I personally believe that the biggest indicator of an intelligent person is Awareness.
So what do I mean by that?
Awareness and consciousness go hand in hand. I guess another term that could be used is “Woke.”
Believe it or not, about 95% of the things you do on a daily basis come from your subconscious. This means you are not really aware of the things you are doing, you’re pretty much just on autopilot.
The things you do come from past conditioning and habits you have created over the years.
Small habits eventually turn in to your lifestyle which then proceeds to turn in to your character.
All of us are controlled by our subconscious mind, but those who are aware of their actions tend to be a lot more intelligent.
When you are aware, your subconscious actions turn in to conscious actions. Therefore you can choose what you want to do. You are no longer on autopilot and you can continuously choose the best option in which will help you create your ideal life.
When one is unconscious they are just drifting through life and doing what they were taught or just doing what everyone else does. You just become another sheep and you will be easily manipulated and will no longer think for yourself.
How to Become More Aware
Some people are just born with more awareness. But this is something you can also acquire and build upon.
It’s all about being present. The present moment is all that exists. When you are in the present moment you are on the frequency of life and the universe. You are constantly aware of all your doings and can select which thoughts and actions you want to proceed with and act upon.
The best way to become more aware and conscious is meditation.
We tend to live inside of our heads and create all of these problems that don’t actually exist. So many people are trapped inside their minds and this prevents them from truly living.
Meditation helps bring you to the present moment and brings you to the frequency and flow of life. Meditation increases your awareness allowing you to be conscious of all your thoughts and decisions.
There are also two books I highly recommend that will help you live in the present moment and ultimately increase your awareness and intelligence.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and Be Here Now by Ram Dass are two books that ultimately woke me up and they have helped me tremendously over the years.
So if you want to escape your mind and take control of your life start meditating today and check out those two books.
I wish you the best luck in your future endeavors.
By now I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying; “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift… that’s why they call it the present.”
I would like to dive a little deeper into this, because although it seems fairly simple and straightforward, there is such a deeper meaning and importance to this realization.
What it All Means
Like the title says, all that exists is right now. It is always right now, and it always will be. We are forever living in the present moment.
When we tend to dwell on the past this can cause depression because we think about what could have been. We think of all the things we should have done differently and think of all the missed opportunities.
On the flip side, when you are always thinking about the future and thinking about what could happen, this can cause anxiety.
One of the biggest changes you can make in your life is to become fully present.
How to Become Present
There are two simple tricks I use to bring myself to the present moment.
First, I just tell myself to Be Here Now. We tend to get stuck in our heads and think about the past and future instead of just focusing on what is right in front of us. When you tell yourself to Be Here Now, you can enter the flow of the universe.
The second thing I do is I ask myself, “what at this moment is lacking?” You aren’t necessarily looking for an answer when you ask yourself this question. What you are doing is realizing that there is nothing lacking in the present moment. You are alive and have everything you need.
Without fail, every time I ask myself this question and I can feel my shoulders relax and my jaw unclench, and I just fall into a feeling of pure bliss and acceptance.
The Problems We Face
We are living in a world full of distractions and expectations. With the emergence of social media and technology as a whole, we are now more connected than ever. But we face a huge problem which is the fact that most people are faking their lives online and we are just distracting ourselves to try to hide from our unhappiness.
People tend to only post their best moments on social media. They choose the pictures that they look the best in and play along with this whole façade of fake happiness.
Instead of finding true happiness within, we are looking to impress others and fit in as much as possible to feel accepted. But all these societal standards and expectations are terrible for our mental health.
Why You Need to be More Present
Everything in this universe is in a flow. Humans are unique because we have a special awareness within us that allows us to contemplate things and make decisions. This awareness is both a blessing and a curse.
I believe that at least 95% of us are not living in the present moment and this is why there is so much unhappiness in this world.
We are all unique and we were all put on this planet for a reason. We all have our own special quirks and talents. But we are living in a society where we are being conditioned to be like everyone else and just follow the rules.
We are forced to go to school for at least 18 years and then find a job to work for the majority of our life and just survive, buy things we don’t need and pay bills.
I can guarantee that most people don’t truly enjoy their jobs, but the sad truth is, work takes up almost your whole entire life. Even when you’re not at work you’re tired from work so you don’t want to do anything.
How to Find Your Happiness
I can confidently say that I believe the secret to happiness is to stop distracting yourself and get out of your head and become present.
Meditation is the single most effective tool in which to do this.Hereis a simple way to meditate for beginners.
We need to stop comparing our lives to other people and find what truly makes us happy and find our true purpose.
