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We have this recurring hypocritical issue of using a person’s past mistakes and downfalls against them to demean them, and using our own past mistakes and downfalls to justify ourselves. Truth is, in order for us to move forward, we need not be afraid of our past and the faults that lie there. We need only focus on the present moment and moving toward being and doing better. And we each have to look within ourselves and find that place in which we do not judge our fellow man. We all fall short. And we all deserve the right and chance to do and be better. 

 We should all work with one another and be patient with one another. When we are firm, kind, and understanding toward one another things can get done a lot easier and quicker. We have to be willing NOT to give up on one another. Every person and situation is different, but in most cases, we can hold out (and much longer in other cases) for one another. There isn’t much we can’t overcome, and when we come together and put forth a genuine effort to work with one another, life gets that much better. 

 Ackowledge and accept that we all make mistakes and have downfalls and have things we must overcome. Some of our sins, downfalls, and mistakes are far worse than others I grant, but we each have a right and a reason to get back on our feet and try again. Recognize that we are all works in constant progress. We are all continuously transforming. 

Maximum Effort

If you want to do something, and succeed, you have to put forth an effort. If you want those deep seeded ideas, hopes, and dreams that have been living inside of you for years and years, you have to put in effort. If you want to make anything you want into your reality, no matter what it is, it requires maximum effort. 

 Effort will get you a part of the way, maximum effort will get you all the way. Partial effort is where a lot of us get stuck, I say this from personal experience. Partial effort is feeling your dreams, ideas, passions, and inspirations deep within you and knowing what’s there but not having the fire in your gut raging like it should. Partial effort is having that spark lit, but it remains small embers. 

 Maximum Effort is when those embers ignite into magnificent, raging flames. Maximum Effort is giving and putting everything you have and are into your passions, inspirations, hopes, dreams, and ideas. Maximum Effort is doing whatever it takes, no matter your circumstances or situation. Maximum Effort is willingness to look crazy and be different. It’s when you finally tap into yourself and realize that you are a part of something bigger and greater than yourself; so you do, create, become, grow, change in any way necessary to get to where you want and need to be. 

 What you give out, what you put forth, what you sow, you shall receive in return. Put forth your absolute best, your all, your maximum self and you will succeed beyond your wildest dreams. Everything is yours to gain. Maximum Effort. Maximum Effort. Maximum Effort. Rage. Rage. Rage. Embrace it. Let it fill you from the crown of your head to the tip of your toes. Feel it tingle in your atoms. You are made of and from greatness. You are meant for greatness. Radiate the world with your insanely brilliant light and warmth. Give your Maximum Effort, in all that you do. Fall, scrape your knees, head, arms, and hands, get up, dust yourself off, and keep moving forward. Get sidetracked, and find your way back to your path. 

 The road is far less taken, riddled with obstacles, difficulties, and all manner of issues, but it is worth it all. Maximum Effort is the key to your paradise. Take that key and unlock every door that you come to on your journey. Give life Maximum Effort and let it show you where you can go, what you are capable of and can do, and what you can become. You are your own key. Unlock your paradise. Unleash your greatness. Rage brightly.

How To Change Your Life For The Better

Mike smith gave 4 principles of life that changed my life in a behind the scenes video for his show called, The Harbor. 

1) “Fall in love with practice.”

2) “Chase your passion.”

3) “Do what you love, all day, every day. Give yourself to it fully and then go [broadcast] it.”

4) “Value the process. You gotta fall in love with learning.”

Simple, to the point, and easy to remember. Take these to heart. Focus on them and embody them. These are 4 things I always come back to when I need inspiration, motivation, and a reminder of how to get through life. I really needed this in my life and I hope that these reminders bless you as much as they have me. 

Let’s Get To Work

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Because of technology, we have become enlightened about more of the wrong doings and terrible crimes happening behind closed doors. And what we must realize, accept, and deal with is the fact that these things have been happening and will continue to happen if we do not do something about it. “Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere”, as the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said. If someone is willing to be hateful, unfair, unjust, unkind, rude, mean, judgmental, or otherwise negative toward another, they are more than willing to be that way toward you. 

 No one wants to be mistreated or harmed. So now that we know more and see what is happening toward our fellow beings (humans, animals, and the Earth), we need to act. Use your voice, use your hands, give what you can, where you can, how you can to whatever cause that helps to garner the necessary help needed by others. Whether you can do a little or a lot, help is help, care is care. We won’t all be able to understand all of the struggles of our fellow beings, but the least we could do is try to understand, try to grasp the position that they are in and help in any way we can to amend the unneccasary problems they face.

 There are two major things we are solely responsible for in this life, how we treat ourselves and how we treat others. If you don’t know how someone else is being treated, you find out, and it is wrong, do something. It does no good to you or anyone else to sit back and be blind to the detriment of others. We are all in need of care, respect, support, and love. Let’s do that for one another. Let’s help each other. Let’s give each other the leg up we need. So much is backwards and wrong in this world, let’s have a hand in changing that.

 Things are happening, all the time, things that would make you happy and smile, and things that would make you cry tears of horror and give you nightmares for the rest of your life. We should all be active in the solution and enforcement of making it harder and completely unacceptable to mistreat and harm others. None of us can do this on our own. Those who wish to rule over, conquer, control, and harm others are not being lazy, taking breaks, or giving up. Why should we? We have something worth living and fighting for. We have something worth all the blood, sweat, tears, and work this life has to offer. We have love and one another. You are worth it all. I am worth it all. Animals are worth it all. This Earth is worth it all. We are worth it all. We are worthy of love, kindness, goodness, acceptance, freedom, and happiness. So fight for it.

