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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Is it hypocritical to be intolerant toward the intolerant?


"I think the answer is ‘no’ and here’s why.

Tolerance is a noun while tolerant is an adjective. However the true essence of tolerance and being tolerant is a verb, it is an action one integrates into their daily life.

If a person is tolerant in regards to intolerance they are actually not tolerant. Here we can see we are actually missing a word to describe tolerance in a verb form.

Tolerating is the action of incorporating tolerance into your life. This means to have a tolerant society we must practice promoting the condition of tolerance in society by “tolerating”.

When we encounter intolerance we have to start tolerating. This means we are not going to accept intolerance because of living and practicing tolerating.

Tolerance vs. Intolerance

These concepts are very much absolutes.

They cannot exist as a condition of a thing at the same time. A person might be comprised of tolerant and intolerant specific beliefs yet having intolerant attributes means one is not wholly tolerant thus failing to reach the moral quality of tolerance.

When we seek a higher moral standing we are plunged into having to face opposing ideas and viewpoints. How we handle these will determine who we are?

Tolerance means accepting world views different from our own except those views that seek to destroy the philosophy of tolerance itself.

Maybe calling it intolerance is wrong rather than calling it what it really is “hate produced from insecurity.

I can live next to a Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, or anyone so long as they feel they can live next to me."

Namaste


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Integrity...







No one will honestly question your integrity if your integrity is truly unquestionable.

The person of integrity can be trusted to do what is right because one answers first and foremost to one conscience.
One does not look to others to justify his actions. One makes one decisions according to the firm, but not rigid, principles by which one lives.

It is this dedication to one’s principles that enables one to live a life of excellence and which sets one’s above the common man.

Without personal integrity, it would be impossible to truly live the warrior lifestyle. You will find as you continue that the warrior lifestyle is not a passive lifestyle.
It takes dedication and hard work. It takes self-discipline and perseverance. There will be many times when it would be easier for you to relax your standards and let some of your principles slide, times when no one would know but yourself.

The only thing that will keep you on track during times like that is your personal integrity and dedication to the principles that you have made a firm decision to live by on your journey to live the warrior lifestyle.

Thomas Jefferson explained how he dealt with such situations stating, “Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were the entire world looking at you, and act accordingly.”

Living with integrity has to be a 24/7 process, even when you are alone. To do right only when others are watching or listening, and live another way when you are alone, is merely being hypocritical.

ps/smoh

Monday, October 29, 2012

Forgetful us...


People may forget what you said. People may forget what you did. But people rarely forget how you made them feel.

"Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you". AND A DIFFICULT ONE...."What can-not be forgotten, may be forgiven"


No matter how many sincere apologies you make to someone who you have said something rude to or have treated badly, you can never erase the feeling that you gave this person by your words and your actions. It is almost impossible.
 

Oh, they may truly forgive you, and try their best to get past your transgression, but there is something deep down in their soul that will never quite forget how you made them feel.

It is for this reason that you need to carefully consider your words and your actions. Don't think that you can simply do whatever you want to and say that you are sorry later - life doesn't work that way. 

Deep cuts always leave scars, even if they are very small.




Sunday, October 28, 2012

You..


Appear as you are, Be as you appear. I am PROUD TO WEAR ME. 

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND ALL THAT YOU ARE. KNOWN THAT THERE IS SOMETHING INSIDE YOU THAT IS GREATER THAN ANY OBSTACLE.

Our true wealth is the good we do in this world. None of us has faith unless we desire for our neighbours what we desire for ourselves.

The strength of my will cannot be imprisoned by other people's ignorance.

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

PEACE, it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, no trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. Peace is not found elsewhere, it comes from within!!

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.

No matter where you are in your journey of faith, just focus on moving forward. God has not given up on you! 
Trust that He has you in the right place at the right time. 
Trust that He is working all things together for your good. 
Trust that He knows what he is doing and what is best for you. 
Trust that He will NEVER be late, but is ALWAYS on time. 
Trust that there is NO pit so deep that He cannot reach down and lift you out. 
Trust that new doors will open for you if you believe and have faith. 

Choose faith and you will inherit His promises because it`s never too late for you to embrace the good things God has in store for you and I. Trust your God inside you.

"If Your Eyes Are Opened,
You'll See The Things Worth Seeing."
~Rumi



ps/smoh

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Living a Life of Excellence,

As I sit here I must share my thoughts.

Sometimes the wise and loving ones have to step through the puddles on the way to the Ocean. Once we arrive we are facing such greatness, and our foot prints were not washed away because of our spirit and precious blessings left a tiny light as their guide.
We can only hope that when our loved ones touch the ocean the puddle will wash away all the mud that has followed them in life and their spirit will be open to understand the true beauty of what’s in front of them.

I am no longer merely accepting the things that I cannot change. I am now changing the things that I cannot accept.

You have the power to change your life. When you decide that you are going to change, the Universe begins to work to manifest your desires. This is why your thoughts and words are so important.

When you speak words of change and persistently dwell on thoughts of change and what you want in your life, the Universe goes to work to manifest those thoughts in your life. You can change the things that you cannot accept, if you will set your mind to it!

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius

You are not obligated to respond to everyone simply because they would like you to. Many times people try to set you up to say something that they can use against you.

By remaining silent, you both spoil their little trap and maintain your dignity and peace of mind.

Don’t let your tongue be your own worst enemy; learn to control your emotions and your speech. It is always best to keep your private information secret.

