Meditate. Meditate. Meditate.

Meditate. Meditate. Meditate.

30 minutes. To your self. Right now. I dare you.


Some thoughts:

      The mind… Wow! What an interesting topic to ponder. I have been obsessively researching tons and tons of information on the mind and have read, from dozens of sources, many findings and facts on the mind. I have extended my research from science to psychology, to religious and spiritual text. All of these sources explain the mind in so many different ways. I’ve come to notice something through these observations of the mind these past few years. You see, your mind is yours no matter what. Anything you think and feel, you think it and you feel it before you put it out into the world. Whether good or bad, you feel first. If we pay enough attention to the mind we can have more control over it than we think we can. We are so disconnected and out of touch with the mind because we are never actually taught what the mind is truly capable of or how it works and functions. A great way to put this is, we are given an airplane, such a powerful and great invention, but only with 5 pages of the manual. Those 5 pages might get you started but you won’t actually learn how to fly and use this elegant machine to its fullest capacity. In observing my own mind I have noticed that there are many levels to the mind and with every level of thinking come magnetic like situations and experiences. For instance, when you feel and think positively it seems as if you can take a breath of air and say, “Hmm, things are not so bad”, and you get to enjoy good conversation and see the good behind it all. When you think negatively, you think the whole world is going to shambles and there is just no hope. Or then again, you can look at the bright side and see the tremendous breakthroughs we have achieved as a species. The way you see it, of course, all depends on your choosing. This raises a very deep and interesting topic and question. Is the mind in actuality, just one big field of Emptiness? 

    Seriously. The mind might just be as good as an unused guitar, already made and capable of creating extremely amazing sounds but won’t do so unless a human comes along and starts hitting the proper chords to create elegant music for the ears and human spirit. The point is, by looks the guitar might just look like just another physical object, but when the proper musician comes along they can blow you away with amazing melodies. This also works in a different way, in which the different level of knowing one has about the use of the guitar, makes the sound come out differently. Why is this important? Because we can use this to look at our own lives. Our life can be compared to the sound that comes from the guitar. Each one of us here on earth are beating our drums to our own beat, playing our own melody, and singing our own songs. Some peoples songs may sound uplifting or dark and chilling, and some inspirational. Many songs might sound chaotic. Certain songs can be educational. The thing to focus on here is, if we wish for our lives to change we can simply learn to sing another song. See, a lot of times your mind and life might not do something different because you haven’t challenged it or told it to do something different. Do not tell me you have no control over your mind. If that is so, then you should stop everything you are doing RIGHT NOW and get to work taking the proper steps in order to gain control. Maybe your mind is out of control because you have not focused on it recently. If you monitor the different states of thinking your mind experiences throughout your life you will come to realize that everybody around you at some level, subconsciously perhaps, picks up your vibes. So when you are happy you might notice more people reaching out to you or looking for you. When you are down or not feeling well maybe your phone is quiet, your business isn’t doing well, or you find constantly challenging situations coming your way. If you haven’t noticed this, I want you to take a week to become extra observant of your behaviors and the situations and regular everyday occurrences that pass you by and see how they mimic each other. Of course there are some exceptions, but that is a whole other conversation we will have in the near future. 
   Many times in life we react to our experiences instead of reflecting on them and responding to them. We should just try to find a way to respond differently. Some people believe that what they think in their mind is so true and so real that they go mad to the point where they may even become self destructive. Now this is silly considering how easy it is to gain control over the mind. I know, I know, you probably think I have gone mad myself because you have tried to control your mind already. Let me guess… it didn’t work? Well, this is what I have to say to that: Do you think a marathon runner got up one morning and ran 26 miles with no sweat and no proper training? The obvious answer is no. He/she dedicated hours and hours of hard work and sweat, and absolutely embraced every bit of soreness and hardship. It is same with the training of the mind folks. That too needs hours and hours of your attention. Mental work is often not acknowledged because