Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Review of Distressed TMNT Logo t-shirt

Originally submitted at 80sTees.com

This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt features a distressed variant of the TMNT logo.


COWABUNGA!

By buddhkist from El Paso, TX on 12/23/2009

 

5out of 5

Fit: Feels true to size

Length: Feels true to length

Pros: Soft, Great Colors, Stylish, Comfortable, Flattering

Best Uses: Casual Wear, Special Occasions, Wear To Work, Night Out

Describe Yourself: Sexy, Bargain Shopper, Casual, Classic, Eclectic, Trendy, Career

Great shirt to wear to a pizza parlor!

(legalese)

My Review of Flux Capacitor Back to the Future t-shirt

Originally submitted at 80sTees.com

This Back To The Future shirt features the Flux Capacitor: "It's What Makes Time travel Possible". It also made BTTF one of the greatest trilogy's of all time. Without it, no one would have believed that time travel could really happen. This shirt is...


FLUXIN' AWESOME!

By buddhkist from El Paso, TX on 12/23/2009

 

5out of 5

Fit: Feels true to size

Length: Feels true to length

Pros: Comfortable, Stylish

Best Uses: Special Occasions, Wear To Work, Night Out, Casual Wear

Describe Yourself: Bargain Shopper, Casual, Eclectic, Classic

I put it on and instantly travel back to 1985!

(legalese)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

We owe it to ourselves to question the "truths" our culture passes on to us.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving was alright. I got food poisoning from mcdonald's two days before. Beware.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

ABSTRACTS






These are a few of the abstracts I have painted so far. Plenty more than this. I don't know exactly what compelled me to start creating my own art but I do enjoy it. These pieces are currently up for auction on EBAY along with my other pieces. Very cost friendly, a few cents and dollars. I'm not looking to take people's hard-earned money. Please take a look at them and let me know what your interpretation is. My username on EBAY is: buddhkist
If you can't stand the way the world is take yourself to a higher state of consciousness.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Molecular Essence

I stare at the skin molecules on my arm and wonder just what is holding them together. Is it gravity? Is it some kind of weird cosmic glue? I stare up at the clouds and wonder why they exist at all. Are they really a key element in controlling the weather? No one has ever successfully touched a cloud.

Everyday I imagine our entire planet revolving around the Sun. What causes our planet to revolve with such precision? If our Universe is just a great big series of random chaos then surely our planet would have been knocked out of orbit immediately after its birth.

There really isn't such a concept as emptiness. What we perceive as empty space/air is actually filled with an infinite amount of energy. Is it purely coincidence that this infinite energy exists at all?

I would think that if our existence is truly an accident then we would have already been witness to an infinite number of great catastrophes. Far greater than what our human brains would be able to comprehend.

The very fact that we exist at all could be evidence enough that there is much more than coincidence at work!

Monday, October 12, 2009

EARTH


To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. -Wendell Berry


One can have skepticism and faith.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Response To 2012

The best literal translation for the word Apocalypse is: To unveil; to uncover. Many changes will take place on that pivotal date. Just like change has always occured throughout the history of mankind's existence. Our old world will indeed come to an end and a new world will emerge. Not as some kind of punishment but as the next step in our evolution. We've ALL been living under a cloud of delusion and illusion for far too long. In order for the human race to survive we must stop distracting ourselves with mindless tasks and overbearing materialism. Yes, it can be difficult but we'll never truly know unless we try. Only then will we see how valuable our lives are. Only then will we come to respect everyone and everything. Only then will we start to comprehend our loving Universe.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Creating Energy

I am not so much concerned with WHO created the Universe as I am with HOW it was created.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

At Dawn's Light

At the end of the day and at the end of "time" we have nothing to hold on to but ourselves and each other. There is no permanent or even temporary. Eternity is quite honestly the only permanence.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

R.I.P. JONAH!


R.I.P. JONAH!

YOU HAD A BRIEF BUT PROFOUND IMPACT ON ME!

THANK YOU!

