Video of Me sharing some thoughts during my morning commute

2 years, 9 months ago

So last night I tried out some intermittent sleeping. I slept for 2 1/2 hours–then read, sent some emails, pondered and really came up with some awesome insights/epiphanies/ideas and then went back to sleep for 1 1/2 hours (not to mention I had some crazy, intense, emotional dreams during that short time). I don’t know if these insights and ideas were enhanced by the intermittent sleeping (maybe the calmness and the darkness of the night brought clarity to my mind?), but one of the ideas was to start making videos of my life, my thoughts and ideas.

The past few months have been nothing less than life changing for me. Reading and joining in discussions on this website, changing my lifestyle, as well as reading incredibly insightful/enlightening books. I’ve made huge strides in terms of my consciousness, self understanding, awareness of my true existence, will power, control of my ego, capacity to love and help others, and so much more. This is only the beginning and I know there is an endless amount more I want to learn and so many things I want to pursue now (very exciting!). Anyways, I thought I’d make a video and get my thoughts out (I feel like it’d be a waste to not share the things I’ve learned, to enrich and better my life, with others). I made like 6 videos this morning on different topics, but i’ll share this one for now. This is my first time doing something like this so bear with me :)

June 19, 2012 at 7:32 am

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Profile photo of FindYourGreatness FindYourGreatness C (@jpete011) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

Btw, I wasn’t really sure who I’d be showing these to, but I made them as though I’d be posting them, in the future, to a website/blog that I may start..

Let me know if you have comments or constructive criticisms!

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Profile photo of Matthew Matthew (@ojai) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

Considering you took the time just to express such thoughts before work, I took the time to watch this before I head out! I agree with the things you said in the video man. To me, it’s a matter of conscious living. The thing is, it is so easy to get caught up in the chaos and madness of everyday consumerism…just look around the proof is in the pudding. This lifestyle you’ve discussed is sort of like sub-conscious living.

It is like you said, “everyone else is doing it” and it becomes a matter of just doing and there’s a lot of doing without thinking. Which, I might say, will always be and has already proven to been a vicious cycle in modern day society. Say you take some deer in the wild right. You would think when watching a fellow deer eat poisonous berries that the other deer would stop and think “Hey, that’s not working out too good…let’s do something different. Better yet, I have an idea, let’s get rid of that dang unhealthy whole bush so none of us have to deal with that…we do have alternatives anyway!” They don’t continue to eat the poison and they are deer. We are human and we aren’t smart enough to all together stop allowing ourselves to be fed our own self made poisons! We are pretty much eating the poison, gathering the seeds, and planting them, securing ourselves a more unhealthy, gluttonous but…yet still an ‘everyday’ life style because well everyone is doing it so why stop? We need more discipline. Not a ruler across the hands but more of a healthy mind and body discipline in our lives. If it is survival of the fittest and we are the fittest, it should be expected of us to be smart enough to do the best ourselves.

So like I said, I think it’s a matter of conscious living and discipline mainly my man.

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Profile photo of phanci3 phanci3 (@phanci3) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

Hey I watched your video and I thought it was good, although it might be more constructive for someone who isnt a big fan/follower of high existence. my only constructive criticisms would be a different setting and a different viewpoint, and perhaps to compact some of the long winded ideas into smaller, more powerful sentences. looking in to the camera and at your audience will draw them in more. it definitely was the dose of insight i needed to start my day off right, so thank you!

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Profile photo of FindYourGreatness FindYourGreatness C (@jpete011) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

What’s up guys, I made another video about my reflections on a documentary I saw last night called Gasland. Check it out and let me know if you have any comments or questions!

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Profile photo of Ally M Ally M (@soulallyxo) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

@jpete011, What books have you read that changed your outlook on life?

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Profile photo of FindYourGreatness FindYourGreatness C (@jpete011) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

@soulallyxo,

http://www.athleticcapital.com/2011/09/15-books-that-will-change-your-life/

Also, I personally recommend Artist of Life – Bruce Lee, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, and The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Documentaries: 1. No End in Sight, 2. Inside Job, 3. Gasland

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Profile photo of Ally M Ally M (@soulallyxo) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

@jpete011, Thanks. Have you ever read any Eckhart Tolle books? those are incredible.

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