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“It’s Joy.”

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2015 at 21:27

We’re five beer bottles in already, when she asked, “So, how about you—who’s the dominant emotion playing in you right now?” “Hmmm… You mean out of the five emotions in Inside Out—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust?” I asked. She plastered on a satisfying smile as if knowing already my answer to her question and said, “Well, yeah… So which one is it?” The crease on my forehead soon leveled out. I returned the smile, and without a hint of hesitation I replied, “It’s Joy.” There weren’t any discussion that followed. Instead she just nodded in pure affirmation and satisfaction, looking at me with eyes that seem to articulate, “Great, just what I want to hear.”

Get Drunk ~ Charles Baudelaire

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2015 at 13:19

Blind to Bounds

Always be drunk.
That’s it!
The great imperative!
In order not to feel
Time’s horrid fardel
bruise your shoulders,
grinding you into the earth,
Get drunk and stay that way.
On what?
On wine, poetry, virtue, whatever.
But get drunk.
And if you sometimes happen to wake up
on the porches of a palace,
in the green grass of a ditch,
in the dismal loneliness of your own room,
your drunkenness gone or disappearing,
ask the wind,
the wave,
the star,
the bird,
the clock,
ask everything that flees,
everything that groans
or rolls
or sings,
everything that speaks,
ask what time it is;
and the wind,
the wave,
the star,
the bird,
the clock
will answer you:
“Time to get drunk!
Don’t be martyred slaves of Time,
Get drunk!
Stay drunk!
On wine, virtue, poetry, whatever!”
~ Charles Baudelaire.

Painting by De La Cruz: “….where paint explodes out of…

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If Everything Sucks For You Right Now

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2014 at 11:43

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cora álvarezcora álvarez

Sometimes everything sucks. It just does. You’re exhausted. You’re stressed. You’re down on yourself and you’re down on everyone else and nothing you’ve done has made you feel proud or excited or enthusiastic or even anything. Your greatest accomplishment has been emptying out your Hulu queue. Everything you write sucks. Everything you do sucks. You’ve resigned yourself to a life of mediocrity, because, maybe you could be the best at being average. Or the best at sucking the least. New goal: be the best at sucking the least.

Then, you do that thing which you’re never supposed to do, but you do it anyway because, hey, you’re already down here in the pit of your self-loathing, why not make this pit even less hospitable? You feel ashamed about everything sucking. You feel like, wait, shouldn’t I know how to not feel this way? You start feeling guilty, like…

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How To Cut Through The Chaos And Listen To Yourself

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2014 at 21:25

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Neil KrugNeil Krug

What we don’t realize about our intuition is that it usually presents itself as a whisper. It’s this tiny voice that exists in the back of your mind, a calm even-keeled voice, powerful, but small in its vocalization. This is why we can’t hear it. This is why we make a disaster out of our lives. It’s impossible to hear an intuitive whisper when our lives are chaos. This is why they say to meditate, because, at the very least, what it does is relax your mind long enough to hear that whisper. Otherwise, we gloss over it.

We pick out the nearest emotion to feel, the nearest reaction, the nearest conclusion. And, when our lives are already in chaotic flux, our minds running rampant, our nearest thoughts are from fear, because they are loud as all hell. Loud, screaming bellows. Big, crazy reactions. Insane, ridiculous conclusions. Our…

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7 Small Ways To Make Big Changes

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2014 at 01:55

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I swung my closest door open, placed my hands on the handles of my hips, and stared at the clothes that were spewing out in 15 different directions all over the floor. The hemlines of old bridesmaid dresses were trying to emerge from the very back and the faint outline of one, single, red rain boot was doused in old Forever21 dresses.

This staring contest lasted for an entire block of television commercials and once Keeping up with the Kardashians came back onto E! I flung back onto the couch, feeling faint-like and exhausted.

I’ll do this some other time, tomorrow night – I promise.

Procrastination happens when our goals are bigger than our energy levels, our time and even sometimes, our courage. When we look at something that at first seems so insurmountable, it’s easy just to stuff everything back into our…

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Take Heart

In Uncategorized on February 11, 2013 at 00:49

Find yourself. Gain courage; be brave. Don’t you worry, everything will be okay.

 

 

Come on, mind– WORK!

In Uncategorized on September 2, 2012 at 21:22

Religion Versus Relationship

In Uncategorized on January 14, 2012 at 11:38

Religion says do, Jesus says done Religion says slave, Jesus says son. Religion puts you in bondage, Jesus sets you free Religion makes you blind, Jesus makes you see And that’s why religion and Jesus are two different clans Religion is man searching for God Christianity is God searching for man

Delayed Posts!

In Uncategorized on January 14, 2012 at 01:33

A lot happened. I have so many things in my head now. Will update as soon as possible!

Cleaning Out My Inbox

In Uncategorized on January 6, 2012 at 13:22
Do you subscribe to a number of sites you think are useful yet when an update comes to your email, after sometime, you don’t read them anymore? And then you end up with your inbox having so many unread emails yet still never bothered to unsubscribe because you think it will still be useful someday?
Well, actually, it is because I came across this while cleaning out my inbox. I can’t even remember if I did subscribe or when and why I subscribed to The Juice Suggester but apparently I did. I never bothered to unsubscribe because I think it will send something useful someday, and hey, it did. It is kind of long but it will be worth it. I suggest you read from numero uno up to the very last word of this post.
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Top 40 Guide for 2012
Health:
1. Drink plenty of water
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow ON trees and plants and eat less food manufactured IN plants..
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
5. Make time to be thankful ,pray, and have appreciation.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did the previous year .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day  to reflect
9. Sleep at least 7 hours.
10.Take a 10-30 minute walk daily.  And while you walk, smile.
11. Receive some type of body work to heal and rejuvenate your body with Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture several times throughout the year.
Personality:
12. Don’t have negative thoughts on things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t over do.  Keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously.  No one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past.  Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes in the past, that will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.  Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree…
25. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Society:
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70, and under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends will.  Stay in touch.
32. Call your family often.
Life:
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.
34. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
36. The best is yet to come…
37. When you awake alive in the morning, show appreciation and thank GOD for it.
38. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
39. Have high expectations and expect more out of yourself everyday
Last but not the least:
40.    Consider forwarding this guide to those you care about.