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Think BIGGER


Dear Self,

I get that your desire is to locate a second job for supplemental income. However, I need for you to think BIGGER. Maybe you’re not able to find the job you seek because it has yet to be created. Use this time to tap into your passion inorder to create a purposeful yet lucrative second income for yourself. Think bigger! Be bolder! And do NOT let money cloud your judgment. If you settle for less than you deserve, you’ll get even less than what you settled for. Hard was never easy and easy will never be hard. Hiya! So exercise your creative juices and believe that this to shall come. And so it freakin is! This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY. 

From,

Self 

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Home Sweet Home….and so it is!

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I’m in disbelief! Because home is five hours away and it feels so damn good. I completed my two year contract and man oh man……I prevailed. I don’t need to say much because my actions alone speak loudly. If you didn’t catch on….let me spell it out for you,

“Step outside of your comfort zone and let life lead the way. Furthermore, walk confidently into the direction of the unknown and serve. A person who serves is a person who is truly living life on purpose.”

I have completed my two year contract while living and teaching in a foreign country. Hell a Muslim country….located in the Middle East…..and I’m here to let you all know that I have received an abundance of blessings that have made me even better than I was upon my arrival on August 10, 2012.

The three BIGGEST EYE OPENERS I will take with me back to New York City are:

1. Serve….serve….serve! Are you seeking your purpose in life? Well? Serve…serve…serve… And it shall find you.

2. A person who is lonely no longer enjoys the company of him or herself. Get to know you……because if you don’t love yourself….then how in the hell you gonna love anybody else. And A….LONE….NESS….affords you the time needed to connect with your SOURCE. So get quiet and get alone.

3. Step outside of your comfort zone and be willing to grow. Growth affords you the opportunity to move with life. And life is always moving/changing…..be fluid…..and move with your purpose. The moment you step outside of your comfort zone is the moment you are truly LIVING on PURPOSE.

This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY.

And so the next chapter begins……NYC HERE I COME! Home sweet home….and so it is!

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Ten LIFE Tips…. :0)

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Here are ten LIFE tips inspired by quotes from Dr. Wayne Dyer: 
1. Change your perspective
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
2. Pursue your dreams
“Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.”
3. Hardships reveal who you are
“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.”
4. A calm mind is powerful
“A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. “
5. Do not judge
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
6. Make a decision to move forward
“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”
7. Control how you react to events
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
8. Do what you love
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”
9. Go the extra mile
“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.”
10. Be open to miracles
“Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.”

This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY!

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Full Circle…..My TRUTHS

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Full Circle….My TRUTHs

As I sit here and ponder the past two years of my life it literally brings tears to my eyes. I often wonder….how the hell did I get through this experience? They say hind sight is 20/20. Knowing what I know now……would I had still walked down this path?

As I worked out in the gym today, I was on a cycling machine ….you know the one where you’re pedaling away with your arms. Lol. Well…..the last time I was on this machine was at the Beach Rotana Hotel awaiting my placement for the next two years of my life. I remember being wide-eyed and optimistic about what was to come my way. Boy oh boy….I had no clue what opportunities and challenges were waiting for me.

Two years later, here I am at a hotel awaiting my departure back to the good ole USA. WOW! So many life lessons learned throughout this journey. What’s interesting is that this exit process has been quite stressful. Unfortunately, these recent obstacles have put a damper on my full experience which is why I felt it necessary to write a post celebrating this full circle moment….my TRUTHs.

As my blog suggests, I am a simple guy working through my complex thoughts and now is an important time to celebrate the many lessons learned throughout this journey. I am simply seeking clarity through my following truths….or lessons learned. I hope my truths encourage others to take a leap of faith into the unknown….so that you may walk confidently towards your dreams.

Truth #1
– Life is not about the destination. Embrace the journey because it is filled with an abundance of moments that make life worth living. Furthermore, being present will afford you the opportunity to live on purpose and truly appreciate each and every day as if it were your last.

Truth #2
– As a result of living in a foreign country, I have experienced a new kind of loneliness. The people who I love the most in the world have been thousands of miles away. As a result, I’ve had to surrender to the loneliness and really understand what was going on internally. I have since learned that a person truly begins to feel lonely when they no longer enjoy the company of themselves. Happiness starts from within. The moment you begin searching for happiness outside of yourself…..is the moment you have lost touch with your source. Spending time with yourself….strengthens your relationship with your source. Be still and connect with source. Know that your loved ones may be far away…but the love is still there….regardless.

Truth #3
– Infinite patience, flexibility and tolerance are all qualities that many say they have. But to actually walk the talk is a true test. Any person who is willing to live outside of their comfort zone and see the experience through….is walking the talk.

Truth #4
– I am not my negative thoughts. I am the awareness that recognizes these thoughts when they arise. I am more in tune with my soul and I know when my ego tries to take over. Let life lead the dance…….sit back and trust that your source has your best interest at heart….even when things don’t seem to make much sense.

Truth #5
– I am a spiritual being having a human experience. While I’m on this earth, I have the responsibility to serve on purpose and to evolve. These two functions afford one peace, love and happiness…….. which in turn ensures you Live on Purpose!

