The Ocean’s Secret

A man asked the ocean to tell him it’s greatest secrets as to how to got so big. The ocean responded, “Sir, you see I am nothing but the grace of what is around me. I am nothing but a reflection of the offerings that are around me. I have no power, but the eb and flow of those that touch me.” “But you must have started somewhere and dreamt of yourself as such a wealthy and respected being?” the man continued. The ocean paused in stillness and the man heard nothing from the ocean, the ground stood still and the waves were calm, as the breeze picked up the ocean spoke again, “This dream I have is merely, but a dream. Every night I have many dreams that never came true, but this one, for some odd reason came to fruition.” “You must have focused all your energy on this dream? Did you ocean?” the man asked, “You mustn’t lie to me or keep secrets from me.” “But Sir, I have no secrets to give you nor hide from you because even I don’t know how I have reached such a place.” “But Ocean, You have to have at least felt a calling to become what you are now? I am nearing a great need in my life and I need to know how to fill it.” “Sir, I am sorry, but it has been such a long journey for me that I really don’t remember my beginnings.” “But Ocean!” the man is stepping towards the mouth of the ocean, “a storm is coming in and if you don’t speak soon, I’m afraid it may be too late for me to hear the message when the storm is over.” “I will tell you sir, how I am able to sustain my being, but I’m afraid I can not…” and thunder stroke through the wind following the flickering of lightening in the sky. The man fell on his knees, “Why! Why? Why are you so selfish as to not even lend me a glimpse of how you sustain the greatness that you are??” And with the ceasing of the man’s words the ground began to shake beneath him and water sprouted out of the ground as the sands sunk into itself. His voice quivering, “Oh, Great Ocean, I mean not to offend You! I only want to know your secrets so that I can use it myself.” In the flickering of the lightening the man is in shock to see a mountain rising up from the ocean as the ocean moves further away from the land that once was. The sand still sinking, now into what seems to be the ocean’s hand reaching out to grab the man. “Why have you forsaken me!? Why, with all your power and majesty, would you even allow a mountain to rise up in place of where you were!? What if I am to die here before I am granted with the knowledge of your wisdom and greatness! I promise to be your servant! I promise to carry out your will! I will not move from this spot until I am granted Your student!” The ground open up and the ocean’s hand pulled the man under.  In one last roar the thunder ceased, the sky became dark, the winds became calm, and within a day’s time the sun was reflecting of the rippling ocean waves. That man was never to be found again. Though, word has spread across the land to this day that he was the only one to have spoken with...

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Enlightenment: My River of Truth

Enlightenment is not about seeking something better, or having better outcomes, or finding an ultimate truth. Enlightenment is about embracing every moment as an experience worth living. Life throws events and objects into our life that we perceive as either good or bad. Health, Sickness, Strength, weakness, rape, sex, food, famine, etc… we will all perceive it one way or another, our perception of it is our truth at that moment, but how we chose to respond to it is what will affect the chain of reaction that follows. Let’s say the events are like a river and our life is a portion of the land that the river passes through. Just as a river has it’s path, if we deny there is a river and happen to be building our home in it’s path without considering the river as a factor in how we build our home, we may never be able to complete the home we’re building. I’m not saying we will always be building our homes in rivers, but without acknowledging a factor of truth in the foundation of what we are building, what might occur as we’re building our home? Let’s say we accept that there is a river in this path, but rage war against this river and block it, then we build our home on its path. Even dams allow room for the water to continue to follow it’s path. What might happen if we chose this route to take? What if we find another path that the river can take and pave a way for it to do so? Or what if we build our home somewhere else? What if the river rises during the wet seasons? What if we spend our time seeking out the perfect way to work with this river and then build our home in accordance with our findings? What if there’s a sink hole under our home? What if there’s an earth quake where we live? Our fixation (denial, anger, sadness, happiness, interest, etc…) on an event, object, or situation does us no good in reaching a greater sense of being. Acknowledging our momentary understanding of it’s truth in our life (as much as we can comprehend it at that moment) and then continue to move forward in life knowing it is there, adjusting our understanding, beliefs, and values as they surface. Don’t become angry or sad it’s in your path. Don’t become over joyed in what you can do with it. Don’t deny its truth or presence. Don’t become so fixated on learning all there is to learn about it. Don’t think you won’t ever understand it. Don’t think you’ll learn everything about it. All things will come in it’s own time, it is not our job to force it, it is our job to experience it as it interacts with our being. Let go of this fixation and begin to experience it’s presence. All things in Life are constantly changing and it is not always our job to control every aspect of it, but it is our gift to experience every moment of...

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My Life’s Path… May not be right for You.

