Monday Motivation: next chapter

I am watching the movie unfold and I wish I could change things… it all just goes back to the original wound.

..at any point in time, at any moment, we have the complete ability to shout
(probably internally), “STOP. CUT. This is NOT how my story continues. This is NOT how my story will end.”

Commence new scene.

The next chapter is only limited by your own imagination and what YOU allow for yourself

Whatever you set limits to you will NOT reach.

You continuously set your own limits by your very thoughts and words.

Take the wheel behind your mind and mouth.

SOLUTION BASED talking and thinking.

Never over complain, don’t become repetitive with your thoughts of lack. That is a bad habit.

For a better habit practice POSITIVE THINKING. Now this type of thinking is not all rainbows, candy and magic elves.

It’s real, heartfelt, solution-based thinking.

SOLUTION BASED.

Why shine a light on the problem? You get more of the problem.

Shine the light on the solution, on the outcome: reach THAT.

We haven’t had to struggle to survive for sooooooooooooooo long. Our needs are met easily. Now, how can we THRIVE?

End scene🎬

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Monday Motivation: life mates

Sharing your life experience with another —for life— is one of the best personal growth tools humanity has invented.

💞

I see you
You see me

through the ups and downs I know you are more than what we are perceiving.

You allow me to grow/evolve, you see my growth, you honor it
I see yours, I honor it.

WE manifest the best life we can imagine because believe me WE can manifest anything.

Together we’re better.

You are my mirror, I see myself in you so i understand you are not mine, you just CHOSE to travel this path with me
and I chose to travel it with you.

I hope we share many wonderful years. And when things get hard I hope we blast through those challenges, I hope we rise above and
come out better people on the other side.

You are me.
I am you.

💗

Namaste

 

 

 

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Monday Motivation: favorite articles from 99U

99U is a site that

1) The 1-Step Plan for Super-Productivity: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/6954/the-1-step-plan-for-super-productivity

2) Make Your Side Projects Wildly Successful: Treat Them Like Experiments: 

https://99u.adobe.com/articles/17297/make-your-side-projects-wildly-succesful-treat-them-as-experiments?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Weekly%2099U%20Email%20%2899U%20%2B%20AMO%20%2B%20CO%29&utm_campaign=Weekly%2099U%20email%20-%2011%2F06%2F13/

3) The 6 Fundamentals of Client Building: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/7298/the-6-fundamentals-of-client-building?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Weekly%2099U%20Email%20%2899U%20%2B%20AMO%20%2B%20CO%29&utm_campaign=Weekly%2099U%20email%20-%2011%2F06%2F13/

4) The 5 Common Characteristics of Ideas That Spread: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/19306/the-5-common-characteristics-of-ideas-that-spread

5) Never Stop Talking: How Small Teams Stay Great When They Grow: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/18710/never-stop-talking-how-teams-stay-great-when-they-grow

6) How Effective People Handle Email: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/19231/how-effective-people-handle-email

7) Nobody Knows What The Hell They Are Doing: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/32985/nobody-knows-what-the-hell-they-are-doing?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=b368778217-Weekly_10_05_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-b368778217-149121709/

8) Do Designers Need to Go to College?  https://99u.adobe.com/articles/34381/do-designers-need-to-go-to-college?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=004593a434-Weekly_08_14_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-004593a434-149121709/

9) Rohan Gunatillake: You Are Not Your Work https://99u.adobe.com/videos/51943/rohan-gunatillake-you-are-not-your-work?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=df4463bfce-Weekly_10_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-df4463bfce-149121709/

10) 10 Productivity Apps Every Freelancer Needs https://99u.adobe.com/articles/51916/10-productivity-apps-every-freelancer-needs?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=df4463bfce-Weekly_10_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-df4463bfce-149121709/

11) How to Disagree (Without Being a Jerk) https://99u.adobe.com/articles/38295/how-to-disagree-without-being-a-jerk?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=849727a0f8-Weekly_12_21_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-849727a0f8-149121709/

 

 

 

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Monday Motivation: know thyself

…besides listening to the voices inside of your head how else do you get to know yourself??

