Monday, June 29, 2009


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


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.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


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:

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 and 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


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


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!