Philosophy: Everything Began with a Question

“Where’s your source? Your scholarly source?”

You mean the source that someone else wrote? A source that wasn’t birthed from the scholar’s own questions?

What questions were asked that led to that source? And is it really true? Why would they publish all truth in every source if they know the truth would wake up the masses?

Since when did TRUTH produce good slaves?

Only certain sources are true facts and are allowed to be viewed by the public, but some information is hidden, for if that segment of truth was to be unlocked, it would create a wave of awareness that transcends cognitive dissonance in an instant, they have no choice but to accept it.

Sources were sourced from those who asked many QUESTions, then they went on a QUEST to find the answers. In order, to find information you have to know what you’re looking for, QUESTions sends you on a QUEST, a mission to find the truth, which would become a source.

However, there are entities who have done this, they have uncovered the truth, yet only to conceal it in a vault, hoping that the masses would never figure it out, nor even QUESTion. For those who do QUESTion will be seen as crazy, uneducated, and will be asked, “Where’s your source?”

Academic subjects derived from philosophy through questioning; the Art of Socratic Questioning. Therefore, everything began with a question, yet questions are discouraged in most classroom settings today. Looks like they’ve solidified the school curriculum as the end all be all. But if knowledge is infinite, why the limitations? Why the suppressing of philosophical discussions? Hmm.

Also, you’d be shamed by others to not dedicate a space for questioning, critical thinking, and deep thought, “Philosophy degrees don’t pay the bills!” Yeah, that’s what skills are for, but there is more to life than just paying bills. Who are we paying our utilities to? “You’re not allowed to ask those questions. Be a good slave.” Pay those bills not knowing someone’s getting rich off you paying for water, a basic human need. Didn’t our ancestors at one point never had to pay for water? There was wells. Nowadays, in certain areas, wells are illegal. Ha go figure! Stop asking Questions!”

Wells have the access to an infinite source of water. They want to place limitations on the expansion of our source of information. We’re in the Age of Aquarius , the water bearer, water symbolizing knowledge; also a time we know as the “Information Age“, where we have access to vast amounts of information on the outside (Internet). Let’s not neglect our own wells, our own sources of water, the knowledge within us.

The best way to go about it is by Finding the source. There are sources that are invalid, yet are placed on a pedestal of accuracy. If the source of information is corrupt, it cannot be trusted, it’ll have you going in circles. That is when you SEEK for the true source through your own QUESTioning. Some man-made sources has been sourced from concentrate, not even real juice, is it really worth the squeeze? The truth has been diluted.

The truth is out there, but if you cannot find it in the physical plane. The power of the mind is the art of QUESTioning, then there’s the spiritual source, where all information is within us.

The spiritual realm has a way of revealing the truth to the chosen few who’ve been gifted with dreams and visions. No matter how much truth they try to hide, nothing on this Earth can hide from Our Creator. Our source is infinite, all truth is within us, this is nothing new, it’s ancient knowledge.

Dreams have always been sacred, and have uncovered much information that the human mind could not fathom. In order to stop this truth, you’d have to be convinced that the spiritual realm isn’t real. If you’re going to deny the spiritual realm, then you’d have to deny ancient history. Certain historical artifacts is one of the things they like to hide. Hmm. What a time to be alive.

You cannot run away from the TRUTH.

 © 2021

How We’re Programmed to Self-Destruct… But NOT FOR LONG

“Let’s take a step back… some steps way back into memory lane. Psychoanalytically, recalling, your reasons for your fall…”

Ok.

Toxic environments, all that murky water we’ve absorbed,

and that filth became all we knew, so we come of age into a world imbued

With pitfalls waiting on ya to land and crawl, with no way to get out, no bond, now just a CONvict CONfined behind your own walls and bars,

We take that murkiness we absorbed as children, witnessing dysfunction, no way to explain the the pain we see, our innocent brains couldn’t make sense out of the nonsense we’ve been force fed with.

We may have been told by those we trusted, and those who claim to love us the very thing we’re trying to unlearn.

Like…

“This is between you and me, okay, don’t tell your mother…” or “you better not tell anyone or I will [threat].”

Anyone who’s heard this one already knows the disturbing thing it entails. Sexual abuse has a way of slowly destroying every bit of innocent fabric that subtracts childhood joy, replacing it with premature cynicism, depression, and anger that cannot be contained, one becomes a walking ticking time bomb ready to explode at any moment, all this time they’ve been holding in, that secret they were forced to keep, but speaking up is healing, who cares if no one believes it. You know the truth, stand tall with fortitude. Fearlessly, don’t let it make you restless. Injustices on this Earth do NOT go unchecked, for the Earth has been crying over the same heinous crimes long before we were born.

