Chapter Six: Supernova

Chapter Six: Supernova

March 2, 2015

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln In the far reaches of space, there is, right now, a star that is ready to explode. Up until now, a certain a mass was being accumulated within this star. Up until now, the star had not realized that it’s life was being used for this sole purpose: amassing as much potential energy as it could. The reason for all this was so that, eventually, with so much mass weighing down on it, the star would be forced to expand and release all that it had been carrying in the process. (You see, what the star also didn’t know was that it was always headed towards this moment. The star believed itself to be a fully realized being, but it was not. It was only a young, unborn singularity.) For now, however, the star is being geared up for quite a show. (The greatest show in the universe.) Because as […]

Last Time On Downton Abbey (Or: What Happened On Courage 2 Create These Last 5 Years)

Last Time On Downton Abbey (Or: What Happened On Courage 2 Create These Last 5 Years)

February 25, 2015

Quick! Hurry! Read this post to learn about what happened on Courage 2 Create the first three years and then come back here to read the rest! Chapter Four: Recovery. Ollin began Chapter Four with a brand new full-time job. This was the beginning of a string of several fortunate events that occurred, which also included the re-appearance of an old flame who Ollin had realized he still had deep feelings for. (Which was kinda crazy right? Talk about synchronicity!) All of this put Ollin in a pretty awesome mood and so, in this chapter, he talked a lot about accepting abundance into your life, bringing excitement back into your life. He argued for having more ambition, for following through on the goals you set for yourself, and for celebrating your victories. Not everything was unicorns and rainbows though: Ollin also addressed how to deal with those difficult people in your life, and accepting your imperfections, and the limited amount of time […]

How To Fly

How To Fly

February 23, 2015

Jorge Luis Borges (a 20th Century short story writer from Argentina) was fascinated by labyrinths, puzzles, and strange phenomenon. Maybe that is why his writing has endeared him to me so much over the years. Through his writing, Borges seems to say that life is one big riddle–an ongoing maze–that we are trying to work our way through, but often fail to do so. Just when we try to find out the answer to a riddle life presents, we fall into a trap again: we think we’ve deciphered the code, but no, alas, the maze just keeps on going and going. I believe the best poets, writers, and artists present to us not answers, but riddles, labyrinths for us to try to get out of. I think this approach makes them great because life itself is like this ongoing riddle that no one can seem to solve, and overtime, we may think we’ve reached the end of a maze, but we’ve only hit […]

New Goal: 500 eBooks sold!

New Goal: 500 eBooks sold!

February 17, 2015

Hey courageous creators, I’d like to announce a new goal for the C2C: I’d like you to help me sell 500 new copies of my eBooks! If you don’t know, I have two eBooks I’m currently selling on the blog, The Courage To Live, a non fiction eBook that teaches you how to find and follow your passion, and The Heart Mender, a fiction eBook that features three of my short stories not currently published on this blog. In order to enlist your help to reach this goal–for a limited time only–I am offering a free copy of one of these eBooks to C2C subscribers! The only catch is that after you read the eBook, you have to post a mini-review about it on one of your social media accounts and link it back to my eBook sales page that you can find by clicking here. If you’re already a C2C subscriber, all you have to do is email me at courage2create@gmail.com […]

Can Pain Be Good For You?

Can Pain Be Good For You?

February 16, 2015

”Sustained conscious attention severs the link between pain-body and your thought processes and brings about the process of transmutation. It is as if the pain becomes fuel for the flame of your consciousness, which then burns more brightly as a result. This is the esoteric meaning of the ancient art of alchemy: the transmutation of base metal into gold, of suffering into consciousness. The split within is healed, and you become whole again. Your responsibility is not to create further pain.” – Eckhart Tolle “Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.’ – from “The Princess Bride” Rumi, a 13th-century poet and theologian from Persia, once said that it was through pain that we can reach a state of enlightened living. He even once compared our souls as a house and that through this house many different “visitors” arrive and that we must let all of them through—even if these “visitors” ransack our house and leave it […]

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