 We are no longer blind or unaware of many things, so now it is time to face them and deal with them. No matter how uncomfortable, hard, or difficult these issues may be, we need to come together and work these problems out. No matter how long it takes, it is in everyone’s best interest to solve these things while we can. These issues should not be left to our future generations to solve when these are our burdens to bare and deal with right now. Let’s get to work.

The Only Way is Through

I say a lot of the same things all the time. Sometimes in different ways and sometimes I just straight up repeat myself reapeatedly. That’s because the basis of life and love are simple, true, and unchanging. Progress, moving forward, doing your best, those are the bases. These are the foundation of everything. Try, do, do your best, aim to get and be better, experience, enjoy, learn. That’s it. The simplicity of acting out these things is not the focus, it’s just plain acting them out to the best of your ability. You get hurt, you feel pain, you get distracted, you lose your way, you fall, you get up, you keep going, you keep moving, you keep trying. That is all. It is no matter of taking something as positive or negative because at the end of the day, shit happens, whether you take it as good or bad, it happens, it all happens. You take what you receive and live moment to moment to the best of your ability. This is life, the only way through it, is to go through it. Make the best that you can of it. Simply put. We get hung up on certain things at certain points at different times, so we work through it. We have to go through it to get through it. I’m starting to say it to myself enough times that it’s finally starting to sink in and I’m finally starting to grasp it. Life is experiencing, learning, growing, enjoying, and moving forward.

 Get through it. Try. Keep trying. Live. Love. How you handle what happens to you determines how your next step goes. Do your best. That’s all.  

To Be Honest

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The time has come and the awakening has begun. We are in great need of a new, positive, inclusive, giving, sharing, loving mentality and way of life. People have already begun to see and do this which is wonderful, but we can not make the necessary progress in humanity if only a few of us are doing this. More of us need to come together and do what we can to further and spread this new movement in and of love. It’s all about self love and spreading that love. Love transcends all things. When we love ourselves the way we can and love others, the Earth, and animals that way too, magic is bound to happen. Unleash your kindness and goodness. Unleash your light and your love. The only way to make life better for all living beings is to be active in the process of moving forward, doing and being better. Let’s make it happen!

Learning and Growing

It’s so funny and can feel a bit embarrassing when you look back on some of the things you once said or did. But it’s amazing because when we have concrete ways of seeing our progress, we are literally able to track our consciousness as it grows and expands. It is so cool to be able to look back and see how far I’ve come from one year to the next, and this month from last month. I did this recently and it just reminded me that it is imperative that we focus on learning and growing.

 Learning and growing are how we do and become better. We really need to be aware of these things. It’s worth keeping in mind that people can and will try to use your growth against you, they’ll go back and say “you said this then and you’re saying this now”. The response to that is “Well yeah. I had to start somewhere.” People can’t use your growth against you when you know who you are, where you are in your life, and that you’re learning from your experiences therefore growing from them. Sometimes you may feel like “I wish I hadn’t said that or done that”, but those things were tools for you to learn and grow which is exactly what you should be doing.

 We have to learn not to take things personally and remember that everything, everything, is a lesson and a chance to grow. So celebrate your growth. Growth is moving forward and when you’re moving forward you’re truly living. 

Love Yourself 

Loving yourself is work, but it is a lot easier than we make it seem and is absolutely, completely, totally, 100% worth it. Love is a verb, it is not only something you feel, it’s something you do. It’s simply a matter of doing it. Like everything else, you have to start and then keep practicing and the more you practice the better you become at it. And the amazing thing about Love is that when you are loving yourself it builds inside of you and then takes a hold of you and it radiates from the inside out and spreads like wildfire. Love is contagious and it’s the most wonderful thing to catch hold of from another. Spread your Love.

All is well in Love.

Be Love, Practice Love, Focus on Love. 

Support Support SUPPORT

I encourage and implore you all to be a part of making this world a better, inclusive, happier place. Support businesses and people that make and grow things naturally and organically. Support people and businesses that are inclusive of all people. Support people and businesses that are genuine in what they do and their care for those they serve. Support groups of people that are in need of help and assistance; i.e. mental health, physical health, spiritual health, intellectual health. Be there for your fellow beings. Let people know you care and you support them. Give your energy and space to those you love. Give your energy and space to those who need you. 

 We have to do for each other and ourselves. We have to fight for, support, and stand beside one another. We have to build each other up and have each other’s backs. No one can live this life alone. None of us can make things better alone. We need one another. We were given each other for a reason. We’re not always going to agree 100% of the time, we’re not going to always get along, we’re not going to always understand each other’s situations, the cool part is, we don’t have to. We can love and take care of one another and not always agree, see eye to eye, or understand each other without degrading, harming, and demeaning one another. Tolerance can no longer be acceptable. We need to actually care about ourselves and one another and be concerned for each other’s well being. 

 Support nature and the environment by joining and giving to groups and individuals that deal directly with nature and the enviornment (Cowspiracy, Madison Stewart, Bindi Irwin). Support justice by getting to know and getting involved with your local government. Support your fellow people by giving your energy and time to them in helping them get what they need, whether that be homeless people, children with disabilities, or in whatever touches your heart to be a part of. Do your research and support anyone and everyone you can that helps, encourages, and builds us up and gives to the betterment of this world and all its living creatures as a whole. 

 Your voice and your support matters a lot. Do what you can, where you can, how you can, as often as you can. We are One World, One People, One Love. 

Grow Back

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You can withstand and endure so much more than you think. We all have our doubts, down days, and discouraging times, but that is when you need your growth, heart, will power, and focus the most. These are the times that build you and make you stronger and better. Regrowth and continued growth are what lead and guide us forward. We need not fear these times of darkness, they are but opportunities to go forth. “You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.”