Raising The Standard

Written By: Daniel Gluska

Isn’t it fun to point and complain? One of humanity’s favorite sports. The best part, you don’t need to bat an eyelash. Our mess always falls on other in our divisive mind. It’s not “me”, after all I didn’t do it. Who’s going to clean up? Doesn’t even matter? What does it mean to matter? Is matter not what reality is right here and now? Choose how you matter right here and now. You want better in other, let yourself be better. Make wisdom contagious, not living for the evil of life. Be all you can be, your world deserves nothing less. You can’t be present to the source of light manifesting in other when you aren’t doing all you can to manifest the light in self. Raise the standard for the universe, that is, the universe you reside in. Be the domino of light manifesting outward instead of letting the darkness manifest inward.

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Flow

Written By: Daniel Gluska

Shhh, listen to the sound. Let it penetrate your being as it flows through your ears. To speak is to make sound with an attached meaning. Listen to the universe speaking as you dwell in it’s presence. The meaning comes when you find inner silence. Empty your presence, empty your desires and expectations. Be present to what is. Be present to the intuition of the universe. The rhythm of the universe speaks when you are silent. Listen to the silence between the sounds of your existence. Flow with flip floppabilty of existence.

Change

Written By: Daniel Gluska

The more I try to fight past reality, the more it fights to become me. Seeking to change me is what keeps the same. The more i try to let go, the more I hold on. Change, I think is in my hands. Yet, the more I try to change, the more it’s all the same. Poor little me doomed to never change. Everything arises from within, and yet I have no control. I am change, life is change, the only constant, the experience of I. Letting go of attempting to grasp and I’m finally free. Flowing with change, I am one with the dynamic experience of life. The universe changes through us because it is us. The change I want comes when I listen to the universe’s flow through me in the here and now.

Irony

Written By: Daniel Gluska

We think we can pick ourselves up by our own bootstraps. We fall for the devil of expectation. We believe in better futures and circumstances. We surmise things will get better. How can a thing like life become better? You ever see a thing act with free will? The only way to manifest better in the universe is to be the universe. We are all centers of the universe in a centerless universe. As an illusory separate individual we have no power. Being the unity of our universe is becoming responsible for what emanates from our center of the universe. Right here and now, the only moment that is matter mattering. Right here and now, the only moment that matters. Don’t be the fool who gets locked up in a bag of skin dreaming of a future that never comes. Dont be the fool grasping at a past that has ceased to matter. Matter right here and now.

Struggle

Written By: Daniel Gluska

We say it’s their problem. We think they are the fucked up ones. We think we would be better in other’s circumstances. Ironic, that’s us too, we would nearly do the same thing. We’re all equally human and fallible. We think nazis, fascism, transgenders, gays, racism, or whatever we stand for or against creates righteousness within ourselves. We are not individually separate from circumstance and history, we are circumstance and history. When you stand for something you are standing against something. Are equal fallibility and desire to judge creates villainry within us all. Never judge a struggle, show compassion with loving kindness. You judge as if you have the universal perspective of truth. In reality, that other is you too in another experience. Their struggle and failures wouldn’t just be yours if you lived that struggle, it is you. There is no they, only us.

Hurt

Written By: Daniel Gluska

Perhaps you should stay the hell away from me. That is what I’m telling you without saying it. Hurting in hopelessness as I mentally block anyone from finding my address. I build walls and fortify my city. I don’t want anyone in my city, let alone neighbors. I do it to save others from my hurting hopelessness. I don’t want to infect others of my burden. There is no helping brokenness. Some of us have our invisible mental struggles just to stay alive. Sometimes we wish to leave the stage. Sometimes we wish we never took up acting. Never wanted anyone’s attention, let alone the universe’s attention and pressure. Sometimes the hurt wishes I don’t wake up in the morning. The brokenness desires to abandon the struggle of life as my shadow and death scream for rest.

Confusion

Written By: Daniel Gluska

Clarity I seek but don’t get. An uneasy feeling of depression falls into the abyss of confusion. Who am I when I don’t live up to my own self’s identification? Who am I when I can’t live up to my own self identification. I want the best for myself. At least I tell myself so, only to constantly let myself down. Who am I if I can’t live up to my society’s understanding of who I am? The more I fail, the more neurotic, the more I want out of this inner drama. A self divided in temperament, a self divided by past, present, and future. A self broken in pieces and I know the pieces don’t fit. I run from my shadow in hatred wishing to leave it all behind. Giving in to this confusion is all I have left to do. A self broken by confusion is all I am. Self compassion seems to kind for my brokenness that just wants to abandon, not accept.

