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Simplification to the core~


Finished my annual Andreas Moritz liver and gallbladder cleanse today and taking it easy.  Feels good knowing that I’m doing my most to create a healthy and amazing life.   And I used this past week as a way to move into greater clarity and ease with things.

That cleanse and the Master Cleanse are incredible tools for taking care of ourselves.  You feel the difference!  An analogy would be trading in your 20-year old Buick for a new model Porsche.  We are capable of high functioning and great mental clarity and a lot more, if we give ourselves the chance.

And this past week I deleted my Facebook and Linkedin accounts.  And it felt good.  Something wasn’t sitting right with me about them.  Call it the blatant and indiscriminate data harvesting or the lack of respect for individual rights, but it goes beyond that.

I live simply and experience the joy of life.  I embrace life and the good and bad and all.  You have to live for today and the now, not some idea of the future.  The ‘future’ will unfold in a way probably how you didn’t anticipate anyway, and if it doesn’t that would be boring anyway, wouldn’t it?

Many topics have been explored on this site, the posts going back two plus years now.  And in a sense it’s all about living from a place deep within.  I like the word essence.  And it’s a journey of simplification in a sense but one that embraces everything.

It may seem like a radical idea but who we are is whole and complete. 

Very few recognize that in themselves.  I didn’t say balanced or sane but ‘sufficient’ basically.  Part of what that means is that within you there is something so great and vast and perfect and complete that no one or thing can take anything away from you.  There is nothing you lack.

You can lose everything you have and are this moment – your house, your family, your job, your pride, the roles you play, even your body parts – anything and really it doesn’t mean anything.  It’s but a circumstance you would experience.   Life would not end.  And even if it did end, you would move into a new incarnation of life.  Life is endless.

When you realize that you already have and are everything, that you are not separate from anything, it becomes possible to see and live from a place where you won’t react to any situation.  No easy task but it’s possible to live that way.   We can choose not to react in the moment and simple observe what is happening, feel what we feel and then move beyond that, allowing life to unfold and our presence to be here now, connected and reflective of what we are at the core, not judging but simply allowing.

And in that allowance we can allow our choice and move in new directions if we choose.  We can see the world for the mirage and illusion it is and laugh with an inner chuckle and empower ourselves to live from that place where everything intersects.

It’s a very unlimiting and un-hinging concept to explore – that we don’t or can’t really control anything and that no one can really give or take anything from you in the sense that it is already part of what you are.

You are complete and whole.

See that.  And live with that knowing.






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The wisdom of Bill Murray~

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As I once said to one of my brothers, ‘This is your life, not a rehearsal.’  Somewhere there’s a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can.  The human condition means that we can zone out and forget what the hell we’re doing.  So the secret is to have a sense of yourself, your real self, your unique self.  And not just once in a while, or once a day, but all through the day, the week, and life.  You know what they say: ‘Ain’t no try, ain’t nothing to it but to do it.

-Bill Murray

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the larger perspective~


The universe is big place.  We actually have to use our imagination to even start to comprehend the scale and size of it.  (I won’t get into how imagination informs reality.)

The only comparison is the infinite world of sub-atomic particles which is equally as vast.  Ultimately you can say they are the same thing.

And within all of this is the point in space and time in which you exist.  Your physicality, your life, your perception and awareness of things.  Your awareness of you.

Realize something important here.  Everyone has an “environmental situation” in which they live and in which they are born into.  The essence you are chose to be here.  And chooses to be here.  And it is you here right now making choices that determines what your life is and will become.

That is a powerful idea and can become your awareness.

It is the opposite of the victim mentality that exists in the world today.

Living in awareness will open you to different ways of living that will expand and grow your existence.


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these posts that I share~


When these reflections that I share

do not seem simple or short or ready and ripe

I give it a day or week or month

to cut away the dead wood and bark

and arrive at clarity.

Or, I do not.  And just post them as they are.

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Give it all up.


Do you want to explore the nature of reality and existence?

~Then give up what you think it’s all about~

Do you wish to connect with what is sacred?

~Then give up your holy texts~

Do you want to know what love truly is?

~Then give up your definitions of love~

Do you wish to connect with your essence?

~Then let go of who and what you think you are~

And so it begins.

No one ever said this journey was going to be easy but it’s the best ride around.

And it’s infinitely worth it.

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You are that which you seek.


The oneness that you are

 the oneness of existence

encompasses your perspectives of separation.

It encompasses your limits and every choice.

What do you think love is?

Everything that is

or that could possibly be

is encompassed, supported and infused by something

that you are not separate from.

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There is an interesting Spanish word that I love.  It is Querencia.

Querencia has been described as a place where one feels secure and where our strength is drawn from.  It is a place of ease in which we know exactly who we are, and the place from which we speak our deepest truth.

In bullfighting parlance it describes when a bull stops reacting out of fear to the Matador but pauses to center himself.   From here it becomes almost impossible to kill the bull and a dangerous time for the Matador.

It is interesting that as a verb “querer” means “to desire.”  And it is infinitely worth pausing and asking the basic question of what that deeper part of ourself wants.

Desire in this context is not the petty desire of trying to fulfill your craving for Doritos or playing a game of your ego-personality but something much more.

It speaks to the very heart and essence of life.  The movement of your soul.

What do you desire to create, to feel, to express and be in the world?  What is possible for your desire to open you up to?

Querencia is a state of being.  It is your place of power.  It is that place you can choose to live from.

It is that movement and evolution of you as you.


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