This is not a dress rehearsal… Derp! Or the history of everything! Yay!

The Universe is 13.8 billion years old. How it all came about brighter minds are still piecing together. A myriad of things happened in those 13.8 billion years. Galaxies were born, and Solar Systems set into motion. One of those galaxies,the Milky Way. Our lonely little solar system, started its continuous trek around the sun. Planets went round and round, slowly cooling enough to not resemble blast furnaces, and a little can do planet by the name of Earth saw its first form of life. A few billion years after it formed out gases and star-dust floating around in the cosmic soup. A FEW BILLION YEARS after its perfect formation, and perfect positioning from the sun!

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The Cambrian period happened. This consisted of Trilobites, and cruddy little bacteria. Things went on (I’m skipping whole periods of time here…) and life got a little bigger, and a bit smarter. The Dinosaurs came on the scene in the Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. They died leaving behind their rotting bodies so we could drive our big cars, all the while burning their essence. YAY!! Making this place a lot hotter.

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After the Dinosaurs, and a very long period of time, humans (or I should say our genetically distant ancestors) come on to the scene. We played with fire, ate berries, cooked a squirrel or two,

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built some pyramids, had some wars, lopped off some heads, had some more wars, Steve Jobs started Apple out of his garage… Again I am jumping ahead a little. And here we are! Crazy!

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Our planet spins around a gigantic ball of fire, in a galaxy that is hurtling through the Universe. It is a fricken miracle you are reading this right now! It is a miracle that we are conscious, and breathing! Every single second of your life in the grand scheme of things should not have happened…

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Now… Tell me why you are afraid to reach your full potential…? Tell me again why you are too scared to be your true self around other people? Tell me why you can’t tell that person that makes your life a living hell to go piss up a rope? Or why you can’t tell that special person that you love them?

You still have some time on the Earth… Everything in this Universe happened with the probability equal to a roll of the dice. You have nothing to lose!

Disclaimer: All drawings are not to scale, or any good for that matter… 

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What the Hell is Water…?

Look around you, you are swimming in the answer to life. It is your answer. It is your truth. You can either draw a pleasant conclusion to your question, or swim in your own misery.

There is a lot of truth for me in this video. Watch it. Maybe you will find some truth in it as well.

 

Increments (unlock the next level)

I have learned a lot in the last few years. I learned that people you thought would always be in your life tend to fade out. But not in a bad way, they just are there one minute and gone the next. They taught you what you needed to know and served their purpose. I learned that raw emotion is good when you’re young, but doesn’t fit when you have a toddler. Toddlers don’t care that you want to do your art.

The biggest thing I have learned, is that in life, things happen in increments.

 

in·cre·ment
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noun
plural noun: increments
  1. 1.
    an increase or addition, especially one of a series on a fixed scale.
    “the inmates’ pay can escalate in five-cent increments to a maximum of 90 cents an hour”
    synonyms: increase, addition, supplement, gain, augmentation, accretion,addendum; More

    Or very small increments, and this is as it should be. The reason being, if I had the kind of life I had now when I was in my twenties I would not have been able to handle it. I would have screwed up my life and the lives of others. Everything has a balance, a flow you might say. The life you are living now may not be what you think you should be living, but it is! It is the one you are suppose to be living because any other life would not work at this moment in your time. You are not ready yet for what comes next. You have to live a little, experience this life right now, to become ready, and willing, for the things that life has in store for you. Your ideal life is coming, it is a slow process for a reason. If you need an example of people who did not live there life in increments, check out any tabloid the next time you are buying groceries.

    It needs to happen in increments to make it right. Take it slow, learn, and make it right.

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Your beliefs are holding you back. Be like water.

Whats holding you back in life?

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Unlearn what you have learned. A friend of mine (who is better at writing about these sorts of things than me, here’s his website Transpyer.com. ) says this constantly.  Unlearn what you have learned. What does this mean exactly? Well… Here is what it means to me. You shape your life/world with your beliefs. If your beliefs are negative, dogmatic, close minded, “set in stone” your world is probably a very small place. Maybe you believe the world is going to hell in a hand basket, or the ever famous phrase life’s a bitch, and then you die. Realize that the world is not going to hell because of all of those crazy evil people. The world, your world is going to hell because of you and what you believe.

You get these beliefs from your parents, public school, television, religion, Governments, Youtube… whatever.  I’m not saying all of these are bad, but when you accept everything at face value and never question these outlets your beliefs will be what ever these things see fit to give you. If your mind is full of beliefs that you never question, there is no room for other points of view. However if your mind is open, if you can leave your ego at the door, and be the dumbest person in the room. You will live in a world where anything is possible. Think like a toddler, inquisitive, and in awe. Learning amazing new things about yourself, and your world everyday.

See also 10 reasons to turn off your TV.

If your beliefs are “set in stone” so will be your life and your world around you. Make your beliefs like water. Always changing to the shape of the stream, “go with the flow” so to speak. Water is flexible. When water runs down a stream and encounters a stone, it doesn’t try to go through it. It goes around it slowly shaping it to its liking. After awhile it may even send it tumbling down the stream.

“water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.”  – Lao-Tzu Tao Te Ching

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Unlearn what you have learned.

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10 Reasons you are loved

1) You are alive. Think about it… You are alive and conscious. The sun came up today and kissed your face with its rays. Maybe you woke up in a bad mood, but the sun was still there even if it was hiding behind a cloud. It was put there in a perfect spot just to shine on the earth just for you. You are loved.

