Observations from watching others by Mitch Santell
There are always people in your life who you love and adore. True or true? You can’t imagine your life without them.
Then there are others in your life who you avoid like the plague.
They live in a place called: The Past
You hear stories of their old life, their old ways, their old relationships, and how things used to be.
Here is a word I never use listening to old things that are not current: BORING.
You can’t change your past.
You can’t predict the future.
You can only be here now.
Social Media is a Fake Reality that is not based on anything other than the perception of who you are.
There is nothing more fun than exploring new ideas.
There is a life we learn with and the life we live with.
Habit resilience is the ability to bounce back when things don’t go as you planned, to stay positive, to encourage yourself, to forgive yourself, to be loving and compassionate with yourself, to shake it off and start again afresh. To learn and grow from struggles.
The opposite of habit resilience is getting discouraged when things don’t go as planned, beating yourself up, trying not to think about it when you mess up, ignoring problems, complaining, blaming others, deciding you can’t change, hardening your low or harsh opinion of yourself.
Loosen your hold on expectations. When we start to make changes in our lives, we often have unrealistic expectations. Six-pack abs in four weeks! But when we actually try to hit those expectations, we usually fall short. At least, at first. Over the long run, we can often make more significant changes than we think we can. But over the short term, the changes are small, and not very orderly either. Change is messy. So just expect things to go less than ideally. Don’t be too attached to how you expect things to go so that when your expectations aren’t met, you can just take it in stride.
Learn the skill of adjusting. If your diet plan doesn’t go as planned, it’s not necessarily a fault of yours — it’s the fault of the method or plan. How can you make it better to accommodate your life? Maybe you can get some accountability, set up some reminders, get rid of junk food from your house, and so on. There are a thousand ways to adjust a plan or method. When things go wrong, look for a way to adjust, don’t just give up.
Practice self-compassion and forgiveness. This is so important, but most people have the opposite habit — when things go wrong, we often beat ourselves up, are critical and harsh. Those kinds of reactions are unhelpful and can keep us stuck in old habits for years. Instead, we need to learn to be kinder to ourselves when we don’t measure up to what we hope we’ll be. When we let ourselves down, it’s important to forgive ourselves. Be compassionate, seeing our own suffering, and wishing for relief from that suffering. Wishing for peace for ourselves. Being loving to ourselves, no matter what we do.
Don’t ignore problems, face them with kindness. That said, being forgiving is very different than just pretending it didn’t happen. If we’ve gone off our exercise plan or stopped meditating … don’t just ignore the problem, not wanting to face it. Instead, turn towards the problem, and look at it with kindness. It’s like if you have a crying child — is it better to ignore the child and just hope that they’ll shut up? That will just lead to more pain for both of you. Instead, give them a hug. Acknowledge their pain. Give them love. Be there for them. And do the same for yourself when you’re having difficulties.
Learn to encourage yourself. I wrote recently about the importance of encouragement vs. discouragement … we need to practice this regularly. When you falter, can you be encouraging to yourself? Can you stay positive in the face of failure? Can you look at it as another step in your growth, instead of failure?
Find encouragement from others. In the same way, we can get encouragement from other people. Find a good friend who will help you get back on track, with love. We are not alone — lots of others know what it’s like to struggle, and are willing to support us when we’re struggling.
Learn perseverance — keep coming back. Stay positive when things go astray, and just keep coming back to the habit you want to change. Want to quit smoking, but you backtracked when your father died? Get back on it as soon as you’re able. Come back with even more resolve. Commit yourself even deeper.*
It is so strange to observe and feel all of the changes in our environment right now. The weather here in Southern California is a lot different than in 2018. The biggest change is that at night you feel this rather strange “mist,” coming down from the sky which is why I don’t go for night time walks most nights.
For those who follow either Mike Morales or Mike Decker on YouTube, both of these gentlemen are documenting the spraying of our skies.
The air quality in Southern California has never been worse and some researchers are suggesting like Jim Lee that our weather systems have been so modified that there is sand from the deserts of the middle east now spreading all over the USA.
Plastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Wetherbee’s mind when he began analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains. “I guess I expected to see mostly soil and mineral particles,” said the US Geological Survey researcher. Instead, he found multicolored microscopic plastic fibers.
The discovery, published in a recent study (pdf) titled “It is raining plastic”, raises new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on Earth.