Don’t be too open or too eager to share your personal thoughts. There is a time for speech and a time for silence, and it is wisdom to know when it is time to speak and when it is time to remain silent.


ps/smoh

Friday, October 26, 2012

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Never leave it to someone else to decide what you're all about.

Your journey starts with you and you alone, do not seek advice from those who have never left home.

If 'All is One' then surely that 'One' must function in absolute harmony with itself.

Freewill would introduce an unpredictable factor....let's call it a fracture in the integrity of Unity.

Science has proven how thoughts arise in the mind a split second before we become aware of that thought and grasp onto it, identifying it as 'my thought'.

The thought must be a reaction that would be predictable based on the characteristics of the individual and its previous experiences.

It could be said that 'Whatever choice one makes it was the only choice one was going to make'.

Without wishing to decry the apparent freedom we enjoy in choosing, it appears to me it is not so straightforward.

I could go on at length about this as it's a very complex subject but I will just add that the illusion of freewill is a necessary device that allows us to fully experience and interact with the apparent diversity of creation that all the great ones who have gone before us have agreed is the expression of one factor...one intelligence, one mind.

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.

ps/smoh

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Calling

Everybody has a calling, don’t they?
Some have a high calling, some have a low calling.
Everybody is called but few are chosen.
There’s a lot of distraction for people, so you might not never find the real you.
A lot of people don’t.

I think it's less about finding and more about peeling back the layers. And the calling was always there, underneath the crap, speaks the truth of the human condition.
One might say that distractions come from all directions, but ultimately they are self imposed.
We allow ourselves to listen to the expectations of others; family, friends, society as a whole. To be true to our self and true to our calling, is to put away that imaginary rule book we allowed everyone else to write, and stay true to our passions.
Mine?
Not any different than anybody else’s.
Some people are called to be a good sailor.
Some people have a calling to be a good tiller of the land.
Some people are called to be a good friend.

You have to be the best at whatever you are called at.

Whatever you do, you ought to be the best at it—highly skilled.
It’s about confidence, not arrogance. You have to know that you’re the best whether anybody else tells you that or not.
I think the calling could also be synonymously described as the path, your calling – which is your path, the morning, waking up, the work-time, and the free-time.
If all of this is correct and feels well, I am on my path. I follow my calling.
If you’re suspicious of words that sound religious (which I really hate this word), don’t get hung up over the word calling. Embrace the spirit of it—there’s something you need to do, but at every opportunity, you’ll have countless other opportunities to do something else.
Two key points:
1. Everyone has a calling.
2. The central problem is discovering that calling amidst a sea of distractions.
And one more point that’s implied:
3. Despite the distractions, it’s very important to find the calling.

The idea of finding your passion, finding what drives you, burning up with the intensity of living every day and doing good in the world.

ps/smoh

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

So it is...


I ask this day for the presence of mind and heart to move beyond the story I carry about my life, and surrender instead into the fullness and wonder of simply being ME in this life.

Let me remember that my true nature is pure love and light, energy in motion creating my glorious human experience, a being in every sense, and assist my effort so that this day I create unspeakable beauty.

Grant me the grace this day to live to the edges of my true SELF and allow you, most Holy God, to move through me.

So it is.

ps/smoh


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MOVE ON

It's quite refreshing to stumble upon individuals who don't feel obliged to sugar-coat their opinions in fear of losing popularity.

In other words, if you follow the pack, you suck as bad as they do.

What’s the point of doing what Peter did if Paul's already done it?

"If everyone jumped off a bridge, you're going to jump too?"

As Don Miguel Ruiz explains in his book “The Four Agreements" we must” Be Impeccable with Your Word"... It is possible to be impeccable, frank, respectfully... and assertive at the same time!

We are either people-pleaser or revolutionary-leaders as we decide to be our own shepherd!

Respect should begin with Self-Respect. Sometimes in the name of respecting others' opinions we dilute our opinions, which can lead to a loss of our individuality if it becomes a habit.

Some times its way too easy too please people than to displease them but then that comes at the cost of our rationality and individuality, that’s the challenge.

As long as one's opinion is selfless, I mean if it adheres to the well  being of all then I presume the opinion needs to be addressed, well the people who don’t like it they can move on (please move on) at least we can blessed with the right people around us!

ps/smoh

All for one and one for all....

Life is infinite things!
Life is Awesome!

Regardless if you are a believer or not, what we believe or reject, what we choose to ignore, what we wish for or fear; nobody can escape the laws of Nature.

Within the Circle of Life, All is well.

None of us are innocent; renunciation is a must to move forward to what we really can have. To choose what we want and not what we don't want.
Some seek DEPTH in experiences while others seek a larger WIDTH in the spectrum of their experiences.

Oftentimes the former spend most of their journey restricted to one/ few geographies with a more solid foundation with which they work towards maturity.

The latter tend to be wandering gypsies by nature, embracing colourful diversity of our Humanity as their fashion statement.

Neither is better than the other since both balance each other in the grand Art of our Species.

I want to thank all my wonderful readers who continue to read my scribbles. Please continue to questions, challenges to the status quo, conventional traditions and various conditioning "systems" - religions, politics, education, health and cultures.

We are each Healers too via empathy for Humanity, as we offer our voice and word on behalf of the muted and oppressed globally.
You too are initiators of Universal healing ripples which will impact millions of our Siblings spanning myriad generations to unfold.
~ THANK YOU ~

Monday, October 22, 2012

Move on...