In the spirit of getting to know myself, I’ve been feeling, noticing in myself how it is now time for change. I’ve been threading water for a long time, on my own for over a year —and that’s not counting my time in China.

It’s not that I don’t like being by myself it’s in being by on my own that I’m learning to understand myself and have been able to discern that it is time for change. It is now time for me to join a team. Because of this I’ve been reaching out to people, not many, just the ones the Universe sends my way.

The Universe recently brought to my attention a sweet little startup up called Think Space. Through my awareness of this remarkable business I discovered a couple of great resources to help me better understand myself. They are free assessments found online.

The first one is called the DISC assessment, it was interpreted by none other than Tony Robbins and is meant to help you further understand your personality. This simple & extremely intuitive test helps you to better understand what drives you.

What drives you?

You can learn more about yourself by taking the DISC test, here. This particular assessment will only take 15 minutes to complete and comes with a complete —comprehensive— super detailed results PFD.

The second intuitive assessment to help you better understand yourself is called the GRIT assessment. Knowing your level of GRIT can help you to better understand how much fuel you have to do the things that drive you. This assessment was created by the human known as Martin Tobias. It takes about five minutes to complete yet knowing your GRiT score is utterly invaluable for your entire lifetime. You can find the GRIT test here.

GRIT is so important to develop, nurture and grow. It is that thing that keeps us going towards reaching our goals. When you have the proper amount of GRIT nothing can hold you back.

How do you nurish your grit?

How do you keep yourself fueled?

To learn more about GRIT watch this interesting TED talk, “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance” by Angela Lee

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Monday Motivation: questions

What are my priorities?

In this day and age it’s so easy to get lost, not so much in what we should be doings, not in the what if’s, but in the nothings.

In the hidings. We hide from our true selfs, we don’t ask the right questions, we don’t forgive ourself, we get lost in the nothings.

What should I be doing right now?

It’s okay to take breaks.
It’s okay to not be “!on“ all the time.
Still what should I be doing right now to best suit my soul’s needs?

After all isn’t the harmony with our own soul the main priority. How do we create harmony within our selfs.

What creates disharmony?

Not listening to our selves. Getting lost in the nothings.

What are you doing? Nothing. I’m just checking Facebook… nothing I’m just watching TV… nothing I’m just going to work.

I refuse to do “nothing” —everything I do serve s a purpose for my soul.

My soul and I are best friends!

My soul sings to me via my heart beat.

My soul lights up my existence via my breath.

My soul and I carry a harmonious relationship. We are not nearly doing “nothing” we are doing something and we strive to do it well.

What does it mean to do something “well”?

Well is when the Soul is in harmony with the self.

I don’t fully know and I am doing something to find out because I’m tired of doing nothing.

Nothing gets me nowhere. By doing nothing I’m still doing something, I am hiding from living my best life.

Is it even possible to live your “best life”

Yes. As a child learns to walk, you too can learn to be harmonious within yourself —no matter how many times you stumble and fall it is not the end until you stop crawling.

If your still crawling it’s not over. It’ll be over when you can run, when you can win the race against yourself and fully enjoy it.

Then it’s all about embracing the blessings. Truly enjoy this life, your life.

Is that not possible? Is is possible. Once you allow yourself.

I give you permission. Though you may not need it, I still give you permission to grow and blossom into your truest self. The you that stems from you heartbeat. The you that dances this rhythm of life, it’s time to dance in harmony with your own inner beat.

Don’t dance for others, not even your parents. Though that may be wonderful and all well meaning your beat is not the same as theirs. Your beat deserves to be drummed.

It’s time to sign your own song and dance your own rhythm. Your parents will learn to like it.

And if they don’t?

