All we have is today and hope to see tomorrow. I’ve had more terrible days then good ones. I want to make the most out of every day since we never know if we will see tomorrow. I’m talking high energy, positive vibrations, and just reaping all the good the universe has to offer. What are some things you guys to do prepare for the day? What are some routines and rituals you do to ensure you’ll get the most out of today? How do you really seize the fucking day?
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, Lao Tzu said. And that’s how every day should be too. Perhaps other people have grand plans, but when I wake up I look at the sky, wait for my laziness to subside, and greet the day with a warm smile since so many fail to even wake up. After that, I pay attention to everything I do, even if it’s trolling the internet or having lunch or going out for a smoke on the beach. Mindfulness in every step will help you pay attention to your feelings, your senses, your surroundings and even your unconscious habits. It may not necessarily make your days better but you will know how every part of the day goes, and this will lead to more control in how you transition through the day. The journey to wellbeing is neither narrow nor impossible – you just gotta take it one step at a time :)
Four concepts that have been helping me lately:
1) “Indeed happiness is a choice not a reaction to a stimulus.” – thanks to @lesterxp for this one!
2) Relabeling the sensation I used to call ‘anxiety.’ I now call it ‘opportunity’ and it had made a big difference.
3) Doing and saying and being who I want. Damn the consequences. I talk openly about my love for psychedelics and zany concepts of consciousness and how the majority of society are living their lives locked into a neurosis. I’m finding it is a litmus test for who I really want to be around anyway. It scares away the people I couldn’t talk about anything but the weather with and intensifies relationships with people as crazy as I am.
4) Been tripping on a video that @ijesuschrist posted that has me out early today pretending I’m a sociologist or archeologist from the future examining the world around me in a scholarly way. All I can say is that it is making the mundane remarkable and bringing out an empathetic love for humanity and technology. I’m even sketching and taking field notes. Far out. Thanks JonH.!
Above all radiate the light. Love and peace on your journey.
Yeah, Jon is a leader too, just not for High Existence anymore. He’s one of my favorite badasses. :)
Basically, people that make you wonder what everyone else is doing.
Oh! I just wrote today again. Why not share?
Here it is:
He woke up and decided to do something different
He decided to do something no one wants to expect from him
He drank, he dreamt of being productive, but didn’t dream enough of being dreaming
He corrected that mistake and was more productive
Everyone else had other plans.
Poetic truth. I love it. Except my day stated with caffeine and benzos. Forced out of the house I was freeloading/couch surfing this morning because the hired (not by me) cleaning person was coming. Afraid to be outside because it is 95 and oppressively humid (and I’m too lazy to go to the beach that is only 5 miles away.) I now cower in a Starbucks which I abhor openly but secretly love for its civility. Planning out the day full of things I’ll never do. And also planning and cataloging the world wide adventures in my ‘wanderlust list’ that I’ll probably also never do…. Although i impulsively surprise myself one in a while. Scuba diving, skydiving, and ultralight flying are only an hour away. And terribly distracted by the women in the lime green dress sitting near me. Trying to decide between taking more xanax or going for a run in an air conditioned gym. Or for lack of access to psychedelics at the moment thinking of going to see guardians of the galaxy in imax 3d because I saw it yesterday and it was truly awesome creating a monumental CGI alice in wonderland world that was far better then real life and rivaled oculus rift virtual reality in its sheer mind bendingness. Still if I had my druthers and any confidence I tell the women in green how beautiful she was and how she’s been distracting me for hours and then walk away…
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
Trying’ stick my fucking dick in a mannequin’s ass.
No need for Xanax.
I’m actually a son of a… (this has to be censored for privacy terms and regulations)
You don’t really need confidence to tell anyone anything. In fact, the only thing you need is not being confident as much as that special “not anyone”. You need to keep walking away. To that special front of your sight. To the reason you want to write. And talk. About anything. Releasing your pressure, what’s in front of you is going to be more clear and scary. And real. More reasons to talk, less reasons to share why you didn’t.
The difference between a storyteller who never got frustrated and a piece of shit is that the storyteller was also overcoming.
You don’t have a wanderlust list. You have a desperate need for good memories list, but lack action. So much to say. So little to show.
I don’t even know what to say except fuck off. You think you know me. I doubt you know yourself. I’ve done epic shit in my life and don’t look back. Go enjoy your mannequin and day. Truly brother I have nothing but love for you. I wish you well. Tone down your shit for the sake of sanctity of this place of people sharing loving vibes. You have incredible insight to offer – especially on psychology, but you are also insolent and a thread buzz killer. Totally your call, but from someone who thinks well of you I’m offering the constructive criticism to reel it in just a little bit. Peace and love.
I’m sorry too, man, if I offended you in any way it was not my intention. I come to this watering hole to exchange good vibes with people and get insight on life. I am not blowing smoke when I say you often amaze me in a positive way with your ability to cut through an issue in few words with great clarify that makes me truly step back and reexamine my preconceived notions. I welcome that. Sometimes though you rile up negative emotions in people for no appatent reason and it is not clear why. This could just be lack of understanding on my part. If calling you friend or brother or whatever is off-putting to you then I won’t do it anymore. I whole heartedly offer an apology and peace offering. No sense in getting bogged down in negativity.
Well, I guess it’s a normal thing for you to waste people’s time and tell them you like them or something without any fucking connection.
You know, that’s what’s wrong with almost everybody. I think you’ll learn something soon if you try to keep up.