I Got Some Great News For You! 12.21.2020 →
Considering all the pessimistic news in the media these days, for not to mention the challenges we've been through the last year, we need some encouragement to lift our spirit! Today it's winter solstice, the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. Meaning, every day from today the days are getting brighter and the nights are getting shorter. And hey, you're still alive! That's also something to celebrate, right? Keep your hopes up. The best is yet to come. Be patient!
Be Your Own Superhero 12.20.2020 →
You don't need to change or fix anyone but yourself. You are not responsible for your partner's feelings. Your transformation speaks for itself. Be the leader you wish you had, and take full responsibility for your own life. I promise you, it will impact not just you, but also the people around you. In order to change the world, we must first change ourselves. We blame society, and forget that we are society. Do not waste time on things you cannot change or influence. Focus on your own transformation.
Thought Experiment: Eternal Return of The Same Life 12.19.2020 →
Imagine living the same life over and over again, and the only way out is when you reach enlightenment. In each new life you start from scratch. You get the same parents you have today, and the same worldly events and situations will occur over and over. Suppose this is actually happening. Would you still be living your life the way you're doing now, or would you utilize more of your potential? Now that you've become conscious of this possibility: What would you be doing differently this time around?
Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do 12.18.2020 →
OK, reality check! Let's have a look at 2020. I am certain the restrictions came as a surprise to you as well. Another thing I am certain about, is that this so-called crisis will not be the last challenge we experience as a collective. Imagine for a minute the media share information that makes Covid look like baby food for comparison. Extraterrestrial beings invading earth. Tough times are inevitable. Everything happens for reason. This was predetermined even before you came here. This too shall pass.
Martial Arts Is a Vehicle For Developing Your Human Potential 12.17.2020 →
If I were to give any person just one advice, it would be to test martial arts. And in particular BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), as BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller and weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent. BJJ is in my opinion the easiest way to gain self-confidence, self-respect and self-insight. You overcome fear, let go of anxiety and become the best version of yourself. There are no kicks or punches, and it's never too late to start.
A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skillful Sailor 12.16.2020 →
The people I respect the most, are the ones who have faced the hardest battles and survived. Life is a game. It is up to you if you want to be a toy or a player. Accepting new challenges makes me feel alive. Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits. When life gets harder, challenge yourself to be stronger. Whom do you respect the most in the world? Do you think he or she has never had any challenges to overcome? Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you.
Take Ownership of Your Future Self 12.15.2020 →
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Have the courage to take ownership of your life by making your own decisions. Ask yourself: Does this support the life I'm committed to create? If the answer is no, why is it even a consideration? Make room for what you want and get rid of all the rest, it's that simple. Once you stop making excuses and stop blaming others, you are suddenly compelled to take action to solve your problems. Make sure your decisions reflect your dreams, and not your fears.
Why Reflecting With Your Eyes Closed Is Gold 12.14.2020 →
85% of external stimuli comes through your eyes. The only sense that keeps you at a high beta frequency and can interfere with your thinking process is the focused sense of sight. The moment you close your eyes your brain frequency can start to slow down into a more relaxed frequency of brain waves that's more conducive for thinking clearly and creatively. In other words, it's beneficial to close your eyes while reflecting. With practice you gain the same benefits by keeping your eyes open.
There Is Enough For Everyone 12.13.2020 →
There's enough on this planet for everyone's need but not for anyone's greed. A common pattern I see is that very few really seem to be fully satisfied with the amount of money they earn or the materialistic possessions they own. Life is not a game of hoarding and greed. I know it sounds cliche, but it's about the L-word. Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Abundance isn't based on net worth, it's based on self-worth.
Appreciating The Small Things Is a Great Achievement 12.12.2020 →
The older I get, the more I realize I just need the simple things in life: A roof over my head, food on the table and conscious people around me. Life becomes more meaningful when you realize the simple fact that you'll never get the same moment twice. If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. Life is not happening to you. It's happening for you. You don't have a life. You are life.