introspection, Mindfulness, Society, Uncategorized

Truth in a Vacuum

Truth isn’t something that’s accepted lightly. It’s infuriating. When you are confronted with a truth about yourself, you become angry. It’s a classic reaction to the shattering image you once held. Your ego doesn’t like to be wrong, and it hates to be shown its own reflection.

Truth is not something that you can pass judgment on. It is neither good nor bad. It simply is. Time and time again you’ve been presented with a challenge to overcome. Sometimes this challenge is quaint, and sometimes the obstacle appears as a mountain. However, this challenge is presented to you so that you can evolve into a higher being. You evolve into something that thinks differently. This is not your ego. Your ego is the persona you’ve built to define who you believe yourself to be.

You may think that you’ve solved whatever issues have come to you in the past, but life continues to cycle you through similar trials and tribulations. When you awaken to the truth, you will be mad. You will deny it. You will try and fight it, but you cannot escape this cycle. You will only repeat it, again and again. The only way to break out of this cyclic nature is to become self-aware. This isn’t your average self-awareness that makes you check for your phone and keys every time you leave the house. This is a self-awareness that makes you an active participant with the thoughts that you allow. Why would you continue living life doing the same things? Denying, worrying, stressing, and so on… Why continue to play passive, and make excuses for all your short comings?

Life is a cycle. We cycle through the same thoughts over and over again. Nothing can be truly vanquished. Wars, protests, movements, etc.. all seem to explode out during certain seasons. They’re hallmarks of the common thoughts and thinking processes that most humans cycle through. The world will never be a perfect place, because that is not what it’s meant to be. Perfect is a reality we can strive for, but the basis of our understanding in this world stems in what we invest the most energy.

Perfect is a reality we can strive for, but the basis of our understanding in this world stems in what we invest the most energy.

If you spend most of your time believing in negative outcomes/conflict, then expect negative outcomes and conflicts. If you spend the majority of your time believing in optimistic thoughts, then expect positive results. Your mind will seek that which comforts it the most. If your mind is normalized to something, it always looks for that which reinforces its notions about life. The world that we live in was built in order for you and I to have obstacles, dilemmas, challenges, injustices, and so on. A world without any of this would require little or lack of effort. A world without an adversary is a world with no change. Evolution on a grand scale wouldn’t work.

Within this life, in this reality, you are facing problems head on. You are the “mastermind” of your life. You can make decisions, fail, try again, and within that you learn something beautiful about yourself. Some aspect of you needed to experience this life exactly as you are now, no pampering or easing your way into it. You were thrown into this fast spinning pit that can change at any given moment. Don’t be afraid to seek truth, you should always question yourself and your actions. Why do I continue doing the things that I do? Life works from the inside out. if you really want to experience what all life has to offer, work from within.

introspection, Mindfulness, Society, Uncategorized

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Do you realize that you are alive in the greatest time? We are living in one of the best times in history. One day our descendants will look back, and they’ll be amazed at how much we’ve accomplished. As a member of Generation Z, the reality of life seems bleak. We are experiencing: the grave effects of climate change, the rise of Trumps/Bolsanoros/Jinpings/Dutertes, and an ever-widening wealth disparity. There appears to be no hope.

We can all agree that the days of our parents and grandparents are over. Student loan debt, fleeting job market, evolving pathogens, etc… It’s not surprising that depression and anxiety are common amongst people. This world has a way of making you forget who you are, or why you are alive. Maybe there’s some “toxin” in the air or food. However, I’m here to tell you that we have the power to course-correct.

The future is ours. We have at our disposal a vast amount of: knowledge, technology, time, and energy. How are you using yours? No two minds think alike. We are at the edge of life as we know it. Abundance, creativity, and expansion are all characteristics of our universe. One day you’ll wake up with a new mentality, or a different outlook. Life won’t seem scary. It will feel like you belong, because you are here to do something of significance. The post title is so that whomever reads this can finally see themselves as the author of their own story. There is much more to be written.