Friday, August 12, 2011

Staying Focused:

"Don't focus too much on the trees to the point where you forget the forest"

Details serve as a means of enhancing a 'bigger picture'. But some details are so vivid that we can get distracted from what's REALLY going on. Always look for the ESSENCE of the topic at hand. This will keep you alert and focused...

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Creativity is taking the tools that we have and using them to build something. We can create words, food, children, peace and tranquility, friendships, moments, movies, airplanes... The list goes on and on. It all starts with realizing the uniqueness of our thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. We can act on them and pursue them into realities. Focus on your strengths and grow with them. They're yours! The idea is to not lose focus or get distracted from your main goal.

Remember the inspiration! :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Inspiration comes and goes...

We can be inspired to do anything: clean our room, start a project, connect with an old friend, get spiritual, exercise, take action, etc. etc. Whatever it is it all starts with that one spark. We get excited and our intellect is infused with emotion, creating this burst of momentum. If acted upon it can be glorious! But sometimes it fizzles out and skepticism starts to creep in. All sorts of fears come to the mind and the energy we should be using to follow through turns sour. Where did it go?? We were so driven two minutes ago! argh! lol
The key is immediate action. Time is valuable. Don't miss out on an opportunity especially when the inspiration literally falls into your lap... If you are inspired don't lose it! Hold onto that spark and never forget the main goal. Remember the feeling and how excited you were at the time.

...Don't lose it!  :)

Monday, July 25, 2011


(This discusses personal fears not fear factors set up by law enforcement, schools, parents, and the media)

Fear is something that can break all momentum, inspiration, and excitement. There are many types of fears: Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of the unknown, fear of oneself, phobias, etc. etc. etc. Where does fear come from? Of course we can be influenced by factors around us but the actual fear comes from within.
AMAZING! The biggest thing preventing us from doing what we want to do is OURSELVES! Many times we could have a spark of inspiration and want to spontaneously do something but a second later our minds are flooded with all sorts of 'fantasies' and predicted thoughts of the future. We think about the outcome of the event or what may follow (even before it happens...) but how could we possibly know the outcome before it happens? We can definitely think about how things may 'play out' but how many times have we contemplated the future but were 100% WRONG?
Fear is an illusion. Don't get blind sighted by the negative thoughts that can prevent you from being you!

This obviously needs a balance. There are healthy fears that prevent us from running into a lion's den or throwing ourselves in front of a moving train. Those fears are needed to survive and should not be overlooked...


Just as we can choose to replay scenarios in our head, we can choose to ignore them completely. It is a matter of finishing or 'riding out' the thought that pops up. Notice that when you are zoned in and focused on a particular task, anything that gets in the way can be pushed aside. It's when we are not preoccupied that we become more susceptible to being influenced by.... OURSELVES! Does anybody else control our thoughts?? The human mind is a powerful tool. Scientists say that with all the "action" going on in galaxies and planets and stars in our universe, nothing compares to the human brain. Know that you have this tool and that it is in your control to take it where you wish.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Balance: (pt.1)

Balance is what makes the world go round. Without it we wouldn’t be able to channel our energies and act accordingly. We wouldn't be grounded or leveled and our emotions and thoughts would be morphed into one chaotic mess..
The world we live in is fast-paced, intense, and full of extremes. The trick is to balance our lives and harmonize with the things around us. This does not define conformity! We are all unique and should take pride in this. We tend to live in extremes with an "all or nothing mentality". When it comes to the human ego one should not be overly arrogant but not have 'ego-death'. Nothing can stop a balanced ego and healthy self esteem....

To be continued...

Listen to the Silence (A poem about self-discovery)

Let your thoughts run wild
Like the mind of a child
Picture for a moment
Fantasize if you must
A world full of peace
A world full of trust
You may think
"Another messenger with that hippie crap"
But Lennon was right
Imagine that...
Armageddon, 2012, doom and gloom
Why do you think it will be gone so soon?
We'll be fine
We've got time
Soon it will all be sublime
Because the gloom is in the head
Fighting with all it's might
Torturing your dreams in the middle of the night
It fills the mind
With sorrow and self-doubt
Drowning your desires
Clouding your heart's shout
But listen closely
And you will hear
A muffled calling
That will become more clear
Follow that direction
And the battle will be won
But hurry, because


The key to happiness..
Think, and it will be.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Resentment can suck the positive light out of anything.
No matter how much time passes after the event it will remain fresh (if not more intense) if you constantly review it in the mind's eye. It serves us no good! The other person has moved on in life while you constantly hurt yourself by replaying the scenario over and over again. Nothing can be more counterproductive than living in the past. The only purpose our past should serve is a memory we can learn from. That's the only productive way to move forward in life after the event. It's essentially the only thing we can do with it. It cannot change!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Past, Present, Future: Know where you stand!

A wise man once told me "Never forget where you came from or where you are going". What great advice to live by! Know where you stand in the grand scheme of things. I believe that our thoughts are composed of either (past) memory, (present) awareness, (future) fantasy, or imagination (dream) created by the mind. We can be aware of which category our thoughts fall into and act accordingly. For example, Past (memory) cannot be changed and only learned from. How sad it would be if one where to constantly live life walking down memory lane and completely oblivious to the world around them!
The future is something that we cannot even contemplate because it has not happened yet. How many times have we predicted what will happen and were completely wrong?
What we are all looking for is awareness. Awareness is living in the present and being foucused on the life around us. We are free to live life in the present and not get distracted with the surrounding factors that make up the thrilling life that we live in. With so much going on we need to stay alert and focus on our goals..

Know where you stand!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011


Lets break it down. What's the essence of LIVING?
I think the essence of living is growth.
When we were tiny newborn babies, our perception of life was very narrow. We cried when we wanted anything or were uncomfortable or lonely. We were fed, bathed, clothed, and washed up after. We overall could not provide for ourselves. We couldn't even walk!  But think how much has changed since then? How much has been accomplished?
After a certain amount of experiences, even at a young age, we started to realize that there are new realities in the world that we were thrown in. The years go by, advancing in all areas of communication/socializing, creativity, and of course the body...

Fast-forward to the present.

Just reflect on how much you have grown.

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