Bridge

I have built a bridge that safely connects me to my sanity and insanity. More accurately...it connects to this mundane reality and an alternate reality. Metaphor? No. I'm quite certain. It would be very difficult to explain to others unless they themselves experience the same thing. Even then each individual perspective would be quite different. I am beginning to feel as though I no longer belong in this reality. Perhaps I only have an extended visitor's status. But I suppose all of us are nothing more than visitors on this planet. To think otherwise would just be one of the key components which pulls us back into believing in this "reality". :-)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Favorite Flavor

We all have aspirations. That flavorful feeling.
Of knowing what you’d like to do.
For the rest of your life.
Aspire.
Because dreamers are always worth the wait.
Wait and see. What they invent next.
It is a possibility.
We are the true scientists.
Of our dysfunctional generation.
At last we dine. And realize that talent is a bunch of bullshit.
People sell their souls for a little green paper.
We all have aspirations.
Selling our soul isn’t one of them.
That flavorful feeling of self-worth.
Is best achieved through self-readiness.
Self-determination.
Self-analysis.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mankind's Fallacy

As I write this I am in a state of disgust. I am hopeful for the most part but right now all I feel is disgust. Not really for any one particular individual. It is mankind that I feel this disdain for. Throughout our existence we have allowed a great many injustices to happen without so much as an apology. We have been given opportunity upon opportunity. Option after option. And we have passed on SO many great things that could have served us well. And for what? The latest iphone! The newest clothing line! The misadventures of many celebrities whose only use is to distract us from our own complicated lives! I for one have had enough of it. In fact, I do believe I lost interest in such things a while ago.
Do I hate people? Short answer would be NO. Long answer would be YES. I know that I am not the only one who feels this way. Perhaps I am but one of an extremely small percentage that actually sees reality for what it is. Not the huge jigsaw puzzle that we have made it into. There was once a time before all of our petty squabbles. When our planet was as pure and innocent as a new born infant. Then the first signs of complex life emerged and evolved. No one truly knows why. Maybe our planet grew lonely. Maybe our Universe grew lonely. Or maybe something else entirely happened. One thing we can be certain of is that our very existence is a priceless gift.
Some of us choose to squander this gift. While others go on to achieve the impossible. It is solely up to each individual how they choose to use this gift. It never ceases to amaze me how so many people will complain when a problem arises but will hardly ever take the time to find a solution. Even some organizations we turn to for guidance don’t offer much in the way of problem solving. Let’s face it, we are always left to fend for ourselves. When was the last time a politician gave a few thousand bucks to a single mom who can’t afford to buy food for her kids because according to the government she makes too much money as a full time waitress. When was the last time ANY of us received the help we needed from the people/groups we were told had our best interest in mind. And not days, weeks or months later but right then and there when we truly need help! It inevitably always boils down to each individual. There may be a few exceptions every once in awhile but for the most part we are ignored. It should not be this way! But it is. Every human being on this planet has the right to live, work and play however they see fit! Yet there are those who still believe that we are an inherently violent species and to give us control over everything would guarantee our demise. There may be some truth to that, if we were all still living in caves and hunting wooly mammoths for nourishment.
Our early ancestors were a very primitive race. It’s not like they had much of a choice. Their survival greatly depended on their hunting skills. They also dealt with their fair share of fights with other nomadic tribes. Which often resulted in the bloody deaths of the losing tribe. I agree that we do still have some residual traits leftover from our early brethren. But we have also evolved SO much since then that we no longer have to hunt for our food or worry about being chased out of our homes by a prehistoric lion.
If you constantly expect the worst out of EVERYONE then that is what you will get. Most of us have heard something along those lines. Such as “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” or, “Think positive and good things will happen.” Though not many of us have actually analyzed these platitudes. I have come up with my own way of explaining the meaning behind positive thinking. I know there are literally thousands of books, movies, and audio lessons out there on the subject. It really isn’t that hard to comprehend.
Behind every action there is an equal and/or opposite reaction. I’m sure we’re familiar with that theory/formula. One thing that we always seem to fail to remember is that behind every action there is ALWAYS a thought or thought process. When working a horrible back-breaking job one tends to feel miserable so therefore that individual will usually have nothing but negative thoughts running through his/her mind. Either for the duration of the job or even for quite some time after. Likewise, someone working a job they actually like doing will have mostly positive thoughts running through their mind. And those positive thoughts have the potential to last for much longer then the duration of the job. Another example would be when we think about or visualize something that makes us happy or content. If someone is asked to think about their favorite chocolate bar then they will most likely be overcome by positive feelings, even if it does not register on their face. Now, if that same person were asked to think about a sad moment in their life it would be safe to assume that they are not going to be experiencing the same feelings of elation. Unless they happen to suffer from some form of brain trauma, that would be the only exception.
Our thoughts are a lot more powerful than we think and have far more control over us than what we give them credit for. Often times it can be difficult to think positively. Especially during strenuous times. For a lot of us all we have to fall back on is our thoughts. There are also a lot of obstacles that do their best to pull us back into our familiar negative thought patterns. Most of them succeed at deterring us. But there are some that don’t. And for every positive thought we have that uplifts us and changes our mood for the better…there is always an infinite number of negative thoughts that will bring us crashing down. Usually without any notice.
It helps to constantly remind yourself that YOU control your thought patterns. Only YOU can decide to change your negative thoughts into positive ones. Sure there will always be other people out there who will either mock you or try to convince you that positive thinking is just a load of crap. They are entitled to their own opinions. Some people may never understand their own thought patterns. Some may just be too afraid to venture off into unfamiliar territory. That is all perfectly fine. Each individual does have the right to do whatever they wish with this gift known as life.
Perhaps as a species we will always be in a constant never-ending cycle of learning. When you stop to think about it there are really only 3 things that are promised to us: BIRTH, LIFE, DEATH. Nothing else is promised or guaranteed. Not even our future is a certainty!
We have but only one tool to guide us through this harsh reality….our minds. And more specifically, our thoughts. I often wonder about the many things we can accomplish as a species if we all just made a collective effort to think positively. You would think our governments and/or world leaders would create some kind of law/program that would encourage a world wide movement. They could but don’t. Not because they don’t have the resources to do so but because, again, they still hold firm in their belief that mankind still needs “guidance” and “government”.
The only way I can see my current disgust fading is if one of these days our many “leaders” finally fess up to not knowing what to do and that they really don’t have the public’s best interest in mind. It wouldn’t have to be in those exact words but something similar would suffice. Then and only then will more people start to awaken to the very fact that it is US, mankind, who governs our own lives. We know what to do because we have ALWAYS had our own best interests in mind. Some laws have helped along the way but not all. I also hold firm to the belief that when faced with some kind of strife/struggle the human brain kicks into a new mode of thinking. Which then in turn allows us to create many spectacular things and accomplish what was once perceived as “impossible”. Maybe by my writing down my own thoughts about this subject I will take some small comfort in knowing that my own thoughts have the potential to inspire many other thoughts. And in that case, I will continue to change my own thought patterns for the better. I owe it to myself. We ALL owe it to ourselves to appreciate our minds, thoughts, ideas, opinions and most importantly…our LIVES!
“Only when mankind is standing on the edge of a precipice is he forced to change!”
If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at yourself and make a change.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