You arenot tired from doing too much. You are tired from doing too little of what sparks a light inside of you.
When you are able to become fully present you enter the flow of the universe. You can find your true self and find your purpose in life. Now this won’t happen over night but even if you just practice for 5 minutes a day it can change your life so much.
We are conditioned so much in this weird world we live in, so we tend to lose touch with our real selves.
We were not born to pay bills and die. I can guarantee just about ever single one of you reading this has had that feeling inside of them that there is so much more to life. To find this you need to become present and enjoy this gift called life.
-Stretching/Yoga is an amazing exercise for you to do whilst in quarantine
You can easily do some simple at home workouts such as push-ups, sit-ups, squats, planks, etc.
And many more!
6) No Fap
-Refraining from masturbation has so many benefits. Click here to find out why I do not masturbate.
7) Spending time outdoors
-Take a walk outside at least once a day. No cell phone. Just enjoy the beauty of nature.
And many more!
8) Journal/Write down things you are grateful for
-Journaling is something I got in to recently and it is honestly so beneficial. It is so much easier to manifest things when you write them down.
-Write down all your passions.
-Write down things that make you happy.
-Plan out your day and your life.
-At the end of the day you should write down all the things you are grateful for.
9) Refrain from Drinking Alcohol
-There are so many negative effects of alcohol; I’m not even going to bother listing them all because it’s pretty obvious.
-I think one of the worst ones is it promotes bad behavior and bad eating habits. You give no fucks when you’re drunk and this has very negative long term effects on you.
-You wake up the next day feeling like shit. So now you’ve wasted two days instead of one. You created a habit of bad behaviors and you’re unhappy so to escape the unhappiness you get drunk again and blame your faults on the alcohol.
10) Spend Less time on Social Media
-Social media is very toxic unless you use it in the right way which most people do not.
Social media is full of fake people living fake lives. It is terrible for your self-esteem. Stop scrolling and comparing your life to others.
Instead, go do something more useful with your time rather than scrolling mindlessly and feeling bad about your life.
11) Stop watching the News
-The news is full of negativity and is used to indict fear. Once they make you fearful they lower your vibration and control you. You will never get anything useful from the news. Most of it is bullshit.
-If you just focus on yourself and work on improving your life, none of that shit in the news matters. Worry about your own life and your own happiness.
Do you want a new job, a new car, a million dollars, to meet the love of your life? Whatever it is, you can get it.
Everything in the world is energy and everything is connected. Your mind is like a television. Your thoughts are the different channels, that operate on different frequencies.
But your mind is way more powerful than a television. Your mind is part of the universe.
You know how when you buy a new vehicle and you think about the type of vehicle? And then you begin to see that vehicle everywhere.
Or when someone shows you a new song and is like omg this song is so good. Or omg this song is trash. Those thoughts determine how you will view that song. That song will operate on a different frequency.
Your thoughts are frequencies and you attract what you think about.
The Law of Attraction is real. If you think “I’m poor” you will operate at that frequency and attract more things that confirm you are poor.
If you think “my life sucks” you will send that frequency out and attract more things that make your life suck.
Thoughts Create Reality
Your thoughts become things. You attract what you think about.
You think about how much life sucks, you will see everything that makes life suck; it will block out all the positive things.
If you are complaining, or listening to someone else complain; you are operating on that frequency and will find more things to complain about.
Thinking About the Past
People look at their current situation and say; “this is who I am.” But, that is not who you are. That is who you were; that is just what your past thoughts created. You create who you are right now, with the thoughts you have. You can have whatever you want.
If you think about your rough upbringing and say you have a shitty life and you are not appreciated, then that will be true. But the past does not define you.
Who you are is determined on how you are thinking right now.
If you see yourself living in an abundance of; wealth, success, love and happiness,you will attract it. Your thoughts are a magnet.
Everything you want, starts inside. The outside is just the effects of your thoughts. Set your thoughts on whatever you want (happiness, money, new car, etc.) and operate on that frequency and you shall receive.
How to Get Rich
If you always say you don’t have enough money, then you will operate on that frequency and attract more things to confirm that you don’t have enough money.
Ask and you shall receive. Ask for money, believe you can have it and be open to receive it.
Go around with the mentality of “I can afford that,” and you will operate on that frequency of being able to afford those things.
If you focus on being poor you will be poor.
If you focus on being rich you will be rich.
Don’t think about how you will be rich. Think about being rich and believe it; operate on that frequency, and you will be given the opportunities.
Wealth is a mindset.
It is impossible to attract more money if you only focus on the lack of it.
Focus on wealth and attract wealth.
