Michael Heredia

Simply my thoughts. Just trying to leave the world a little better than I found it. Also sharing a few excerpts from Marcus Aurelius' meditations. Those that stuck with me.

Refute Me - Meditations

If anyone can refute me - show me I'm making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective - I'll gladly change. It's the truth I'm after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance.

Nowhere to go - Meditations

People try to get away from it all - to the country, to the beach, to the mountain. You always wish that you could too. Which is iditoic: you can get away from it anytime you like.

By going within.
Nowhere you can go is more peaceful - more free of interruptions - than your own soul. An instant's recollection and there it is: complete tranquility. And by tranquility I mean a kind of harmony.

Will I lose it all?

Why do I get the sense that one day I will lose everything I ever worked for? While I'd rather this not happen, from time to time I do get that sense.

I've told those close to me, as long as I don't lose my mind I will be alright and regain everything back and more. Things are just things. Assets are just assets. Do they even matter? Should we care about things? Definitely not over relationships. Though, they can help make other people's lives better. That's where most of my joy is derived from. Helping others.

Why do I get this sense? Do I know I will say something the government doesn't approve? Who cares.

Just a thought. This may never happen. If and only if, I must protect my mind at all costs. Starting with 0 TV, 0 movies, 0 news. The longer I stay away, the more I critically I can think. Social media - Twitter, Reddit may need to eventually go too. It's been a fun ride, learned a lot but information (everywhere) is being censored at a level that's never been seen before; protecting your mind is quite the challenge. I'm ready for it.

Nature may be the answer to everyone's problems.

Control your thoughts - Meditations

Your ability to control your thoughts - treat it with respect. It's all that protects your mind from false perceptions - false to your nature, and that of all rational beings. It's what makes thoughtfulness possible, and affection for other people, and submission to the divine.

Private Ownership

Will private property be a thing in 5-10 years? I'm considering buying another investment property, to rent out. Is it worth it? What's the risk of not taking any risk? To risk nothing, is to risk everything.

I've been asking myself this exact question; is it worth it? Why own property? Cash flow is great. Pulling away from slavery and having more time to think can produce much more results. At what cost? Do I really want to manage another property? Who do I trust to manage it for me?

If you look up Agenda 2030; one of their slogans is; By 2030 you will own nothing and be happy.

Wild stuff. How can we stop this? What if I want to own property? Do we ever truly own any of it today if we have to pay property taxes forever? Lots to think about. Not taking any action is one sure way to fail.

Life is a game of chess. Focus.

Focus - Meditations

Concentrate every minute like a Roman - like a man - on doing what's in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly, with justice. And on freeing yourself from all other distractions. Yes, you can - if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable. You see how few things you have to do to live a satisfying and reverent life? If you can manage this, that's all even the gods can ask of you.

Putting this off - Meditations

Remember how long you've been putting this off, how many extentions the gods gave you, and you didn't use them. At some point you have to recognize what world it is you belong to; what power rules it and from what source you spring; that there is a limit to the assigned you, and if you don't use it to free yourself it will be gone and will never return.

Favorite Podcasts

Here are a couple of podcasts that I enjoy listening to. In no order of preference.


  • PBD Podcast - Patrick Bet-David is a family man first, businessman second. Has morals and values. Brings on guests that he may disagree with on certain topics/issues. That's how you get closer to the truth. Having a respectful debate. The ability to change your mind based off new information is a superpower. Ego is the enemy.
  • Valuetainment Money - Under the PBD umbrella. A podcast on dating, finances and health.



The three podcasts above are no bullshit, bitcoin only podcasts. Fighting the good fight.



Hamza

Iman Gadzhi

Have you ever truly been free?

Think about it. Have you even been free to say whatever you truly felt? Without thinking how others would feel/judge? Has freedom of speech ever really been a thing? Do you self-censor yourself without knowing you're doing sl? Why?

When was the last time you spent a few days in nature.. without technology?

Can you go a year without working your current job? Why or why not? What excuses are you making up? Shouldn't there be another way?

I believe the enslavement of the mind begins in public schools. All by design. Massive indoctrination. Lethal to the mind because it kills all creativity and does more damage than you can imagine. The few that have unlearned what was taught were brave.

How do we wake up more people? How is it that most don't want to be woken up? You say you've known things were this way for years but never took any action? Just accepted it. Why?

Maybe I can get a couple more friends and family on Listed. I'd love to hear, read, and see what others are truly thinking.

It's 4:53 am. Waiting in the parking lot for the gym to open.

4 AM

There's just something about waking up at 4 am.. been doing it for a couple of years now. The amount of focus I have for the next couple of hours is pretty sweet. No phone, no distractions just planning the day or simply doing nothing but thinking. Meditating.

If the gym I go to would open at 4 I most likely would be there by 4:30. Since it doesn't I can write here from time to time.

"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen"--Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

Twitter

Who needs Twitter when you have this beast? Censorship? What's that? Write freely. More to come.