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
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
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.
The Ferris Wheel of life
Enjoy the views
Bask in awe of life
As you turn slowly
Embrace your childlike curiosity
As you notice all the details of nature
Outside & within you
Beauty found everywhere
For everything & everyone is impermanent
Enjoy each day alive
Knowing it won’t last forever
The ride will end for you & I
Allowing others to enjoy the ride
Without death, there is no life
How will we break from the spell of money and power?
Caring more about the dollar then human life
Living as if our bank account is the only thing that matters
Sacrificing our grandparents for the dow jones
Even in crisis, the rich get richer
Leaving crumbs for the rest
I’m not a revolutionary
But a man who questions everything
Especially my own life
I will look within
Within my greed
Doing my best
To choose generosity over greed
And the love of life over the fear of losing money
Some of us won’t grow old
Some of us will die too soon
They will not see another beautiful sunset
They won’t see their children grow
Their death is a tragedy
But an important lesson for us all
That life is short
Too short to hold grudges
Too short to be cruel
Too short to hate
Hold the ones you love closely tonight
For we truly don’t know what lies ahead
Show gratitude for your life
Show love to all
RIP Kobe Bryant, Gigi Bryant, & the 7 others who lost their lives today
You all will live on within your family & friends
You are loved
Your life matters
A continuation of your ancestors
A rebirth of a dying star
A diamond in the rough
In the vast infinite universe
How quickly we forget
The preciousness of life
Including our own
No matter how dark life can get.
All will end.
Impermanence surrounds each moment.
Everything will be okay.
Allow patience & faith to guide you.
Today I will release my need to know.
To control everything & everyone.
I will surrender to the path unknown.
I don’t know what lies ahead on my path.
I don’t know if I will ever get married or have kids.
I don’t know what happens after death.
I don’t know what is best for another.
I don’t know what is truly good or bad.
Views, likes, and followers
The new currency of self-worth.
How many followers does a person need to feel important?
How many likes do you need until you feel complete?
How many views till you’re content with your life?
Will you ever be satisfied?
Let go of the constant need for outside validation.
Let go of the obsession with likes, followers, and views.
Embrace your mission.
Embrace your purpose.
Your life is much more important the number of followers you have.
Quality over quantity.