Sep 11 2019

The Way

“The way is the goal.” I think Confucious or Buddha said it. Also heard it as, “The path is the goal.”

Seems like a paradox. The usual lesson is that the journey itself is filled with lessons, so enjoy it. But let’s break it down.

Jim Rohn, who is a business coach type person, who is really a self development coach type person, says you attract what you are becoming.

Same kind of brain game where the means to an end is really just the means. Like you can say the journey is equal to the destination, therefore the journey is the destination, therefore the path is the goal.

We presume now that we have 2 goals. First goal, destination. Second goal, the path there. They are presuming that once you have that path, it is a given you will hit the destination no matter what. At least I think that is what “they” are saying.

But guess what, we are already on a path. We have been since day one. Maybe that’s just it, while we are on “a” path maybe we aren’t on “the” path. What and where is “the” path?

I am overthinking it. I just googled it and this other quote swooped in to sum it all up, “There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”

Sep 04 2019

Golden

Sometimes you gotta go back to the beginning. Out of all the lessons you learn in life, I’m thinking how the first lessons have come back, to me anyways, as the most crucial ones.

Mama, Papa. I love you. Please. Thank you. These are the first words for most people. While I may have lost track of these over the years, not sure I would be alive right now if I didn’t have them. Yes parents, but I am mostly talking about manners and being cordial. Hello, Good bye, Please, and Thank You.

To take it further, at my Grandparents house they had a sign that said, “Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Many religions and spiritual teachings echo this phrasing and in my mind this should be re-titled as the Golden Law because it is seemingly the foundation when searching for deeper wisdom and knowledge and truth. It’s trippy how things from childhood re-enter your adult life. Probably because it’s what is needed now more than ever these days.

When I was growing up “earning respect” was a real thing. And if YOU had to earn respect, you start to think that EVERYONE should be working on earning respect. You soon find out that while honorable as it is, the world just doesn’t work this way. As you get older you get confused and frustrated and look for short cuts.

Judgement, gossip, envy, power trips, ego trips, etc are side effects of capitalism that I think maybe can be softened with the Golden Law. That is if we are try real hard. We’ll see. Worth a try.

My friend who is a counselor at a high school was telling me about some recent training. His job is to, “interrupt a negative life outcome.” This means that he has to purposely influence these bad kids in a positive way. He has a great job and he is good at it. That’s all I am trying to do. Not for you but for my own inner bad kid.

Aug 20 2019

10000 Kicks

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

Aug 20 2019

Focus

Hi Gang. Not a lot of messages coming through lately. Though I still have ambitions of writing on here every day. Could it just be a simple focus adjustment? Not sure.

What I do know is that what you focus on expands. If you focus on problems, you have more problems. If you focus on answers, you have more answers.

This is why taking action is crucial. Action pinpoints your focus and will always give you results, for better or for worse. Results lead to expansion.

Aug 07 2019

Light

Ok go into your imagination right now. You are a being of light. You were re-born here on Earth to participate in a free will experiment. You knew going in you would have complete amnesia. The hope is that you would eventually remember or at least acknowledge the light and then influence the planet in a positive way for the betterment and evolution of the human species.

What happens as you are developing from infant to adult is you get draped in layers and layers of programming. Sometimes this programming is detrimental and it’s not that your light is fading, but it is getting covered up. It still exists there beneath it all.

They say we spend the first half of our lives building up our egos and the second half of our lives tearing them down. This is a similar analogy to releasing all that dims this light. We need our egos to protect us for sure, but the walls that have been built may be drowning out our voice. Sometimes it is time for a more modern design and re-build.

Aug 02 2019

Sparks

Not sure about you guys but I’m pretty sure my purpose in life comes in 2 parts. That is to be free and help others be free. I’m talking about financial freedom, creative freedom, societal freedom, etc etc. Every sense of the word.

My studies have led me to the fact that optimization of mind, body, and spirit will get me there the quickest. And this blog here is documentation of that journey.

People have been asking what this site is all about and it might not be that obvious so this is my public statement. Lol.

“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” – Tupac

Aug 02 2019

Greatness

There’s a new flow in town. Actually it’s been there but we might not have noticed it. Let’s ride it.