we are so focused on the external work that we just wake up and go. We don’t say hello to our mind. Then all day we take our chances on how we are going to feel depending on how our day goes, instead of gaining control over how we feel. We need to learn how to train and focus our mind as if we were going to run the biggest marathon of our lives. Great athletes are created by putting in hours and hours of work toward a specific goal. They work hard to become better than they are today and that takes tons of practice. In our lives, because we have innocently been led wrong in certain things, we go out onto the basketball court expecting to play like Michael Jordan. We, however, haven’t even trained nearly as much as MJ has trained and it is foolish to think that you can “play” to his capacity without practice. Having said that it is also foolish for you to expect your mind to be amazing if you are not training it everyday. So, how or where do you start? 
    Lets start with something simple today and for the next 7 days. I want you to, obsessively like an athlete, work and focus on your mind. How does it think? What does it do in certain situations? How is anger triggered? What makes you happy? Pay attention to where your mind can be self destructive and then pay attention to where your mind can be constructive. Maybe even put it down on paper and write out the pro’s and con’s of your mind and what it is giving to you in return according to how you are using it. You will find that you have much improvement and self empowerment to gain. Training is never feared by the champion. If you give into your fear then you will never gain access to your most expressive self. The only way a bodybuilder can have peace at night is by knowing he gave his body everything it was able handle that day and by doing that he will feel great about himself. We humans sometimes are so silly because we yearn to become better but we enter a state of sadness before we can do anything about it.
A thought to ponder (one which I personally have benefited greatly from): The mind is one big field of emptiness and I as the Observer of the mind and reality can make the conscious choice to start chipping away at the layers of the mind that don’t serve the growth I am capable of and the reality I wish to experience. If the mind is one big field of emptiness then one might want to take responsibility in the way his/her life looks and stop blaming others. For example, the economy, their upbringing, their bad luck they have to take responsibility for their broken life and start looking at different solutions for the development of the mind. There is plenty of great information out there. Look for it and it will make its way to you. We can always make the conscious choice to shift and alter our thoughts according to the level of allowance we give. If we can do this then we can have full control over what we allow to become present in the mind. Little by little you can now start to gain more inner strength, through proper training, and focus on feeling more satisfied with the thoughts streaming through your mind. The way you can change your mind, I promise you it is as simple as changing the radio station in your car or a song on your iPod, just make the decision to change. Focus on something different and you will start to see and experience something different. The level of intensity you do this at, is the level of intensity you will experience this in your life. I say that the mind is empty by nature because the I Am aspect of your mind can make your mind imagine and think about a green apple, a vacation in Greece, or how I need to get ready in a few minutes to go exercise. Whatever you put in your mind the universe starts to follow. If you want a white Audi I can guarantee you, you will first start to see it everywhere on the road as if the whole planet drives Audi’s. The mind just follows the Observer and you are the Observer. All you must do is Observe differently and you shall experience something different. Most importantly be patient with your searching for a more peaceful mind, for it takes a lot of training to be great. Your peaceful mind is ONE decision away. Take the emptiness of the mind and mold it into that which you wish to see in your life. Use your mind to manifest more money, action, health, wisdom, knowledge, happiness, serenity, balance, and true abundance. The mind never told you it wanted to feel bad. It is just signaling what you have allowed to come in. Even if your mind feels great I challenge you to feel even better. The fact that you can even think about feeling better means you can feel better than you do now. Host such a level of power and happiness that you shake the world out of its limitation. While you are living here on earth you can have a truly amazing life. It is important to remember that you do not take your dreams to the graveyard with you. Leave your dreams here on earth; manifested and ready to be viewed by others who will come after us. So that they too may be inspired to follow their hearts and minds to make their visions and dreams reality. Be the Leader of your mind. 
Thank You and I wish for you the most peaceful, constructive, beautiful mind you can possibly host. 

