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Enjoy it now

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

Life can be complicated. One might live with confusion. What to do?? I don’t have the money I need. The deadline is coming! What choice do I make?! What did I do wrong?? And many more like this. So many of us live constantly in our heads, in our busy and anxious minds; and this is what we must realize in ourselves. Nothing matters more than realizing this in life, because in order to live and enjoy fully our moments we need to understand that love and happiness is not in the chase we do. It’s not in money, even though we live in a society and we must pay for what we consume. It’s not in seeking better education and thinking about future exams and study, even though it is important to design a good future in society.

It is now. The joy, the love, the value is now. In the things, relationships, situations you have. It is about paying attention to all this. And it doesn’t really matter if we have much or not. And it doesn’t really matter if we live in a paradise or not. And what about the kind of job we have?? It doesn’t matter either. The only thing that can get us to real joy is our own attention. Attention into what our lives are now. Find the passion, the positivity, the motivation, the purpose and value in you by always taking time to enjoy and bring positive attitude to your current situation, moment, people around you.

When my mind goes into the future, thinking about certain outcome, pondering what I could get. Or when my mind goes to the past, asking myself what went wrong, what did I do, why something failed. When this happens then, I instantly focus on getting away from this and putting all my energy in the now, in my family, in my writing, in being with my dog, in enjoying a nice day outside, etc. etc. Because it is natural that the mind will always pull us one way, making us feel anxious, chasing money, hunting for better opportunities; but it is our responsibility to shift our attention and love ourselves and our lives now. Without questioning. Without making excuses. Just live it, enjoy it now.


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See yourself.

Your own ignorance, your own lack of insight into yourself is keeping you down. You might carry loneliness, resentment, guilt, self-pity, jealousy; but all these are just manifestations of your own ignorance. Your ignorance lies in not knowing who you are and what you can accomplish. Your own dreams and greater possibilities rest in your grasp, but your attention on the tragic, on the sad, on the anxiousness, on the frustration with yourself is what deviates you from the bigger picture. The bigger picture being what’s beyond all this negativity you keep feeding. And negativity is what you have to learn to let go.

When I say ‘you,’ I mean ‘we’; because any of us needs to remind ourselves that all thoughts of despair appear and become strong in us only if we lack self-awareness. Lack of self-awareness is lack of insight into myself, into my strengths, into my better self. For example, if I go through something difficult in life, this doesn’t mean that I should overwhelm myself with self-pity and frustration; and so let my life become worse and even more difficult in the future through my feelings of despair. These feelings of despair that I have allowed into myself, that I have created really, mark who I am to myself; and how I see myself.

One thing to understand is that how I see myself is everything in life. So, ask yourself: Do I see myself patient, committed, able…?? Do I believe that my life will turn around if I believe in myself even through hardship…?? Do I lack real insight and understanding of my own strengths and capacities…?? Why should I feel depressed because things right now are not going as I expect…?? Life is based on asking yourself these questions, with honesty, with desire for true answers. I know that most of us ignore these questions, but in reality the answers to these questions may give us strength and insight into how we really feel. It is all about how we feel. Because your life is you. So, in order for life to be good, then you must feel good about it; and you must make it happen in your mind first, not wait around for some external miracle. Create the miracle yourself.


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Potential for happiness.

So, how does one choose what’s important in his life…?? How does one measure happiness?? The essence of happiness. Now, one thing to understand is that pleasure and happiness are two different things. Pleasure is something of the mind and relevant for this society, like money, like the need to form relationships, like a career, like the need to belong to a group. This could be good or bad. Your choice. But a deeper look into happiness tells us that happiness in none of these things. What happens if all these things I have mentioned are taken away…?? How would you feel if there is no money, no relationship with another, no career, no support and validation from a group??

Happiness, on the other hand, is something which exists in you, no matter what you have or do not have. Money cannot give you happiness for example. Money is good, but it can only give you pleasure. The pleasure to buy the food you like. The pleasure to support yourself and your family financially. The pleasure to travel. The pleasure to buy a computer and connect through the internet with millions of people. And all this pleasure is necessary or not in our societies, but it is not relevant to happiness. Just because you have money, a family, a career, or belong to a political or religious group, does not mean you’re happy. Happiness is in you, in your thoughts of inspiration and positivity; however, it has nothing to do with the superficial, even if important to you, achievements in society.

