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Seed

There are emotions in vibrations, but there's also a science to it. When I first started creating, it was raw and without direction, but still resonated on levels even I didn't understand. As I became more fluent in music theory and rhythm, learning different chord progressions, and how they inspire various emotions, I started to discover the places science and art held hands, and I found that blend both satisfying and liberating. Putting words together is really putting vibrations together. Vibrations that have the power to ruin your day or brighten it beyond belief. There's a science explaining why, but a magic that still undeniable. I'm proud to share a poem I created in collaboration with @seed, a group of beautiful minds that...

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Tiny Victories

When I went full time as an artist I was $80K in debt, and it took four years to get my bank account to $0.I thought it was going to be the happiest day of my life and I would have my Will Smith Pursuit of Happiness moment, in the crowd, happy-crying, and I did; and then after a month, it faded, and I was worried about some other shit. Happy endings don't exist.. there's always going to be a day after. We see so many movies, TV shows and carefully curated social media posts, that make us believe that happiness is just beyond a horizon, and all we have to do is tough it out for a little bit...

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Happy Gurpurab

I am heavily influenced and inspired by the teachings of Baba Nanak. I don’t view Baba Nanak as a magical being with superpowers (but I get how that makes for fantastic PR), rather, I see him as an amazing philosopher, artist and leader that worked very hard to free the people around him from mental, physical, political, and spiritual oppression. India in the 1500s wasn’t very open to ideas of equity and equality, between genders, religions, or even different human beings. Baba Nanak spoke out against this injustice, and that landed him in hot water with those in charge. He even spent time in jail because of it. Still, those thoughts started a movement that mobilized and evolved over the...

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Black Friday Sale

  My new bestseller “101 Life Lessons” is now 50% off for Black Friday at @chaptersindigo. Normally when people get books as gifts they 🙄, because, real talk, reading can feel like a chore. That’s why every chapter in this book is only 2 pages, and you don’t have to read it in order. Pick it up, soak in some bearded-wisdom, and keep it moving.Add this to your list of stocking stuffers and send me a picture of your fav quotes from it bit.ly/101lifelessons  

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Love is a Gift

      I don't make enough time for the people that matter to me. It's not because they matter less, it's because, like everyone else, my subconscious is always fixated on things in my life that are out of place. 30,000 years ago, that would have been fantastic to protect us from dangers of the wild, but now it means we'll focus more on what's WRONG in our lives, opposed to what's RIGHT. I don't beat myself up over this and think I'm a bad person, everyone does it, it's just more convenient to remember who does this to us, than when we do it to others. Life is about relationships, everything else is noise, and it's up to...

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