Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: April 1st – #Easter

On this day I am reminded not only of the sacrifice of our Savior but of the meaning that it holds. So many times in today’s society we recognize that the ability to love and be selfless is lost among us. However, this spiritual leader gave his life so that we all may have the opportunity to live a life free of sin and pain. Unfortunately, achieving this in our lives have been a difficult task due to our own issues. The work that we must be willing to put in is the reflection upon ourselves and the spiritual work involved in that. This week I am working on something different in my approach and in the way I pray and praise.

There are some things in my life that I must be willing to sacrifice in order to achieve and reach what God has for me. Calvary is the symbol of sacrifice and the unconditional love of Christ, meant to represent the love that Jesus had for us. Although this post is crafted towards those in Christian leaning belief systems, the message to take from this is that we all need to be more giving and willing to sacrifice things for the greater good. What are we willing to do for each other? Are we willing to do what is necessary so that not only our needs are met but those of the ones we love? Today I ask that you not only reflect on the sacrifice of Christ but his resurrection. Just like in our own lives we must be willing to sacrifice our old self and be prepared for the resurrection of our spiritual being.

Luke 24

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth : 12.25.2017

It’s arrived an amazingly spiritual day that is filled with joy and love for your fellow man…

It’s arrived an amazingly spiritual day that is filled with joy and love for your fellow man. Each year on Christmas I make sure that I thank God for his blessings past, present and future. Are you ready as I am to start this new journey, a new year, a new chapter? I am preparing each day because I know that the clarity won’t come over night.

Faithfully pushing towards what God has for me. I believe that it shall manifest itself in my life. Today gives me the understanding of what it truly means to be grateful. For I am not obsessed with the gifts I received or upset but instead thankful that someone thought of me. This time of year should inspire you to not just text and connect with friends and family this day but throughout the year.

Peace and love,

Michael Anthony

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth : 12.24.2017

The eve before this highly celebrated day is not just an eve for the birth of the Christ child but for the goodness that man can offer. Christmas is about giving something more than gifts and cheesy cards. Christmas is about hope and the gift of giving it. Celebrating with family and friends near and far.

Although I was unable to visit family this year because of the randomness of life. I will be spending each day with my love and with myself. This will be a time for reflection and self editing as I finish this year and prepare for the next. There is so much more to this life than many are afforded to experience, it is my goal to not take advantage of my life but to find the meaning in it. 1 more day to Christmas, what are your plans? How are you going to make this day special?

Peace and love,

Michael Anthony

Cry Out: Trees

…cry out to be free.

Roots attach yourself to the Earth from which you’re planted and create life that is dwindling. Let the rain hit your leaves and fall down to the ground in which you are rooted. Giving you life and the ability to grow. Touch the sky as you are the natural skyscraper. Longing to stand , to bend, to branch out. We are like these trees crying out to live and to grow. We are a force of our own wanting to cry out. Cry out because of the violence, the negative changes that affect you daily, and cry out to be free. 

Laguna Living: Until Next Time

We are only prisoners if we choose to not break the chains but I choose freedom…

My mind reminisces of the events and treats of this last week or so. So many blessings and realizations that can be counted, a few frustrations, and some photosensitivity issues too. Overall, I’m encouraged and inspired to do even more, not just for myself but for others. So many individuals suffering around this country and around this world. What can I do to make a difference?

How can I leave my mark outside of just financially giving?  I ask God to consider the works I’ve done when the end comes but will my works be worthy of consideration? We all must be willing to shine that light upon ourselves and look in the mirror. Do we reflect good things or are we selfishly going about our journey? Although, I have been here before, my time in Laguna Beach has proven to be more eye-opening than before.

I’m inspired to not just continue growing my career but to continue to grow who I am and what I can be. Most of all I’m inspired by who I can help if I continue to work hard to reach my dreams– financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We are only prisoners if we choose to not break the chains but I choose freedom. 
Peace,

Michael Anthony

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 8.13.17

Uncommon. That word keeps making it’s way in my life…

Uncommon. That word keeps making it’s way in my life in some shape or form, whether through ads on the internet or even the name of competition in the industry I’m in. Uncommon can have so many negative connotations but why would anyone want to be common anyway? Wouldn’t they want to be uncommon? I want to be uncommon. Special. Unique. Unlike any other. That’s why it is so necessary for me work towards the life and the success I see for myself. I cannot allow myself to continue to dwell in commonality.

I want to make a difference, change a life, inspire a generation and lead a generation. My impact doesn’t have to be in a major way but I am who believes any impact at all is major. So many things going on in my personal life friend and work wise, I’ve been given some clarity. However, that clarity is quickly eclipsed by the destruction going on in our country. Not necessarily destruction of things but destruction of the moral fiber and values I believe this country stands on.

We are all aware of the numerous incidents going on in our world and all I have to say is this isn’t uncommon, this has happened before and in many places before, it’s just now broadcasted through various media forms. I want to be uncommon in the way that Martin Luther King, Malcolm X,  John F. Kennedy, and countless others were.

 

 

 

 

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