Benjamin Franklin once said, “Man can either buy his wisdom or borrow it. By buying it, he pays full price in personal time and treasure. But by borrowing it, he capitalizes on the lessons learned from the failures of others.”
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Everything you’ve always wanted to know about race but were afraid to ask. Meet one of my favorite people on Earth, Brandon Simmons, an African-American Entrepreneur, Philosopher, and Owner of Mr. Carter’s Men’s Grooming Lounge. It’s a Barber Shop like no other. When you step inside the door you can bet there’ll be a lively and provacative conversation going on with an empowering and uplifting twist. I’m Albert Pellissier, a Caucasian Entrepreneur, Philosopher (which translates as “he who loves wisdom”), and Owner of Salon Studios. I met Brandon when he leased space inside Salon Studios to open his Mr. Carter’s prototype. His success would be my success so we shared business ideas and became fast friends. He would tell you that I’m his mentor, but I find myself drawn to the Barber Shop because I always learn so much from Brandon.
Last Saturday, I … Read More »
Building on last Friday’s message, (if you missed it, please go back and read it) I can’t emphasize enough that “living in the present moment” will lead to peace and joy and getting into the natural “flow” of life. If only it were easy. It’s not. In fact it’s tough. If you’ve ever tried practicing mindfulness, or meditation, yoga, tai chi, or some form of martial arts, you know what I mean. It’s hard to keep the mind from drifting and distraction even longer than a few seconds. This is because our minds are undisciplined, and these practices above are designed to give you mental strength and the ability to bring yourself to the present.
Eckhart Tolle in the Power of Now says, “Many people live with a tormentor in their head that continuously attacks and punishes them and drains them … Read More »
If you’d like to know how it is that you can be very outwardly successful as far as society is concerned, yet still feel miserable on the inside, here’s some insight. The nature of your mind (the ego part) is that it always functions as a “wanting” mechanism. It will always want some feeling that is better than the one you are feeling at this moment. This will be true even if you become a jet-set millionaire, your mind will still convince you that being a jet-set billionaire will be even better. Along the way, you continue to convince yourself that when you achieve this or that, then you will feel satisfied. However the nature of your “wanting mind” will never allow this to be so, never. After 20 years or so of achieving, every person eventually comes to a … Read More »
“Happiness is a universal phenomenon, there is nothing special about it. Trees are happy and animals are happy and birds are happy. The whole of existence is happy, except man. Being miserable, man becomes very special, extraordinary.
Misery makes you capable of attracting people’s attention. Whenever you are miserable you are attended to, sympathized with, loved. Everybody starts taking care of you. Who wants to hurt a miserable person? Who is jealous of a miserable person? Who wants to be antagonistic to a miserable person? That would be too mean.
The miserable person is cared for, loved, attended to. There is great investment in misery. If the wife is not miserable, the husband simply tends to forget her. If she is miserable the husband cannot afford to neglect her. If the husband is miserable, the whole family, the wife, the children, are … Read More »