Truth #6
– Discover your passion and serve in a way that allows you to do what you love. It gives your life meaning even in the hardest of times.

Truth #7
– Don’t take life so seriously….LIVE, LOVE, and LAUGH!

Truth #8
– Find ways to actively connect with your source….be it yoga, exercise, meditation, spiritual books, ECT. Seek guidance on a daily basis and stay CONNECTED.

Truth #9
– Rest on inspiration! When a person is inspired…they are in SPIRIT. WHICH MEANS….an idea or purpose has found you. Run with it!

Truth #10
– WALK your TALK. Practice what you preach! Lead by example folks and live your legacy out loud!

I must acknowledge my biggest TRUTHs:

I AM a better man than I was before I came over to this middle eastern country. I have grown spiritually, physically, mentally, professionally, and emotionally.

Furthermore, I have served on purpose. I haven’t seen the direct result of my work…but that’s okay because I’ve invested in the process. I rest easy knowing even in some small…minute way….I have left my footprints in the sand dunes of this desert country.

When I am in the taxi headed to the airport …….I will whisper two words out into the hot and humid air…….”thank you!”

An experience….a journey…never forgotten. :0)

This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY! :0)

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STOP fighting!

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STOP fighting…..!

(Written by….my EGO)

As I await my departure back to the USA, I am currently residing in a five-star hotel that my company is paying for. Upon checking in, I was told my reservation was for 14 nights. Now, any other time I’d be thrilled to luxuriate in hotel amenities at the expense of someone else. But as I have said before, I’ve been living and teaching is this foreign country for two years…….I JUST WANT TO GO HOME!

I’m sure you’re wondering what the hold up may be? Your guess is as good as mine. I honestly do not know what is taking so long to cancel my visa and for them to pay me my money. The kids have been out of school for about two weeks and Ramadan is approaching in one day.

I feel like I’m being held here against my will. I made a request to resign in May and it was denied. Denied? I know……right?! Why the early resignation? Well, to be honest I’ve accomplished all of my goals. I’ve always heard horror stories about the exit process, so I wanted to leave on my terms. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.

So here I am…….restless……sitting in a hotel for an indefinite amount of time. I feel so ungrateful writing that last sentence (soul speaking) but my negative emotions are real (ego speaking). I attribute my restlessness to the fact that I start my new job August 1. I also have my new apartment waiting to be moved into by ME. Lastly, I need time with family and friends. I need time to receive the love (in close proximity) before I’m required to step back into the routines of life.

However, it looks like that isn’t going to happen. So here I am attempting to rid myself of this restlessness which is causing me great anxiety. A good friend of mine suggested I stop fighting it. Lol. Damn….he is so right. I haven’t been in control since the moment I arrived here in the Middle East. Hmmmm….?? I guess I’m being challenged ONCE AGAIN to walk my talk.

Wayne Dyer often says, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

(Written by…….my SOUL)

This is where I must exercise HUMILITY.

Okay….yes I’ve been living in this foreign space for two years and upon my arrival back to the USA …I anticipate some challenges with adjusting into western ways. Therefore, time is needed for me to be still, center myself and slowly unravel from this experience. Because……once I’m home….it’s business as usual.

This journey in the Middle East has been an emotional one. The highs have been really high….and the lows have been pretty low. But there’s been a balance which has afforded me an experience of a lifetime. As anxious as I am to go home, there are elements of this experience I will genuinely miss. Therefore, I really need to take the time to immerse myself in these final moments as much as I can.

When’s the next time you will have 14 nights paid for at a five-star hotel by someone else? Exactly! If you don’t shut your ungrateful behind up (EGO) and listen to the whispers. Your SOURCE is giving you the time you need to ensure you’re truly ready to head back into the hustle and bustle of NYC. You’ve lived a pretty simple and quiet life these past two years. Here’s the challenge: How can you bring this peace with you into the next chapter of your life?

Lastly, you’ve managed to make the most out of the past two years. You took an undesirable situation and flipped it! Don’t let these final moments overshadow an experience that has made you an even better man. If anything…..let these final moments be a time of reflection and gratitude. Now…..it’s time to flip your negative thoughts!

Damn it EGO! Get over yourself. Look at what we’ve accomplished….I mean really make an observation. We did it! We completed our commitment and accomplished all that we set out to do. There’s so much to celebrate!

I give you (EGO) permission to chill out dude. Like seriously…..relax and just be in these final moments.

I give you (EGO) permission to stop fighting.

Stop fighting!

Stop…..fighting……!

Stop…..!

……..fighting!

Now……relax…..surrender….breathe……be still.

Infinite patience produces immediate results. ;8)

Consider these crazy thoughts organized! Lol.

This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY

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Infinite PATIENCE = PEACE

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“This intelligence we think is conspiring against us, we have to understand, works with us but you have to have infinite patience and trust.

The reason it says infinite patience produces immediate results is because the immediate result of your infinite patience is peace. You retreat in peace and you let the universe handle the details.” – Wayne Dyer

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SURRENDER on PURPOSE

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Surrender

What does this word truly mean? Well, I’m living it because I have NO choice. Although at times I feel uncomfortable beyond measure, I recognize that it’s just me EGO attempting to take control of the situation.

