Quote of the Day

“Step up. Break away from the status quo. Inspire others.”

I was scrolling through Instagram and happened upon a post from the American Ballet Theatre, I believe, and saw these words in one of their posts about being a professional dancer. These words stuck with me.

If we are to live our best lives and live our fullest and greatest potential, we need to step up. Challenges arise and we are tested. Our will, hearts, and desire are tested. We can rise to meet those challenges head on.

The status quo is a societal burden that has weighed humanity down for too long. Let us rid ourselves of this unnecessary obstacle. It serves no purpose, therefore it is useless. So let’s break free, be free, live our lives, love ourselves.

Inspiration comes in an infinite number of ways. And our want to be good to others begets the best, not only in ourselves, but others as well. Kindness and goodness go so far in this life. May we make these our way of life so that we may continue to grow, be, and do better.

Namasté

AJ

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Personal Affirmations

I am slow to frustration, slower to anger, quick to forgive, and quickest to ask forgiveness.

I live every moment I can in profound joy.

I Love BIG!

– Inspired from the book & film, ‘The Shack’

Love: A Verb and A Being

EVOLution. REVOLution. sOLUTION.

 There is a reason that these words are framed this way.

 Love is a verb. Love is action. Love is what you do. And love is a being. It is a literal, physical form.

 It is you. It is me. It is US. WE Are Love. We are the force that saves us. We are the force that creates, destroys, and makes change. We are ever evolving.

 Borders do not exist, they were created. Races do not exist, they were created. Class does not exist, it was created. Separation is not the answer, unity is. Being involved with life is the answer. Caring about yourself and others is the answer. 

 Show up, do your best, and always come back to Love. Come home to yourself. 

 

Greatness 101

Today’s greatness tips come from one of my spiritual leaders, John Assaraf. Follow him on Facebook to see his talks on Tuesdays, 11 am central time.

Learn, Practice, Repeat

We must find out what we don’t know and need to know, then build upon that. Life is an everyday practice in and of itself, so it goes for all else. A problem that many of us have, I’m speaking from experience here, is that we start practicing but then we get tired and give up or either take a break and settle into break mode. We have to learn to fight past that. This is life, life is work; made all the more difficult when we add on unnecessary suffering. Life is simple, some situations and circumstances can be difficult, but we need not get caught up on that. Difficulty is neither here nor there because we can make it through anything we set our minds to.  The point is, learn to whether the storm, and keep moving. We may be tired but life doesn’t stop, and neither should we. We come out all the stronger when we push through.

Learn, Practice, Repeat. Learn, Practice, Repeat. Learn, Practice, Repeat. 

“Practice makes the master.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“Repetition is key.” – John Kehoe

There are millions of teachers and leaders around you to learn from about this life experience. All the information and knowledge you need to live, live well, and make the most of this experience is there for you. Find your mentor(s), learn, practice, repeat. Do what serves you. Do what you can for others. Learn, practice, repeat.

Step Up

“Don’t talk, ACT. Don’t say, SHOW. Don’t promise, PROVE.” 

                            – Halle Berry
I’ve used this quote before but it is more relevant and necessary now more than ever. It is absolutely vital that each of us does our part to be a part of our global community. We, as humanity, need to unite and actively work to better ourselves, life, and the world. We must be a part of leaving this world a better place than we found it. 

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. 

Aloha Friday!!

Aloha Kakahiaka!!! Mahalo for dropping by the blog!! It is a time of many, wonderful blessings in my life and I am so, very grateful, happy, and thankful. There is so much awesomeness going on and it just gets better every day! I wish and want the same for all. Blessings to you and yours!! May your days be filled with all the happiness, love, light, fun, adventure, bravery, courage, hope, and pure greatness this beautiful life has to give. All my love!!! Shaka and Stay Groovy!!! 😆💛✌

Here’s todays good vibage!!! Enjoy!!!

Song: Today’s song inspiration is an old childhood favorite of mine. It’s an uplifting, lyrically positive song that makes me wanna get in the car with some friends and drive, just for the heck of it and have some fun on the road. Hope ya like it!
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Video: Today’s video also has to do with music. I grew up listening to everything from jazz, to rock and roll, to rap, to R&B, to alternative, to country, to classic rock, to classical music; and I love it all. But I am very much in love with classical music. It is one of the absolute favorite genres of music, so I thought you might enjoy this group of super talented young ones! They’re insanely brilliant!
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