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2019 Allow Your Inner Phoenix To Rise!

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It goes without saying that 2018 was quite a complex year full of many peaks and valleys…

We have all witnessed some incredible victories/evolutions/expansions/awakenings/healings/transformations around our great big globe…

Some of them due to nature’s divine intervention…

Some due to happenstance…

And some of them due to the ever present light and goodness that still lives within humanity…

We have also witnessed many inexplicable tragedies/losses/sufferings/despair/confusion/anger/rage/destruction around our great big globe…

Some of them due to natural disasters…

Some of them due to happenstance…

And some of them due to the still ever present darkness and evils that still lives within humanity…

And within the immense rollercoaster of all those ups and downs, one thing remains certain…

We made it through to another year on this great big globe…

And depending on the lens we choose to see life through…

It could be a blessings or it could be a struggle…

We always say this coming year is going to be the year…

And it is

Because it is all we have and we are still here, kicking and breathing…

WE ARE ALIVE…

This new year, like every new year, is our individual chance to take what we have learned through all the ups and down and build upon it for the better…

To not make obligated resolutions…

But to make personal choices that allow each and every one of us to be better than we were yesterday…

Not just for ourself…

But for all…

To take a look at what we don’t want in life so we can damn well choose what we do…

To face what no longer serves & cast it out in order to make room for what does…

To allow ourselves to make the decision to no longer settle for impossibility…

To find all that internal strength & power that we each posses and use it to lift each other to our highest potential…

To rise to the occasion to what it means to be evolved living in an evolved world…

To take everything that we have been given yesterday…

The good & the bad…

The dark & the light…

And use it all as the creative flame to rise like the Phoenix to our most beautiful Selves today!

The power to our own transformation lives in the palm of our own hands…

And with that…

I wish you all the HAPPIEST NEW YEAR this first day of 2019!

Much Love!

Mario


Yo, Smudge It Away!

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Sometimes you have to take a good hard look at things for what they truly are in order to identify how things are effecting your life…

You have to be willing to make important and often challenging choices that are good to you, for you, and about you…

You have to be willing to let go of toxic thoughts, relationships, and behaviors…

You have to BE the stimulus to your own transformation…

You have to BEcome the answer you are seeking…

You have to claim your own personal power to become to person you (are) want to be…

The artist you (are) want to be…

The creative warrior you (are) want to be…

You have to know who you really are, what you are truly capable of, and what is innately within to start to access that personal journey to freedom!…

And sometimes that means you have to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps and #smudge all the toxic $h!+ away!…

(and then help another-when and if they are ready-to do the same)!


You Are More Than Your #SELFIE

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No matter how slick we may seem in that moment…

No matter how together we try to look at that moment…

No matter the costume we use to define who we want to be or how we want to appear in that moment…

There will always be that little kid in us reaching out for that big warm hug for one reason or another…

That awkward teenager still struggling with some kind of insecurity for one reason or another…

That overwhelmed adult still trying to figure it all out for one reason or another…

And that beautifully complicated story within each and every one of us is worthy of being shared, witnessed, and experienced…

But we have found a new way of telling our story these days…

A way that is simple and quick…

A safer way…

A way that keeps our story guarded and filtered through an App and a little blue screen…

A way that we (pic)k and choose how we want the world to view us…

And the story we want to world to believe…

We take #SELFIES….

And as we buy more into the #SELFIE way of expression…

We disconnect more and more from each other’s STORY…

We by no means get the REAL picture…

We get those sexy shots…

We get the abs…

We get the duck lips…

We get the slinky clothing…

We get the body-ody…

We get the #JustWokeUpLikeThis…

We get the #OnSet or #ActorsLife

We get that staged “Ooooh, did you just take a pic of me?!” picture…

But miss the REAL picture…

Do we share the REAL us?…

Are we sharing the REAL us?…

Or do we filter who we are based on what we think is most desirable to the world?…

Do we stage things to stand out among millions of pictures to somehow be noticed?…

To somehow hopefully be seen…

To somehow stop that finger scroll in its track and have that little heart tapped…