“I think the most important result that we can share with the American public is that there’s more plastic out there than meets the eye,” said Wetherbee. “It’s in the rain, it’s in the snow. It’s a part of our environment now.”
Animals and humans consume microplastics via water and food, and we likely breathe in micro- and nanoplastic particles in the air, though scientists have yet to understand the health effects. Microplastics can also attract and attach to heavy metals like mercury and other hazardous chemicals, as well as toxic bacteria. “Plastic particles from furniture and carpets could contain flame retardants that are toxic to humans,” Krause said.
Because we are all are exposed to hundreds of synthetic chemicals as soon as we’re born, it’s difficult to say how much longer we’d live if we weren’t exposed, said, Mason. “We may never understand all the linkages between plastics and health.”
“But we know enough to say that breathing plastic probably isn’t good, and we should start thinking about dramatically reducing our dependence on plastic,” she said.
Since this video above was made various websites now admit to spraying. Did you ever wonder in America why airfares are so cheap? The airlines make a lot of profit by dumping crap into our skies. Having fun yet? Want to hear another amazing expert explain how they are killing the earth? Watch this:
This is pure “science,” that this lovely man above just explained. Now for a clip from a Mike Morales video with real people in Arizona discussing the crap in the air. The clip is super short. Listen and watch as weather people in Tell-Lie-Vision lie to us on what is going on.
Sorry for the poor video quality. The clip is short but you will get it. Why do I know? You follow my blog! Watch the video to the end, there is a priceless comment on how geoengineering is destroying our ozone layer.
A Commentary Of Why Things Seem Normal by Mitch Santell
The media that we look at is all controlled and owned by six corporations. The reason you may not be up on this fact is that most likely you are reading this blog post on your iPhone, or Smartphone or whatever you have in your pocket that is giving you radiation.
What Is Predictive Programming?
Predictive programming is generally thought, by some, to be a tool of the elites, or the so-called Powers That Be.
Whoever they are, many believe they sprinkle our popular culture with subtle — and not so subtle — references to future events in order to make us accept them without question.
This predictive programming arrives in innocuous forms – cartoons, TV shows, popular films. Music, comic books, and advertisements. They often involve horrific tragedies, with the most repeated evidence pertaining to the events of September 11, 2001.
The collapse that we are experiencing now has been in place for a long time. In the past, there are always cycles for these things. You have to use discernment, and you have to assume that everything you know is wrong. Why do I write that? This cycle is different and has already gone rogue.
Over the next 3 years, you will see and witness things in your own life that are going to blow your mind, mark my words on this.
The biggest battle you are going to have is in your own head as your own “Cognitive Dissonance” screams out at you.
Yesterday I had a most interesting conversation with a dear friend of mine whom I have known since 1974. My friend gave me all the technical details of why the stock market dropped over 800 points.
Electricity, Water & Deliveries
What do you mean?
When they turn off the power, you can’t turn on and faucet and the truck deliveries stop, we are all in for a big awakening.
The most important thing I tell my family and friends is that you must work harder on yourself than anything else because you are really going to know how to tap dance over the next few moments of humanity. So while your peers may attempt to use logic to calm you down, it’s all a big show.
While I don’t promote Alex Jones, I think this clip is worth a watch:
Culture and Cognitive Dissonance
In recent years, psychologists have pointed out that many psychology studies recruit participants from Western countries (North America and Europe) and that doing so neglects the experience of people who live in non-Western cultures. In fact, psychologists who studycultural psychologyhave found that many phenomena that were once assumed to be universal may actually be unique to Western countries.
What about cognitive dissonance? Do people from non-Western cultures experience cognitive dissonance as well? Research seems to suggest that people from non-Western cultures do experience cognitive dissonance, but that the contexts that lead to feelings of dissonance might differ depending on cultural norms and values. For example, in a study conducted by Etsuko Hoshino-Browne and her colleagues, the researchers found that European Canadian participants experienced greater levels of dissonance when they made a decision for themselves, while Japanese participants were more likely to experience dissonance when they were responsible for making a decision for a friend.
In other words, it seems that everyone does experience dissonance from time to time—but what causes dissonance for one person might not for someone else.
Reducing Cognitive Dissonance
According to Festinger, we can work to reduce the dissonance we feel in several different ways.