Believe me when I say, JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED. If the physical realm won’t handle it, the spiritual realm will.

“This is grown folks business, when you get older you’ll understand…” or esto es asunto de adultos.” Which is Spanish for “this is an adult matter”.

Well, if it is why be so loud and out in the open about it? Why cry in front of them? You don’t think your children will catch on and question? Now you’re forced to explain a pain that was self-inflicted by bad decisions, breaking a bit of the innocence they aren’t prepared to witness their parents’ imperfections, marriage covenant broken, it will affect them. It was too early. And if you don’t explain it thoroughly, well they may go searching outside, in all the wrong places for answers, and be led astray.

Better have wisdom before you have some little ones. Because they’re always watching the only examples they have at home.

“You’re gonna end up just like your [fill in the blank]” … of a relative who’s considered a failure.

What a way to speak life into the youth, don’t be mad when it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. One can curse themselves and their own with words like that. Paving the roads for pitiful futures, then complaining about the lack of fruit. The youth has potential greater than the old stubborn mules. What kind of track team is this? The baton must be passed to them, next in line to sprint, but telling them they’re gonna lose the race before they even try is recipe for failure.

“She’s gonna end up pregnant before her high school graduation…”

Maybe she won’t, but maybe she will thanks to the lack of guidance, with no one to plant the seeds of wisdom, instead she’ll roam about this world vulnerable, a lost soul, perfect prey for the wolves that go in search for girls like her, as she’s looking for a direction, she encounters a shady guy, bad intentions, only to be met with an erection, ready to stick some seeds in her and it’s not wisdom. A stumbling block cock, he cocked his weapon killed her spirit then slithered like a serpent, disappearing into the darkness, leaving another generation fatherless.

“You’re worthless, you’re a piece of sh!t, just like your [fill in the blank]...”

This line usually is said by the person who actually is a POS, but they wanted to project that onto you. They wanna refer you to a job position at the Misery Company they have a tenure to. Don’t worry! It comes with no benefits, yet many people take this $hitty career! Please, don’t be those people.

“Look at you! You’re [fill in the blank]!!”

Of any negative adjective you can think of. Perhaps, “ugly, fat, stupid, listless, pathetic, definitely some curse words.” Only to solidify the low-self esteem they want to set you up with because they feel that way about themselves. They do this so that it’s easier for you to accept the gaslighting they’re about to ignite you with, narcissists do it so swiftly, you can’t see it, especially if you’ve allowed them to dictate your sight. But when you’re so young, you believe everything… easily manipulated, you grow up to become prey for the world of narcissists.

Time to remove the target off your back. Recognize that you’ve been programmed to self-destruct by people (possibly even family) who were also self-destructive themselves.

How did they get like that? Probably the same way YOU DID!”

Generational curses run VERY DEEP.

“Question is… when will you decide to break the cycle? It’s now in your hands.”

“You can’t change the past, but you have the power to change your future.”

“So, now that the ball is in your court, whether or not the game is won is up to YOU…”

 © 2021

How Temptations can Become an Addiction

And soon affliction.

As alluring and desirable temptations may appear to be, it is just a temporary thirst, a craving that is limited, never replenishing or nourishing.

Once you give into it, nothing is gained; what’s done is done, the pleasure was fleeting, but pain and regret keeps on repeating. Was it really worth it?

No.

Once finished, soon you will hunger for more, this desire becomes insatiable, untameable, it escalates into an addiction. Thus, that is how an addiction is born. All of this is in the mind, what’s deeper? your soul. (Body:Mind::Spirit:Soul)

When we often give into temptations and unhealthy whims, we weaken our spirit and soul. The MIND is like the bridge between the Body and Spirit; therefore, the Mind must be well equipped with knowledge AND wisdom.

The more we blindly give into temptatio, the more difficult it is for us to know who we are, what our purpose is, and life-saving messages becomes obscure as we set foot into darkness. This weakens us, our awareness descends, making us more vulnerable to worldly pitfalls and/or spiritual attacks.

When we give into unhealthy desires (temptations that yield no fruit) we make our bodies crave more and more, to the point that fruitlessness becomes irresistible and insatiable.

Just can’t get enough of that? It’s never enough. So since it’s never enough why desire it so much?