CONGRESSION

Let the dark turn to night
Let the light turn to day
evening and dusk
resemble trust
loneliness and love
resemble us
much too much
Frustrations
frustrate us
We use our illusions to manipulate
Life
but we abuse
our Reality
and misuse diplomacy
for no benefit
other than profit
(trust)
It only takes one thought to move the world!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

MIND OR MIND NOT

Tried moving a psi-wheel through sheer will alone. It moved slowly but still moved nonetheless. I've seen videos on youtube of others who need to place their hands near it to make it move. So far I do not get the best results by using my hands. It seems to work better when I just simply stare at it. I know there are indeed other factors to take into consideration when attempting a feat of this nature. Such as heat and/or wind. But I am quite confident I can rule those out. Mostly because I have tried the same thing with a pendulum. And the pendulum always moves in the direction I tell it to. With the pendulum I have much more control over its rotation. With the psi-wheel, so far, it just rotates now and then. If I try to force it to rotate clockwise it moves counter clockwise. If I try to force it to rotate counter clockwise it rotates clockwise. I have only tried it a few times though. Regular practice may soon change all that.
There is still some part of me that thinks it is some sort of illusion. Usually I would agree with that if it weren't for the fact that I am the one performing these "illusions". I also get this strange feeling that seems to almost pulse throughout my body. It doesn't hurt or cause any discomfort. The best way to possibly describe it would be like the feeling you get when your hand/foot falls asleep. Or when you rub your hands together vigorously. There is that weird after feeling. Familiar but weird. I don't think I will document much of these "experiments". Mostly because there is already a VAST amount of telekinesis videos all over the internet. And also because I am fully aware of the high amount of skeptics out there who have made it their life's calling to quickly dismiss a lot of things. I do have a bit of an affinity toward such analysis. I myself was once a diehard skeptic and to some degree still am. Skeptics play a vital role in our society and have just as much right to denounce/analyze whatever they want. Just as many devoutly religious people believe very firmly in their own truths. There is a balance to everything within our Universe.

"Let the believers believe. Let the non-believers analyze." -Unknown

Friday, August 28, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

If life weren't worth living ...none of us would be here.

HUMANITY

I posted this once before but felt the need to post it again. It is of great importance.

