​"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."-Zig Ziglar

Aptitude is an interesting thing.

Having a natural ability to do something. If it's already natural, it's already normal.

And don't get me wrong here, if your altitude is already above average that you might have an advantage.

But if your attitude says "I have already arrived" rather than "I can always aim higher" than can you see how your attitude can either give or take the natural advantages away?



"We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.""


I may have borrowed this quote from @jrose.strong4life. 😉😉

She posted it as the caption of one of her recent adventures of reconnecting with nature.

I saw it and wanted to also share the words of wisdom!

Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up in the auto piloted ins and outs of everyday life.

Like have you ever been driving to work and then got to work and had that odd feeling of "Who was driving? I have no conscious recollection of the actual drive." Obviously you were the one who drove. But on auto pilot.

Go out and put your feet on the ground. Feel the grass or sand between your toes. Take it all in. Find yourself right where your feet are.

Spiritual narcolepsy?

Spiritual narcolepsy?

Quote of the Day: "Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." - Richard Wright

It really is an interesting thing. To be so oblivious for so long. Like being waking up and not remembering ever going to sleep. 


Spiritual narcolepsy? It's a term that I think is pretty appropriate. 


Spirituality to me means be 100% comfortable being exactly who I am. Not wishing I was anything more and not pretending like I am anything less. 


Now thats self-realization.

Creative spaces bring you to beautiful places. (Part 2)

Part 2

Listen to me while you read!

Just for funsies!

If you haven't read (Part 1), this one might not make as much sense, but more or less I am going to be talking about an experience I shared with a friend, where beetles kept coincidentally showing up here and there like little signs. The symbolism they may hold. As well as present you with questions to ponder. (Feel free to answer in the comments and ask me questions!)

"Is coincidence a real thing or is it just God's way of remaining anonymous?"

It's interesting to me to think about this question. I find myself, when speaking of God, always thinking "For a lack of a better term, I use the word God."

Is God the best term to use? I like things that I vibe with and also using the term "Universe" And the Powers that be. All I really know is that there is something much larger than me at play here. And I enjoy playing along to some extent.

Food for thought. "Find stability in simplicity"

My plan, for the next couple of blogs I write, is to go into is my own thoughts and insight About some of the things that I have found about beetle symbolism. Also to let my readers dive into my mind. 

Beetles can be a sign from the universe, (or from God, or what ever you vibe with) calling for simplicity. It reminds me of Mahatma Gandhi's quote. "Live simply so that others may simply live." 

I remember the first time I saw this quote. It spoke to my heart. I remember, for a good part of my young adult life, trying to convince myself that I was that I was content with less when I knew I was capable of more. Hiding behind are mask of being carefree when in reality I was careless. Always trying to smash beliefs that were instilled in me as a child. One that stands out the most, (I'm sure It wasn't intentionally projected this way) was that I wasn't ever going to be good enough. Religious dogma being the culprit Investing my time and energy, frivolously, on things that I didn't need, to impress people that I didn't really know. People I never really gave the chance to know me. Misguided attempts to gain the affection and adoration from people that were never meant to be in my life longer than their season. Wanting desperately to be "good enough" Like gripping a handful of sand with all of my might hoping that it wouldn't slip through my fingers. 

Shaming myself for wanting to invest more of my resources into things that would ensure my own happiness. Those things seemed to have a tendency to be put on the back burner. Reaching towards the selfless ideals that were encouraged since my youth, and always falling short just like that sand that falls through my fingers. The complexity of my inner workings had been exhausting. 

Introspection and meditation has become my medication. Finding stability in simplicity. Having solid ground beneath me for what seemed to be the first time. Realizing that gravity doesn't need my permission. There is no need to hang a nail in the sky. There is nothing wrong with wanting to fly really high.

"Simplicity is eating when hungry and sleeping when tired." -ASB

I try to live a simple yet fulfilling life. Wanting what I need is the goal. When I want what I need I find out that I have always had what I wanted all along. The simplicity of this perspective reminds me of an Oprah Winfrey quote "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." So for me an attitude of grattitude is key


If we have the audacity to want to have a life that is in the 1% we have to not only know the cost, but be willing to pay the price.

There are so many things that can distract us from our true potential. But if we can find the things that light a fire of passion, the things that have nothing to do with  logic or reason, the things that need no external validation, we can and will reach heights that we didn't even know existed.

I think about this quote,

"It is better to walk or even crawl, alone,  in the right direction  than to just go along aimlessly with the herd." Not to deny the value of companionship but to point out that we have a choice in who we surround ourselves with. 

Like Jim Carrey says "Our need for acceptance can make us invisible"  Wanting to be accepted isn't even a matter of right or wrong. It's the "Need" that could use a second look. 

The acorn will never wish that it is a oak tree. It already has everything that it needs inside. And I just want anyone who stumbles across this to know