The Great Escape
Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
It strikes suddenly. Erupting into your life quickly, and you feel as if you were stabbed. Days may go on, but memories remain. Therefore making your subconscious mind trapped in fear.
Fear is powerful. It can control you- preventing you from finding your true happiness. Don't let worries, or the what if determine if you take action. Make your life what it is suppose to be. This is your movie! Take a good look into the mirror, realize you are a shining star.
One thing made me understand, and to find my way out of any type of fearful situation that caused negativity. What was it? The greatest mentor around, Rhonda Byrne. In her third book The Magic, I read about a way to bring myself out of that state of mind. Doing so helped me into place of believing, and showing me the goodness right before my eyes!
If you are struggling with fear, or a negative situation that is causing not one ounce of happiness, take a piece of paper, and write out ten things you are grateful for regarding the circumstance. I learned this method from one of Rhonda Byrnes teachings. Once you finish the list, and you're in a place of seeing the beauty, write Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for the perfect resolution. I promise you if this is done with gratitude you will see a change so fast that you will be so blown away, but most importantly you'll have your happiness back; which is the most important thing. So what are you waiting for? Make The Great Escape into happiness!
"Ready For It"
If I listened to what people said, I wouldn't be where I am today. - Paul
Ready For It really makes a statement about where I stand with myself today. Not saying I don't have those "off days." (I mean we are only human, right?) But it is about someone (me) who feels confident in their own skin. Finally feeling alive and becoming free; in other words becoming your own.
You really see how criticism or judgement couldn't stop, nor slow me down. I want others to see that within themselves. I really love this piece. It's a bold way to write a poem, but it fit perfect. (It is the way it came out) It has a sassy, fierce, yet has a softness about finding your own personal strength. It makes a statement. In the end if I were to listen to what people said, I wouldn't be where I am today. I hope you enjoy, or enjoyed the poem. You Are True is coming soon!
Advice Of The Week!
One must think freely, to see clearly.
Limits: A restriction on the size or amount of something permissible or possible.
Personal experience has shown me not only did I once limit myself, I allowed others as well. What I felt, was meant for me to feel, especially the good. Envy can drive one to the point of where they would hurt someone by the words they feel because they limit themselves by thinking they aren't good enough. We all walk a separate journey which means what you feel is your happiness is meant for you. Even if another has what you want.
I kept myself closed in. I had great friends, a majority of them are still with me now, but walking the road I did/am I came/come in contact with a variety of different people. One's who are happy, bitter, lost, a leader, confused, compassionate, angry, kind, controlling, and sensitive. Those mixed energies surrounding me sometimes would make me feel anxious; until I finally gained control of myself. It is in our human nature to feel all different types of feelings. Feelings make us who we are. Right?
If you feel happy, you witness shivering joy from head to toe. If you feel angry, your nerves are so far beyond worked and you need to let it all out. (Make sure you don't take it out on someone else, that is not very nice) I've dealt with many controlling people in my life, and they are the definition of ego. Try your best to be a leader; care with compassion, help those lost by being kind, and help those who are sensitive to become strong again. Especially be that leader to yourself. You get my point? Feelings make us who we are.
We all walk the same yet a very different journey here on planet earth. Our souls chose to come and experience this adventure. If you see something you want, and you witness someone has it, that my friends does not mean you won't be receiving, it means you are on the right track, and to keep on going. You can not control when something will happen. You're only responsible for your own happiness. Be grateful you are on the road you are, and the best way to do so is, one must think freely, to see clearly. Remove any limitations you cursed upon yourself and fly up into the midnight sky.
*Remember all advice of the week is created by me, unless I state otherwise.
Thanksgiving: The expression of gratitude, especially to God or higher power.
It is known in many traditions as the Holiday to give thanks for a harvest and the preceding year. Taught to you as you go through your elementary school years and celebrated across the United States every fourth Thursday in November, but this isn’t a history lesson. I am writing this post to give an in-between the lines look into how I view the wonderful Holiday of Thanksgiving.
If you separate thanks, and giving, you will witness the two most important words one can learn in their lifetime. Why? Giving thanks means you appreciate. Think about it for a second, when you appreciate something doesn’t it give you more love than anything? Appreciation means not complaining, not judging, not being nasty to others; to yourself. When you give appreciation you get it back, but you really have to feel it within your heart. When you give thanks for the love you have, it is proven that you will get it back. The expression of gratitude is giving thanks for all that is before your very eyes, and that is appreciation.