Humbleness is not something snatched away by the world, who says you can't be proud and friendly?

I don't understand what's good about pride. It's a manifestation of insecurities and inferiority complexes. It's more fun and fulfilling to be friendly by default.

What’s the point of doing what Peter did if Paul's already done it? In other words, if you follow the pack, you suck as bad as they do.

We are either people-pleasers or revolutionary-leaders as we decide to be our own shepherd!

It's quite refreshing to stumble upon individuals who don't feel obliged to sugar-coat their opinions in fear of losing popularity.

Respect should begin with Self-Respect. Sometimes in the name of respecting others' opinions we dilute our opinions, which can lead to a loss of our individuality if it becomes a habit.

Some times its way too easy too pleases people than to displease them but then that comes at the cost of our rationality and individuality.

As long as one's opinion is selfless, I mean if it adheres to the well being of all then I presume the opinion needs to be addressed, well the people who don’t like it they can move on, please move on at least we can blessed with the right people around us!

ps/smoh
Tuesday
8.56am


Parenting is a Life Sentence Kid's World

Being a parent is a life sentence, from the day your child is born until you leave this earth, you will NEVER BE FREE again!
You are granted no reprieve when your child leaves home.
You will worry about their...future as long as you live, no matter how far away they are, physically or emotionally.
Every day of your life you will wonder about that child’s future, pray for their health, and wish for their happiness.
You will not hesitate for a moment to give your life for theirs if it is required of you. Though they will break your heart, ruin your possessions, and bankrupt you, you ask for no parole: for the sentence is self-inflicted.

It is, however, not without its own rewards;

O the flowers he’ll pick for you
O the cards he will make for you
O the hugs
O the kisses
O the goofy grins and sleepy smiles
O the “I love you” they will say every day
O the thank you’d they occasionally offer

The only release from this bond is your own death; and then the last thought on your dying mind will be… “WILL THEY BE ALL RIGHT WITHOUT ME?”

Kids think their parents are crazy. But, as they become parents themselves, they understand… and they then begin to look up to them with compassion and gratitude for all they did.

Parenting is the TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD and I just want to say as a parent myself, God bless all the mums and dads who are doing their best to raise their kids up to be good parents too someday!

The biggest blessing we have as we enter this world is a mothers’ lap. We start to grow up in the shadow of her affection, sleep every night listening to her sweet lullabies, till we hit maturity.

Many of us may assume that the effect of a mother’s love may fade away as time goes on but according to a recent research, people having nurturing and affectionate mothers prevent them from different illnesses even in their middle age.

ps/smoh



Dare to be..

Life changing events happening in my life so extremely relevant questions for me - another one of many of my life's defining moments.

I lost myself in giving to you, but my foundation is not to be rocked, it is always steady, and it is always there, I am always here.

Something very unusual is occurring on this planet right now. 

You have no doubt noticed it. It may be producing a more than normal amount of challenge and disjointedness in your life, and perhaps even some major upheavals. 

You are probably noticing it in the lives of others as well.

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feels great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you have done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, dare to be!




Sunday, October 21, 2012

Peace, Equity and Unity..




Every male and female has male and female sides in us, The Eternal Yin-Yang / Estrogens - Testosterone balance within. There are feminine/ gentle males and dominating/ masculine females too. Needless to say, I am not suggesting or promoting exclusive matriarchal systems as a solution. 
No. I have seen how unbalanced that can be as well where alpha females want to control men like puppets, as in the likes of some cultures where the mother and later mother-in-law are the highest authority of the said families following these traditions. It's no different if these kinds of women are elected by the masses.

So yes, it about BALANCED individuals - male and female.

Empathy has its downfall of making us feel too weary for those helplessly victimized in the global family (as I am currently feeling about 14 year old Mallala who was shot in the head by an adult pseudo-religious male for standing up for her rights for a basic education).

Do you think the solution is to have more female presidents and politicians? Clearly, the current regimes worldwide governed predominantly by men have failed to protect vulnerable women and children globally from the claws and inferiority complexes of the patriarchal/ monarch systems.

There HAS to be a SOLUTION. The beginning of a revolution of gender-equity? No, I don't just mean equal rights of education, freedom to vote and travelling in the same public transport vehicles - our species has evolved past those amoeba days.

Rather I mean equal rights of having equal number of male and female LEADERS (those with the authority to make the final calls) globally - just like the PARENT Unit of Humanity, representing either gender. We need to revolutionize the issue from the core.

If we keep doing what we did, we'll keep getting what we got.

As I've said before, male dominance and female submission/insecurity is a mark of adolescence. That it's still widely prevalent in our species tells me we're still an adolescent species.

That we're now railing against it, and that women are beginning to demand their due respect at ALL ages informs me we're making the transition from an adolescent species to an adult species. In that shift, genuine intimacy and social harmony will become more important than sexual prowess, power and physical superiority.

The thing to keep in mind is that, in general, women mature more rapidly than men. Therefore this species transition will be led by women demanding that men treat them with due respect. 
When enough men recognize the value of treating women as equals and insist on supporting women's rights, sexual equality will become our norm. 
How long that will take to go global is anyone's guess. Even now, there are adolescent male consciousnesses in the United States that are desperately seeking to repress women once more. 
Two steps forward, one step back...or in other metaphoric terms, life moves in a wave formation. But the tide has definitely turned!

