Breakaway Goals For 2017

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
January 9, 2017

“A dream is your creative vision of your life in the future.  You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
– Denis Waitley

In the Breakaway 2016 – A Year In Review, a tally was conducted of which goals were met success, and which met failures.

Now it is time to set goals for 2017, which will be both for the blog and some personal ones as well.

Each goal – written in bold – follows with commentary below.

Goal #1: Paint 25 paintings.

Last year, the goal was 50, and 30 wasn’t even achieved.  Although really wanted to attempt the same goal again, it’s more prudent/pragmatic to take a more conservative goal in this instance.  The other reason for not making this goal too large is that the canvases which will be used this year are 2-3 times larger than last years.  That’ll simply mean more time put towards painting, regardless of total goal.

Goal #2:  Write and share 50 poems of any type.

This was the goal for last year, but unlike painting, which takes considerable time, this goal will be achieved this year because we will not sacrifice too much personal time for the blog.  Failure is not an option.

Goal #3:  Write 70 new book reviews for the blog.

Last year’s goal was 50, and it was pretty much crushed by 50%.  This year, although there shouldn’t be any personal setbacks or anything, the goal will be 70.  It’ll still be considerable work, but it’s increased enough to be a challenge, while not overly so that it feels like a finish line that never ends.  Really want to make it higher, but let’s not get overly ambitions.

Goal #4:  Ask more questions of individuals, and listen more.

Seems simple, and yet, it’s a goal that will net more benefits.  It’s not like me to be overly talkative, but, in order to increase mindfulness, being more mentally engaged on the listening side of a conversation will bring to fruition considerably greater aspects of myself.

Goal #5:  Be even more inquisitive than in the past.

This goal is the same as last year, and it was met.  However, its important to me to continue to foster my intellectual curiosity in order to grow as an individual and be able to help others.  What’s not to like about that goal?

Goal #6:  Take more deep breaths.

What!?  Yeah, that’s a few friends told me.  But really, the reason for this is, again, it helps develop mindfulness, and keep my mind intensely focused, which helps in every other part of life.  Plus, it will remind me to meditate more often.

Goal #7:  Meet new people from all walks of life, figure out what makes them tick, and why they are the way they are.

Meeting people is a great goal, and it used to be really hard for me due to being shy, but with time its become slightly easier.  That said, meeting people is one thing, but figuring out what makes them tick deep down in their core is something significantly different, and something that almost never happens due to so many superficial relationships.  That, and it takes time to really get to know people and their drives/passions.  Regardless, if am able to engage with 15-20 folks in this manner by the end of the year, am going to be more than happy with this one.

Goal #8:  Read 100 books, or 20,000 pages from books – which ever goal comes first between those two.

This goal was succeeded last year thankfully.  About 3/4ths of the book read were non-fiction research books of many types, with the rest being fiction of mostly dystopian or horror type.  Would love to up this goal, but this goal requires enormous consistency and everything to go right.  At least having a goodreads account helps track which books – and how many – were read.

Goal #9:  Workout at least 5 hours a week – over 250 hours in the year.

Although the amount of time [hours logged] working out last year was within goal range, not enough ‘days’ were spent doing that.  The days worked out by myself would venture into 1 to 2 hours many times, but would only go about 3-4 times a week, rather than 5 consistently.  That said, from this year on we’re just going to add hours worked out by each week’s end.  If the total hours worked out by the end of the year goes over 250 hours, this will be great.  And my goal is to do it either by doing yoga, cardio, lifting weights, etc.

Goal #10:  Take a lot more time ruminating before carrying out all decisions in life.

This is definitely the most complex, since it requires constant mindfulness and focus to have a highly more deliberate and incisive thought process.  Without a doubt, this goal will probably net arguably the greatest benefits, although it might be the toughest to achieve/implement.

More goals might be added, but for now that seems to run the gamut across most if not all of the core goals that will be striven for in this blog.

What are your goals for this year?  Have put them into action?  Are you already on your way?  Let me know.

Throughout the year, regardless of what takes place within the rollercoaster that is life, please keep in mind this gem that Picasso once intimated:

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.  There is no other route to success.”

