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20 Daily Morning Affirmations of Zen Thinking

download a free pdf featuring twenty beautiful reminders here:  http://buff.ly/1HIRIob 

#affirmations   #mindfulness  
since you can never have too many positive words to fill your mind with, i have a list of twenty new daily morning affirmations i’d like to share with you. each affirmation is a separate ingredient with its own distinct flavour, but together they form a wholesome recipe to help cultivate your entire well-being. when a morning affirmation is said with sincerity, reverence and whole-hearted intention, it has the ability to guide you...
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Noticing All of the Things We Love — http://buff.ly/1LtjaF1  
words & photo by Brian Thompson. whatever you focus on creates a certain environment within your mind. the thoughts you think and the words you speak control the weather of your emotions. if you speak negative words of anger and frustration, then that’s exactly how you will feel — you will have a stormy and clouded mind. but if you use honest words of gratitude, warm intent, and positive affirmation, and if you can find even a gl...
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Pain Can Make You Cruel — http://buff.ly/1LbyeWV

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words & photo by Brian Thompson. have you ever had one of these moments? you’re perfectly content and calm, and within an instant you find yourself lashing out in haste and grossly overreacting to something someone said. admittedly, it was inconsequential and small, but it accidentally touched a sore spot, an open wound from a still-exposed and unhealed emotion that’s still incredibly raw. unknown to anyone else — the topic touch...
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Solving the “I won’t be happy, unless” problem:

"Happiness is found in the pure simplicity of our being, not in the convoluted and tangled mess we make it into."

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Solving the “I Won’t Be Happy, Unless” Problem

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words & photo  by Brian Thompson, model & photo edit by Jennifer Picard Photography. there are sudden realizations we all experience in life where everything can change — if we allow them to. within the blink of an eye, our entire life perspective can flip upside down. in a moment of clarity, truth can emerges from darkness and we're able to see things in a brave, new light. it’s a spark of awakening, one that reveals the true nat...
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The Zen Thinking Podcast — Episode 9

what do you define yourself by?

by your work, by your beliefs, by your thoughts, by your knowledge, by your posessions, by your style, by your experiences, or by your friends and family?

the story that we build around our sense of self, as our identity, shapes our entire life — but is this identity the very thing that causes us to be unhappy and struggle through life?

what else is left for us to identify ourself by?

in today's episode i present some ideas to help bring a new perspective to your understanding.

thanks for listening, i hope you enjoy the show.
Brian


** read the show notes to this episode here: http://buff.ly/1Fdkzx8
The Zen Thinking Podcast
Episode 9 — What Do You Define Yourself By?
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today's new blog post is a ghost story of sorts that i’d like to share:

I Saw Death Sitting On a Barstool — http://buff.ly/1KqZIek

#habits   #compassion   #substanceabuse   #personaldevelopment   #newbeginnings  
words by Brian Thompson, photo by Jennifer Picard Photography. i have a ghost story of sorts that i’d like to share. three years ago i quit drinking. the decision came shortly after i saw Death sitting on a barstool one sunny afternoon. i walked past the window of a bistro and there he was. he looked up from his drink and motioned for me to come over and join him. that’s odd, i thought, why would Death want to share a drink with me...
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a fresh penned morning poem...

Life is One Infinite Song — http://buff.ly/1dn5P5Q
words & photo by Brian Thompson. when you're in tune with your true self, you're in harmony with the world. resistance fades away and life plays on as one long, beautiful song. you feel the rhythm of life. you're in symphony with the universe, you join its orchestra of wilds. you hear the timbre of the different tones and understand how together they become one. you hear the melody of your breath inside the chorus of each passing br...
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Taming Your Wild Mind — http://buff.ly/1edUZzo

#mindfulness   #meditation  
words by Brian Thompson, photo by Jennifer Picard Photography. one of the most obvious yet transformative things a person can ever realize is how our mind is a perpetual thought machine, and how each thought is entirely impermanent. one thought immediately replaces the next in a never-ending waterfall of words, thoughts, memories, opinions, beliefs, acquired knowledge, judgements, and convoluted emotions. each thought fades almost a...
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i recently finished working on an amazing project that i’m really excited to share with you — it's a new book titled Simple Reminders, by author +Bryant McGill and +Jenni Young — the inspiring couple behind the website and massively popular Facebook page of the same name, +Simple Reminders

a few months ago i met Bryant and Jenni after they had stumbled upon some of my writing, and it's since turned into one of those moments of incredible serendipity. we have so much in common that working together seemed to be a no-brainer.

fast forward a couple of months and i not only ended up editing the entire Simple Reminders book, but i also wrote an Editor’s Preface that appears in the front of the book as well.

i’m so honoured to be included in this amazing new book — Simple Reminders is filled with a truly inspiring message that will help you fill your life with beauty, peace, happiness and success, and i whole-heartedly recommend it everyone.

like all great books, long after you've put it down, Simple Reminders' transcendent essence will continue to stick with you. its simple truth will remind you to continue acting on its enduring message of love, acceptance, beauty and forgiveness.

today’s your last chance to Save 80% before its release on May 19th.

order now on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LG3R0G2

NOW ONLY $1.99 ($9.99 after its May 19th release)
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Hearing the Voice of Reason Within — http://buff.ly/1Fkn9Th
words & photo by Brian Thompson, model & photo edit by Jennifer Picard Photography. the art of listening is a gift of compassion, nothing feels better than being truly heard. this includes listening to yourself. hear the voice of reason within. what is your inner voice trying to tell you but that you continually ignore? what is your body silently screaming for? be honest with yourself. self-deception is a poison to the soul a...
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You Create Your Life's Work Within Each & Every Moment — http://buff.ly/1cE13jo
words & photo by Brian Thompson. behind every manmade creation that we take for granted — whether it be a book, a movie, a piece of art, a toy, a game, a building, a recipe, or a piece of technology — somewhere out there, there is one sole person who dedicated their entire life to its creation, so that you could experience the fruit of their vision, talent and labour. a person's entire life culminated into this one-of-a-kind and uni...
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  • Zen Thinking
    writer, 2014 - present
    inspirational poet, writer, speaker and podcaster, author of the upcoming book, Sparks to Awaken. http://www.zenthinking.net
  • Thorny Bleeder
    Artist Development, Music Marketing, Branding & Inspiration., 2006 - 2015
  • The DIY Daily
    Founder & Editor, 2011 - 2014
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    Head Buyer: Music & Movies, 1992 - 2006
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zen thinking poet, writer, speaker, podcaster, and creative idea guy.
Introduction
Brian Thompson, is a Vancouver based creative coach and marketing consultant. He's the guy behind Thorny BleederThe DIY Daily Newsletter & Podcast, The Music Biz Weekly and The Rock Star Branding Podcast

Through his writing, speaking engagements, teaching, webinars and endless podcasts, Brian has emerged as a vital and well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, marketing, social media and technology. 

Brian is available for live speaking engagements for topics including artist development, the newmusic industry, marketing, social media and inspirational motivation. 

If you're organizing a showcase, a panel, a workshop, or you need a guest speaker for a class you teach, consider the guy behind Thorny Bleeder and The DIY Daily to deliver 
a unique, passionate and creative voice to your event.
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