“I Feel Like A Failure…”

This is the mantra some of us have told ourselves. Of course, it’s never good to speak negativity into existence. There is power in the words we say, (and repeat). But it can be relieving to release the tension we have within ourselves. It is absolutely healthy to express our thoughts and get it off our chest once and for all. So, if this phrase ever popped into your head, acknowledge that thought, and think about where it came from, discern whether or not it is true.

1. It Could be Healthy Stress to Propel You to Excel

Often times, we can be harsh on ourselves because we want to push ourselves further. This could give us that “positive stress” to keep us on top of things. It is said that most successful people sit on top of A LOT of failures. You are bound to fail when you take risks, so the more you try to closer you get to the result you wanted. Of course, this only works if you apply different strategies. You don’t want to do the same thing over and over expecting a different result. (The would be the definition of insanity).

2. Feeling Stuck with Regrets? The what ifs

Or maybe we think we could’ve done better. And so we look back at the track record of our life like “I wish I would’ve done this differently,” or “why didn’t I think of this sooner?” Either way, it’s pointless to delve into “what could’ve been.” You’re basically dwelling on what something you cannot change, and this can make you feel less than. It’s not helpful to put your energy into things you have no control over. You’ll become frustrated by something that is impossible to change. You cannot change the past, but the present is yours. It’s better to put your energy towards what you can do now in order to have a better future. The best we can do is learn from our mistakes and move on.

3. It Could Just be Negative Thoughts Creeping up on You!

Sometimes the thought of possibly being a failure can be toxic. If you find yourself constantly repeating this mantra in your mind, you are giving it too much power. You don’t want to feed that beast. Most people sure do undermine the mind. They don’t believe in the power of thoughts and vibrations of words or sounds. But it has been scientifically proven that our words and certain sounds play a huge role in our growth. There’s many articles about it, to read one of them click here. Since words can influence our growth, then the same concept applies to our thoughts. Our thoughts give birth to the words we are about to speak. So it makes sense that our thoughts are as important as the words and sounds we spew or hear.

We wield the power to either prosper or be stagnant. We hold that power, and we don’t even realize it. When we undermine our mind, we undermine our own potential. Certainly, it also depends heavily on our environment. Growing up in a toxic environment can negatively impact our growth. This is true.

And this can be one of the toughest challenges we may have to face. If you’d been dealt the worse cards to play this game with… well then, failure can be inevitable. However, once you become aware of how you ended up in that predicament. Once you’ve made sense out of it all, (as disappointing or disheartening it can be) we can begin to learn, and take the measures we can to slowly evolve from it. Yes, it may be your parent’s fault, but their parents probably failed too. Your family and community may have let you down, but once we are aware of this harsh reality we can focus on shifting our mindset.

We can go FROM dwelling in the past that which we cannot change TO seeking life saving wisdom to help ourselves and others take steps into the right direction. As long as you’ve begun this journey you are not a failure. You’re only a failure if you don’t take accountability or make changes that are conducive to growth.

I know it can be hard to keep a positive attitude. I’ve been there myself. Many people have gone through it, and some are still going through it. This is just a part of the trials of life. It is a life-long battle of mental fortitude.

I was once considered a very negative person. I once said, “How can I be positive when I don’t see anything positive around me?” Our environment definitely has an influence on how we see the world. You can say that the best way to help this is by simply changing our environment, and moving elsewhere. Although, this does help tremendously, I’d have to suggest something more. It begins with the mind. Your mind must align with the prosperity you seek so that when you do reach it, you will accept it with open arms and be grateful for it. We can move but still have the wrong mindset which would still hinder our potential.

But if we focus on shifting our mindset, we can awaken a light within us even through the midst of hopelessness. We sharpen our productivity. The process will be gradual, but eventually we become able to eject ourselves out of that toxicity, and finally be able to flow easily. Once we are able to leave that toxic environment with the right mindset, the path is a lot smoother.

Now back to the question…

How can I be positive when I don’t see anything positive around me?

This has got to be one of the hardest things to crack. Our entire life centers around the ability to maintain sanity and morality throughout the midst of darkness that seems to dominate the world. We are born into an imperfect world trying to be perfect. You don’t have to be perfect, chances are we already failed at that anyways, but what we do have to do is remain aware and live righteously. Now of course, a person can choose whatever path they wish to embark on. Cool. Go on ahead. It’s your life, your story. But every action does come with a consequence. The consequence may not be immediate, but it surely will happen. Living right doesn’t mean be perfect, (again we already failed at that) it means striving to do what’s right, living for a better tomorrow, and being conscientious about the next generation. You want the next generation to be better than you. You can only achieve that by being a positive role model for them to observe and learn from. Leading by example is the best way to do it. Telling the youth “to do as I say not as I do” is compete bullshit. It is essential to lead by example. But you can only do that when you shift your mindset, leave the toxicity for good, live righteously, and attain wisdom. That way the next generation can inherit wisdom, and be guided into the right direction.