I have written an article which expands on our inner capacity. Please take a read. Hope you find it helpful: Strength. Courage. Passion.

This leads us to Great intelligence. This intelligence is not intellectual. This intelligence is highly moral, of your heart, and it speaks loudly of your inner spirit. Money cannot give you this intelligence. Books, family, religion, politics, cannot give you this intelligence. Because this intelligence is the capacity in you to be happy. Love and happiness. Plain and simple. You may have had a terrible childhood. You may have had a tragic trauma. You may be carrying much distress, loneliness, misery right now; however, the magic to actually be happy despite this still is in you. When you were a child, it was there. But as you grew up, the stress of this society, the stress to make money, the stress to build family life, the stress of disliking other religions and political parties affected you. You, subconsciously, without knowing, allowed it to happen. But you can still recover this if you reach deep within you, but it takes surrendering your anxious mind to your heart.

This one is about a little hope, learning through life, and the strength to do it. Thought it could be relevant as well: Thus Awaken…

Thanks for reading. If interested, read this one about the main characters of my new young adult/fantasy novel titled “BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman.” I am really proud of these characters: BENJAMIN JONES. Fiction characters.

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NONFICTION

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

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

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

“BENJAMIN JONES. The Call of The Shaman”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MBFXSR9?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420

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Need of a change

In need of a wake up call…?? In need of some inspiration and understanding??

This is a poetry review for “Need of a change,” a book by Rita Rana.

We all seek inspiration, maybe something which can guide us or wake up our inner moral compass. I know I do. This life can be deceitful, or, better put, our minds can lead us into something negative, depression, worthlessness, wrong choices, etc. By our minds I mean our egos. This poetry book is just about this. It is simple, yet very deep. I would say it is very honest about what sometimes people seem to forget. It reminds us of the right path to follow, and I think the author means to share her own life with us by connecting through her poetry.

It is not about her life per se, but the author uses an emotional tone we can all find relevant. Each poem is designed to paint a mental picture and help you think about your own life and where this one is going, in order for you to wake up and see what you must do to change for the better. All love and happiness is an inner work, and an inner success. Personally, I find this the message. It reminded me of the important things that must come first in my life. I could even add that it took me on a journey of self-discovery, because self-discovery never ends as long as you are alive; and so, books like this one can help you enormously in your journey.

So, to finalize, I really recommend this book. If you are like me, into self-development and inspiration to become a better human being, then this is definitely a poetry book worth both your time and money.

I GIVE THIS ONE 4 STARS OUT OF 5.

And these are links where you can follow the author:

Amazon author’s page: https://www.amazon.com/Rita-Rana/e/B089NTWBDD?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/RitaRana07

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ritzee.rana/about

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

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

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

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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.

REVIEW OF MY BOOKS: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”

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.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

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Love beyond the surface.

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  • Love is not something superficial.  If it were, then the world would be full of people in love, never falling into anger, never falling into violence, never making the same mistakes due to not understanding each other.  So what is true love if not the essence of us…??  We create or build relationships, but true love must be found within oneself.

  • Now, when it comes to relationships, the path of spirituality, of essence must be taken.  You must seek those who can see you for who you are, not someone who only sees your surface.  The surface is what changes–i.e., our moods, our wants, our passions, our loneliness, our frustration, our thoughts of ourselves.  But there is something which does not change.  Love.  So, seek that.  And love others who seek the same.

Review of my books: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”


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!”



“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.
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Increasing strength in life.

