What I’m Learning

Life is a journey in which nothing is meant to be held onto, except Love and Light. Good and Evil have their respective parts in each of our journeys, but what really matters is what we do, how we handle things, and our perspective.

The way to go is to let life flow. Enjoy what you can while you have it when you have it, and do your best to learn and grow through darker times. Everything is a process, and struggle is a part of the story. The key is to just go with it. 

Do not let yourself get attached to anything and revere everything as the wonderous gift that it is. Fear will come and go, doubt, pain, anger, sadness, hurt will all make their regular appearances. But do not dwell in any of them.

The past is a treacherous place to dwell. Do not hold on to it. Let it go. Learn what you can then move on and be better. Nothing good comes from staying stagnant in one place. 

And an imperative lesson, always be on the learning curve. Always aim to grow from and through everything. It is better and far more helpful to choose Love and Light. It can only ever work out for your good.

Hope, do not despair.

Think for yourself, be creative, use your imagination.

Grow through what you go through. (VERY IMPORTANT)

Take the world as it is and work toward how you want it to be. 

                                       ACT.

Actions matter most in this life. What you choose to do means everything. And there are consequences to everything. Be mindful of what you do and how you do it. 

And especially, learn to master forgiveness. Forgiveness is freedom. Freedom from the past and unnecessary suffering. It excuses nothing but allows you to not be bound by he past and the darkness. But in some cases, darkness is meant to take hold for us to learn and grow. It’s all about perception and discernment. Use them wisely and remember to not get stuck on the dark places. 

Our Fate Is In Our Hands

Want change? Take action.

Get involved. Get in the know with your local government and participate, join in community activities, rally for causes that matter and are special to you. We gave our control away a long, long, long time ago, it’s time to take our control back. And it is imperative that we move now. We have to start working and never stop. The future is dependent upon our actions this very moment.  Be responsible in what and how you consume, in what you do, in how you approach life as a whole. You are a part of this world, so everything you do honestly does matter. Let’s come together and do better.

Changing the Narrative of Communication 

When it comes to communication in the past and in the present, we have fallen and continue to fall utterly short. There are things we do not do or see because we are solely focused on ourselves and stifle ourselves and others through selfishness. So how do we make things better, for everyone? Communication. Communication with ourselves firstly and then those around us. How do we communicate, genuinely and effectively?Acknowledgement. Acceptance. Action.

 Whether the topic of discussion or conversation is uncomfortable to you or not, it is necessary and fair to talk about issues that directly and indirectly affect others; whether we, ourselves, deal with the same issues or not. Our sight must go beyond ourselves, because what affects one surely affects another. We were put on this planet together and therefore are responsible for taking care of each other. We must take care of ourselves and look out for our fellow beings. 

 Help where you can, do what you can, be where you can, be what you can to those who need help. We are all works in progress, constantly learning and re-learning, and continuously growing. We all need the open, safe space to do so and the kindness, compassion, empathy, goodness, will, grit, and confidence to do so and be there for others as they do too. Work with others as you work with yourself. Give others the same treatment you give yourself when you are processing things (lessons and such). 

 Love. It is simple. Be patient, be kind, be understanding. Love all. Love is easy, people not so much. But when you apply love to yourself and then to the others around you, what a symphony of light and greatness it creates. It’s wonderous. Be ever-loving in each and every moment to the best of your ability. Love will never lead you astray. Love is the base, the foundation, the center, the reason, the whole of all of this; the truth of life itself. Let it lead you, let it guide you, let it fill you. Love is the key to communication.

 Acknowledge yourself and others, accept yourself and others as is, and love. Love, love, love. Live and love as thoroughly and as best you can. That’s all. Just do your best at all times and stay focused on love. Always come back to it. 

No One, Right Way

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For millenia people have been trying to get others to fit into a box they molded. Understand this: THERE IS NO ONE RIGHT WAY FOR ANYONE TO LIVE BECAUSE WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. We are the same essentially, but made different in many ways. And that’s cool! But know this, anyone who tells you that you “have to do or be this to become perfect” or get “perfect results” is lying to you and trying to make you to their liking. You are yours and yours alone. Your life, journey, and road/path is different than all other 7 billion people on this planet. What’s meant for you is for you and you have every right and reason to live your life and your truth, whether others understand or approve of it or not. 

 Now, if you want to live your best life to the best of your abilities there is a certain set of things that are required of you to do – because they are all in your best interest and lead you to living your best life in this moment. But here’s where it’s different, you are not bound by anything. You are free to do, live, be, learn, grow, move, give, and love at your own pace in your own way. To succeed there is a formula, but it is not a limiting and degrading formula like that of someone who’s trying to get you to be and do what they want you to be and do. This formula guides you and helps you in a loving and caring way and gives you the space you need to achieve greatness your way, in your style.

 There are so many ways for each of us to live, be, explore, and love. We each bring something unique and wonderful and beautiful to this world. We each shine our own lights. We are not bound to the conforming, limiting, and demeaning rules and regulations that we’ve been spoon fed all of our lives. The only thing we are bound by is Love. Love is what we all are, what we are made of, and what we are made from. It connects all things. And last time I checked, Love only required us to show up and do our best. That’s it. Love is that formula, Love encapsulates all those certain things that are required to live, be, and do our best. So just love. 

 When we choose Love we choose greatness. And there is no one, right way to be great. There is no one, right way to Love. 

How To Help Yourself and Others

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This is one of the biggest and most important lessons we as humanity need to learn and embody. There are countless ways to be and do wrong, and as history has shown us, belittling and demeaning ourselves for our wrong doings and others for their wrong doings helps nothing and no one. We are humans, we are all going to be wrong, a lot, over the course of our lives.

 We must show each other truth with love, kindness, and understanding. Through these we can move forward, be better, and do better. It takes genuine work to learn from our mistakes and progress. Let us give each other space to do so. No one is going to get everything right, let alone the first time, and no one knows all. We can not except that of one another nor treat others as if this is true. 

 Genuine understanding, kindness, compassion, willingness, communication, and love is how we get through to one another. We must be gentle and firm with one another as the situation/circumstance calls for. We must learn to flow with the lessons that come our way; they will be hard, difficult, stressful, sad, painful, and hurtful, and they will show and teach us what we need to know. 

 Don’t take anything personally and be willing to grow and learn from every experience. As the great Eckhart Tolle said “I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life.I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am.” And so it is, for us all. We are not held to our experiences, we need only learn and grow from them and help each other along the way.

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.