Don’t live in fear, embrace your truest self. After all the trials and self imposed tribulations all is well.

Love is there.

Great appreciation & forgiveness is given as long as you live your own life you can find true happiness otherwise you’ll always be battling yourself for not living your true life.

If you’re lost, fnd yourself. Now your never far from your own heart beat.

Do something.

 

sing it loud, sign it proud.

 

 

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Monday Motivation: favorite website

On last week’s Monday Motivation: wash your bowl, mind your thinking post I mentioned that I discovered the HighExistence  website, but I didn’t talk about it.

HighExistence.com is one of the coolest websites I’ve StumbledUpon.

I discovered the HE website almost a decade ago. It had only a few articles. I devoured the first few HE posts. Now this site has grown to have hundreds of great articles, a book, magazine, Podcast, a worldwide Enlightenment challenge and upcoming retreats. Pretty nifty for a website that got started by a bored and curious college student. He built HighExistence from scratch as a place to compile a bunch of the things he was interested in —much like I’m building deydreaming, though not entirely from scratch… I only hope to inspire and motivate individuals to live a fuller life. Much like HE has inspired and motivated me to enhance my own.

If you just learned about HighExistence I invite you to check it out and start with the following articles.

Top 5 HighExistence articles:

  1. The one that started it all: 50 Life Secrets & Tips. I loved this article so much that I immediately emailed it to all of my friends then made a huge calendar poster of it in one of my classes back when I was in college.
  2. Why the Examined Life is the Only Life Worth Living. This article was also sort of a life-changer, I may have shared it with a few friends when I discovered it yet I discovered it at a time in my life when I was forced to shut everything out and focus on my inner self —coincidence?
  3. This is just such a neat little living-life-to-the-fullest activity: How To Install a Power-Up Button On Your Body. I liked this article so much I made my own mock HighExistence Podcast on SoundClound.
  4. Another article I turned into a podcast on SoundCloud is 8 Ways to Get a Morning Headstart. Really are eight great ways to get a morning head-start. I recommend reading and listing to learn them and solidify in your memory.
  5. The last article I recommend for this site talks about 11 Benefits of Marijuana That Make it Medicine For Humans Who Are Not Sick. In light of the recent multiple States legalization this post shines a clear perspective on the benefits and adequate usage of marijuana.

 

 

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Monday Motivation: wash your bowl, mind your thinking

Sometime around the time that I discovered the HighExistence website and the Zeitgeist movie I Stumbled across a site by  Leo Babauta. Specifically I stumbled across a post he wrote about a famous Zen story that goes:

A monk told Joshu, “I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me.”
Joshu asked, “Have you eaten your rice porridge?
The monk replied, “I have eaten.”
Joshu said, “Then you had better wash your bowl.”
At that moment the monk was enlightened.

Never had the words of Dory, from 2003’s Finding Nemo, rang more true in my ears:

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming”

There are certain things that we all have to do in life. Waiting in lines, sitting in traffic, washing dishes. Isn’t it time that we learn to enjoy these little things? The little things are what make our life flow. In the end, how we handle managing the little things helps to give our life meaning.

You can swim a mile a day and eventually reach the shore. You can build good habits, wash your bowl, not have anything hanging behind your head, have a stress-less and clean life all for taking the extra minute to wash your bowl, or fold your laundry, or look at the flower, or smell the breeze, or enjoy the road, the thrill of living.

All while living in the PRESENT. While flowing with Life’s current, not getting stuck on a though or a feeling.

No matter how heavy the cloud it doesn’t get stuck, it eventually disperses.

Disperse like the clouds, be one with the sky, enjoy the weather.

Be the climate.

Wash your bowl, just keep swimming, enjoy it.

 

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Monday Motivation: can you name five women who inspire you?

