Circumstances – Don’t Let Them Control You

Video: Circumstance can make a winner out of you or can make a loser out of you.  Your choice.  When you’re put in any given circumstance you need to choose the option that’s gonna give the best results.  Don’t let circumstances control you.  Stay healthy and creative. We are faced with daily circumstances.  “Do I run when…

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Let Love Reign

You “think” you’re doing the right thing. But the heart is deceiving. You think that you’re supporting a cause and that you’ve chosen a side . . . but you were chosen before the beginning of time. Love is confused because it’s undefined by the counter punch of the lie. Death is a phantom –…

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Brutal Truth

truth noun ˈtrüth Something which would probably upset a great many of people if it were known and made public . . . Truth. Urban Dictionary ~ How would you define truth?  Brutal honesty:  You look fat in those jeans! I’ve been processing the value of brutal honesty for awhile.  As a songwriter I always craved brutal honesty…

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Build A Fort And Dream

Mom’s favorite 400 thread count bed sheet kept falling down from my bedroom wall so I used thumbtacks instead of duct tape to pin it in place. The bedding draped from the wall then over my desk where it stretched to meet my chair. I had taped the corner of the sheet to the chair, but…

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A Bat To The Face

If I woke up in the night and someone struck me in the face with a bat as hard as they could, then I would feel tremendous pain and see the effects of the bat that hit my face. I would seek medical attention and recover. In contrast, if I went to bed one night,…

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And this is love . . .

  At the end of the day all that really maters is love. We come and go. We dine and cheer. We give and receive. Did we love? This is what carries over . . . love.

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The Dissonant Key

At times we can feel dissonant like a single, out-of-tune piano key.  We struggle to resonate in brilliance and to bring a presence of value back into our lives. Maybe we’ve been played too hard or have been abused by a hand that once moved gently but has since turned harsh.  Or maybe the maestro…

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Week Two – Perceptive People speak volumes about themselves in the simplicity of being; we only need “eyes” to acknowledge it and process it. The 2nd photo entry for my weekly Self Portrait Journal. A 52 week glimpse into the attributes of James Olmos. I see. Sometimes I sit in silence with my eyes closed.…

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Live like you were dying?

Live like you were dying  . . . I never liked that saying.  It just seems so morbid.  Live for today is another term we often hear that is suppose to encourage us to value life. We like to create reasons to endure this life instead of understanding that life is simply, breath. To live…

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Do Quotes Have Value?

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.  Mahatma Gandhi – Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948) I see quotes like this and a billion others on social networks. They communicate about how we should live, feel and act. People throw them in our virtual…

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