Don’t just give thanks on Thanksgiving, give it every day of your life and to the people you love, every single day! Just ask my Boyfriend, my Mother, my Grandma, my Editor, my Best Friends, my Family and you guys, my readers, I tell you all how much I love you every day! I appreciate everything because I know my blessings. I didn’t really know them until I searched inside myself for my own happiness. I thank god every morning for the top ten blessings I feel need to be expressed with my heart; every morning.
The most two important words one can learn is thanks and giving. Isn’t it funny how simple it is? We all have been taught this for years, celebrated it our whole life and even in some philosophies every Thursday of the year is known to be Thank you Thursday. Give thanks every day, start small, but one thing is for sure your happiness will sky rocket. We all face struggles and giving thanks for the blessings during such a dark time will ensure you get to the light quicker than without. Like any relationship appreciation will bring more, try giving life a thank you every single day. If you already do, fantastic, and if you don’t it won’t hurt to try. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving; eat a lot, enjoy one another, be safe, and have fun!
Heart On A Sleeve
Emotions: An affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness: Emotions
It’s a blessing and a curse. A power filled with your enduring strength; a weakness destruction can shatter. A part within that's unable to be changed.
My life is filled with much love because of this very reason. Even though it may have caused much distress that left me a damsel, and still at times brings hurtful lessons. I overcame and will overcome them because of the unstoppable beat. Reaching the end of darkness was the start of a beautiful beginning. I have not one ounce of shame in the way I am.
I am sure by now you can tell I'm a pretty emotional guy. (If not, you now know) It’s why my passion is my everything. It’s the very reason why I am brought upon to share, and express my true nature with all who read. It’s the person looking back at me, the one people see and it’s the man I have embraced. It's the greater part within seeking to bring peace, love, truth and joy to the way one perceives the world before thee.
A heart on a sleeve is beautiful as an open sky; deep beyond crystal blue seas. A heart on a sleeve, something one mustn’t hide, or be afraid to see, because goodness will always remain. If a heart is raging inside a cage, take that key and set it free.
I Am So Grateful...
Dear My Wonderful Readers,
November 22nd, 2014 marked the first official week since the launch of PaulTravis.net. I have been blessed with much love, and support. It is now my home which you are welcomed to whenever. Here is where I will share my deepest most inner thoughts, my creative wild mind and of course my passion/journey. I am so grateful to finally have you be apart of my world!
Recent years has brought me much understanding about life; more certain parts than others. I will be the first to admit I am not one who likes being told what to do, I like going with my own flow. I don't want to move on someone else's terms because it's what you're suppose to do...in the truth of reality the only thing you are suppose to do is live. Now that doesn't mean blocking others from giving you advice that will enhance your journey in this life just be thankful that one is trying to lend a hand because you may learn a thing or two. Also, be sure to not allow negative words from anyone's lips control your life, it's their own battle. Be your own person. What they may feel may not be what your heart is telling you, trust thy self. Live this life for yourself, do it with love, embrace everything you are and most importantly learn life wants you happy even though some situations may suck just relax because it's time to sit down. Discover the good you have inside. Your inside will create your outside. And don't dare try to tell me you don't have good, we all have something to be happy about. I love you all, and thank you for reading!
Never Rush: Don't waste your life away.
Never Procrastinate: Turn your thoughts into projects.
Never Judge: Your only hurting yourself in the end.
Advice Of The Week
Never rush. Never procrastinate. Never judge.
Poem Was Picked!
Today my editor and I picked the poem that will be released in December! Poetry is where my writing career first began! Very excited to show you all the piece I have chosen! It was inspired by my boyfriend! Have a beautiful night!
Lost Hills, My Novel And Launch Of Website
Lost Hills and My Novel have no relation other than me writing them. Lost Hills actually came to me the night before the big launch which was on Saturday November 15th, 2014. The story started to come during the day on Friday the 14th. I quickly had Shattering Memory typed up, sent an email to my editor, she loved it and quickly returned it. I thank god that she works at my speed. Madness will be the next release for Lost Hills, which is currently typed up and I sent the document to my editor this a.m, currently coming up with the next piece to follow Madness as I am typing this. Lost Hills will be an on going story with different voices at each release, some may return.
