Live Like No One Is Watching

Carrie and me.

Both showing you and telling you how we live freely…

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Have you been living like no one is watching?  Please scroll down and share in the comments section below…

Ignore the Rules; Inspire the Extraordinary Within

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BG

14 Responses to Live Like No One Is Watching

  1. Armando May 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Brian, Carrie, Donovan, BRILLIANT.
    Brian as always your receptiveness to insight and your ability share that message with passion and conviction is only enhanced by your partner Carrie as she embodies your tone, with each step, nod, spin.
    And Master Donovan much has been said about these crazy love birds but your talent for capturing their story, their message, their soul through video has really impressed upon me the magnitude of this movement.

    Thank you all for your contribution.
    Cheers,
    Armando

    • Renegade Donovan May 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

      Hey Armando, thank you much for the kind words BUT I must confess… That is Master Steve Fadellin that captures this FTR goodness.

      I’m the blessed man that get’s to post it for you to see.

      We have a great team inside FTR… and we do it all for the Family (that’s you).

      DO

      • Armando May 8, 2012 at 11:49 am #

        Thanks for the clarification Donovan.
        So to Master Steve, you truly move me with your craft. Thank you.
        Brother Donovan thanks for bringing the message together at FTRN.

        The REAL Fantastic 4: Brian, Carrie, Steve, and the Master of Ceremonies Donovan!!!!

        Cheers,
        Armando

        • Renegade Donovan May 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

          You’re a kind, kind man!

  2. sheryl Lambert May 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Damn man you make it very difficult to come up with excuses not to live like you are dying. I wish it was as easy to do as it is to say. I have started stepping out of my box. Where were you when I was 20 with lots more time to figure this out?? I feel I do some extraordinary things but in general stick to the ordinary. I really don’t know where to begin this extraordinary journey from now on. I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can’t seem to get in that frame of mind. Maybe I’m hangin with the wrong crowd:) Still trying to figure out why and what my mission is here on earth. I do enjoy your posts and am inspired by it all but feel hopeless as to practicing what you preach. Is it ok to be content with an ordinary life if that’s what God intended?? As I reflect on my past history I did accomplish some great things but have lost my way between then and now. I will keep searching my inner soul to figure it out and I hope I can find solutions to make the rest of my days on earth worthwhile. I best hurry up. LOL Thanks for all your inspirational posts and videos. You do keep it fresh in my mind:) I hope I inspire the people in my life. Maybe I do and don’t know it:) I’ll just think the latter.

    • Armando May 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

      Wow Sheryl, Thanks for being so open.
      I too believe that God has greatness planned for you and it is up to you to go after it. For the longest time I measured success with titles or acts of grander that were noticed by all. In fact the more people knew about the act the more successful I felt…

      I was wrong!

      Now I measure success by asking these 3 questions:

      1. Was I authentic?
      Authenticity means to me that I am true to my DNA, true to who I really am. (A light that heals, a creator of life, a builder of relationships, and a powerful provider of happiness.)

      2. Was I present?
      Often we are not present and fully engaged in what we are doing, and in the conversations and communications in our life. Be present.

      3. Did I matter?
      Did I contribute to helping one persons life better? I want to leave a legacy of gratitude and relationships that spread love.

      I don’t know if this will give you the answers you are searching for but hopefully it can help bring you one step closer in your journey.

      One thing I tell my clients that has helped them:
      “Success is not the absence of failure but the willingness to get back up after each fall and take One More Step.”

      Sheryl, take one more step. =)

      Cheers,
      Armando

    • Fabiola May 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

      Here you are Sharyn!!! Aha… LOL…. we are connected! Much love and light! Fabiola

  3. James De Lara May 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    I feel like I am ready to explode, on the cusp of dancing like nobody is watching!!! The dance of life is mine to live – “everybody dies but not everybody lives”! I am figuring out the why, trying to figure out the why. Carrie and Brian certainly have determined the why – Thank You!!!!!!!

  4. Brian Grasso May 8, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    I adore every single one of these comments. Thank you so sincerely for sharing them…. Sheryl, if I ‘preach’ anything at all, it is that age is nothing but a number and not a prohibitive factor for you or anyone. I know you are faith-based, so perhaps look at it this way…. When you were 20, my words may not have had any impact. God has shared my message with you at this time for a reason. Is it ok to live an ‘ordinary life’ if that is God’s will? Well, let me be candid. No. Because I don’t believe that is God’s will for anyone. Since the beginning of FTR Nation, you have felt a calling to or of something. I believe it is the fears that we all have which may be stopping you from action. I think if it was God’s will to want you to have an ‘ordinary’ existence, He would not be continually asking you to watch what it is I have to say (and you would not be feeling hopeless). The journey of ‘extraordinary’ doesn’t feel or seem extraorinary. It is not thunder bolts and lightening… It is a slow, but convicted walk, but one that is inspired from wthin. “Searching your soul” is lovely and something we ALL need to do (the very essence of FTRN Tenent #1 – Sawubona; See Yourself). But quietly waiting is not enough. We must act. Towards the unknown. The mysterious. The things that do not have stability or safety necessarily. But it doesn’t have to be as grandiose as I just made it sound…. Treat life like a buffet and nibble. Try things. Get out of your comfort zone in small, bite-sized pieces. From this small action, the journey begins…. I hope, in some small way, I have helped with this message, my love.

    To everyone else who commented… My deepest and most sincere gratitude <3

    BG

  5. Robert Augello May 8, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    Another amazing post by the FTRN! Captivating and breath taking!
    I know exactly how you gusy feel and what you are getting at with this post, i feel the exact same way when i sit down with my guitar and let myself completely go in the beauty that is music! The challenge for me remains to apply the same kind of abandon to other aspects of my life…. slowly getting there….
    Keep up the amazing posts!!

  6. Rachel Roberts May 8, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    WOW! This gave me chills and goosebumps so moving, and at the point when you say “now close your eyes and breathe” I could feel tears in my eyes.

  7. Beth Greenaway May 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Thank you for posting this. I have been a ‘lurker’ on FTR Nation for some time, but it never seemed like an appropriate moment to come out of the shadows. Like Sheryl, I feel that although something is stirring within, I can’t yet see a light to guide my path. I am moving, but the direction isn’t entirely clear. When I saw Carrie dance, it made me realise that I never dance, and in fact will deliberately avoid it for the exposure it might bring. I feel unable to let go and allow the world to really see me, or for me to really see myself. It may take time for my dance to be as free and open as Carrie’s, but I am going to loosen my control and face my fear.

    • C2 May 10, 2012 at 11:13 am #

      Beth – I completely understand where you are coming from…learning how to let go in dance was one of the most challenging things for me to do, emotionally that is. Dancing has been in my soul for as long as I can remember but when it came time to truly just let go I found myself uncomfortable, awkward and vulnerable.

      Posting and sharing my dance journey with the world has been one of the most freeing and scary experiences of my life. Allow it flow from you…don’t expect it to feel good at first, or all the time for that matter. With growth comes an extreme amount of discomfort at times.

      Enjoy the freedom of your flight….

  8. Brian Grasso May 9, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    These comments are all so wonderful and truly inspiring. Just one thing I want to add….. Please, I beg you, do not ‘wait’ for the call or the lightening strikes. Sitting passive is not how it will come to us. We must seek with an open heart and free-spirit. Take bites. Sample flavors. Allow your intuition to guide you with how it all feels; detach from your brain and over-thinking. In time and with more ‘nibbles’ the path will be presented to you…. But not until you begin to take steps towards it. You absolutely do not need to know what, when or how. Just start taking steps and trust in the mystery. Allow the uncertainty….. <3 <3

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