The solution is for all people to be kind, caring and compassionate. There have been female leaders who have been just as violent if not more to "Prove" themselves. Male or female is not the issue. 
 We need to learn to avoid the "In group" "Out group" thinking and shift from extraction, exploitation and competition to restoration, stewardship, collaboration and peaceful coexistence.

It's always more dangerous to be the first to exemplify change. People tend to attack and destroy what they don't understand, and what threatens the status quo. 
Look at Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King - all were martyred for daring to challenge the authorities of their day. 
And yet...their wisdom survives and has spread so widely that today it's much safer to support their visions without being executed for it.

I honour those who are willing to step out of the crowd and stand up for their own truths, out of love for all humanity, no matter the consequences. They are the folks who light the way for the rest of us.

Putting women above men is no more the solution than was having men rule above women. The infinity symbol - the mark of eternal dynamic balance - reveals the truth. Duality functions best when the two halves work together, neither one above or below the other in power, in a wondrous feedback loop of intimate sharing.

Well, Imelda Marcos or Eva Peron better at governing? I don't think so. Was Margaret Thatcher any less bellicose than any male Prime Minister, no, maybe more so? 
Therefore, a change in gender is meaningless, without a difference in the philosophic motivation promoting the policies of a national leader.

It’s about Money and the global banking stronghold on the world, they fund all wars, and this situation is part of the consequences of that.

The people are at the core, therefore, when the people become totally peaceful, the whole will become peaceful, and no "leader" will ever stop wars, unless the people DEMAND it, by BEING it... 
But people are driven by money, to live in this society, which is under the ownership, of the corrupt and very few at the top of the power pyramid in this world, they create the money, and lend it by the trillions to countries and governments, and in turn we the little people are forced to pay this debt back, in taxes upon taxes, when governments consistently help the ultra rich classes in every way possible. 

Males and females in government roles face the same rules in power; do what the money lenders tell you.

Empathy doesn't lead to weariness but sympathy will...The only (or one of many) solution is education or women and men from an early age of the value of each other and their rights to be equal. 
We are still a few generations away but we will get there and souls like Mallala are leading the way with their courage. 
As more women are prepared to sacrifice their lives for their rights the moderate males in these religions will eventually rise up from their cowardice and stand beside them if they are not already doing so.

"BE Here Now" is difficult for most people... it is a high level of spiritual well-Being... & it involved such " letting go", non-attachment, healing of past traumas & many other attributes... it is like the end result of " The Road Less Travelled", don't you think?

It's a lot easier, however, if you have "awakened to the fact that there is no past there is no future. It is all wrapped together in the neat little bundle we call, "Now". Looking at it that way, there really is no alternative. It is the only place you can realistically, “Be".

Namaste

ps/smoh



Saturday, October 20, 2012

What is worse than ignorance, Intellectual arrogance?


Education isn't the solution to all our problems which seem to be caused by ignorance. 
When the intellectuals of society consider themselves superior to others not as formally educated as them, it widens the gap of the delusional duality which obviously doesn't really serve Humanity. 

Humbleness is a trait of the wisdom and not everyone educated in wise.

To disagree with truth would be intellectual arrogance or militant ignorance.

It's ridiculous how some haughty "educated" individuals can be. I'm a little overwhelmed.

Elitism in academia is as bad as withholding food from the poor, just because. I admit it is one reason I came out of the 'fraternity' of academics despite being easily qualified. 
There is heartlessness and ruthlessness in that segment of society, to keep people from elevating from their circumstances and bringing other people along.

Not only looking down upon those who aren't as formally educated, what amuses me is how some think they're superior even amongst people as educated as themselves. It really confused me to a "Huh what the $&#*?" mode...

Some people educated or not seem to elevate themselves above others! 

Some we forgive because they are generous and kind! And the mean ones irritate us because it is so unnecessary! 
Learn gobs and be kind to each other! And we really don't know where everyone has been!!

Lots of these guys’ whole identities are built upon those letters at the end of their names. Strip that away and what do they have?

Education is to expand ones options. To let you see there more than options. To choose to be pompous and arrogant is not the best use of education. Academic incest is not education.

The purpose of education is to enlighten. Education means knowledge into practice not such an accumulation of it that it makes us heavy headed. The sea of knowledge is vast and we know just a drop.

Everything serves humanity.. Humbleness and ignorance equally... Wisdom is discovered in transcending your judgement of either.

ps/smoh
Sunday
21/10/2012
8.57am



Children, Youth, Young Adult....




As far as this topic is concerned, Khalil's Gibran's Poem -  On Children should be the Universal Holy Script-

"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable."

Why do most/ all religious scripts make parents rather than the purity of children analogous to god?

We've been conditioned with - "obey parents/ don't hurt parents/ respect parents/ paradise lies under the feet of your mother/ father's plea
Assured is god's pleasure and father's displeasure is god's displeasure/ parents are like gods, etc"

WHY aren't these scripts ALSO describing how the child's innocence and purity is godly/ divine/ Glorious/ Heavenly/ etc?

This imbalance creates confusion in many children, regardless their physical ages since they are expected to show traits which they sometimes don't understand via not experiencing via receiving. 

Let’s consider respect. Often times, children's opinions are dismissed as insignificant whilst generally their parents' opinions are considered as right without freedom to be questioned. 

When children eventually evolve out of their status quo nests, many of us realize MANY other options DO exist, apart from the lists of right and wrong we were programmed to believe and some of what we were conditioned may not work for our growth and evolution any more.

How much is our species missing out without respecting children and the youth?

