Quote of the Day

“Master your internal force. Harness your internal force.” – Danny Rand, Iron Fist (Marvel)

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It takes consistent, dedicated work, every day. It takes patience, calm, empathy, understanding, and love. It is a journey, every single moment, of every single day you are given. The more you practice the better you become, the better you become the greater your experience. Show up and do your best. Get living. 

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Personal Affirmation

I am limitless. I define myself.

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The only limits you will ever have are the ones you inflict upon yourself. No one can ever take away your spirit, your heart, your soul, or your light. It is yours and yours alone. People can physically infringe upon you and cause you literal harm, but when it comes to your mind and spirit, that’s all you.

Many of us are taught stifling and limiting ideals and beliefs when we are children. It is our job to unlearn those things. We must live our own lives and find out for ourselves what it is and isn’t, who is and isn’t, what does and doesn’t serve us. It is up to us to live, try, explore, think, and do for ourselves. –  AJ

The Key

“You attract what you are, not what you want.”
We each have to put in the effort to get what we want and need. Be all that you wish. Work on yourself, every day. There is no limit to what you can achieve when you act of love and with love. 

Take What You Need

Wanted to share a few of my favorite quotes and bits of inspiration. Take what wisdom you need.
“So things go.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and make this world a better place.” – Winston Churchill

“The paradox, by trying to kill the human spirit the answer of the human spirit is to revenge with beauty.” – Osvaldo Golijov

“The arts is more about opening up yourself to possibility. Possibility links to hope. We all need hope.” – The Silk Road Ensemble documentary film

“Until we say so nothing will move.” – Gorillaz ft Benjamin Clementine “Hallelujah Money’ song

“Things are still beautiful even if they aren’t how you want them to be.” – Willow Smith

“The world doesn’t need people who hope for change right now, it needs people who will to fight for it.” – Madison Stewart

“I’ll fight for my future long before I hope for it.” – Madison Stewart

“Numbers help, but strength is in Unity.” – AJ

“Fight. Stand your ground. Defend your own.” – AJ

“Do what you love, do it every day.”

“Never lose your curiosity.”

“Bust your ass, pay attention, fall in love.” – Jerry Seinfeld 

“Life is action.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“God placed the best things in life on the other side of terror, on the other side of your maximum fear, are all of the best thing in life.” – Will Smith

“Be your own anchor.” – Melissa (Teen Wolf)

“Potential is always bigger than the problem.” – Michael Beckwith

“You can’t have what you’re not willing to become vibrationally.” – Michael Beckwith

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

Awaken

Being content with yourself is a journey. It takes constant energy and attention everyday. And it’s quite the feat. Being content, let alone realizing that you already are and have everything you need and letting that be, is a process.

Most of us have learned to beat ourselves up and make ourselves suffer more than necessary through the cycle of our parents and ancestors far back trying to make us in their image rather than just letting us be as we are and learn in our own time and ways as we go.  It is no one’s fault that that became the norm, we can only start with what we’re given after all, but it is on us if we realize the issue and do nothing to better it. A lot of us have come to open up and see the breaks and cracks within ourselves and lives and the way society works; it is now up to us to heal, do, and be better, for ourselves firstly and for future generations.

The important thing to remember is that this, this journey, is yours, it is for you. You owe no one. No one. Not your family, friends, peers, colleagues, boss, no one. This is life. This is the chance you have right now to live, to be, to explore, to experience. Since the industrial age began we’ve come to this space in which having a job and working ourselves to death for money to get by for the few in power is the way of life and the way of the world. Forget that. That is not life nor the purpose of life.

We have to know ourselves, our worth, what we do and do not deserve. We have to go back to the time of knowing and living our truths. We have to remember the true purpose of life, to live and experience, to love and be loved, to enjoy and savor. Long ago, we lived with the Earth and her creatures, we respected everyone and everything. We’ve never been societies definition of perfect, which does not matter anyway, at all, in any shape, form, or fashion; but we lived according to our personal flow and connected spiritually with each other, all given to us, and life as a whole. It is time we return.

In this day in time, we are experiencing something that has not been done in a long time, not in this way, and not to this degree. We are experiencing personal freedom, true unity, and genuine acceptance. It is alarming and foreign to many of the older generation, save the few who are and were awake the whole time or eventually became aware, though it is beginning to spread like wildfire. It is the balance of life. For too long has separatism, hatefulness, greed, and willful blindness run rampant. We are entering a new era of peace, unity, acceptance, care, kindness, goodness, justice, honesty, truthfulness, consciousness, self-awareness, self-care, self-acceptance, self-love, and pure joy.

The point is, begin your process. Begin and live your personal journey. Start and don’t stop for anything or anyone. When you make a mistake, acknowledge it, accept it, do your best to be and do better, and if you’ve hurt someone, apologize, mean it, and make a concerted effort to not make the same mistake. Do not beat yourself up, even if you do make the same mistake repeatedly and in general. It does no good and helps neither yourself or others to prolong and worsen your suffering. We all have to go through   trials and obstacles, we all have to hurt and feel pain because it is a part of life and contributes to making life the beautiful, insane experience that it is. It is necessary just like good times, simple times, and enjoyable times.

Repeat this as necessary: “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.”* I am not my body, other peoples expectations, other peoples wants, other peoples judgments or opinions. I am what, who, and how I choose to be. I am that I Am.

You are a beautiful, unique, special, incredible, wonderful being. You are not from this life, you are just visiting for a while. Enjoy your experience here. This is all temporary. Make the most of this moment. Show up and do your best, that is all that is required. You have to care and you have to try, continuously. Nothing is certain and you can not be given what you already have. Use your focus, will, power, grit, perseverance, and love to guide you. You are a free spirit that cannot be contained. You are a light that can never be dimmed by another. The only thing standing in your way is you. Find a way or make a way. Flow and grow. You are love, so be it.

*Quote from Eckhart Tolle

This Is About You

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*Note: Bruce Lee was the MAN!! just sayin.

What I’m coming to terms with and have learned is that how you think of, perceive, and treat yourself determines everything in your life. It affects how you treat others, what you do, how you do it, if you do it, when you do it, where you do it. (It being whatever action that applies to whatever situation or circumstance you are dealing or will have to deal with.) Your thoughts and feelings about yourself translate into everything you do in your life.

I am a kind person and do nice things, but I used to do it just because I wanted attention, wanted to fit in, be liked, and be popular.  Well, that never got me what I wanted. Why? Because those were all the wrong reasons to be kind and nice. You have to be yourself and live your life for the right reason, which is for yourself. You owe no one, anything. Your life is yours and it is meant for you to live it the way you want to. We must ackowledge, know, be, and accept ourselves. We are ever-growing, ever changing beings and we need to mind that.

We are our own worst critics. The meanest person in the world to others is still kind compared to the hell we put our own selves through. You have to look carefully and honestly at yourself. You need to see yourself as you are and deal with it. Improve what can be improved. Get rid of what does not serve you. You have to take care of yourself and do what’s best for you. You must learn to constantly check yourself. This is an every second of every day practice. And let me just add, that perfection has NOTHING to do with anything. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about doing your best in all that you do. Always put forth your best effort.

In order for us to be the best we can for others we must firstly take care of ourselves. Get to know yourself this year. Understand yourself and who you are. Become one with yourself. It’s well worth it.

Namasté