Finding that Perfect Someone
To be loved you need to love yourself. You need to be operating on a frequency of love to attract love. Fill yourself up with love and become a magnet.
No one can truly love you if you don’t love yourself. Focus on yourself first. The love will come.
If you love you, you will transmit the frequency and this will attract others to love you.
Think about all the things you are grateful for. Your house, your vehicle, your clothes, your pets, your loved ones, your job, food, water, etc.
Think about these things every day, and be grateful. You will operate on a frequency of being grateful, and in return you will attract more things to be grateful for.
If you focus on the good, you will receive more good.
This can lead to endless amounts of happiness and wealth, or whatever it is you are seeking.
DO NOT focus on what you don’t have. BE GRATEFUL for what you DO have, and you will receive more things to be grateful for.
How to Change Your Life INSTANTLY
Thoughts are magnetic and thoughts have frequency. When you have a thought, it is sent out in to the Universe, and it attracts similar thoughts on that frequency.
The world is a reflection of your thoughts. It will give back what you are thinking about.
If you think your job sucks; you will operate on that frequency and you will be shown more reasons why your job sucks.
You have the power to completely change your life RIGHT NOW, because right now, you are thinking. You can erase all of the past; all of the bad thoughts instantly, by having good thoughts right now. It truly is that easy.
Everything in your life right now; all the physical objects and emotions and people, all came from your thoughts in the past. If you aren’t happy with these things, you are in luck because you can change it all with your thoughts right now.
A lot of people don’t have much control over their thoughts. Almost everything they do is subconscious. Their thoughts come from society, and they were conditioned to think and believe the way they do.
A good way to be conscious of your thoughts is keep asking yourself throughout the day “How am I feeling?” “What am I thinking?” This will bring you to the present moment and provide you with a clean slate to think happy thoughts.
Everything you experience in life is caused by your thoughts. All the effects, including your feelings, originate from your thoughts. If you are unhappy you will feel bad. If you’re happy you’ll feel good about the world. Simple as that. Your feelings operate on the same frequency as your thoughts.
How to use the Secret
Ask and you shall receive.
Ask for whatever it is that you want and believe you can get it. Imagine yourself with it. Don’t ask how; the Universe will figure that out. Just ask for it, believe you can have it and then be happy to receive it.
Every successful person did not know how they were going to do it. They just knew they were going to do it. If you think about doing something enough, it truly will happen.
If you want to lose weight; don’t focus on just losing weight. Focus on your perfect weight, the perfect body. If you just focus on losing weight you will never be satisfied.
A good way to clear your mind and make room for those good thoughts is through meditation. If you don’t know much about meditation and would like to learn more, click here.
How Long Does It Take to Receive What I Want?
It can be instant, you decide how long it will take with your thoughts.
We could easily save the world and make it a better place for everyone. Everyone could be healthier and happier and we could have more joy and compassion.
This method doesn’t cost us anything; in fact it saves us a lot of money and it saves trillions of lives.
We could solve world hunger and diminish the leading health related diseases and illnesses.
All we have to do is switch from breeding and eating animals, to eating a plant-based diet.
But a Plant-Based Diet Will Take up More Land and Resources??
False. False. False.
The plant products are already produced, but then fed to animals so we can kill the animal and satisfy our taste buds.
What do you think these animals are eating? There are over 70,000,000,000 animals being bred at a time and they obviously eat way more than humans. We are bringing in 70,000,000,000 more mouths to and they eat wayyyy more than us.
Just the 1,500,000,000 cows we bring in to existence need 135,000,000,000 pounds of food daily.
The human population needs about 21,000,000,000 pounds of food daily.
50% of the grain and legumes we grow we feed to the animals. 90% of the soy we grow we feed to animals. (Cowspiracy)
82% of the worlds starving children live in countries where we use the land to grow food for our livestock. So they see all this food being grown but then we just give it to the animals because we can’t profit off of the poor starving children. (Cowspiracy)
We could feed every human being on the planet a healthy diet if we stopped giving all of our food to livestock and if we stopped using all of the land for grazing.
What About Protein Bro?
We could create 15x more protein sources on any given land if we grew plants for humans to eat instead of using it for animals. (Cowspiracy)
We would even have so much excess land left over that we could just let it grow back to forests.
To feed a person on a plant based vegan diet for a year requires 1/6 of an acre of land. (Cowspiracy)
Feeding a person on an average American diet that includes dairy, eggs and meat requires 18x as much land.
You can produce 37,000 pounds of plant food on 1.5 acres of land. (Cowspiracy)
But you can only produce 375 pounds of meat on 1.5 acres of land. (Cowspiracy)
-That is 10x less food just so we can kill and animal and it eat’s flesh.