And that way the thought of them possibly becoming a failure would never cross their mind. Because the odds would not be against them. They must be positioned in the rightful place where they can thrive. We hold the keys to the success of the next generation.

If you think of yourself as a failure… there’s one thing that can be done and it is to ensure that the next generation doesn’t repeat that same mistakes, nor repeat the same self-defeating mantras that would lead them into becoming a failure.

For as long as you uphold wisdom, you are not a failure.

“Broken”: An Inspiring Story

It may be difficult to relive the past, but we must come to terms with it, to seek peace so that the pain no longer lingers into your future. You cannot change the past, but you can definitely take this present time as a present, to make changes necessary for a brighter future.

There are plenty of people who would appreciate the healing doses of (not only poetry and prose) but also of story writing. Currently, I am working on a book I had started back in 2013. Haha. Yeah I know long time ago!! I think that’s got to be the longest writer’s block ever! This story was inspired by a dream I had back in 2013, and I was compelled to record this dream. What was once a two-page journal entry in my notebook evolved into 80 pages!! Then, writer’s block came and stayed for years.

Now I’m back at it May 2021, and I am determined to finish this inspiring story, it will be titled “BROKEN.” I’ve went from 80 to 185 pages within these couple of months.

So what’s this story about?

It is a realistic fiction that takes place in the late ’90s. It is about a woman who overcomes past traumas from her childhood and her relationship with an abusive narcissist.

She was desensitized due to having witnessed her mother go through it.
But then someone came into her life who made her realize the severity of physical and mental abuse in her relationship.

Luckily, she was able to leave that situation, but then finds herself broken as the aftermath of it all. There’s also this constant fear she has of being found by her abuser.
She seeks healing and wisdom to put the pieces back together.

As she goes through her awakening process, She gets these flashbacks from the past, that do trigger her, but soon enough she begins to understand the pattern that must be broken. She braces herself, and is determined to break that generational curse.

Her vivid dreams also inform her. Dreams range from nightmares & spiritual attacks -> to her learning more about the psychologically deadly pattern she found herself in. She’s determined to make something out of the shattered pieces.

She’s in her early 20s, still alot of time ahead of her to make those important changes in her life for the better.
She does NOT let go of her kind heart. She doesn’t allow the pain to make her become whom she hates.

Nothing wrong with having a good heart, just don’t give it to the wrong hands.

Overall, this story may be intense, but it does have a positive ending.

Anything is possible once you put your mind into it, thus the power of the mind.

10 Years Ago…

If you were to t a k e a look through m y e y e s, 10 years ago,
You’d notice a lack of glow,
As the negativity seeds have been sown,
Forlorn and torn,
From a young age, couldn’t contain much rage,


Nihilistic perspective, didn’t care about the future, because it’s bleak anyway,
Energy leeches almost everywhere, trying to dig deep into your being, til you’re depleted.

I was…
Goofy to hide the fact that I was depressed and aloof,
Used 4 locos and gin as an electrolyte, running on liquor,
In addition to, Unruliness
my antics were foolish,
Can’t believe I moved like this.

I was…
Seeking escapism, anything but be stuck in this prism,
reality is no different from a prison.
10 years ago I stopped giving damn anymore,
A fearless spirit was born,
You become stoic when you know it,
I couldn’t force a smile, a scowl was more like it,
Insomniac night owl,
Spending hours writing until my mind silences, but it kept howling,

It’s hard to sleep when thoughts race.
Fast and furious in my head, non-stop action,

Sleep distraction, but it captivated,
Me to keep releasing the words,
Of healing,

Convincing myself that there is a purpose for living,

Near-death experiences made me thankful I can still breathe,

But it also showed me there’s infinite bliss on the other side of life.

“Why do I attract the wrong people in my life?”

This is a question many of us have asked ourselves at one point, when we start to notice a pattern of toxic people coming in and out of our lives. We get fed up, but it’s essential to ask the right questions, so we gain wisdom, and not repeat the same mistakes again.

We cannot control what others do, but we can control what we do. The goal is to put ourselves in the best possible position where we will thrive. Whatever happens over there is gonna happen regardless; this temple of yours, you have to guard it by making the right moves. We cannot remove the pitfalls, but we can surely navigate around them.

