The Treasure Trail of Life

You want happiness, health and peace. You want awesome, juicy relationships. You want wisdom. You want power and influence. You want $MONEY$.

So at some point, you put two and two together and realize that there are some basic equations in life in order to enjoy more of these things.

It takes ENERGY to manifest these.

The more energy you put in, the more you get back. But you gotta keep putting that energy in because it doesn’t always come back how you’d expect!

Yesterday I spent 8 or so hours messing around with one of my websites. I couldn’t get in touch with my website developer for the information I needed, so, resorting to Google, I read through tens of articles, blogs, forums and help-sections of different websites, looking for answers to solve my problem. (Raise your hand if you’ve been there ;p).

From one website I’d learn a little something that would make me search for something else. Then from that clue, I’d start reading up on another idea. Maybe that idea would get me closer, maybe not, but eventually, after hours of investment, I got exactly what I was looking for! The successful feeling was fabulous, as you can probably imagine. And now, I’m ready to start looking for my next clue, haha.

It got me thinking: if you take a little snippet of your life, maybe, for positivity’s sake, a day where you feel pride and accomplishment from your activities, observe that it COULD be a metaphor for your life.

Your life will be like a treasure trail. You’ll be constantly going from one clue to the next in an exciting journey of frustration and triumph over and over again. It’s exciting because there’s always more, there’s always another story, always another opportunity to experience bliss.

And as your consciousness increases, and as you begin vibrating at a higher frequency on this upward spiral of growth and acceptance, of integrity and love, every day, even more, you embrace the treasure trail for what it is: the most goddamn incredible gift ever.

Yes, You’re Scared. That’s OK.

You do it because you give yourself no other option.

You do it despite the thousands of thoughts streaming by in your head telling you not to.

You do it because given the alternative, you’ve learned to prefer this side of pain.

So you take a deep breath. You exhale slowly.

You knock on that door. You talk to that client. You take that risk. You risk NOT getting the result you’re looking for.

You risk making someone else feel negative emotions. (<–that’s a big one for me!)

You risk looking stupid.

And sometimes all of that comes true.

And sometimes you get exactly what you want.

Usually, it turns out that that thing you got–it was exactly what you were focusing on.

What are you focusing on?

What would need to happen in order for you to realize you care less about the failure than you do about the success?

Love,

Aaron

Knocking on Poe's Door
Knocking on Poe’s Door (Photo credit: edenpictures)

The World is a Reflection of You!

However you view yourself, that is how you will view the world, and vice versa!

If you think the world sucks, then you may have not yet admitted that you feel the same way about yourself.

Now, just because you FEEL this way, doesn’t mean that it must be permanent.

In fact,  according to a lot of the newest research, feelings/emotions only really last for around 4 seconds.

Feelings FEEL like that’s all there will ever be while they’re happening, but, of course, they always give way to new feelings.

So recognize all this for what it is.

You feelings/emotions are a message.

They’re a direct response based on your current interpretation of events. And you will be held accountable for what you “know.”

For example, if I “Know” that I should be doing my homework and studying for a big test coming up, but I’m choosing NOT to do this, there’s probably no way I’ll feel at my peak emotional enjoyment state.

I can try to pretend that nothing is wrong or that it’s not that important, but deep down, your emotions always tell the truth based on what you believe.

So accept it! Accept your emotions right where they’re at, because they are exactly the emotions/feelings you should be feeling right now based on your current interpretation of the world.

And remember to keep learning and growing and surrounding yourself with people who already have the results you’re looking for.

Because it could be that your current “interpretation” of circumstances and “reality” is the problem—–not the emotions.

Love,

Aaron

Unsexy Actions Lead to Sexy Results

It’s not sexy to sit here and come up with a topic for my blog tonight.

It’s not sexy to study grammar and look up new words in the dictionary.

It might SOUND sexy to meditate every day for 20 minutes, but when it comes to actually DOING it, EVERY FUCKING DAY, I’ll clear it up for you: it’s NOT sexy.

It’s not sexy to spend HOURS reading books every week.

It’s not sexy to spend another 15 minutes every morning writing 24 endings to sentence stems in order to increase your consciousness and self-esteem.

It’s not sexy to invest years into learning how to run a business and painstakingly trying different angles in order to get a little edge on the competition.

It’s NOT sexy to go out and meet new girls every night of your life. (OK, some nights are sexier than others).

It’s not sexy to PUT IN YOUR TIME.

It SEEMS sexy to go out and inebriate yourself, and fuck around, watch movies, do coke, and be up on the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

But unless you DO THE WORK that no one else wants to do, you won’t be sexy for long. You’ll get old. And then your life will suck.

So here’s to doing the right thing.

Here’s to SUCKING THE DICK of doing the right thing.

And here’s to the long-term result of being sexier than all of you fuckers who won’t.

All You Need is Love

“All ya need is love, love, love….”

And it’s true!

Except for when it’s not.

Love can no more exist without fear, than hot can exist without cold.

Ultimately, love is something that you DO by making a conscious choice to focus on your own and others’ gifts, by accepting that whatever is, is perfect (even the desire to change as being perfect), and by choosing to guard our compassion. Because love is an action, a verb, now it means something.

It’s not enough to choose to love the “good” parts.¬†Because without the “bad” parts, we wouldn’t even be aware that there were good parts! The contrast provides the choice. The choice provides the responsibility. The responsibility is the foundation of Autonomy, and autonomy is freedom. When you’re free (and your mind is always free) you’re responsible for your own decisions/choices. And that means that your choices matter. Your choices have meaning, significance, and implications for good and/or bad feelings resulting to yourself and others.

Again, everything is perfect, just as it is, even your desire to change.

So all you need is to CHOOSE love, and at the same time, be grateful that choice exists.

That choice is what gives love power.

Without that choice, we’d just be circuits and breakers.

However, it’s a lot harder to put all of that ^^^ into a song!