Do we continue to share what we think the world wants to see of us just to be ‘followed‘, ‘friended‘ and ‘liked‘?…

Have we gotten addicted to the dopamine rush from social media interactions and even possibly stardom?…

Has all this become that crucial?…

Has it become that important?…

We no longer share our experience through our words and feelings…

We do it through abs, bikinis, and smizing…

We commune through a one-sided finger flip and not a conversation at a roundtable…

We share a quick pic that is glanced at for a millisecond…

And then someone…

Known or unknown…

Or by that infamous paid bot used to get those ‘likes’ and ‘friends’ and ‘followers’…

(ps, I hate to tell ya, but that bot ain’t fooling anyone-spend your dough on something more important)

Makes a quick decision about it…

And then chooses if that picture is a ‘story’ worthy of being ‘liked’ or not…

And that is how we are learning who each other is these days…

All based on a quick pic…

And we miss the most important part…

Each other…

The REAL us…

The happy, the sad, the funny, the scary, the sweet, the bitter, the strong, the healthy, the sick, the powerful, the successful, the struggling, the rich, the poor…

The vulnerable…

The FULL picture…

And with that said, there is nothing wrong with what we are sharing…

There is no judgment to what we are all sharing

The pictures are beautiful…

They are fun…

But they are not the FULL picture…

So every time you find yourself comparing your life to what you are seeing on that screen…

And feel in one way or another…

That you have to be just like that…

Or that you wish you could be just like that…

Or something more than you are…

And feel this unconscious competition…

That brings out that “I am not enough” internal tape recorder…

Just remember the reality of what you are perceiving…

It is all just pictures…

Staged, (Pic)ked and Chosen moments…

For the sake of ‘friends‘, ‘followers‘, and ‘likes‘…

A filtered photo album…

And the truth is…

Each other’s story is way more interesting and accurate than what the limited #SELFIE reveals…

Because let’s face it…

Our Life is way more than just our #SELFIES.


Two Things You Can Always Count On!

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Two things that you can ALWAYS count on:

1. By the nature of your birth, you have already be given EVERYTHING that you could ever possibly need to do something special with the Life you have been given.

2. As long as you are still breathing on this great big marble, you have also been given the necessary tools (internally and externally ) needed to persevere in overcoming any obstacles (internally and externally ) that you may consider standing in the way of you doing something special with the Life you have been given.

BONUS MATERIAL: You will come to realize that all that “stuff” that you have been through will become the most potent ingredients for you to do something special with the Life you have been given.

MORAL OF THE STORY: #HoldOn #Trust & #NeverGiveUp !


When Acting No Longer Becomes Complicated…

Transcript of Video:

“I think one of the biggest obstacles actors face…

Is this idea that they are not enough…

That who they are…

Are the core level…

Is not enough…

To bring to the material that at hand…

And so that is when acting no longer becomes fun…

That’s when acting becomes complicated…

That’s when acting becomes really heavy…

And stiff…

And there’s like this paralysis in the space…

Because they are trying to fit themselves into this idea approach…

Of what they think is suppose to be revealed…

In regards to the circumstances…

And what’s missing…

Is we’re looking for you to reveal yourself in those circumstances…

We’re looking for you to bring the accumulation of your life experiences…

And put them in these circumstances…

And see what happens…

And it’s when we get away from the idea…

And the blueprint…

Of how we think things are suppose to go…

And what we are suppose to be…

That we start to experience this exhalation in the work…

We start to experience this freedom in the work…

We start to experience fun in the work…

Because we then allow ourselves to ride the rollercoaster of the scene…

Because we are not shackled by ideas…

We’re running free…

By using ourself as the instrument…

And seeing where it goes…

In those circumstances…

And when we allow ourselves to really own who we are…

Acting no longer becomes complicated…

It makes sense…

Things make sense…

It becomes easy…

It becomes fun…

It becomes free…

So I think the more we escape…

From the idea of what we think we are supposed to be…

And own who we are…

The more our work becomes this alive thing…

That we get to witness…

And it’s beautiful…

Because we see this human being…

Having a real experience…

In a public way…

It’s kinda cool!”


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