Monday, June 16, 2014

(A)Wake For Young Souls

What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his very soul? — Mark 8:36

Cycle of the moon brings blood to the woman,
And the blood of the woman brings birth of a child.
Child grow up, he forget himself and
Birth of a child comes someplace wild.
Even grey days beat the shade to wean,
Unbodied, unsouled, unheard, unseen.
Let the gift be grown in the time to call our own;
Let the gift be sewn, for the window's closing.
Truth is natural like the wind that blows;
Follow its direction, no matter where it goes.
So it shall be: the earth, and the sea.
Let the truth blow like a hurricane through me.

Young Souls
Who you were then, may not be who you are now... Over the years you change, acclimate, evolve, and hopefully for the better.  Although maybe you have your gotten lost a few times along life's journey?  

Where does the time go...

So, ask yourself, "is who you are now, who you are? Try to remember who you (were), and who you are (now). Which one is it? which one defines who you truly are?

Think, reach deep inside and open up… for your true young soul is always there awaiting to be released, to be cherished, to be freed, to live. Your "young" soul is not an age, number, or range. It can apply to anyone who seeks it out each or every day. And if you do, then you will feel alive.

Your Potential is Unlimited...
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?" 

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You can be anything you desire! 

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Find your spirit, find your strength, set yourself apart, and become you were destined to be….
Beauty awakens the soul to act. Before it’s too late…

It seems like more people in today's world, take each day for granted. They expect the sun to rise and the sun to set, without even stopping to grasp the true beauty of what is happening around them. Some people take the simple things that happen each and every day for granted. These are the things, if cherished make life more memorable!  So slow down, focus, and truly find your soul, the passion, and give it your best, no matter what the situation. Be unique, don't be dismayed by what others say or think, society will always try and shape you, but you have to follow your own path.

..To Truly Live
The time is Now, not yesterday, not tomorrow, only today can you become everything you want and dream to be. You can be the change, the change you want to see in this world. If only, you apply yourself today to be what/who you want and live the life you desire!

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." ~ Anatole France 

Don’t be afraid to act, you cannot sit around waiting for others to do it for you, we must be active, opinionated, and self-fulfilling to stand up for what we believe in. Otherwise you will fall behind and be forgotten.

Free yourself, discover your passion, your love, for example; what inspires yourself? or how can you positively impact others each day? Then and only then will you unlock your unlimited potential that is within you all of you…. Find your spirit, find your strength, set yourself apart, and become you were destined to be…. But YOU, yourself have to do it.

This is not a Wake, but an Awakening
Awaken your soul to act, to live, to believe, to love, to be you... 

Then ask yourself on how your currently living your life;  "is who you are now, who you want to be?"
- Ross

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Gatsby Life Redux

      "Heaven must look just like this..." 

Ready to recharge, re-inspire and look at things in a new light? 
The Gatsby Life blog has a big summer planned! I'm currently writing my Master's thesis and already started my PhD research, along with many many other exciting things happening in my life, but hey! that's not slowing The Gatsby Life down!   

These future posts are headed your way! 
- "(A)Wake For Young Souls"
- "The Peaks & Valleys"
- "The Passing of Time"
- "Heaven on Earth"
- "Atonement"
- "Pacifism Today, Peace Tomorrow"
- "The God of Green" 

Please stayed tuned! 

- Ross 
"We all carry within us, the wonders we seek without us."