One of the simplest ways to address dissonance is to change one’s behavior. For example, Festinger explains that a smoker might cope with the discrepancy between their knowledge (that smoking is bad) and their behavior (that they smoke) by quitting.
Changing the Environment
Sometimes people can reduce dissonance by changing things in their environment—in particular, in their social environment. For example, someone who smokes might surround themselves with other people who smoke instead of with people who have disapproving attitudes about cigarettes. In others words, people sometimes cope with feelings of dissonance by surrounding themselves in “echo chambers” where their opinions are supported and validated by others.
Seeking Out New Information
People can also address feelings of dissonance by processing information in a biased way: they may look for new information that supports their current actions, and they might limit their exposure to information that would make them feel greater levels of dissonance. For example, a coffee drinker might look for research on the benefits of coffee drinking, and avoid reading studies that suggest coffee might have negative effects.
Today at Hong Kong International Airport thousands of protesters sang “Do You Hear The People Sing?” from ‘Les Miserables.’
The people of Hong Kong are crying out for free elections and democracy.
Hundreds of Truthers who are part of the independent media have been blogging, talking, and making videos for over 2 months now that August 11th was going to be the launch of a global shift. While I saw the pre-curser to today on August 5th, dear readers and followers. It is here now.
Today at Hong Kong International Airport thousands of protesters sang “Do You Hear The People Sing?” from ‘Les Miserables.’
The people of Hong Kong are crying out for free elections and democracy.
The video above was provided on Twitter. I do not own this video and will be taking it down off this blog in the next 2 days.
A Reflection On Global Change In Hong Kong by Mitch Santell
Please take just a few seconds and look at this video clip taken off an iPhone documenting in real-time the Chinese Military entering Hong Kong.
My analysis and prediction based on my own discernment and research:
There has never been a better time to call your best friend and tell them how much you love them. Why do I say that?
Answer:China Holds Over 1.2 Trillion Dollars In U.S. Bonds and may sell them at any time. It is my sincere prediction that we are about to see a global financial reset that is going to make the U.S. Stock market crash of 1929 and the Global Sell-Off of Stocks After 9/11 seem like a picnic on a New Zealand Beach.
Don’t believe me? Look at this link below while you still can.
As of March 31, 2016:
Chinese ownership of U.S. debt has increased to just over $1.2 trillion, allowing China to maintain its position as the largest foreign holder of federal debt, according to a new report.
China owned 20 percent of all foreign holdings in federal debt as of last December, according to areportfrom the Congressional Research Service published this week. Chinese ownership of U.S. debt increased by $94 billion in the four years since December 2011, when China owned 23 percent of all foreign holdings in federal debt.
The report comes as tensions between the United States and China have escalated over Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea. On Thursday, China’s defense ministry warned the U.S. Navy to “be careful” in the South China Sea. American warships have repeatedly sailed near disputed islands in the region in recent months as part of “freedom of navigation” exercises.
The Pentagon sent a carrier strike group to the South China Sea at the start of this month after reports that China had deployed a surface-to-air-missile system to a disputed island in the region. The Philippines also recently agreed to give the U.S. military access to five bases, some of which are close to the disputed South China Sea, a deal which China’s defense ministry rejected as “a reflection of a Cold War mentality.”
President Obama is due to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday in Washington, which will take place as leaders from Asian countries are in town for a summit on nuclear security.
Japan followed China as the second major holder of U.S. debt according to data from last December, owning just over $1.1 trillion, which accounted for 18 percent of all foreign holdings in federal debt. Caribbean Banking Centers followed far behind in third with $351.7 billion in federal debt.
Approximately two-thirds of foreign holdings in U.S. debt are held by government sources while the rest is held by private investors.
Further Observations On What & How We Can Be Happy by Mitch Santell
There are so many of us out there who have panic, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or something even more distressing.
The reason you feel this way is that you have you may be a bit “confused” with where our society is going. Believe me, I understand this, and it’s why I dumped Facebook.
Now, I never thought I would write a commentary about a Reality Talk Show, but I am going to do it. Why? As an illustration as to why most people either can’t commit, won’t commit or don’t even know what they stand for.
My Godmother was married 9 times. Her daughter, my 3rd cousin, was married 7 times. I have been married once as were my parents (my side of the family) and grandparents (my side of the family). My other cousin was divorced once after 7 years and remarried for a second marriage until his wife passed on from Cancer after 30 years.
