I was put on this earth for a reason
To reduce suffering
To bring joy to others
To see the oneness in everything
A wave realizing it’s the ocean
Energy flows within myself like an infinite river going out to sea
Many years ago, a dying star supernova gave life to myself & everything on earth
Life is precious according to me so why wait to become a better version of myself?
The time is now for change & growth
Why waste my one precious life harming myself?
Drowning myself in substances, junk food, and self destructive habits
I see my ego wanting to self destruct
All it wants is pleasure & to avoid pain
But I know I’m much more than my ego
I also have a divine Buddha sitting within myself
It doesn’t want to harm my ego, that would only feed the anger, hatred, and fear
It loves the darkest side of me with light of a billion stars
Life & death are interconnected, not two separate concepts
The ultimate yin & yang of the cosmos
Each day cells are born & die in our own bodies
Death surrounds each moment of life
Without death there is no life
Breathing in I know I’m of the nature to grow old
Breathing out I know I will die one day
Knowing this noble truth I will enjoy this beautiful life that has been gifted to me
Each day is a new opportunity to pay gratitude to the universe
I will do my best to live a compassionate, peaceful, and loving life
I will not let fear, hatred or greed control my one life.
“To truly live, we must die each moment.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
At times we can feel so lost
Lost in an emotion
Lost in the worries of the path unknown ahead
Lost in the past mistakes & regrets
I know what it feels to be lost
Not knowing what is up or down
My life falling in pieces
What I thought was the end was actually the beginning of something much more beautiful
For every storm runs out of energy
The trick is to not run from it but embrace it
Life doesn’t give us what we want
It gives us what we need
To grow, adapt and eventually move on from
So if you’re feeling lost just know everything is temporary
That each day can be a start of something fresh and beautiful
Turn off the phone
Leave it behind
Only bring yourself & some water
Go into nature
Enjoy mother nature with out any distractions
She carries all the answer to our ills if we can look deeply into her nature
Here I lay
Listening to the soft voice of a yin yoga teacher
In a deep meditation
An American backpacker in a distant land
Byron Bay is the perfect place for those who are searching for self knowledge
A place to heal emotional wounds.
So here I lay in a dark yoga studio
Suddenly tears come down my cheeks
My inner Buddha speaking clearly without the distractions interfering
If I don’t let go of gambling
I let go of my dreams
I let go of my happiness & freedom
My life will read as a tragedy if I don’t change my ways
I’m 6 weeks sober from gambling
Turning my life around 1 day at a time
What a fitting end to 2021
Isolated from the world
A whole family coughing into 2022
But we will survive this storm
Everything is impermanent
No need to worry or stress over things I can’t control
No need to worry about my finances, I have enough!
The end of the year is a great time to be grateful for what you have
I will not wish for more
I will not wish for good health
But for grace, determination, and dedication on this path less followed
The path is always unknown
There is always a fork in the road
Two or more paths in front of us
Which will be chosen?
There are infinite possibilities in this beautiful world
Yet we cling to finding certainty in an uncertain world
Not realizing that certainty is an illusion
We are a collection of our thoughts, beliefs, and actions
Each day we can change and grow
Or stay stuck in our old ways
We can’t always choose our circumstances
But we can choose our attitude and actions
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
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.
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 choose to feed.
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.