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Freddy Rio / Blog

Daily Declarations: My Journey to Greatness

"If greatness is your desire, drop your ego, your inhibitions, and everything you thought you knew." – Freddy Rio

One thing I’ve learned in my brief time on this planet is that if you want to achieve greatness, stop asking permission. There is never a need to seek permission from any external source for you to reach the highest heights of your life’s passions. Give YOURSELF permission. Take ownership of what God and His universe created you specifically and uniquely to do.

Trust me when I tell you, this lesson is for me FIRST. We all have a tendency at times to want a certain level of validation from those we love and trust – it’s human nature. There is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking COUNSEL from our family, close friends, and trusted advisers. By all means, get as many perspectives as you need. Just make sure you process them through your own filter. Ultimately, it’s YOUR life to live. I know from my own life experiences that my own wisdom comes from my own decisions and my own choices. Yes, I will sometimes make mistakes. Yes, I will sometimes fall. However, I know and trust that I am strong enough to pick myself up and get whatever lesson was meant for me in that experience. The beauty of being human is that we are the most adapting species of any living creature on Earth. Life is all about overcoming conflict. Conflict is nothing but an opportunity to prepare us for greatness. It’s conflict that gives us the strength, wisdom, and integrity to succeed. It’s conflict that creates CHARACTER. Never run or retreat from conflict. Embrace it.

These are daily declarations and affirmations that were revealed to me to help guide and counsel me on my journey to greatness. I am now getting into the habit of speaking these aloud every morning when I wake up. Feel free to implement these into your own life or even create your own. Speak yourself into greatness with POWER and CONFICTION. Vibrate HIGHER.

1. I will be my 100% AUTHENTIC self at all times. I will stop “striving” to be some idea or standard or story my EGO self created and be who I was authentically created to be.

2. Every thought, every decision, and every move I make will be deliberate and on purpose.

3. I will learn to act not from a place of JUDGMENT, EGO, or FEAR, but from a place of PATIENCE, COURAGE, & LOVE.

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The Creator I Am: The Law of Attraction

“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.“ — Albert Einstein

The longer I live and the older I get, the more difficult is is for me to be around people who are always negative and pessimistic. Nothing is more of an energy killer than someone who always views the glass as half-empty as opposed to half-full. It’s almost impossible to maintain friendships or relationships with people who are unhappy with their own lives. What’s even worse is that these same people are unable to recognize THEIR own role in creating the situations they’re in.Even recently, I have encountered friends who are at constant war within themselves and feel the need to engage me in their battles. Only problem with that is, I’m quite well aware that I don’t have to allow anyone to take me to a place I don’t want to go!

The problem is, we are conditioned to operate in a space of ego; thus, when situations arise, we want to place blame externally — usually in the form of an excuse or another human being. That used to be me… Until one day I grew up and started doing a lot of reading and studying the valuable and life-altering principles of The Laws of Attraction. The day I learned to look inward and point the finger at SELF FIRST, everything in my life began shifting. When things happen (as they always do), the first question I ask myself is, “Okay, Freddy. What role did YOU play in setting this situation in motion?” I hold myself accountable. What that always does is opens me up to getting to the root of the lesson. I don’t always get there immediately. Sometimes it takes a while. But in due time, I always get the breakthrough.… And the more I practice doing this, the quicker the breakthroughs come.

The basic principle of the Law of Attraction is that we all attract the energy that we put out into the universe. Life doesn’t just happen haphazardly. You have the power to create everything in your life. And guess what? You’re already doing it! Whatever you’re attracting in your life right now — both positive and negative — can almost always be traced back to even a simple thought that you allowed to manifest into existence. Many also refer to this principle as “Karma.”

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Self-Awareness & the False Power of Ego

A very wise saying states… In true art, the end is always the beginning.

I really wanted to begin my blog with a huge impact. This, I believe, is a truly poignant subject matter that is an on-going process and sometimes even a struggle in everyone’s life journey…

A very powerful life lesson that I’ve been dealing with in the last several weeks and months has been about recognizing the role of ego in my life. We ALL have ego. Often times when we think of the ego, we think immediately of someone who is arrogant or narcissistic or self-centered. While these associations with ego are not necessarily inaccurate, I’ve come to learn that ego has a tendency to sneak up on us and show up much more frequently in ways that are more inconspicuous.

In his New York Times best-selling book A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle defines ego as “any identification with form” or that which is not the center of self. Tolle uses the example of a child with a toy. A child begins to then identify himself with his favorite toy. Once that toy is taken from him, he then gets upset because he feels his identity is being challenged or taken away with the loss of this toy. Juxtapose that scenario with that of an adult who gets very defensive and angry when he feels his opinion that he identifies with his being challenged. It’s the desire of the ego to always be “right.” Both cases are perfect illustrations of the ego in full effect.

Understanding the ego is having the awareness of your true self and your ego self. We all think thousands of thoughts every single day. It’s when you get into the practice of observing your own thoughts and recognizing when your ego is at play that you truly are able to quickly distinguish your true self from your ego self. In my own case, I have gotten into the habit of giving myself a period of time to really process something that was said or done to me that may upset me. Reason being, I have found that in these situations the ego has a tendency to show up more powerfully in the immediate response to that situation. If I give myself some time to really process whatever that thing is and check my ego, I then put myself in a greater position of power in which I am more likely to respond to that situation in a more mature manner leading to a more productive resolution. And in many cases, I give myself enough time for the ego to completely subside to a point where a response isn’t even really important or necessary... To continue reading this in its entirety, please visit my website at http://www.freddyrio.com