This last season of The Bachelor with Hannah Brown was like no other that I ever saw. Now mind you, I got rid of cable TV in 1995 so to sign up for a “trial” of Hulu (a streaming service that competes with Netflix and HBO), I had to be intrigued.
It was amusing watching Hannah Brown consistently make bad decisions.
The dynamics of relationships between men and women have never been more complicated than they are now, and I’ll give you some basics to start with.
First, we are living in a society that is driven by social media and algorithms.
Second, most people don’t know what it was like to be alive without an iPhone, Samsung, or any brand of smartphone connected to their hip.
Third, everyone is connected, but no one is communicating.
Happiness Is This:
1). You simply make a decision to be happy.
2). You make a decision to work on yourself more instead of gossiping and blaming other people.
3). You let go of the need to worry about what other people think.
4). You let go of the labels.
5). You re-invent yourself by getting rid of people who don’t get you or don’t allow you to be You.
Authentic Is This:
1). Letting Go Of The Need To Be Right.
2.) Letting Go Of Any Assumptions Of How Things Are Going To Turn Out.
3). Letting Go Of Any Expectations.
Staying Grounded Is This:
1). Take off your socks and shoes twice a day and go barefoot on the grass or dirt.
2). Make sure that you are hydrating because most people never drink enough water.
3). Find passion in simple things that make your heart sing.
Why didn’t I write more about Hannah Brown’s screw-ups on The Bachelor?
Answer: Because that wasn’t the purpose of this blog posting….the posting was to get you happier by getting you to think about you.
Only You will know where life needs to take you and if you are like a lot of my followers and readers, you don’t live in the USA. For me? That has been the single most profound discovery that I have made about myself since returning from New Zealand in 2013.
What is that?
That everything I learned has affected me here in America and I can never go back to being that person that I was when I exited in June of 2013.
Now onto to something deeper I want you to think about……..
According To Alan Watts, Happiness Is NOT the Meaning of Life.
Listen to this audio and read the transcription below for the greater meaning.
Let’s suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream.
And that you could, for example, have the power within one night to dream 75 years of time or any length of time you wanted to have.
And you would naturally as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes, you would have every kind of pleasure.
And after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure each, you would say, Wow, that was pretty great. But now let’s, let’s have a surprise.
Let’s have a dream, which isn’t under control.
Well, something is going to happen to me that I don’t know what it’s going to be. And you will dig that and come out of that and say, Wow, that was a close shave, wasn’t it.
And then you will get more and more adventurous and you will make further and further Gamble’s as to what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now you would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today.
That would be within the infinite multiplicity of choices you would have of playing that you weren’t God.
This means that you’re not victims of a scheme of things of a mechanical world, or of an autocratic God.
The life you’re living is what you put yourself into only you don’t admit it. Because you want to play the game that it’s happened to you.
Because if you play life on the supposition that you’re a helpless little puppet got involved. Or if you play it on the supposition that it’s a frightful, serious risk, and that we really ought to do something about it and so on. It’s a drag.
There’s no point in going on living unless we make the assumption that the situation of life is optimal. And it makes you realize you see how – how great things are. So in this idea that everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality. Not God in a politically kingly sense, but God in the sense of being the self, that deep down basic, whatever there is, and you’re all that only you’re pretending you’re not.
Reflections On A Mind-Controlled Dystopian Society by Mitch Santell
The subject of happiness has never come up as much as it has in 2019. There is so much transition this year. At the end of the day, all you may be listening to is yourself. The life you had is over.
Can you admit it to yourself?
Why do you think you are looking for new friends?
Why do you need to know what is the best show on TV?
Answer: You don’t know what you think anymore. You don’t know what you believe in anymore and there is no political campaign slogan that is going to fix you.
Here is what I want you to do: I’ve placed below a piece of audio from The Tom Leykis Show On KFI Radio, AM 640, more stimulating talk radio. If you want to know what Los Angeles is really like, seriously listen to this “aircheck,” that I recorded live from “on air.” Now, once you have listened to it, please just follow my blog or give me a like because since I got off of FaceBook, I seriously have no way of knowing if you even like what I am posting.
This Audio Clip is 17 minutes, 55 seconds from 1989.
There is a lot more to share and my simple request is that you listen to the audio I placed here. Once you do, look out for some additional postings over the next several days for more clarity.