.. .The Value in Knowing

 .. .I do not know what I do not know.

I take this on daily, by capitalizing on every opportunity to learn and play. It is truly about growth and happiness.. ."It" being life and life's journey. "It" being the supreme versions of ourselves. "It" being purpose.

I have come to understand the value in knowing. The value in information and the power it brings. The value in facts, understanding what you are involved in and how to go about things. Knowing. Information is the greatest form of protection, because with it.. .the chances of being taken advantage of due to ignorance are lowered. Dependency on others is lowered, and you take control of your situation.

This is a thought piece, for thought's sake. I encourage you to find peace in the pursuit of knowledge. Strength in the mind correlates to strength in your value, power and influence. Most importantly, the value you have placed on yourself.

Do not allow yourself to be misled based on lack of knowledge or ignorance. Do not allow yourself to be taken advantage of. Do not be a victim of what you do not know, when you know there is more for you





.. .Lost in the Now

Feelings often don’t match what it really is. Yesterday, I was speaking on not letting how you feel about something right now block you from seeing what is real and true right now. It’s easy to get lost in the “now,” and essentially, that’s where emotion comes from… .How we feel at the moment, with an obvious exception to deep rooted historical issues. Even so, this is how you feel right now, and should be controlled. It is so important to use both logic and emotion in decision making. A balance puts us in position to get the results that we want.

Think about your own situations right now. Are you in love or, in hope? Hoping that one day it will be what you want. In love with your life, where you are, who you’re with.. . .what you’re doing. You may have convinced yourself that you are in love, when reality is something quite different. Placing all of your energy into believing something can be, as opposed to taking action to make it so. There are also times when how we feel right now neglects the fact that what is real, is dope and is good for you. At the same time, some people are always right about how they feel.. . .but that takes a certain conjugation of logic and emotion to understand the difference.

Being committed to things/people that you don’t really want. Feeling like you belong to someone you’ve never been with and may not ever be with. It is far too common for us to accept what we are given, and far too common for us to run from what truly makes us happy. You will find that once you take the journey to understand yourself completely.. . to understand your wants, desires and your reasons why you act and react the way you do. . .understanding why you are where you are. .. .you can take control of your life, the direction it’s going, your happiness and who is around.

The universe is working and shifting. I suggest you take control and shift with it. Understand what you are. Understand who you are. Understand where you are. Understand why you are what you are and who you are. Discover and understand where you need to be. Take control. Get there.





The Art of Vices

Standing there... . . Limited

Somehow, I allowed myself to be completely lost in these vices

Within... . . .these vices

Initially, they were to be used as an escape

Not necessarily escaping reality. . .. ...or running.. . . .from.. . . .. . ...whatever.     .

Rather, an escapade.. 

A new adventure

New horizons from the comfort of wherever I was standing

A vice in my definition is: Anything that you can get completely lost in. We depend on these vices to take us away from where we are mentally at the moment. A dependence. A dependence on an outside force. 

Imagine taking the.. . .. ..imagine the very best "high" feeling that you have ever felt.. . ..

The best feeling from any drug that you have experienced

The high from genuine laughter

The easygoing, carelessness gained from being tipsy or happy

The feeling of laying in clean, cool sheets after taking a shower following a long day

The best nut you have had

Bunny-hopping through the theater in a state that you do not live in

Now.. . . ..take that memory of this amazing experience..   . . .hold it.. . .

Envisage the ability to access it AT WILL

At any given moment, without the vice.. . . ..without this dependence. Complete control over your mind. Now focused, clear headed and still euphoric

This is The Art of Vices. The journey to mastering the art. Finding the God within yourself and ruling your world, thoughts and emotions.