“Fast food is popular because it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.”– Eric Schlosser
Do you still dine at fast food restaurants? If so, you should give it up.. like yesterday! If you thought it was just a joke, it’s not – the facts are in and fast food kills. It’s as simple as that!
Look.. you can exercise, meditate, do Yoga, Tai Chi, lift weights all day, and live the perfect healthy lifestyle.. but if your nutrition is off – you’re wasting your F%!#ing time! Sorry (not sorry) 😛 You may be doing everything else right in your life (physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, socially) and I really hope you are!
However, if your idea of a nutrition plan is swinging by Bisquickville for breakfast, hitting up the local Mickey D’s for lunch and eating dinner out of a bag, box, or bucket… YOU’RE SCREWED BROSEPH!
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – Jesus Christ (John 10:10)
If you’re wondering how to live life more abundantly; you are going to have to become a different person than you are now. You are going to have to start thinking differently, talking differently, and acting differently. There’s no way around it! The abundant life will only come to those who can see and feel the abundance that’s all around them, get into the flow of it, and then share that overflowing fullness with others.
People that have attained abundance in their lives no longer feel that they are lacking in anything. They know that whatever they need will come to them, and they are grateful for it in advance.
This sense of gratitude and contentment is the first and most important step to abundant living. If you develop this internal feeling of superfluity, you’ll soon come to realize that abundance is our natural state of being. It’s only the human mind’s delusion of scarcity that has warped your senses and pulled the veil over your eyes.
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one will. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Fake Buddha Quotes
The reality of our current culture and state of society is that in order to survive we must have water, food, shelter, and our own preferred lifestyle comforts. In order to meet these demands of survival we need a certain amount of money or ‘means of exchange‘ to secure them.
Unfortunately, the basic necessities of life aren’t given to us freely… or are they? (Air, Water, Sunshine, Vegetation, Love) Okay, well maybe some very important ones are provided to us by the Universe. Yet, we still need some cold, hard cash to purchase the good things in modern society. 😉
For most of us, that means defaulting to a JOB. (Just Over Broke). Deep down, I believe, that we’d all like to get paid to do what we love and enjoy! Myself included, and that’s why I’ve started this website.
“If you understand, things are just as they are… If you do not understand, things are just as they are.” – Zen Proverb
Everything is as it should be. Daily life provides us with the lessons we need to learn, grow, and evolve. These experiences are necessary for our highest good and learning.
The world is perfect as it is. Many people would find it hard to agree with this statement, but that’s only because they are viewing the world through the limited perception of the human mind.
Humans create judgments about people, events and the world; labeling things in terms of being good or bad. However, “good and bad” are merely concepts and opinions that vary from person to person, place to place, time to time.
“Push-ups, sit-ups, and a strict diet of raisins. That’s my plan!”– Jack Black
Alright ladies and gents, all joking aside… I had an idea to do a series of blog posts on how to make your own workout equipment! This weekend, I made some wooden push-up bars out of leftover scrap wood and thought you might like to know how to make yourself a pair.
If you plan to Unleash Your Ultimate Potential, you’ve gots to keep pushing on and pushing up!!! 😉
I’m breaking this down into 10 Easy Steps and if you follow the plan closely, by the end, you will wind up with your very own, high quality push-up bars for little to no moolah. In fact, the ones featured above cost me absolutely nothing since I had the scrap wood and all of the materials on hand.
“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time, but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time – past and future – the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”– Eckhart Tolle
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When we think of time we think of clocks ticking, alarm bells ringing, the sand draining from an hour glass, the sun setting and rising again the next day. We think back into our memories of the past and how far we’ve come. We dream of who or what or where we’ll be in the future.
We think of the history of our country, our civilization, of humanity, the planet and our ever evolving and changing universe. We think of Einstein and his theory of relativity. We think of the space-time continuum, time travel, and the movie Back to the Future! Yet, what is this phantom we call time?
Do we really have a past and a future… or just memories and aspirations of what was and potentially could be?
Is it a real, scientific phenomenon to be respected or just a fleeting delusion and construct of the human brain?
“When you drop a pebble into a pond, ripples spread out, changing all the water in the pool. The ripples hit the shore and rebound, bumping into one another, breaking each other apart. In some small way, the pond is never the same again.”– Neal Shusterman
The pebble in the pond story is just a metaphor about you finding and discovering your true and higher purpose in life. More importantly, it is about the impact that you’re going to make on society when you summon the courage to drop your pebble into the pond.
How far will the ripples of your life’s mission expand throughout the pond of the universe?
How many people will be inspired, touched, and changed for the better because you existed?
How will the world be different after you’ve shared your talents and gifts with us all?
No matter where you are in your life right now, you have deeper purpose and a latent potential that only you can fulfill. It’s up to you to figure out what that is!
“I looked in temples, churches & mosques. But I found the Divine within my Heart.”– Rumi
In order to change the world, we must first focus on changing ourselves. The current state of our world is just the collective reflection of everyone in it. You can’t change or control the actions of other people… you can only change or control your own behavior. So one should ultimately focus on that.
Do you see the world and our universe as a friendly place, that is supporting and nurturing you… or as a hostile one, that is condemning and hindering you?
That’s a choice of perception that will ultimately color every aspect and experience of your life. Start looking for the divine within your own heart! Once you get a glimpse of it, start learning to recognize it others; Not only within your own friends and family, yet within your perceived enemies as well.
“It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” – Jim Carrey
Imagine with me, if you will, that a major pandemic outbreak is rapidly and fiercely spreading throughout the entire world. It’s an airborne pathogen, that has become known as Epidemic Z. A large percentage of the global population has been infected and the virus shows no signs of being contained any time soon.
People are dropping like flies all around you and once you are infected you only have 24 hours to live! The worst part is that you are starting to show some of the symptoms and are afraid you may have contracted the virus.
In a panic, you lock yourself inside of your home and quarantine yourself from the rest of the world. As you desperately pray for a solution or cure for this deadly virus, you’re startled by the loud, shrieking beep alerting you to the radio broadcast message that is about to air.
“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it’s price.”– Sun Tzu
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After attending the awesome Victory Motorcycle ride this past weekend, I started to think a lot about VICTORY. Not only victory, but the high price of victory…. and I’m NOT merely referring to the cost of the sweet bikes you’ll see featured in this article…
What I’m talking ’bout is the price we have to pay to be victorious in life!
We all want to live the dream; to be successful in every aspect of our lives. We all want the beautiful, loving wife or strong, loyal husband, the luxurious home, the sweet, pimped out ride and the lean, hard physique of an awakened warrior or goddess.
We ALL want it (or some version of it)… yet only a small percentage of us will ever make it our reality!