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Keep on moving

It’s easy to become frustrated and angry with others, with life and with ourselves even. You try your best and it doesn’t come out the way you expected it. Or you put effort, time, desire into something; but at some point things begin to fall apart. Well, it is frustrating indeed; but, frustrating or not, your duty is to observe and learn. And let’s not make excuses. There is always something to learn. Sometimes we don’t want to accept it, or even recognize in our minds that we failed at something; but the truth will set us free, and it shall also help us become better in life. Hurt, pain, disappointment, frustration. These are there for a reason. Don’t drown in sorrow, but be patient and humble enough to see and study that reason.

A series of small steps. Daily. Life is all about small steps. That is how love, happiness, success is experienced, felt, embraced in you. Don’t be impulsive. Don’t think you can’t. Start with the small things. Don’t just have in mind the big picture, but have in mind the small steps that’ll get you where you want to be. It’s about commitment and enjoying the process of self-transformation. For years, I couldn’t see this. Heartbreaks. The death of my father. Financial problems. And many more things made me feel like a failure, and not even able to look forward and claim a better future. But slowly, through much hardship, I learned that life is all about determination and purpose. It is about taking daily the small steps towards my goals, towards what I want.

And for this we need patience and much more courage. Courage to see through our own sorrows and hardships. Courage to deny the negative thoughts and feelings we may have. Courage to stop following the rest and paying attention to the opinions they carry of us. Because in order to better your life, you must better yourself. Day by day. Slowly. Committed to change your thoughts, your feelings, your behaviors in life. You have to focus on a new purpose, on something which brings you passion, and a process of self-transformation. You want something, and the secret to getting it is in focusing on the small steps towards building that something. But always moving on, not staying with the old. Old relationships. Old ways of believing. Old habits. Leave it all behind. And create the new. Create yourself anew. Life is always evolving, so you evolve with life as well.


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I really hope you enjoy the story if Amazon chooses you. Or if they sent it already. Thanks again. Creating stories to help and entertain is my passion. I have found my passion, and I am committed to it.


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Full of confidence

 “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” 

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

There is no worst enemy than one’s self-pity. There is no greater obstacle you bring to yourself than overthinking and analyzing something to death. Life is to be lived with courage, the successful life that is. But, of course, we all feel lack of confidence, some self-pity, maybe sadness about ourselves and where we’re going in life at times. Or perhaps, when one is lacking self-awareness, we tend to secretly compare ourselves to others. That is human and we all do it. But the truth is that this kind of mental behavior does not help us in any way. We human beings are meant to be ourselves, unique; and it is why each of us has a different experience, each of us feels different, each of us carries our own styles and ways of thinking.

This might sound harsh, but a great life is only for the brave among us. By brave I mean the ones who leave our pasts behind, the ones who are absolutely ourselves, the ones who do put importance to what others think and feel about us. It is my life and I experience and learn from myself, for myself.

This is not selfishness. This is empowering ourselves. This is saying ‘I create what I want, with patience, with courage, with love for myself; and it might go against what society teaches and does, but still it is all about my happiness, growing in character and in confidence.

The fact is that we are what we daily think. If we daily think we can’t do something, or be something, or achieve something, than we are that. And we so become what we daily think. Because what we daily think about ourselves becomes great part of our subconscious, which means it becomes who we are in all situations in life. Life is no more than this. Life becomes this. What I do is to be positive in spite of whatever goes on around me. People do not matter because they cannot live your life. Each one of us lives our own. So focus on your life. What do you think about yourself right now?? How is that helping you?? Why do you think that?? Are you comparing yourself to others?? Are you living in past mistakes?? Are you living in past, hurtful memories??


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Slaying monsters.

So, what is life…?? And what is your purpose in life?? Too often, we might think that these are very personal questions, and they certainly are. No one can tell you what your purpose is, or what life is. Not even your mother. This is something very personal that you discover as you mature mentally and emotionally. But to discover it, you need a sense of curiosity and adventure. Curiosity and adventure to do what you must and explore the unknown to you.

