What Are Your Dreams?

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The artwork you see is from Seth Globepainter. You can find him here & here, but this blog post isn’t about Seth’s work. It’s about you, and me. It’s about all of us.

Right now the news is filled with all sorts of scary perspectives regarding the present and future. Let’s take a moment to review the past. The holocaust killed 11 million people, the famines in India under British rule killed over 50 million people, and the list goes on and on. There are countless lives that have been lost during terrifying, unforgettable times. Someway, somehow, humanity finds the (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) strength to live with optimism, creativity and gratitude. It’s something that comes from within — but it’s also something that needs to be practiced with diligence.

Keep your mind focused on your desired outcome. Keep it there. When it wavers, bring it back. Take it very seriously. Don’t let your mind wonder off into terrible neighborhoods or dark alleyways. You’ll be putting yourself in danger! Your thinking will get muddy, and your immune system will get weak, you’ll drain your energy and you’ll waste precious time. Not a great winning strategy for success or survival.

What are your dreams? Keep them alive. No matter what.

Viktor Frankl is a master at this topic. He lived through the holocaust and he knew the type of internal focus and strength I am speaking of. When Viktor Frankl was in a Nazi concentration camp, he was focused on a goal. He wanted to make it through alive so he could publish a manuscript. You can read his books to find out more about the power of purpose. For now, just take my word for it! Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.

Here are a few videos for you. The one with Dr. Terrai is so powerful! Please take the time to watch it. I also included another video to help you get past any resistance you have regarding working on your dreams while the world is in crisis. Plus, a great video for putting stress and world news in perspective.

Sending you TONS of love. Wishing wellness and well-being for everyone.

HOW TO ACHIEVE IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS (Dr. Tererai Trent)

HOW TO OVERCOME RESISTANCE (Steven Pressfield)

HOW TO COPE WITH FEAR (Andy Puddicombe)

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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

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March 29, 2020 · 1:29 am

In This Together

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So many great conversations happening during this difficult time. Hearts and minds are opening and connecting. Here are a few conversations I enjoyed this week. Feel free to share any conversations you’ve enjoyed as well! The comment section is always there for us. I’m sending lots of love and support to You and friends (all beings) everywhere. We are here for each other.

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To Give Light

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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.”

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

“If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.”

“Fear makes come true that which one is afraid of.”

“Human potential at its best is to transform a tragedy into a personal triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement.”

“What is to give light must endure burning.”

All quotes by Viktor Frankl
Artwork by Igor Morski

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The Art of Johan Deckmann

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Feeling Any Sunday Scaries?

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Sunday Scaries no more! Get ready for the week with this mini-meditation guided by Andy Puddicombe. It’s human nature to focus on the negative, but every week, some things do work out, so make sure to reflect on those as well.

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Marina Abramovic: Pure Process

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“Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, “Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.” So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look.”

“It taught me that the process was more important than the result, just as the performance means more to me than the object. I saw the process of making it and then the process of its unmaking. There was no duration or stability to it. It was pure process. Later on I read—and loved—the Yves Klein quote: “My paintings are but the ashes of my art.”

“Art is not just about another beautiful painting that matches your dining room floor. Art has to be disturbing, art has to ask a question, art has to predict the future.”

“For the first three months, I place each student at a table with a thousand pieces of white paper and a trash can underneath. Every day they have to sit at the table for several hours and write ideas. They put the ideas they like on the right side of the table; the ones they don’t like, they put in the trash. But we don’t throw out the trash. After three months, I only take the ideas from the trash can. I don’t even look at the ideas they liked. Because the trash can is a treasure trove of things they’re afraid to do.”

“What you’re doing is not important. What is really important is the state of mind from which you do it.”

“Make it simple. Increase contact. Remove barriers.”

“I am only interested in the ideas that become obsessive and make me feel uneasy. The ideas that I’m afraid of.”

“It’s so easy to do things you like. But then, the thing is, when you’re afraid of something, face it; go for it. You become a better human being.”

“Then I woke up and the reality of the dream was stronger than the reality of the day.”

“The world doesn’t need an artist who shows reality as it is.”

All quotes by Marina Abramovic

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