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How is it a risk if you don't try?

"Unfortunately, one of the most common reasons why some people will never find the courage to pursue their dreams is because they succeed in convincing themselves that they have too much to lose in trying...

Now that could be a job, or it might be a car or a house or a lifestyle. It could be a relationship or it might just be comfort and security in general.

You know we all have such a limited finite amount of time here on earth. Life is so incredibly short and with every passing day yours get shorter.

So this idea of feeling like you have something to lose is really just a self-imprisoning delusion that would prevent you from ever doing anything extraordinary that involves risk at all...

An idea that might just condem you to a life of mediocrity and an idea that will send you to grave with all of your good ideas and all of your potential unfulfilled.

Remembering that I'm gonna die someday is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking that I have something to lose.

None of this stu…
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RIP or LIP?

"We live in the troubled times
The shadow of annihilation
Troubles every mind
And chills the heart of every nation
Why can’t we live in peace?"
- The Firm

Can I ask you a question?

Which would  you prefer? RIP or LIP?

Perhaps you are hesitant to answer because although you have an idea of what RIP means, you don't know what LIP is.

Fair enough.

How about Live In Peace for LIP? Would you  be able to answer now?

I don't know about you but for me I prefer both.

Why?

Because I don't have to wait for my loved ones to say to me Rest In Peace someday before I could have the luxury of "experiencing" that kind of peace. That will come along for sure.

But in the meantime I want to Live In Peace.

Right now.

While I'm  still alive and kicking.

So why wait?

If  all of us know how to live a peaceful  life right now and through the rest of our lives, then the whole world will surely be rejoicing in harmony and peace and RIP will just be sort of a "bonus" for…

Quiet Night of Quiet Stars

Just a simple inspirational quote this time.

I never knew that piano can teach us something about life aside of course from the beautiful music that it gives.

In case you are wondering what I am playing (yes that's me on the keyboard), I posted the full video below. Hope you like it although I am not that much of a good piano player.

Thanks for watching.

But, hey, don't forget life is like a piano as the quote says in the picture. That no matter what happens in life, there is a sweet, beautiful and nourishing music playing inside us.

We only have to listen to it.


I've never been to me

"Ooh I've been to Georgia and California, oh, anywhere I could run
Took the hand of a preacher man and we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces because I had to be free
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me"
-  Charlene

One time a friend of mine asked me as to the meaning of the title of the song "I've never been to me". He was perhaps wondering if there is such a place called "me" that we have to go to.

The fact that he was asking that question is an indication that he has never been to "himself" before". Otherwise he would have shared with me what it's like to be there.

I am guessing that many of us are asking the same question or something similar to that effect.

Here is my take on it. The "me" refers to our true self, our true nature.

It is not of course a place like those cool places we love to go to for a vacation or for taking time off the hustle and bustle of life.

The …

What do you want to do in your life?

"But I tell you there are sometimes in life when you fall down and feel like you don't have the strength to get backup.

So you sort of put a mask on your face when you come to school and pretend that everything is okay when it's not.

And you go home and lay in your bed when no one's looking at you, when you don't have to impress anybody and you're yourself...

And fear comes in.

You know the fear that you have as soon as you walk into the doors of your house.

Maybe it's a broken home. Maybe you have doubt in your life. Maybe you don't know for sure what's going to be happening in the future.

And it scares you.

Maybe you're worried about what people think of you, what people say about you...

Just that fear paralyzes you... and I just want to ask you today.

Do you think you have hope?

But this is the thing. It should be impossible for me to get back up. But it's not.

You see, I will try 100 times to get up and if I fail 100 times, if I fail and I give up…

Something More by Nick Vujicic

"I don't wanna die,
I don't wanna waste another day, Or night,
I know there's something more,
Than what we're living for,
I see it in the stars,
I feel it on the shores,
I know there's something,
I know there's something more."
- Nick Vujicic

I never knew that Nick Vujicic - an incredible, amazing, and awesome man who was born with no arms and legs - could sing so well.

I just listened to his song this morning. He really has such an incredible talents.

As I am writing this about him, I feel somewhat at a loss for words because of the great admiration I have for this person.

That in spite of his physical handicap, he was still able make his life much better and more meaningful than many of us physically able could possibly do.

He is so full of hope and zest for life.

But he is not always that way. He confided that early on he wanted to commit suicide.

But he made a decision that changed his life.

He is now happily married with two children and still continues…

Interview with a one year old

If yesterday's post was about 100-year-olds today is about a one-year-old.

I hope you learn a thing or two from the interview of those wise old folks yesterday. Or at least you get inspired by their stories.

Although babies do not yet have much in terms of experience, wisdom and knowledge as compared to the elders, they, however, have much more in terms what lies ahead of them. Obviously.

What I mean is that, specifically, I guess toddlers are even much more intuitive, receptive or wiser than the adults because their minds are still fresh and therefore free from any contamination of negativity and toxic energies.

They have no false beliefs yet or limited conditioning and hang-ups. All they know is wholeness and connectedness around them. They don't experience separation; that's why they feel safe and loved.

And they tell the truth of course with no holds barred because they are true to themselves.

It is for this reason that they give us so much joy and fun.

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