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  • Life can beats us hard.  Our minds can fall into dark thoughts.  And nothing might seem to us to go as expected.  This can happen to anyone of us, right…??  Life can be a roller coaster of emotions, pulling us here and there.  But, having said that, the character of a person shines through actions.  You fall, you get back up.  You don’t complain, because if you complain then negativity begins to fill your mind, and then feelings of self-pity and defeat overwhelm you.
  • It is simple, not easy; but simple.   It is all about character in life, because life in itself has no meaning; but you put a meaning to each moment you live.  And how you do this…??  By growing a strong character in myself.  If I have a strong character, then failings and challenges won’t affect me.  I will see this as a way to better myself.  This eliminates any self-pity.  But you must increase your character daily, strengthen yourself and your resolve daily.

Review of my books: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”


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!”



“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.
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Seeing through Things.

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The world fails in wisdom, fails in understanding, fails in seeing truth.  Because man is unable to see this, he creates wars, and bullying, and misunderstanding, and racism, and all kids of aberrations of the mind.  Why…??  Because all wisdom and love do not lie in living life, or in experiences.  You can have 90 years old and it wouldn’t matter.

The key is observing through things.  Not ignoring the pain one feels, but accepting it and learning from it.  If a man loses family, he, instead of depressing himself, should analyze what he feels deep inside and not label it as something bad.  All we go though is a lesson for the observer, not a punishment.

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I have written this book based on this.  That life is change.  And that change, no matter what that is, is love.  To really observe the experience of change is to find the love to learn from it, to thus change ourselves and better ourselves.  Happiness is the inspiration of love.  We must find it.

Inside my book you’ll find different topics, from self-love and self-esteem increase to successful relationships; however, you will also find the truth without coating.  I speak to you directly, not to others.  Because it’s about you.  It’s about self-transformation, not about trying to change others.

A little bit about me:

I dedicate my life to help others.  I am currently writing a fantasy YA (young adult) fiction book titled “BENJAMIN JONES.  The Call of The Shaman.”  Because I deem creativity and understanding the two most important things in life.  Without them, there is no love, no happiness.

I am also into health, as the most important source of physical life is our immune system, and I treat my body as my temple.  Check out my books below as well.  Thanks for reading.


Review of my books: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”


Reviews 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!”



“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.
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Mark of a Demon.

 

So, today I’m starting the first book review on my blog.  I already posted about it on my other social media channels.  This one I recommend.  I really liked the twists and turns, the plot, the characters.   I really enjoyed her style in writing.  And the best of all, it has a hint of perverse, but very light, very comfortable for the reader.  It is a supernatural or paranormal romance, and it is a quick read.  You won’t waste your time on this one.  

The author says, “What happens when a human girl falls in love with a mysterious demon?  Maybe their connection is much deeper than they think…  New release for only 0.99$ or FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

I don’t like to give much away, so I will say only this:  This story starts like it is not about true love, but just a normal, lustful crush.  But as the story goes on and the characters become alive, something starts to happen, emotions grow, even a reader falls in love.  And the ending is beautiful, and it is inspiring to true love.

I give it 4 stars out of 5. 

I will be reading this again, Despoina!


A little bit about the author: 

Despoina Kemeridou was born in 1996 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is studying Midwifery at the International University of Greece.

She has been into landscape photography since 2017. In her free time, she likes to draw. She started writing in 2009 and hence, understood that this is what she always wanted to do. She has self-published her first book “Fated to Meet You”, and is now working on her upcoming release, “Mark of a Demon”.

You can follow her at:

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Review of my books: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”


Reviews 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!”



“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.
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Return to the child.

 

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As children we were more in touch with our innocence, our emotions, and our playfulness to create freely.  We weren’t afraid of expressing ourselves, and we weren’t intimidated or annoyed by people’s opinions of us and of our activities.  Now, this is what we must be now as adults too.  To be ourselves and follow our hearts.

Life begins to make you depressed if the only thing you do is what you must, and you do it also complaining and in a foul mood.  A child-like mind is a mind which has no fear to express itself, and its focus is on playfulness, creativity, freedom and uniqueness, and not on the life of others.  This is something we all must follow, with full heart, with a full connection to ourselves. 

I write about issues we all live.  Life can be difficult if we don’t have the right inspiration.  Please follow me if you seek this inspiration.  And check out my books below.  Thanks.

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