The situation? Well, I’m currently living and teaching overseas in the Middle East and my two-year contract is coming to a close. The school year is over, my accommodation has been emptied, and I’m waiting around in a hotel for my money! Lol.

It’s interesting because I have been eagerly waiting for this moment for about the last six months. However, these final days, and weeks have felt longer than the past six months. I’m currently going through the EXIT process. This consists of my company canceling my visa and paying a brotha the money he’s worked for.

Sounds easy enough right? Well, anybody who has lived in the middle eastern part of the world already knows how complex the simplest tasks are made out to be. I’d go into detail but that would mean I’d have to relive the last grueling four weeks of my life and my current emotional state is fragile. Lol.

Which brings me back to surrendering. So I’ve done all that I need to do and at this point I’m just waiting…..and waiting…and more waiting….and waiting. It has literally been torture on every level because I’m so ready to go home. I have a job waiting for me, a new apartment that needs to be moved into, and family/friends I need to receive love from. I need a hug so bad. I need my normal back. I need an emotional vacation. I need my mamas cooking. I need a good shoulder to cry on. Lol.

However…….I know……that……I……need…to…surrender! Otherwise, I’ll go crazy out here in this hot desert. ;0)

It’s funny because I’ll catch myself sitting around the hotel room in deep thought. I’m usually thinking about relocating back to New York City……..thinking about all the stuff I need to do and then suddenly I’ll get EXTREMELY anxious, sad, angry, or irritated. Ugh….it’s the worst. But I’m smart enough to know what’s happening inside my head. Emotions are simply thoughts in motion. Therefore, I’m trying to change the way I look at things….so that the things I look at change (Wayne Dyer). BUT that damn EGO of mine is always trying to take control. Lol.

I’ve had to accept that I have no control over this exit process. On top of that, RAMADAN will take effect on June 28. Folks who are living in this part of the world already know what that means! You got it….EVERYTHING slows down or is shut down. So with Ramadan fast approaching…..I truly have no choice but to surrender and maybe even participate in the fast. I think it’ll do me some good. :0)

This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY! Consider these thoughts organized…. :8)

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Food for THOUGHT

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HOW….to feel GREAT every single day!

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Eight ways to tap into the power of intention and feel great every day:

1) Make meditation a regular practice in your life. You need to take time to get quiet, to go within, and from this silence make conscious contact with the source of intention. You’re already connected to everything that you perceive as missing from your life; go with a realign.

2) Become conscious of the foods you eat. Foods high in alkalinity such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, soy, nonyeast breads and virgin olive oil are high-energy foods and will strengthen you, while highly acidic foods such as flour-based cereals, meats, dairy and sugars lower energy and will weaken you.

3) Retreat from low-energy substance. Alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, sugar and virtually all artificial drugs, legal or otherwise, lower your body’s energy level and weaken you.

4) Become aware of the energy level of the music you listen to. Some rap music—filled with profanity and messages about killing, for example—is an energy drain, while music that has a more soothing impact on the soul has been proven to be beneficial.

5) Become aware of the energy levels of your home environment. Make your home a nurturing, cheerful and peaceful environment.

6) Reduce your exposure to low-energy commercial television. Children see 12,000 simulated murders on TV before their 14th birthday! Television news puts a heavy emphasis on the bad and the ugly, leaving out the good.

7) Enhance your energy field with photographs. Every photograph contains energy. Carry and display photos taken in moments of happiness, love and receptivity.

8) Become conscious of the energy levels of your acquaintances, friends and extended family. Choose to be in close proximity to those who are empowering, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to spirit.

Written by my favorite spiritual teacher: Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Dear EGO

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Dear EGO,

Let me tell you something! You are not in charge of this body. You have never had our best interest at heart and your selfish ways concern me.

Did you really think I wouldn’t notice? Damn right! I found the receipts and brought back all the crap you thought would afford you happiness. You’ve got it all wrong EGO! When will you learn…….we are not this body, we are not what people think of us, we are not the things we accumulate and we are not separate from our SOURCE.

UGH….I really wish you’d stop trying to take control of the steering wheel. You ain’t got no license! Well….maybe a license to kill because following your lead is surely a death sentence.

I know you’re pissed that I decided against drinking that glass of wine the other night but you and I both know that your intentions were all wrong. Hell….it wasn’t even my problem…it was yours! Heck…I was all good. You are the one that always feels this need to take control and when things don’t go your way you get all bent out of shape.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again….if we are going to live together you need to stay in your lane. Your lane? Uh..yeah! You’re on early retirement. I’m wide awake and aware of your sneaky ways.

Aren’t you tired? You’ve been working full time….and overtime hours the moment I came into this world. So do us both a favor and be STILL. I send nothing but love your way and assure you our SOURCE and I will be just fine. If I must address this issue again…..I’ll MEDITATE you back into STILLNESS. This is myTRUTHmyCLARITY….. :0)

Sincerely,

The AWARENESS within (my SOUL)

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