Adjusting your View.
One is incorrect when perceiving or believing that the joy/happiness in life is found solely and principally in their attainments or achievements in the material world, or the relationships that they have formed with specific others. Especially when taking notice that in the end, none of those things one grasps at so desperately, serves any purpose or means anything at all.
God does not only surround us, but he is inside all that surrounds us, including ourselves. The greatest and purest joy, as well as the only joy that will last you an eternity, is the discovery that this life experience is just about you finding the connection to your Source once again. Because in discovering your Source within you and within all things, you can finally see that you are whole and all is interconnected as that whole.
This is not to say that your setting out to achieve and attain goals is wrong or bad in any way at all. However it is to say, that placing all of your energy, love and passion into what you have set out to attain and achieve as well as its outcome, will only lead you to lifelong heartbreak and suffering.
When it is most difficult to accept, find understanding and forgive, is when it is most necessary. This is one of those times. When we realize that the problem of intolerance and indifference lies far deeper than skin color, maybe then we will begin to band together as the human beings we all are and change the system that fails us but that ironically we ourselves have created and adopted. God bless us all. I wish the family of Trayvon Martin nothing but peace, strength and understanding.
i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any - lifted from the no
of all nothing - human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
― E.E. Cummings
Q:Hey Chris I'm trying to reinvent myself and one of the first things I wanna change is my "neediness" and my stupid ass insecurities that are starting to interfere with my social life...how does one go about pursuing this
Neediness and insecurities you say? Understood.
I used to have this heavy tendency to look down upon myself which sprung forth from a lack of genuine love for myself because I didn’t know who I was to begin with. Therefore, I would highlight all my negative attributes, stare in the mirror and call myself ugly… blame myself for everything. It is one of those domino effect misunderstandings that can bring you down to a point of no return.
The thirst for attention via compliments or being the centerpiece, the needing to excel or be better than everyone, or look better… All of these falsified “needs” stem from not being realized as the person you truly are. Its your ego trying its best to stand out while fitting in which makes no sense and causes nothing but absolute confusion.
Embracing your imperfections is a huge part of loving yourself. To see that its okay to be short, chubby, geeky… you cannot attempt to live by the standards and perceptions of others. So it isn’t about reinventing yourself as much as it is about truly discovering yourself, my friend.
In order to transform you must welcome change, look inside yourself consistently, sort out the mess taking place within. As the saying goes: Seek and you shall find. Acknowledge whatever your denials might be and face them, let go of your past, accept all that is true and remove all that is untrue. Granted this is a process, but as you discover day by day you will see and feel yourself growing freer from these misconceptions you once had and thought were fact although they weren’t.
Its all about your ability to dedicate and devote yourself to doing the work, my friend. Have faith in yourself, look within, and go from there. Step by step, with patience. There’s also a ton of books you can turn to just to launch you in the right direction in regards to self discovery.
Hopefully this helped some.
Much love, Christian
Masks by Shel Silverstein
According to BBC World News, the number of Egyptians protesting yesterday (33,000,000) is the largest number of gathered protesters in the history of mankind
Can we all think about that for a minute?
Over 33,000,000 people
are standing in the streets
as they have been for days
and their act of valor is unprecedented in the history of mankind
no one is talking about it