Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Be You-nique

Be You-nique.
 
so many of us try so hard to fit in
we sacrifice who we are and what we think
to become a part of a group or a way of thinking.
it is so understandable
because so many of us feel alone
and we want connection.
why wouldn’t we try to fit in?
 
but every once in a while
we find a person
who has the strength to believe in what they know is true.
whether they fit in or not
they still believe in what they know is right.
they stand out.
these people are the ones who are outstanding.
 
i have had the honor
to meet many of these people
and to learn from them.
in every single case
they never asked me to become like them
but rather,
they taught me how to be myself.
 
do you have the courage to stand out.
to be outstanding.
if so, join me
and let’s be ourselves.
 
whose in?
WE BLOCK OUR OWN LIGHT-4

ME AND THE MOON

THE LUNAR SUPERMOON ECLIPSE LAST NIGHT
the analogies of this event to my life did not go unnoticed.
the sun lights up the moon
but last night, the earth passed between the sun and the moon
blocking the moon from receiving it’s light

source light me up
yet, at times, many times,
i block that light from shining.
all my stories,
all those thoughts of not being good enough
all the beliefs that life has to be hard
that i have to punish myself for the things i did wrong
that i have to work hard to make things work.

what if all those stories were just stories
does the moon work hard to receive light from the sun?
or is it just what happens effortlessly?

there is a natural flow to the way of the world
and nature does not seem to fret or worry.
it follows the course easily and effortlessly

last night the earth came between the sun and the moon
and it gave me a chance to understand
when i block my light from shining
it is ok
it is just a part of the flow of my evolution.

how would my life look without self judgement?
perhaps the light in me would be more illuminated????

how about you? what do you feel?

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WHAT PROTECTS, BLINDS

WHY ARE WE ALL SO AFRAID?
WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE WE SO AFRAID OF?????
i am sorry,
i normally write from my own place of vulnerability
and maybe as i write this, that will come
so trusting the “little man in my head”, my intuitive voice
i start writing.
 
i have spoken to so many people recently
i don’t mean 10’s i mean 100’s
and in the course of the conversations
in most cases, maybe all,
what i find over and over and over again is this simple thought
people are scared
scared to come out, scared to take a risk,
scared to invest because they don’t believe the money will come
scared someone will see them,
scared they won’t be seen,
scared they will be perceived less than
scared they are not good enough.
 
so we put up a wall to protect ourselves.
and that is completely understandable
seems like a smart idea
until . . . .
we realize
the wall that protects us
ALSO BLINDS US
from seeing all of the possibilities that exist.
 
we build the wall because we have been hurt
and we are scared of getting hurt again.
so understandable
 
until we realize we are now being guided by fear, not love
that is what fear does
it debilitates us and makes simple choices, impossible
the classic deer in the headlights
all the deer has to do is keep walking
but it freezes in the road when it sees those lights
and BAM
 
we all know what we need to do, we just are too scared to do it.
WHAT ARE WE SCARED OF?????
for god’s sake, our walls are so high,
we don’t even know what we are scared of,
because we can’t see what is on the other side.
 
i see now, i am taking my walls down.
don’t misunderstand me,
i am still protecting myself too
 
but i now know why i am here.
my gift is that i create a space
where people trust.
from that place of trust,
they start to take down their wall.
often that is all that is needed
once the wall comes down,
they see all the possibilities that exist
they find what they want to do
and do it.
 
it is that easy, most of the time.
when it is not that easy,
i help them remove the garbage that they keep stumbling over
that keeps them from being able to move forward.
this is what i do.
 
this is how
i help you get what you want.
companies, corporations, individuals, executives, entrepreneurs.
we are very different
and yet in this way we are all very much the same.
when you really want to stop
doing what you do over and over and over again
and find a way to get what you want,
contact me or someone else you trust
let’s do some work together.
 
now is the time for your wall to come down
now is the time for youth get what you want.
YOM KIPPUR EXQUINOX

HOLY DAYS

YOM KIPPUR/ FALL EQUINOX
TWO POWERFUL MOMENTS – SAME DAY

in honor of yom kippur,
i ask your forgiveness…..
if i have hurt you knowingly or unknowingly,
if i have done anything you have felt lacked integrity,
if i have been less than loving and compassionate,
if i have treated you in any way but with the utmost love and respect
if i have not lived up to who you think i am
if my words, writings, conversations have been anything but respectful
please know, it is merely my inability
to be able to be vulnerable and free enough
to tell you how much i love you.
on this day of at-one-ment
i ask your forgiveness
and offer mine to you unconditionally.

in honor of the fall equinox
on this day where light and dark
share the same number of hours, minutes, seconds
i bow to the light and the darkness
that exists in me.

and a part of me knows
underneath all of this
i am neither the light nor the dark
but rather that which sees
both light and dark
and smiles.

if you feel the power of this day
no matter what religion, nationality, or belief
take time the celebrate the wholeness of creation
and enjoy the celebration
for who knows how many more celebrations we will have
as the book of life closes tonight
with the names of those who will go forward.

with the power of this day
i ask a blessing for all who read this
for the write of this message
and for the one who watches what is written.

