One-liner Inspires: Deeper Meanings

“A great person once asked the question, is the shallow end deep?’, but at the time I was too shallow to understand the depth of it.”

~Loopholes on Life, 09.05.2012

One-liner Inspires: wrongs & rights

“2 wrongs do not make a right, but 3 lefts do.”
~Loopholes on Life, 09.04.2012

One-liner Inspires: Between a Rock & a Hard Place

“Many great people find themselves between a rock & a hard place; which is why many great castles can be found there too.”

~Loopholes on Life, 09.03.2012

“Increase Memory & Brain Power” Loophole

Do we REALLY Only use 10-20% of our Brain?

While there is A LOT of truth to the fact we under-utilize our brain power – I believe this oft talked about ‘concept’ leads most of us to a misguided and/or short-cited conclusion.

Continue reading to understand the following:
1. “Understand the Ego & put it on Pause”
2. “What do we really know about what we don’t know?”
3. “Tips & Tricks to Increase Your Mental Aptitude”
4. “One Tool to Change Everything”

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“Life on the Line” Loophole

The “What is the Meaning of Life?” Loophole

This loophole is not about answering that question – it is about ‘reminding’ myself an others that there are many tools & vehicles that can help facilitate “understanding”.  One of few tools we use effectively is language — but there is a higher level of learning, and even more effective too, that predated modern language, and that concept is the foundation for what language was built upon.

The usage of “architypes” has been underutilized for several millennium.  We’ve all heard the phrase “A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS”. In fact, written language undermines that very important truth.   It is more than a “picture of people” (smiles, body language, environment, distance, time, location). There are paintings and pieces of art that seemingly ‘never out date themselves’, that inspire, and mean things to us at a level deeper than we instinctively reflect upon.

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One-liner Inspires: Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is technically defined as belief in oneself, but is actually defined by the insecurities of others

~Loopholes on Life, 09.02.2012

“Secret to Success” Loophole

What is the Secret to Success?

Easy one! The secret to success is as simple as…

…understanding that “the secret” is that you SHOULD NOT be seeking this answer through a google search – or through the book – OR through this blog.  The answer you will find in any one of those places is at best, subjective – and at worst, constraining, misinformed and outright manipulative! 

I realize, and embrace, the ‘hypocrisy’ of providing an answer to a question via a vehicle (this blog) that I said should not be the source —- the point is, the best I can do is remind myself, and everyone, that “Success” is a very ambiguous term which is defined by sheer subjectivity.

All I can share is what I consider the “PATH”… which will be as pure/objective as I can keep it!

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One-liner Inspires: Improving your Memory

Memory performance is measured by the ratio of ‘what one has remembered’ over ‘what one has not’….

….therefore, it can be improved in two ways; the lesser known approach being to simply forget what you’ve forgotten.”

~Loopholes on Life

One-liner Inspires: Everything is Connected

“Since the moment of creation, all things have been connected.”

~Loopholes on Life, 08.30.12

“What is That?” – Moment of Creation

How would you describe life from beginning to end?  

Tying the left-brained scientific concepts to right-brained creative writing together isn’t always easy – but below is my attempt!  My 1-year old son always asks “What’s That?” and below is my specific response to a very general question! 

THiNK about it…. there’s something for most readers here. 😉

“What is That?” …The moment of creation….

