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for February, 2015

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 […]

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 […]