Because your mind might make you fearful, intimidated, shy before something or someone. This fear might cripple you, make you feel worthless or hurt some way. The nights are long and the days torture when you cower or belittle yourself. These are, of course, barriers; and they are meant to be there. Be glad they are there. Be aware that they are there to help you forge yourself. Life is a big test, and they are its tools to test you.

So, in order to feel true happiness and love, you must be befriend these barriers. Why…?? Because, if you don’t befriend them and keep them as your enemy instead, then your mind will live in a state of constant anxiety. And what does anxiety do…?? It cripples you, it takes over your immune system and it makes you ill. It also gives you bad mood swings, it makes you feel paranoid like life and everyone is against you. So, conquer your fears by making them your friend; and by doing what you must without excuses.

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The Greatest Exploration

Life can be dauting, and that is the challenge and opportunity to become better. Sometimes things seem like they cannot be done, because someone else had a bad experience with it, or because many have not achieved anything in that field; however, we are all different and have different capacities. And the best, we learn as we go. You cannot know until you start.

And once you start, commit to it faithfully. Let no one tell you that you can’t, or that it cannot be done. Remember, learn through the process, break barriers, and become better as you go. To become better is why you are here, not to stay as you are. Life is exploration, and exploration requires courage and a love for your own development.


And if you enjoyed that, please take a moment to visit my work.  I write about self-development, the poetry of the better life, love and relationships.

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REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “It allowed me to see another explanation of love..with a touch of humor i was able to find a sensible place to kick back to enjoy knowing I have always been Loved!!  YOUR advice is like finding a treasure. Thank you so much sharing!”

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU.” A book about love and relationships.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 1). A book about self-esteem and individuality.

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An Eternity of Love.

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Courage is the absence of attachment to fear; for fear is a strong vibration which we must transmute in order to use in our advantage.  Attachment to fear then is what brings any frustration, anxiety, and lack of peace in the mind; therefore, attachment must go.

Due to a life without attachments arises real love, the essence of it all, the profound connection to intelligence, harmony, and true relationship.  True relationship then, being the heart of existing as a human creature, must be true love, which is life without attachments; for any attachment brings fear, and if there exists any fear then love is not.

Love then brings everything good and moral, like courage, integrity, emotional openness, freedom to be, and all harmony in the mind and life of the person.  Now, one must see the difference between love and pleasure, because the mundane world does not know the difference and so infects everyone with this terrible ignorance:

Love brings no fear and anxiety whatsoever to the mind, and in fact if you are experiencing any sort of fear in your life right now then there is lack of love.  And love is not an emotional roller coaster either, so analyze how you feel each moment to know where you stand in life.

Pleasures bring you pleasant experiences as well, but opposite to love they bring you also anxiety, stress, obsessions; for pleasure is limited to your human activities in time–human activities are designed by the ego, whether balanced ego or not it is never perfect.

But one certainly has to watch out for this, because most people today, in total ignorance, expect pleasures to be love; however, love is not limited to an activity of the ego or the mind–and, not being limited, love is perfect, but pleasures are not.

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Strength. Courage. Passion.

You do not need to show who you are supposed to be to the world, because to do this is to fill your mind with fear–fear of not being liked or respected by others if you do not meet their expectations, fear of being less than others, etc. etc.
“A Great Man is Always Willing to Be Little.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

A great man, or woman, gets his/her strength from the magic within; and there is no need to seek displays of arrogance, violence, passions, and all egoistical activities, outwardly.  All must be self-discovered, worshiped in oneself; for all eternity lies in the content of our very cells, of our very atoms, and nothing lies outside it.  And what happens if you seek love and happiness, strength and courage, confidence and resolution, in outward activities, in your interaction with others, in displays of any kind out there…??  You fill your mind with lies to tell yourself, and feelings which won’t last; thus, you become attached, addicted to these outward displays.  Because they make you feel part of the collective, part of something meaningful, they give you some pleasure your ego holds as precious.  But is it really precious…??