Anxiety

Written By: Daniel Gluska

Anxiety, just let go of me. You don’t just build up a wall for me, you make me the wall. How can I breakthrough when I am the obstacle? Can I lift myself up by my own bootstraps? How can I not avoid facing life? Can life even be avoided? Life is constantly happening regardless of whether or not I honor it with truth and presence. Be the quiet presence of compassion to anxiety. Anxiety is a message not to be avoided but listened to. Fight it and it grows, respect it and there’s a lesson to learn of the deep depths we avoid. Don’t run from anxiety with anxiety, run to it with love.

Wish You Were Here

Written By: Daniel Gluska

Longing to long and dreaming to dream of my best self. Seeking completion and perfection. Wishing you were already me. If only you could live for me, and I’d finally let all this anxiety drift away. The monkey chatters on in restlessness, the snake sabotaging it all for the short term. When will my potential’s fulfillment come, I wonder. When will I be done working on myself? A joke I play on the fool within. Growth is dynamic and limitless. It is meaningless where I end up. What matters is whether or not I am here to be who I am. Shine on you crazy diamond. I am is all I ever need right here and now.

Heartbreak

Written By: Daniel Gluska

What is this emptiness I feel? My shadow grasps at the past seeking that love it so adored. The shadow the ultimate fool, wanting everything but getting nothing. Never a moment to pause, rewind, and revisit to cherish once more. I try to find those moments in memory but they are the ultimate ghost. Flavorless, dark, and ghostly, these memories aren’t real experience. There clarity nearly invisible, there is no real joy in a trip down memory lane. Live fully now and there is no need for remembering. Ultimately it is self voyeurism longing for the old flame. Every moment, I am my true self, there is always a new experience to live now. Why cheat my present self from love over a mirage? Destroy the heartbreak by being love right now.

But Seriously Though

Written By Daniel Gluska

But seriously though, what I’m saying has been confirmed by science in quantum physics. Everything arises in the now from a field of waves of infinite probabilities, and until consciously observed and experienced it is merely a probability. Thus, my understanding is that each breath and moment is one where the universe and I are reborn from the field of probabilities into actuality. There will be a moment where this soul will cease to function as this physical presence. Every moment I remind myself this, I am humbled and thankful the infinite universe has made me a possibility right here and now. Both life and death dance as a possibility in every moment, every moment I am still alive, the universe has chosen me purposefully and that is humbling. The universe could just as easily choose death for me in each moment it has given me life. Death is not some far off possibility, it is here right now. I love death for each moment it waits until I become it’s lover.

Strength

Written By: Daniel Gluska

How we think we have an iron will and no one can stop us. Fighting the inner critic and society, we find a way to be our own individual. Ironic when our individual existence exists in the whole of the dimension of spacetime. We think we’re strong the more egoic and individual we become. Yet, all our well defined strength is nothing more than a gift of time. For if there was no breath, life, and time to develop strength, than we would have nothing. Real strength is being present here and now and realizing this breath is a gift the universe lives through you. Your strength is the universe’s strength, real strength is living through the universe’s strength for the whole of the universe.

The Joy of Suffering

Written By: Daniel Gluska

Oh the pain, how we relish you. Relativity is your game. What seems like to much on one level, barely registers on another. A game of use it or lose to it. A game of climbing the ladder. The more you are compassionate with pain and suffering, the sweeter the joy when it returns. Don’t run from pain, thank it for sweetening joy. All appreciation needs perspective. Let pain and suffering be a meaningful reminder of all the joy you’ve experienced. Let it be the drive to cherish joy once more in conjunction with the antagonism of pain and suffering.

Cut Me Loose

Written By: Daniel Gluska

The noose tightens around my neck. The past comes to collects my karmic debts. I am innocent I think. I only acted, but I didn’t want this result. Oh, how we delude ourselves. There is no cause without an effect. You can not take weak action and wish for strength. Strength comes from action in weakness and being strong. If we choose to act with a possible consequence on the horizon, then we are our own karma. Karma is within. Cause and effect are two sides of the same coin. You choose one side, but the effect arises from possibility. Consequences arise within. Cut me loose from karma. Choose your effects with your causes. If you don’t want a possible effect then don’t act. Or act simply for the sake of the cause and let the effect be what it may.

Yearning To Escape

Written By Daniel Gluska

Sometimes life makes one invisible. Fallen so many times, memory a demon haunting my sanity. A tattoo of reaching but falling. Never se5em to be good enough. Wishing to erase my scars, wishing to forget. Wishing to be free and move on. A yearning unfulfilled. The dichotomy of being. The pain and misery of being. The gap separates the spiritual ideal with the physical self. Grasping to be more, but falling woefully short. Trying to save the world and I can’t even save myself. Depressed as helplessness sets in. The horizon out of sight and paralyzed in sadness, no way out as pain and misery announce their permanence. Why struggle to survive when pain and misery won’t let you move out?