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The best mind

So, what is mindset…?? What is mind?? Isn’t it everything?? I mean, we think, say, feel, do whatever our minds are. To do anything in this life, first we must create a thought; and in time that thought becomes many thoughts, and so this mental stream becomes our habitual mind. The content of our minds. So, when you feel worship to God is because your mind is full of beliefs and religious things, even if you don’t assist to a religion. And when you become angry and paranoid is because your mind is full of thoughts which you despise. And when you feel arrogant and superior to others is because your mind is full of images of yourself that you have created egoistically. The same with progress in your life. Your mind dictates your progress or lack of it.

The only obstacle is self-imposed. The only obstacles are your beliefs, your attachment to your arrogance and to the ways things should be, the self-pity and jealousy you carry. You are the content of your mind, not more than this. You are not what you feel or you say you are. So, what is your mind’s content..?? Is it beliefs, culture and traditions, self-pity, doubt, arrogance, and endless nonsense about the supernatural?? Become aware of it, because whatever happens in your life, and whatever you experience, is what you attract due to your mind’s content. You become your mind’s content. This is for any of us, because any of us have the responsibility to remain aware of our minds at all times.


And now I want to present you with the latest video promo I made about the main character of this YA fantasy/mystery story I am writing. The BENJAMIN JONES series.

“BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman,” #1 in the series, is already out and in Amazon. You can visit my website for more info: https://asarodriguez.com

So this is a little about Ben. As the main character of epic adventures, I thought he deserved a little introduction, since his story will make for several books to come.

And I have just gotten word that “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman,” is approved by Audible in its audiobook form, to be on sale in Audible, Amazon and iTunes in a few days. So maybe my narration of Ben’s story can reach the ears of people too.

His story commences here:

US: https://amazon.com/dp/B08MBFXSR9

UK: https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B08MBFXSR9

And this is the video titled: “WHO IS BENJAMIN JONES..??”…

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The Way…

“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

The key is in observing the pain, not running away from it.

We all struggle, we all carry our burdens; however, one must understand that they are there for a reason.

What is life without this understanding…??

Much more pain, struggle, unhappiness, frustration and anger.

I’ve had much pain growing up. I’ve suffered my own struggles, like I’m sure you’ve suffered yours. We are all still suffering in some aspect. Finances. Relationships. Illnesses. Psychological and emotional burdens. The past. The future. There is always some pain and tragedy in our lives, and quite often we bury these deeply within ourselves so we don’t show weaknesses. It is a subconscious choice to bury the pain and seek to escape it or ignore it through some other distraction or entertainment. Maybe through work. Perhaps through eating. Maybe through seeking relationships. Or through some kind of denial process. But this is really unhealthy. The key is to feel free, confident, powerful, by yourself, in yourself, to create a better life; but with all this pain it becomes impossible sometimes.

But have you ever asked yourself, seriously, why the pain, the hurt, the suffering happens…?? Why do we all go through so much?? What is the point?? Suffering comes out of our choices, even when we don’t know that they will bring suffering. But suffering is meant to teach you something, to awaken you into some aspect of life, to push you to become better. Of course, if we deny this, or if we remain angry and arrogant, then we won’t learn anything; because in order to actually learn from the suffering our minds must be free of any anxiety. If there is anxiety, anger and the rest, then we will pay attention to it while missing the lesson of that struggle or hurt.

I am talking about the choice we unconsciously make of attaching ourselves to our self-pity, to our mental drama, to our depression, to our past memories of pain, and to all those things that create a lot of overthinking in our minds. Overthinking makes the suffering worse. Overthinking does not help, because it brings more pointless questions and drama instead of helping us move on. And, in order to understand your life and your suffering, then you have to calm your mind, observe your own choice to attach your attention to mental drama. You must be aware of your own mind. Awareness is putting attention not on the event that happened, not on the memory; but it is putting attention on your own reactive feelings towards what happened to change them, and it is not choosing to suffer those events. Because in order to move on and be happy creating a better life, then you must leave attachment to the images and words of suffering in your mind. To be happy, you have to free your mind of struggle and pain. You must choose this all the time.


I am an author. In case you haven’t checked out this book trailer. The #2 in the series BENJAMIN JONES. I make my own book trailers. Please check it out and consider it if you like the story.

This is the book trailer for “BENJAMIN JONES. The Return of The Gods.”


And here is #1 in the series, where the epic adventure begins. Watch the book trailer below:

This is “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.”

If you liked it, get it here:

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Creative Dawn

What is the one thing that differentiates humans from other animals…??

What makes us unique…??

What allows for individuality and introspection??