People crave things that don’t last. So eager for instant gratification that they pursue cheap thrills which mean nothing, just a quick fix, sometimes they just want a quick whiff of it, perhaps a glimpse, but what’s the point of it all?

Once it is all set and done, all that is in the past but you’ll be yearning for more of it in your present, preventing you from growing. The heat of the moment is only temporary, so why chase it? It’s nothing but a mere tease until it becomes an addiction.

What makes addiction so hard to get over? Once we reach to that level of obscurity, not only our bodies crave it, but the addiction penetrates the spirit, our mind normalizes it, the vice/drug becomes a staple of our being, which is powerfully dangerous. The addiction replaces our natural Dopamine that our mind produces, to the point it isn’t enough to fulfill the insatiable desire for things that damage us slowly. And it goes deeper, making us prone to falling for temptations that tamper with our spirit.

Our mind is the arsenal we can use to stay sober and vigilant.

You do NOT want to engorge your body and stave your mind and spirit. And most wonder why they feel so empty. Because no matter how much stuff you stuff yourself with, you’ll still feel empty. No matter how much lusts you surrender to, it’ll only weaken you, enslave you to pathetic whims you WILL NOT profit from.

They feed their body and starve their mind and spirit; yet they wonder why they feel empty.

How can the mind work at its optimal level when it is being starved? Feeding the mind and spirit will give us better control of our body: this comes through discipline, patience, and dedication. The potential of the mind and spirit is infinite, so when you feed it, the power is fulfilling.

The difference between eye candy and food for the soul: Eye candy looks appealing but it is bad for you, not nourishing, and may decay your teeth long-term. Candy is sweet but will never satisfy the body’s nutritional needs, it weakens you. It makes you addicted to the “feel good feeling”, never truly seeking healing, and so you’re stuck wondering how you’ve got there.

Whereas, food for the soul is healthy and nutritious, you cannot get it from the drive-thru, it takes work and patience to acheive and maintain, but it strengthens you and is very rewarding. It keeps you full and satisfied, no need to chase vices. You no longer crave the things that’ll hurt you in the long run.

When the going GETS TOUGH…

“I’ve got a lot of problems I have to deal with…”

Digging up precious jewels isn’t ever going to be easy. It wouldn’t be so rewarding if things came to us to easily. You want to unlock your full potential, and that only happens when the going gets TOUGH.

The healing comes when you don’t focus so much on the feeling, unpeel the emotions and you’ll see the commotion, senses can be deceiving,

A sudden clever idea is as satisfying as retrieving deleted memes,

After all that mining, you’ve finally struck a diamond, (it would’ve never happened if you didn’t endure the ROUGH) you grow to have a new found admiration for prior dire situations,

When you may have contemplated dying, lying down lifeless due to stress, suicide only exacerbates suffering, your soul recycles, putting you back into the cycle, back with the psychos,

You’ll never know whom you’ve inspired through all your trials, give them a result that’ll make them smile,

Progress exists at every mile you trek ahead, no point in ending it, you may reincarnate and restart the process again.

Just like in an ultra-marathon, very challenging to the human spirit, but we want to run ’til we get to the finish line. No sense in quitting, you’d have to start over next time.

“I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” – David Goggins

Nevermind the blood clots, sweaty wet drenched socks, rocks blocking our path, stumbling on rough rubble.

Nevermind the leg stiffness, shin splints, nerve pain kissing your latissimus muscles, running fumbling, but you’re still living.

We’re on a mission to win this, and many are present to witness your gifts, talent and resilience.

RAGE, What is it?

Artwork by Yasira Damas

The main thing keeping me encaged,

A self inflicted venom, provoked by them, who keep the poison hidden, But we are to get rid of it, when we’re hit,

By the unseen needles they need us to be idle to drive our minds off a cliff, dwindling any wit that still remains,

Scooping up any sense of autonomy, monopolizing what is rightfully mine, robbing me blind.

I react against any attack, Meditative prayers send them packing,

They lose, for they’re the ones who signed a pact, to unleash discord among the world,

And what we have is the Word, the righteous vibration that obliterates any trace of wicked existence, it’s already been written,

When you’ve witnessed prophecies unfold, behold your very eyes, it becomes easy to see,

Sometimes it feels like I’m the last one of my tribe, I take no bribes, no matter how high, the price will never suffice eternal life,

Our home goes beyond this earthly dome, no matter how much knowledge you acquire, wisdom is still required,

Even then we’re still limited until our lives become infinite.

