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Talking to the best

Self-talk

I’ve read in a scientific article long ago that self-talk is very important. I always remember that article because I consider self-talk extremely important in my life. Life can be extremely difficult, with many pressures and ugliness; however, the most important weapon we have against all that is our own mind–our mentality or mental state.

Good communication daily

How am I doing?? Why do I care about what others think and say about me?? What is the best step to take to accomplish my passions and goals?? Why am I being so impulsive?? I ask myself questions like these daily, and many more.

Because in order to know myself better I need to dig deep and treat me as my best friend, and that means to care for myself and be interested about myself. I must establish communication, respect, and trust with myself. It might sound silly, but, in all honesty, love and happiness will only grow in you if there is good communication daily.

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Time to choose

You can’t worship 2 masters

I’ve learned that life has its ups and downs. Sometimes it goes well, but some other times not so. Still, I’ve learned that all it takes is to focus on yourself, because if you focus on you then you can choose to be happy no matter what the situation is.

And being happy truly is a choice. Of course, if your life is not going well at the moment you might disagree. But ask yourself what mindset you choose to have: A positive mindset, or a negative mindset?? You have to choose. You can’t worship 2 masters. So, which one do you choose??

Analyze your situation

And what if you don’t choose..?? What if you’re like me when I was younger?? What if you allow yourself to be pushed and bullied by your worries, the economy, the frustration, bad relationships, etc?? Well, if you do, then perhaps without knowing you already chose a negative mindset in your current life.

I’m not who to judge. I’m just sharing my thoughts. God knows I still have a lot of insecurities and fears to fix myself, and that I struggle with every single day. But here’s this message in hopes that you can analyze your own mental situations, and so take responsibility for your choice–either a positive mindset or a negative one.

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The growth of love

Respect & Commitment

Love is experienced by our minds as a process, and it must be respected and given time to bloom under nature’s law. Love only requires 2 main components from you: Respect and commitment to make it grow.

Respect the process

Rushing into it doesn’t really help it grow. Love in relationships is like a muscle: If you go to the gym a few times, you won’t see results because the muscle fibers are working under your skin.

But if you faithfuly stick to your gym routine weeks or months, you will start to see results because now you can see your actual biceps growing. So, quiet your anxious mind and respect the process, then remain committed to the task of growing that affection, that love.

How it conquers all

Even the most heartbroken, depressed and shy among us can grow love. It is for anybody willing to respect its process and commit to it. Persist through the tough times, through the moments of self-doubt, through the anxiety and panic your mind creates at times. That is how true love becomes stronger and conquers all.

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Some Tips for Submitting Your Writing on reddit

Heartless Creatures

reddit is great.

As an aspiring author, I finally joined Twitter, set up a special Facebook account and email account, and almost on a lark, joined reddit.

I’m so glad I did.

Think of the groups you’ve joined on Facebook. reddit is kind of like that, but redittors seem more intelligent, and it’s easier to set up your own group, known as a subreddit. Except you’re not subject to Facebook notifications asking you to spend money and promote your group / profile. There are, yes, a few ads on reddit, but not that many. Plus, no clickbait.

I joined a number of different writing groups, and submitted the first chapter of my book Gay Bargain-Basement Hitman.

And I’m so glad I did.

I received excellent constructive comments, as well as my favorite overall comment, “It looks pretty well-written. I read the whole thing, which I rarely do.”

Success! Validation!…

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To your advantage…

Beginning the journey

We enter this world empty. The baby does not know his purpose and he doesn’t know about this life. As he grows up, through trial and error, he discovers many things about how to be, how to act, even how to think and feel.

But this shouldn’t stop him from looking into himself once he is an adult. As this adult, he is on his own, so he should master himself, or at least begin his journey to self-mastery. If true love and happiness is to bloom inside him, then life requires him to stop following the influence of the world and look into himself.

Using what you find within

And looking into oneself then can be scary, or it can bring you some discomfort. I know that my childhood, my youth growing up wasn’t perfect; so I lived many losses, heartbreaks and painful things. Sometimes looking inside oneself as an adult can move and bring to the surface all that pain or burden that we have from childhood.

All the hidden, subconscious trauma and personal issues we may carry around. But to get better, to heal, to move on and better your life, you must dig all this and bring it to the surface of your conscious so you can use it as strength. Painful trauma, or any negative memory we carry, is energy. Knowing how to use this energy to our advantage is the responsibility of each one of us.