Livestock covers 45% of the earths total land. (Cowspiracy)
A plant based diet requires 1/18th the amount of land. And the diet is healthier and can feed every person in the world. And it doesn’t require the immoral killing of trillions of living beings.
These billions of animals create soooo much waste. Imagine how much cleaner this planet would be without the poop of billions of animals.
Just in the U.S. alone, livestock creates 116,000 pounds of waste per second. (Cowspiracy)
Animal agriculture is responsible for up tp 91% of the Amazon Rainforest Destruction. (Cowspiracy)
1-2 acres of rainforest are destroyed every second for livestock. (Cowspiracy)
What About Farmers’ Jobs?
People say farmers will lose their jobs. But the farmers can switch from farming animals to farming plants and they will get incentives.
I don’t know about you but I would much rather grow plants rather than raping and slaughtering innocent animals.
It’s Common Sense
All of this food already exists. All of these plants already exist.
But instead of just eating the plants ourselves, we force breed all of these animals in to existence.
So now we have almost 100,000,000,000 more mouths to feed. And these animals eat more than us.
We put these animals in terrible living conditions and pump them with 80% of our medicine and feed them 80% of our food, just so we can eat their dead body parts.
We are forced to use huge amounts of land just so they have a place to graze.
We are forced to clear out forests so they have places to live and we need more land to grow food since they eat more than us.
IF WE JUST ATE THE FOOD OURSELVES-THE FOOD THAT ALREADY EXISTS-THEN WE WOULD HAVE ENOUGH TO FEED THE WHOLE WORLD. BUT INSTEAD WE FEED IT TO THE BILLIONS OF ANIMALS AND ONLY GET 1/10 OF THE FOOD WE HAD IN THE FIRST PLACE.
And because of these actions rainforests are being cut down. Over half of the world is starving. Trillions of living beings are dying. And on and on.
I could go on and on about how damaging the consumption of dead animals is to the planet. And I could go on and on about how beneficial it will be for everyone to switch to a plant based diet.
But I think the point is clear and it is obvious which one you should choose.
I don’t expect everyone to go vegan overnight but I want you to start researching and slowly implementing the diet in to your life.
You can look at my blog for tips, advice, shopping lists, recipes, etc.
Here’s a good tip on how to start transitioning:
Facts taken from the film Cowspiracy and cowspiracy.com/facts
Right now, you have all the time in the world to do what you want. If you are bored, and all you do is sit around and complain, then you never lacked the time or money to do what you want to do with your life; you simply just aren’t living right.
The “Normal Life”
Nowadays you work almost your whole entire life at jobs you most likely do not enjoy just so you can retire at 65-70 years old.
But once you retire what are you going to do with your life?
You worked your whole entire life so you can make some money and enjoy your life “work-free.”
But you’ll end up just sitting around doing nothing and you’ll be bored and you’ll just complain. Because that is exactly what everyone is doing right now. (And don’t blame the stay at home order for your unhappiness)
Most people don’t even know why they do what they do. They just follow what everyone else does because it is “normal.”
You go to school, maybe college, and you work boring jobs to make all this money. Money that you spend on a house/apartment that you only get to use when you are sleeping. And when you do have free time to use the house that you work your ass off to pay for, you are bored and you don’t do anything except complain.
Or you save up a bunch of money to buy a nice vehicle. A nice vehicle you only use to drive to work-that place you hate.
So, to sum it up: you work at a job your whole life that you don’t even enjoy. You work there to make money for a house and a car, things you barely get to use, and when you do, you aren’t even happy.
Food and Material Objects
You spend the rest of your money on food and “things.”
Food that is killing you and making you lazier and less attractive. Food that you choose to eat because it satisfies your taste buds for a couple minutes. But it brings along fatigue, obesity, heart disease, cancer, etc. But it’s sooooo worth it because it tastes good for a couple seconds huh.
If you do make it to retirement; with the average diet and lifestyle nowadays, you will most likely be miserable and unhealthy and on a bunch of medication. You will be too lazy and unhealthy to even do anything with all that money you worked your whole entire life to save up.
You buy “things” that only make you happy for a couple seconds and then you take them for granted and just want the next best thing; the bigger and better thing. You are never satisfied with what you want, you always want more.
This is why you will never truly be happy. You work to make money so you can have more stuff. Stuff that brings along temporary happiness and then you are bored and want more.
It is a never ending cycle and you will spend your whole life wanting more and soon enough you’ll be dead and realize you were never actually happy, because you never appreciated what you did have, you only focused on things you wanted.