When I think about these questions I can see how important the answer is.

And what is the answer…??

I choose to create because…


What makes possible everything in our lives…??

-In relationships, two persons planning unity and compromise.

-In envisioning a future outcome, a new possibility.

-In the ideas and insight to create, to innovate.

-In the intelligence to persevere and create a new path in life.

What is it that makes this possible…?? It is ‘imagination’: This wonderful phenomena is what betters our lives. Because this phenomena is what brings you the light of psychological expansion and freedom. Imagination goes hand in hand with great creativity, or it should; because all of us have great imagination, but not many of us great creativity. So, what’s the difference?? Why do some people have great creativity and others do not?? It is all starting with imagination. And like everything in life, imagination must be used, practiced, worked. Here’s a simple, but very direct example. What happens if you stay in bed or sitting and you don’t use your legs for a long time??

What happens is that your leg muscles lose strength, stamina; and so, it becomes truly difficult, and painful, whenever you get up to walk after such a long time. The same is with imagination. For it to be powerful, insightful, to bring intelligence and vision in your day-to-day life, it must be crafted and practiced to become great creativity. You must focus on something truly important and interesting to you, and craft, create, build your creativity. And this is not only reserved for artists, but it is reserved for anyone who seeks a better life, a better career, a better relationship, great lovemaking, great personality development, better mood and attitude, superb ideas and solutions for any stressful or serious problem you get in your life.

Everything becomes better, easier, more enjoyable with great creativity. This is because great creativity means an expansion of mind. Great creativity makes you more intuitive, more in touch with your fun side. Great creativity helps you become more easygoing, relaxed, able to see beyond the flaws and weaknesses of others, even of yourself so you gain more confidence. Imagine yourself laughing at your problems, in your relationship, in your job, in your life in general. This laughing means that your mind is not stressed, anxious, frustrated; therefore, you can now be more relaxed, and find better solutions, and be more flexible to see beyond this problem.

Imagine you let go of focusing on the flaws and things you do not like about your significant other. This means you let go of judging the other person, and now you are more centered in the best qualities of the other person. This also makes you more enjoyable, more attractive in all aspects–being mentally, emotionally, physically. And what about your moods and personality. Great creativity also allows you to access easily a more positive persona and attitude. And now you see life with different eyes, love and happiness are more attainable, and you easily choose how to feel in certain situations which might otherwise stress you and make you upset.


And now…

-We all keep great darkness inside…

-We all battle great darkness daily…

-We all have demons with which we struggle…

-But what really matters in life is what we do with these. It is about how we use and transform that darkness, those demons…

I am an author. And I create my own book trailers as well. Please check out my latest

Here’s the 1st book trailer for “The Return of The Gods.” #2 in the series BENJAMIN JONES. I am about finish writing this one:

And if you enjoyed it, then begin the journey. Get “The Call of The Shaman,” #1 in the series, here:

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Truth (video)

Originality is individuality.

And what is to be an individual…??

It is to be yourself fully, without copying, without trying to fit in with the crowd, and without following what others say and do blindly.

Originality, individuality, to stand on your own, to be real, authentic. What is it…?? It has to do with freedom to be truly yourself, truly unique. And this, of course, leads us to truth. What is truth…?? Let’s carefully think about it:

Truth is something which is based on 3 things. 1- Individuality, 2- Understanding, 3- Moral values.

1- Individuality: To actually know truth is to think for yourself, by yourself, and not follow the beliefs, lifestyles and habits established by the very ignorant society.

2- Understanding: To actually know truth you must ponder things, see your own fault in every aspect, and let go of your psychological attachments to pride and self-pity.

3- Moral values: Truth itself can only be applied, not thought and felt. (The illusive process of thinking and feeling does not make you truthful.) And to apply it, you leave excuses, you stop blaming others, you see beyond your ego, and you work on your character by doing what is healthier and better in your life without making excuses.

And while you wait for “BENJAMIN JONES – The Return of The Gods,” fantasy/mystery book trailer, check out this video I just made about truth vs. justice, which goes in deeper following the above post…


And while you’re at it, enjoy these book promos as well:

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The depth of life

What is life without love…??

Life is known through knowing love, not through excuses, opinions and obstacles born in the mind.

This book is about that eternal essence in all of us, which gets distorted in the minds of many.

This is a nonfiction book which unites spirituality with psychology, and psychology with the wisdom of the body. Through years of meditation and inner awakening, I have come up with deep observation into happiness, life, love.

