“Some people look into the mirror every day and see the people they might have become, I look and see the potential and guide it daily, never ashamed of my losses or mistakes, you can’t live backwards, so move forwards with a direction bent on the betterment if you. Sure these are well themed words placed so intricately that it would make one believe it an easy task. Not so. You have to go through the heartaches of hell and get back up with a smile and ask for more. Even at times you’re all alone. Some say hard times make harden hearts and hard people, I say they lost the challenge by allowing themselves to be changed. So I challenge you all now my friends to look each day in the mirror and see your potential and take any step in that direction. Share my words with friends and family. Challenge all those you love and those you don’t. A better human being is beneficial to all mankind.”
– Ryan L. Rinehart

“Yes we are born and yes we will die, however in between those two events you can do anything you want, just get over the fear set by society and inside yourself. Your given this gift of life, it’s yours damn it, live it! Happiness and all that intrigues you is within your grasping hands. Work hard for your dreams, and let them become greater than any reality you could have waited for. That’s how you succeed, that’s how you win, determine your destination and forge your future. Tomorrow is never promised, yet if you awaken to its gift, check your course, correct if needed but never abandon ship. Rise up and ride the tides of today and any given tomorrow. Whether you’ve got to row that boat alone or not, grab an oar, heave and ho.”
– Ryan L. Rinehart

“I am not a broken man, I’ve seen a lot, been through a lot, torn at the heart, bruised at the ego, but I’ve let that all go. I simply want the passion and fire that I seek and desire in a woman who lights me up as much as I do her. To let her know my darkness, the weakness within me, to lay it all before her and say this is me, and here are my strengths. So she can show me all hers, unafraid, to be ours, together as something more. To give rise in a connection that only strengthens with time and affection and abides by the simplicity of loves reflection upon each other’s company and life’s direction.”
– Ryan L. Rinehart

“I am not a broken man, I’ve seen a lot, been through a lot, torn at the heart, bruised at the ego, but I’ve let that all go. I simply want the passion and fire that I seek and desire in a woman who lights me up as much as I do her. To let her know my darkness, the weakness within me, to lay it all before her and say this is me, and here are my strengths. So she can show me all hers, unafraid, to be ours, together as something more. To give rise in a connection that only strengthens with time and affection and abides by the simplicity of loves reflection upon each other’s company and life’s direction.”
– Ryan L. Rinehart

“It was in the ocean depths of her eyes that dared me to sail towards her. To me she just glowed radiance, it was as if the sun even dimmed in her presence. That was just her outer beauty, what lies within was something I was willing to risk and explore, to find out if it was much more than any man could ask for, to see if she had a heart that’s pure and a will to endure, that she should have edification in paintings and sculpture. More so to my point, I know that what might happen to me, it’s not a curse or a spell, or a wish made down a wishing well, it’s something that I thought would never happen again as far as I could tell. It was that sickness which strickens the heart and mind of loves intentions, so hard to understand and harder to mention. I find it difficult to sail away from her, dropping anchor seems like the only cure, here goes everything, white flag up, yes woman, all I can do is surrender.”
by Ryan L. Rinehart

“She was all that I ever wanted but nothing that I needed. Such is the battle between ones heart and mind, wanting to love but getting left behind, and never knowing if it will change in time. So I found I needed to come unwound to unwind, to get to know myself, to find the ties that bind, to find me again and not just pay homage in being kind. Sure she was everything that I wanted but it’s not going to torture me and keep me haunted, I know my heart and it will be undaunted. My mind finally can perceive all that my heart can see which sets my soul free for I am complete in just being me.”

– Ryan L. Rinehart

“I guess what gets me the most these days is the fact that if you’re a man who knows himself and is intelligent, you must not be genuine. The dumbing down of men has taken a toll, guess we are to be like Homer Simpson or Peter Griffin, but those aren’t real people and were in fact made to entertain and not to emulate. I guess that I am too old school, a mans word is supposed to mean something. To have values and substance. You know it was an intelligent mans world for thousands of years. Where our great works of art and literature came from, renowned chefs, the art of romance even was driven by intelligent men. But be one today, gets you mocked, dejected, and usually betrayed. However an intelligent man knows how to bounce back and carry on. Fuck society, and when a man knows himself and has honorably served his country, and people want to think he’s just an arrogant ass, well think again, he’s living life in a way you never will. Beyond the bullshit, beyond the excuses, is where an intelligent man lives. He’s seen life stripped away, he’s seen horrors that aren’t in movies or video games, yet he moves forward every day. So fuck society, and how it treats a guy with intelligence, a guy who knows how to be a gentleman and when not to be, given the chance. Fuck your stereotypes of us white male types too, society blames us for their own personal choices and skewed views. Responsibility is at the individual level, whether you rise or fall, you have the same chances as we all. ”
– Ryan L. Rinehart

“The ones you’ll be crazy about won’t be crazy about you. That’s the way it goes. When you finally hurt enough to get over them and let them go, that’s when they’ll want you back. That’s just the way it goes. When your the perfect thing that they’ve been searching for, they’ll say the excuse that their not deserving of such a thing. That’s just the way it goes. When it’s clear your to become a loner, not because it’s a choice, but because you’re alone. That’s just the way it goes.”

– Ryan L. Rinehart

“For clarity of oneself, you can’t get muddled with other’s points of perception. You are the only one who knows you truly. Relying upon others as guides is to be an imitation, which I don’t do fake when it comes to being me. Having purpose and priorities within yourself and striving to be the best human you can be will never come from an outside source. Truth and clarity comes from within ones own heart and mind to know ones soul. So throw away the highlighted texts and chapters, to find yourself, all you need is you. Don’t let anyone tell you different, whether in a book, a story, a movie, or a fancy quote. Truth comes from within yourself about who you are, and you can find your worth, your value.”
by Ryan L. Rinehart

“I’ve put tattoos over the scars of my heart, not to hide them but to make them into art. Not everything beautiful is painless, not every love is bliss, but there is beauty in a love once held and a kiss that’s remembered and you kinda miss. Lives lived know tragedy and suffering, we all know that you must go through such a thing to know what it is, love is an offering. I have held other’s who have had their heart broken by someone else, only for them to in turn break mine, but no more, not another time. I’ve put tattoos over the scars of my heart, not to hide them, to be reminded of them, and looking to the future of a new beginning, to find another’s art, and that’s where I will stop and we will start.”

by Ryan L. Rinehart