I definitely know and have pretty much always known that humanity has suffered greatly and therefore it can be VERY difficult to see beyond suffering and imagine a much more peaceful existence. There is no doubt in my mind that many "organizations" have done their best at controlling the populace, lulling them/us into a false sense of security. The one good thing I have noticed is that more and more people appear to be awakening to this fact. They are awakening slowly but nonetheless are still awakening. I realize to hope for a massive worldwide change is quite lofty. Nevertheless, I remain true in my hope and/or faith in mankind. Whether it means being witness to a cataclysmic destruction of our race or bearing witness to the dawn of the age of enlightenment.Yes, we do have a tendency to become hostile towards each other but I like to think of it as something we inherited from our primitive ancestors. Their violent actions were useful to them because they had to hunt for their food and fight off any other nomadic tribe that would try to steal from them. I don't believe humanity as a whole enjoys fighting. It is just one of those traits that still lingers in us. We should not try to suppress those urges but instead channel them into much more useful endeavors. Personally, I have never been in a full-fledged physical fight. I have stood up to many "bullies" that would pick on me or anyone else but for some reason they just never followed through with their threats. I've found that usually when someone wants to physically harm you it is because they have been hurt themselves either emotionally or physically. It doesn't even matter if you were the person that caused them harm in the first place. The best technique for beginning any internal change is Introspection. Introspection can be defined as self-analysis. The same way a psychiatrist or psychologist would examine a patient's emotional behavior. With Introspection we are able to go much deeper and gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our actions. Not very many people are willing to give it a try because it does mean having to confront a lot of things from your past, things you may wish to never deal with. Once you are able to break through those boundaries, whatever they may be, you will find that you actually like who you are and what you are capable of accomplishing.Our existence is not always sunny and bright but we do not have to be content with living a life of negativity. We are what we perceive ourselves to be. Our future is shaped by the infinite power of our minds.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SOURCE

Where does our energy come from? a source? where does the source get its energy? another source? Where does the source of the source get its energy?

Is existence just an infinite cycle that has never really had a beginning? One would think that there was at least some kind of minute event that took place which allowed everything to exist. Something which also allowed a creator to create and have his creations create. If there was no beginning then could there have been an "ending" which then immediately took the form of a continuous cycle?

There is an answer to this perplexing conundrum....somewhere.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

At Odds End

I suppose eventually our species will come to an end. Possibly millions upon millions of years from now. One can only hope that our civilization will have evolved enough to the point that mankind will eliminate every external source of suffering.

Everything that is supposed to happen is currently unfolding before our very eyes!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Old Is New

What once was old is quickly becoming new! And what once was new is quickly becoming old!
We all know this deep down within our consciousness.
The day will come when we no longer need money.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vampirical

Not a lot going on right now. I’m actively looking for ways to acquire some start-up money for my ebay business. Math has never been my strong suit so it kinda feels weird to have to figure out a bunch of numbers. I’ll come to one conclusion then realize that I have to figure out a much more “realistic” one. I did have some money set aside in order to cover some shipping costs but then some bastard asked for a refund on a phone he purchased. It seriously drained a significant portion of that money! Now I am trying to figure out a way to supplement those shipping costs. I mailed out 7 items today that should’ve been mailed out last week and I still have to mail about 8 more items. I really do not have the money to cover shipping right now. I know I will find some way to get around that. Just waiting for that light bulb to turn on.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Looks like my home business will be under way soon. Still writing too. :-)
I used to follow atheism but they are no better off than the rest of us.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Reality is illusion.
Do not take our Universe for granted!

STEAK AND BEER

Today I met my newly appointed step-dad's sister and her friends. She lives in this pretty cool condo that is high up in the mountains. There is a nice mountain view from her backyard. I didn't really talk much. I just sat back, had a few drinks and stared at the scenery. It was one of those rare moments when everything becomes perfectly clear. :-)

Friday, August 7, 2009

I wonder if blogs will have the same capabilities as phones in the future.

KFC

Oh, boy I sure could go for some KFC right about now. I wish I could afford it. heh

Things have been steady, to say the least. Still doing my best to write down all of my mind clutter. My book is coming along. I think I kind of go back and forth between wanting to finish it and not wanting to just because I am afraid it won't turn out the way I have it planned in my head. But I suppose none of that matters anyways because I can always rewrite it and edit it.
There's no validity in me thinking beyond the story.
Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.-M.C. Escher

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Energy Drink

Where does our energy go when it no longer has any form to cling to? Does it just vaporize or transform into something else entirely? Will there ever be a way to slow down or perhaps stop this process entirely?

