Category Archives: Philosophy

You And I.

When the day comes, and the heart inside my chest slows it pace, when there Is no more time to waste, I will die, just like you, and you just like I

When I transcend to the heavens above or the depths far beneath, I will no longer question the validity of the feat, for I rest amongst my fellow sinners and saints.

When I settle in to this timeless life and grip deep the truth, you are just like me, me just like you.

Then I will grasp the question of time, that while we are living we are all of the same kind.

Though skin of different shades, the flesh still remains, a like as it has since we first uttered our name.

What a tragedy we have believed our very own senses, for while we think with our minds they yet remain senseless.

Our eyes they deceived us, in believing its true, now I truly can see, you are I and I am you.

From the first moments of light, to the last moments of breath I realize we are no different, than that of the rest.

So live with the ideal that we are all much alike, for when we die it makes not a difference, nor black or nor white.

  • Trent

 

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An Uncommon Friend.

Why is it that we are so damn afraid of challenges? They scare us sure, but why? The fear of uncertainty, the fear of failure, these are both valid explanations. But really what I want to know is who gave challanges so much power. Who deemed them boss? Who let them control so much of what we do? It is with much sadness that i say the answer to all those questions is us. Maybe it is not directly the challenge but more of the sensations we feel when coming face to face with a challenge that we fear. The weight we have allowed a “challenge” to carry is astronomical. For example, say one day a wonderful idea pops into your head! Geniuses! But then the opposition calls in their fire power. An array of challenges pops into your head. I don’t know the right people, I don’t have enough money, I’ve never tried something like that before. All of these are the challenges we so often face, and all of these are phrases that have effected our lives in more ways than we can imagine. Think for a second what your life would be if instead of fearing and running away from a challenge, you embraced it. What if you didn’t see “challenges” as a obstacle or road block but instead saw them as an opportunity for growth, new knowledge, and to develop yourself as a more in tuned human being. 

You see I believe the issue lies in our perspective. “Perspective is everything”, a phrase we so often hear, and so often let pass without the slightest marination on its validity. But you see its true. The way you view something drastically changes the results of it. If you see something as negative you will soon yield negative results. If you see something in a positive light however you will then see positive results. The output results always mimics the input emotions. 

Looking back into challenges specifically, I ask that the next time you are met with one you embrace it. I beg you swing your doors wide open, wave it in and treat it to a meal. Because with the correct perspective we see “challenges” are actually packed with positives.One of which I’d like to share . While it may seem quite contrary, challenges in fact create the happiest and most joyous moments of our existence. Please allow me to expand my thoughts.

When we are faced with a challenge we often times sink in happiness. We may feel overwhelmed, sad, or maybe depressed. But because we can feel these empty, cold emotions it means we can also feel extreme joy and glee. If we were never able to walk through the deep steep valleys and feel their emptiness we would never reach the magnificent mountain tops and the exuberant happiness they posses. With out sadness we would only feel extreme happiness, which would become a normalized feeling and would no longer feel quite so extraordinary. The wonderful feelings of happiness would completely disappear if were not as equally familiar with the feelings of despair. So in reality we should thank challenges for arising. Not only do they allow opportunity to grow and ever improve ourselves they also allow us to feel the saddest of emotions. But right behind the saddest of emotions is the happiest of emotions ready to take their place.

The truth is I really hope you think for a second before judging a challenge that arises. Do not be quick to label it in one direction or the other. Allow it to marinate. Look for the positives that will come out of it. Chances are if you do this, you will find it may be in your best interest to make challenges an uncommon friend.

 

Be easy my friends

-Trev

 

P.S. I am in the process of creating an ebook. The book will describe a spelled out plan to acquiring your dreams through using visualization, emotions, and the correct habits. Please like this post if you may be interested in grabbing a copy once its completed.

 

 

 

 

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Envy Of The World…

“People envy others lives so much… they forget to take the time to work on their own”

The quote above is a thought that splashed into my mind this evening. Why are we so obsessed over other peoples lives? Wouldn’t it be logical that if we saw something, such as a certain lifestyle, that we would like to acquire we would develop a plan to attain it, and then begin working that plan in our actual life. But we don’t. In fact I’m here to say that we do far the opposite, and unfortunately so. We so easily become completely encapsulated by the glitz and glamour or the drama and heartbreak of others lives, that we have completely forgotten that exact same lifestyle is available to you. There is no real substantial difference between your celebrity idol and yourself. You are both the same organs, but comprised of flesh and blood nearly identical. Whats different is the mindset, its the vision that varies. Those that we envy have the mentality of just that. They see themselves as stars, as idols, as role models to the rest of us. But us, are minds, so weak and unfocused, have visions of the stars lives. Not for our own acquisition,  oh heavens no we would never be so bold. But simply out of envy. Out of a burning desire to be like the big famous star but deep down know you would never make it to such a life. At the moment of initial realization we may briefly feel despair. But in a blink of an eye we normalize that feeling. We befriend it and let it live in the same home as our truest aspirations, dreams, and goals. Its presence is the epitome of overwhelming. This is no life to live. This is a life to fear.