Who This Blog Is For

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
January 6, 2017

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
– Robert Byrne

In fairness to give credit where credit is due, this piece has come to fruition due the work of a person who is highly respected in this blog.  The name of this researcher/investigator is Jon Rappoport [www.nomorefakenews.com], and he carries out very incisive work in a myriad of fields.  One of his posts, in similar light, inspired this particular piece.

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Let’s preface the body of this piece with who this blog isn’t for.

This blog is not for folks that are lazy by choice and lackadaisical.

This blog is definitely not for people who value conformity in any way shape or form.

This blog is also not for the people who want the easy way out.

This blog is certainly not for folks that just want comfort or want issues sugar coated.

This blog isn’t for folks who don’t practice self-education.

And this blog finally isn’t for people who just want to be told what is best for them. Only the individual themselves can ultimately decide what is best for them.

With that, Who is this blog for?

This particular blog is for the many individuals who strive to learn more from life; the individuals who will not be held back on their journey to achieve the pinnacle of their dreams – their true dreams, and not the ones prescribed by society.

Are you tired of the cookie cutter answers the establishment has ready-made for every single scenario that props up? Then this blog is for you. Are you searching for answers as to why the world is screwed up and don’t seem to find any semblance of an answer proposed by the comptrollers, then this blog is for you. Have your instincts taught you not to trust the mainstream media institutions/corporations that lie to you repeatedly? Then this blog is certainly for you.

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Now let’s take a side road for a bit.

People are often quick to tell you their likes, their dislikes. However, many a time we rarely hear an individual’s true passions if those particular dreams go against the grain. This is because some people often criticize everything that doesn’t conform to their reality and personal point of views, which prevents nonconforming individuals from opening up to them.  Moreover, this prevents individuals from flourishing in many ways having to seek their passions in the outskirts of societal circles.

With that in mind, what is it YOU want? What is it you truly want? Are you living the life you wish for? If not, are you at least pushing beyond conventional thought to solve the issues preventing you from attaining/creating your reality/dreams?

Its easy to live the comfortable life – the prescribed life. Unfortunately, that tends to get people in a funk, and often takes years to realize, or worse. Instead, it’s really hard to pursue your dreams when most others says you have to do A, B, or C.  Heaven forbid you think outside the box.  Or better, that there is no box.

If you’ve read this far, you are probably at the vanguard of the tidal wave that’s taking place in the undercurrents of our societal ocean. You are the type of individual making changes, pushing against the grain, cracking bricks with toothpicks of rebellion that give globalists spinning headaches at night because you are the key to this whole enigma – the free individual, who this blog is for.

Being the only ship making berth in a unique bearing, while the rest of the armada is anchored at the harbor can be quite daunting. It can seem you are not just the tip of the spear, but the entire spear itself, and can only count on yourself. You are your own help, your own protector. Even your very own liberator. But isn’t what life is all about? This is not about doing everything by yourself. But some particular battles rest upon on you, and only you.  And how you choose to live your life is one of them.

In any case, it is you who ultimately has to answer for the choices you have/haven’t made. It is you who will have the knack for success when the chance arises, or will learn from possible missteps on your path to knowledge/wisdom before reloading. It is you who has the brass stones to plow forth through the inferno of conformity, dislodging all obstacles in your path and it is certainly you who are responsible for your life at the very end.

So why not make all that matters in your life your choice? Your reality? Why not now? Why give others that option when it need not be?

Striving to create something greater for yourself [and others] takes a lot of drive/imagination and courage for that matter. It also requires a lot of effort and even truck loads of focused intent that when carried out efficiently leave your naysayers in the star dust.

Best of all is that, as you breakaway from the conventional, the monotonous and the prescribed, you will grow and shine brighter as an individual, and the brighter you shine the easier it will be for you to guide others through the darkness.

And if such words resonate with you, then that’s why this blog is for you.

Digressing:

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu

Dan Rather On The State Of Modern Journalism

Source: RT America
Larry King |Dan Rather
July 8, 2016

With blogging, 500 channels, and the diminishment of newspapers and magazines, one may wonder whether journalists are still relevant. However, veteran journalist Dan Rather doesn’t. He says that the advent of the internet has plusses that outweigh the downsides – but there is still one issue that concerns. Rather joins Larry King to discuss.