I wonder if I’m scared to move closer to a goal of mine because in doing so I would have to limit some of my life’s pleasures.  I’ve always been scared that I would be negatively judging others who are not along the same path as me. The question that I’ve always thought that I would be asking is, “If I can do it, why can’t You?” I’m scared that if I am able to accomplish something, that I might expect the same from all of those that I meet.  That I might begin to forget that we all are different, and that we each come with different expertise and different life barriers.  I know that right now, this is all simply a possibility and a thought or fear of mine, but for whatever reason it is scaring me enough to have been keeping me from moving forward with my goals. I asked this question to a friend of mine and what he mentioned to me helped give me perspective on the situation… He  said, “I think I can get quite jealous at others that they are able to indulge in the life’s pleasures that I now limit myself.” So is it that I want better things for people so much (that I get angry) or is it simply that I am jealous at what I can’t do and they still are able to do (that I get angry)… that it is all an internal dialogue and thought that needs to happen and has nothing to do with the world around me.  If I am truly following a path of my own, and truly understand that everyone’s path differs however little or big… then can’t I simply acknowledge their life’s path and be happy for what they are able to do in life. My anger is Mine to feel, and may have nothing to do with what others pleasure themselves with. Their journey is a journey that is as true as their own reality and it should have very little affect on mine, unless it’s taking away to giving to mine. I’ve chosen this path, why should I expect others to do the same? My path is not the right one for everyone, and every other’s path is the perfect trail in which they’ve began following and I should hope and pray that they find Love, Peace, Pleasure, Accomplishments, and Health in the path that they are moving towards. Have a Blessed Life! and Know that I DO Support Your Life’s Path, where ever great places it may take You. I hope for You: Love, Please, Pleasure, Prosperity, Health, Well-being, Ease of Journey, and Accomplishments of Your Desires that will meet the needs of all of those around You! And for those of You who might be wondering what I’m referring to… this stemmed off of me working towards losing weight. But I think it will now have a profound effect on many other aspects of my life too.  Thank You, I Love You, and I hope You Love those around You too. Be Well and Be Good At It! ^__^ Jay...

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Relationships…

It’s a two way street. If there ain’t anything coming in your direction or moving along next to you in the same direction, I think you might be driving alone. Come find a road where there are traffic on both sides of the yellow divide. You Deserve It.

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Accepting My Whole Self

I have always tried to be tactful with the way I live my life so that others around me may not be offended.  I have never thought that in doing so, I may hurt the one person that will really matter… Myself.  Living the life that I should be living in accordance to who is around me and what they may be comfortable with is something that I may need for survival in a third world or war torn country, but where I live it is not a necessity.  I have been told over and over again that there are many individuals that will disagree with me, but unless I truly am myself, I will only find and grow up to be the compromise of my true potential. Today I CLAIM MY WHOLE SELF and all that it encompasses!  I CLAIM MY ABILITY TO GIVE TO THE WORLD all that it needs from me!  I CLAIM MY SPACE, MY MIND, MY BODY, MY LIFE, MY OWNERSHIP OF ALL THAT I AM ASKING TO COME INTO MY LIFE.  And I ask for Many Great Things to begin to enter into my life.  I Embrace the fortune that wants to enter my Life. I want you to embrace the fortune that is about to enter your life too, for if you don’t it will pass both of us on.  Some people are going to question what it is that you are doing.  Just as you’ve never given in to them in the past, don’t give in to them now.  I want to You to STAND YOUR GROUND and put forth all your energy and effort into this fortune.  Yes, you’re going to lose some assets at first, you’re going to wonder where they are going, you’re going to have people think you are full of shit, but know that you are on the right path.  And now that regardless of what it is you are doing, what will come to fruition because of it will be Greater and Better than anything that you can imagine! Move Yourself and the World will Move With YOU! Now...

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Our Passion Purpose and The Back-Up Plan

I propose a thought… I believe that too many of us put too much focus on our Life’s Back-Up Plan and not enough towards our actual Life Aspirations.  We’ve been told over and over again to shoot for the moon… but that we need a solid plan to fall back onto just in case our real goals don’t to come to fruition or fall short of expectations. Have you ever wondered why so many of us are spending so much more time pursuing the second most important thing in life? Is it because we might want to do something more, but are scared we might not be able to do it? What ever the reason might be, I think the most important question for many of us is, “Why aren’t I pursuing my passionate purpose in life?” Passion Purpose: I believe our Passion Purpose in life is where our Passion and Abilities meet with the Opportunities and Needs around us. The Back-Up Plan: Our skills and abilities that can help us make ends meet if our Passion Purpose doesn’t come to fruition. I believe that if we truly Pursue every aspect of our Passion Purpose we will be able to gain all the necessary skills and abilities that will make up the Back-Up Plan.  Our Back-Up Plan shouldn’t be something that we must dedicate time to create.  Why? Because as we pursue our Passion Purpose there will be many transferable skills that we will gain and can transfer to many other aspects of life.  We just need to allow us to  become conscious of these acquired skills and abilities along the way. That doesn’t mean we expect us to acquire our passionate purpose over night, it may take a few years or decade to see it come to fruition, but that’s why it has to truly be our Passion Purpose, and not just something “we’d like to do“… because those come and go, those are like fashion trends that may be popular now, but will cycle out, maybe coming back again or maybe never… but we need to truly pursue our Passion Purpose and not our Back-Up Plan. We need to see opportunities in front of us and find out which ones are stepping stones and begin hopping along. But what about the opportunities? When will my Passion and Abilities ever meet these opportunities?? Let me ask you this, have you ever gotten (or wanted) something and then all of a sudden everywhere you go they seem to be there? Ever wanted a specific movie or book? and you seem to see it in Magazines, at school, the grocery stores, etc… Ever bought a car and then realize that it seems that all of a sudden everyone else has one like it? It’s not that we’ve gotten caught up in a fad… well, maybe buying over-priced t-shirts and pet rocks might be an exception… but the point of the matter is that once we’ve allowed ourselves to fully embrace a thought, an idea, a passion, a life-style, etc… we will begin to notice that the opportunities are endless! It may not be exactly the way we expect them to be, but it will be along the same lines. Allow ourselves to make mistakes and Learn from them.  Allow ourselves to try out something we may have not tried before.  But most importantly, ALLOW OURSELVES TO EMBRACE OUR OWN PASSIONS AND ABILITIES so that we can begin noticing OUR...

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