More often, I feel divinity in the pure innocence of children's eyes rather than in dogmatic pseudo-religious adults who view our Humanity with judgmental dualistic divisions. 

The worst thing is that they are often punished for being true, authentic, virtuous while the parents VICES are rewarded, often justified by religious beliefs! 

Main reason being the institutes of religions were never designed by young children ^__* That's the way programming works. Religion (I really hate that word) is not really about god and the divine spark of life. It's about conditioning civilization...

In religion age is respected, not merit - hence change and modernity is kept at bay by indoctrination.
When religions in general disregard women, of course they are also going to disregard their children. It is just logical, albeit sick.

Of course we will see divinity in the eyes of the innocence children more than in the eyes of the fearful adults. Unless we are blind to our ignorance, if we cannot see god in all, we will not see god at all.

Even if one removes religion, children are not allowed to be who they are. They just need to enjoy their innocence and splendour of being themselves self. 

Why oh why does this happen???

All religions have failed to unite like the way children of all races when they are at a preschool.

Until their corrupted parents ingrain their identity in the form of religion.

Religion by default is a cult practice and so should be banned from child grooming.

Let the children first learn one thing they know to express innocent love to each other and then as he or she grows up and seeks answers which they can find maybe in religious texts get exposed to one, we need creative minds and not draconian hate ideologies to continuously get better.

Challenge the boundaries of creative daring out of the box thinking!!!!!
Religion is a braking system. Get rid of those lies which bring you peace at the cost of being stupid.

From a simplistic viewpoint most people (parents, teachers, prophets included) do not have an inkling of the Eternal and the Infinite and the Unfathomable Reality and are able to see everything from a space limited, time limited and human, self preservation and human attribute laden viewpoint and thus this path of behavioural pattern, I guess.

ps/smoh

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fourteen year old Malala gets shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out for female rights for a basic education. 

What do the religious leaders and those who defend fundamentalism have to say about this? Probably that she used the wrong tone during her request or some other nonsensical excuses.

This girl could have been our mother,our sister,our daughter,heck she could even have been YOU or I, if we were born into those uncivilized primitive circumstances.

It's time to speak against female oppression! Let go of all boundaries and Unite as ONE to help protect women and children from such mutilation in the hands of unbalanced cruel men and systems which serves no purpose for Humanity's progression!









Easy guys, we're about to get serious (very briefly).

This is Malala Yousufzai. She's fourteen years old, and lives in Pakistan. Today, she was shot in the head for speaking out against the fact that under the Pakistani Taliban, women are
Not educated.

She was shot in the head for saying she should be able to go to school.

According to various news sources, the bullet did not enter her brain and she is stable.

It's very nice for us to sit here, and talk about how much us fucking love science. 
Almost every one of us had the opportunity to go to school, and to learn (even if some of us didn't appreciate that opportunity at the time). 
Yet on the other side of the world, children are dying for the right to go to school.

I don't mean to preach, and I'm sorry if I'm bumming you all out. I just thought this should note by us: value your education. 
Value that you've had the opportunity to fucking love science. 
Some never get that chance, and some would die for that chance.

Malala Yousufzai, speaking in 2009 aged eleven: "I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one."

For more information on how she is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19893309


She's still alive! The bullet didn't penetrate her brain and she is stable after surgery now. L
If is in the hands of God & not any bullet, hope she recovers & fight back.


She may have to suffer more than death after surviving the bullet. Life can sometimes be worse than death (something nobody alive has experienced) for those living in hell on Earth like her situation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19893309

They are hypnotized. How else can't adults feel any sympathy and love for a fourteen year old child?

Those who engage in such barbaric acts are like zombies. I know a few retarded adults who would choose the death penalty for their own children over the DISHONOR if their children disobeyed some primitive theoretical rules written so many centuries ago. Sad and a disgrace for our Humanity.

THIS IS THE REASON I VOTE...

I VOTE because I CAN.

I VOTE for the entire woman across the globe that does not have a voice; have rights. I may not like either political party, but as a woman I have a RIGHT to vote in this Country. Most times, I end up voting against someone rather than for them, but regardless,
I VOTE. VOTE because YOU has the PRIVILEGE to do so...
VOTE because our service men and women, past and present that gave their lives to protect our CIVIL LIBERTIES. Regardless of your reason WHY...
ALL WOMEN MUST VOTE.

WHERE are all the loud angry cartoon-protestors NOW? Isn't THIS more a worthy cause to create havoc on the streets demanding the Taliban be taken down rather than scream their throats into a cancer over a useless movie?

A 14 year old girl was SHOT IN THE HEAD for asking permission for a basic education and Muslim men do nothing about this! Instead they go camping to protest against cartoons about the prophet. 

If the prophet was alive today he would be so ashamed of the cowardice to raise our voices where it's DUE! 

I feel sorry for all the unborn girls in those circumstances!!!!





Thursday, October 18, 2012

Be a leader who attracts quality people, become a person of quality yourself is the key.


Get out of your way and move things into your life that you want change your energy and open your heart. 

Think it, Say it to yourself, then say it out loud and feel it. Each activity has its own frequency. 

The energy then draws into the essence of the frequency being put out.

The best way to ensure that you tune into your vibes with a degree of accuracy is to express them out loud, and notice how you feel in the heart space when you do.

If you are accurately tuning in, you will feel it resonate from the centre of your heart throughout your entire being.

