You Gotta Believe

You have to believe.

You have to believe its possible. You have to defy all expectations.

You have to try and see how far you can go.

You have to trust that everything will work out.

See how far you’ve come? What got you here other than hope and your best effort?

You’ve believed you would get this far and you have.

Never stop believing.

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The Greatest Women I Never Met

The Greatest Women I Never Met

taught me who I was.

before we met face to face

she brushed me off with a shrug.

She saw what I had to say and did not agree

that I was someone in her life that she would like to keep.

The Greatest Women I Never Met broke apart my dream,

that you can do and say what you want and not have to worry about a thing.

Monday September 28th- What are you and I really doing today?

The Blood Moon last night symbolized the transformation of darkness to light- the deepening of blackness to complete obscurity, and then to the eventual unveiling of a bright white light.

We can all be seen as this- life breaks us down and puts a shadow over our mind, and suddenly we are found in a solid black abyss of sorrow and confusion. But from this, a cleansing. We are given the opportunity to resurrect anew.

The hardship of life for each of us is a great opportunity to understand the sorrow of others and why our help is greatly appreciated.


Southern California is going about its regular routine today. People attending to their jobs, students flocking to class and filling the libraries. There is always so much going on it is hard to really understand what kind of progress is being made by our society as a whole.

Some would say we are laying the foundation for a better tomorrow for ourselves and for the next generation, others would say we are fighting injustices and securing the well being of those that are less fortunate than most in today’s society, such as minority groups, the homeless, and orphans.

Whatever we are doing as a whole, however, depends completely on ourselves and how we are reacting to the world around us. While there are people who wish to continue to control the masses, through popular culture and other ego-entertainment, there are those wishing to free others from suffering, those trying to awaken others who are still asleep.

Each day we build upon the efforts of yesterday, and we are always creating and destroying. Ultimately, it depends on ourselves. The greatest work we can afford the world is the work we conduct upon ourselves; the spiritual path of compassion, understanding and love.

When we understand that each of us plays an intrinsic role and we each have a great responsibility, we will all start to make the world a better place, and the collective unconscious will, more and more, begin to heal the wounds made upon this world, the wounds of hate and selfishness.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

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Photo by Brian Carrillo: Morning Star, Near Yuma.


Move Bitch Get Out The Way!

You know you’re the boss of your entire existence, right?

You decide what happens, er, at least how you react and feel about what happens.

I’ve really started to take control though, and I hope every one else is doing the same.

Check it out, what we live in is a construct of all the people who have lived before us and what lies in the future depends entirely upon us.

Have courage, do what you know is right (and if you dont know then God will most definitely be pushing you in the right direction), and see what happens.

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Photo: Los Angeles, Taken by Brian Carrillo.

Hope You’re Having Fun

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I am having a blast right now!

This summer has been full of great adventures and I have really enjoyed myself the last few weeks. Ive been working, skateboarding, writing, and taking photos more than ever.

But most importantly I’ve been having fun!

Having fun is important. very important. If you’re having fun it means you’re not stressing. And did you know that stress is bad for your health?

Remember to have fun because it is literally good for you. It allows you to relax and when your body is relaxed you can think clearer and live in harmony with yourself and the world.

Life is meant to be enjoyed- it really is all fun and games. So go out there and enjoy yourself, in whatever you’re doing. For your own benefit now and for the long term benefit of all people.

Photo: Buddhist Shrine at the Ramakrishna Monestery in Trabucco Canyon, CA.

Free Time In the USA

What am I supposed to do with all of this newly acquired summer free time I suddenly have??

I have no bills to pay, no school to go to, and no real problems facing me!! (i still live with my parents- one problem facing me is their struggles and suffering.)

There is so much to do in Orange County. Why cant i think of something? Anything?? I know! I’ll go for a hike in Santiago Canyon and do some reconnecting with mother nature!

In this part of the world, there is a real disconnection with anything real. We find somethings that are “real” in the every day dynamics of our lives, such as communicating with loved ones or connecting with strangers, or allowing our minds to become relaxed by doing an activity we love to do. But other than those moments, most of our lives spent in society is working: working to get a pay check or working to maintain the status quo.

You have to be aware of where your mind is at. you have to try and view your mind as a psychologists would: what your drives are, what your desires are, what your thinking about and how your feeling.

Free-time can be spent reconnecting with your Self. Or it can be wasted with distraction- a leading away from things that cannot be taken away, such as peace.

College Finals

The last couple weeks of the semester are upon us. summer is just around the corner. Soon, us college students wont have to worry about turning in assignments for our professors.

What have we learned from this semester, however?

If you’re like me you’re probably kicking yourself for procrastinating, again.

Everyone must not forget that what we have learned in school, in past semesters and this one, we should be investigating on our own time and applying in real life. One thing harder than school is applying what you’ve learned in school in ordinary life. We get a brief introduction from our professors but it is up to us to dig deeper and discover the ways to use the information.

Math for instance. We use it every day. Algebra, however, is a little bit more evasive when it comes to ordinary application. But there are uses for it, obviously. Think about what you are learning and learn how to use it for the betterment of your life!

This summer: Read more, check out more books, walk more, meditate more, stretch more, drink more water, talk to more people, write more, and think about how fast school goes by.

One day when we are old we will look back at these days, at the beginning of our education and of our adult lives and minds.

Photo: Fullerton College on September 11th, 2014. 35mm film