in the beginning… was a moment of light;
the motion of it created the notion of time.
which co-created space, time needed to fly;
its why every hello has to end with goodbye.
-+-+-   -+-  -+ – – i – – +-  -+-   -+-+-
light created dark, the two points made a line;
and that created sides, comprised of day & night,
yin & yang, up & down; right & left, wrong & right
good & bad, way back when it was still black & white
-+-+-   -+-  -+ – – i – – +-  -+-   -+-+-
as opposites attracted, the attraction took flight,
but since they were polar, the connection made fight;
causing some friction; effectively spite
but also a force that magnetically unites
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as the particles got cold, they grouped together tight;
once they all had slowed, we saw mass at first sight.
now see a new perspective in each blink of an eye;
its mind over matter cuz matter’s a matter of mind!
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matter of fact…. if we stop to think twice;
it’s statistically proven that it’s better to be nice!
that light survived ‘n it shines even more bright;
for that moment gave birth to more moments of life!
-+-+-   -+-  -+ – – i – – +-  -+-   -+-+-
son…from that moment on, creation went viral
we needed to be down to conceive an upward spiral!
take two points on any line, subdivided it a while;
as the infinite children each have another child.
-+-+-   -+-  -+ – – i – – +-  -+-   -+-+-
things come in full circle, its the lesson in life
and a smile can outrival the full expression of pi
so see the light, embrace the love, live beyond time
then find Eve in the atom and Adam in the sky
-+-+-   -+-  -+ – – i – – +-  -+-   -+-+-
as pieces of the whole, we’re all connected but we’re free;
what makes us all the same, makes us equally unique.
so please be yourself, son… it’s a real easy feat;
by just doing your part, you’re making us complete!

One-liner Inspires: 8/28

“Whoever said it’s never too late to learn… didn’t teach me in time.”

~Loopholes on Life

One-liner Inspires: 8/27, Understanding Eternity

“To understand eternity; begin with infinity, & count  backwards from it.”

-Loopholes on Life

One-liner Inspires: 8/25 – Relativity

“The only difference between the telescope & microscope is relativity.”

– Loopholes on Life

One-Liner Inspires: 8/25, Science & Religion

“Religion is the Science of things not yet understood”

-unknown

How do I overcome jealousy?

Jealousy?  JEALOUSY?!?!  when I typed in “How do I overcome…” the first one was jealousy??  Most jealousy stems from our need to protect our egos; and most egos do not want to admit wrong, and thus, most truly jealous people would not be searching the term “how do I overcome jealousy”.

How do I overcome jealousy?

If someone is typing that question in Google, congratulations, the inaccurate diagnoses of your condition also appears to be the cure!!

Complicated question: “how do I overcome jealousy?”

Simple answer: Continue reading “How do I overcome jealousy?”

One-liner Inspires: 8/24, Constructive Thoughts

“Constructive thoughts can build one up,

but not as quick as destructive ones breaks them down.”

ANY QUESTIONS?!

I will continue to make this blog more user-friendly for those that want to participate/contribute to the conversation. 

In the meantime – reply with a comment to ANY QUESTION you have that you feel is real difficult to answer.  And if so inclined, tell me your preferred subject matter, so I can tailor the answer to you. 

Science, spiritual, history, math, logic, sociology, the universe & the atom.  It’s all the same at some juncture — tell me what you’d like to know, and we can collectively work toward the answer! 🙂

One-liner Inspires, 08.23.2012

Start within, or end without.

“Start within, or end without.”

– Loopholes on Life

Help Wanted: Smile at a Stranger

Help wanted!!

Tomorrow, my small contribution to a better world will be to:

SMILE at a stranger, and be soooo bold as to provide a genuine “hello!” as I walk by.

 

Sounds easy enough. That means that we probably don’t put enough importance into it’s impact. It’s probably a matter of prioritization versus challenge, because it’s easy enough I would have expected more strangers to smile at me today — yet, they probably would say the same to me, so one of us has to just “break the chain” and do it.

What’s the worst that can happen?  They ignore my hello and receive my smile with a scowl?  Any pain I feel from that is more on me and the unnecessary expectations I assign to the exchange.  Maybe that same person will be, even ever-so slightly, more inclined to smile back next time, or the ‘time’ after that.

Your help is much wanted, and your smile is much appreciated!!! 🙂

Re: to Charles; “Knowing Truth & Discernment”

Hello world,

I’d like to thank Charles for the first contribution, comment and commitment to “loopholes on life”!  While I only began this blog 3 days ago ‘physically’ (Sunday night, 8/19), I’ve been building toward it for the last two and a half years, when I had my first “click” (I’ll explain what exactly I mean by that at some point, for now, think of ‘clicks’ as meaningful milestones for the journey of truth-seekers & ‘game’-changers… or… perhaps more simply put, think of them as true blue epiphanies).

