Author: Travis Cross

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My Journal Goes Public

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Well… I seem to begin a lot of my journal entries with well.

It’s 8:38am.. I woke up at 1:30pm yesterday. I have just sat down with a cup of Salt Spring Island coffee in this beautiful downtown Kelowna condo that I am very grateful to be in as I write this on this wonderful, yet crisp November morning with a light dusting of fresh white snow covering the vehicles parked outside the window.

I’ve hesitated many times actually writing in a blog. Maybe I just hadn’t found my voice yet. Part of it simply felt too similar to a journal and I hesitated at the thought of boring you with every minute detail.

It was Saturday, and there was a distant hum in the air of the computer in the other room. I had left it on the night before after…

*yawn* B-O-O-O-O-R-R-R-I-N-G-!-!-!

Oh how I digress… and from what? My thoughts? Oh, ouch. How could I?

Laughing meme

Oh great, what have I done… I actually resorted to an animated GIF… too easy, too easy.

Well, in this day and age of Internet memes and …. that other thing…. it’s simply a matter of finding one’s own voice.. and having a fairly decent web server to rely on. As I type this the cursor lags behind. Maybe it’s that laughing meme. Dangit! Oh, how the Internet weaves its tricky web.

I’m writing this less as an outlet, more as a foundation for routine.. a challenge I guess. See, the best part about a blog like this is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. Of course, part of the learning curve has been to be aware of what I say… publicly anyway. And well, anytime really. It goes a loooong way when we have control over our thoughts and consciously use that power. That’s a rambling for another day, however.

At this point, I am simply starting a journal. A public journal mind you. And it may seem weird, it may seem quirky, but if anything I hope it seems the least bit creative. I’m not as worried or concerned about what other people think… I’ve got a Universe of reasons to no longer care, and really… it’s none of my business what other people are thinking anyways.

So, onward and upward I say! To the great unknown, but with the compass set on positive intentions.

And today is a new day filled with possibility.

I began to write this because it is a new day, although it’s a long continuation of yesterday for those who have not yet retired to slumber city. There has been much change in the world, and there will continue to be much change in the world, so, there will be time to sleep when the ebb begins to flow. But, at in this moment it’s prime ebbing time and there is work to be done!

But first, meditation… and then… clear and focused work fueled by intention.

Have an inspiring day.



Aristocracy rapes the world

I suppose I could find satisfaction in writing a blog as a sole outlet of connection with humanity, however, it would certainly come with days of harrowing depression. Reading is a fine art, while interpreting the words is much more practical. A semi-vigilant act that occasionally leads to liberating scene of emphatic insight.

In the book “Crowdsourcing” by Jeff Howe chapter one reveals the roots of our modern day society as a time when, “the acquisition of money through labour (was) seen as a strictly lower-class endeavour.”

How then, did the aristocrats receive their bounty in life?

It comes to be

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Wary is the morning step, it comes and goes without regret.
In the dawn’s early light, my sight grows near,
as I remind myself why I’m here.
It’s moments that pass, sure as stone,
that nothing stays the same, not in this home.
The gift of life comes with a price,
the shifting of time will have to suffice.

Every moment is a continuous moment for those who practice steadfast mindfulness. It is here that we gain a clarity of the true peace of eternity and the ultimately truth that all is and ever will be a vibration of love.

When you throw a pebble into the pond the water ripples until it returns to it’s peaceful resting state. Patiently, the water waits for every last ripple to have its moment.

The Universe of Amalgamation

Every once in a while I remember I have a blog. Actually, I don’t remember. It’s not some grand thought in my head that says, “Oh Ya! You have a blog!” In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I don’t think of it at all. I stumble upon it.

Today I was at Social Media Breakfast Calgary volunteering as the audio-visual technician. One of the attendees, Emily, re-tweeted a thank you to the sponsors of the event, I’m one of those sponsors. Emily is image shaping. She is a content provider, deep thinker and pursuer, with great impetus, of the extraordinary. At least that’s what it says in her Twitter description. Intrigued I clicked the link to her page and suddenly I remembered I also have an page! Curious if any of the links are still valid I click over (yes, I just switched from past to present tense) to my page and see a link to my Word Press site. Oh ya, I have a blog!

And here we are.

My last post was July 20, 2012. Five days more than two years ago.

And how the world has changed. Or more accurately, how my perception of the reality that we experience as “our world” has changed.

It’s 4:20pm MST. My summary of the last two years in one sentence is: The discovery of an excellent fried egg sandwich has changed everything.

That’s not only one of the worst sentences I’ve ever written, it’s a terrible summary and an awful way to end this blog post. Oh well, I take solace in the fact every one of us has a shadow.

Peace, Love, Happiness and Harmony.