This is not about romance and philosophy. This is about observing society, people, yourself, habits and the way life really is. It talks about more than love, it talks about relationships, moral dilemmas, loneliness and frustrations, the soul and our freedom as individuals…

Enjoy the book trailer. And if you do, get “I ALWAYS LOVED YOU” here:

New book trailer:

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Auras.

The aura is just the different levels of self-transformation, the different levels of energy intensity. What are you doing to transform yourself…??

So, auras. What are they…?? Plain and simple explanation. No average, fantastical explanation. It is just the intensity of the energy inside your atoms. The intensity is the purity of this energy. The intensity or purity glows and goes through all the tissues, it moves outwardly. And, through intuition, people can feel the glow of another as a strong aura through skin and all tissues. So, we all have what we call auras, because we all have energy; and all energy radiates or glows, even at a molecular level. But what about great auras, great intensity of energy…?? Most people do not have this, because this requires ever more awakening, enlightenment.

This requires good nutrition of body and mind. This also requires individuality and great moral character. Great moral character goes hand in hand with the essence of true love, the essence of deep intuition. You must be creative and open-minded. Creativity and open-mindedness liberates the mind from the ego. You must be honest with yourself and with others, no exceptions. You mustn’t wallow in self-pity and doubt either. Without this, the intensity and purity of the energy inside your cells (your aura) decreases and becomes polluted, you attract negative people and experiences, and your mind becomes dull and of small understanding in life.

Have you ever come in contact with people who bullies others, who is greedy and shady in their dealings, and drinks lots of alcohol, and that smokes, and does drugs, and has other really self-damaging addictions…?? They do not attract. They repel. Why?? Because their characters, their self-love, their moral values, their self-transformation has dwindled or disappeared completely. The energy that they are has become polluted. And this can easily be felt, perhaps not understood at first glance; but people tend to notice how repellent or repulsive these persons are. I’m not here to judge. I’m just here to bring awareness, so maybe self-transformation is truly understood. With self-transformation one changes in all aspects in life, and this attracts good things otherwise can never be attracted if pollution remains.


Thanks for reading. Below is the book trailer of my YA fantasy/mystery novel titled “BENJAMIN JONES – The Call of The Shaman.” This one is #1 in the series, where it all begins. Please check it out and see if the story seems interesting to you:

If you liked it, get “The Call of The Shaman here”:


On my next blogpost, I will be sharing the new book trailer I just finished for #2 in the series. This one is titled “BENJAMIN JONES – The Return of The Gods”…

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Building you.

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”

~ Maya Angelou

It is important that one remains aware that life is an exploration, which means that you need confidence, and courage, and passion for some activity, process or goal in your journey. But this must be your own passion, not out of religion, or groups, or systems in society. This must come out of you, begin in you, and make you feel better about yourself, which means to make you a better person. Like working on health for your body and mind, perhaps through exercise and a change in your food consumption. Or like writing, sketching, making arts and crafts. It is about dedicating your time and energy to build something in you, some strong confidence and desire to grow your talents and work on becoming unique.

Do you know why people fall into addictions, liked gambling, sex, drugs, and even playing their little games to be like others, to attract others, and to be one more desperate copycat in life…?? It is because they secretly, subconsciously, feel talentless, empty, lonely, and needy inside them. I am not judging though. I merely bring you to the awareness of it, so you may see the problem in yourself perhaps, or in another, and learn from this, and become better yourself from this. Because this is a big problem in the world right now. Of course, everybody hides it, they wouldn’t let anybody know about the burdens they carry; because people seek to pretend and belong to other groups of people, and even do it subconsciously or without knowing it.

But life is about becoming better. And this requires self-discipline. This requires vision and follow-through. And this requires that you find a passion, immerse yourself in it, and only build your own path and way to do things as you go. So you can gain self-confidence, and lessons, and character, and forge that uniqueness in your personality. This is how you grow love, happiness, and that feeling of success in yourself without feeling anxiety and neediness for someone else or for society’s systems. And this brings you great creativity as well, because this makes you able to find solutions on your own, and able to see your own attachments and neediness, and because this helps you to become less stubborn and quicker to learn life lessons. And that, obviously, shines a big problem too. The problem that many of us carry, because many learn life lessons too slowly, and others don’t even learn anything. So be aware of all this.


Thanks for reading. FREE fantasy/mystery novel. And please check out the book trailers for my YA fantasy/mystery novel titled “BENJAMIN JONES – The Call of The Shaman.

If you liked them, get the #1 in the series “BENJAMIN JONES” here. FREE to download:

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Childhood.

It is in childhood the programming and energy built into our more mature years.