Thank You

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
July 1, 2016

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin”
– Anthony Robbins

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

First and foremost, want to say thank you to everyone who reads, follows & contributes to this blog through different venues.  Everyone who has shown support of all kinds is greatly appreciated.

The mere months have flown by, and it seems that every new day am meeting someone new who’s coming to terms with the strands within the matrix that revolves around us.  That’s very reassuring.

Helping people become cognizant of many issues is the whole point of this blog.  It’s the initial step though.   What people do with the information is up to them.

From its nascent stages, if this blog succeeded in just getting a handful of people to see some of the salient/pressing issues that affect us as individuals, and as global communities, then for me personally it would be a success.  After all, even if the actions carried out are merely a ‘drop in the bucket’, if a sizeable component of humanity followed the ‘each one, teach one’ adage, then the world would be begin to change considerably.  And the world is changing every single day with every new action individuals take.

Individuals are becoming highly curious and asking questions.

Individuals are closing the deleterious loops that are taking part in their lives, and striving for something better.  Something more meaningful.

Individuals are trusting their instincts on subject matters that are becoming more vital by the day, and following those leads to wherever they may lead.

Individuals are bringing down walls, and shedding the chains that have been taxing every part of their lives.

Individuals are planting all type of seeds in countless ways, and it’s very refreshing.

And this growing wave of change starts with you – the individual.

Find out what empowers you, and follow that path.  Grab hold of it, and don’t let it go, no matter what.

The world needs people who wish to bring about positive change, no matter how big or small.

What lies ahead in the journey humanity follows will all be dependent on our actions.  Let’s have those actions be significant, tangible, and empowering.

As we continue transitioning individually, and as a species into new horizons, let’s take solace that there are people that care out there.  There are people in the world striving their best to bring about positive change.  That is very encouraging.

Venture on into the pages of life writing stories that make a resounding difference.  Follow your inner voice – your consciousness.

Be calm, stay centered, and above all remember that you are here for a reason. 

Thank you for every single one of you that’s helped me realize mine.  Each and every one of you are greatly appreciated more than you know.

Analyzing Human Action – Chicago Protests / Riots

“A riot is the language of the unheard.”
– Martin Luther King

“Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others.”
– Unknown

Analyzing Human Action – Chicago Protests / Riots

As is being reported by alternative certain media outlets, there is an upsurge in protests/riots taking place in Chicago due to the recent ‘police murder’ of a 17-year old.

In our precious post regarding human action, we discussed how quickly the populace was to follow official narrative and spread certain memes, even though events of vastly more magnitude take place yearly, and nobody cares, or ‘notices’. This above event dovetails with that premise rather incisively.

From the outset of the protests, you can see how angry people are – unfortunately only minorities, for the most part – after one of ‘their own’ is treated in such a depraved and horrifying manner. There is nothing wrong with that. What better purpose for folks than to stand up for others?

Certainly, if we don’t stand up for one another, nothing will ever get accomplished. Individuals would just get run over by the machine. The problem with scenarios like these latest riots are the fact that people will riot over one lost life, which is fine, but when a couple of hundred thousand people lose their lives like clockwork year in and year out, nobody bats an eyelash. That shows the power of the media.

Don’t believe me? Want to riot/protest for someone? How about the 225,000 to 400,000 [conservative estimate] people who lose their lives to medical mistakes in the west?

The above numbers are quotes from two separate studies. The first study was recently conducted in 2013 by the Journal of Patient Safety who estimated medical deaths amount to between up to 440,000 as detailed by Dr. Mercola. The second study called conducted in July 26, 2000 named “Is US health really the best in the world?” ad was authored by Dr. Barbara Starfield – who had absolutely impeccable credentials and worked for John Hopkins School Of Public Health at the time – and published in the Journal Of The American Medical Association. That particular paper can be downloaded freely as a PDF here.

People are allowing their realities to be manipulated literally, by the corporate cartels that run information in our daily lives. Especially when the media is known for their sleight of hand actions against individuals.
This is not a critique of folks who stand up for a lost life, this is a call for EVERYONE to stand up EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR EVERYONE. Can we be more trenchant?

Leaving us all with some introspection:

“It is only when we stand up, with all our failings and sufferings, and try to support others rather than withdraw into ourselves, that we can fully live the life of community.”
– Jean Vanier