If it doesn't resonate, keep expressing your inner feelings until your words do resonate with your heart. Then you will KNOW you are tuning in accurately.

The key is to speak your heart out loud. You won’t succeed if you keep your inner voice silenced, time to let the heart speak up. 

ps/smoh


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Be bless.....


Today bless your spirit and acknowledge all of your beautiful qualities.

Don’t allow your ego, or anyone else's makes you doubt your innate goodness, holiness, love-liness and lovability.

You cannot improve upon the spirit within as it is the holy light of God in you. You can only improve upon your awareness of your gorgeous and divine spirit.

Sadly there are those who have temporarily lost connection with their light and want to drag you into the darkness of mind with them.

Forgive them but step away.

Stand firmly in your own inner light, no matter how challenging this may feel with some, and know in doing so you might even eventually assist in helping those who feel dark to reconnect to their own light again.

We are all made of light and so do not be afraid of shining yours in the dark.

Your inner light is the same light that we all share. The more you shine out, the more you invite others to join you.

All my love dear shining stars. Be bright!

ps/smoh

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How to be yourself..


It’s a good idea to be yourself, not only because everybody else is taken, but because trying to be anything else doesn’t usually get you very far.
But how do you do it?
First, you have to understand what you have unlearned about yourself. This process can be disheartening, as you remember past decisions where you had the chance to be yourself but instead chose to be something different.
Since trying to be anyone other than yourself is usually ineffective, why not begin by deciding to do only what is true to your own inner compass? If you did it for just one day, what would that day look like?
There are a few schools of thought that say you are incapable of making good decisions on your own; that you are inherently evil and must continuously struggle against your true nature. You are destined to lose without some kind of intervention.
But what if your true nature were good? Sure, you’ve screwed up with the best of them, but that doesn’t mean you are destined to make bad decisions. Aren’t you capable of being true to what you believe in? Aren’t you capable of being a good self?
We all know at least one bitter, negative person. My theory is that most bitter people are not being true to themselves. My guess is that somewhere along the way, they took a wrong turn they’ve always regretted, and they take out their disappointment on others. You know how there’s always ONE GUY who tells you you’re stupid for not knowing how to do something? To be yourself, you have to be able to ignore that guy.
The last thing you want is to be bitter, but the second-last thing you want is regret. To avoid regret, you have to make active decisions. I think moving forward is better than remaining stationary. And I also think you have to show people you care about them—merely thinking nice things doesn’t help anyone.
Being yourself is risky. Something could go wrong, and then whose fault would it be? (This is another reason why it can be easier to let other people make your decisions—then you can blame them when it doesn’t work out.)
But in the long-run, you know you’re capable of being a good self. You know you’re capable of taking the risk. Even if some people don’t understand, you can find a way to pursue the life and work you’ve always wanted.
And you can be yourself, whoever you are, today.

When you travel, you find yourself alone...


Wherever you are, here’s something from John O’Donohue that I especially liked.
***
Every time you leave home,
Another road takes you
Into a world you were never in.
New strangers on other paths await.
New places that have never seen you
Will startle a little at your entry.
Old places that know you well
Will pretend nothing
Changed since your last visit.
When you travel, you find yourself
Alone in a different way,
More attentive now
To the self you bring along,
Your more subtle eye watching
You abroad; and how what meets you
Touches that part of the heart
That lies low at home:
How you unexpectedly attune
To the timbre in some voice,
Opening in conversation
You want to take in
To where your longing
Has pressed hard enough
Inward, on some unsaid dark,
To create a crystal of insight
You could not have known
You needed
To illuminate
Your way.
When you travel,
A new silence
Goes with you,
And if you listen,
You will hear
What your heart would
Love to say.
A journey can become a sacred thing:
Make sure, before you go,
To take the time
To bless your going forth,
To free your heart of ballast
So that the compass of your soul
Might direct you toward
The territories of spirit
Where you will discover
More of your hidden life,
And the urgencies
That deserve to claim you.
May you travel in an awakened way,
Gathered wisely into your inner ground;
That you may not waste the invitations
Which wait along the way to transform you.
May you travel safely, arrive refreshed,
And live your time away to its fullest;
Return home more enriched, and free
To balance the gift of days which call you.
-John O’Donohue

Monday, October 15, 2012

Should or should NOT...

Everything is happening as it should, whether you understand why it is happening or not.

What is important is that we have faith in ourselves, and that we know that we wouldn't be wasting our time for nothing.

There is always a purpose behind what I am teaching them. Their job is to be open to learning the lesson.
If they trust in me as their teacher, have faith that I am teaching this specific lesson for a reason, and that ultimately that reason will be good for them and will improve their lives in some way, they will soon understand the reasons behind my lesson.

The Universe works in the same way. There are specific lessons that the Universe wants you to learn, and if you don't learn them during the first lesson, the lesson will be presented to you in a different way - over and over until you get it.
Pay attention and learn your lesson the first time.
Have faith that everything is as it is for a reason, even when you can't understand that reason yet.

Do believe that there are no accidents in life.
Everything happens for a reason...
Every person we meet will have a role in our lives be it small or big...
Some will hurt and make us cry to become stronger...
Some will simply inspire and love us to make us happy, whole and complete...
And some will teach us lessons not to change us but for us to realize our mistakes and to help us grow and make us a better person we can be.

Rules for Being Human:

1. You will receive a body. You will like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period you're around.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full time informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work".

4. A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6."There" is no better than "here". When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will, again, look better than "here".

