Change. We learn with experience, grow with an open mind. The air we breathe can be suffocating so we seek alternative ways to keep alive. Some live as a “product” of the world. Some are freedom fighters and live for change. Some sit on the sidelines and watch. Some stay busy and work to end and/or continue the struggle. Some stay chillin at home to build themselves from within. Some take strong stances and beliefs and spread what they think is the truth. Some smile and continue on. Some frown and lash out. So whatever your way is to accomplish change, I salute you. We are collective minds that I believe are all seeking love. So whether it is love from yourself or another that you need to feel complete and full and happy, let’s go for it. Let’s break open the fruitfulness that this world offers and get to the sweetness that is the core.
Letting Go. Some vent and express themselves when filled with anguish only to spill their pain on to the world and it soaks into many minds and duplicates and spreads. I have witnessed the power of thought and when it is negative, everybody better hold on tight cuz that rollercoaster is bigger than the American Eagle. The beauty of emotion is that it passes. Emotion is part of life and how we can be pushed to move forward or backward or stay spinning in the same circle. Past stories seem to fill our minds and our lives. If we can only convince our minds THAT is not reality. We have the power to create our own reality and it can start in an instant. It really can. As humans we have so many attachments that are invisible. We are attached to people to places to things to feelings to old stories, etc, etc. Attachments are like baby security blankets. They feel good in the moment but long term are unrealistic. We all have power. To rid your self of these attachments and stand alone and feel strength and solitude and peace is a gift that exists within all of us. We just need to explore and let it out.
Build. When everyone around you is free then YOU are truly free. Then #1 reason to build up rather than tear down the people and places and things around you. When you let go then re-build your perspectives, I have seen and witnessed abundance and change and love and happiness and peace that is stronger than steel (or graphene to keep up with the times). The “ building “ I am speaking of doesn’t mean taking action and/or fighting for a cause and/or acting as a martyr. A stance of relaxing into the future and believing that the universe is working as it should. Our individual dreams and desires act collectively to shape our world. Getting out of our own ways and letting “the action take place” molds the universe. So if we let go, have a positive perspective, can get into a feel good place within ourselves, AND don’t need anything or anyone to change for us to feel better, THEN we are on our ways to a solid foundation.
Happy. If I feel happy then it is very likely that I am in a speaking realm of life that involves positive action and thought automatically. I have a peace that resides inside and a tranquility that embraces each new day. I feel unbothered by people who have not let go, have attachments, and live with past stories playing. My happy comes from a completion I feel from the inside out. It does not come from an external place. It allows me to proceed through each day with clarity and a belief that everything is always working out for me. Happy is a state of existence that exudes unconditional love and compassion. There is no trying to prove right or wrongness. It's a sense of moving forward in all capacities and being open to "receive and give" in every moment in time. It feels easy and you feel ok with it and satisfied.
Freedom. Oh the big equation and answer to all. I remember writing this on the mirror at Depaul University when I was teaching college kids. At the time I had a feeling and a vision and I wasn’t even sure how to reach this but I knew it was the “final goal” for me in this lifetime. I knew it had meaning beyond what I even knew or thought at the time. I knew it was good for people to understand/know. It was the struggle and work to release all these “human ways” and let our spirit take the reigns and guide existence. It was getting in touch with ourself and learning how to “manage” ego and human ways so we can exist peacefully. It was no longer what we read or see or learned from the past. Freedom, like living in “America” through democracy the land of the free, or “Free at last” dictated by MLK was also a piece, but the product of being FREE within YOURSELF has been the ultimate game changer in my experience. Once you get right with yourself, the world changes. Imagine if everyone in the world got right with themselves…..
some of my pics that display my efforts and help me stay and continue to get right with myself....