Monthly Archives: May 2014


Continuing on thoughts from yesterday (see my #MindOverMatter post on the homepage), I decided to post another interesting article on something called the law of attraction. What is the law of attraction and how can we use it? If you’ve ever read the book or seen the movie The Secret then you might already know about this principle. The law of attraction dictates that those who think positively attract positive things into their life, or more precisely, we can use our thoughts, words, and overall demeanor to attract the things we want in our life. However, the law of attraction works in many ways and often disregards your wants for your true needs (hence the phrase, ‘everything happens for a reason’). Check out this informative editorial piece from collective evolution and start attracting change into your life today:


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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Journal Entries, Readings


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The popular phrase “mind over matter,” have you ever thought of what it actually meant? In my series about quitting cigarettes ( #iquit volumes one through 2) I explain how I have been trying to use my mental perception about cigarettes to try and quit my habit. The thought of an addiction being broken through sheer ‘mind training’ is quite astounding isn’t it? How do athletes use this skill? Or how can your average joe use the power of mind over matter everyday? It isn’t just a silly phrase, check out this informative article on training your mind to visualize your own reality. posted by @hypno_land on twitter:

And please check out my twitter at @thelionwriter to see what I’ve been up to!


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Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Journal Entries, Readings


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#iquit Cigarettes VOL.2

Cigarettes VOL.2


The thirst for these mischievous little tobacco sticks was undying, persistent, and demanding. Not even a few hours would pass before I found myself scraping up loose change for a buzz. Now, even, I look at the fresh pack of menthol 100s I bought a few hours ago to see if nearly empty. I hadn’t made much progress at all, maybe I regressed a tad bit. Telling my grandmother I was trying to quit cigarettes gave her a pair of concerned eyes and an anecdotal tone. “When your grandfather was younger no one knew better. My father smoked big cigars and so did his, in our town no one knew tobacco was bad for you yet. Then he began to cough terribly enough to get a doctor’s opinion. The doctor plainly told him not to smoke as much. He broke all his cigars and sprinkled the stuff on the floor, looked at me and set his mind to quit right then and there.” Later she laughs, ending her story with, “That was in 1993.” Over ten years since his last puff of tobacco. My grandfather, at sixty-eight, is healthier than most middle-aged men and to this day runs his own business. His story rings in my ears now as a reminder: it is possible. Perhaps I’m missing the true desire, the drive, the DECISION to quit. I grit my teeth while writing this, my knuckles, a ghost white chain wrapped around my pen. As hard as it might be, I know this is right, my grandfather had the same trails, he knew it was right. The Time is Now, I write, then set my jaw and taste the putrid sweetness of my last cigarette on my lips.



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Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Journal Entries, Writings


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Like a Lion

TheLionWriter recommends this quote for all those feeling trapped misguided, be a lion today.

Great Middle Way

Lion Running When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick; every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. But if, instead, you look at where your thoughts are coming from, you will see that each thought arises and dissolves within the space of that awareness, without engendering other thoughts.

Be like a lion, who rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.

—Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Journal Entries