All we have to rely on as of right now is our own minds and our capacity to love unconditionally.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Live For Life!

Live a life that is full of possibilities. For that is the only way to live. Pay no attention to all of our wordly distractions, they offer nothing new. Sometimes they offer comfort and peace but not always. Keep an ever-focused mind and always ALWAYS question each and every detail. Sure, answers are not always abundant but questions are. Realize your own worth and you will realize the worth of all mankind. Never stray for too long from YOUR essence!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Answers Are For No One

QUESTION EVERYTHING! QUESTION NOTHING! QUESTION ANYTHING! QUESTION LOGIC! QUESTION REASON! QUESTION DECENCY! QUESTION HOMELESSNESS! QUESTION HEARTBREAK! QUESTION MENTORS! QUESTION LEADERS! QUESTION FOLLOWERS! QUESTION EVERY OTHER QUESTION!

QUESTION!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

EBAY SELLING!

I just recently listed and sold my first item on EBAY! I have since listed 15 more items. I may have been bitten by the business bug. I am currently devising my own online business plan.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Overcoming Ego

  We often seem so quick to label someone or something as our “enemy”. Hatred is a strong emotion and cannot be denied. Although, there exists within us perhaps the greatest enemy of all mankind. The Ego! Just about every war throughout history was the end result of someone’s ego taking control. We’ve all had those moments when we disagree with someone else’s opinions or ideas and we try SO hard to make that person agree with us that it eventually leads to something much more heated. You may not notice it at the time but it is at precisely that moment that the Ego kicks in. I believe one of the biggest stereotypes about the Ego is that it is only connected with negative thoughts and/or purely selfish actions. Indeed it is, but it also encompasses positive thoughts, emotions and actions. Anytime you accomplish something and feel proud or happy your Ego then feeds off of that. There is nothing wrong with “feeding” your Ego but it is best to keep a watchful eye on it.

   I suppose the most important question would be, “How do you overcome the Ego?” While there are plenty of books on the subject, some with very useful techniques, the most important resource would definitely be yourself. By which I mean the process of introspection. Introspection can also be referred to as self-analysis. After all, who knows you better than YOU? The process is quite simple but it does bring forth many suppressed memories. Even some that you thought you made peace with years ago. The human brain is great at storing information for later recollection. Think of it as a computer. When you want to save an important file you make sure to do so and save it in a location where it can easily be found. Our brains work in the exact same manner. Though, often times it does seem like we have no control over what information our brain takes in. That is where introspection can be a helpful tool.

   There is no right or wrong way to begin. You need only a quiet spot, free time and a determined attitude. It is much like meditation except that instead of focusing on your breath you will be focusing on the different emotions and thoughts that arise. Thus, analyzing each one. It helps to hear/read about other’s experiences before attempting something new. The way in which I went about it was quite personal but it definitely cleared a lot of the “cobwebs” in my head. I essentially divided up each of my emotions into their own separate person.

   Every emotion that I could think of I did my best to imagine them as their own living, breathing embodiment. Joy was its own person, jealousy was its own person, happiness was its own, apathy was its own person. Then I eventually combined them all into two main beings. One represented every positive emotion and the other every negative emotion. It gets kind of weird after that but I then had to talk with each one. I actually had a long conversation with both representatives. I won’t divulge all the details as to what was said but the main thing I expressed was the need to understand how each one of my emotions interacted with each other. I learned that there were a lot of emotions that I had been denying and hiding. It doesn’t seem like much of a breakthrough right now but at that moment it was a very profound realization! There were many other epiphanies I experienced, after the first one they all just seemed to fall out of nowhere. Every now and then I will notice my Ego trying to take hold once more but all it takes is just a quick pause and a deep breath to remind it that it can no longer be the ruler of my mind.

   Be advised, the whole process of Introspection takes practice and time. It is not a quick fix for all mental complexities. If you happen to suffer from ANY kind of severe mental disorder then it is always best to get treated by a competent professional.

   With that being said, do not become discouraged if you do not see any results for awhile. Remember, our brains have been preprogrammed since childhood. Any attempt to reprogram will of course bring about resistance. Once you move past that initial stage then you will find the whole process quite interesting. Another great side effect that will occur is you will learn to truly love your mind for the amazingly complex and wonderful thing that it is!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Story Ideas, Chicken Salad

Not up to much lately other than writing my book "The Thing In The Desert" and coming up with several other story ideas. I like the idea of self-publishing that seems to be taking hold of most writers these days. I read about Stephen King providing a link on his site for readers to download one of his stories. I would like to test the waters in that same way. All I need to do is finish up my book.