We can’t be mad at a wolf for being a wolf, it is it’s nature. We need to recognize the wolf for what it is and move accordingly.

The things we do, say, and think leave an imprint on what outcomes we receive and who we attract into our lives. Be very wary of the types of signals you send out into the world, you only get what you put in.

In some cases, we may not attract what we are; we could be attracting the opposite of ourselves. For instance, a pure-hearted or passive person can attract a narcissist because the narcissist can sense those who are kind-hearted or lost and capitalize on their compassion or vulnerability.

Perhaps, the victim might be at their lowest point and may have low self-esteem, and the narcissist knows what words to say in order to “butter you up”, to get you to trust them. In actuality, the entire first impression was fake the entire time. Everything they did to make you favor them was fake. They didn’t mean any of it. But when we are vulnerable, we tend to cling onto people who can make us feel good about ourselves; those people could be the wrong ones. Their intentions were not what you thought they were.

We tend to seek validation from the very ones mentally abusing us. And it becomes a vicious cycle.

We can always break those cycles, as we become more aware of these behavior patterns.

Spiritual Shinobi

As we walk in this world, we are,

Spiritual Shinobi.

People treading on me like they know me,

Expecting an aggressive reaction like they owe me,

Or for me to cry like woe is me,

What can I do without my power?

Must I depend on a coward whom I once admired in my naivete days,

In a daze by vain traits amazed by false charm,

Until truth sounded the alarm, for me to be alarmed,

Took me a while to realize I was truly harmed,

T’was called among others to walk courageously into the narrow path,

As the years went by, we went up the ranks of this life,

stifled by the messes, pain was relentless, we didn’t settle to lay in bed with this nonsense,

tests seemed meaningless until we bared to witness true greatness that makes us,

our conscience is God,

or perhaps God is our conscience,

either way there was a voice that sang, rang the alarm before we go do harm to ourselves or others,

We tend to lose when we don’t take heed to repeated warnings until it has us mourning,

We constantly are at battle with untouchable realms,

They say “Earth is parallel to hell,”

We’re constantly getting attacked simultaneously by the physical and the spiritual,

That’s why we have to make mind rejuvenation, prayer, fasting, nature walks, and meditation a ritual.

Everything happens for a reason, keep your eyes open for intruders that may seek to break into your home, your temple, your castle must be on defense mode,

impeccable defense like an undefeated world champion boxer, keeping doors locked, so even the nocturnal troops cannot knock, through the impenetrable cement blocks,

Cementing the concept that we’re selective of whom we allow to visit,

Our Kingdom, cannot be ruled by the dumb,

Our Shinobi Kingdom must stand strong, against the darkness that keeps on lurking from murky waters, seeking to only destroy any chance they get, don’t give’em any chances,

we already know the advances of savages,

nothing can remedy a cemented reprobate mind incarcerated in a den of wickedness,

walking mindlessly like zombies, you cannot trust them, approach cautiously,

otherwise their bite will diminish your ability to fight, war ignites,

maintain discernment and observe the absurdities of our enemies,

Stay strong fellow Spiritual Shinobi, and for as long as your vision never gets blurry, you have nothing to worry.

 © 2021 Power_of_the_mind_blog

5 Benefits of Resetting your Mind

There are times we may feel fatigued or burned out, from the everyday routines we stick to, the stresses of life, sensory overload, the redundant work we do, and getting our daily dose of screen radiation from our smartphones and computers. The longer we spend glued to our devices, the more we are being transformed into a being separate from what we were initially created for. We become more robotic in a sense. Grant it, everything revolves around the internet, apps, and smartphones; it is inevitable, however, we must also take some time off these devices. Our mind needs to reset from time to time. I’d say try to limit your consumption of TV or internet/apps everyday, but if you cannot help it then you can perhaps take a day off of it.

What is resetting your mind?

Allowing your mind to relax from constant stimuli and distractions. You’re essentially dedicating that time or day to clear your mind of any toxic thought patterns. It simply means to give your brain a break from sensory overload which leads to overthinking and insomnia. You know those times you try to go to sleep but can’t because of random thoughts intruding? Random thoughts that require you to look it up to be sure of it. The picture below can best describe this:

Photo credit to Factorymeme

I’ve gone through that myself too, and it can mess up your sleeping patterns. It really should be top priority to gadget fast or refrain from social media if you can help it. Since I’ve implemented this I’ve noticed I sleep much better, a wake up early with energy, and no migraines. Even if I don’t fully gadget fast, I’d only use my phone to play healing music/chill lofi while making art, reading, or writing. I usually do this on Saturdays since it is the 7th day of the week for keeping Sabbath. Either way it goes try to fit relaxation and mind recalibration time into your schedule. Your brain will thank you!

