Before It’s Time To Say Goodbye

Before It’s Time To Say Goodbye

Before It’s Time To Say Goodbye

                                                      

We mindfully follow the lives of others on social media,

While our own lives mindlessly pass us by.

We take selfie after selfie,

While our experiences opposite to ourselves pass us by,

We pretend to be listening to others,

While our connections pass us by,

We focus on the T.V while eating our food,

While tasting our spices of life pass us by,

We obsess over our past and future,

While our present moments pass us by,

We say “maybe tomorrow”,

While our present days pass us by,

We chase money and status,

While joy and fulfillment pass us by,

We complain about the weather,

While the sunsets pass us by,

We make plenty of time to watch the news,

While opportunities to make a difference pass us by,

We don’t make time to take care of our bodies’,

While our physical health pass us by,

We don’t make time to take care of our minds,

While our mental health pass us by,

We hold on to resentments,

While freedom through forgiveness pass us by,

We get angry at the smallest things,

While the important ones pass us by,

We take our days for granted,

While each less day pass us by,

We take each other for granted,

While our opportunities for communion pass us by,

We give conditional on a return,

While unconditional love pass us by,

We must wake up to what life has offered us,

Before it’s time to say goodbye.

 

Learn from all of your experiences,

opportunities are everywhere.

Take care,

Rob Kish

Ask Yourself This To See If You’re Truly Happy

Ask Yourself This To See If You’re Truly Happy

If your most cherished material possessions were taken away from you, would you still be truly and infinitely happy?

This question humbles me personally, it reminds me that I have yet to own my happiness regardless of what is happening in the outside world and that I’m an infinite student of living from the inside-out.

It’s hard to fathom a world without our most cherished material possessions. I have a difficult time imagining my life without them. Would I still be happy? At first, I don’t think I would. I do have full confidence that I would find inner happiness though.

What I like about this question is how it directs us inward for happiness. To look in the opposite direction of the material world that we have become so reliant upon for chasing our happiness. Gaining happiness from material things is always temporary, keeping us on the search either until we die or until we wake up.

Instead of trying to learn how to be happy, try unlearning your current formula for happiness and you will discover true happiness. Happiness isn’t acquired through the sum of some formula, happiness is acquired through the realization that we have all we need at this moment and not a drop less.

 

Learn from all of your experiences, opportunities are everywhere.

Take care,

Rob Kish

The Simple Equation That Generates Creativity

The Simple Equation That Generates Creativity

I hear many people say they aren’t creative, yet creativity is innate. We each have access to a wellspring of creativity. Unfortunately, some people don’t seem to be aware of this. We all have equal access to the same source of creativity.

Think of creativity as the sun and your personal thinking as the clouds, just because on a cloudy day you can’t see it, that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

Here is the definition of creativity as per the Merriam-Webster DictionaryThe ability to create

I think one misconception people have is that creativity comes in the form of art. Leading them to believe that because they aren’t interested in art, or they aren’t good at art (in their opinion), then that means they aren’t creative.

Art is just one form of creativity. Creativity can come through in many areas of life and work. Think of creativity as finding a new way to think of something or do something. To create something original for you in your life or create a new way of thinking.

Examples of creativity:

You could create a new perspective on:

  • Money
  • Your relationships
  • Politics
  • Forgiveness
  • Love

You could create:

  • A new recipe
  • More value at work
  • Other avenues to make money
  • More meaningful relationships
  • A morning/evening ritual

When it comes to being creative, the options are infinite. Any time you have created something in your life you have used your creativity.

If we’re all creative beings, how do we access our innate creativity?

The simple equation that generates creativity is this:

New Thought

A new thought comes from…well, who knows. All we know is that we didn’t create it, we just observe it.

This is very different from our personal thinking, which you can think of as old thought. These are the thoughts that we have thought before, they are nothing new. They are personal to us because they are bound to us and regurgitated.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”

– Albert Einstein

A single new thought can generate an insight that changes your entire life. A single new thought can give you the framework to create something new in the world.

So, how do we get new thoughts?

Space

If creativity is the sun and our personal thinking (old thoughts) are the clouds, a little less attention to our personal thinking will allow the sun to peak through. A cloudless sky isn’t necessary to see the light, all that is needed is a momentary gap between clouds to shed some light.

We don’t need a blank mind to allow our creativity to come through. We just need to pay a little less attention to our personal thinking and allow a momentary gap for a new thought to come through.

We use our creativity to create a version of ourselves every single moment of every day. You can’t, not be creative.

 

Learn from all of your experiences, opportunities are everywhere.

Take care,

Rob Kish

The Simple Equation That Proves Nobody Can Make You Feel A Certain Way

The Simple Equation That Proves Nobody Can Make You Feel A Certain Way

The following equation reveals the only source of our feelings, good or bad. Since most people don’t factor in one component of the equation, they lead themselves to believe a lie, and in my opinion, it’s also the main source of suffering and despair in the world.

I also think it’s the greatest source of life’s illusion, especially when it comes to chasing things like money, prestige, happiness, peace, love and status.

The simple equation that creates your feelings is this:

However, most people live by this equation:

The Grand Illusion And Taking Your Power Back

“You make me happy”

“You piss me off!”

“Traffic makes my blood boil”

“My job stresses me out”

How many times have you heard yourself say any of those? I know I used to say the first two ALLLLLL the time.

Now that I don’t blame others or circumstances for how I feel, I feel so much freedom because I am the only one who can make myself feel any which way about anything.

When we blame the outside world for what is going on in our inside world we’ve given all of our power away. We’ve granted permission to anything or anyone outside of us to create our feelings.

Although this is actually never the case, so long as we believe that this is how our feelings are created we’re rendered powerless. We then live by this equation:

Circumstance – THOUGHT = Feeling = Powerless

The missing link that doesn’t get factored in is thought.

In order to maintain power over your feelings, you must understand that it’s your own thoughts about another person, what they may have said, or a circumstance, that creates your feelings.

Circumstance + THOUGHT = Feeling = Power

It is our thoughts about who this person is and what they mean to us that makes us happy, not them.

It is our thoughts about what they said about us that pisses us off, not them.

It is our thoughts about traffic that makes our blood boil, not the traffic itself.

It is our thoughts about our job that stress us out, not the job itself.

Feelings are the children of thoughts, and without thoughts, they cease to exist.

The mere understanding of this can grant you hope no matter the circumstance because you’re no longer reliant on a world outside of you to change how you feel. Only you have the power to do that.

 

Learn from all of your experiences, opportunities are everywhere.

Take care,

Rob Kish

How To Easily Get Back On Track When You’re Feeling “Off”

How To Easily Get Back On Track When You’re Feeling “Off”

Another recent trend I’ve noticed is how confused people tend to get when they go off track and start feeling a little bit “off”. I’ve noticed this with myself in the past and more recently in conversations with my wife and clients. (I’m just starting to notice I tend to have a knack for trend and pattern recognition lol)

Maybe we took a wrong turn somewhere and feel lost.

Maybe we derailed and feel stuck.

Maybe we’ve been daydreaming and are oblivious to where we are.

All understandable explanations of our undesired predicament.

If we feel lost, we tend to retrace our steps to see where we took that wrong turn. Then, since more times than not, we have no idea where that is, we start asking ourselves for directions to get going in the right direction again.

Hint: It’s not wise to ask someone who’s lost for directions.

If we feel stuck, we can have a tendency to let our frustrations get the best of us. Before we know it, poor decision after poor decision keeps piling up and our stuckness becomes more and more insurmountable.

Hint: It’s not wise to ask someone who’s frustrated to make important decisions.

If we feel oblivious to where we are, we tend to flail our arms for anyone to see (including ourselves) in hopes that someone will see us (including ourselves), we’ll be rescued and then live happily ever after.

Hint: Flailing arms has never really been a great tactic when dealing with an illusion.

If it’s not wise to ask someone who’s lost for directions…

If it’s not wise to ask someone who’s frustrated to make important decisions…

If flailing arms has never really been a great tactic when dealing with an illusion…

What the heck do we do?

No more confusion necessary…

Do nothing but understand one thing…

The only reason we’ll ever feel “off” is that we’ve disconnected from ourselves. This disconnection creates the illusion that we’re lost. It creates the illusion that we’re stuck. It creates the illusion that we’re oblivious to where we are.

This disconnection is created through neglecting what I like to call our soul nourishment, or for the less spiritual, our love to do’s. When we stop doing the things that nourish our soul or the things we love to do, we start to disconnect.

Therefore, once we become aware of this, we can then retrace our steps and pinpoint when this neglect began. This will always be the case.

For example, I love to read, write blog posts, write poems, use my creativity, be in nature (preferably with my dog), feed my body nourishing food, coach people toward their goals, transform people’s lives through conversations, do Yoga, workout at the gym, and have my quiet time.

In the past, whenever I neglected to follow through on several of these over a period of time, I started to feel lost, stuck and oblivious.

What do you love to do?

What do you have a passion for?

Integrate one or more of these into your daily routine. It’s easy to overlook the simplicity of this but…

don’t mistake simplicity for lack of power, complexity is fools gold.

Keep it simple, there is nothing more you need to do than nourish your soul or do all the things you love to do and are passionate about, and do them consistently.

 

Learn from all of your experiences, opportunities are everywhere.

Take care,

Rob Kish

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