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Finding purpose

The whole purpose

Sometimes we became aware of things later in life. Sometimes it takes years, even decades, for a person to discover his passion, his goals, what he really wants to pursue and work with great commitment. Sometimes life is truly difficult for us growing up, and so we discover our true strengths and capacities when we are older and more mature.

But this is just learning and discovering ourselves. At different levels, it happens to any one of us. It is the whole purpose of living. So, there is really no age number, no definite moment, to pursue your passions in life. The worst mistake you can make is to belittle yourself and say that you can’t because you’re too old, or because you have other responsibilities, or because the people around you doesn’t support you.

Finding and feeling joy and inspiration

Granted, one should always pursue with caution, with intelligence, and without being impulsive. First and foremost, one must pursue with maturity and thinking what is the best for our current lives. I, for example, became a published author in my late 30s. In my late 30s then, after much research, I discovered my strengths regarding to creative writing.

So, I blended fantasy with spirituality in my books, because I want to entertain people but also guide or help people with the burdens of life. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is that one should always stop oneself, search deep inside, and find whatever inspires you and fills you with passion. It’s not about money alone, but it’s about finding and feeling joy and inspiration in what you do.

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About loneliness…

Feeling lonely

When someone feels lonely is really because that person feels empty, even without knowing it, which means an intimate, individual purpose is lacking. See, loneliness does not come from an empty home, or from no people around, or from no special someone in your life.

Individual purpose

Loneliness comes because there is no real intimacy with yourself, which means your inner communication, kind and inspirational self-talk is not there. Try occupying your time to fix this, creating a personal purpose that does not involve others, designing daily behaviors that bring you more health of body and mind.

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After loss & heartbreak

The greatest miracle

One of the best things to discover in life is the fact that you can heal yourself. To realize that you can continue, that you can have a purpose, that you can value yourself much more, especially after loss and heartbreak. This is the greatest miracle, to find this truth in yourself. But how do you do it, or how do you find this truth in you when all you feel is pain..??

Letting go

Well, you find it by making your mind less noisy, less jugmental, less anxious, less focused on the world and the drama. I am talking about letting go of the ego which is always seeking self-pity, and always reminding you of your past hurt, and always giving you fears to start a new, exciting chapter in your life–fears of repeating the past.

A new, better mindset

See, your mindset will create your life moving forward. So, if your mind is filled by this ego, which always brings up the hurtful past and keeps you in fear, then you will only envision more hurt and disappointment for your future. But if your mind can practice, with each thought you have, self-awareness and thus let go of this weak mind state, then your very mindset will change and become stronger in time.

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‘Amos the Amazing’ by Jorah Kai

Who would think that a trip to taste the world’s spiciest ice cream could possibly take a left turn? Well, maybe you did see that one coming. But how about a left turn into a Solarpunk odyssey that melds East and West?

Amos’ ill-fated attempt to eat the world’s spiciest ice cream lands him on a trip to visit his grandparents in rural Chongqing. After discovering some interesting artifacts from his father’s childhood, Amos encounters a nine-tailed fox bent on havoc. The only way to save his grandfather and his own soul is to follow the creature into dreamland. And meet even more danger along the way.

Kai takes elements of Eastern mythology and successfully pairs them with Solarpunk to create a distinctive adventure. The quirky Amos alongside some memorable characters is both endearing and riveting.

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Occult & Paranormal

So, for the ones who haven’t seen my website yet. And for the ones interested in Children’s/Young adult’s Dark Fantasy, in Coming of Age stories, and in Occult and Paranormal book series.

This is the half-cover reveal for my next book.

“SHADOW GHOULS OF NERGUS.”

(#4 in the epic series BENJAMIN JONES)

It  was  dry,  bone  dry.  It  was  a  desert,  wretched  and  deprived  of  any  life.  It  looked  as  if  this  world  had  poisoned  himself,  as  the  earth  was  cracked  and  pale,  as  the  skies  were  grieved  and  colorless.  There  was  light  from  the  moons  and  the  suns,  weak  and  omnipresent;  but  there  was  no  warmth,  and  there  was  no  cold  either.  But  they  found  a  few  remains,  skulls,  scattered  frames  of,  perhaps,  creatures  who  had  lived  long  ago.”…

And if you’re new to my site and you havent’t read the #1 in the series. Please feel free to browse through my website. Right now “The Call of The Shaman”, #1 in the epic Dark Fantasy series is free to download for all countries… https://asarodriguez.com

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