Never Stop Believing

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The Power Lies Within You

It’s easy to allow society to discourage you from your wildest dreams; after all, why would anyone want to see you succeed? Use that as motivation when society laughs at your dreams. You can climb as high as you’d like because this is your life and you are the player; God has given you free will to live as you wish. Don’t allow lavish goals to become impossibilities; anything is achievable if you can envision it within your eye’s mind. Forget all the details of “how, when or even why.” Just keep dreaming and believe that life will place all the right pieces into their place. The next thing you’ll know after you open your eyes is your newfound reality based on a once upon a time dream . . .

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The Dark Side Of The Moon

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8/27/20 Dream Analysis

  • Unknown location (dream I): I was in a house with two big sliding doors overlooking a parking lot. I noticed a man in the parking lot looking at me in surprise and two men beating an innocent man in the street who was confronting them. It felt like I was in Florida or something. The man in the parking lot jumped over the gate and fled while the other two were most likely hiding the body. I pulled the shades down and hid under my bed thinking that they would come to kill me too. Later that night, I was eating in the bedroom with two other guys when we noticed a familiar man pulling up in a van in the parking lot; we thought it was them who were back to kill us because we were witnesses to their murder and suspicious activity. Someone threw me a gun and I went in the backroom to warn my dad that they were here and to get himself ready and the dog and head for the car out back. I ran downstairs to the basement to get a shotgun for my dad (I also noticed a Chinese guy named James from medical school coming up) and then as I got back upstairs, someone was walking in the hallway saying “hello?” I did not see the person.
  • Unknown location (dream II): I was driving my Mercedes quite fast on very wet highways that were surrounded by many streams and marshes and there were no railings between the highways and streams. I then lost control of my car and I ended up flying with the car and landing perfectly on an island in a young man’s rich property. I noticed my car was actually a lambo. I knocked on the door of the mansion and a young man with his girlfriend answered. I told them what had happened and if they could help me get off this island. The young man agreed to take my car while his GF agreed to drive me in hers. Then something happened to the young man because supposedly there was something evil at play. I was then stuck with his GF and it was either me or the young man who had turned into a vampire and was getting ready to wake up.
  • Unknown location (dream III): I heard a scary voice that almost sounded demonic saying, “go awayyyy” and then I woke up to the noise of a loud truck outside that actually made a car’s alarm system go off.

Freud is known for saying, “dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.” Does anyone have any takes on the dreams mentioned above? Feel free to share you dreams as well.

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How to Travel Mindfully & Purposefully — Ana Seas The Day

We’ve all had to endure a life without travel for WAY too long. Some of us are still even in quarantine. If you are, feel free to keep reading to prepare yourself for your next trip when the coast is clear. If the coast is already clear, and you’re thinking about traveling, then these tips […]

How to Travel Mindfully & Purposefully — Ana Seas The Day

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Living An Honest Life

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Honesty: In All Shapes, Forms And Sizes

Think back to when you were five years old and the way that you viewed the world. If you were raised in a good family, then you can relate to the fact that almost everything around you was based on the idea of having fun. At that age, you didn’t have responsibilities, expectations, work or pressure. You just lived you life having fun. As you grew older, you learned the importance of being honest with yourself and others; living an honest life.

You discovered how the world is no longer a cute, little, fun place where everything goes your way. You realized that the world is a big playground full of bullies who tempt you to sin, lie and deceive others; for a moment, you even considered putting honesty aside as you saw no positive results from it. Through honesty, you learned that others would take advantage of you and you would end up getting hurt in the end, when all along you had good intentions.

Not everyone has had a negative experience with honesty but almost everyone can agree that honesty is important not only for you but for everyone around you. Living an honest life prevents you from feeling corrupt inside and allows you to feel good about yourself. Even if you don’t always get the results that you want, at least you know that you are doing the right thing. Don’t connect honesty with winning because they are not always in the same boat.

Some people win by lying but that does not make them winners in my eyes. Trust me when I say that they don’t feel good about themselves when they are winning and lying. Maybe in the moment, they enjoy the high of winning, but in the long run, their sins are chipping away at their soul. You have to make the decision of what’s more important to you: waking up in a successful state of mind but feeling corrupt inside or waking up with less success and feeling like an angel inside.