Now let’s look at the benefits of resetting your mind.

1. SHARPENS INTELLECT

Especially if you read books during your reset, you’ll notice your thoughts moving quicker and more efficiently. You don’t have that brain fog, and forgetfulness flees. You can pretty much think clearer, resulting in increasing your cognitive abilities like breaking down the logic of an argument, better comprehension, recalling information, and being able to articulate that knowledge. You become like a sponge, being able to absorb vast amounts of information without feeling the overload so soon. It actually becomes satisfying to learn, (that’s the beauty of reading physical books). On another note, it is said that reading physical books could reverse the adverse effects of phone radiation that are eyes are blamed with everyday. Check this article here regarding “Digital dementia” and how to rejuvenate our brain from the damage of phone addiction. Reading books was one of the things mentioned in the article that could prevent mental deterioration later on in life.

2. LONGER ATTENTION SPAN

When you take the time to go for a casual walk, or (even better!) an adventurous hike in nature, you are forced to be alert. You are cautious. Because you have to be. And this places us back into our human nature, of being wary of our surroundings; therefore, our attention spans increase. You have to pay attention to where you go in your environment. Also, walking or hiking for example, can help us reevaluate our lives and thoughts. Our thoughts can be transformed from that experience, thus our lives transform along with it, because it all starts in the mind. Going for a hike gives us that slight anticipation of what’s coming next up ahead, you have no time to be staring at a glaring lit phone, otherwise you might stumble, fall, and drop your phone on the mud! Oh no. And we don’t want that do we? So put it in your pocket and keep moving! Your thoughts are now your “feed.” Now FEED your mind with organic thought traffic.

3. STRESS DISSIPATES

We need to take breaks throughout the day, and even so take the whole day off at least one day out of the week. Stress is one of those silent killers, so take the time to relax and shut off all that noise. We all need some quiet time to regenerate otherwise we’ll degenerate into degenerate behavior in order to come with the stress.

You never want to let stress get the best of you. You don’t want to fall back into toxic patterns. But in order to prevent that, you must first avoid stress from building up in the first place. That’s why it is so crucial to take a day or two off. We all need it. And just chill. Go do a hobby you enjoy. Dance. Play an instrument or produce music. Write therapeutically. Go to the beach, enjoy that ocean breeze. Any waterfront will do, but nothing tops the majestic ocean. Immerse yourself in nature like a trail. Or listen to some chill music and draw or paint. Play a sport, or hit the gym. Go for a good run, and allow that cardio action to give you runner’s high. As a person who’s runs anywhere between 5 to 10 miles, I can attest to the fact that runner’s high is euphoric. It keeps you in a good mood. Definitely a stress reliever.

4. YOU’RE MORE LAIDBACK, YOU DON’T GET EASILY AGITATED

Have you ever heard of a person being agitated after meditation? Has anyone been angry after enjoying a day of leisure? I’ve never seen a person irritated coming from a sunny day outat the beach! Generally, when we are getting burned out, we tend to be on edge, which can push us to get triggered easily. We need a break and when we don’t get that we go off. Like in jail for instance, everyone’s on edge to an extent, and it doesn’t take much to agitate an inmate. I’m sure we know this. Being confined behind walls and bars with maniacs can drive anyone over the edge. You get no breaks in jail, and just like in the outside world, we may be overworking ourselves to death daily. Of course the environment is different, but the fatigue can be felt the same when we don’t give ourselves that peace that we need. Thankfully, we are out here, with some degree of freedom to choose to take a day off.

5. OUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOW BETTER

This rings true especially if you are an artist of some sort. You need that time to unravel the ideas trapped in your mind. Your mind is a factory that manufactures infinite creations. But if you don’t allow the machine to cool down it will break from constant overuse. No more creativity. Too tired and stressed to fix it. You don’t want to destroy that thing in you that gives you purpose. You have it in you to create many works. But in order to bring that into fruition you must reset your mind, then dig into it, to find the jewels. Normally, people don’t know they’ll find jewels until they do. But you have to dig for it. In order to dig, you have to be in a relaxed state. And when you keep digging, you’ll find an infinite river current where your creativity flows. And it’ll keep flowing forever so don’t waste any time! Whenever you can tap into that, please do, and never let this rat race world make you neglect your God-given talents. Do not give up your creativity or peace of mind!

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 © 2021

Nocturnal Intruders (poem)

Panic attacks, a defense mechanism to quickly awaken from nocturnal intrusions,

I suppose it is a way to stop those from taking over your vessel while you nestle in your bed resting,

Hyperventilating, heart palpitating, awaiting the end to the sudden turbulence.