Flat out, face to face heres the God Damn truth. You Have The Capability To Live Any Life You Choose. Your biggest oppressor is you. Its your mind, its your negative thoughts, its your lack of focus. But the greatest news ever is that you can still change all of this. Weather you have the rest of your life to live or only a sparing few seconds. You can always change it. Nothing is unreachable. Right this minute I want you to think of one thing, just one thing that you want to acquire, change, or become in the future. Right those words down in the most permanent marker you can. Get those word tattooed on your unaware skin. Repeat, dream, and visualize of acquiring this every day. Pour your emotion into the image of your dream. With out emotion, and honest sensations, this will never work. As you begin to visualize your dream and pack it full of emotions, you’ll realize your actions are running congruently with your aspirations. Your are taking the steps to success. You are creating the foundation of the life you so desperately now reach out for.

I want to congratulate you my friend, cause you are on your way. You are on your way to whatever it is you aspire for. What ever it is you want to bring to reality. Its on its way. And  I couldn’t be happier for you. Run with this feeling and share it with others. One by one we can transform the world into a loving and positive environment. This is the gift we have, to create the wildest realities we can possibly dream of. So start dreaming, and start creating. Best of luck, I can already see you there.

 

  • Trevor

The Altered Mirror Image

For how ever long you have been alive you have been making efforts towards establishing who you are as a person. You have been creating and evaluating your morals and values. You have been forming your likes and dislikes. And then as we all do you have expressed this to the world to see. Maybe through the clothes you wear or the music you listen to. In some way or another you have tried to convey what it is you stand for to the outside world. In the last few years though as social media outlets have begun to capture a larger percent of our attention it seems we have created an alternative life as well. Here is where a great imbalance has been created. In the youth of today I see a glaring issue we must confront. The importance of ones online presence and the ideals they represent in this virtual world have grown to greatly outweigh the importance of the image they convey in the real world. As we have become more and more controlled by the likes and dislikes of our peers we have become overly concentrated on how we are perceived via profile page. Because of this we now have a magnificent disconnect. With such effort being poured into a “coded” world we have forgotten to express our true intentions in reality. We no longer see kids and young adults greatly infatuated by music, art, and emotions as we did in times past. The greater importance is now placed on making sure your profile pictures will get enough likes or retweets. While on a base level there is nothing wrong with having an online presence there is something wrong with the youth not expressing the same viewpoints in reality. I propose we must transition the mindset to a state of expressing a parallel image in both realities. If one feels confident enough to perceive an image of themselves online, they should feel confident enough to perceive this same image to their peers in real life. I truly believe if this were done we would see a great increase in the emotional equilibrium in peoples lives. Those of us in this skewed mindset have allowed the approval of virtual friends to hold greater weight than the real friends we have around us. More than likely the majority of online profile users are “friends”, on social media sites, with people they rarely even associate with, or worse yet barely even know. Who decided these people’s opinions holds such a monumental weight? We must become aware to the fact that these people’s viewpoints hold very little value in our lives. Ultimately an effort must be made for the youth of today to feel confident enough to express the values they hold online to the real world. I truly believe if this were to be done the world could be graced with the presence of some of the greatest writers, artists, musicians, and creative we have yet to see. Online we feel free to express our innermost drives and sensations. I ask please, go into the real world and share these as well. You doing so will only spark a revolution and encourage others to do the exact same thing. The power to change the world and the way things are done is truly in you hands. The choice is up to you. Allow the world to continue on its path, or change it for a more progressive, expressive, and fulfilled world for all to love.

The Disappearing Mind

Have we gotten the entire world figured out? Do we have all the crooks and cranny’s of life mapped out in great detail? Though I wish so full heartedly we did I must honestly say we do not. If this is the case then, why have we treated our minds as if we do? When one studies thought or philosophy we must flip the pages deep into history. Why do we not look towards the philosophers of today? Could it possibly be that there are none to be found in the chaos of modern society? I see a great issue with the way the world operates today. While we are busy burying our noses in textbooks and notes on data we have slid the book of thought under the table. While we have continued the efforts to advance our knowledge in the field of concrete data, we have forgotten to place the same efforts to developing thought. The world of today is as wild and crazy and in trouble as it has ever been. Why have we chosen now to lock our minds in the coffin of lost skills? Now, is the greatest time to continue developing our ideas of the world. We have come to a point where we rely too heavily on others to feed us our thoughts. We no longer value an individual mind. A collective mind works well for sharing ideas but where does new thought come from? Today the ones who come up with the new ideas dictate how we think with out us even knowing it. They are in control. The words and ideas they bring to life are passed onto us through the various channels and mediums of media that exist. They give us options though, two or three. This way we can all fall into a category. If we all find familiarity with one of the groups then we will all be happy. Sure we disagree with the other group but that is what they want us to do. We are in a category THEY designed disagreeing with another category THEY designed. We are in truth fighting our self. We must not stand up then against the opposing view but against the creator of the view. This is how progression will be made. The rapid pace of life has tricked us into believing their predisposed truths. These are not real truths. The only real truths are the ones we create. Let today be the today you recognize the trap we have been placed in. We have been ineffectively fighting our self for years. For every step we take forward, we in turn take one back. Let today be the day you realize we must create our own thoughts and beliefs. Do not fall victim to the handcrafted system they have created. We have a choice to be oppressed by believing or free by creating. Let us create. This is our time to be the thinkers. Let us inspire masses to continue the trend and shape the world in our own way. The philosophers of yesterday were important to their time, the philosophers of today are of great importance to you and I, but the philosophers of tomorrow will be of great service to millions and millions of souls to come.