Forgive Me, Please….

Please
Forgive me
ūüôŹ
Anytime I lose my head
And complain
About anything
That has happened to me,
While seemingly natural,
It means that I am stuck in the past
And not living in the moment
Worse, I’m not being grateful for what is
Being completely here
Present and focused
On what I have
Blessed for everything
For everyone
Without condition
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Please
Forgive me
ūüôŹ
Anytime I lose my head
And if I do complain
About anything
That has happened to me,
Allow me the sanctuary
Even if means momentarily
I am venting about the past
And not living in the moment
Knowing full well
I’m not being grateful for what is
Or, being completely here
Present and focused
On what I have
Blessed for everything
For everyone
Without condition
And, I too
Will hold space
For you
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Please 

Forgive me
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Let’s Each Be Us

At the end of the day
I have to be me
That’s all I can be
Nothing less, nothing more
It may, or may not
Fit neatly into your paradigm
But, at the end of the day
I have to be me
That’s all I can be

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You may not know me
And, even if you do
Do you see me?
Do you hear me?
And, even if you do
You may not know me

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At the beginning of the day
I want you to be you
That’s all I want you to be
Nothing less, nothing more
It may, or may not
Fit neatly into my paradigm
But, at the beginning of the day
I want you to be you
That’s all I I want you to be

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Find Me, Take Me, Escape Me – From Me

Find me
In the air that we breathe
Find me
Under the stars we share
Find me
Just follow the rays of the sun
Find me

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Beckon me not
To the place I have been
Forward I must
Forge into the untold story
Courageously
Charging without any sword
Or shield
Into the magical unknown
Of love
And, wonder, where worlds
Not collide
But, open, from the inside

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I Am Eternally Blessed, Thank You

Today
Once again, I had the great fortune
To wake up, open my eyes
and get out of bed

Today
I won the lottery
The universe showered me with everything
I need to make it happy and joyful

Today
I am eternally blessed
For every single person
who has ever graced my path

Today
I am immeasurably grateful
That I see each as neither good or bad
But all, every one, as integral to the journey

Today
I am so incredibly appreciative
For every experience I have ever had
As they all are a part of life’s unfolding

Today
There is nothing left to say
When it comes to the  end
Except,¬† “Thank You!”

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Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things #1

My philosophy is that we can only focus one thing at one time, and as such, we can either focus our energy on what we want (which is what is most common) or what we have. I have chosen to focus on the latter by practicing unconditional gratitude for everything and everyone.   In doing so, the more I am thankful for what I have, the more I feel deep satisfaction with life in the moment.   Coupled with that, what I want will manifest itself organically if I only allow it to be through my thought and action.

It was only a couple of years ago when I taught vision board classes, and up until last year, I have had multiple vision boards up in my office.   When I became really honest with myself what I put on those boards were not really what I wanted, but rather, what I thought I wanted.  Those are two very different things.

Through my research, I would ask those I worked with the question not only what do you want, but “What do you really want?”¬† The reason?¬† Because, while a relationship, for example, was often an answer was it really what they wanted?

Being in a relationship does not necessarily equate to instant happiness. In fact, many relationships are toxic, abusive even.  Worse, a lot of them were miserable being themselves and their thinking was that by being in a relationship it would save them from their own demise.  Some it did, but most of the time, whatever they felt prior to the relationship was what caught up with them while in the relationship.

Through this, and other personal revelations, I became increasingly more focused on the daily practice of being grateful for what I have and where I am right now. If I am single, I am making the very best of being single and enjoying it to the hilt.  If I am in a relationship, I am doing the same.  And, this is my practice across all aspects of my life.

This also is not something that is part of a new year tradition.  In fact, as much as I honor and love to celebrate, I am partaking less and less in conventional norms like making resolutions for the new year. That is, in part, due to time becoming more and more of an illusion.

I saw no difference between my day on Monday (the 31st) and Tuesday (the 1st).   The calendar may have changed, but that was about it.   Instead of focusing on time in a more traditional linear line, my only reality is now.

All I can control is right now.   Everything else I cannot. I can plan for tomorrow. I can hope that tomorrow will be better than today, and I know it will be, but my energy is staying present and enjoying whatever I am doing right now.

No matter the day, the year, I may not know exactly what I want, but I can always be grateful for what I have.  It does not mean I do not have goals, dreams, ambitions, but those I put out into the universe and detach from the outcome.

I write letters to myself, and write stories about how it feels to have received whatever it is I want or to have something I desire accomplished.  I see it as already being done, but again, I give that attachment away.

The common question is, “What do you want?”¬† or “what are you doing?”¬† (meaning what are you doing to get closer to what you want) but quite unique is the question, “What are you grateful for?”

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