Come to the edge

“Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
And they came.
and he pushed.
and they flew.”

-Christopher Logue

We all need an unexpected push once in a while to overcome the fear based beliefs we sometimes allow to creep into our minds. As we go through life, it is easy for us to loose that curiosity to explore life, new idea’s and to believe in our abilities. The things we once dreamed of being or becoming can quickly be forgotten or robbed from us by the those who have lost that magic in believing that YOU ARE THE CREATOR OF YOUR OWN DESTINY.

Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in conformity by taking your focus off of what you want out of this life. Surround yourself more and more around other dreamers who have a vision for the same things you do. A community of like minded people can propel you along your way to greatness!

This week, keep your eye open for a person who needs to be reminded and encouraged that they still have the ability to step off that edge and fly!

much love,
-Ken (Hawke)


Change the world

Let’s not forget the fuller view of life.  How easy is it to get wrapped up into the insignificant daily distractions of this thing called “Life”.  It is so much more than the objects we work so hard to afford, the guy or girl we put so much effort into pursuing, or the social life we feel is so important to build and maintain.

Life is more than all those things.  The world has alot of good, but in many area’s it is lacking.  If you’ve let the rigors of everyday life distract you recently from the bigger things in life, let this clip be a tool to help you refocus those thoughts and energy.  Channel that creativity that exist within you to find new and exciting ways to bring about change for a better world.  Not just for you, but for the whole of all creation 🙂  Be that light!






Life by OLP

Just open up your heart
Just open up your mind


Oh, Life is waiting for you
So messed up, but we’re alive


How many days have you just slept away?
Is everybody high?
Is everyone afraid?

How many times has your faith slipped away?
Well, is anybody safe?
Does anybody pray?


How many times have you wished you were strong?
Have they ever seen your heart?
Have they ever seen your pain?

seek truth
                                                 (without fear of what you may find)

Oh, Life is waiting for you
So messed up, but we’ll survive



At about 5:50pm today I was watching CNN in the livingroom of my mothers home in Jamestown NY. All of a sudden a newsflash was announced that The King of Pop ‘Michael Jackson” had been found in a state of cardiac arrest and rushed to UCLA medical center in Los Angeles.
At that moment my heart sank as I thought back to all my CPR/defibulator training during my years of lifegaurding. From the information that was given at the time, I knew that the odds of him being revived were extremely low and I realized that my childhood hero was most likely deceased. It was just a matter of time before the media would recieve confirmation.
Although Michael Jackson might of turned into being one of the strangest public figures over the past 15 years, I will try to remember him as he was from a kid singing with his brothers songs such as (Never can say Goodbye and I’ll be there). Even more so, I will try to remember him as I saw him as a little kid in the 80’s. He was what every guy wanted to be like and who every girl wanted to be with.
I have been going through alot of my old childhood possessions this week while visiting my mom. Ironically, Yesterday I had found a Michael Jackson record player, Thriller record and stickers from the 80’s. I was so excited that I actually showed a few people the items. They brought back so many memories for me. Maybe that’s what is so hard about seeing someone like Michael Jackson pass away… All my memories of my childhood are linked to his music.   (On another note)   I am extremely saddened as I look back on all the psychological issues that had haunted him throughout his whole adult life.  At least now for him it is over.
In this moment, I pay respect to the man who shaped pop culture and music in a way that very few people have ever done before.  Farewell Michael Jackson.

When I think of Michael Jackson I will always remember him by this performance (whcih is also very inspirational).

Michael Jackson, You will be remembered.


Greetings to all,

    I am back on U.S soil and  in Western New York State at this current time.  As much as I wish I could express my experiences in Israel, there is no way to descibe the magic that I felt in the Negev dessert.  I’ve never experienced clarity of mind and insurmountable peace at such levels as I did in the Negev. 

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(In Israel, I spent countless hours lying down on this rock staring into the night sky)

 On the contrary, my time in the old city of Jerusalem had produced less than desirable thoughts and feelings about the “Holy City”  There is a phrase that has stuck in my head since my first arrival in Jerusalem.  “God has left the building.” These words still echo’s throughout my mind when pondering my time spent in the historical city.  This city which holds the foundation of many major religions over thousands of years did little more than remind me of how ignorant, disunitedand underlyingly divided humanity really is.  Jerusalem has been fought over for almost as long as modern man has existed;  Conquered and REconquered AT LEAST 44 times throughout it’s documented history.   Jews, Muslims and Christians conquering and killing innocent blood in the name of there religion (God).  I’ve lived most my life studying the word of the Christian Bible.  I will contest any person that tries to disqualify me from “knowing, living and walking in the truth of Divinity”.  I have lived my life the best I knew how from the example that Jesus laid before me.  I certaintly believe in the messege(LOVE) that Jesus lived and died for during his time on Earth, however I despise the ignorance and manipulation that religion brings and enthrawles apone the world.  That includes ALL RELIGIONS or societies that seperate themselves from the rest of humanity.

   I will tell you what I experienced in the dessert…

  It was completeness of Life.  In the simplicity I found clarity in understanding my core sense of being.  I could see and understand the beautiful symphony between Reason and Logic.  It was an enlightenment that caused me to leave Jerusalem early to volunteer 8 hrs a day under the intensity of the Israeli/Egyptian sun.  In servanthood I found humility and the understanding that “time”  controled or measured by a monetary system can only devalue the core elements of “Humanistic Life”  (as in the system of consumerism) 

I want to make a statement to eradicate any misunderstanding. I am not aethiestic.   However, as long as Humanity continues to entrust the fallacies of man to put God in a box and label it (this is what ALL religions do) , we will continue to stay divided and keep repeating history as a curse to our stupidity/stubbornness .  Man against man, husband agaist wife, brother against brother  
… Nation against Nation.

(below is a powerful messege delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)


My Keys are turned in,  The remainder of my possession (mostly books, dvds, and cloths) are now in storage.  What is left is a backpack full of cloths  and a list of organic farms and hostels across Israel, Egypt and Jordan.  My home as of right now will be wherever I rest my head for the night.


Israel, I will see you shortly… 



Til next time, my dear friends and Loved ones.  I will keep you in my heart and I ask that you do the same for me 🙂 

be Love

Good evening, my friends. I have been reading some of Don Miguel Ruiz books over the last 2 years. Over the last couple days I’ve decided to revisit a book that I have come to completely respect. For those of you who take the time to read my blog and enjoy entering into my “minds eye”, here is an exerp from a book that has come from pure enlightenment of life and spirit. Be blessed!
“In your whole life nobody has ever abused you more than you have abused yourself. And the limit of your self-abuse is exactly the limit that you will tolerate from someone else. If someone abuses you a little more than you abuse yourself, you will probably walk away from that person. But if someone abuses you a little less than you abuse yourself, you will probably stay in the relationship and tolerate it endlessly.
If you abuse yourself very badly, you can even tolerate someone who beats you up, humiliaties you, and treats you like dirt. Why? Because in your belief system you say, { I deserve it. This person is doing me a favor by being with me. I’m not worthy of love and respect. I’m not good enough.”}
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves; it is why we don’t accept ourselves the way we are, and why we don’t accept others the way they are.”

-The Four Agreements