If My Life (up till now) was a College Party

One of the great things of meditation is that you can do it anywhere, even if it’s only for a few seconds in the most randomness places. Such as 2 nights ago during a speech contest hosted by my club (that’s a different story). The epiphany was if my life was to be metaphorically represented… Continue reading If My Life (up till now) was a College Party

Average of 5 people

Thanks to Rick for shooting me this article as a response to my previous post. Blaming one’s parents; I’ve done it for the vast majority of my life. For all of my teens and 20s, that’s what I did whenever something bad happened to me. This is important because of a few things. But I’ll… Continue reading Average of 5 people

My name is Avatar Andrew

…and I am the fastest man alive.  When I was a child I was forced to let go of my dreams, given my family’s dysfunctional ways. Scared for my safety and repeatedly reminded that I was impossible, I was forced to forfeit my journey to greatness. As a result, I went into a depression that… Continue reading My name is Avatar Andrew

Taking the Controls in the Clouds

I’ve been reading a lot of self improvement blogs and videos (Les Brown is a current favorite) lately. One of the activities that I remember from a while back was to imagine what your first memory was. Like ever. Well my first memory was me flying an airplane. Yes, my dad had gotten home and… Continue reading Taking the Controls in the Clouds

The Dragon Within

Some of you may have read this post back in September. Well I’ll be honest the only thing that’s different for that situation is that I’ve applied to the police academy in my hometown. I’m not too excited to be a policeman, nor am I too excited to go into the military if that is… Continue reading The Dragon Within

My Aikido Journey, Part 1

I’ve been blogging for a good 3 years now with a half a year hiatus, and recently in the past months I’ve been contemplating just why the hell am I blogging for and what is this blog for? I felt that this is a good time to “reveal the cards”; don’t ask me the specifics!… Continue reading My Aikido Journey, Part 1

Philosophy: The Art of Being Alone

There are many times during the week that I spend time alone. Since I don’t work full time, most of my days are spent alone at cafes typing at this blog, checking Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail excessively. There are times that I find these times refreshing – I am an introvert after all – but… Continue reading Philosophy: The Art of Being Alone

An Unexpected Explosion

A night ago something came inside of me while I was doing pull ups at a park near my house. It was night and I was at my favorite coffee shop. I had gone into the dark, across the street and into this said park to do exercises in the kid’s jungle gym. While alone… Continue reading An Unexpected Explosion

The Loss of Fun

This is a question for all my adult readers out: As an adult, do you feel that you cannot be a kid again? One of the things I didn’t have as a kid was the ability to be myself; what I mean by this is that I do not have – and was not able… Continue reading The Loss of Fun

The 800 lb Gorilla in my Heart

I have always had this beast inside of me –  very energetic and tenacious. I remember growing up in my elementary school years how keeping this “beast” down is often a challenge; often resorting to me having a very short temper and very fiery attitude towards those who I deemed that time to be wrong.… Continue reading The 800 lb Gorilla in my Heart