Love is Knowledge.
I've learned to Love my bullshit, the 'negativity' that I've come from in order to be here.
It can be hard not to compare yourself to others' seemingly confident veneer, but that's just what it is, a veneer. The practice is to completely focus on your own process. That's why I Love my bullshit.
True Love is Knowledge. Knowledge is Awareness, is Consciousness. True Love dissolves all ignorance. True Love is Self-Knowledge, which brings perspective, and Light to your process, and transforms your crap into Gold.
Most people I know understand this to be the Alchemical process.
I am coming into a space where I am seeing how full of shit I am, but I have Perspective, so there is Real Love, Real Self-Knowledge.
I find that when I talk to people sometimes, they seem to be so sure of who they are and I look at myself, my insides rattling around like marbles in a washing machine. However, when I shift my focus from comparison to isolating my personal process in my mind, Love emerges and flows effortlessly.
I've tried to hide my insecurities in the presence of others. Why? Because I've told myself the story that, what they think about me is more important than what I think about me. The irony is that I'm the one that originated the thought which gives 'others' power! So I've had the power all along!
Sometimes anxiety comes up during conversations with others, out of fear of abandonment. The slow-cure (meaning patience is required) for this one is to be non-attached to whether a person sticks around or not. If the world reflects you, then it reflects what you believe about yourself. If you are 100% honest with yourself, you will allow those that drift in and out of your life to do so without complaint--still working on that one, though.
Another irony is that, if you open yourself up to be totally nude in front of the right people, having a "Here-is-everything-even-my-faults-I-don't-care-whether-you-like-it-or-not-you-can-stay-or-leave" attitude, many people tend to be intrigued by that (not that you have that attitude for others' intrigue).
Within that attitude is the intention to integrate more knowledge, so those 'faults' line up with the flow of life, thus creating and supporting harmony.
Loving your journey, bumps and all is part of what is called Unconditional Self-Love. Who are you when everyone's gone and the lights are out? Do you know that 'you'? Are you comfortable with that 'you'? When something happens that doesn't put you in the best light, are you present in Love even then?
Self-Love is more valuable than any book. Self-Knowledge is the only true knowledge by which you know everything else. Love everything about you, forget what others think, and watch your entire life become Gold.
Love is Knowledge. Love yourself completely and Know Everything.
Monday, August 4, 2014
I've been asked why I don't hang out with anyone, or why I ignore people sometimes. Because I am passionate, I am fully realized power. Can you handle that? If you can't, that's why.
People think there's something wrong with me in the presence of strong emotion, but I'm really just supremely present and passionate. There are very few people that can handle that level of Love for Life. I used to believe what people thought of me when I did express my passion--that I was too emotional, or making a big deal out of everything. What I said and felt may or may not have been motivated from the right perspective, but the real mistake I made was to shun myself, because those who couldn't understand what I was going though looked at me like I had lost my mind. However, for most of my life, even in the midst of my anger and passion I am present. There is a distinct logic to my actions and emotions which many people cannot understand, because they operate on a different logic. Most people avoid confrontation, it makes them EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE. As long as everyone is present, anger can be beautiful and serve a legitimate purpose. As long as we understand that sharing our emotions and fears are workshops--spaces of consciousness development, instead of unfortunate incidences, we can begin to REALLY grow. Anger does not require violence. Passion shouldn't be so threatening.
To expand this topic, look at a man like Steve Jobs. If Ashton Kutcher's portrayal in the movie 'Jobs' is accurate, then a passionate, emotional nerd genius created YOUR iPhone, or at least was the Creative Director of this amazing piece of technology.
To digress, it's amazing to me that the passionate people are not uplifted by humanity--they're usually the most fun, the most innovative, the most creative, and the most inspiring people our planet has to offer. Without passionate people, we would have no buildings with elaborate architecture and structure. Without passionate people, we would have no Beyonce, (whether you like her or not, or just think of your favorite musician!). Without passionate people, we would have no Christopher Nolan--no revival of the Batman franchise, (or no Marvel, no Avengers, no Star Wars VII coming up). Without passionate people we wouldn't have gone to the moon. Without passionate people we wouldn't have any kind of spiritual guidance toward greater understanding from anyone. If the world had to rely on the layman, we wouldn't have done anything, and maybe that would have been alright, but I don't really think so.
