Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

This entry is part 21 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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Opportunities & Blessings

View every circumstance you encounter as an opportunity (and a blessing) and your life will change in miraculous ways.

The victim mentality we are conditioned, from birth, to have will slip away. It is not possible to feel like a victim when you change your thought process to view everything as a gift. ‘Good’ and ‘bad’ circumstances no longer exist; only encounters that help you grow and prosper.

 

Quicker, Healthier Resolutions

Your temperament will change, patience will increase, and the things that used to ruin your day will no longer stop you in your tracks. They will not stop happening; rather, they will affect you less and less as time goes by. Traffic, commotion, work problems, relationship problems — Your subconscious mind will begin leading you to quicker, healthier, resolutions.

 

A Shift Of Consciousness

It is a hard shift of consciousness to attain, but well worth it. I would even go so far as to say it is the first, and most important, step on the spiritual path. It was for me anyway. It took a shit ton of practice and deep breathing to get me there too. Once I did though the effects were overwhelming. I began to realize that things were happening ‘for’ me and not ‘to’ me. That realization has been (looking back now) the backbone of every positive change I have made since.

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 23

This entry is part 16 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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Be The Giver

Be the giver…Always.

Looking to make a change?

Trying to find a way to better yourself?

Feeling spiritually drained (it happens), and not sure how to get back to the light?

Doing just that one thing (being the giver) fits every situation and will help forge your path forward every single time. It is the closest thing to a guarantee that can be given in this material world. The reason is that it forms a direct, and immediate, connection to the spiritual world.

 

Just One Condition

There is a condition you need to keep in mind. Give selflessly without expectation of anything in return.

“Oh yeah, there it is Dave…the catch!”

Sure, you can look at it like that if you like. It’s the truth though. How many times have you done something good for someone and then spent the next day or two upset because they did not return the favor, or even show a little appreciation? Was that time well spent? How many other people could you have helped in the meantime?

Karma is sometimes, but not usually, instant. You are just as likely to be rewarded (or punished) twenty years from now as you are in the moment. That is how it works so stop wasting time waiting for your reward. Stop even thinking you deserve one. Start doing the right thing strictly because it’s the right thing to do. Trust me, it will all work itself out in the end.

 

Be The Giver, No Matter What

So be the giver…always. Smile at everyone. Help everyone you see in need according to your ability to do so. Ignore the naysayers and those that think you are trying to one-up them because you are always volunteering to help. Explain to them how it works and then let them decide whether or not they want to join you on your path. If they do not then wish them well and move on, and continue being the giver.

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 20

This entry is part 13 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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Decision Making

Decision making used to paralyze me. I have gotten better at it over the years, but when I was younger the smallest decision could bind me up for hours — even days.

Now (for the most part) I make decisions with confidence and move on. I think the reason it comes so easy now is that I have finally been around long enough to know that — one way or the other — things always work out the way they should.

 

Should vs. Would

The key word is ‘should’. Shit rarely works out the way I (we) want it to, but it always works out the way it should. The clarity that comes with understanding this concept at the core of your being is a freedom that cannot be expressed.

Of course, the only way to know this is to be around long enough, get knocked down enough, and (most importantly) get back up enough. Eventually — and only if you can shed the victim mentality that we are all born with — you get the beautiful gift that hindsight was meant to give you.

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 15

This entry is part 12 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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See something say something…what about see something do something?

It’s been the mantra of people in crowded streets, malls, tall buildings, and airplanes since 9/11/11. It makes sense. It’s a good practice. It could save lives. It is also built on fear and an expectation of negative intent.

That is the world we live in, unfortunately. But what if we took that negative mantra and flipped it to the positive? I mean, keep it in mind and (of course) still say something if you see something that is off, but what if we engrained ‘see something — DO something’ into our collective unconscious as well?

Think about it. If all of us had ‘see something — do something’ playing on repeat in the back of our minds how many families would spend less time stuck on the side of the road? How many children would escape a life of abuse? How many makeshift nooses would go untied and way-to-fucking-early funerals go unplanned?

Just do something. If you see someone in need, help them. If you see someone low, lift them. If you see someone in tears hug them.

Just.

DO.

Something.

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 14

This entry is part 11 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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I Gave Up Anger

About a year and a half ago I gave up anger.

That might sound crazy, but it’s true. I made a conscious decision that I would not allow anger to control my life anymore.

 

Starting Small

I started by eliminating anger while I was driving. I used to engage in road rage like it was my job. Screaming, cursing, gesturing, tailgating—all day, every day. When I made the decision I started small. I would take short drives and consciously keep myself calm no matter what. If someone cut me off I took a deep breath. If they did not use a blinker I took another breath. If they were driving too slow I took several breaths. It took a couple of weeks, but eventually, I noticed that driving was almost a pleasant experience. After that, I started expanding the experiment into other facets of my life.

 

Forgiveness

I forgave every provocation, every slight, the moment it happened. I took stock of my day before I went to sleep and made sure I had settled every angry thought that passed through my mind that day. That is the trick to it. You cannot stop anger from happening. You can stop it from festering.

 

Dark Forces Aligning

The material world does not like to be ignored. You will find (as I did) that your resolve on this matter will be tested repeatedly—sometimes viciously. It seems an unwinnable war because you will never achieve a situation where everything goes your way and every person acts the way you would like them to. Every battle you win makes the next one easier though and eventually realize that—while you cannot control everyone and everything around you—controlling your environment by controlling yourself is much easier than you thought it could be.

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 9

This entry is part 7 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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Shower Wierdness

I cannot tell you why I did this today, but I did. I was standing in the shower trying to collect my thoughts for the day. It’s usually the most distraction-free block of time I get (I imagine that’s the same for most people) so I have been trying to take advantage of it as much as possible lately. There were a few things I knew I had to deal with during the day; things that slowly started to manifest into anxiety.

 

Lean Into It

Instead of letting the anxiety take over, I closed my eyes and leaned forward. I put my hands against the shower wall and let the water run over my head. I took a deep breath, exhaled, and immediately envisioned a ring of light around my heart. I focused my attention so I could see it clearly in my mind’s eye. As I did this the ring of light began to spin clockwise around the area where my heart is.

 

Commitment, and A Storm Of Light

I committed to the meditation and pictured the ring spinning faster and faster. As its speed grew so did its size. I threw all my creative energy into the beauty and power it represented. The ring spun and grew, and as it did I could see all the darkness being pushed out of me like carrion on the outskirts of a magnificent storm of light.

Love and gratitude were this maelstrom’s driving force and gave every ounce I could muster of both. The ring grew until engulfed me and the room and the house—and then I said ‘thank you’ and it disappeared.

I do not know if there is such a thing as spontaneous, and necessary, meditation. That is what it felt like though—like in that moment either my head exploded, or my heart shone. I am glad it was the latter.

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