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours

9. Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
-  DJN Ji Han Jae's Sin Moo Hapkido


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Is there a bulldozer on your horizon?


The need for change bulldozed a road down the centre of my mind.

Why is it so hard to break free of a life that’s good enough to pursue the life we truly long for?

We like to think these things are complicated, but the root cause is pretty simple: change is hard, so we tend to put it off until it becomes urgent.

When the time comes to change, it becomes an overpowering presence; something that must be resolved one way or another.

When the time comes where you’re willing to make a big break, you may find yourself facing down fear and trying to see through to the other side.

Just remember: once you start going down the road of change, you don’t always know where you’re going to end up.

This very reason is why many people remaining stuck in discontent but unable to find their way out.

Will it be easy?

Probably not, at least not if it’s worth doing.

Will everything be OK?

Maybe, maybe not. That’s why it’s scary.

Many people will not be able to leave behind what is comfortable in pursuit of what is compelling. 

Others, will find a way “come hell or high water” to follow the path of no return.

ps/smoh

Saturday, October 13, 2012

*How to prepare ourselves for a peaceful physical death.*


There are 6 basic principles -

(1) Moderation in Work - Reminding ourselves it's temporary as our physical stay on Earth. Becoming workaholics will deprive us from other aspects of Life.

(2) Moderation in Speech - Speaking only when necessary and letting go mundane gossiping and unnecessary small talk. The more mature we get, the more Silence we should embrace.

(3) Reducing our attachment with other being - family and friends. It's OK to socialize but not excessively to the extend we get too attached to each other, which only makes us shun the reality of our physical impermanence.

(4) Moderation in sleep - not making it a habit to sleep more than required leading to lethargy and wasting precious time.

(5) Moderation in sensual pleasures - Too much leads to intoxication leading to a lack of balance.

(6) Being mindful - Be in the present moment, in the Here and Now. Not getting attached to over-assertiveness or over-elation.

Remembering physical death is as natural as birth enables us to live as peaceful Beings, remembering all our actions will all have Karmic consequences.

Death is a reality nobody alive has experienced. Hence, regardless what has been said/ written about it, death is a mystery to the living. Since it's not experienced, it is often feared. The only way to get over this fear is by contemplating it often enough....

Reminding ourselves we may physically die tomorrow, isn't living in the Now.

Reminding ourselves in the morning that we may die in the afternoon isn't living in the Now.

Being conscious that we may die between the time of this inhalation, before our next exhalation is the deep awareness of the NATURE of death as much as Life.


Friday, October 12, 2012

If it IS possible to have a paradigm which is 100% unconditional without any boundaries

Unfortunately much conditioning done during the early childhood years are deeply engraved in the majority, to the extend it is a brainwashing.

But for this conditioning, one wouldn't know the difference; without difference there wouldn't be any relation and thus nothing, conceptually, would exist

It's what you make of it; that's the difference between one seeking understanding and one seeking perfection & flawlessness, one accepting difference & different dualities, and one rejecting & seeking to eliminate or accommodate what's different.

I WISH it were that simple; you and I both know how many children get brainwashed into believing extreme dualism via religions for example.

This wasn't/ isn't their choice to begin with, rather it was their geography's traditions and culture. In a few exceptional cases, yes the few bold mavericks would swim their way out of those herds' close-minded mentalities.

What about the fear-based rest?

Don't they go on to become adults representing those duality-based cults?

This is not inclusive to any single religious sect, etc. Rather encompasses ALL forms of duality-based divisions of Humanity. Contemplate.

Well...what would the mavericks be if everyone else swam their direction but another part of the herd? :)

Isn't the understanding of balance lies not in reaching it but the journey towards it?

Do the journey start internally first as a decision?

Should one find one's self in a herd that is balanced...how shall one understand balance, how would one notice it & decide to discover it?

I believe in that case one would be even more imbalanced; rejecting the resentful, stasis, and the ultimate imbalance

ps/smoh


Journey beyond the ordinary

Life is way too short to merely walk through it on auto-pilot, half away, just going through the motions.

Live life to the fullest!

Don't spend your hours on your deathbed regretting all the things that you didn't do.

Instead, you want to spend your last days remembering all the great experiences you had. Live with no regrets, at least no regrets about not living life every minute of every day.

You're not alive if you aren't living!

Don't be afraid to be different and unique. Have the courage to be you.

There is nobody on this planet exactly like you; be who you are meant to be.

Trying to be someone you aren't is draining, physically, mentally and spiritually. It is like being on stage and carefully living according to someone's script.
You don't need a script. You don't need to be like anyone else.

Simply be yourself. Be you.

We aren't truly living if we live to please others, to help them, to appear interesting or insightful to them, what have you.
When one is true to one's self, simply living from one's core, off the script, life doesn't drain one of power and vitality, rather physical, mental, and spiritual life is enhanced.

This sounds like the easiest thing in the world to do, but it is so easy to slip into doing the things which you list. We have to be ever mindful when it comes to this.

The concrete jungle of your insecurity has nothing compared with the natural beauty of your authentic self.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of superficialities and to the of mountains self-worth you must nestle. – Dodinsky

ps/smoh

Thursday, October 11, 2012

If you do not believe, you cannot achieve!






If you’re trying to figure out how you’ll leave your imprint on the world, start by thinking about what bothers you.
What do you not like about the world?
What is irritating?
What is unfair?
It’s easier to work on change in small doses.
How can we take one tiny step towards something new?

