How is THE economy really made? Watch the video. READ the lyrics.
Truth seekers & conspiracy “theorists” should appreciate the synopsis of how the global economy really works (the video alone connects some dots which are not explicitly called out, :cough: thethreecitystates :cough:).
Musicians & poets should appreciate the fact that this entire song was written with the SAME tri-syllabic rhyme….the….whole…time!
EVERYONE should appreciate THE TRUTH, which as always, is inside.
What is the secret to creating & maintaining a positive, long-lasting, relationship?
All of us long for “connection”. It is our relationships, THE connectivity, which gives meaning to our experiences and validates our existence. Some of us even strive to connect based on a perceived lack of connection!
Whether you are looking to “find love”, whether you are interested in cultivating a positive relationship at work, whether you hope to develop a more meaningful relationship with a family member or friend — the answer is ALL the same, and can be found in “Universe You”. Continue reading “Universe You: Positive Relationships (Part 2a)”
This short video just may change the way you view life, forever. If all you have time for today is 20 seconds to dedicate to understanding the loopholes on life – give it to this video. After 20 seconds, I am certain you will find a way to free up an additional 3 minutes to finish it.
Do you believe in Science? Do you have faith in faith? If we are honest with ourselves, most seek their alignment (even unknowingly). Science & Faith are not so different, friends. In fact, the two “disciplines” dedicate themselves to understanding the exact same book. The only difference is the order in which they pursue their understanding of the storyline in this ‘book of life’.
“Universe You”: Intro to Connecting the Dots (Part 1)
To make the most out of a life, one needs to be able to change it. To change a life, one needs to understand what it is made of. To understand what it is made of, one only needs to understand the highest- and lowest-level components which life as we know it is made of, existence & experience, the UNIVERSE & YOU!
The “Universe You” Series will provide overarching concepts and universal truths to help an individual understand existence and maximize their experiences within it. A new part of the series will be posted every Friday morning for the next several weeks.
This is the first piece of a multi-faceted puzzle, and by no coincidence, the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts.
At this point the majority of us have ‘heard’ about the notion of 2012. No concepts win the populous over better than when those concepts are grounded in some degree of science, personal faith, and ancient allusion.
The idea could stem from the ancient Mayan ‘time keeping’ system which appears to end (and/or start over) in 2012; or they may be grounded in the prophecies from any one religion which almost uncannily seem to converge once we strip away our ‘man-made’ differences.
Independent of where the notion of the world ‘ending’ or ‘changing’ stems from – those notions are just seeds which do not grow until we allow them to root in ourselves.
No matter where the ‘events of today’ are leading – YOU ARE IN CONTROL (and thus, WE are in control). It’s time for us as individuals, and as a globalized society, to change how we internalize these notions — and if nothing else, 2012 should mark the time we become FEARLESS! Continue reading “Fearlessness”
Who are you? What do you want out of life? Why….and what’s stopping you?
From the day we are born, we open our eyes to a world which tells us what to see. What we see, overtime, tells us who we are. Understanding how the ‘system’ works is the first step to rising above it, changing, and accomplishing anything.
The world has a preconceived notion of what is “normal”, what is “remarkable”, what one is capable of and what one is not. However, YOUR possibilities are only as limited as the world’s ability is to convince you of their limits — because eventually, we start convincing ourselves of the same.
The Pursuit of Happiness is both the answer and the challenge to those of us seeking it.
Pursuit implies an end. Yet, our “pursuit” does not end in this chapter of our journey until we close both the book and our eyes for the last time. However, there is a VERY simple solution to this VERY real dilemma, friends.
No grass is asgreen as the envy on the individual looking over the fence.
In general, I highlighted the unfortunate order mix-up at Starbucks where I had ordered my usual White Chocolate Mocha, got a Mocha (which couldn’t taste MORE different), but due to the tension in the environment, the fact there appeared to be a new employee who was struggling to get into the swing of things, and the long line/wait I was already apart of — I opted to just move on and be thankful for a hot beverage.
It may seem a bit prima donna, but it truly is all about the little things!
Karma Out – Coming “Full Circle”:
Less than 24 hours later, I placed my morning coffee drink at the same Starbucks. They recognized me and said “you waited a long time yesterday, this drink is on us!”
Patience and kindness IS rewarded, friends. We tend to miss the opportunities all too often because of the latency involved. Be good because it makes sense to be good, but also know that things DO indeed come full-circle.
I am now enjoying, and am thankful for, another warm beverage this morning…
But this time it was my favorite kind, it was free, and it tastes like magic.
Anyone familiar with the delicious sweetness of a Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha and it’s sharp contrast with the chalky flavor of their traditional Mocha can understand the disappointment of my first sip this morning (after an extraordinarily long wait in the line no less).
It was clear that the individual on hook for crafting my drink was new and was also having a rough go of it today. The order right before me had been messed up as well (part of the longer-than-normal wait). I by no means encourage people to “always be complaisant”, your order is your order, and at some juncture it is important to provide feedback to ensure an individual can acknowledge a misstep, work on their accountability, and grow as an employee and person themselves…. HOWEVER, we all make mistakes, and sometimes when we’re bombarded with a series of them we are emotional wrecks which are unlikely to perform any better by ‘new knowledge of a misstep’…. sooo, if you can find the right opportunity this week:
Help Wanted! Take one for the team, and take it to the grave. Let a misstep slide, no matter how small or big – bear the cross for yourself, just this once. Sometimes the smallest ‘non-escalations’ can have the biggest impacts.
I really do not like mocha’s, I’d rather have a hot chocolate at this point. Yet I am using this example, of something so small and sooo insignificant, to be a more patient person myself. I may not like the taste of a mocha, but I am blessed to have a warm drink on this beautiful Sunday morning – and in another situation, that could be more than a person could ever ask or hope for.
Since the day we were born – we’ve had the answers to, and the loopholes on, life readily available for us.
They have been bestowed upon us through EVERY generation, and their words tend to transcend both space & time.
The message has always been clear. The message has been delicately carved into cave walls, thoroughly crystalized through parable & poem, and carefully captured through lyricism & music. Not to mention the diligent documentation of the Bible (#1 best-seller, one hundred and four thousand weeks strong, take that New York Times!).
If that was the case, why do so many people with such propensity to be happy…just…seem…to…eventually…self-destruct?
The trick to being happy is NOT to “obtain” happiness! By doing that, we are really putting our happiness in the “obtainment of whatever it is that was obtained”. The REAL secret to securing happiness is to… Continue reading ““How to be Happy” Loophole”
Life is more similar to a computer program than many of us tend to think. We make the program what it is, and the program makes us what it is. Surround ourselves with stimulus which pique our interest. We surround ourselves with people which are “of like mind”. We mold them, and they mold us.
Continue reading to learn how to manage the inputs & maximize YOUR outputs…
Forgiveness is not easy – but it is MUCH easier when first asked for it. Forgiving someone after being asked for it is important – but it still leaves room for personal validation of our egos to say “see, I was right after all, so now that you acknowledge it, okay – I forgive you.”
Help Wanted! If you were hurt long ago in the past, or in a small way today, close your eyes, take a deep breath, breathe out slowly and forgive the individual by name (and/or by face). The world is more connected than we think. There is more power to forgiveness, especially when the individuals ‘know not what they do’.
Few gifts worth giving rival proactive forgiveness — it will make the forgiven, the forgiver, and the world, better.