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New Year, New Venture

How many people want to start their own business?  Many do. How many actually open their own business?  Some do. How many succeed in small business. Few do. After many years of creating business plans, buying business cards, “talking” about starting a business I’m finally going to open a brick and mortar business. It’s not just any building, it’s the same building that my father ran a local barber shop for 40 years. It’s like a dream come true. Walking in the building after all these years was magical for me. As I sit here over the holiday’s I can…

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What is Mental Slavery?

The below comment came in this weekend from someone who works in Ad Sales for a Magazine: “I feel like a mental slave every day. My ancestors were slaves, fought for their freedom, and now I am letting myself get trapped into legal and socially acceptable slavery.” Mental Slavery: What a concept. Many workers aren’t working in physically exhausting jobs, but are mentally exhausted.  Just googling mental slavery was interesting. Letting yourself get trapped:  The first step to getting unstuck is to admit that you are stuck and feel like a slave. You can then do something about it. Legal…

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Share the Wealth With Basic Income

With a basic income those who want to “Just Quit” could. Monthly Income With this income you could pay off your debt and start saving to have six months of expenses so you could move on from a job making you mentally and physically ill. Yes, it’s political (because it’s about who gets the money), but it’s practical (give the money to the people). The more I study it the more it makes sense. At The Bottom This is an image that I CAN NOT get out of my head. It haunting to me. Haunting. It’s all those people at…

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The Web Of Life – You Have to Let Go to Understand It

The Circular Spider Web The above is a picture of a circular spider web that was created outside my kitchen window.  This picture does not do this creation the justice that it deserves. It is TRULY a work of art. A very intricate web, just like the web of life. How the web of life worked in my “letting go to let come” life today Reconnecting the Past to the Present Emailing back a friend that I hadn’t talk to in over 10 years…and I can’t remember exactly why it has been so long…but kind of like the above web,…

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Two Hours – Three Things

Tonglen

Last Tuesday I was able to go to the Meditation Sangha that I haven’t been able to go to for months because of work obligations. In about a two-hour span I learned three things about letting go: 1. Let Go of Timing – Everything Happens In Its Own Time & Space The Sangha starts at 7:00 p.m.  I got there at 6:45 p.m. so I wouldn’t feel rushed.  When I got to the parking lot there were about 10 cars there.  Usually there are about 4-5 people who come and go to the Sangha as I recalled. There was a…

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Letting Go of Timing

Live Your Life

Everything happens in its own time, on time, and in time. My Mama Used To Say: “God’s Time is a Good Time.”  Your timing may not be the right time. Your timing may not fit into the grander plan.  The sacred plan for your life.   Let go of thinking it has to happen when and how your mind is telling you is the “right” time. Whatever happens; “good” or “bad”; happens based on the flow of life.  Life flows, ebbs or wanes, just like the ocean.  Things come and go.  People come and go. People who come, people who go,  all come and go…

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Just Quit Needing Others To Validate You and The Stuff You’re Doing

Okay, so  you want others to know what we you are doing. When you get the question:  “Hey, what have you been up to?” You want them to support you. You want them to be a part of what you’re doing. You want their opinions. You want their suggestions. You want their ideas. You want them involved. They can be involved, they can give you their ideas, suggestions, and opinions, BUT you don’t need them to validate you or validate what you are doing.  Why?  Because sometimes it doesn’t matter if they think it makes any sense; if it’s gonna work; if it’s…