Community & Communication

There is a great lack in communication amongst us as a people, as the human race. There is so much going on, more than there has been for a long time in our history. There are more people, more issues, more problems, and more things to figure out in the world. If we are to make things better for ourselves we have to wake up and do better. This life is not just about us individually, it is about doing what we can for others along the way on our journey as well.

Communicate. Communicate honestly, truthfully, all the time with yourself firstly. Be real in looking at yourself, your habits, what you do, your mistakes and always do your best to be and do better. Then communicate honestly, truthfully, all the time with others. Life is simpler and better when you don’t lie, hide, or hold things back from others, especially those dear to you. When we see clearly about ourselves we can see clearer about everything else around us. And most of the things around us at this point in time are not good at all.

There is so much greed, hatred, willful ignorance, and blatant blindness happening in extreme amounts around the world about countless things from climate, to media, to injustice against humans and other living beings as well. We have to see what’s going on, accept it, and then do something about it. We can no longer afford to sit around and wait for “someone else” to make things better. No one else is going to save us or make things better. The fate of the future of humanity is in our hands, right now. Now is the time to speak, write, draw, play your instrument, sing, protest, plant, do and create in whatever medium(s) it is that speak to your heart, is your passion(s), and sparks the fire inside of you.

We must communicate, when we communicate we come together, and when we come together we become a community. We are all connected, humanity, this world, this universe, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Ackowledge that connection and embrace it. There are so many beautiful things waiting to happen, we simply have to learn to communicate. Communication is key. Communicate honestly, truthfully, all the time and you communicate effectively. Effective communication leads to positive, helpful outcomes, which we are in dire need of. So go change the world for the better. Love yourself, love others, live and let live, be kind, be honest, connect, have fun, always do what’s right, and be free.

We are One.

– AJ

Love > Fear

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Never forget. Love is what binds us, what drives us, what we are made of, where we come from. Love is deeper than and far more potent than fear could ever hope to be. There is no loyalty, trust, or connection behind fear, there is all those things and so much more behind love. Let your love guide you, it will never lead you astray.

To Speak or Not To Speak

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In simple terms, learn when to shut up and not say a thing and know when to say something that adds value, a new, different, useful perspective, kindness, goodness, encouragement, and/or helpful words. It’s not hard like ignorant people make it look, I swear. Also, listening is key. Once you start actually listening to others, you’ll know the right moment to speak when it comes.

Quote of the Day

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You give a lot more than you get in this life. That’s the way it works. That’s the way it is. Much is required of us in this journey of life if we want it to have any meaning and value. And that’s great, because it gives us purpose. It gives us something to live and die for. And the great thing is that when we do receive our just rewards in the form of quick, fleeting moments they are the most amazing, beautiful, full moments that give us everything we want and need. Life is not about easy, we don’t need easy. Yes it’s nice every once in a while but not a necessity for us. Life is about experience, and learning, and growing, and loving, and living. The thing is, you have to choose to do it. You have to choose to give, and experience, and learn, and grow, and work, and sacrifice, and suffer, and struggle, and love, and to live. You have to embrace life fully and keep going, no matter how hard it gets. That’s how we move forward. We decide, we commit, and we succeed. Succeeding isn’t always glamorous but it is most certainly always worth it. 

Words of Wisdom

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It’s not about other people, it’s about you. You have got to do and be your best. You can not be dependent on others to acknowledge you, recognize you, or give you credit when credit is do all the time. You have to do the right thing because you want to do the right thing. You have to be your best because you want to be your best. You can not be totally dependent on other people.

Life is about you being you and living your life. The key is to focus on yourself but keep others in mind and to learn who you need in your life and who you don’t need. You should be selective in who you let into your space, the vibes you surround yourself with, and the energy you immerse yourself in. It’s important to remember that you don’t need other people’s stamp approval or their attention. You fulfill yourself. You complete yourself. You are a whole on your own.