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2)You were born with everything you need to live a life of abundance and happiness. You were also born with free will to either except these things or to not. How perfect is that. You are loved.

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3)You were put on this earth were access to food is made plenty full. If you don’t have access to food this is a man made problem, and the universe never intended this to be true. Most of the world will eat today. Be thankful for the food. You are loved.

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4) You were born with an infinite intelligence, and in this day and age you have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. If you don’t have the gadgets your not reading this anyway, but if this gets to you somehow, you have the library. By all means take advantage of it. You are loved.

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5)You are never alone. Everyone is connected. I will take that a step further. You are connected to everything. From a blade of grass to a super nova. realize the power you have in you. The power that you have been given. Infinite intelligence, is just a word. You have to feel it, and know its there. Tap into it. You are loved.

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6)You have access to music. Music is what makes the world go round. The whole universe is singing at this very moment. Sing with it, or make your own song. Sing your song. You are loved.

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7)You are loved not just by people but by all things. The universe, god, whatever, made you out of love. You are pure love. Always be loved, and be love. You are loved

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8)You have eyes to see. You can see this beautiful dream we call life with the two projectors that are implanted on either side of your nose. You can see everything that is happening at this very moment. It shows you right now. Now! You are loved.

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9)You are alive to see this present moment. You can change it or tweak it however you please. You can make it a utopia, or your own personal hell. But the universe always intended for you to be happy because you were made from love. Yes you are this powerful. Love everything and live now. You are loved.

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10)You were made from love, from an amazing design. It functions on its own. it can be manipulated by man but it will always go back to its original function which is love. Take away everything that you think you are and you are left with love. You are perfection, you are love. Not because I told you, or a book told you, or someone says they know told you… But because the universe told you. It keeps telling you every second. Its telling you that you are loved right at this moment… Can you hear it? You are loved!

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Be still, Be calm, And find what you are looking for.

be stillRemember when you were little and your parents would play the game called let’s see how silent we can be. Well at least mine did, I was a loud little kid who was always getting into things. Anyway, you would play along for a little while but eventually you would feel like you were going to burst, and the silence would be broken sending you running around the house like your hair was on fire. You had so much curiosity and energy for finding new things that you just couldn’t help yourself. This was a good time. Being silent, and calm did not do you much good when you were little, you had nothing to worry about. And if you think about it, you really have nothing to worry about now. Everything you think you should worry about, or “get done” has nothing to do with you. It has to do with everyone else. Being still didn’t do anything for you when you were little, but it can do great things for you now.

Have you ever tried to sit still as an adult? And I mean really sit still. Put yourself in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and your mouth and sit for a few minutes, with no distractions, not moving a muscle, all while being fully awake and aware. Most people would say “Oh Ernie you have no idea, that is all I want. Just being able to sit still for a few minutes a day.” But what I would say to most people is you can’t do it. Go ahead and try. Try to do it for 5 minutes. Empty your mind and sit still. I will wait…

How did it go? Most people can’t do it. We can’t do it because being still is something you need to practice at.

It’s not easy, but it is essential in our daily lives to slow everything down to… a… stand… STILL.

That is a problem that most people have in this age. We are all a bunch of Facebook posting, smart phone using, crazy people twittering ourselves into madness. Never realizing that doing nothing for a few minutes can keep us centered, and more in tune with who and what we really are, and that is humans having this beautiful experience we call life. When is the last time you thought of all that blood running through your veins, or actually thought about… well your thoughts? Why did you think of something? Where did it come from? Why am I even thinking at all? Am I thinking the same thing over, and over again day in, and day out?

Empty your mind, sit still, close your eyes, and breath for just a minute.

Did you feel that? That’s you! That’s the universe! That is everything that ever was and will ever be! That is the secret of life! That you are a miraculous thing!  You shape your life, and the lives of people around you, just by what you think! Be still… It’s amazing what listening to the things around you, and hearing, and feeling your own breath rolling over your lips, and tongue can do for your mental health… You are ALIVE! You are a walking, talking miracle… You have all the tools you need inside of you for happiness and peace, and for the happiness and the peace of others.

Sit still, be calm, and listen to your body.

I would wish you luck, but you don’t need it.

Right Now

ClockHow many times a day do you tell yourself something isn’t possible? Or that dream you have always wanted to fulfill you can start tomorrow? I used to do that a lot. Everyday I would fill my mind with images of the future, and all the cool things I was going to do, or on bad days… Well I am sure you know what those images were like. My mind was either worrying about the future, or living in the past, and totally oblivious to the only reality that you, and I will ever have, RIGHT NOW!

The only time we have in our lives is this present, and perfect moment that is happening right now. That breath you just took, that sip of coffee, that movement of your hand, is all you will ever have. The past is gone, and the future will never be here. Now is all we have. I know you have probably heard that expression before, and you’re saying to yourself that you know, but have you ever really thought about it? Right now is all we have. Right now is all there ever was, and all that will be. When we think about what we should have done, or what we want to do, we are losing that moment to actually do something now!

The best time to start your dream, help someone, get into a better relationship, lose weight, spend more time with your kids, or just be happy is right now. A week from now hasn’t happened, it will always be a week from now. Your reality is clicking by as you read this, go make your perfect life happen. I’d wish you luck, but you don’t need it.

Websites of note

Transpyre

Realm & sands

List of inspirational books, and videos

The Universe Doesn’t Give a Flying Fuck About You, by Johnny B. Truant THIS BOOK IS FREE ON AMAZON

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The power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

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E-squared, by Pam Grout

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2SCZKM