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Quit the Race

“Never belong to a crowd; Never belong to a nation; Never belong to a religion; Never belong to a race. Belong to the whole existence. Why limit yourself to small things? When the whole is available.” – Osho

That quote is the solution to nearly every conflict on Planet Earth.

A being who does not relegate themself to a label is free. A being who does not identify with a label cannot be manipulated by external forces.

The tactic of divide and conquer has long been used to manipulate humanity. And it will continue until we stop attaching our identity to labels. Separation is an illusion (quantum entanglement is proof of this). When you see that everything is connected; when you see everyone as an aspect of yourself, how can you possibly cause harm to someone?

“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings…” – Buddha

The most positively influential people did not attach their identity to labels. Gandhi was not “pro-Indian” or “anti-British”, but pro-freedom. Martin Luther King Jr. was not “pro-black” or “anti-white”, but pro-freedom*. Jesus was not a Christian and Buddha was not a Buddhist (if they existed). Leonardo Da Vinci could not possibly be categorized. Their spirit could not be confined to a label. All of these people were incredibly unique and shared the truth of unconditional love for everyone.

“I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist and Confucian.” — Mahatma Gandhi

*Yes, the word freedom is a label as well. But one that we need to convey their message within the confines of language. Plus no one labels themselves as “freedom”, which would actually be interesting though.

You cannot be both the perceiver and the object being perceived. You can perceive your body, so therefore you’re not your body. You can perceive your thoughts, so therefore you’re not your thoughts. You are consciousness. Why limit yourself to asinine things? The more big picture you think, the less relevant the trivial labels of self-identity become.

Nonetheless, it would be extremely naïve to say that there aren’t ignorant people who identify with labels and attack those who could be considered a different label. But can you control how they think? Of course not. You can only control how you think. Are you basing your sense of self on how others might view you? If so, then you’re giving in to their agenda.

If you wait on everyone else to change in order for you to change, then guess what? It’ll never happen. Nothing changes when there’s diffusion of responsibility. Deep down, you don’t want conflict. You don’t want to live in an “us vs them” society. None of us do. But you hold the false belief that “they” have to change first, instead of being the change yourself.

There’s a reason why Gandhi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world” instead of “Wish for the world around you to change.”

Change starts with the (infinite being having an experience as a) man in the mirror.

Live like you’re setting an example for how you wish everyone would live. Not doing this means that you believe your reality is beyond your control. Do you really believe that?

If you don’t take personal responsibility for being a model for the change you want to see, you effectively externalize your power. In doing so, you not only become a perpetual victim, but open yourself up to be manipulated by hidden agendas.

You might be thinking, “Yeah I’d love to be a dreamer and think of myself as an infinite being, but there are people out there that will possibly kill me just because my skin is darker than theirs.” Sadly, that is true in a lot of parts of the world. But my question is this… Are you going to let the mind-set of ignorance determine how you view yourself? Are you going to label yourself just because others label you? Fuck a label. Just BE.

We must not tolerate injustice. Martin Luther King Jr. said “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This is because we’re all connected. We must not tolerate separation either, for this is the root of the actions behind injustices.

To be resentful of injustice is to bring yourself to the level of ignorance that created it.

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius

We must rise above, not allow ourselves to be dragged back into the quicksand of ignorance.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Be the change.

One.

-Stevie P!

PS – A note on culture…
Just because you don’t identify with a label doesn’t mean you throw culture out the window. Not identifying with labels gives you the freedom to not be confined to the bounds of one culture, and like Bruce Lee said, “Absorb what’s useful, reject what is not, add what is uniquely your own.”

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My Problem With Feminism

To preface this post:

  1. We’re all equal, yet unique.
  2. Society has been overly patriarchal for a long time and that needs to change.
  3. I believe that a more matriarchal society would be much more beneficial for humanity.
  4. There is no denying that feminism has accomplished a lot in terms of equality and women’s rights.

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My problem with feminism lies within the phrase “You can’t fight fire with fire.” In fighting the often-oppressive patriarchy, those who label themselves feminists tend to exaggerate their masculine qualities. So by fighting (even the word ‘fighting’ is very masculine) for women’s rights, they ironically become more like the men they’re criticizing. It’s like the recurring theme of governments throughout history… One tyrant is overthrown, only to be replaced by another. Because in the act of overthrowing, you’re forced to become tyrannical yourself.

