Eight Undeniable Truths That Are Going to Change Your Life

The truth does not change based on your ability to accept it.

I do my best to live life in a way that I am aware of what I do, while also trying not to chase things that are outside of my control.

Here are some of those truths that help me stay in control of my life.

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Fight for Your Dreams

Alexander the Great. Even though he lived on this Earth for only 33 years, some 2,300 years ago, we have yet to forget his name and legendary battles.

During his short life, nothing stopped him.  Nothing. Huge armies with elephants, impregnable fortresses, vast distances over mountains and rivers and deserts, hunger, thirst, the sea itself, the uttermost extremes of physical hardship and war.  His body was littered with scars; everywhere that is, except his back.  That’s because the world’s greatest commander never retreated, and he never lost a battle.

Most of his portraits, sculptures, and coins reflect a kind of upward gaze as if he were staring into the very heavens, yearning for something unreachable.

He dedicated his life to the struggle against insurmountable odds. And he became great because he surmounted them all.

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The Story of a Writer

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” Winston S. Churchill

For those of you who don’t know much about me: my name is Cristian Mihai, I am 27 years old, live in Constanta, Romania, and I have been writing for over fourteen years. Also, I do enjoy long walks (on the beach or not) and I have been blogging for more than six years.

But how did I become a writer? How did I decide to be one? What steps did I take? What happened along the way? Why didn’t I quit? What made me keep on keeping on when all hope seemed to be lost?  Continue reading

What I Learned from Years of High Functioning Depression, Anxiety, and Low Self-Esteem

Disclaimer: this is going to be a long and (somewhat) harsh post about certain realities of life most of us are trying to evade by all means possible.

I am not writing this post out of empathy. I am not writing this post because I read some articles and now I am trying to pass along the knowledge.

I am writing this article because I understand.

I understand the difference between the burning pain of suffering deeply and the general apathy and hopelessness of depression. The emptiness. The lack of interest, joy, passion. I understand the despair, the loneliness, the reluctance to discuss about it all, the very fatiguing job of hiding it all behind a smile, or an “I’m fine” delivered in the worst way possible. Continue reading

What I Learned in Five Years of Blogging

Five years. Five years of daily blogging. Five years since I decided to never give up, no matter what. To keep writing, to keep blogging, to just keep at it for as long as it took.

And what a ride it has been. Around the world, indeed. 200 or so countries. Lots and lots of people, lots and lots of stories… Continue reading

86,400

566d116199aa67ccImagine someone deposits $86,400 in your account. You can do with the money as you please. No questions asked. But at midnight, all the money you didn’t spend disappears, but you receive another $86.400.

The thing about this mysterious deal is that you never know when you’ll stop receiving the money.

So what do you do?

How to best spend the money? Continue reading

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What are reblogs?

Well..

I’d call them trailers for blog posts.

Let’s say you write a blog post. So, I choose a short snippet of that post (usually the first lines) then add a link to your post. I put this on my blog.

This way, over 135, 000 people get to see this short preview. Those who want to read more, click on the link and go to your blog.

It’s a way to gain exposure.

“Cristian Mihai’s reblogging of each chapter of my novel Redwood Summer onto his site allowed me to reach a wider audience of new readers that I would not have found otherwise. Thank you!” – Robert Kirkendall

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Ambition: Good or Bad?

Defined as “a burning desire to create,” ambition has been considered for a long time as one of the most important ingredients for success.

But is it enough to just want something?

The universe is indifferent. It doesn’t give you what you want. It doesn’t satisfy your obsessions. Thoughts don’t magically materialize.

Effort. Sacrifice. Discipline. Patience.

Words to be tied to “ambition.”

The desire, however burning, has to direct actions. Decisions.

We need to keep the flame burning, but successful people also know that ambition is also going on in spite of failure, pain, or fatigue.

It’s not about how bad you want it. Most people want it just as bad as you do. It’s about how hard you’re willing to work for it. How much time and effort are you willing to put in. Continue reading

Do More, Be More

“Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.”– Henry Drummond

To push oneself to the limit. And beyond. In a way, this is what living a meaningful life is all about. The struggle, the desire to achieve more than seems possible.

Our potential is endless, our capacity for expansion exceeds our imagination.

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Hope. Pain. Strength.

hope“I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.” John Green

Most of us don’t realize how strong we are. It seems as if we start off as being invincible. Or at least feeling as if we are. And life starts to happen, and we fail, time and time again, and suddenly we grow afraid of failure, oftentimes afraid of success just as much.

The trick is not to hide your pain behind a smile. Continue reading

God’s Flaming Heart

Message In Stanza

The true light
That gives light to everyone
Was coming into the world
This light was transparent
It was felt through and through
And it reached out to you

It first was God
Then Jesus
Then the Holy Spirit
Now they all come to aid us
Down here on Earth
In this light

Call it a light of love
It’s a breathing deity
Consumed by a fiery passion
Obsessed with spreading this flame
This flame of passionate love

This broken piano
Has no backup singer
This diving board
Has no feet of teenagers
But it’s ok
I will jump into song…

Because of Your flame started
With, “Let there be light”

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

P.S. The first three lines in the poem are taken from John 1:9. (NIV).

Revelation 19:12:
“His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a name written on…

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Reblogs [JULY]: Special Offer

So, all the spots for this month have been sold, but…

Now you can purchase reblogs for July.

$59.99 instead of the usual $99.99.

But, wait, it gets better.

You also get a sponsored post for this price as a BONUS!

This means more exposure to over 137, 000 readers.

Only five spots for July. That’s it.

Also, if you purchase 2 reblogs you only pay $49.99 per reblog. Oh, and you get two sponsored posts as bonus as well!

If you have a blog post you are proud of and would like it to be read by over 137 thousand people, now it’s your chance.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

What are reblogs?

Well..

I’d call them trailers for blog posts.

Let’s say you write a blog post. So, I choose a short snippet of that post (usually the first lines) then add a link to your post. I put this on my blog.

This way, over 135, 000 people get to see this short preview. Those who want to read more, click on the link and go to your blog.

It’s a way to gain exposure.

“Cristian Mihai’s reblogging of each chapter of my novel Redwood Summer onto his site allowed me to reach a wider audience of new readers that I would not have found otherwise. Thank you!” – Robert Kirkendall

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE