Aaron is the creator of Pacha's Pajamas.
If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
Life is what you
choose. Life is what it is. And life isn't what it isn't. The struggles
of any life worth living require a practice of self-liberation, as
documented in freedom songs or stories from here to Timbuktu. Despite
having been thrown into the throws of a mysterious universe, our heroes
choose love over fear, inspiration over death, freedom over enslavement.
The truth is, all good stories
and songs need a challenge or a conflict to keep the interest of the
audience. In other words, transform your perspective and you'll see that
no matter the challenge, you have the power to choose your destiny. As
it has been said before, my enemy can drag me through the streets, burn
my home, and I will still love them.
If my world is mean and unfair, I
can find my inner strength and still succeed with honors. If I have no
legs, I thank god for my arms. If I don't have a home, thank god for a
bed under the stars. And in case I find myself lost in the world of fast
food, billboards and bad health, I can still sit down and write a rap
Facing one such situation, here's what I wrote yesterday --- in service to a life of inspiration, brilliance and magic:
This bright cloth of existence
Is a weaving of sacred threads fits
Colors, songs and caressed bits
Like a prayer for natural fabrics.
The fire of water, air and earth elements
I don't even mind which is which
Or better yet, if life is sandwiched
Between the heart or mindless
Ain't no if's and's but's about it
Thank god for the goddess
The dreamer, the family and the kiss
Which creates us all in the image
Of the child which is just the village
The father which is still just the kid
Dressed in the emperor's undress
So the queen makes pajama myths
And a story of dancing bliss
Don't sleep on Pacha's oneness
Count sheep when the drum hits
Choosing to dream over ignorance!
The time is now to change your
life. No need to wait. For what it is that you're looking for is what's
looking. You are the source and the destination, the river and the
ocean, the seed and the fruit! Since every moment is a choice, choose
the rosy colored glasses that paint the world brightly. Perhaps someday,
your choosing so will carry you on a magical dream adventure called
success, happiness and real joy!