Treat everything as sacred
Gratitude starts NOW.
The infinite depth of Gratitude:
Each moment must be submerged in Gratitude:
If this moment cannot, no other moment will suffice.
Leap of Faith
Sometimes the Faith is exhibited by knowing that you dont have to jump.
I think it will be about once per week for new episodes. Will be talking about Life, and trying to keep things inspirational.
Will aim to keep the episodes around half an hour long.
Here is the first episode, about 5 minutes long. Enjoy!
A proposed working definition for Love:
“I choose you in my life,
over not having you.”
And if you need to decide between loving two things,
it is not being handled right,
because love is unconditional.
“One of the ancient maps of the world
is heart-shaped, carefully drawn
and once washed with bright colors,
though the colors have faded
as you might expect feelings to fade
from a fragile old heart, the brown map
of a life. But feeling is indelible,
and longing infinite, a starburst compass
pointing in all the directions
two lovers might go, a fresh breeze
swelling their sails, the future uncharted,
still far from the edge
where the sea pours into the stars.”
I want to Be Happy
Where I am Now.
Nothing else can come and
Give me Happiness.
The Key to Happiness is only found
In this Moment.
It seems every human inevitably has dirt.
Loving myself, while being aware of dirt with me, and giving everyday effort to use the dirt for good as possible, helps me to connect with and love someone else, as I may see dirt with others from time to time.
Stay open, friends.
Theres so much out there to explore.
Then again, theres so much in here to be grateful for.
Finally been able to upload the talk I gave at the NYU Bookstore, July 21, 2016.
The talk mostly covers some thoughts on writing itself, but towards the end I briefly speak about my book Spark The Flame.
Please forgive the low video quality.
Last year in April I walked the labyrinth at the basement of Marble Collegiate Church.
This is what I wrote during that walk:
Go forward in sacredness
You do not go forward
without the sacredness /
unless you invite the sacredness
How sacred and special
this Life is
Every part is just as
valuable as every other part
Before you know it,
It’s the journey that is sacred
There is no piece that is more valuable than any other
It is all sacred space
This is a sacred walk.
Life, is a sacred walk.
Stand still, until you
Breath the sacredness
with every breath:
If the breath is not sacred,
stand still until it is,
until you can walk with
sacred breath again.
The path will always have
difficulty, that is the
nature of the path.
If I could kiss every moment,
with full blown lips,
I would tell it “Thank you for being here,”
to let it know that its
presence is appreciated.
You know, I can do this.
Feel appreciation. Don’t look just to think it. Feel it;
“Whenever you realize you do not have full control:
Trust in Life.”
Find the bubble of fun and appreciation,
Of where you are right now.
Where you are in life. How your life is.
Your space. It’s like a bubble of comfort, humor, adventure, relief, ease, flow.
I cannot wait for others to accept me. I must accept myself.
How sacred and special this Life is. It is all sacred space.
This is a sacred walk.
Stand still, until you feel, acknowledge, Breathe the sacredness with every breath
The cleaner your motives, the safer you are.
Another way to say it is:
To clear up your dangers, clean up your motives.
Act with good intention towards Life and its inhabitants, and Life will reciprocate towards you.
Three years sober from alcohol.
Only by the Grace of the Divine.
Help me continue to be free from alcohol. I am trying to be a good person for this world, for my Life.
Love is key, and you are the keyhole
Here is another excerpt from Spark The Flame, as it is currently evolving:
Faith converts adversity into harmony. Faith is the trust that when you aim to do the right thing in thought and action, Life evolves well for you. Faith is the heart muscle of your spiritual core. This muscle is especially exercised when you encounter adversity. Based on your perception, things are either in the process of working out for you or they are not. When you hold the premise that things are working out for you no matter what is occurring in your Life, and you do all you can to aid that premise in thought and action, this is a faith that converts adversity into harmony. Sometimes it works transparently, sometimes very mysteriously; but given time, faith always proves itself. Always.
The effort to recover from adversity and mistakes brings you growth and elicits assistance from Life. Challenges will occur all your life, they serve as a way to grow. If you are not growing, you are dying. For humans, stagnation devolves into decay. There are always ways to grow and you must always exercise this effort. Sincere effort opens further paths to progress.
Mistakes are part of Life and must be forgiven. You must forgive yourself. You must forgive others. You can always change your course and recover; this is human blessing.
Regardless of how it appears from this vantage point, there is a great harmony to everything in existence. Somehow there is benefit to this: what is happening now. If you aim to do right, something good has to come of it. It must by universal law.
Doing the right thing means playing your harmonious part. You are a piece of the puzzle that is the Whole. When you live abiding by the uniqueness of your core, your particular piece of the puzzle, you are being authentic.
Authenticity is the special way you will create change. It is a special way that you find meaning. When you are not trying to fit in as some other piece of the puzzle, but rather unleashing the freedom of expression that flows between your core and the rest of the world, you are running a divine plan imprinted in your Soul. This gives you relief, inspiration and empowerment. Authenticity will unlock your passion, unbridled divine energy that flows to you and through you because you have aligned so well with the greater harmony. You are literally living the part you were made for. The world needs your authenticity, and all are blessed when you embrace it.
For true authenticity you must forgive and accept yourself. The more you can forgive and accept yourself, the more you can forgive and accept others. Remember, Life has already forgiven and accepted you, always. This is healing. This is necessary for humanity to survive.
The following is a quoted ‘loving kindness meditation’:
If anyone has hurt me or harmed me knowingly or unknowingly in thought, word or deed, I freely forgive them.
And I too ask forgiveness if I have hurt anyone or harmed anyone knowingly or unknowingly in thought, word or deed.
I am Forgiven
It’s so hard to do the right thing,
I know it’s possible.
And if you do,
Things will work out.
Just like you, Life is thinking.
Like your thinking is beyond that of an animal’s,
Life’s thinking is immeasurably beyond that of your own.
Align yourself with how Life thinks and you are golden…well on your way.
“You pick up dirt. That is the nature of the walk. But you are allowed to expel it.”
Each new day Is unchartered territory.