To truly help others
Focus all your energy on healing yourself
Be kind always but don’t sacrifice your own health & well-being by focusing your energy on others
It is possible to reduce others suffering and help others see the inner Buddha that lives within all of us
But if we are drowning in our own suffering we can’t help others who suffer
It is possible to awaken
To not let fear, hatred, anger, and ignorance run & ruin our lives
No matter your skin tone, gender, age, or wage
Thanks to impermanence, we can transform our suffering into joy
And we can help others do the same
Not by force but through understanding, compassion and forgiveness
To truly live
We must die each moment
We must let go of the past
Not obsessed over the future
Not worried about what could go wrong
Just enjoying this moment
Naturally our mind will wander like clouds in the sky
With mindfulness we anchor the mind to our breathe
Breathing in we know we are of the nature to grow old
Breathing out we know one day we will die
Knowing this we vow to live each day like it’s our last
We look at all life through the lens of compassion
We vow not live our life full of fear, anger, and hatred
Instead we will water the seeds of compassion, peace, and love each day
So they bloom at any moment
Living this way will benefit yourself, the planet and the ones around you
From my experience, our suffering can bring much joy
But we must sit with the pain even when we want to run from it
For us to transform, we must get to know the darkest parts of our mind.
Sit with our demons until they don’t scare us anymore
Show compassion & love to the darkest parts of our soul
Surrender to the reality in front of you
Do not fight or run
Sit still & get to know them
They will always be there
But our mind can be a sanctuary, even with the demons; not a warzone
Breathing in I see myself as water, flowing & flexible
Breathing out I see myself as a mountain, strong & stable
Breathing in I see myself as a flower, fresh & beautiful
Breathing out I see myself as space, free & vast
From single cell
To hairless apes
Humans left their jungle home
For the great unknown
Soon they ate what they could to survive
Then hunter-gathers began to settle
Building thriving empires on maize, rice, wheat, & rye
The next evolution of the human species
No more need to slaughter
No more need to abuse & exploit their fellow earthlings
In 2021, humanity is still stuck in the past
Stuck in greed, tradition, & fear
Some though are waking up to the suffering of the world & it’s beautiful creatures
Choosing compassion at every meal
If humanity takes the next step towards a vegan world
The world will heal
The animals will live
Pandemics will end
Check out the documentaries “forks over knives”, “cowspiracy”, & “dominion” for why switching to a vegan diet is crucial for saving ourself & earth. Check out nutritionfacts.org for how to eat a healthy plant based diet.
Live within all of us
Feed the peace
Acknowledge the violence
Shed light into it
For peace grows with peace
Water the seed of peace
With compassion & understanding
Love the dark side
Show it loving kindness
Join me if you chose
In the army of love
Soldiers of peace
Compassion & understanding
As our weapons
We are peaceful warriors
Sheding light into the darkness
Billions of humans
All which are holy
Blinded by anger
Suffocated in fear
I vow to see the holiness in all
I must treat myself
As a holy man
No matter how lost
Or broken I am.
When I’m gone
I’ll become a flower
When I leave
I’ll become a mighty oak tree
So can we truly die?
Or can we only transform?
A vicious storm has almost sunk Pascal’s ship. It was unexpected and disastrous. Will he recover? Or will he be damaged permanently?
Pascal lays still on the main deck.
His breath shallow.
His first officer Pablo has taken over in these trying times.
In the coming weeks, Pascal slowly recovers.
Time seems to be in slow motion for Pascal.
All seems clearer after the storm.
Dark clouds clearing to an open sky.
Pascal has realized that his suffering is of his own doing.
Holding onto whats gone.
Going with fear based decisions.
Pascal vows to do better.