“Becoming the greatest” has just been shortened to “being great”. To competitive people this might sound soft. Like not striving to be the greatest is settling or not trying your best. But I think that is just it, “trying” or “striving” instead of just “being.”

It’s about enjoying yourself. Give yourself permission to have fun with it. I bring this up because I work with people trying to make their product or service “the greatest” and if they don’t become the next Steve Jobs or Steven Spielberg then their life is a failure. It’s especially noticeable here in LA actually.

I appreciate ambition but not at the cost of fun. This chapter of misery is over and out dated. Ambition is not competition. I think this era of follower counts, likes, and comments etc has faded.

I said in a recent video interview that there are no more good photos or bad photos, just photography. I was stumbling with it and will probably look real dumb when it comes out. The interviewer didn’t get what I was trying to say and I actually didn’t either until just now.

That is that the action itself is great. Mix the action with passion and purpose and that’s more than enough to change your life, in turn the lives of those around you, and in turn the world. What more can you ask for.

Jul 22 2019

Blocks

Sometimes I get cosmic on here and sometimes I get quantum. But “as above, so below”. This means our external reality is a reflection of our internal reality, so we study both.

But usually if we are looking for something externally, most likely we have to find it somewhere internally first.

A while ago when I first moved to LA I said to my sister something like, “When I get rich I wanna go to the beach all the time.” She said, “The beach is free, dude.”

I had some dumb belief that only people with lots of money can go to the beach.

A simple example but you can see how ridiculous our minds can be. These beliefs can be blocking the flow of what it is we really want. Once the belief was gone, I could see how I could make the beach happen and instantly it became a part of my external reality.

Beliefs, stories, attachments, entanglements, etc can all be blocking, clogging, and anchoring us internally. You already know all this. Happy journeys on your path to self mastery.

Jul 19 2019

Frames

We talked about “alignment” before. I am talking about alignment of mind, body, and spirit. If your mind wants to go one way but your body and spirit want to go another way, you can find yourself running around in circles.

We can use our words to re-frame certain thoughts and ideas and beliefs to get everyone on the same page.

Obvious example. As a business owner, I am constantly irritating myself with thoughts of how to sell more books per month. The solution, as I often forget, is to re-frame it and ask how to inspire more people per month. The ego mind says we need to pay the bills, all stressy and spammy causing the spirit to be disgruntled. The spirit wants to be creative and connect with people. The re-frame of trying to inspire more people per month satisfies both aspects and we are now on the same page.

I get tripped up on this and thought I’d share because I see others getting tripped up. Not just in business but in all aspects of life. Relationships, health, purpose, etc.

I have a friend who sees the discipline of health as pain and sacrifice. I’m like uhhhhhh, can’t exercise and diet just simply be the idea of you being nice to your body?

Another friend, who wants to be in a relationship, sees relationships as too much work. Isn’t it possible to meet someone where it clicks and it’s fun?

Not saying that we don’t have to go through the fire and battle our innermost demons to level up, but sometimes we can just use our words too.

Jul 08 2019

Perception

We’ve heard them say perception is reality. And we know that there are trillions of bits of information that make up reality and that our brains can only pick up about 2 million of these bits.

This means our perception of reality is pretty narrow compared to what reality actually is. (It also means reality can be epicly flexible by way of perception.)

This adds another dimension to the conversation. When we say we are creating reality, are we really saying we are creating our perception of reality? Could our perception be synonymous with transmission/reception? Or is it more of a collaboration?

If so, we are getting closer. One part, focus. One part, belief systems. One part, thoughts and feelings. The sum of these 3 parts equals our signature frequency shaping our perception and thus our reality.

The search continues..

Jul 04 2019

INDEPENDENCE

I started this blog on July 4th a few years ago. I remember thinking that I need a place to dump my photos that’s not owned by some corporation. I remember feeling boxed in by not just the limitations of social media but also my other sites, the publishing world, and even Hamburger Eyes.

This is why I always tell everyone they should have a blog even if no one reads it. You can be free and you’re still sharing. People can visit as they please or not at all and it’s fine.

This has kind of set the tone for this blog, that is the search for freedom!

Let’s celebrate the journey for we are getting closer and closer.