You CAN Change The World

You CAN Change The World

June 29, 2015

The world is big and noisy. But it also very calm and peaceful. It can’t be both at the same time. So which is the truth, and which is an illusion? The Outer World As A Reflection Of You You know that first time you fell in love? Didn’t it seem if all the world was grand? That everyone was in love and happy for you? You suddenly noticed all the smiles you received and all the compliments. You noticed just how kind and compassionate people could be. Then, when you fell out of love, what happened? Suddenly the world was so evil, so broken, so depressing. Everyone seemed miserable and unhappy. You suddenly noticed how everyone in your life was trying to spite you in some way and how mean and cruel people were acting toward you. You just couldn’t keep your eyes off of how many things were wrong with the world. So which was the real you? […]

The Challenging Events In Your Life Can Help You Grow (And Make You A Better Person)

The Challenging Events In Your Life Can Help You Grow (And Make You A Better Person)

June 21, 2015

I was in a panic. I was visiting a friend in Long Beach and afterwards, as I was heading back to my car, I realized that my car wasn’t where I had left it. You see, two years earlier, my car had been towed. (I had parked it in a “no parking zone” by accident.) The experience had been oddly traumatic for me. In that moment, I had a panic attack. I even had to be talked through the experience with the help of my sister in order to calm me down and bring me back to peace. I don’t know why, but the experience of having my car—this big huge expensive machine that I owned—suddenly taken from me felt wrong. It felt criminal. It made me feel as if the world was chaotic, unsafe, and totally against me. I felt as if life didn’t love me, it was trying to thwart my every move, and as if I, personally, […]

How To Be A Winner

How To Be A Winner

June 17, 2015

1. Winners Convince Themselves That They Are Winners It’s a simple fact that anyone who ever made anything of themselves first had to convince themselves they could win—before they could see the glory of winning. This is the first barrier to your success: your own lack of belief in your capacity to win. Ask yourself right now: do you believe, right now, at this moment, that you are a winner? That you can win at the game of life? If you don’t—you won’t become a winner. You won’t even start the race. You’ll forfeit before you even begin. The best thing you can do for yourself today is to convince yourself that you can and will win. Only then can you even start the journey to winning. 2. Winners Try I recently had a conversation with my friend’s father. Let’s call him “M.” M has worked his whole life as a software programmer and—you wouldn’t believe it by looking at […]

The 5 Easy Steps For Clearing Up Emotional Blockages

The 5 Easy Steps For Clearing Up Emotional Blockages

June 15, 2015

Both creativity and life can be difficult if we’re feeling emotionally drained, exhausted, or just plain stuck. Anger can interfere with our focus. Sadness can make us disengaged. Anxiety can disturb our calm. Fear can hamper our courage and make us paralyzed. Today, I’d like to go over 5 steps I use myself to help clear away all those nasty emotional blockages that get in the way of my creativity. Step #1: Understand What Emotions Really Are We are often taught to categorize all emotions as different and distinct. But a great way to help clear emotional blockages is to understand emotions as all being interconnected and really being this spectrum of emotions in which the emotions of love and fear act as the polar ends of this spectrum. We can simplify this further by saying there are only two emotions we all feel at any given time: love or fear. If you think about it deeply, you will see that […]

How To Clear Up Mental Toxins From Your System

How To Clear Up Mental Toxins From Your System

June 8, 2015

On any given day we see, hear, and ingest “mental toxins.” What are “mental toxins?” Mental toxins are thoughts, images, and words that tell you that you are not good enough, keep you in a state of fear and panic, and also make you psychologically sick. Words are incredibly powerful. Images are incredibly influential on our psyche. We have to be very sensitive and delicate as to what we let into our mind as much as we are careful about the words we choose to speak to others and the images we choose to create–whether it is through our creativity or simply through our everyday life. 1. Awareness Helps Us Identify Mental Toxins When They First Appear Believe it or not, most people do not realize that they are being “hypnotized” by the mental toxins of powerful corporations and governments. These days, everywhere you look, there is an advertisement for things you do not want nor do you need. But, for […]

1 2 3 104