This is the Strength within us.
I love it. You know who you are ;)
Charlie / Clyde
It is amazing how wonderful life can be. We all have been in a cloud of mystery due to pain or some kind of a negative situation. All I want to say is that we can have such an amazing field of energy within us if we decide to use our strength. We can all be very guarded of our heart and soul, including me. We all do it. I do know that I have been able to recognize the strength within me to open up as I should so I can feel and breath the amazing energy around me. I just want to say thank you to every one of my friends, family, and loved ones for your drive, support because I can feel the love. Most of all, thank you to my beautiful daughter. No matter what, that child has my back and I have hers. My daughter is always my number 1 and I love her more than anyone can fathom. My friends and family are absolutely amazing for the support and belief in everything. You all shine brighter than any star would in the midnight sky. I also would like to say thank you to a very special person. This person really has made me feel comfortable, has made me feel LIKED, has added on to the happiness I already have, and much more. The one thing about this special person is that they really have given me a feeling of existing. To top it all off, this person just gets it. I know that no one will ever fully understand one another, but its not that as much as it is for both people involved to have the strength within us to allow each other to be open whether it may be something sad, mad, funny, goofy, or whatever.
This is the Strength within us.
I love it. You know who you are ;)
Charlie / Clyde
In many ways we deal with threats, disrespect, harsh words, and toxic ways from people that have nothing better to do than to place the poor act of who they are upon us. I am so very great-full to have experienced so much because it really has made me the strong person I am today. I am far from perfect I promise, but I am respectful, honest, loving, positive and so much more. Some of the things I have come to know and understand is the people that try so hard to make us feel as if we have damaged something when we have not. If anything, they are the ones who cary a broken mirror. You know how a woman carries a mirror in her purse to touch up her makeup or powder her face?... Well, that woman really is paying attention to her own ways that she is comfortable with as a positive person. If that mirror in her purse happen to be broken, more than likely she will throw it away as that mirror is now broken and a distortion in her mind knowing that if she looks into that mirror, it is not a clear image. That is kind of like the people that harm us by their lies, their words, actions, or whatever they try to do to hurt us. First it is usually because they have already been involved in a negative or disrespectful situation themselves, which is why it haunts their souls as they begin to take it out on us. That is one sign of them being a broken mirror. Second, they begin to treat us like shit and they try to come across as if they are calm or mellow. They don't want to show the broken mirror they are, but what they don't realize is that mirror has been seen a long time ago, and by many others so any sarcastic attitude towards us or them trying hurt us does not work. Last but not least, that broken mirror is normal to them, so they do not understand that the issues they carry within this broken mirror will make anyone look broken or damaged which is the compensation they want to make themselves feel better for the damaged and diseased soul that they are. For us people that understand how amazing we are, we accept life and move forward with an open mind and open arms knowing that we have such beauty to give. And what do we do with that old mirror?,,, We throw it out, or move it out of our presence.
Andy why?,,,, Simply because it's broken and we deserve better.
I am so proud and great-full for everything.
I'm not always easy to understand but it does not mean that my heart is not real. Of course those of you who know me, understand that I am a little out there and or a little strange, but I am happy with that because I love to create in so many ways and it does take some of us as artists to be a little strange. The main thing is to see that no matter what, the truth is always there when anyone is a part of my life because I admire all the wonderful things I share and feel with everyone. It's not about perfection, or offering a fake dream to someone just because it paints a pretty picture, but it is about being real and knowing there is no head games, and that there is no hidden fear in that dark tunnel, or even confusion. It's about knowing that we have had experiences like this in our lives and we do feel the effects of this pain we have had. Sometimes it's even hard to escape our version of Alcatraz of the pain that was thrown upon us by those who have effected us. Well, we all go through that, but when we escape our version of Alcatraz, it is important that when something absolutely beautiful and amazing comes in our lives, to not grab that beauty and throw it in a cold prison if they gave you no reason too. Especially if all they do is show the glow of positive energy that is so amazing. I can honestly say that I experience a beauty that makes me feel good, smile, laugh, touch, and just all around lets me be me. With what I have been through in my life, and in my own way, I can honestly say that I will never put that certain person or beautiful experience in that stone cold prison we all know as Alcatraz because they have taken the time to show me the truth of who they are, and they are not harming me in any way. In fact, this positive energy I am experiencing is absolutely amazing. (Eyes, Nose, Mouth) to our souls. All I can do in this positive situation is be the truth of everything, as I always have been and let life grow with that wonderful gift that has been given to me. I absolutely love it. So just remember, no matter how hard certain things are for us to deal with because of what we have been through, instead think about if some one gave us the key to get out of that cold prison. Don't sit and wonder how hard it will be to deal with life or a new positive energy that comes into our life, but think about how amazing it is that we were given that key to get out of that prison and have that new energy around us to feel so amazing.