Also had some awesome chicken salad today.

PEACE! :-)

Monday, June 29, 2009

PAYPAL WIDGET AT BOTTOM!

I just added the PAYPAL widget at the very bottom of my blog. This will be used to accept payments in the future for my stories/books. If anyone wishes to make a contribution it will be greatly appreciated as well. Once my first book is completed I will post a link for those wishing to obtain a copy. :-)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fortunes

Today I had lunch with my family at this chinese restaurant. I had the japanese teriyaki bowl, it was pretty good. They had this big pile of fortune cookies in a bin next to the soda dispensing machines. Naturally, we scooped up as much as humanly possible. I only opened 3 cookies. The first fortune read "The love of your life will appear in front of you unexpectedly!" Isn't that pretty much how it always happens? I think, heh. The second fortune read "There will be many surprises: unexpected gains are likely." It could be gains of any kind, not just monetary. The last fortune read "The best times of your life have not yet been lived." Which is true no matter what stage in life you are in. I do find it interesting that I would get 3 fortunes that appear to be so very connected. The first one deals with Love. The second with Gains. The third with Life. That just about sums up what ALL of us strive for during our existence. Love, Life and Gains (monetary and/or material).I wonder what kind of fortune I would have gotten had I cracked open a fourth. Perhaps the secret to unlocking all three and applying them in daily life. One can only imagine.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Some Notes I Am Pondering

Reality is an illusion. Pain is an illusion. Life is an illusion. Death is a transition. Who we are is not who we are. Who we are is only who we think we are.

Forgiveness. No grudge. Do not hold grudges. We all have the potential to forgive. Modern society tells us otherwise. Modern society is nothing but a construct of our own insecurities.


http://buddhkist.wordpress.com/

Sunday, June 21, 2009

NEW WEBSITE!

I just created a new website for myself. It is raw and simple but it will get the job done. I will post a lot more of my ideas and stories on it too. I also plan on providing a download link to my first fiction book once it is finish.

New site: http://interconnection.weebly.com

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Memories Past

I recently got back in touch with a friend of mine. He and I played in a pretty awesome rock band together almost 4 years ago. We truly lived the lives of starving musicians. We lived in this 2 bedroom apartment for a few months and were stupid enough not to keep our day jobs. Not that we didn't believe in our skills as musicians, we just sorely needed the money to continue funding our musical endeavors. Things ended on a bad note but that is all behind us now.

I remember when we were SO desperate for food that we found some old bag of cornbread mix and cooked up some of it. I think the mix was way past its expiration date though because the cornbread was not very tasty. We were able to keep it down though, that was the only good thing about it. lol Our drummer Anthony then decided to pour some chocolate syrup on the cornbread for extra flavor. I do recall it wasn't that bad with the chocolate syrup. If I had to decide whether I wanted to relive those moments all over again or just have them completely erased from my memory...I would definitely choose to relive them. It was one of those experiences that not everyone gets to go through. Most probably choose not to go through.

When all of your energy is channeled into one task then everything else seems to be dwarfed by comparison. Everyone should pursue whatever makes them happy, even if you fail a thousand times. Follow your dreams, follow your dreams. :-)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mental Capacity

On new year's eve/day of 2009 I discovered some abilities of mine which I believe I have always had but never really cared much about before. If I were to come right out and display these abilities for all the world then there would be too many questions and not enough answers. All I can say is that the human brain has SO much untapped potential and every part of it has a purpose. We all have access to these long dormant abilities and should not be afraid to practice them and do as much research as possible. I suppose there will come a time when I will have to display my own abilities, even if I get ridiculed to the point of humiliation. I have also come to realize that almost all famous "psychics" are not the genuine article. They may get certain feelings or insights from time to time but so do the rest of us. Anytime you get a certain feeling about a place or person...that is just your own intuition at work giving you a heads up. In the coming years more and more people will start awakening to their own potential and abilities, due to the changes taking place in our Universe. Keep an open mind at ALL times and never let anyone or anything discourage you. The dawn of a new era is upon us. A much more peaceful existence awaits us in the Golden Age.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Been Busy

