Chris R. Parish


Open Your Eyes and Observe

Open your eyes and just see what happens today. Let the day take charge and become only the observer, you never know what might happen. You may fall into a bucket of shit and come out smelling like roses. Who knows and it’s possible.


Starting your day at 8 o’clock in the morning with no plan may seem like a waste – and maybe so – but try it and see what it’ll bring. You’ll never know what may come up. Embrace whatever distractions are brought your way, you may end up changing someone’s point of view or even their lives, and maybe, just maybe, your own life. I truly believe we are put in situations for a reason, whether it be for us to learn something or to teach someone something. Every day we are in these moments and don’t even realize it. Observe your every waking moment today and see what life has in store for you.

You know what I’m talking about here is actually living in the moment. We spend so much time looking toward the future and thinking about the past that we forget to live, to live in the here and now. Many times we’ve gone about our day and looked up and wondered what you did for the last 8 hours. It happens to us all and we still get lost in our busy worlds.

When tomorrow comes and you’ve observed yesterday in it’s entire, you’ll more than likely begin to incorporate observing more into your life. Life is merely a dream when you’re on autopilot because half the time you won’t remember the prior hours. What’s killing it? Attention. Or lack of.

We give almost zero attention to our own lives, we never are looking from the outside in. Who are you? Who do you want to be? Are you the person you always wanted to be. That burger flipper or the taxi driver. Are those your dreams? Is that how you see yourself? When looking from the outside in at yourself and you find yourself in disgust, then it’s time to make a change. It’s like looking at that new paint job you’ve just completed, you step back to admire your work. If you don’t like it, you fix it, right? Why not do that with your life?

If you love your life and everything is going the way you planned, I’m happy for you. I really am. But, yes there is a but, why not help others get where they want to be in life? Why not show them, teach them, how to get where they want to be? Most people don’t know and don’t realize that it’s the choices they make that put them in the lives they live. There is so much observation and discussions about other people’s lives and no one want’s to step up and tell people they to can change their lives and here’s how. Here’s how I’ve got where I am today. There is no road map to a successful life. There is, however, a choice you can make today that will change your world forever. And the choice is to make the change. Change the direction your life is going and go the direction you want it to go. Yeah, it really is that simple. It not going to happen overnight, hell, there is never an overnight success. Most overnight successes you’ve seen took 5 to 10 years of overnight success. Get it? Got it? Good!

About Chris Parish

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