I’m compelled to awaken from the sudden rush of adrenaline,

for no reason it seems, except that of prior abuse,

by a trustworthy human possessed by the shadows that lurked within my room, tried to groom me,

I was a late bloomer, didn’t get the chance to fully develop yet,

on the cusp of pre-adolescence,

my innocence dissipated from my hands,

fighting to grasp it once again but it has disappeared into oblivion.

Been having anxiety attacks since 2009,

there’s no longer denying,

the thing that inflicts me at random times,

mainly nighttime frights,

that sends my body into fight or flight mode,

we may overcome past traumas but the pattern remains embedded,

mutated into sleep paralysis, my hypothesis is that it is much more than just that,

I’ve seen foreign entities creeping,

long shadows who’d extent to my bed, but have limited reach,

seeking to seep my energy until I’m depleted,

it’s a spiritual attack laced with panic.

I am at peace currently no reason for anxiety, but it comes suddenly like someone summoned it up to me,

this thing comes to disrupt the circadian rhythm, and seize our peace from sleep,

it also comes to steal our breath.

I’ve actually felt my breath being sucked out but it wouldn’t quite budge,

Now, who’s really in charge?

Need not to worry, for matter cannot be created nor destroyed.

The only tactic the nocturnal intruder has is

the attempt of knocking you out by intruding your spirit with fear,

the feeling that death is near.

Remember; We are closer to the source of infinite life than they are.

 © 2021 Power_of_the_mind_blog

E T E R N A L BREATH (Poem)

Conflicted? Dizzy spells,


spells out spiritual affliction,


like random anxiety attacks,


packs plenty of power, to supress energy for battle


you may not be compatible with this matrix,


so you have to detach yourself, from anything


that is going to drive you into a maniac,


cardiac arrest, takes alot of heart to depart from the shawdowy hand cuffs, shiesty activity,

the infliction isn’t physical, it’s meta-,


you never met a physical opponent who attempts to paralyze you in your sleep,


and yet we still breathe,


because we carry the breath for eternity.


– Yasira Damas

 © 2021 Power_of_the_mind_blog

The Scarcity Mindset…

Can keep you from reaching your overall potential. You’ll never know how far you can go if you don’t give it a GO. Our mindset could be the very thing hindering us from our exponential growth.

A poverty mindset is basically a mindset of scarcity, a doubtful mentality, where you constantly second-guess yourself. You feed into the lack of belief you have for yourself, and that impedes you from moving forward. It’s something we can change yet we often overlook the power of the mind. We fixate ourselves with other things that we think is the root cause of our distraught thoughts, but we fail to realize our misfiring synapses cannot seem to reach into the correct cranial portals of our brain, causing a failure in our thought process, thus a negative mindset remains alive, eating us alive, keeping us in a hive, that which incarcerates us.

Some of us have spent the first years of our lives believing in scarcity, scared to leave the city, preventing ourselves from entering into a new beginning.

How do we know what’s in store for us when we don’t even make our approach? No one else will do it for us. Some of us wait until someone else does it, but what if no one ever does? What if you’re the only one meant to do it? Or you may be a once in a lifetime figure for that talent/gift.

If you ask me. I’d say go for it! When you are called to do something then you must! It is your life’s purpose to accomplish your mission on this Earth. That way when your last days come, you’ll live with no regrets, no what ifs, all you have is a sense of satisfaction that you’ve done what you were set out to do all these decades, and when you close your eyelids one last bit, you welcome in the last breath you take, and your breath is then taken safely, into another dimension, a blissful one, where we would have no concept of the perils and pitfalls of this pitiful world.

So while we’re still here, when you know your calling, do embark on that journey, let go of doubts, just see where it takes you, keep your discernment strongly intact, so you’re aware of the right and wrong paths you may find along the way. Life has plenty of traps set up to ensnare us, so beware.

Why You Cannot Always Trust Your Senses

The 6th sense is a powerful phenomenon, but in this blog we’re talking about physical senses which originates from feelings. And feelings are whimsical and fleeting, therefore they aren’t the most reliable sources for information.

You Cannot always trust your senses, our senses could be used against us through ways that we may be enticed and aroused into self-destructive behavior. Our senses can make us fall into temptation that could ruin our lives, all because it feels good at the moment, impulsively compelled to do the unthinkable, that we later regret when it’s all set and done.

Was it really worth it? No.

Our vulnerability and emotions can manipulate us. Emotions are inconsistent. Just because it feels right doesn’t mean it is right.