I hope you decide to take the angel route because this is the route of growth and growth often leads to success; it might just take longer than the shortcuts provided by lies and deceit. Remember that life is not a race but a marathon; it does not matter how long it takes you to reach your desired level of success, as long as you do it honestly and with pure intentions. It’s very easy to fall in the trap of sin and temptation and much more difficult to get out of it. Therefore, take your time and live an honest life even if you don’t see the immediate results you have always dreamed of.

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Instead of Yelling at the Television by Charlie Rogers — literally stories

Sometimes you just want to try something new. Last week I embarked on a project – growing a beard – and tonight, instead of trimming the Christmas tree I never bought, I trimmed my new beard. The electric clipper vibrated too close to my ear, drew blood, and snagged a chunk of my hair. So […]

Instead of Yelling at the Television by Charlie Rogers — literally stories

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Unique Pool Party Ideas! STAY SAFE – AT HOME — AMERICA ON COFFEE

Pinterest Sure we have come upon some challenging times (the confines from Corona Virus) but there is ‘no place like home’. Staying within the safety and comforts of home for Summer festivities can be the start of many full-proof and adventurous, fun ideas. Whether it is morning, mid day or evening, in our homes, we […]

Unique Pool Party Ideas! STAY SAFE – AT HOME — AMERICA ON COFFEE

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How to Be Happier: 10 Habits to Add to Your Routine — Olivia Lucie Blake

We could all do with being happier from time to time. It is easier said than done though and I get that. So I thought I’d share some ideas with you of how we can all learn how to be that little bit happier each day. Here they are:

How to Be Happier: 10 Habits to Add to Your Routine — Olivia Lucie Blake

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I Am Full Of Love

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Positive Affirmation: Loving Heart

“I am full of love because I was born to heal and spread happiness. I am full of love because God has led me to Jesus Christ who teaches me the correct ways to live by. I am full of love because I was given the holy spirit to heal others and connect with them on many loving planes. I don’t allow my mind’s anger to overtake my heart’s placid stream of love, but rather use my heart’s power to heal my mind in times of testing. When others do me wrong, I don’t attempt to apply the “eye for an eye” concept taught by others; that only brings more pain and division. Rather, I show them love back and allow them to realize that through their hatred, I continue to radiate love so that they too can learn as well. I am full of love and thankful that The Lord continues to bless me every day!”

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Time for Breaking Bad (Habits) — Human Performance Psychology

One of the key things that can pretty much sabotage any chances of getting success are bad habits that hold you back. I don’t just mean bad habits like smoking or tailgating the car in front on the freeway. I’m… Read More Time for Breaking Bad (Habits) The post Time for Breaking Bad (Habits) appeared…

Time for Breaking Bad (Habits) — Human Performance Psychology

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Stuck In A Sad Loop

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The Same Things Every Day

How many of you feel tired of the same things happening every single day? No matter what you do, you feel like your life is repetitive as if you’re stuck in a sad loop that keeps playing over and over again. The worst part of this loop is that you have no idea how to get out of it. This loop is not necessarily bad, but it slowly eats away at your happiness because it prevents you from experiencing new people, places and things. You keep searching for a solution but end up no where new.

So what is the solution? You have to make a change. Any change; it doesn’t matter what it is. Change is the process of breaking old patterns and habits and instilling new ones. Change is the gasoline for your vehicle, in this case, your life. You are the driver of your life; not the other way around. You need to make a change and no one can tell you what that change is; you have to discover it for yourself.

Change is not always easy because we often hold ourselves back. We know what we have to do and change about ourselves, but we often don’t because we are comfortable with our present reality. See the irony? How can we be comfortable if we just admitted that we’re stuck in a sad loop? That’s the point! You’re stuck in a “comfortable sad loop” that is difficult for you to step out of.

Think of a hamster running back and forth on its wheel; that’s you in a nutshell! Many of us keep running on that wheel until we finally step off and realize that we’ve wasted five, ten, twenty or even thirty years of our lives. Don’t wait for tomorrow to make a change that you can make today! Even if making a change feels uncomfortable, force yourself to experience the discomfort. Oftentimes, once you get past the discomfort, you’ll experience a sense of satisfaction, something along the lines of, “I actually feel better now! Can’t believe this.”

We all go through this “sad loop” from time to time; it’s not something easy to escape from. But if you have the determination to step out of this sad loop and improve your life, then you are on the right track. But you have to make a change and only you can do it; no one can do it for you. We can each give advice to one another but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can make the change.

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