It seems to me that life is a flowing river, rich and never-stopping waters, always moving and bringing change–whether your mind labels this change as right or wrong, fair or unfair.  And because you must flow with life, you must become life, as one must become one with one’s partner when truly in love with that someone, then you have to discover life within yourself by self-inquiry, by inner contemplation.  Courage, Strength, Passion, are natural “qualities” of God, of your soul, of your very being; and they cannot be found in the ego by the display of your ignorance, to be liked by others and to show your worth, your beauty, your uniqueness to the world….  The prayer, the worship, the meditation, the seeking, the discovery–all goes inside, it is created inside, and none of it outside.  And whosoever understand this in his heart (not solely in the intellect!), understands life itself then…

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The Secret.

Amidst the turmoils of the world, of your everyday life, there is need to be strong; but this strength must come from within you, your only place for refuge which is eternal, unchanging, truthful.  Beyond the pettiness of the ego which always wants to compete and win over the ignorance of others, you must find yourself, free yourself and get the energy you need to face your day.  This must be your temple, and so you have to honor it by making a daily practice of visiting these eternal waters in you–i.e., waters of youth, waters of true alchemy and high conscience on which you can always rely.  This is the secret to be yourself, strong, unique, confident; thus to be love and happiness by making it a daily practice, to visit your inner self, quiet your thinking and connect with your emotions.

“The secret.”

Beautiful women wonder where my secret lies,
For I ever rise over the fools which begin fights.
Wise men come to me for pleasant conversation,
For I give them deepness without frustration.

And the secret has existed for ages and ages;
The common mind had erased it from the pages.
It is in the fire of the human soul where you find
Confidence, strength, the love which does bind.

Can you allow it to speak in a retired place
Surrounded by peace and harmony…??
Can you quiet your thoughts in the midst
Of your mental storms fearlessly…??

That is the secret: To discover your place of love.
That is the key: To free yourself and fly like a dove.
To be strong is to rise over your own ego and fear.
To be strong is to always find within you good cheer.

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The voices…

“What if I cannot do it??”  “And what if he/she does not return my feelings??”  “My life is already too difficult and I cannot do more!”  “What if they do not like me??”  “What if they don’t take me seriously??”  “What if I am not good enough??”  “I cannot accomplish my dreams ever.”…  Too many “What if” and “cannot,” don’t you agree…??  So, let us think with clarity stepping out from any fear your mind might have, just for a moment–  Who says “What if” and “cannot”…??  Who brings you down…??  Who gives you these defeating ideas and fears which keep your body paralyzed…??  Is it your mind/your ego/the one who likes to keep the status quo and things as they are…??
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And we can all agree that sometimes, just a few times, fear may help us get inner strength and maybe also get some good analysis and critique of our situations; nevertheless, you must see that it can also cripple you and make you feel worthless, it can degrade you and tell you lies through overthinking and images of really damaging and speculative imagination.  And imagination is a divine gift but also a curse.”  Think about this for a second.  Realize what it means for yourself.

Your ego does not know the real you, your mind is the content of the world, the content of your experiences, the content of what you have been taught and given by example since childhood; thus, your mind cannot actually see reality, it cannot see you and all you are.  Your mind is in charge to protect you, and that is why it is bound to keep you safe and sound by not allowing you to see all you could be and accomplish if you dare say “I love you” to someone, or “I am a god or goddess” to yourself in all situations, or “I will get this!” to your passionate drive, or “I can overcome all my losses and challenges” to your aching heart or to the ego who produces this pain.