Lofi And the Serenity it Brings to The MiNd

I’ve always been quite the music junkie, exploring various hidden gems. Jazz and Hip-hop being the perfect combination for some soothing beats that cradles the mind into relax mode.

I’ve been listening to Lofi since around the 2010s, as it regained popularity. The genre has been around since the 90s, as the musical art of sampling sounds into a beautifully crafted mix.

My love for this genre as well as writing came accompanied together. I’d listen to various instrumentals and when I discovered lofi I was quickly hooked, inspired me to finish writing books. (I have yet to do so! Lol).

You do need some tunes to get you through the vast hours spent on writing.

I love writing don’t get me wrong, but music enhances the concentration to stay on top of it! It’s quite enjoyable.

If I’m having a crappy day lofi, has a way of erasing any nonsense the day has tried to fill my head with. It’s difficult to stay mad.

I recommend sufficient doses of musical treasures as a mental remedy, side effects may include new found inspiration, increased focus, loss of irritation, no sense of agitation, stress fleeting, as changing beats keep repeating, beating the mindset of defeat, expect enjoyment from self-employment in your own oasis, your abode, chill mode, no longer anxiety prone. Please do try it at home!

Feed your mind with pleasant vibrations to unlock the power of it!

Never Tell Yourself that You’re not ‘good enough’

YOU have total control of your own VALUE. DO NOT sell yourself short.

YOU are in control of your vessel when you are AWAKE that is… first you have to be aware that you’re not sleep-walking throughout life. Many perils await when opportunists can sniff vulnerable ‘bystand’ers who’d ‘stand by’ their disguised enemies not knowing they’re about to get ambushed.

DO NOT give your good heart to such people who would use and abuse you. YOU are much better than that. And even if you’ve been used and abused before, DO NOT let them corrupt YOU. Do NOT become whom you despise, or you’ll end up hating yourself.

DO NOT put yourself in a position where your vessel can get hacked by a wolf, seeking to devour the last droplets of innocence that may still remain, resulting in your efforts becoming in vain.

When such tragedies do occur, learn to forgive yourself. Dwelling in the pain that causes mental swelling won’t take back what happened. Your remorse brings you into a different course, a more prosperous one, and you may feel you don’t deserve it after all the mistakes you’ve made. This is where the battle of the mind kicks in. You feel you’re not good enough to accept that new path ahead even though IT’S RIGHT THERE!

The path is there for you to walk to. But your mind cannot fathom it. The one thing holding you back is the belief YOU SET FOR YOURSELF that ‘you are not good enough.’ But who told you that? WHO made you believe you’re so unworthy? The same people who made you feel unworthy are the same people who most likely are narcissists who live with no remorse or empathy, they’ve become hollow vessels, and they’re seeking to recruit more miserable people.

DO NOT sign up for that club. The fact that there is a path for you is enough hope for you to FORGIVE yourself and WALK with fortitude. Tune out the nay-sayers, they don’t care. They’re mad they cannot access the path that YOU can. Why can’t they access it? Because they’ve chosen to relish in bitterness, anger, and absolute misery. They’ve volunteered to become an architect of their own hell, and they wanna hire you for another position at the Misery Company.

Decline that offer, otherwise that offer will make you decline.

DO NOT follow behind the footsteps of the misery company, don’t let their dark clouds hover over you, but the longer you spend being close to them, the more those dark clouds will lean over and overtake you, to the point there’s no overcoming.

Please know YOUR value is precious. If you can still see the path then it is not too late. For most of us, we struggle to realize we can make it through, and despite our flaws, our past, we can get passed it by finally backpacking down that path.

Where does the path lead to?

Away from self-destruction, and into a new, cleaner place of peace, pristine with tall trees that remind you of prosperous longevity. Tree branches resemble the inside of your lungs, the broncioles, which do supply the body with oxygen, needed for you to breathe.

The fact that you’re still living is a gift that should remind you of the possibility of YOUR longevity.

But it is now up to YOU to accept the path to reach that goal. Now, YOU must FORGIVE yourself, and move on. This trail isn’t going to walk itself. 😊

Really, the Only thing holding YOU back is…


YOUR MIND!!

Your mind is the powerhouse of all thoughts… THOUGHTS that can be manifested into reality. You’ll either have productive or self-destructive thoughts.

Which one would YOU prefer to have? The answer is quite simple, but is it easy to maintain a level head?

For most of us, if not all, it can be a daily challenge until we focus on investing in our MINDS, if you don’t MIND.

