Pain

Pain is necessary, suffering is not

Pursue your passions, accept your struggle. Let your pain shape you, and love transform you.” 

         – Mirtha Michelle, Castro Mármol

Pain is a tool to be used and learned from. It is meant to help us. It assists in our growth, which makes it an important factor in life. We just need to remember this, and pain itself, as well as letting go after the experience, won’t be an issue. 

Suffering, on the other hand, is neither necessary or useful. Suffering begets extra negativity that we do not need. It is what causes us to hold on. Holding onto things, emotions, ideas, and people we do not need and that do not serve us is unnecessary. We do not have to suffer. Suffering is a self-inflicted mechanism that we have 100% control over.

Accept what you can not change, and learn to change what you can. Always be on the learning curve. Pain is your ally. 

Feel and let go. Attach yourself to nothing except Love. 

The Answer

Other people are not our enemy. Hate, Fear, Negativity, Doubt, Seperation, and Ignorance are the names that our enemy goes by. We must not forget that these are the ones that destroy our relationships, with ourselves and others. These are the ones that make life more difficult than necessary. These are the ones that kill, steal, and destroy. It is these we must combat at all times. 

 People will always be subject to one of these. That is why we must equip ourselves with the means and knowledge to overcome and conquer them. It is through Kindness, Compassion, Unity, Understanding, Patience, Calm, Goodness, Light, Good Vibes, Good Energy, Empathy, Love, and Service that we become victorious over the enemy. We will lose battles, but we win the war. 

 We are the answer to our own problems. It is through each of us that we grow and better life and the world. It is through personal relationship that we grow and better life and the world. Do what you love, love yourself, love others, be grateful, be kind, do good, listen to yourself, listen to others, believe in yourself, believe in others. When we are connected and happy with ourselves our connection to all else grows and strengthens. 

All it takes in life is the courage and bravery to take the necessary risks to truly and genuinely live. To live for ourselves and do for ourselves which in turn benefits everyone and everything around us. When love is the focus and the way, we never lose. When all of our experiences become lessons that we grow through and from, we never lose. When peace, action, empathy, unity, understanding, and love lead, we all win. 

 Even those that subscribe and succumb to the hate, fear, negativity, doubt, separation, and ignorance will benefit from our love and our power because that’s what love does. It betters everyone and everything. When love abides there is always room and time for change. Real change. All it takes is you. Be ready and willing to actively work, continuously, on yourself and do what you love. 

 When we are each doing our part and moving forward together,  nothing and no one can stop us. Let us rise up, in Love, together. Let us move forward and grow, together. Let us usher in a new era of goodness, kindness, creativity, unity, compassion, empathy, understanding, and Love. We can do this. It has already begun. It’s never too late to choose Love. Choose Love, today and every day. 

The Link in the Equation

” – but our countries are counting on us to miss the link… they are painting the enemy foreign and selling the product domestic… so let this build your anger for the depletion of our oceans, but make sure your anger goes to the right recipient.”

– Madison Stewart (aka Shark Girl)

 

This is the truth and the key to taking back our power as the people. We have to realize, acknowledge, and accept the atrocities and the depth of the atrocities we and our governments create. We have to first realize that what is happening is wrong and then that we continue it and normalize it every single day by our continued participation. The power lies with us. 

 We are the ones who fuel our oppressors. We are the ones who do the work for them and make their wrong doings possible, through willful blindness and fearful compliance. We can no longer exist under these circumstances; especially when we do not have to. We are under no obligation to add to our own suffering. And the only way to change things is to take radical action. 

 People were made to be afraid of that word. It is a powerful one, because when we become radical, things get done, things change. We have to start putting our best interest first instead of the oppressors. Anger is a useful tool if applied in the right way and mindset. It can be used to fuel good, creative, universal change, which is much needed right now. 

 In life, there are very few requirements in the grand scheme of things, and the #1 requirement is that you show up. You have to show up, for yourself and others. You have to act and take things into your own hands. You make the difference between war and peace, justice and injustice, hope and despair, right and wrong. You are the link that creates the world around you.  

 Your inaction is just as vital, and more in some cases, as your action. Your choices truly do matter. You truly do matter. Your life and presence here in this world, at this moment in time make ALL the difference. You’ve got to be willing to take charge of your own life, see things as they are, and do what you can to be a positive and helpful force during your journey here.
“- the world does not need people who hope for change right now, it needs people who will fight for it.”   – Madison Stewart

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

The Solution: Acknowledge, Accept, Love

There is cause and effect. A problem and a solution. We have an abundance of issues that need to be solved at all times, but we have a significant amount at this present time. And we seem to like focusing on the wrong things. We spend way too much time being upset about the situation and forgetting to do something about the situation. What we need to do is focus on the solution and enforce it. In this specific case, we need the solution to all of us coming together and making this world a better place.

Here is the solution: We start treating each other better, ackowledging, accepting, representing authentically, and above all, loving one another for who we are as people and living beings. We start showing kindess, care, and respect for one another. We start honoring each other. We start recognizing one another for whatever it is that an individual or group of individuals is succeeding greatly at no matter their race, culture, religion, sexuality, sexual orientation, age, or gender. Those things are a part of who we each are, but they do not define us. We’ve got to start thinking for ourselves, questioning things, and coming to our own conclusions with open hearts, open minds, and the willingness to work, help, and learn from and with one another. It is time to enter an Era of universal acknowledgement, acceptance, and love. We are all special and each have something amazing to give this world and we all deserve the chance to have every privilege and opportunity to live, experience, and enjoy everything this beautiful life and world has to offer; as well as what we each have to offer.

No matter what, we all deserve the best and can have it. It’s simply a matter of us coming together and making things better. Let those with their negativity, close-mindedness, small-mindedness, judgments, hatred, and limitations be left to their own devices. They will try to stop those of us who oppose them; we need not be afraid or falter. When we come together as one, we are mighty and we are victorious. They can not stop us. The thing that they can never ever take from us, the thing that they can never stop, is our love. That is exactly what we are giving and sharing, and how we are going to change the world for the better. So my friends, let us love. Love freely, love truly, love genuinely.

Truth Be Told

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The world will begin to be the best it can be and we will begin to be the best we can be when we learn and practice this priceless lesson. We have to realize that we don’t need to quantify, define, label, and understand everything. This is true especially with human beings. We all have a lot in common but all 7 billion of us are different creatures in our own ways.

Think about it, no two people in this world, whether twins, triplets, or so on, has the same fingerprint. Each of us gets our own distinct fingerprint, literally and figuratively. We each leave our marks on the world in one way or another. We are as different from one another as we are from dogs. We are each special. We have to accept this.

Honor, respect, and accept the people around you as they are as you honor, respect, and accept yourself. We can not change one another, we can only love and share wisdom with one another. The only change we can make in the literal sense, is physical changes and change within our individual selves. Each of us are responsible for ourselves and for trying, or lack there of, to help our fellow living beings.

We should all do the best we can to accept the things that we can not change and do what we can about the things we can change.