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i have a new poem for you this morning:

"each moment shapes the next — this is your time",

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words by Brian Thompson, photo by Jennifer Picard Photography. i must waste not any moment that lay before me, for it’s my conscious awareness alone that manifests my ongoing reality. i create what my future beholds; and through the quality of all my thoughts and actions, i know that whatever mysteries unfold next for me, depend on whatever i choose to do today. and so, life expands before me, one instant at a time, each as prec...
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here it is folks, no more delays!

** The Debut Episode of The Zen Thinking Podcast **

i can't wait to hear your thoughts, let me know what you think in the comments below...

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the debut episode of The Zen Thinking Podcast. if you're looking for links to the poems and posts read in this episode, here they are: When Will You Finally Decide to Resolve the Discrepancies Between Your Heart and Your Actions? Your True Nature Cannot Be Avoided, Just as a Tree Cannot Deny Its Own Roots A Skill Worth Developing: Mellowing Anger with Mindfulness i hope you enjoyed this debut episode, thanks for listening and i'l...
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+Brian Thompson It was fantastic, Brian!!!

I especially enjoyed listening to you read your writing aloud -- it really brings it to life for me.

Stoked for the next one!
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a new poem to start the day...

When will you finally decide to resolve the discrepancies between your heart & your actions?
words and photo by Brian Thompson. when will you finally decide to resolve the discrepancies between your heart and your actions? you know what i’m talking about. what is it you painfully ignore? what are you putting first? where are you placing your fullest intention? what do you already know that you need to change or improve, quit or begin? when will you choose to tread the path of your wisest thoughts, rather than follow...
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new post just published: The Mindset Of a Master

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words and photo by Brian Thompson. what’s more powerful than money, position or fame? i’ll give you a hint. it’s nothing you can win, or bribe, or otherwise influence in a game of favour or luck. it’s an unwavering belief in yourself. it’s a determined confidence in your dream, a steadfast conviction in your greatest intention, an energized passion to give more than you ever expect to receive, a brave willingness to go for it an...
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a new blog post...
Finding clarity in the heart of your troubles

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words and photo by Brian Thompson. when in the midst of turmoil, pain or personal crisis, seek to find your inner-most place of zen. quieten the noise inside, let your mind become still. silence the stories you’ve wrapped yourself in. take a step back from the blame-game that’s been feeding your frenzy. only search within — no external excuses are allowed. these are the times when self-inquiry is at its most prolific, and when ...
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New Episode just published

The Zen Thinking Podcast, Episode 2 — Each Moment Shapes the Next

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In this week's episode I discuss the nature of cause and effect, otherwise known as karma, and how we are in absolute control of our happiness through the quality of our ongoing thoughts and actions. I also do a reading of the following pieces I've recently published: Each moment shapes the next What we perceive as reality, only hints at it Finding clarity in the heart of your troubles I'd love to hear from you, send me your though...
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i just posted a new poem of mine...

"Time is our empty attempt to somehow control the infinite"

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photo by Brian Thompson time only started to pass when we awoke one day and began to keep track of it. before us, there was no time; time stood still. it was patient and unmoving, steadfast and content. with no clocks, time was irrelevant. with no appointments to keep, time mattered not. everything just… was, and all things were perfectly fine. with no self-aware man, time’s measurement was benign; its passage, empty and vai...
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new poem just posted...
photo by Brian Thompson. don’t be overly attached to outcomes. no matter if they be good or bad, clinging to either will make you stressed; anticipating either gives rise to anxious feelings, they strip you of your patience and ease. invite an essence of curiousity into all that you do; free from expectation and assumption. be inquisitive and energetic, enthusiastic and courageous, yet lenient in whatever end results may come. ...
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new poem, new poster:
In Stillness, We Learn to Thrive

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words and photo by Brian Thompson. in stillness, through mindful self-inquiry and analysis, we learn to understand our emotions better. in our silence, we allow ourselves to blossom into our fullest potential. we learn that all of our struggles are caused by the nature of our previous thoughts, and how we chose to respond to them. how we feel right now is because of what we thought a mere moment ago. quiet your mind, calm yo...
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Being fully aligned with your heart’s deepest yearning...

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words and photo by Brian Thompson. when you’re fully aligned with your heart’s deepest yearning, it’s easier to go with the flow of life’s ongoing stream, and sometime troubling waters. resistance slips away, as conflicting currents mellow and calm. you won’t feel the need to desperately hang on to all the distracting things that tempt you as they float by; you know they’ll only drag you down. when you're aligned with your ...
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my new blog post:

A Skill Worth Developing — Mellowing Anger with Mindfulness
be mindful of the moment when anger begins to rise within you. this is a moment of unparalleled opportunity, but it’s also one that escapes you quickly, and should you miss it, your situation can become much more dire. when anger strikes, you have only a brief chance to react skillfully before it manifests into something much larger and out of control that consumes you. when you sense its feverish heat rising within you, be mindf...
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    inspirational poet, writer, speaker and podcaster, author of the upcoming book, Sparks to Awaken. http://www.zenthinking.net
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    Artist Development, Music Marketing, Branding & Inspiration., 2006 - 2015
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zen thinking poet, writer, speaker, podcaster, and creative idea guy.
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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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