This life in finite
So I will live the life I desire
Go off the beaten path
Not worrying about society expectations
Judgements of others is a sign of their insecurities
Live simply if you want
Pursue life experiences instead of money, fame, and respect
Create your life through mindful actions, not impulses.
The sun will rise
And set Relax, nothing is under control
Days will go by
People will get sick Loved ones will die
Jobs will be lost
People will cheat, lie, and push your buttons Relax, nothing is under control
Our mission is to rise above and stay positive even in the darkest of times
Knowing that everything & everyone is impermanent
We can find joy by letting go of control of others and situations
All we can control is our reaction and attitude to the chaos around us Resilience is built by not avoiding hard situations but by embracing them with love, compassion, and acceptance.
Let go of the need to be right
Let go of the need to control others Let go of the need to control your surroundings Allow others to be who they are Allow situations to unfold without complaining or controlling anything True liberation is found when we don’t allow outside situations to hinder our own happiness True strength found in staying positive even in the most challenging situations
Your life is your message
There are two wolves inside of us.
Always at battle.
A good wolf.
That is kind, brave, and loving.
A bad wolf.
That is fearful, angry, and greedy.
The one you
to feed. choose
Is the one that grows.
To end this constant battle.
You must show deep compassion & love to the bad wolf.
Feed the good wolf with how you talk to yourself, others, and your actions in the world.
I will do my best
To not gossip
To not judge
To not be violent with my speech or actions
Society is made up of individuals like you & I
My changing our-self
We in fact change the world
This poem is inspired by Kid Cudi’s song “Lovin’ Me” off Man on the Moon III: The Chosen One
Hell & heaven live within us
The inner voice that tells us that we aren’t good enough
That we aren’t worth love
The seeds of self-hatred sprout into suffering
Only self compassion can lead us out of the dark
Into the light of peace & love
Self love being key to humanities transformation into a more peaceful species
If we don’t love ourself
If we can’t show compassion to ourself
How can we share love & compassion with others?
Link to “Lovin’ Me” by Kid Cudi
I’m an indentured servant in the 21st century
Not to a single person But to my discover and capital one credit cards Commercials taught me I needed these precious cards They they would bring me joy The opposite was true For every time I gambled The shackles on my wrists got tighter Everytime I mindlessly consumed The shackles got tighter The thousands I spent at coffee shops was all to dig myself deeper into financial slavery
Until one day I awoke to my servitude Realizing my freedom has been stripped from me slowly each day from my unwise decisions Now aware I will be more mindful I will practice discipline I will practice compassion I will practice transparency I will break from indentured servitude One day at a time With aloha, Johnny
Is humanities purpose to exploit the world?
Exploit other humans
Exploit mother earth
Exploit are fellow animals
All in the name of greed
Or are we here for another reason?
To love other humans
To cherish mother earth
To protect are fellow animals
All in the name of love
Time will tell which path humanity will take moving forward
For now I choose love over fear
Protection over exploitation
Values over money
My life is my message
There once was a star in the milky way
Until one day this star grew old
This distant star died & transformed into a supernova
Sending its space dust in the vast darkness of the Universe
Until one day this dust accumulated and condensed under pressure
To form our home, Earth
The star never truly died
It was reborn
Reborn as you, me, and every species that has existed on this planet
We are brothers & sisters
Sharing this beautiful planet together
Every decision is either motivated by love or fear.
If we choose love, we will build a life we love.
If we choose fear, we will build a life we fear.
Each decision, big or small is important.