This is also evident in the workforce. When “playing the corporate game” you need to do certain things to move up the ladder. These usually involve the not-so-positive masculine qualities. But here’s the thing, you won’t change the hierarchy from the inside. You will only become the hierarchy by doing so. That’s why many women in high-ranking corporate positions exhibit the same traits and behaviors as the men. Because you need those traits in order to rise to the top of these rigid, hierarchical organizations. Instead, both men and women should focus on solutions. Building organizations that embrace the feminine side, instead of the exaggeratedly masculine corporate structure we’ve traditionally seen. This comes in the form of entrepreneurship and creating companies that place people over profit.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  – Socrates

Both men and women need to tap into their feminine qualities. The sacred feminine exudes qualities of unconditional love, compassion, wisdom, beauty, gentleness, patience, accepting, forgiving, nurturing, welcoming, healing, receptivity, spontaneity, intuition, and right-brain creativity.

This shift is the basis for solving the problem of exaggerated, masculine rigidity that has pervaded society for the last few millennia. The feminine essence has been suppressed so vehemently because its very existence renders the control system obsolete. It’s that powerful.

Regarding relationships, polarity is essential to their existence. You need the yin and the yang, a dance of masculine and feminine energy for any intimacy to thrive. And this doesn’t mean that the woman embodies the feminine 24/7 and the man embodies the masculine 24/7. It should be a dance of fluidity between the two.

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Most women tend to have a feminine core and most men tend to have a masculine core. And hey, if a man expresses more feminine qualities than the woman in a relationship, that’s fine too. The same principle applies if it’s between two men or two women as well.

Intimacy requires polarity. In magnetism, opposites attract. As above, so below; this concept penetrates all levels of existence.

If two individuals have a relationship without polarity, they’re friends. There’s no magnetic intimacy there. We’ve all seen it in relationships where the woman is forced to exaggerate her masculine energy because the man won’t step up to the plate. This creates two masculine energies; two rigid, dominating forces, and there’s no spark there. You need a giver and a receiver, a speaker and a listener, musical notes juxtaposed against gorgeous silence. Note: It also works between a man who embodies feminine energy and a woman who embodies masculine energy. It’s less common, but there’s still the dance of polarity there.

This is a call for females everywhere to embrace their divine feminine. Embody your inner goddess and share your radiance with the world. It’s vitally needed in this day and age.

Don’t fight fire with fire. Put the fire out with water.

Stay cool.

-Stevie P

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The One Simple Habit That Will Add Immeasurable Value to Your Life

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These days, most of us go through life in a state of incessant ‘busyness’ and distraction. We’re hyper-stimulated and constantly absorbed in useless mental chatter.

This keeps you from taking a step back and truly appreciating life. It blockades you from diving into deep contemplation and wonder. It distracts us from our higher purpose and robs us of meaning.

What to do about it?

Let your mind roam.

That is the one simple habit that will add immeasurable value to your life.

Every once in a while, take some time to slow down. Allow your mind to wander, without being preoccupied on what you have to do. Without being distracted by drama. Don’t obsess over the past or future. Don’t think about your job. Don’t get caught up in gossip. Don’t consume yourself with whether that cute girl (or guy) is going to text you back.

Simply find some peaceful solitude. Bask in the moment. Set your mind free and see where it takes you.

How to invoke blissful mind wanderings and add immeasurable value to your life:

1. Ask questions. Get curious about the world around you. (‘Why’s and ‘What if’s work really well.)

Why do people act so damn serious in business settings?
What if our universe is a cell of another organism?
Why is there perpetual war on planet Earth?
Where does money come from?
Are there things going on around me that I can’t sense?
What if God was one all of us?

2. Get out in nature. Hike, camp, get on a canoe or even just walk in a park. Simply being in nature stimulates deep thought and establishes an intrinsic connectedness with the world around you. It’s no coincidence that all the great thinkers spent time in nature. And so many top thinkers walked outside every single day.

3. Read. Exercise your mind. Get absorbed in books. Fiction takes you into fantastic new lands, stimulating your imagination. Non-fiction provides you with raw material for new ideas. Reading is the fuel for a great mind.

Let your mind roam free. But don’t identify with it. Be a witness. Observe the analytic magnificence of the mind from a place of inner peace and non-judgment. Play with new ideas. Entertain new concepts. Dance with new theories.

As Elliott Hulse said, “The world is an idea playground.”

Actively search for meaning. You just may find that the journey is, in fact, the destination.

Go play.

-Stevie P!

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42 Ways To Reclaim Your Authentic Self

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Your authentic self is free. Your authentic self is loving. Your authentic self is fearless. Your authentic self is fun. Your authentic self is unique. Your authentic self is child-like (without being childISH). Your authentic self is blissful. Your authentic self is expressive. Your authentic self is at ease. Your authentic self is totally at peace. Your authentic self is your essence.

Your authentic self is compromised by fear. Your authentic self is compromised by conditioning. Your authentic self is compromised by caring about what others think. Your authentic self is compromised by living in the past or future. Your authentic self is compromised by comfort zones. Your authentic self is compromised by self-imposed limitations. Your authentic self is compromised at your job (Ask yourself this… “Am I truly, 100% myself at my job?”). Your authentic self is compromised at the store. Your authentic self is even compromised at home.

We’ve completely lost touch with our authentic selves in today’s society.

But it doesn’t have to be that way…

Here are 42 ways to reclaim your authentic self:

1. Create. Write, draw, build something…etc.

2. Express yourself. Dance, sing, scream, chant, run, jump, skip, climb a tree. Stop suppressing everything and do what your body feels like doing.

3. Don’t follow the crowd. Your authentic self is brilliantly unique. Embrace it.

4. Be random and spontaneous.

5. Love yourself 100%.

6. Go into nature.

7. Travel. Leave your comfort zone.

8. Use your imagination.

9. Stop caring what other people think.

10. Choose love over fear in every situation. Let love be your guide.

11. Play.

12. Laugh.

13. Get back into your body. Run, sprint, work out, do yoga, play a sport, practice martial arts…etc.

14. Give.

15. Compliment people.

16. Live in the present moment! Stop living in the past or future.

17. Question everything.

18. Don’t rigidly identify with labels (race, religion, nationality…etc).

19. Admit when you’re wrong.

20. Master your mind, don’t be a slave to it.

21. Stop complaining.

22. Stop letting your ego run the show.

23. Stop trying to change others. Focus on changing yourself and lead by example.

24. Don’t judge.

25. Breath deeply.

26. Read a book (and throw out your tv).

27. Meditate.

28. Hone your intuition. Move from thinking to feeling.

29. Find what excites you, and pursue it.

30. Find a job that aligns with your life purpose.

31. Or start your own business and work for yourself.

32. Look up at the stars at night.

33. Get rid of all your useless stuff. You don’t have to be poor or homeless, but having too much stuff ties you down.

34. Be around people who inspire you. Spend less time around those who bring you down.

35. Appreciate each of your senses.

36. Show gratitude.

37. Stay humble, but retain unshakeable confidence.

38. Feel compassion. Experience empathy.

39. Voice your opinion.

40. Assert yourself.

41. Don’t be afraid to dream.

42. Smile.

 

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What Time Is It?

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What time is it?
It says 11:11
Seems like a moment ago
It was just after seven

My, my
Doesn’t time fly?
Cuckoo clocks
Crazy time

Oh it’s daylight savings
Fall behind an hour
Then spring ahead
Wait, it’s not really constant?
Like they always said?

Time is a consensus
Time is borrowed
International Date Line
Go across and say hi to tomorrow
Or traverse the other way
Poof!
Now it’s yesterday

Oh time zones
Imaginary lines sown
Drive for 5 minutes and cross
Now it’s an hour behind
Go back again
And the hour rewinds
Call someone in India
11 hours ahead
But both are in the ‘now’, right?
Maybe it’s all in the head

Oh it’s leap year
Let’s add a day
‘Cause they don’t quite fit
Had to devise a way
Rotation of Earth
Revolutions ‘round the sun
From the time of birth
Until the body is done

Time is amusing
A convenient illusion
Taking us out of the present
And into the past or the future
Creating a culture
Of anxiety and worry
Can’t talk now I’m late
Bitch! I’m in such a hurry!

