block or Lazy?

I'm having one of those days, that a Writer goes through.  Don't want to write.  Not for me, nor for you.  It's not writers block per-say.  More like being lazy inside.  Pushing through it by forcing the pen to the page.  Not expecting jewels tonight though.  I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.  Is it settling?  Lowering my own expectations?  Or is it knowing myself enough to know when the outcome would be dog-shit? 

Conversely, is it vain to think that when the mood is right, jewels will just pour out of this pen like a bejeweled screen on a smartphone? - Nah, that's exactly where the expectations of myself should be ... why ever settle for expecting any less than greatness?  Just earn it and work through all the up-and-down-phases between now and then.

~ Sunday 08.16.2015 @ 8:46pm    

Don't wait for Inspiration to Strike

Don't wait for inspiration to strike.  The bolt of inspiration is everlastingly within you.  You feeling inspired, when it happens to seep out, is just a mechanism of resistance.  It rations out a little inspiration here and there, so that you think that's what you need to feel, in order to progress and move forward.  Summon your own inspiration.  Don't wait on it to happen to you. 

~Tuesday 07.28.2015 @ 12:31am

Follow Your Unique Light

The combination of thoughts, experiments & experiences that it takes to be you ... in this realm ... is irreplicable.  To allow fear and insecurity to blanket the innate selfishness that is not expressing yourself is a disservice to your evolution as a person, and to your influence on the evolution of others.  How dare you take that cowardly route!  Be you 24/7/365 (366 in a leap year) and don't you ever look back ... at least not in a questioning or resenting way.  We shouldn't have a choice in the matter.  Let the light that's inside you shine through.  Let it light your path - the path that is only walkable by you.  It's ok to find yourself and figure things out by going through different experiences in life, but it's not ok to find solace and comfort in one of those experiences and pigeonhole yourself into it because of a sense of security among all else.  Shake things up until that sense of security that you're searching for, is implicit and just part of the package deal realized by the second nature feeling that is living your dream.  Follow your unique light.

~ Sunday 03.23.2014 @ 12:03pm

Like a White Light going through a Prism

Whenever inspiration hits you ... it's probably not a conscious decision.  It's more of an epiphany. Let it take its course.  Let it ooze out of you in whatever form or medium it takes.  Express it however it wants to be expressed.  Release it.  Let it out.  Don't trap it, bottle it up and allow it to go stale.  Don't harbor it and 'save it for later' ... it wont be there later, at least not in the same way that it was.  And the best part ... it's infinite.  Ever expanding.  You couldn't waste it if you tried.  Ride its wave and elevate yourself and possibly even others for doing so.  How great of a plus is that?  So whether it's a song, a quote, a book, a line in a movie, an instrumental solo, a laugh, an anything - that gives you a momentary glimpse into the self perpetuating purity that is inspiration ... embrace it and run with it, because although the stream can't be wasted - the moment can be.  Like a white light going through a prism and coming out of the other side as an array of different colors ... allow it not only to enter you in that unexpected form, but also allow it to come out of you, expressed in its intended form.

~ Sunday 02.16.2014 @ 12:02pm

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones - compiled by Paul Reps & Nyogen Senzaki

"When eating or drinking, become the taste of the food or drink, and be filled."

Be present.  Fully immerse yourself in the now.  From the most trivial task that you take for granted, to the all encompassing events that submerge your being.  Stop and taste while you chew.  Let your taste buds wake up while you swish around, before quenching your thirst.  Find satisfaction in all that is yours and in none that is not.  When you are me and I am you, our differences are the same.  Strive in perpetuity, to become one.

~ Tuesday 04.12.16 @ 12:18am