Untouched Potentials.

    In a recent meditation at around 3 a.m. in the morning, I received a beautiful message which I feel inspired to share with you. In the midst of my meditation, about a few breaths in, I all of a sudden started to realize that waves of intense magnetic like sensations were flowing right past me and through me. As every human would do at this moment of intensity I peeked my eyes open and I started to see shadow like things coming in waves and there was this sort of fuzziness in my room. I braced myself and allowed whatever Spirit or Being was present to fully communicate with me. While I was sitting there observing this, it is as if I got lifted up to another place. I started to see a very light blue scenery with lots of white light floating everywhere. I started to experience enormous amounts of Peace and kept going with the flow of everything. 
    Suddenly, it was as if I was yet again taken to another, higher level of vibration where thoughts started to flow through my mind. It was like I was having a conversation with someone. A very deep conversation where the other person was doing most of the talking, and everything kept coming through as a “What if you look at it like this?” kind of question. “What then? How will your life look then?” There was an extreme joy for we both started laughing and both understood simply. Haha! Oh my, how joyful would my life be then… 
So here is a simple realization that came through for me during this time of deep and relaxed meditation. 
    I was shown and asked to, for a few moments a day- especially in the morning when my mind shall be most relaxed, to take a few moments to look at this God being that we all speak about. What if we were to look at God as all the unexplored, unimagined, undiscovered, and unknown potentialities that dwell deep within us all. This thought lowers our limitations and resistance. This is genius! I was seeing this from a place of silence and was able to fully understand what this energy or being was trying to share with me. My goodness, I thought. If people were to seek the unexplored, unimagined, unclaimed, unseen aspects and potentials in their lives, which are clearly capable of presenting themselves to us, we would allow this creator energy even closer to our hearts. For this awareness simply leaves you with one choice and one realization: “I have much more to discover”. 
    You come out of stagnation when you admit and know that “I can become more today”. In order to have this realization you must however come to the conclusion that what you know today must come to a pause so that you may let the new in. You see, this is not a call to forget everything you know. It is a call to let something new in. For if you had it all figured out you wouldn’t still be scratching your head on the question of how it is you got here. Now if you pay attention to the world today, you see that although there has been much growth, we as individuals close ourselves off to more growth. We take something and stick to it, idolize it and hold on to it. This goes for things we learn in school, religion, on TV, at our jobs, family beliefs, traditions, etc. However, this can truly be harmful to our inner growth. How else will you grow without the simple acknowledgment of “At this moment I seek for more to pass through me”? 
    I honor the unexplored, untouched, unseen, and unknown potentials now more powerfully than ever before. My goodness, if this is carefully observed, then this creator energy we speak about would be even closer to our hearts than ever before. It would allow the feeling of God “creation” to dwell within us even brighter than before. You see God is the almighty creator, so if you only look at something from one perspective, then another perspective may never enter your mind. It is important to start to look at things from a multidimensional perspective, because God clearly is not a singular expression. If that was the case, so many different things would not be occurring at this one moment– all would just be one plain, old, boring beat. This is not what is happening. For we see through reality that creation is multidimensional. If I seek for the Unknown to be known, right then and there I allow creation energy to flow through. If I open my mind to not only see the mountain but also see behind the mountain and around the mountain I can see much clearer. We have to zoom in to our observations. We zoom out too many times by closing ourselves up and then we wonder why we have such a hard time understanding existence. 
    By thinking constructively I propel my consciousness forward and now have the potential to see something more of the new found vision I have allowed within. One example I come across many times in my work is when I say to folks, “Hey I believe you need to open up your heart a bit more so you can feel the deeper satisfaction that you are looking for. If you were not seeking for more you wouldn’t be trying new things nor would these questions arise.” We are naturally seekers but then we do silly things. We try to absorb information with an already wet sponge. You must rinse the sponge out if you want to absorb more. We are funny because we do try new things but once something is presented to us that is totally out of our comfort zone, we instantly protect ourselves and say no, no I can’t do that! So and so said this is not right; my religion doesn’t let me; science says no; the doctor said this is impossible. The moment you say, I am already a loving being and do express love, what you are really saying is: I am not looking to expand my heart for I already foolishly think that I am expressing the most amount of Love. By thinking this way you have now stayed present only to a certain degree of love and have limited your being instead of expanded. But how can you know this if you never seek for more ways of expression?
     The unseen can be seen and wants to be seen. It is up to us to make this choice and it starts with letting something new in. Think about this for a moment: Let’s say Steve Jobs was stubborn when he first came out with his innovative product and because his company within a few years was making millions of dollars he didn’t request or care for more innovation and growth. What if he was so stuck on what he had just created and did not think forward? Well then you would not be reading this blog post on your i-phone today. You would not be reading this in the clear way you are reading this. Leaps and bounds would have not been made in computing if he was too proud to say we can do it differently. If one thing is true it is this, Steve Jobs was mad for Innovation. He didn’t care that the top IT guy in apple told him this is impossible. He did not care that the local people told him nobody is going to care to have a computer in their homes. He could have accepted limitation but he was bigger than that so he diligently listened to his drive and passion. Because he had vision and allowed effortless creativity to flow through his mind and spirit he is literally looked at as highly as a prophet from 2,000 years ago. 
    Innovation requires new creative and abundant ideas. This is what it is about folks. The innovation of the human Spirit, Mind and Body. Be innovative in your philosophies. Yes, philosophies from 5,000 years ago are great but how about you become that next great prophet. There may be a prophet inside of your spirit and it will never be known because you fear the unknown. You are afraid to change your ways. You fear forgetting, so you can remember something different. I am here challenging you from this day forward to seek, demand, and request the unknown, the unseen, unspoken, unimagined, and undiscovered potentials you host. I dare you to do what is right in order for leaps and bounds to manifest in your consciousness. Everyday take a moment to close your eyes and utter this: “Dear God, love, Universe, Energy (or what ever term you feel comfortable with), allow me to see my undiscovered potential, allow me to see where I can grow, allow me to imagine that which I presently cannot, allow me to become more than I am today through making me aware of that which I am not. I demand for more to come through me. I seek to see the unseen.” You see the moment you do this you already become curious about what more can actually come. All sorts of questions may be aroused in these moments. Questions that, through time and exploration, can be answered.
    We know from looking at the past that, that which is most dominant in human imagination tends to become reality. You have completed the first step to becoming more, to witnessing more of your potential as a Being, to feeling that which is not presently felt. Now you start entering the realms of abundant thinking and it is this we long for. Abundance not only in material, but in emotion, empathy, heart, mind, joy, etc. We are seeking for abundance the whole time we are here and from here on in we must seek within. So let us take the proper steps as a collective group to achieve that which we have yet to see. The only difference is not that we haven’t done this in the past but that we may now do it consciously through focused effort and as a result become even more powerful and effective. I dare you to be Great. Don’t think Big. Think Bigger. 
I seek for more, I long for more. I have only one duty, one chore. It is I that must get up and Explore.