We all develop a unique presence on social networking, our work, our culture, our friends & family, our spiritual beliefs, thus we create a personal brand of our identity in cyberworld. This cyber identity of ourselves gives others an image of who we are. Isn't that what social networking is all about, to get a mental picture of who people are? The image we create and the words we write are a direct reflection of our thoughts.
Reflect your thoughts well, digitally brand yourself wisely.
"We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined."
- N Scott Momaday, Kiowa-Cherokee author.
"When you realize your purpose in life you will find your direction."
Your uniqueness is your trademark. Be colorful, not boring and share it with the world.
For art, music, and literature - The Honolulu Bohemian Movement.
How do you create mental wealth? Mental wealth is created by accomplishments you've made that you can be proud of. Taking yourself to your limits and breaking through. Growing your knowledge base and doing things most people can't do.
The opposite is mental bankruptcy. Someone who has lived a lie all his/her life, putting on a show to cover up their most secret insecurities. Not mentally accomplishing anything of value and realize when they've reached that certain age and deal with reality, they're nothing more than a lifelong dropout.
Think about this next time you see a multimillion dollar mega church or you hear of someone who believes there will be 72 virgins waiting in heaven if he/she kills the infidels.
The power of resilience.
The results of my pain are:
an honorable Discharge from the U.S. Navy,
achieving my black belt, testing for it the right way,
finishing college with an undergrad degree.
My pain is my power.
I came to Hawaii to find, live, and learn Aloha and found a culture in despair. Teaching love to those who have forsaken them as a sovereign, independent nation. Nevertheless the power of Aloha prevails and I have come to love and respect the culture. I hope someday to be worthy of being considered a Kama'aina (a person of the land).
"Creativity is intelligence having fun."
"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
It may sound paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person - without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.