Think about a passionate person next time you turn on a computer, or open a book, or watch a movie. Think about a passionate person when you listen to a great song that you feel a deep connection with. Kurt Cobain killed himself because he was passionate! I know that's hard to believe, but passionate people are dramatic, too! How do you think he was such a genius? By studying hard for math problems in school, or hangin' out with friends? No! He was extremely engaged, present, and passionate with his music! His expression may have been different than others, but the fire is the same! (Btw, I'm not saying he didn't have friends, or didn't study in school--I don't know what his either experience was like)
What do you go to a concert for? To see a musician act like you do on your most bored day? No! You want them to bring that energy! So why don't YOU bring it?!?
No, everything is not a nuclear bomb about to go off in nine seconds, but that is how it can feel to a passionate person. I think the only major lesson people like me need to learn is patience. The fire is strong, and every moment is an opportunity to do something amazing. Why bullshit on it? Bring your Love, your passion, your fight, your everything! Still everyone is not on the same page with you, and that can be frustrating. It's not a put-down to them, but frustration is an honest experience when dealing with those you don't feel are on the same page.
There were a series of events that prompted this message, and I was inspired to write this.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
From http://make-me-successful.com/ All credit to those geniuses over there.
Now that that has been said, I received this email today, another confirmation from the universe for me, and, hopefully, for you.
Posted: 02 Aug 2014 06:00 AM PDT
If you can become a lion in a world that is dominated by sheep, you will WIN. No doubt about it. Lion’s have dominant characteristics that make them fit for success. Whereas sheep bow down, lion’s rise above and conquer all there is to conquer.
Therefore, below are the three characteristics that make a lion, a lion in this day and age.
Your job is to IMPLEMENT, IMPLEMENT, IMPLEMENT.
1. Have no filter
Speak your mind. Be as blunt as possible. Don’t sugar coat anything. Sugar coating is only for mediocre minds that go out of their way to avoid conflict.
Sheep avoid conflict.
Sheep avoid stepping on toes and that is why they never reach where they desire to go.
On this road you’re going to have to make a few enemies, it’s going to happen regardless of whether you want it to or not.
Therefore, don’t be afraid.
Say what you feel.
This goes both ways.
It doesn’t just mean that you should be a complete dick. It means you should speak to existence all the love, passion, and excitement you feel as well.
Stop judging your thoughts and start SHARING.
Experience yourself fully and do away with the filter that society has pressed upon you.
2. When you set your mind to something, ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK
When lions spot their prey, they attack.
They don’t think about it.
They don’t stress about it.
They don’t weigh the pros and cons.
They just attack.
Aggression is the name of the game; you have to move with aggression.
You have to make bold moves.
So many people pussyfoot around what needs to be done. They just keep playing it safe. They don’t put themselves out there and that is why they don’t succeed.
We humans spend a lot of time in our head instead of actually doing what it is we need to be doing.
Therefore stop thinking about it and just start doing.
3. Be willing to be different
If you want to be a lion in a world that is consumed with sheep, you have to be willing to stick out like a sore thumb.
You have to be willing to be scrutinized, hated, and shunned by the sheep.
Sheep are not fit to understand the intentions of a lion so when you tell the world what you want to achieve, they will laugh, they will ridicule, and they will mock.
However, you have to continue to press on.
You can’t let the sheep kill the lion within you.
It’s going to be a lonely road that you must be willing to travel alone.
Continue down your own path and never stop.
Keep pushing it to the limit.
No matter how badly you feel like giving up and joining the sheep, press on because one day you will live the life of a true lion, a life that the sheep cannot even fathom let alone reach.
It’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it.
Your reward for being a lion is success, massive success.
So continue to achieve, continue to do, continue to create and most importantly, continue to be…a lion.