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There are so many delightful morsels of delicious moments that add flavor to each and every day. Grateful and appreciative am I, for it all. My intention is to inspire myself and others by way of the written word (as a Soulful Writer), through the beauty of light (as a Provocative Photographer), by way of the spoken word (as an Inspiring Speaker), through the cultivating of the unlimited possibilities (as an Innovative Inventor), and by creating captivating characters (as an Authentic Actor). My personal philosophy is: Destiny: To help create a more loving, hopeful and connected planet. Cause: To have an authentic provocative global impact on the world. Calling: To speak from the heart; write from the soul; and to lead by inspiring myself, and others, to greatness. Thank you for dropping by and saying hi. It is a pleasure to connect.

Today, Monday, How I Love You!

I woke up this morning

Jumped out of bed

With a burning desire

So ready to start today

I didn’t want to miss

A single second

That could be the one

Opportunity

That is just for me

Feeling so blessed

And honored to be here

Not concerned about

if I got enough rest

Because, it’s a new day

With everything flowing

And going my way

I kiss this, the beautiful

gorgeous new sky

So high I could touch

The clouds

Not needing to know

Or wonder why

Because, life it is on

My side

I am ready to rock

Ready to roll

I am the heart

Am the soul

On this life

I have been given

I am completely  sold

As I follow my bliss

And oh how one more time

I have to give a kiss to

The sky, the clouds, the moon

This day it could not come

Too soon

Because, this is my day

The day I am all about bliss

I do what I want

Receive all that I need

No matter how many shots
I take I cannot miss

As I truly love and am

Showing up as authentic

As I truly can

Being me

Wild and free

With a kiss a hug

Love, my only

Drug

As high I am

On loving

Life

All my own

So, awake I am too

to this new beginning

No need for losing

Or even winning

Going with the flow

Giving and receiving

In kind

Without residing in the past

Letting go of all that has

Lapsed freely allowing

Each moment of this

Day today being

The only ones

I am giving

My time

And energy

To

Love

&

Light

 

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Love, Unconditionally

Thank You

I Appreciate You

For Being You

I Honor You

For Being Yourself

I See You

As You Are

I Hear You

Without Judgment

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Thank You

You Add Value

You Bring Something

To the World

By Being You

You are Special

You are Unique

You are Needed

Just The Way You Are

Right Now

 

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Thank You

You Are Doing Your Best

You Are A Gift

To The World Being You

I SEE JESUS IN YOUR EYES

Not every Saturday night, but more often than not, the unassuming priest would walk through the cafeteria with the message.  “When I see those boys. I see Jesus in their eyes.”

Maybe Jesus, in this case, is LOVE and not a religious statement but rather a life statement.

  • What if he only sees LOVE in their eyes?
  • What if WE could only see love in each other’s eyes?
  • What if we could see LOVE without conditions?The life statement is more symbolic because of the environment.  These are not boys, that as parents are so proud of as displayed by bumper stickers on the back of cars, who are honor roll students.   Nor are they the “good” boys that are applauded, and most importantly, loved.

No, to the contrary, these are the “bad” boys.  These are the boys who are locked up, in a cage, and despite all of our rage they will still be the rat in the cage.  For the cage does not necessarily leave them, when they get out, but rather it may well stay with them forever.

  • Furthermore, are we not all in so many ways locked in our own cages?
  •  Are not the emotions locked inside of us, unable to express the feelings, directly leading to dis-ease?
  • Those emotional knots that culminate within, like the jail, protecting them from us – and us from them, is it not what is cause for so much social displacement of fear?
How often is it declared that the “truth must be spoken” although whose truth may that be?   Is truth not THE but rather A?  And, even if for arguments sake it is THE truth, is it that more important than kindness, love even?Or, are we incapable of seeing love in our own eyes?  Are we incapable of seeing love in the eyes of “them”, or “they” who are incrementally separate from the (a) truth, and “we” who are always right?   And, “they” who is not only wrong but equally bad?

  • What if we can stop all the bullshit, and it’s all bullshit, and simply love ourselves right now as we are in this moment?
  • What if we can stop all the bullshit, and it’s all bullshit, and simply love them for who they are now and even beyond their current state?
If he can see Jesus in the eyes of every boy who sits in jail, why cannot we?The retort is that, “they won’t learn their lesson?”   They must be punished for their misdeeds, right?  They must pay for their transgressions?

Instead of putting someone else in jail for being “lazy”, or being “fat”, or “stupid”, or simply not good enough, according to our standards, how about simply loving them.

The truth is:  you are overweight.  The truth is:  you are not living up to your potential.  The truth is: you are  not doing enough.  The truth is:  you will never be enough.

Or, that is A truth by our own perception based upon time and space and most often a reflection of our own current state.

If he can see Jesus in the eyes of every boy who sits in jail, why cannot we?Why cannot we see how often we put ourselves and others in a cage with the label of being bad, because we have had emotional trauma in the past that keeps us locked up and unable to be fully free?

And, yes, there are crimes against humanity but is not the most criminal of all the systematic lack of humanity itself?

When we reclaim our own humanity, 
when we are grateful for everything and everyone 
void of conditions and merely love, 
it can not only change the world 

but save the world.

