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This article is based on my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quote: "Instead of burn, baby, burn, you better earn, baby, earn!"
We all must face it. We all must live through it. We all must deal with it. The thing we all must face, live through and deal with is "down time". "Down time" are those times when not much seems to be happening for good or at all for that matter. They are those times when we wish fo...
God is not going to get you out of bed in the morning to "lift" or "steal" a Dan Kennedy/ Dan Gable/Matt Furey/Psycho-Cybernetics saying, you have to do that of your own free will. Think about it: Reality is not going to get better by itself, you have to act on it. That is what this a...
Right now I am in Redondo Beach hanging around, enjoying the sun and meditating. Strangely, this article came out of a slice of life I am experiencing. I hope it is entertaining.
Before you begin this article: Breathe deeply and comfortably, and continue to do so. Now, we all must spend less time coming up with our goals than we do achieving and enjoying them. Sure, it is one time to take our time creating our goals, but an always better thing to take action t...
Sometimes, we get impatient and wonder "how", "why" and whatever in a gut-wrenching way. Then we get that shot of love from ourselves that keeps us going until things get better or we do not, and it all spirals out of control in a self-dishonest way. The reality of the situation is "o...
Nothing ever stays the same. Everything is change. As long as reality is in motion, there can never be anything that stays still. With that said in an "easy" way, I begin this article and sections.
When life and reality strip you down to the bones and skeletal structure of what it means to live, the old mea culpa (Old World dead Latin language for my fault and Old World Latin slang for, "I won't get away with it") comes up. This is the universal unwritten commandment zero or ele...
Last night, I watched an old Clint Eastwood movie called "Kelly's Heroes" about a World War II bank caper. Yes, it was a movie about a bank robbery, I do not care about what Clint Eastwood's lead character Lieutenant Tom Kelly said about it being "a private capitalist venture operatio...
Realistically, what we can expect from life is what we give to it. Service, is not just a word, but a way of being that starts from within. A cheerful heart in life makes one more powerful and effective. Doing things with a grudge or a nervousness about it (of course) makes a person w...
The late Chuck Berry may have wrote and sang a song in 1972 called "my ding-a-ling", but as I am approaching two years past forty and my friends are aging with me, this serious subject comes to mind. Even financier Michael Milken thought enough about it to make it a cause for his foun...
When you feel everything is "going damn well down the tubes", and when you feel "there is not any hope", I can only give you the advice Viktor Frankl gave everyone in his books, essentially for starters: We should not expect anything of life, but life does expect things out of us that...
These are some more of my more recent musings, some are a departure from my normal structure. I hope you all enjoy
Can you take reality? Sure, we can try to fake it, try to avoid it, try to cheat it and everything else. But, ultimately reality is as existence exists, and it cannot be avoided. Sure, we can shuffle it on down the road like normal people do and deal with it in thirty years or make ou...
Earl Nightingale said that we become what we think about. Okay, that does sound plausible even at shallow levels of reality. But what about the deeper meaning of life as a whole. In anything we get deeper on or succeed at, we must have courage to think the right thoughts and take the ...
this morning I am going to be straight forward. Not to be mean but because it’s reality check time. You need to be told and you need to hear it.
Everybody wants to thrive, at least on paper if they cut corners and cheat a little bit. But the best way to thrive is to really and unequivocally thrive. Indeed, at the beginning of this article, I use the overused Mark Spitz quote: "We all love to win, but who loves to train?" Withi...
Life is about as good as we make it, the old saying goes. But, what are the bounds of reality that we can define? Is reality like the small town in "It's A Wonderful Life" where everybody, especially a "little guy" like George Bailey counts fully or is it a grand revolution in univers...
Some times our egos can take a kick in the pants! Mine sure did!
Sure, "I think, therefore I am" is what Descartes said, and "I am, therefore I think" is what Ayn Rand meant. But, considering the nature of reality: The greatest dreamers and inventive minds are the creators of genuine power, the future, and all reality that works. What does not work...
People talk about the "crazy" society we live in. Here is an opinion and reality on that: Genuine craziness as we know it starts with a dishonesty from the basement level of consciousness or a deep dishonesty. Sanity starts admitting the real and honest truth about things. When I thin...
Living in the now is the winning way to live, sure. Although it is good to be prepared to an extent in future oriented ways. We are about as happy as we make up our minds to be, now.
Water is universal to drink and bathe in, sure. But in an emergency, the rules change, water becomes a "luxury" of sorts. What should be done? This is what this article is about: What should be done without a doubt even in normal circumstances or emergency circumstances. With that sai...
"We all love to win, but who loves to train?" a certain record-setting Olympic swimmer said before Michael Phelps was a kid. Well, the motivational wake up call is to prepare, and if you have a problem, profit from the solution! I hope you are ready for this article, because it is ful...
Life is an opportunity, take it to better yourself. For as it says in the Bible of Christendom (As a universal law also:) To them that have, more will be given. To them that have not, what little is there will be taken away. What that means is that you must appreciate what you have an...
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