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A Series of Journeys
Introducing my new series of blog posts that will be posted sequentially each day this coming week. Continue reading
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My Friends Are So Depressed
I want to have children of my own so that I can teach a human being how to learn from the day they open their eyes. My son or daughter will be whomever they choose. I will only help them … Continue reading
Posted in Choice-Based Life Tagged beauty, bond, choice, Choice-Based Life, Choice-Based Relationships, connection, emotional bond, emotional clarity, emotional development, experience, family, kevin carlstead, learn, Love, marriage, mental clarity, mental development, mental health, mental health awareness, my friends, purpose, reality, red hot chili peppers, reflect, reflection, self-worth, understand Leave a comment
“Purpose Determines Outcome”
We drove by a grocery store parking lot. I caught a glimpse of a shopping cart in the middle of one of the spots. My mind immediately went to “let’s pull over and move it out of the way.” Being … Continue reading
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Out of the Cold (Who am I?)
Fitting in has never made me happy…just more confused about what it is that will make me happy. Knowing who I am right now Having a clear definition of the person I want to become when no one is around … Continue reading
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American Dream: Control
There is a force field around me There is a grip on my thoughts There’s a chain holding my actions and my self-awareness lost It’s the sheep that keep me quiet The loneliness that keeps me tied Want so bad … Continue reading
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A Few Keys to Understanding
Here are some important keys to understand ourselves, others, and life that I have experienced to be true: 1st Key There is no point in planning for what you don’t know YOUR energy and the true FACTS from the situation … Continue reading
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in being innocent we respond to being alive by trying to understand what is true and provide what is needed, and we never manipulate for advantage or control; primarily because we observe that both advantage and control are illusions, and do not exist in the reality of being a mortal human being
I roll around in circles ’cause I never learned to think.
So, I go to films and packs of friends, which push me into sync
With the world of cool that maps it out (the plan for everyday)
Until I lay in death to rest or earth just falls into decay.
We humans have amazing powers and one of which is reason.
We could satisfy our every need, so we’re aware of seasons.
But, this “task” is way too hard to begin to think it all through.
So instead of curing pain with conscious thought, here’s what we do
We try to cure the void of love with TV for distraction.
We watch our show and look at life if it were set and crafted.
We try our best to copy scripts and follow plans exactly
But, then manipulate the “love” we want while forming all the actors.
Now, life has turned into a “thing” which we know we can’t do
From the fact that life is changing and its telling us to move.
If we think for just one hour with no noise in our room
Not one person, or a phone that would interject through
This waking moment with ourselves, inside our thoughts and our feelings.
Maybe we will see the point I’m making is really for a reason.
Its the truth and our lives are not much happier this way
When we distract and fill our time with all these veggie filled days.
So, as I roll in these circles ’cause I never learned to think
I am learning.
And now I am finding all these little links.
With our reason, I am learning of myself and my dreams.
In every season, I’m learning different ways in which life speaks.
Life is an experience to be loved, lived, and learned
Not an object…to be controlled, crashed, and burned
Posted in Control is an Illusion Tagged control, death, distraction, experience, human, innocence, life, manipulate, mortal, paul hatherley, reality, reason, truth 1 Comment