We are All in Flux: The Importance of Coping with Whatever Comes Your Way

Tonight I received another superb answer to one of the questions I subscribe to on Quora. What is the most important life lesson that you have learned up to this point? The answer is as follows: Life never goes as we plan. We are all in flux from the moment of birth. The most importantContinue reading “We are All in Flux: The Importance of Coping with Whatever Comes Your Way”

For You’re One of The Lucky Ones

Note: The original Song and video are great as well, but I find this remix slightly less melancholy. Sometimes I don’t think it’s fair – But I smile, Because life is good to me You might think this notion silly, And for a time, I did too But trust me – You see, I’ve beenContinue reading “For You’re One of The Lucky Ones”

Applying The Rule of 3: Is it true? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind?

I enjoy subscribing to certain questions on Quora. Today I received an email with a particularly good answer to the question: What is the best advice your father ever gave you? The answer I received is as follows: My father told me to follow the rule of 3 in life. Some of the examples are:Continue reading “Applying The Rule of 3: Is it true? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind?”

On Choosing to Be Kind

Update: 10/31/2014 I wrote this entry while being emotionally riled, and while I feel I did an effective job of being constructive with my emotions and providing a great deal of substance to the reader, I do not feel I wrote all of this in the proper tone or from the optimal perspective. As such,Continue reading “On Choosing to Be Kind”

Poetry: The Asker and The Giver

When you numb You don’t heal the pain You merely go beneath the surface Where you can’t feel the rain But what you really need, Is just the safety to breathe – The security to be yourself – Beautiful and free See yourself as you wish to be And be yourself as you wish toContinue reading “Poetry: The Asker and The Giver”

Meditations Session Six: The Immortal Soul, Embracing the Tribe, and This Thing Called Life

In accordance with my Meditations, and in the spirit of my original Transcendental Realizations, I dove deep into my mind the other night on a journey of loving self discovery. My intention with this spiritual and meditative journey was to go deep within my psyche and do some healing to remove the subconscious barriers standingContinue reading “Meditations Session Six: The Immortal Soul, Embracing the Tribe, and This Thing Called Life”

And This is What Love is

One of the things that continually bolsters my spirituality is the way synchronicity and serendipity have a way of bringing the right signs, messages, people, and lessons into my life. And what’s really shown me this is the fact that I went through a kind of dark night of the soul over the past couple yearsContinue reading “And This is What Love is”

Motivate Daily

Zig Ziglar once said that bathing doesn’t last, and neither does motivation, that’s why we recommend it daily. If you’re reading this, the universe has an important message for you – MOTIVATE DAILY. I’m not one of those positive thinking addicts – I know there’s more to it; it’s not just about thinking positive, but youContinue reading “Motivate Daily”

Some Thoughts on Writing, Hiding Behind Poems, and a Poem on Modern Love

At the end of this entry is poem I worked on last night and today, and as the poem’s opening line states, it was not an easy poem – but beyond that I don’t I think it’s a particularly great poem; however, there is some substance there; although, it certainly lacks a consistent tone or styleContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Writing, Hiding Behind Poems, and a Poem on Modern Love”

Journey to Self‑Mastery: From Self‑Control to Self‑Discipline

I posted a previous – albeit brief entry on the importance of self-control about a month ago, and today I want to talk about it again, but within a larger context. I want to tell you about my journey to self-mastery, but first let me give you some of the key quotes from the video on self-control, whichContinue reading “Journey to Self‑Mastery: From Self‑Control to Self‑Discipline”

These Require No Gifts of Circumstance

Inner peace – true wellbeing, Is neither the feeling of thirst satisfied – nor satisfaction It’s not the pursuit of desire, Nor the attainment of what isn’t, Nor the possession of what is It’s merely the state of non-comparison: To past or present, To what you have had, Or do not have, Or to whatContinue reading “These Require No Gifts of Circumstance”

It’s Time to Climb Down off the Black Rock and Get Comfortable

I’ve been meditating on the same rocky outcrop each morning for the past month. Just north of this outcrop sits a tall lava-rock that lies out on a point, and – low tide permitting – I’ve been climbing up on top of it in the evenings and sitting there for sunset meditations. These two spotsContinue reading “It’s Time to Climb Down off the Black Rock and Get Comfortable”