Think about the adult’s mind. Think about what it contains. And know that it is the beginning of this mind what matters most. The beginning of this mind is childhood.

It is extremely important to influence a nurturing and creative part in the growing mind of a child. No matter what your likes are as a parent. No matter how close you are with your own family now as an adult. You must give this to the child. You must nurture his mind, and when you do this think about the example, the influence, the mental food you are feeding him; because when he is an adult he will choose and understand life according to this food, example, and influence you gave him in his childhood. Give him freedom, knowledge, morality, truth, love:

1- The child must read good books,

2- Maybe play a few video games which expand his imagination,

3- Visit his grandma and other family often,

4- And taught to be close and nurture animals whenever possible.

This was my childhood growing up. I used to read, play video games, take a few drawing classes in my neighborhood, visit my grandma and play with my dog at her house. But I am not putting myself as the example to follow here. I am saying that in childhood is very important to be aware of what we feed the young mind. When you see adults bullying others. When you see politicians and businessmen extremely greedy and immoral. When you see people addicted to sex, to drugs, to alcohol, to immoral thinking and ways of behaving. All this stems from a childhood which lacked good examples and freedom to learn to think for yourself.

As one grows up and leaves childhood things change, life gets tougher; and so, that is why your mind expansion as a kid is extremely important. As a child, the mind is like a sponge; and everything you learn, and everything which influences your mind, is transferred to your subconscious and it becomes your programming as an adult. So, a person who has not developed and nurtured a healthy and creative mind in childhood then, when he/she becomes a grown up the mind is easily influenced by immoral and toxic ideas and habits, and the person’s understanding of him/herself and of life gets affected greatly, and so they suffer more in life–physically and emotionally. Be aware of all this.


And it is that time again, fellas. Time to get creative and expand your minds. Time to be entertained and a little bit more joyful. Choose your book, or books. Visit these incredible book promos. Fantasy, sci-fi, romance, horror, steampunk, etc:


And down below watch the 2nd book trailer for my YA fantasy/mystery “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.”


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Magic in the pages

Goodreads:  

“If you’re looking for an epic quest with danger, creatures, great magic, come seek the orb with Benjamin Jones.” ~ J. Grant.

I wanted to bring real awakening and fantasy together. My purpose is to entertain and create new worlds, new epic adventures which make us dream and ponder the unknown; but also my purpose is to bring to the light many hidden things in life, help with guidance, and go in deep into a self-realization in each of us.

Please check out the new video for my #1 in the series:  “BENJAMIN JONES.  The Call of The Shaman.” 

Get it on Amazon:

#2 “BENJAMIN JONES – The Return of The Gods” is coming soon.

THANKS FOR READING. SEE YA IN THE PAGES...

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Time to wake up

What is the secret to creativity, to love, to happiness, to a better and more talented you…??

What are dreams if not to be brought unto creation…??

Dreamers are the greatest, the visionaries, the more capable in their own lives. That’s vitality and intelligence. To dream is to create in your mind. The greater the creativity, the more able to understand yourself and the world; thus, the greater the capacity in you to become love and happiness in life. The greater the creativity, the greater the capacity to irradiate that love and happiness into another’s life as well. And reality is understood and lived by the dreamer, who not only dreams but creates in his mind and through his actions. How many people out there have addictions, and great greed, and lack of self-love and acceptance, and all kinds of self-inflicted hurt?? It is because reality is distorted by their anxious minds. Creativity’s growth is the cure.

This requires self-discipline, which means having a vision and not deviating from it, which means not giving in to impulses and foolish influences from society, from family, from friends, from traditions and culture. Life is asking you for this. If you fail in this, no matter your age, that is when you feel that everything is against you, that you are neglected, that your path in life has no meaning, that you are lost and lonely, and then you give up wholly. But all it takes is that you recognize this in yourself right now and change, become more disciplined and stop playing the game of copying others and matching their lifestyles, to then become more creative in your own life.

Life is not about following rules and copying what somebody else does without questioning yourself. I am not talking about any rebellious nonsense, nor about any conspiracy theory and philosophy of anarchy; but about self-inquiry to think deeply about why you think and feel the way you do, why you crave what you crave, what is the rationality behind your habits. I am talking about the increase of your self-knowledge and creativity, your mental expansion and your emotional capacity for creating your own thought and feel pattern. Not following news, politics, celebrities, the latest trends, what they do or don’t do; but it’s about individuality and your vision to create your own life and path in it. It’s time to wake up.


And it’s time for a good, old book-a-thon. Increase that creativity by reading great fantasy, sci-fi, horror, dystopia, romance, and discovering new thoughts, feelings, worlds: