Thoughts On Why You Should Consider Celebrating Your Birthday Twice A Year

We all deserve to celebrate our birthdays twice in a year!

 
We all deserve it, but not everyone gets this opportunity. Why do we need to celebrate our birthdays twice in a year? I say this because there comes a time in your life when you say: fuck it! I’ve had enough of this shit!I Believe We All Deserve To Celebrate Our Birthdays Twice In A Year!
 
From here on out I’ll stop living my life without excuses. These moments are worth celebrating!
 
All you’ll need to do is make: ‘fuck-it-all I’m gonna go for this shit and keep trying until I win it’ your new default mindset.
 
Yes this might be a tall order. But, like Les Brown would say, IT’S POSSIBLE!
 
Besides, there will be days when getting out of bed would be a struggle. There will be days when all your plans would blow up on your face.
 
And oh, there sure would be days when you will fuck up big time and make a complete ass of yourself! Cry if you must, bawl your eyes out and moan about how unfair the world is.
 
When you are through; take it all in stride. Smile like the boss you are. Soon your brand-new ‘second birthday programming’ will override your mental hangups.
 

Now here’s the story…

 
For the most part of our lives, all we do is trudge along from day to day. Lifeless and devoid of enthusiasm and passion. Riddled with negative thoughts, mental clutter, self-loathing, ah… you know the drill.
 
Doing what Baloo in the 90’s cartoon, Jungle Book, calls the ‘bare necessities’.
 
Yet as I reflect on my past, and this journey of existence called life. I realize that doing the bare necessities. Continuing with the same old status quo. Functioning to get by, functioning to live another day; will get us no where meaningful at the long run.
 
These activities: eating, sleeping, crying, fighting. Holding-a-grudge, attending a ‘school’ but failing to educate ourselves.
 
Working 9-5 at a job you cannot put up with, getting married sometime in the future. Build a house or pay rent. Play, travel, quarrel, indulge in illicit sex. Gossip, smoke, numb our mind with alcohol, have kids, age, start a business, retire etc.
 
We hold onto these things with tenacity; but at the long run; are they helpful?
In a sense many of these activities, appear to be meaningful. But they will play no great role in giving us the kind of life we silently pine for.
 

Doing The Bare Necessities Will Get You Nowhere

 
Many like me, used to indulge in these activities with no personal meaning or purpose.
But as I look back, I begin to see them as nothing but clutter. Olakunle Soriyan calls it “aging without growth”.
 
We go through these daily motions with no clear meaning or overriding sense of purpose.
The same motions every other person goes through.
 
And since everyone is doing it, heck we follow suit. Taking the day, and doing the bare necessities as they come.
 
Many like me, have a program running in their minds. Making them think that the meaning of an activity lies in its content. But this is not true.
 

You Have The Power To Recondition Your Mind

 
This programming that society installed in our mind, directs us, it hypnotizes us. It even lulls us to sleep. And while we appear to be awake, we are actually asleep.
 
So unbeknownst to us, we end up living way below our inherent capacity.
We live below what we are in truth capable of doing, being and achieving.
 
People think it’s their rotten luck to perpetuate their ‘bad breaks’. People think it’s their lot to be mediocre. They think it’s their lot to struggle.
Many never realize that they can recondition their minds for good. They fail to realize that reprogramming their thought patterns can help them achieve the success they long for.
 
So, these negative thought patterns are unconsciously accepted. They thereby think themselves into powerlessness. Changing their reality becomes an uphill task.
 
So, like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Whenever they try something that makes them come alive. This programming kicks in and the hidden fear takes over.
 
Fear_The icy tendrils of fear, takes hold of their minds. It grips their thought process; holding it with intensity. Like the deer caught in the headlights, they are held between moving forward and standing still.
 
And the opportunity tolive, do and be more slips by.
 
Yet, their will always be moments to engage life and live with purpose and meaning. But if we aren’t in the present, these moments will continue to slip us by.
Take advantage of these moments of power to live, do and be more.
 
I put it to you that this your one wild life should be lived with meaning, with purpose and with power.
 

Stop Holding Yourself Back – Give Your Life A Personal Meaning/Purpose

 
Stop and think about it for a few minutes. What are you actually reserving your creative energies for? Who or what are you reserving your power for? Okay, you are afraid but what are you so afraid of? Death? Failure?
 
Even if you aren’t qualified, be bold. Man up and step forward.
 
You can always learn as you work.

The faces of happiness I see

I see happiness in moments when I’m alone with my imagination.

I see happiness when I think about the food I’m going to eat later in the day be it garri, groundnut & sugar. 🙂

I see happiness in a cold bottle of beer, feeling its icy smoothness in my mouth as it courses through my throat. As I give a contented belch after the last gulp.

I see happiness when I’m asked a question and I smilingly tell ’em: I don’t know the answer.

I see happiness in rain and thunderstorms; knowing I’ve got an ‘excuse’ to lay about and be lazy, just because.

I see happiness in not knowing all the answers to my questions, but venturing to answer them as best as I can anyway.

I see happiness in a plate of rice and stew with fried dodo (fried plantains) and chilled water shared amongst a trio of equally hungry friends.

I see happiness in taking in the scenery as I stare out the window of a fast moving bus on a long distance journey.

I see happiness in breathing and living. Despite the seeming myriad challenges I face in my daily life as a human.

A Letter From My Mind – Reprogramming

My friend and close confidante.
We live together, and do things together
despite these seeming closeness we
aren’t real and truthful to ourselves.

Many times you have kept the truth away from
me, albeit unwittingly. While other times I have kept the
same truth away from you and fed you with delusions,
mixed with a dose of unreality.

Besides we have both done these things
with the best intentions. You kept the truth
away for you were trying to protect me and
I was also protecting you from the ‘hardfacts’.

Alas! It has led us nowhere, instead we’ve been
walking around in circles. For deep down within us
we both know the truth. Doing otherwise will be
detrimental to the expansion of your Consciousness
and the progress you seek daily.

Although we appear to be two entities, yet
we are one and the same; the difference being
our planes of existence. I live in the mental plane,
while you reside in the physical plane.

I exert more influence over your life,
it rests on you to give the directions.
Left to myself, I might lead you through
a path filled with thorns, pains and regrets.

But if I’m properly and consciously
directed by you, your rewards would
exceed the short-term privations and
suffering you would have to endure.

Today I let go of my overtly critical voice.
I let go of constantly criticizing you over
what you did or didn’t do. I embrace love,
and a more considerate, compassionate,
loving, kind, encouraging and sincere voice.

Whenever I do criticize, it will be done to
spur you to take a step back and reevaluate
your decisions so as to take a better one.
We are in this together.

Today I accept you. I accept your body.
I agree that at this point you are doing
your best and working from your best intentions,
people might argue otherwise, but this is about your
life not theirs.

Whether the results are ‘good’ and/or bad.
but its your best nonetheless.
On that note I implore you to raise your level of
consciousness and awareness. Be aware. Be present. Be here.
Be in this moment.

Although this sounds easy, but it would require committed effort,
consistency and repetition so as to do away with
the negative, limited and unhelpful programming that
have been wittingly and unwittingly programmed into
ME by YOU, parents, society, the media and the environment.

I accept you, your perfections, imperfections,
flaws and quirks. Please accept me whole.
Only then can we wrought the change
you desire.

What follows after that is for
you to also accept yourself completely,
this will open new doors of conscious
awareness into areas that you have
hitherto locked out from yourself.

I leave you with this: You have fears.
To you they appear real.
But they are not. Fear is mental. Fear is
me stopping you. Fear is me trying to
‘protect’ you. But we know better now, don’t we?

Those fears are mental programs, they run
automatically and are triggered in various
scenarios and situations. So starting today,
promise yourself that you would do the
opposite of these fears every time they pop up.

If perchance you don’t pull through the first time,
you try, don’t beat yourself up. keep trying,
keep doing it. After many interruptions
of doing the opposite of your fear script,
you would have installed a new program in me.

From then on I’d take over the automatic
interruptions of your fear script thereby
reducing the work on your conscious attention
leaving you with time and energy to focus on
reprogramming other areas and changing unhelpful
thought patterns I constantly run.

Sincerely,

Your Beautiful Mind.