Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. – Camille Pissarro, painter
Ruben Rojas, knows what it means to take beautiful intention and turn it into soul moving action. To choose love over fear. He is the co-founder of Beautify Earth, a social impact entrepreneur, and world-class artist that uses the urban landscape as his canvas to inspire others through his murals. To view the world through the lens of love. That line right there: To view the world through the lens of love, to SEE with gratitude and LOVE… is one of the main reasons I wanted to do this episode with Ruben. My intention was to make this episode a piece of art that will help open some eyes and and hearts. To free ourselves from the self imposed addiction to suffering. To SEE beautiful things in humble places. Sometimes, you just have to look up at a wall.
It is my hope, that we tug some heart strings and help people begin with gratitude so they can choose to be postive, kind, and thoughtful. Love is the way.
Strength is a Choice,
Into: Love and Be Loved
Martin Luthor King Jr – Loving Your Enemies
12:00 Navigating out of darkness and into a place of love. Being aware of ego.
15:28 “If I shift how I view something, I can change my trajectory. We are the sum of the choices we make”
20:00 Strength and courage though vulnerability.
22:45 Infinite love artwork – black on black
26:00 Forgiveness, Love, and Fear – We operate out of fear or love.
Exercise: Physical feeling or first kiss vs altercation
29:44 Relationship story showing love or fear based responses.
“Violence isn’t strong enough.” Don’t defend. Choose love.
How? Take a moment. Go to your breath. Be mindful. Your self-awareness leads to self-regulation.
39:30 What does love and gratitude look like across the world? Traveling
“People that have nothing and they will give you everything.”
48:00 The street art that reaches souls.
What does the art do for you? “We are all mirrors to each other.”
54:00 See Love
55:00* “There is so much beauty out there. I hope people understand that they can see that stuff, and see it in the most humble places. Once you have that vision you become super powerful and thats where gratitude grows.” -SM
56:00 Feb. 13th DiscoverLa.com – Ruben’s art exhibit – No Ordinary Love
57:00 How to deal with negative perceptions and staying positive
58:40 Painting with elephants for the LA Zoo.
1:01:25 The Prison Project – ForGive : Forgiven
If you lack the power of forgiveness, you lack the power of love.
1:10:50 Your why is what you apply force from. It is your ground.
What is your why? Beautify Earth is on a world peace mission.
1:16:00 End ugly wall syndrome – A goal of Beautify Earth
1:20:00 Begin with Gratitude
1:21:16* Who will you be?
The choice is yours…
DiscoverLA.com – Link to Ruben’s art show on 2/13 in Los Angeles
Ruben’s poems: @loveruben_