Well, I have been busy for the past couple of days just writing about everything and anything I can think of in an effort to broaden my horizons. In addition to this blog I am also posting stuff on livejournal.com and hubpages.com. Under the same username: buddhkist. I have also been trying to find some kind of legitimate freelance writing work but so far every company I have come across asks for an up front registration fee. And those stupid "millionaires" keep sending me all these emails about promising to make me a millionaire in a matter of months (or weeks). I know that the only way they were able to make their millions was by selling people their course materials. I bet there a lot of people in our country who have been purchasing just about every home business program they are able to. It is just a shame that there are still people out there who still take advantage of others' circumstances. I could never ask someone to buy a program from me and/or make false promises about becoming a millionaire. I suppose that explains why I have never done too well in a sales position. I am not a greedy person nor have I ever really been driven by greed. It always fascinates me when I see or hear about someone who is working a job solely for the money. I do understand that in our society we do need money in order to provide for ourselves and our families but there are those individuals who become obssessed with chasing the almighty dollar. For them it is not enough that they make $3.4 million in a matter of months. They somehow feel the need to earn more and more and more. Greed is just another one of those things that always ends up hurting our society. Oh well, we're only human. I still have great faith in mankind and nothing will ever change that. Not even if someone offered me a million dollars, heh.

As for my writing career right now, it is still in its infancy but I am getting new ideas everyday. I am doing my best to write them all down before I forget them. I have also decided to resurrect a series of stories/books I used to write when I was 13-14 years old. I remember I would hand write them and had my Mom make copies of them with the copy machine she had at work. My Dad would also draw the cover pictures for me. He grew up drawing all of those classic comic book heroes and monsters from old black and white movies. All the stories were in essence spin-offs of the Goosebumps books series. I wrote them during a time when just about all of my friends were really into those books. We used to have reading contests with them too and see who could finish the newest book the fastest. None of us ever cheated either, I think I even won a bag of chips once too. Mostly we would just play for bragging rights though. Anyways, the first story I wrote was titled The Haunted Knocker, it was about this halloween decoration that had this menacing green goblin face on it and would play different sayings when someone would approach it. BEWARE! WELCOME! Those were some of the things it would say. In the story I actually made myself the main character and I discover that the knocker has come to life and is trying to take over my mind/body in order to continue living. I won't describe it anymore than that but it did have a bit of a surprise ending. All of my stories had surprise endings. The nice thing about them was that they were pretty short and just got right to the main plot points. So all of my friends and classmates immediately loved them. My 6th grade english teacher liked them as well. I only wish that I still had the original copies of those stories. I had placed them in a shoe box and had the box in my closet and then I just kinda forgot about them for awhile. My Dad said that he had put some of his stuff and my stuff in a storage room when I moved to Florida after graduation. They were most likely thrown away by the manager after my Dad fell behind on the rental payments. I do kind of still remeber most of the stories. It's a good thing they weren't too long. Just thinking about rewriting them is really getting my creative juices flowing. I have already started writing the first story in the newly revived series. It will be titled "The Thing In The Desert". So far it is coming along nicely.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Extraterrestrials Are Among Us

Many people believe that one day our planet will be invaded by "little green men" or some kind of extraterrestrial race. I know there are many cover-ups and conspiracy theories about such events but there is nothing to fear(but fear itself). First of all, extraterrestrials have been living among us since the dawn of creation and yes it is highly probable that we have all interacted with them at some point without even knowing it. They look very identical to us and hold jobs in politics, science, the arts, and entertainment. There are also others who live a very simplistic life and choose not to be in the public eye. Very soon, within the next 5-6 years, some of them will reveal themselves to us due to escalating circumstances on our planet. I know a lot of people may start freaking out and start rioting but there will be no need for concern. They are not here to invade or harm us in any way, shape, or form. Their technology is so much more advanced than ours that if they truly wanted to destroy/enslave us then they would have done it years ago. Some of you reading this may be thinking, "This guy is crazy! Aliens don't exist!" I may very well be wrong but the evidence is just too overwhelming to be pushed aside. Our Universe is so vast and there are new planets being created everyday, some of those planets actually have all the right atmospheric conditions to support complex life forms. When you view Earth from space it just becomes this blue dot amongst millions of other dots. Is it really so hard to believe that one of those other dots may support another race of people similar to us? Once they do reveal themselves to us, many questions about our existence will be answered but in a timely manner of course. They may in fact choose to reveal themselves a little sooner depending on the circumstances. They could have revealed themselves 10, 20, 30, 50, 60 or even 100 years ago. Unfortunately, they knew that if they did then they would have definitely been killed by us or tortured then killed by our government. They are afraid of us more than we are of them. The best thing to keep in mind is that they are no different than us. As a race they have all the same questions about existence as we do, they just happen to have a lot more answers. If we embrace them and learn from them then we will be able to evolve much more and stop all of our senseless fighting with each other. I believe that is what keeps extraterrestrials from contacting us the most. They have evoled to the point where they realize that all negative emotions are useless and it is pointless to act on them because in the end nobody is the victor. Our race is perhaps the most violent race in all of the cosmos. We can still change our ways, with or without the help of some extraterrestrial race. We must change! Not just for the sake of our planet but for the sake of mankind.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Buddhism