Well…
We use schedules
Trains, flights and meetings
That is…
‘Til we travel through teleportation
And speak in telepathic greetings

A new paradigm awaits
Only if we let it
What time is it now?
I’m too in the moment
Forget it

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Why I Write Poetry (And You Should Too)

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Lately, I find myself with almost too much to express through words. I’ve had innumerable intuitive insights, just beyond the grasp of the mind. But instead of trying to explain these feelings of knowing in the intricate, formalized details of prose, I find myself writing poetry.

“The desert attracts the nomad, the ocean the sailor, the infinite the poet.” – Author Unknown

Poetry is, in my opinion, the best way of bridging the gap from the spiritual realms to physical reality. Have you ever had times when you feel something within? Something infinitely deep and profound? Not thoughts per se, but an intrinsic feeling or calling. You don’t know what it is, but you know it must be metabolized and expressed, and poetry provides the perfect outlet. Poetry is the doorway to the land of unseen mystery.

“Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.” -Carl Sandburg

Poetry is the plasmatic buffer zone between intellect and intuition. It is the most effective mechanism for the distillation of timeless wisdom and truth. All of the great teachers and philosophers spoke in a very poetic manner. Jesus, Buddha, Socrates, Martin Luther King Jr, John Lennon…etc. They all expressed themselves through forms of poetry. Poetry is a means of conveying the deepest of truths to people operating within the bounds of language and mind. It’s a delicate balance, describe something too much and it loses its essence. Describe something too little and it loses its capacity to be shared. That’s why poetry harbors such an alluring, mysterious beauty.

“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” – Plato

Long, detailed explanations and lists, while being informative (on the level of the mind at least), lose the inherent nature of what is trying to be conveyed. You’re trying to convey a feeling that is beyond the mind, with the mind. It’s almost paradoxical, but that’s why poetry works so well; it’s half of the mind (logical/ rational) and half of the heart (intuitive/ beyond logic/ illogical / irrational). Poetry is an etheric sprinter, one leg – mind, one leg – heart, powerfully propelling forward. And as quick as you glimpse its magnificence, it’s over.

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry utilizes words, but what it describes is beyond words, beyond the mind. This is why, although it consists of words, poetry can appear illogical. It is the medium that translates the language of the heart to the language of the mind. It is a way to explain the unexplainable, without over compromising its essence. Poetry is a hint at the divine inspiration residing just beyond the grasp of the mind.

“Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.” – Georges Braque

Something like a painting can be too abstract for a message to even be conveyed. Something like detailed prose can be too rigid, too diluted by logic, that it loses its intuitive wisdom. Poetry is the bridge, linking the completely irrational heart and the completely rational mind. And that bridge is something to behold.

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” – Plutarch

Before I ruin the essence of poetry by over-describing it, here’s some quotes on poetry that I love:

“I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.” – Socrates

“Poetry is what gets lost in translation.” – Robert Frost

“One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.” – Voltaire

“Language is fossil poetry.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Poetry should… should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.” – John Keats

“Poetry is the robe, the royal apparel, in which truth asserts its divine origin.” — Beecher

“A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.” – Edmond de Goncourt

“Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.” ― Carl Sandburg

Make your life a brilliant work of poetry.

-Stevie P!

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Nomads In Spirit

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Ah – a new place
A new city
A new face

A new day to explore
A new night’s thirst for more

The serenity of sunset
Filtered through the looking glass
Inhibitions fade
Come get your ‘back-to-a-child’ pass

Who knows who I’ll be meeting
And the exciting mystery of how
Everybody gets a greeting
We’re all friendly now

Will you be my friend tonight?
I’m longing for connection
Where will you spend the night?
Surely we’ll share some affection

Intuition switched off
Reason cast aside
All that’s left is instinct
Back to the primal side

Not entirely there
Still having a good old time
Who? What? When? Why or where?
Forget it, we must be in our prime

Lost souls at a crossroads
Home for tonight we roam
So… so…
Oh no
Now
Which
Way
Do
We
Go?