You set out to do something crazy! Say, maybe participate in a 100 miler trail run, and you’ve never done it before. You train physically, but your mind is the real CHALLENGE. Your mind constantly reMINDS you of what you can’t do! It does this when you least need a talk of self-defeat, so you turn around and combat it with incredible AFFIRMATIONS that you will make come true through your actions! So when you look back at those actions… there is your proof that it can be DONE!

YOU CANNOT SAY that it can’t be done. The more you accomplish the farther you can go.

Same concept can be applied to everyday life when our MINDS have been programmed with self-defeat from the past. The best way to let go of the past is by DISMANTLING those self-defeating thoughts. Bit by bit, and piece by piece. Like mining for precious stones, we’re digging through dark and murky tunnels, it may be uncomfortable doing so, but the reward is much greater. Always remember why you are here. Don’t stop until you’ve accomplished what you’ve set out to do! You never know how close you are to strucking that gold or that diamond.

Words are powerful. You can either build or destroy yourself or others with them. Which one will you choose? You’ll either bask in the ambiance of true fulfillment, or you’ll self-destruct with only yourself to blame.

The answer is simple. The challenge to maintain it remains, only to solidify your drive, which must be continuous. The wheel must keep going! Only you can power that wheel to life, so keep on LIVING!!

The Forgotton Vibration of Words

We TALK, TALK, and Talk so much throughout the day, we tend to overlook the power behind the talking that we do. Every word we use carries a vibration. And whatever vibration you choose to use will determine the outcome.

Artwork by Yasira Damas

There are plenty of things we cannot control in this world. But the one thing we can control is Our TALK, the vibration we carry with us in our walk.

We TALK so much we dilute the power behind the words we use. It becomes meaningless when we bring into existence the idea of self-defeat and doubt.

Is doubt what you want to be about? I sure hope not!

Do not speak doubt into existence.

We tend to overlook the power we carry by simply speaking. The best speeches come from self-reflection. Inspect your life and see what it is that needs to be improved, and prove to yourself that it can be DONE.

Vibration can either breed creation or destruction.

You choose.

Why I expect the WORST case scenarios…

There’s just something about the soothing sounds of music, it serves as a therapeutic remedy for the mind to get ready, for anything that may come… even if you don’t have your headphones, your mind can produce tunes.

Life has a way of throwing curveballs at you.  You better make sure you’re looking. As the saying goes, it doesn’t cost money to pay attention! Not only should you be looking, but also be steps ahead of the game. Have ten steps set in your mental arsenal.

My strategy has always been to expect the worse possible scenario. Sounds morbid huh? Maybe pessimistic. Well, it’s kept me from getting my hopes up too soon.

I would await the impending death of joy I may have when bad news comes to visit. Pessimistic? Maybe for some. I’d say it sucks to be flying high expecting to meet with the clouds of Hope, until torpedoes come to destroy your plane’s wings. MAYDAY! MAYDAY! When you already have laid out a plan on how to deal with surprise ATTACKS like this, you’ll know what to do.

Life is about adaptation, and we have to know how to maneuver through it. I’m not saying you can’t make it. What I’m saying is be prepared to fail some times, but keep going until you pass. You will pass. But failure will come knocking many times before Success can reach your door!

Just like going on dates or making friends throughout your life. You may meet some strange characters along the way, (the fails), don’t let the past rewrite your future, and don’t allow people of the past to hinder you from meeting great people (the success). Look ahead, not back otherwise your life will be backwards.

Essentially, you wanna have a balance of enJOYing moments of JOY, and also being able to ADAPT to changing surroundings that may not work in your favor. So it’s not so much I’m cynical or a pessimist, I just simply prepare my mind for the worst, so that I can survive it, overcome it, and return back to normal. All it is is mental preparation.

Life isn’t always going to make you happy all day, everyday,  all the time. No. Life is a battlefield of the mind and spirit. Happiness comes from how much you’ve overcome and accomplished. And it brings you even greater happiness due to how thankful you are to be where you are at. You no longer take things for granted.

So, yes I expect bad news, I expect the worst scenarios, because if it does happen I’ll know how to deal with it, and if it doesn’t happen well what a RELIEF. Happiness multiplies even more. No matter what life will be life. So hang on tight! Hopefully you’re a good driver. Make sure you wear a seat belt, there may be some turbulence along the way. Either way Keep on Living! And DO NOT UNDERMINE the POWER OF THE MIND.