Mother Nature is abundant. Mother Nature is all around us. Mother Nature feeds us and in many ways shelters us. We are here because of Mother Nature. Gaia is a She and she gets so little credit, she gets so little gratitude for what she continuously gives us. Gaia gives us female energy. Female energy nurtures and creates, it is the compliment to the yang. We need both yin and yang, both moon and sun, to make the world go round.

Culturally we are lacking Yin. We are lacking female power, female recognition.. we don’t show enough gratitude for our sisters. Within some women circles there’s even some competition and a lot of cattiness around. Personally, I look at other women not as competition but as role models. I like to learn from them. I am fascinated. I am intrigue. I am inspired.

Here are five Inspirational Women who’ve inspired me.

Can you name five women who inspire you?

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Monday Motivation: the journey’s not over

It’s been a loooooooooong journey & it’s not over yet.

Even when I reach the mountain-top it won’t me over, my job then will be to enjoy the view. To completely take it in. To relax after the climb. Then to pack up —with have a new sense of accomplishment— and climb down the mountain enjoying myself with each and every step.

It’s been a year and three months since I wrote “Why am I Doing This/what am I Doing?” After babbling on and on for quite a long article I concluded that I was doing this (this blog, deydreaming) to figure out what I’m doing.In the last year and three month, sooooooooo much has happened. A lot of things have been brought to surface. Yet, I feel like I barely scratched it…. okay, okay, I may have found something. I may have cracked a good one. Still. The fear is there. And she’s morphed into something bigger. A good friend of mine called it my Koopa. For those of us that grew up playing Mario Bros we beat many a Koopa. We even beat our share of King Koopa, or Bowsers.So. I’m heading straight on, continuing to move forward with my goal(s).As far as this website, many things have been updated. Though it still remains a free blog —meaning, WordPress may place some ads here and there sometimes (sorry for that). On my end, the daily reminder has been shortened.

Hear that? the silence. the rhythm of your heartbeat, the ebb and flow of your breath…

No brain noise here, no mind gremlins, not an ounce of monkey chatter, mitotes, head static, or incessant inner-talk…we are focused on ONE thing.

One thought.

One mantra.

One PHRASE.

THIS space.

Grow into it.

The daily cloud thoughts have also been updated, but the new versions will take some time to cycle through. A daily reminder to practice Sign Language has been added. As well as a link to 7daysPresent (a site that helps you reset, refresh and reclaim you Present) and a link to my online store.

I’ve always thought children should be respected so I finally made a hoodie to wear & show my support for “Children’s Rights”.

The process ended up being pretty simply, but this whole time my inner fears and demons were holding me back from even starting this particular project. My monkey chatter hasn’t completely settled but I’m choosing to feed the wolf that nourishes me, not the one that starves me. It’s not the easiest battle, but I guess that’s just one more reason for this website. I think most of the things that are posted here are good reminders. I for one can stand to listen to more good things on the daily. Speaking of good things, here’s a revealing article that is helping me bust some of these Koopa that I keep facing.

I cannot go into it with more detail but Timelining is helping me beat some of these Koopas. A handful of people have mentioned something of the sort throughout this whole year, in a way the Universe, God, was trying to get me to do this. Well, a version of this. And, I finally did it.

Now I have to share with everyone.

Timelining: visualizing experience

The article I mean. This 👇is as much as I’ll share on my Timelining exercise. For now.

May your journey be progressing harmoniously. And if it’s not may you be enjoying the wind and rain on your sails.

Many Blessings.

🙏

Namaste.

Monday Motivation: I hope you’re doing well, I love you

I hope you know how much I love you.

I hope you know how much I care.

I hope you’re doing well.

I love you.

I hope you’re doing well.

I care.

All the memories.

I love you.

All the memories, I hold with care.

…because I care.

Because, I think, I love you. Because I hope you’re doing well.

I hope you’re happy, fulfilled and loved.

I hope you’re doing stuff you care about.

I hope your wildest dreams are coming true. You deserve to live your truest you.

I love you plenty, I think I do.

I really, really care about you.