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This Is Where The Magic Happens

The magic happens
Not in any room
At any time or any place
But, in that special space
Where love of self is
Conditionless

 

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Agendaless
 Blameless
Colorless Dimentionless
Endless Faultless
Guiltless Harborless
Irregardless

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Of circumstance
Of situation
Of condition
Of lifestyle
Of status
Of scene

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As the bond
Is unbreakeable
Is unsinkable
Is unmaliable
Is Unshakeable
Is Untouchable

 

 

 

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🙏🎸  Bryanism  🎸🙏
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2/18/2019
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Have a wonderful day!
Bryan Hayes
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A Practice in Love

There is an exercise, and I have done this with clients: You count and keep a running log of every time you have a negative thought throughout the day. Through the tabulation process, you first start acknowledging those thoughts, and through practice, are able to decrease them until eventually getting to a place of controlling them – instead of them controlling you.
 
The same exercise would be fascinating right now. How many times does (insert political figure that you ‘hate’) come into your thoughts? For example, how many times do you think of “Trump”?
 
For many, I am guessing, the number would be staggering. But, all that is doing is giving attention (and most importantly energy) to that, which you don’t like. With the self-fulling prophecy, you will then find anecdotal evidence to support those thoughts.
 
The question becomes, if that is the case, how’s that working for you?
 
Maybe it is, or maybe you don’t even realize that it is happening (just as you don’t realize how many times you are thinking a negative thought).  Maybe once you recognize that you energetically being consumed by one, or a few people, that are not serving your higher good.   It may result in additional frustration, anger, lack of sleep, and overall displeasure for the world as a whole.  That can not only negative affect yourself, but your family, your coworkers, and even strangers on the street.
Using politics as an example is easy, because in today’s climate it is so divisive, and it is a slippery slope that can quickly become all consuming.   The same though can be said for your boss, your significant other, or everyone on the road while you are driving.  That exercise of counting how many times you have a negative emotional outburst throughout the day can be quite enlightening.
The point and significance is understanding that we do not have a “Trump” problem, or a a “Hillary” problem, but rather we have an issue with giving outside stimuli control over not only our emotions, but our feelings, thoughts, and worst of all, our actions.
It is absolutely natural (healthy even) to be angry, frustrated, sad, disappointed, but allowing ourselves to become consumed in it, is not taking control of the only thing we can truly control, which is our own thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions.
Maybe it does work for you.   Maybe you are so inspired by the current political climate that you are taking action by not only volunteering, but running for office.  Maybe you have such a strong desire for change that for the first time you are participating in the voting process.
It is also not necessarily that having repetitive negative thoughts is a bad thing, either, but how those are being utilized.   Are they a motivating factor, or are they debilitating?  Elite athletes, for one, have used negative thoughts of not being good enough as a motivational tool to be the best in the game.
The key question is still the same.  Is that working for you?  And, for you, that means specific to you not your parents, your children, your spouse, your friends, your fans, the media, or anyone else in the world.
For devil’s advocate, let’s say for a second though, that it is not working.  What is the answer?  Better yet, what is the solution?
For starters, stop giving it energy.  If you don’t like a particular politician, stop constantly talking about him (or her) and find a healthy outlet to replace those thoughts and actions.   Stop posting about them, and stop arguing about them.
Negative thoughts though can be quite addicting.  If it seems impossible not to talk, post, or argue, about a particular thought or person maybe it is time re-evaluate it.  The stronger the emotional attachment, possibly the greater the need to let go of it, and them.
If we replace negative thoughts with positive ones, is that being non-authentic?  It can certainly feel that way, especially in the beginning.
A much more radical solution is to give them, or whatever you have such a strong disdain for, love.   Love thy enemies.
That seems counterintuitive to everything that feels right, and often everything that we are taught.  It is also a very disciplined practice.   And, the mind can easily play tricks by saying, “What difference can I make?”
It is true that unconditional love has not been historically sustaining.  We have seen periods through religious figures such as Jesus Christ, Buddha, and Muhammad.  They all have a common theme of love.
The message is the same, but how everyone interprets that message is personal to each individual.
Love, as well as peace, is a very powerful tool.  Ghandi, for example, shut down an entire country in an incredibly short period of time without resorting to violence.   As equally incredible is how quickly upon his demise did everything go back to “normal”, or more precisely back to the way it was.
Maybe that was because he had such unconditional love, peace, and passion for the cause himself but those others who his followers had not yet found that own internal love for themselves.   And, maybe that is truly the answer (to all problems) is to focus on within.  Maybe if each and every one of us were so filled with unconditional love, peace, gratitude, and acceptance, what would a world like that look like?

Right Here, Now

I know the day
When I hit old age
Will be when I disparage
The youth of today
As somehow separate
From my youthful mistakes
Of Yesterday

I know the moment
When I become blind
Will be when I fail
To see
The beauty of here
The Heaven that is now
The life that is present

I know the moment
When I become deaf
Will be when I stop
Hearing the voice
Of my own intuition
That is my guide
Of what works for me
And, begin listening
To outside influences
Who are deafening

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