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Halloween Hooraaaaaaaaay Life Is Yours Reality

Happy Halloween Birthday =D

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Chillin Exponential Potential Spark the Flame - Short Vlog Using The Brain

I do not Seek. I Find.

Referring to Pablo Picasso’s quote “I do not seek. I find” – and how the concept helps me perceive and appreciate the beauty of what is already here, and trying to reduce the ‘chase’.

When I chase certain things, they can be like forms and shapes in a cloud far away – as I get nearer the form disappears and what I thought was there turns out to be an illusion. Instead of chasing / seeking, we can ‘find’ what is here right in front of us, or beside us and around us. Instead of pursuing far away, we can open our senses and experience what we have been brought together with that exist with us right here.

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Chillin Exponential Potential Life Is Yours Relationships

Loss and Connection

My uncle is about to pass away. He battled many things, one of which is addiction. I love him dearly.

My grandma passed away in late June. She raised me.

There was a challenging, yet beautiful connection between my grandma and my uncle (mom and son). I think they needed each other in some ways.

Love you both. I am glad my heart feels your loss…it will be a way to connect with you.

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Chillin Using The Brain

A Bit on Nostalgia

This winter I realized that I was craving for some things from my past, like video games from my childhood. And I found a way to start playing some again, and it’s been great πŸ™‚

I noticed once, in my very cold apartment, that thinking fondly of things from the past, from my warm past, actually made me feel warm physically and as if I was not alone. It was a beautiful moment and revelation.

Here is a brief online article about how nostalgia has been found to literally reduce mild pain: https://neurosciencenews.com/nostalgia-pain-20114/

And here is a New York Times piece on many benefits of nostalgia which I personally found very surprising: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/26/briefing/nostalgia-oscars-mardi-gras.html

If you don’t have access to the New York Times article you can look at the Wikipedia entry for nostalgia which mentions a lot of the psychological benefits I found surprising: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostalgia

Cheers to a warm past reaching out to give us comfort, security and hope in the Present.

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Life Is Yours Quotes

Belonging vs. Fitting In

The opposite of belonging, from the research, is ‘fitting in.’ Fitting in is assessing, and acclimating. Here is what I should say, be. Here is what I shouldn’t say, here’s what I should avoid talking about. Here’s what I should dress like, look like. That’s fitting in.

Belonging, is belonging to yourself first. Speaking your truth, telling your story, and never betraying yourself for other people. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are. It requires you to be who you are. And that’s vulnerable.”

-BrenΓ© Brown

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Chillin Life Is Yours Reality Spark the Flame - Short Vlog

Spark the Flame – Short Vlog 19 – Return to church; balance; general contentment

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Chillin Reality Spark the Flame - Short Vlog

Spark the Flame – Short Vlog16 – Why these Difficulties? Gratitude Before Thought

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Exponential Potential Interconnectivity Spark the Flame - Short Vlog Using The Brain

Spark the Flame – Short Vlog 14 – Grit; Everything Listens; Magnetic Alignment

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Life Is Yours Spark the Flame - Long Podcast

Spark the Flame Podcast 27

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Life Is Yours Spark the Flame - Long Podcast

Spark the Flame Podcast 26

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Spark the Flame - Short Vlog

Introducing Spark the Flame Vlog!

First Vlog (Video log) clip is about enjoying the Now:

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Chillin Oetics

The Warmth of a Loving Home

The warmth of a loving home

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Happy Thanks Giving!!!

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