For today’s blog post I’d like to expound on some sage points he alluded to in his post:

I stumbled across this blog. I have been asking a lot of questions lately and looking for answers in places which they would make sense to be found. However, I have found only lies and deceptions that laid the ground work for building societies of followers and none of free thinkers.

A great man once said, “There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world.” I feel you are liberator of those truths.

I look forward to reading and sharing thoughts on your blog, and to helping make the world a better and more informed place.

Best,
Charles

I smell what you’re stepping in, Charles, and it smells like roses.  Continue reading “Re: to Charles; “Knowing Truth & Discernment””

Why are we here?

Trendy Question: “WHY ARE WE HERE?”

Having typed “Why are we…” in google, the first suggested search query was “Why are we here?”.

Questions we are all asking about Life, Health & Happiness.

Great question, one I should have anticipated, since it is the question that drives existence and gives meaning to ALL OTHER QUESTIONS!

With Complicated Questions, We Expect Complicated Answers

Many of us have heard it before, but few take advantage of the concept enough:  the most complicated questions often have the SIMPLEST ANSWERS.

At risk of sounding like a ‘cop out’, the answer is quite simple:

Q: “Why are we here?”

A: To pursue the answer to THAT very question.

To be a BIT Less Concise:

As human beings, we often consciously (or subconsciously) “need” specificity in our day to day.  Many of us approach life like a series of tasks – interwoven with a few great moments of down-time (vacations, hobbies, etc.).  This question has existed, and will continue to exist, for all ‘active participants’ of life’s journey — the ultimate answer will be like an infinite jolt of ‘aha moments’.  The jolt will not be due to the answer itself, it will be due to the awareness each individual has in one instance – as they understand the very reason they could not arrive at the answer during their journey.

The most important thing an individual can do is to “overcome the need to ask the question”.  Our awareness to greater truths is most clear when we calm our minds.  As we pursue the answer to this question —- we find that there are many roads to take up one mountain top, many separate lanes converging on the same highway.

Throughout history we have put great importance in those we feel “get it”, from prophets, to scientists, to explorers, to artists. Everyone “gets it” to varying degrees, many even “get it” more than they know.  In fact, as an individual progresses in their understanding of “how it is all connected” – all subject matters begin to converge.  I could go on another huge tangent here, but I’ll save it for another post.

Remember, however, using those types of ‘aware’ individuals throughout time as an example – it seems none of them could convey their comprehension of the answer in such a way that EVERYONE grasps.  Those spiritual, scientific, and creative leaders all expressed the answer the best they could – and it’s ALWAYS a balance of “breadth and depth”.   For example, most religions are founded based on TIMELESS messages which a broad audience could grasp.  Jesus often used parables/metaphor/etc. — having cast a very wide net, breadth; while tailoring his message to his apostles (and thus, “speaking their language”), depth… In the end – the best we can do is accrue information that speaks to our soul throughout our journey, to understand how it is WE learn.   Remember that understanding takes two things, the voice AND the ear. We are diverging from our quest for the answer if we focus too much on “looking for the voice” versus “understanding our ears”.  Once you, timeless truth, “Know Thyself”, you are in a better position to learn about how “Thyself” fits into the greater whole.

The ONLY way I can fathom to help an individual understand the answer to this question is by suggesting the process to learning what you need to learn to understand.

There is a very high probability that by the time “seekers” out there grasp the answer, they will simply no longer care!  Conceptualize, as always, “a world without time” – think about how you would understand this concept in a world without time — and REVISIT this question as you learn other truths about yourself as a microcosm and the greater whole as a macrocosm. At some juncture, the best way to obtain the answer to this question is by being aware of it BUT being at peace with it.  Allow all knowledge, experience, faith, etc. to culminate, build, change and grow together — ask yourself the question with a smile, and in the interim, do not chase down answers, quiet your mind and absorb them.

I’ll summarize my interpretation of the best means to find the answer with the last line in a song I wrote about a year ago:

“So quit asking questions; you’ll find the answers listening;

and be content with being stumped, kind of like the ‘Giving Tree'”

~Loopholes on Life

The Giving Tree was content with being stumped, are you?