We wake up and have our little dance for which starts our day. From brushing our teeth to showering. The air that we breathe is the large view in our world that is so natural to us that we don't even have to think about it. Getting in our car to go do what we need to do, we just do it and drive. So neutral. The things that have tormented us in our lives, the things that have hurt us, the things that have stressed us out to no end, the negativity we try to remove from our lives, these are all things that we remember because we think about how to handle the situation to remove it or deal with it. It has made an impact on us so we remember it. What about the positive,,,, That amazing meal we cooked 2 days ago, that song we heard that we really enjoyed, that book we read that made us laugh, that person we looked at that made us feel amazing,,,,, A lot of these things are not remembered and that creates a void in our souls. If you sat down for a minute and just accepted the beauty and voided the negative for just one minute, how would you treat that meal, that song, that book, or that person that we shared something powerful with. Or am i just a shadow you box with. It's about being remembered because sometimes we like to feel we matter or exist to others. We all deserve a little love and not have our feelings left in the dark. Bottom line is, It's amazing how we remember the not so good things instead of the beautiful things we have allowed in our lives.
I just want to say thank you to the energy and universe for giving me such a positive feeling on recently removing a person that was toxic, deceiving, fake, and a lie. There is so much insight I can provide because of my experience. I normally would not bring this topic up, but a close dear friend of mine had asked me to open up on this a little bit because it was very helpful to her. Absolutely, I love to help anyone I can so knowing that I am totally ok to discuss this and I feel great, here is some thoughts. I tried to really understand this person but I knew it was going to be a challenge because of the patterns and respect they already function off of. It took me a while to understand what was going on and that is something that can harm us instead of knowing, ok, this person is just toxic. We try to find a reason to move on and heal with that person when in fact, we should find a reason why we should get away from that person. They end up surfacing all true colors no matter what, in one format or another and at this point we begin to put ourselves in a deeper negative environment. I am so great-full to have understood what I did, the way I did because it really helped me to completely remove a very contaminating and sick energy from my soul. Trust me, none of us are perfect, but I will never do what this person has done. Always remember that you will only receive what you do to others. This is why I am no longer with this person because what she was actually doing was effecting who I was and it will never work. She will only have in her life do to what she is currently doing because it already happened. Call it technical, or have all the excuses you want, but it still happened. So please know that you deserve a person that will treat you as you treat them and yourself. I hope that was helpful.
When we have our goals and dreams in our lives, it is important to always push forward with belief and understanding knowing that support and understanding will always be there from the ones we love. If someone, as a lover tells you they are in love with you and later down the road they judge your life style in any way, then they never understood or loved you to begin with. Especially if they have lied and deceived you in a major way. There is no wrong way to live your life when it comes to "WORKING HARD FOR OUR GOALS". Always stick to your dreams, your goals, and your passion no matter what lies people create to cover up the sick, deceiving, painful, fake, image that they are. We need to stay away from this kind of energy because this is what can bring us in to a world of pure lies and bad situations that we don't need. It's situations like this the the negative person tries to get us to believe that we are the bad ones. It's situations like this when the negative person tries to turn things around on us to cover up what they destroy and make us feel responsible. I am so great-full to have removed so much negativity in my life and be in such a wonderful place. I want to thank my beautiful daughter, all of my friends, my supporters, my family, and all of my new amazing friends for being on the same page with me. It is this kind of beauty that will always cary us in many different ways to love and appreciate what and who we are. Life is what we make it and it is important to surround ourselves with people that will let us be who we are and give us a fake front. People like that are too contaminating and painful. I appreciate all of you in so many ways. I also appreciate those who have harmed me, lied to me, put up a fake front, or deceived me because it helps me see how much more of a good person I am, but mainly because I understand how amazing it feels that I have never been this kind of person at all. Again, I love you my beautiful little daughter, my family, my friends, and my supporters for so much for being in my life and adding on to how amazing I feel and how happy I am.. :)
I am so great-full for my experiences in my life. Love is a powerful moment for me and sometimes when 2 people do not see eye to eye, or the 2 people are not on the same page, it can make the situation too negative to even understand. I recently moved on with my life to begin a new clean slate. When our heart or emotions are not respected, we become an anchor for a persons insecure actions. It is not a fault but more of a fact to see what we are truly made of when doing these things. Same for the person who reacts. My reaction was to go ahead and move on as I know that I do not want to deal or handle when situation that has left me confused, lost, and unappreciated in ways that is not healthy. Now that I have moved on, I feel more pure knowing I am not trying to understand a situation that took a turn that had bad opinions, assumptions, and more. I will always appreciate that other person because they are fantastic, but just not for each other. It's always important to some times take that other foot and move it forward to make our lives a little more pleasant in many ways. I have now realized that it was important for me to let my heart breathe and my energy stay pure as I know that on my path, one day that special person will walk with me as I live my life in a creative and artistic fashion and will want to know who I am, love me for me, and understand communication.
Ok, so today is an absolute beautiful day. I'm done with the thoughts of what happened, or what hurt me so now it is time for the thoughts of what is going to be for me. The music, the beauty, my projects with my short films, photography and more. I feel fantastic and there is no need to remind myself of what has damaged me or hurt me when I can just keep my focus on the amazing friends and family I have around me. My daughter is my number one and that alone is the most important thing. We as humans spend way too much time thinking about what has harmed us, when we should be taking the time to think about what doesn't harm us or what we can make our lives to be. We can be a dirty mirror, or a clean mirror but I will choose the clean one because that is the reflection of energy I will always have so I can project positive energy in life. Like we all understand, we receive what we throw out.
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For the thoughts that are real, it's ok to have good emotions surface. Why let fear hold back the good that we are feeling. This is what holds us back as the people we are, just because of something we can think is, too good to be true, or just flat out makes us say, "I am scared". Well, As easy as it is to allow ourselves to take the risk of going through pain, it should be just as easy to allow good feelings help us understand that it is ok to care for another person if it happens. Just because one person damaged us doesn't mean that the other person will. It is sad that some of us have to pay the price for the damage another person has caused. Open up and understand, I should not be judged do to the pain caused from another person.
I am truly great-full to all of my friends and family that have given so much support in so many ways. Now I'm just in my own thoughts knowing that it is always nice to have that special someone to share some of your days, some of your thoughts, some of your emotions and some of your fun. It almost feels like it is so much to ask for something that is not needed, but more of something that is wanted because we love to share and feel that love. It also seems a little crazy how cruel people can be to our hearts knowing that my heart has been open to share, love and respect, but yet you get those who would rather cause pain. It's ok I tell myself because I know that one day that one beautiful woman will be on my side to accept what my heart has to offer and they will truly add on to the happiness I already have. I can say the beauty does exist and does shine within all of us, but it takes a certain person that means what they say to you to really want to be real with our feelings and emotions. Share your thoughts ...
As I share my thoughts, I want to hear yours. As I open up, I want to know you. I am Charlie Rivero.