The ego works with imagination, your mind is imagination–imagination to create, to find greater ways to love, to accomplish more.  But imagination which is not controlled or disciplined, but ruled by your ego, is tyranny which enslaves you and keeps you chained to a mental desk; it brings out voices of despair, of sadness, of misery, of hopelessness…  This you must see and discipline your mind so you do not fall onto this trap; because you must recognize between the voices of your ego and the whispers of your Higher Self…
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Incorruptible!

What is character…??  Is it only showing goodness to people, going out and doing charity work, giving blessings to everybody, showing that you care and that you are a saint…??  Is character something of your ego, something which may change at any given time–i.e., “I change my character with certain people,” “I love you but not them,” “I act this way now but tomorrow my character will change”…??

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No, character is not something which depends on your environment or on the people around you, thus your character must not be corrupted by your emotional moods; so think of your character as something divine, unchangeable, because it really is–opposite to what most ignorant people think it is.

For example, you carry truth and you guide yourself by truth, thus you do not gossip, you do not blame and attack others.  But let’s say one day your friends are gathered doing just this, being obnoxious; and so they call you to be with them.  You do not start gossiping with them just because you want them to like you, but you embrace your divine character, the truth which guides your conscience.  You are your true self alone, with them, and with everybody.

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And where does true character start strengthening itself and growing…??  It grows within you, when you are alone, stressed, moody, pressured by your life’s problems.  If you can build and strengthen character by yourself, alone, in your own mind, then, in all situations, you can be a light unto others and you will also remain true to your higher self.  Character is loving truth, loving yourself–not your ego, but the being underneath it.  Divine character is not a display of kind words and gentle activities with others, but it is how you carry yourself with yourself–i.e., how loving you are with yourself in self-talk, how truthful you are with yourself with matters of health and all morality, how understanding you are in life’s difficult situations, etc. etc…  A divine character is a strong character which will not bend or be corrupted by anything at all.  Can you understand this and put it into practice…??

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The Habits of The Strong.

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One cowardly person came to a master of martial arts and asked to teach him bravery.  The master looked at him and said, “I will teach you only with one condition:  for one month you will have to live in a big city and tell every person that you meet on your way that you are a coward.  You will have to say it loudly, openly and looking straight into the person’s eyes.”
This person got really sad, because this task seemed very scary to him.  For a couple of days he was very sad and thoughtful, but to live with his cowardice was so unbearable that he traveled to the city to accomplish his mission anyway.  At first, when meeting the passers, he quailed, lost his speech and couldn’t contact anyone; but he needed to finish the master’s task, so he began to overcome himself.  When he came up to his first passer to tell about his cowardice, it seemed to him that he would die from fear–he was trembling, anxious, and even feeling some physical pain out of his mental fear.  But then his voice sounded louder and more confident with every passing day.  Suddenly came a moment, when the man caught himself thinking that he wasn’t scared anymore; and the further he continued doing the master’s task, the more convinced he was that the fear was abandoning him for good.
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That way a month had passed.  The once-cowardly person came back to the master, bowed to him and said, “Thank you, master. I finished your task.  Now I’m not afraid anymore.  But how did you know that this strange task will help me…??” 
The wise teacher smiled and said, “The thing is that cowardice is only a habit.  And by doing the things that scare us, we can destroy the stereotypes and come to a conclusion that is actually real of who we truly are.  And now you know that bravery is also a habit.  And if you want to make bravery a part of yourself, you need to move forward into the fear.  Then the fear will go away, and bravery will take its place.”


So, remind yourself always that habits shape who you are as a human being.  As a spiritual being, obviously, you are perfect–strong, determined, wise, confident, talented.  But as a human being only good, thoughtful and serious habits can mold you into this superior human being filled with confidence and bravery to do anything you desire with a good heart.

So, pay attention to what you do from the moment you wake up to the moment you close your eyes to sleep, be disciplined, do what makes your ego uncomfortable, do what is right for your growth and not what you desire on a stupid whim…  Beat your fears.  They are just thoughts…
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