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Faith Spawns Freedom: There is Infinite Freedom in Big Faith

In Culture, Daily Inspiration, JUN E LOVE, Thoughts, Uncategorized on December 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

faith-vs-fearToday, faith and freedom are on my mind.  Since we’ve actively been exercising our faith in The Creator, ourselves and each other, our limitations have disappeared.  Gone are the worries and doubt.  They have been replaced with assurance and encouragement.  This is not to say that we do not encounter less than pleasant stepping stones in our journey however, our faith is what keeps us going in spite of.  The past few weeks have proven to be the ultimate illustration of how faith works in our lives.

Nothing gets us down these days.  We are merely free falling through space and time with confidence that our invisible net does exist and will do its job and catch us when needed.  This is what life is about!  We continue to take risks and put ourselves out there as we barrel towards our vision for Jun E Caniel and our family, and guess what?  Things work out.  The Creator never leaves us hanging and I know He/She has to be pleased with our progressively wild abandonment in our pursuit of happiness and in our legacy making actions.  The Creator has to be pleased in our newest discovery of what freedom truly is.

Freedom is the result of BIG faith.  I say this because it seems that in our lives the more faith we have, the more free we are in our actions and in our demeanor.  We have faith that we will be taken care of as long as we continue to operate in our purpose and do our half of the work.  The rest is up to The Creator. I am loving this free fall!  It’s thrilling and exciting in ways I never would have imagined, and it will become even more so as we grow in our faith.  You see, there is a special freedom in KNOWING you will not fall into oblivion and crack your head open.  Is this not the same freedom some children feel when they go out into the world and royally mess up, knowing they can go back home to their parents?243366_198601700264922_633257908_o

There is also freedom in letting go of our egos and simply being who we truly are without thought to how we will look or sound to others.  When we put our own feelings, fears and hang-ups aside, we are free to simply be.  We wish you many ego-free days of true freedom.

~Be Jun E, be blessed, be you~

The God Who Only Knows Four Words

In Culture, Motivational Speaking, Thoughts on July 29, 2012 at 12:26 am

Every
Child
Has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don’ts,
Not the God who ever does
Anything weird,
But the God who knows only four words.
And keeps repeating them, saying
“Come Dance with Me.”
Come
Dance

by Hafiz

A Question of Purpose

In Business, Culture, Daily Inspiration, Journal, Love, Motivational Speaking, Thoughts on June 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm

We come into the world bamboozled by the pressures of family, the media, and rhetoric from politicians. There is a certain standard set for each of our lives. The question is who sets these lofty standards? So most go on like a robot chasing things that in the end turn out to be unimportant. Things such as job titles, money, cars, houses, social statuses, etc. The list actually can go on for days. But how many of us really know our purpose? How many of us really know what we are designed to do? Is your legacy 20 years at a “job” and a ” retirement check”? Is your legacy yours? Is it something you were ever really interested in? Or is it something your friends, family or media told you was cool? Did you do it because you never wanted to struggle in life? Did you do it because you could possibly have control over people? Were you the kid who got picked on and you wanted to get back at others? OK, I will stop badgering you with questions most don’t want to answer. I guess we should be writing about the “House wives of _____” (you fill in the blank). Then maybe you would take more of an interest.

We are designed for a specific purpose. Deep down inside everyone of us lies a huge entity waiting to be UNLEASHED!  As I sat around this morning my mind was consumed with these thoughts. Sometimes we have to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life and think. At Jun E Caniel we choose to focus on things that help us live.  An inspirational word, thought provoking questions, inspiring designs, empowering messages, and volunteering just to name a few. Don’t settle for a job, title, or career. Find your purpose in life and help others do the same. There is something out there bigger for all of us! We love you!

Jun E Caniel

http://www.jcaniel.com

The Struggles of a Natural Born Dreamer

In Business, Culture, Daily Inspiration, Jun E Caniel Conversation Series, Jun E Gives, Motivational Speaking, Thoughts on May 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

www.jcaniel.com These dreams have been with me from since birth. For some reason I can’t get them out of my head. I’ve been on this earth now for 31 years. My parents truly have never supported me in anything I decided to do. The truth of the matter is my parents really don’t know me. I have tussled with this realization for years, and I must admit at times it hurts.  There are times when I think my mom is coming around but she goes back to her negative self. My wife and I have given lot of our time, money and brain power to empowering people in need. My parents reply ” Leave people alone”. ” Why are you helping the homeless?” Why are you mentoring other people’s kids?”  Those are the questions my mother asks on a daily basis. I remember when I quit being a principal to pursue my dreams of building Jun E Caniel, they frowned upon it. No support… What is a young man with all this vision of improving the world to do? Should I just pack it up and ignore my passion and the gifts I was given? Should I be like most and invest my life in someone else’s company, only to get shorted at the next down turn in the economy? Should I settle just for mediocrity or should I strain my potential till it cries for mercy?

It seems like everything was okay as long as my dreams remained “realistic”. My sister and her husband told me once that I would never play college basketball. They told me that I was a daydreamer. At that time I was only 11 years old.  They even told me there was a chance I would not graduate high school. Well I graduated, played college ball, and played in the Olympics. I currently hold four college degrees which include two undergrad and two master’s degree’s. I suspect this is the reason my sister and her husband do not talk to me. I learned a long time ago that you never argue to prove people wrong. You prove them wrong through actions.

Building Jun E Caniel has not been a easy road. Through the process we have lost houses, so-called family, friends, and cars. At one point I was riding a bike back and forth to work. My wife would have to catch rides to go to the grocery store. It was a struggle, but through it all we have never lost faith. We have grown into giants inside, striving for greatness. We have found ourselves and purpose in life through this Jun E journey. Our passion and faith keeps the dreams alive.  We recently opened our first store,bringing that dream to life.

Tiya and Jay Caniel With minimum help and no loans from the bank we opened the first Jun E Caniel store. It is true that the best way to predict the future is to build it. I wouldn’t trade any of the struggle for nothing. You can’t expect people to jump up and down for joy over your vision, after all most will never discover the true gold that resides inside of them. We live to start a revolution of people who know their worth in life! People who are not afraid to try! People who believe in themselves so much that they are willing to risk it all. That’s Jun E Caniel. As I write this I look forward to sharing our dreams, love, passions, and goals with the world. We live to improve humanity and build greatness with y0u. See you at the top!

http://www.jcaniel.com

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