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I WILL MEET YOU THERE

THERE IS A PLACE
beyond right or wrong
good or bad
blessed or broken

a place beyond
who did what to whom
hurt feelings
of not living up to another’s expectations.
beyond even love
beyond all that we think we know
and all that we do know.

there is a field out there
where answers come effortlessly
fears dissipate
a place so big that playing small is not even possible
where business flourishes
where love is unrecognizable
where union with all of creation is all that is.

why meet here
where frustrations and pain wait around every corner
rationalizing all of our behaviors and jealousy’s
why sit here
amidst this suffering
of misunderstanding
inadequate words
armored and protected
feeling unsafe trying to be safe.

i will meet you there
in the field beyond
all that is right and wrong,
and we will laugh and play and celebrate and dance
and laugh more
and have fun
and just love being free.

i will you meet you there.
will you join me?

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NEVER GIVE UP

NEVER GIVE UP

i meet people all the time
who tell me
how badly they want
a job, a relationship.
to know their purpose.

i talk with companies
that want better engagement of their employees
or better results from their marketing
or more dialogue with their (sometimes less than raving) fans

i see it in myself
the gap between
what i say i want
and what i am willing to do
not just once
but over and over and over again
until i get the result i want.

sustainable actions bring results.

i love the simplicity of Rumi
“keep knocking and eventually the joy inside you
will open the window to see who the hell is there.”

are you willing
to keep doing what you know is right
as a wise man once said,
“when you want what you want
like a drunk wants a drink
like a drowning man wants air
or like the lover wants their beloved….
then you will find it.”

is that the way you want what you want?
if so,
celebrate, because victory is near.

who we are

WHO AM I?

SO OFTEN, I FORGET WHO I AM
and i get caught in the day to day of life
and think that i am all these other things
but underneath all of the things i do,
all of the things i write
all of the i’s i say
i am not any of that.

who am i? who are you?
really?
who is the observer watching it all play out?

last night we went to a movie
and the projector shined a light
onto white screen
and images appeared
and we got sucked right into the story.
we feel in love as they feel in love
we felt bad for one guy,
shocked that another would do what he did
sad for the woman who gave up the one who loved her
for the fantasy she wanted
and none of it was real.
it was just light shining on a white screen.

how real is the life i am living
the one that makes me scared to show up,
or that aggravates me or frustrated me,
that one in which i think i am not good enough
or strong enough and capable of overcoming
what so many other “movies” have not been able to overcome.

this is my story
i get to create it
and i can make it just the way i want it to be.
because i am way more than who i think i am.

I AM

who are you?
what are your thoughts?

FEELING DISCONNECTED

FEELING DISCONNECTED

IN THE BUSYNESS OF LIFE . . . .
i feel disconnected
from the very thing that keeps me whole.

fasting, meditation, healing, 
coaching, working, writing
cleansing, detoxing, changing,
kids schedules, kids needs, our schedules, our needs
what is most important, what i value most
is getting lost
in the busyness of life.

and i understand how this happens
it just sneaks up,
a little at a time
a 2mm change that over time becomes a gap.
the gap left unattended grows.

it has grown too far now
seeing patterns re-emerge.
walking through them
this time on the way out, not the way in.
being aware, it will change
i must go deeper, be more vulnerable,
give more, connect at a deeper place.

we cannot each do our thing,
because it is no longer “OUR” thing.

in this moment, i connect
to myself, my wife, my children, my life
ahhhhhhhh
and so it all begins.

does anyone understand what i am saying?

IS THERE GREATNESS INSIDE YOU-

THERE IS GREATNESS INSIDE YOU

OF COURSE THERE IS
and yet
do you sometimes feel
that you are unable to bring it forward.
do you find yourself
playing smaller than you want,
for some reason, you are not living the greatness that is you.
do you feel there is so much more you want to do with your life.
is good enough no longer good enough.

i have been helping people and companies
for the last 42 years
find their center
tell their story in a way that is unique
build their company culture around these values
and become more real and vulnerable.
to see more about me, lease go to:
www.DanielBruceLevin.com

i have decided to take on 2 more clients
PM if you are ready to really step up.
i do not take the commitment i make to you lightly.
i ask the same of you.

if you are the one i feel i am writing this to
contact me.
together we will experience
the power of vulnerability

blessings . . . .

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END HATRED

I MAY NO LONGER PRACTICE
and some may even call me a JewBu (a jewish buddhist)
but it is only because of those who went before me
those who suffered, and were tortured, and gassed and killed
those who had to wear this patch 
and be shamed by those who did not understand who they were
that i still have the right to decide to choose.

on this, the beginning of the jewish new year,
i ask
that we end each in our own hearts
end racism,
end hatred,
end supremacy of any kind.

it is not because of the color of our skin
or where we were born
or what religion we follow
or who we love and want to marry
that we are better or worse than another.

we are all the same.
may we dance together in this new year
as brothers and sisters
who lift each other up
rather than put each other down.
in our businesses,
in our politics,
in our families,
in our schools
in our places of worship.
may we end this darkness
and light a candle to show our love for one another.

blessings and happy new year!
if you agree, light a candle in the comments below!