Tagged: mental-health

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Follow your own rhythm

Life has its rhythm ad we have ours. They’re designed to coexist in harmony, so that when we do what is ours to do and otherwise let life be, we garner acceptance and serenity. Victoria Moran When you get 5 minutes to spare in the day, take a moment to listen to your heart, to feel its pulse in your chest. You will hear it beating to an almost musical rhythm. Then bring your focus outside...

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Ape and God

(a poem by Poetic Murderer)  An ape once in the jungle Awoke to a weird question “What is life”, it thought, And instantly was human. In many ways an ape still It copied things it saw, And sought to understand Their bizarre nature. Inventing fire as to burn Bright like the midday sun; Tools sharp as tiger’s claws And boats to roam the seas. Not satisfied with its creations The ape went on a journey And,...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 9 – Cash #privatejournal

I remember her hair – the color of white snow – and vibrant orchid eyes, almost like mosaics, unnaturally beautiful, the mix of forgotten spring and crystalline heaven. I remember her laugh, bright like a birdsong. It was as if her laugh lifted the dark veil from my heart and allowed me to see the world with different, happy eyes. Sunny. Joyful. Confident. A cloudless spring day. This is what I feel when I think about...

Keep going

Wayne Gretzky once said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” This is about going after what you want…  Sometimes I’m clouted with thoughts like “am I good enough to be here, to tell my stories, to write books, to publish them”, experiencing impostor syndrome. But then I tell myself “Stop it. Look at all your accomplishments. Think – you got where you are now for a reason. Face your challenges and don’t back...

The idea of serenity

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu Imagine being 100 years old and looking back on what was important. What would you have done differently? Now get back where you are… stop crying. Achieving inner harmony and self-acceptance is an effective way to look back with a smile. Inner harmony –...

Welcome to ‘Nowhere’

“DO WHAT YOU CANNOT DO. SEE WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE. EXPLAIN WHAT YOU CANNOT EXPLAIN.” I remember watching the movie series – The Matrix Trilogy – almost two decades ago. If you watched similarly-themed futuristic motion flicks, you might have marveled at the scope and reach of man’s mind. But the amazing thing is that these technologies have refused to simply remain within the confines of science fiction novels and movies. They’ve proven to be prophetic. Do...

The day will happen… whether you get up or not

“If you have ever come up against Nothing you have no idea how it can scare you out of your wits. When I was a child I used to be afraid of Something in the dark. I know now that the most fearful thing about the dark is that we may find Nothing in it.” Howard Spring Ray’s day in pictures: Sharing the table of contents from my upcoming book “So Absurd It Must Be True”:...