Be aware: if something bothers you, you’re probably not the only one. Mobilizing people to improve things is powerful, but I’ve also been thinking over and over about the theme of empowerment.
As I consider it, empowerment is helping people to consider new possibilities and take courageous actions.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams

By the way, if you don’t like thinking about what bothers you, you can also think about what excites you. Then you think about what you can change so that other people can get excited too.
What are you excited about?
How can you create some kind of change around that?

Get Excited and Change Things – a simple, powerful mantra. And I don’t think it needs to get much more complicated than that. Passion and excitement get you started and keep you going – most everything else can be figured out along the way. Paralysis happens when people forget that and imagine themselves powerless or overwhelmed.
“Because I want to” is a damn good reason to change the world.

Inspiring others to be better people seems like the ultimate legacy to leave behind. So many times the people are out there, they’re just waiting for someone to take charge and lead the way. 
My goal, be that person.
Change is so under-rated a remedy, and so overly scary for a lot of folks…


Let's demand a new level of enthusiasm in our lives. Let's choose to engage the world, the moment, and the people around us with a bolder, buoyant energy. Let's light the world.

ps/smoh

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Be prepared...

The time to have the map is before you enter the woods.

You may be surprised what you find when you don't though.

Those who are jaded often belittle our best efforts. To them, say: Do not let the darker days of the past blur the brightness of tomorrow.

Don't work hard so that you can live life; work hard TO live life.

Everything you have ever experienced in your life has served a purpose: it has brought you here, to this exact point. 

Your struggles and your survival and your tragedies and your triumphs brought you here, to this night, and to this moment.

This is such a great philosophy to roll out through life by viewing every event as a learning experience. 

When I was going through some of the worst stuff of my life, I remember thinking to myself "why is this happening to me?!?" 
and then I learned to shift my focus into "what is the lesson here?" 
and then move forward.

Too many people spin on an endless not-so-merry-go-round of doubt and delay. Get off that directionless, sickening ride. 
TAKE ACTION TODAY.


Fear for most people is really worried. For most people, it's really worry disguised with drama.

Your free will ends where your fears begin.

Fear is simply an emotion that can and should be confronted. Once a person realizes that and just breaks thru it they will be set free of it

Nothing stands between Man and his highest ideals & every desire of his heart, but FEAR & WORRY.

When Man can “Wish without worry" every desire will be instantly full-filled.

Do not gauge your day, or life, on other people's agendas. To hit your highest levels of performance and potential in all you do, you must take back control of your life.

ps/smoh

Let’s just simplify it, Just Love, Love, Love in the end it's all the same thing.


Why not live so fully and presently in every moment that you always feel alive and energized by the gift of life? 

Why not live through your heart and love with such intensity and frequency that the movie you see at the end of your life is a stirring love epic? 

Why not care for others and seek to make a difference in others' lives as part of your everyday schedule and routine that is so ingrained in who you are that you know you mattered?

Service to others is the noblest calling one can undertake. 

It doesn't have to be a profession, small acts of kindness, not visible to the many, matter as much as large visible ones.

Power comes from the HEART.

Love is the greatest tool.

ps/smoh


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

But WHY????




(To whom it may concern)


Shades of what James Caan says his dad always taught him - "Observe the masses and do the opposite".

If everybody likes what you're doing, you must be giving out money.

Made me think of Mr. Mom with Michael Keaton, he drops off the kids at school for the first time and one mom says "you're doing it wrong"

The Absolute statements on this blog seem very captivating at first, then step back and think about it people. You'll see the hollowness, trust me.

If you’re volunteering for the external validation then clearly you need to unlike this page. This page is for people that could care less what the masses, the conformists; the sheep do to make them feel good about themselves back in the self limiting confines of the flock.

It's an absolute statement so of course if EVERYONE likes what you're doing then you're probably pretty boring. 
BUT you certainly WANT a group of people that like what you're doing. 

How do you think Chris and every other blogger/editor/writer/site owner make a living? 

More importantly you NEED a group of supporters whether they agree with your choices or not, a true community that loves you as their own family. This community is not for money, it's for what's truly important in life -- people, community, and love. :)

I think it’s less about being boring why everyone likes you and more about validating their existences. People like you because you fit their 'box'

I remember listening to B Dylan and whooping it up with forays to the nun's kitchen in the dark of night! Let's get off the blog and collaborate on our own with a shared perspective of that time in our lives??? What say?

Healthy humans are by nature, social animals. We all seek external validation within our social groups for whatever reasons.

Be it to share and reinforce our views within a community or to ask for a second opinion on what we already believe to be true/untrue, if you disagree.

Then I say you need to reconsider your lifestyle choices. There is a fine line between self confidence and intimidating arrogance - There is nothing wrong with criticism as such.

What counts are how criticism is delivered .You might like to consider delivering your critical views to people you care about with some kindness?
Perhaps you don't care about other people?

I don't know.

But if you don't care about other people, then you need to do everyone a favour and seek professional help or change your name to Charles Manson and become a cave dwelling hermit.

Initially society does not respect people who go against the grain.

These people who do go against the grain as it is their life purpose or calling normally make impacts far and wide....like Nelson Mandela and Ghandi and others.

It is first frowned upon and criticized for decades before accepted.

It takes courage to be a non-conformist but if we want to be respected we also need to respect that society will think we are wrong.

It takes great personal sacrifices and courage to stand against the crowd.

So I can be proud of me.

ps/smoh