I don’t consider myself to be a very disciplined Buddhist, though I do very much agree with most of its teachings and philosophical theories. To me Buddhism is about awakening to the realization of our universal interconnectedness. What does that mean exactly? It can be hard to put into terms that are easily understandable but the simplest definition would be that we are all connected by all of the ever-present energy fields throughout our universe. When we are born into this world we are brought up to believe that reality has limitations and that we can never move past these limitations no matter how hard we may try. Unfortunately, this perspective then eventually limits our way of thinking and acting. Most of us just go through life never questioning our internal influences and then naturally assume that our thoughts and emotions actually make us who we are. When in fact, our emotions and thoughts are only part of a process…a process we call our personality. There is proof everywhere of the many changes that people make concerning their personalities. If someone has a bad personality they can make the changes necessary to create a good personality. If someone has a good personality and they experience dramatic changes then they may choose to adopt a bad personality. Each of us experiences many different thoughts and emotions on a very regular basis. The important thing to keep in mind is that these are all part of your personality and your personality is just a never-ending process. With that said, we are all bound and connected by that very same process. Our experiences are universal, no matter how small or how big they may seem. Buddhism was founded on that very knowledge and has remained true to it for 2500 years.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New

I really don’t think many people have time to read pointless blogs that drone on and on about who someone hates or what kind of music they like. Perhaps in the not too distant future people will use the internet so much that they will be able to integrate it into every facet of their home life and business life. The only reason I started this blog was so I would have another outlet to stretch my creative muscles. I have kept many paper journals throughout my life which document different stages in my life. It is pretty interesting to read them and start reminiscing about what mindset I was in at the time. Usually when I start a journal I end up taking a long sabbatical from writing in it for some reason. My first actual journal documents my life as a struggling musician in Tampa, Florida. Though it actually begins with my first semester in community college in El Paso, Texas. There has always something about the traditional education system that seems to bore me. I’ve always learned better through hands on projects and activities. In high school I was a part of a great program called Synergy, which integrated regular course work with many technology based team projects. We were able to learn new perspectives from each one of our teammates. It proved to be very valuable to me because before I joined synergy I seriously thought I would not graduate from high school. I was also pretty engrossed by all things music and guitar related. So when graduation time rolled around, I was somewhat shocked to learn I was graduating. I remember I went through so many changes during those four years.I know most teenagers do, but I went through many more in addition to the regular teenage angst. I consider myself pretty lucky because there were so many times when I wanted to give up and lay down and die. Thanks to the support of my teachers and the synergy group I was able to push through all of the feces that was clouding up my mind. There is so much more to write on the events that took place when I was in Florida but I’ll write that later. Just one important thing for all of us to remember….human potential is infinite!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Questions

I have always been a born questioner. For as long as I can remember, if someone told me to believe in a certain concept or idea I would always ask myself if I truly believed what they were telling me. Eventually I learned that if someone else's belief in something did not immediately grab my attention or make me ponder then I would just discard it as useless. Then for a long time afterward I stopped questioning things and just learned to work around obstacles. If I met someone who was arrogant and/or stubborn then I would just assume that that is how they always were in their daily life. For the most part I was right nearly 80% of the time. I soon came to realize that no matter how much I may want to make someone understand my perspective it still boils down to whether or not that individual is ready to see the world through a different pair of eyes.

FIrst

This is my very first full fledged blog. I don't know exactly what I'll end up writing about but I am sure I will think of plenty. Even though I am considerably young, 26, I have read tons of very intriguing theories about a multitude of topics. Everything from history, sociology, religion, philosophy, psychology and a bit of quantum mechanics. Our Universe fascinates me immensely! How can we not question and analyze our own existence?! Yes, sometimes it can be a bit of a bummer to question our own mortality but if you do it often enough it pretty much becomes second nature. I have done it numerous times. There were a few when I thought I was losing my mind but it actually made me appreciate EVERYTHING so much more. NO ONE really knows how we came into existence, at least not yet. Until then, we need to just live in each moment and treasure all we have and will soon have. There is no better time to begin than RIGHT NOW.