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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Buddhist’s believe that in order to relieve yourself from fear and sorrow you must release passion:
“From passion arises sorrow and from passion arises fear. If a man is free from passion, he is free from fear and sorrow.”
Who wants to live without passion?
Passion is what drove Martin Luther King Jr. to help deliver freedom to the people!
Passion is who fought for women rights!
Passion is why you are able to connect to your dreams and makes you feel alive!
You should walk into your fears and use it as drive and direction towards your greatness.
You should accept sorrow and learn from it.
It is not passion or any other quality that causes fear and sorrow; it is people. And it is your duty to use it as a gift, not a vice.
To help reclaim or find your passions, try some of these steps:
1.) Listen and Observe Your Reactions
For a couple of days or a week, try to analyze your feelings towards certain situations. For example, your read a passage in a book and it pops out at you. Why? It may be a trigger to your inner voice. Notice what stimulates you in a passionate way and make a mental note of it.
2.) Write it Down
Make a list of your passions and goals you want to achieve. Make the list thorough. Write down everything that excites you. The list can have 5 to 150 goals; it is whatever you chose! Planting these passions in eye’s view can ignite excitement, passion and action! Small actions can have a surmountable effect.
3.) The Second List
After you have written your goals and feel the passion brewing, continue on to a question list. Ask questions like, whom do you admire or whom do you know that is doing something that you would love to be doing? Why? What is stopping you from doing it? What qualities do you possess that can be beneficial to this? What blockages do you have to stop you from getting there? What can you do to break those blockages and how would breaking them make you feel? If money, time, and energy were not an issue, what would you do in your life and what would you be? What makes you happy? What makes you feel loved? What do you love to do?
Now, answer them! If you come up with more, by all means write them down and answer them. Read it over. Through this list see what your passions and common goals are. Don’t think so hard; just write. Be fluid and let the answers come naturally.
3.) Give it a Try
You don’t always know if something is right or if you like it, until you try it out. Either you try it and want more or try it and chose to move on. The point is to give it a whirl and see if you want to continue. We are consistently changing and sourcing out where your passion lies can be a door opener into your true potential.
4.) Pray or Meditate
This is the time where you get quite and listen to what’s going on—feel what’s going on. Doing pray or meditation delivers a connection with you and your higher spirit. It may not be easy at first but nothing great is accomplished without practice! For prayer focus on a situation, close your eyes and talk either out loud or to yourself. As for meditation, you can focus on the light of a candle or you can count to yourself. This allows for some solid concentration. It may also bring you into a state you have never thought you could go to.
Following your passion will bring you to a place of joy and transport joy to others as well. It takes work to find your passions and takes work to act on them! Keep on going and be resilient. Think about what others have been through and learn to be grateful, even for the fact that you have the eyes to read this blog post! It is not a snap of a finger that gets things done; it is your passion and follow through!
Take care and Live.Connect.Breathe. It!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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It is the spring of 1961, and in the kitchen of a safe house in Montgomery, Alabama, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. looks tense, perhaps worried. As a volunteer bends his ear, the 32-year-old civil rights leader glances toward one of the 17 students hunkered down with him -- fresh-faced college kids who, moved by King's message of racial equality, have risked their very lives. The past two weeks have been harrowing for these young people -- the "Freedom Riders," they are called -- as they inch across the state on integrated buses, their numbers diminished at every stop in the face of arrests, bloody mob beatings, fire-bombings. There to capture the mood in the room as the group plans its next brave move -- a ride into Jackson, Mississippi -- is LIFE photographer Paul Schutzer, who covered the "Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom" four years earlier and had seen firsthand the kind of courage and determination King could inspire in his followers. Now, nearly 50 years after these Freedom Rides and in celebration of King's birthday, LIFE.com presents never-seen photos taken by Schutzer, tracking King and the nation-changing movement he led, from the monuments of Washington to the streets of the Deep South.
Check it out here.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
"No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for."
Monday, January 17, 2011
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Sunday, January 16, 2011
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
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Friday, January 14, 2011
I have to say, I am very excited about this venture and want to say thank you to all of my people who still follow LCB! Can’t wait to hear from you!
When I decided to stop writing for LCB, it was due to my hectic schedule in Asia and the fact that I was heading back to the states. Back to the good old U.S.A., after being away for two years, was not all it was cracked up to be. However as time, jet lag and aftershock of “am I really back,” started to straighten out, I slowly started to appreciate certain freedoms of the American culture. Choices such as language, mannerisms and diversity were among my many admirations of the US. As for everything else, well that is a whole other blog post!
I have comfortably set myself up in my new humble abode with my baby (not an actual baby, my partner ;), a pretty sleek SUV, and a few new golden jobs in writing and coaching—I feel content. Although there is a slight sentiment that seems to be lurking around and in me. I can’t quite figure it out but I feel as though it may be something big! It will come in its due time, just have to continue with the action! It is all about action friends—each step you take should put you closer to your goals, your dreams and your true purpose! It may not always be easy but it will always have a result. You just need to make sure the result is what you're looking for. Patience is a gift that takes a long time to master, but just like any balancing act, it requires action!
On that note my readers—in a sense, my friends—here is what is going to happen. LCB is a catalyst. It will be a blog for parts of my future books, an advocate for my writing jobs and a speaker on issues relating to nutrition, health, wellness, travel, lifestyle choices and more. A blog for inspirational motivation and of course, a Q&A floor board. So any questions, ask away and if you want to take a closer look at me you can visit my website Live.Connect.Breathe. or email me. Please, by all means, comment on the blog! I would love to hear from you.
Let the journey begin.
With much love,