The Present moment is a gift. That’s why they call it the “present.”
I did a public reading of my book Spark the Flame at BookCon at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City on June 2, 2018. I read from the section/chapater titled “Theory of General Positivity”, pages 46 – 49.
1) Be grateful. for your Life, first thing when you wake up, and last thing when you go to sleep, every single day.
2) Interact more. with people you Love.
3) Consume inspiration. and uplifting content: books, audios, videos, events,
4) Practice meditation. every single day. At least 2 minutes a day.
I was at my cousin’s 30th birthday celebration last night, and when I asked him if there was something specific he asked for, he answered me with something like “nothing except health; health for me and my family, my friends and their family.” Then he started talking beautifully about how grateful he was, in general. He spoke for quite a bit of time, maybe 10minutes or more, about how he feels so much gratitude on a daily basis.
His waxing was beautiful and seemed to help me. I want to offer a small summary from my memory here:
“My girlfriend bought me this new watch, but it was at the bottom of this box of new sweats. When I opened the box I saw the sweats and thought that was my birthday gift from her, and I was so happy for them. After she led me to find the new watch, she said ‘how could you be happy with just sweats for a gift?’ I told her ‘I was so grateful that you got me something to keep me warm.’
I dont need an expensive meal, I’m happy if we go to Wendys.
All these people here at this celebration. They could be anywhere. They could be anywhere but they chose to be here. Some came from Jersey and other far parts of NY. And they’re here with me. I’m so grateful.
People are so busy. They have their own priorities and have very little time. Any time they give is a gift. Any time at all they choose to give me is a gift.
I used to feel I had to be in control of things. I thought by the age of 25 I would be married with 2 kids already. I used to be so upset that I didnt have this great job like my brother. But everyone has their own time. For some people it could be 25, for some it could be 30, for some it could be 35….
I have so much acceptance now. I had to learn to relax. To let things go. I dont have to be in control. Things will work out.”
I mentioned that it sounded like he had built a muscle of gratitude, and that he works out this muscle and it gets stronger; something like developing gratitude as a skill. He completely agreed.
Doc: “If you feel the bumps, you know you can smooth them out.”
This means, most of the time, it is better to feel the bumps, than to numb them. Feeling provides you information, direction, insight, experience…”the fruit of Life“.
Doesn’t have to be forced
“…the beautiful thing is with Faith you never know how you will get passed things but you just do.”
“SOW THE SEED THAT BINDS YOU
FEEL THE STEEL THAT SIGNS YOU
PUT UP ALL YOUR RESOURCES
AND WALK INTO THE MAGIC”
“Sometimes you literally have to grab yourself by the collar and pick yourself up.
The secret is momentum. Once you start you keep going. You dont stop.”
Who cares what people think – All that Matters is what’s in your Heart ♥
“We set our own obstacles”
“Your Life will come back to haunt you or to help you.”
“The grass is not greener on the other side, it’s greener wherever you wet it. It’s greener wherever you wet it.”
-Kirk’s Best Man
“Dreaming of that place we all look for. We try to achieve. That quiet peaceful place where we feel powerful and aren’t afraid. The place where our brain is used at it’s capacity. So the potential is unlimited.
Where there is no fear.
Just love and fresh air and healthy water.
Lots of tall trees with deep mysterious shadows and beautiful moving bodies of water that teach us that life is always renewing itself.
Reminding us that change is un-avoidable. Part of growing.”
“If you avoid the situation, the thought avoids you”
“You cant judge them because you’re not in their shoes, and even if you were you cant judge them because you’re judging yourself”