As for my novel, it is with my editor for its first big edit. Which is going pretty fantastic. Have to say I am very grateful for that. Before I go I wanted to give a big thanks for all who read my work and followed me. My official launch of PaulTravis.Net was a success. I am so thankful from the bottom of my heart. I have big surprises coming so be sure to stay tuned. I love you all and I am so glad to finally have you apart of my world.
The Veronicas-The Veronicas
The long awaited album has had it's debut on iTunes first listen! I had to switch my iTunes store to listen and I am glad I did. I am in love with their new work. The album as a whole is fantastic; it brings their sassy, fierceness, in a track titled "More Like Me," their vulnerable moments with a relationship such as the song "You Ruin Me," also gives you a look into a true love with the song "Mad Love." Great production, amazing lyrics and their voices are simply beautiful, this album is a must.
My Favorite Tracks:
1. Mad Love
2. More Like Me
3. You Ruin Me
The album comes out November 21st! Make sure to buy this outstanding long awaited music from these beautiful sisters!
New Surprise Coming This December!
Can't wait to share what new exciting thing I am preparing for my blog in December! If you haven't had the chance check out all my recent posts. I hope you enjoy.
Who I Am, Is Who He Loves
I overthink, a lot. It doesn't matter the situation, I tend to over analyze. That sudden rush of senerios inside your head in which you wish you could shut off yet can't. Have you ever felt that?
When my boyfriend and I began to date, one of the very first things he said was, "You overthink. Calm down, everything is great." It didn't matter if it were a simple word, I would say to myself, "Oh was that too much? Oh my, what if I said too much. Did I sound insane?" The list of questions would ramble on and on in my mind.
My boyfriend and I were two years in of our friendship before we started to date. It began on the very day we hungout. In the years before we would keep in contact but never found time to meet. I was nineteen when we began to chat and twenty-one when when we first met in person. I was too stubborn to ask him to hangout first, I wanted him too. It was worth the wait because ever since that very day we became inseparable. Before him I couldn't even get a guy to take me out on a second date, they ran. In other cases I was like, yeah I don't think so and let them go that night.
It's quite funny looking back. I will remember this one thing forever, when I saw my partner at nineteen I knew he was mine. I even showed my friend a picture of him and said he's going to be my boyfriend. Come to figure out he actually is my soulmate.
He was never even into relationships until he saw me in person. I became his everything as he did for me. He is my one and my only. It didn't matter if I was overthinking or rambling on, he loves that about me, minus the overthinking. I learned those questions are my walls, ones I never even knew exsisted. They block that present moment from happening, you get so deep into your mind that you push away the good from your heart because you are afraid. We all been there. That's why my advice of the week fits perfect with this story; "Let yourself dream. Let yourself be. Let yourself free." What it means is, let yourself dream of a beautiful future, let yourself live in the present moment and let yourself free from all the past. It took me sometime and I am working on it, but I learned because who I am, is who he loves.
A Long Time No See
Yesterday I spoke to an old friend of mine. It was nice because I haven't really spoken to her in a very long time. She said something to me that really brought a smile to my face. Which made me want to share.
I was telling her about my novel and how I finally after twenty two years of living plus two and a half years writing it I finally reached the point that my editor is reviewing over my work. We also discussed our friendship and how it doesn't matter the distance with talking, we pick up right where we left off. I even discussed with her about a few of my future projects I have outlined. She was ecstatic and said these words below:
"You have the most perfect attitude and perseverance for it. I always knew you wouldn't settle. I'm sure your words and thoughts will be something many people can relate to and reflect on. I think we connected on a deeper level...you were always a great friend to me and talked me through whatever life brought my way. And I think you have the ability to do that for anyone you come in contact with. I'm proud of you for reaching a landmark you've always seen yourself at."
Those words really brought joy to me. When you come in contact with an old friend or anyone at that point share true words of love. You may make a persons day bright. It will bring you joy as well.
Advice Of The Week
Let yourself dream. Let yourself be. Let yourself free.
Advice Of The Week:
You are what you dream. So dream of greatness in thee.
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