 

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What A Tragedy It Is

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What a tragedy it is

To live in this wondrous world
But only stay in one place

To play it too safe
But regret it later

To have infinite possibility
But only explore one

To have everything you need
But never realize it

To have so much potential for growth
But remain within the confines of comfort zones

What a tragedy it is
To not truly live
But merely exist

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33 Harsh Truths to Recognize (If You Want to Wake Up)

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The first step toward change is awareness…

  1. We are far from free (Yes, even in ‘Merica). Slavery is now covert, subtle and insidious. And it will continue indefinitely until people realize their bondage.
  2. The ‘official’ 9/11 story is complete bullshit. It just doesn’t add up. And that treacherous fairytale has become a major source of fear-based programming used to re-shape society.
  3. Chemtrails… You can’t deny that they’re spraying something.
  4. We’re being systematically poisoned by the big institutions (Pharmaceuticals, flouride, GMO’s, fast food, soda, high fructose corn syrup, factory farmed animals pumped with antibiotics…etc)
  5. Governments have a long track record of manufacturing “terrorist attacks” on their own people and blaming a scapegoat. (USA, Israel and their intelligence agencies are masters at this.)
  6. Organized religions, as they exist now, are a distortion/inversion of spirituality and essential truths.
  7. Materialist science has become as dogmatic as the religions they criticize.
  8. Mainstream science is now driven by profit, not curiosity.
  9. Mainstream education = indoctrination.
  10. Most doctors and med schools are in the pockets of big pharma.
  11. Monsanto is raping the world.
  12. Politics are a stage show.
  13. Governments always come up with money for war, but there’s never enough when it comes to actually helping people.
  14. The history we’re taught in school is a big lie.
  15. Consumerism is driven through the conditioning of the masses to feel inadequate. (Especially with women.)
  16. The global economic system is fiat currency based on IOU’s (thus having no “real” backing) and being leveraged to funnel wealth into the hands of a few.
  17. So many aspects of society are designed to distract us from finding truth (work to keep us busy, entertainment, obsession with sports teams…etc)
  18. A small group of “people” control society here on Earth (or they’re trying to).
  19. This reality is some sort of hologram or simulation.
  20. There is so much going on that we aren’t perceiving (at least right now). We exist in a 3 dimensional reality and perceive that 3 dimensional reality with just 5 senses. Do you really think that’s all that exists!?
  21. Every major system in place is a big fear-generator (religion, education, media, government…etc.)
  22. There is an unseen force parasiting off of humanity and inhibiting our inherent potential.
  23. Television is a form of mass mind control. It’s called programming for a reason.
  24. Mainstream “news” is fear-based programming. (This also applies to most “alternative news” as well)
  25. The energy sources we’re using are creating a false sense of scarcity. There are many free energy alternatives out there, they’re just being suppressed (because they will relinquish any form of control.).
  26. Time is an illusion. And it’s designed to take us out of the present moment (the cause of so much anxiety and worry).
  27. Most big charities aren’t creating the positive changes they promise. (Billions of dollars have been raised for cancer research, and cancer is more prevalent than ever. Something doesn’t add up…)
  28. ‘The system’ does not want to cure disease, only treat it. Treatment is profitable, cures aren’t. There are cures to every disease. They’re just suppressed.
  29. Technology exists to control weather and trigger “natural disasters.”
  30. The issue of “global warming” is being exploited by ‘the powers that be’ to further control humanity.
  31. Your beliefs are the filter for the reality you perceive. All input gets processed through the brain. We all have cognitive biases that distort our perception of reality.
  32. The reality you experience is a reflection of yourself.
  33. We have way more power than we’re conditioned to believe. We’re not hopeless victims. The potential of humanity is being stifled. You can’t suppress something forever. That’s why our rise is inevitable.

Remember, nothing is absolute truth (in this reality at least). I strongly encourage everyone to do their own research and form their own conclusions.

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” -Buddha

Use your intuition and let love be your guide, not fear. Always ask yourself “Is this motivated by love or fear?”

Yours in ruthless love,

-Stevie P!

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A Message to the Controllers

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How long can you hold a giant beach ball underwater?
Before its unavoidable rise to the surface

How long will you play a game of never-ending whack-a-mole?
Before you realize another one will always pop up

How long can you block the flow of a river?
Before the water eventually collapses your dam

The sun is always shining
No matter how many clouds are in the sky

You can hide the truth
But it is always there
For those who have eyes to see
For those who remember…

Truth is infinite love
Everything else is illusionary

Fear is false evidence appearing real

Love is the dazzling stillness of infinite possibility
Of which we are all aspects
The delusion of separation is fleeting
As we break through our shells

Growth occurs through duress
Obstacles stand as tests
Our wings are developed
Birthed by challenge
Ready to inevitably fly the nest

Love prevails