There is something I wish to share. It will take you 4 minutes and 13 seconds to watch and listen. If you don’t have this time, then we both know the truth, don’t we? Your life is not your own, and your life is out of control. The only way to take your life back is to connect with “who am I.”
Reflections and Observations on Silence by Mitch Santell
Each and every day I work on myself more than anything else. What do I mean by this? I mean I keep my damn mouth shut and sit in silence and reflect at the moment.
The reflection is how can a be a better human being, how can I share and show kindness to people who are so cold and Kloned off by their devices and their technology that they can’t really think for themselves anymore.
If you follow this blog if for some strange reason you simply came upon this site and wanted to know more, good for you!
Think for yourself, don’t allow anyone to tell you who you are or how to think. If you wish to live a life worrying about what other people think, then, by all means, go get a college education. The powers that be at most major Universities and Colleges will be happy to form your thinking and your thoughts for you.
Take a few moments to make yourself your favorite beverage including but not limited to a fresh coffee, a hot tea or a cold beer. Push the play button below (turn off your smartphone first) and see if you can slow down to hear what this man has to say to you.
To listen to him, you are going to have to be silent. Do you think you can?
May your journey be more comfortable than mine because I have to live in authentic truth all the time. Taking care of an Asperger’s Autistic daughter forces me daily to live in truth.
I pray you find your truth. God bless you and make it a wonderful day!
Many have been inspired by the Pope’s message that the youth need to “Live Offline.” His words have inspired millions with the following:
Pope Francis called on hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims in Panama on Saturday to reject the temptation to live their lives online, and get involved in their communities.
Life was not “in the cloud, waiting to be downloaded, a new app to be discovered, or a technique of mental self-improvement,” the 82-year-old pontiff told a massive vigil at the World Youth Day gathering.
“It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply being online,” Francis said at the vigil, held at a park outside Panama City.
He urged them “to embrace life as it presented itself,” and look for areas where “with your hands, your heart and your head, you can feel part of a larger community that needs you and that you yourselves need.”
The World Youth Day organizers said 600,000 were massed at for the slickly produced vigil, with music, dance and periods of quiet contemplation.
Pope Francis also acknowledged that the Catholic Church was “wounded by sin” in a message addressed to priests and seminarians reeling from sexual abuse scandals and coverups.
In a mass that he officiated at the centuries-old Cathedral of Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama City, Francis warned of the “weariness of hope that comes from seeing a Church wounded by sin, which has so often failed to hear all those cries.”
It was the Argentine pontiff’s first reference to the sex abuse scandals rocking the Church since he arrived in Panama on Wednesday.
I found this on the internet and wanted to share it with you my kind readers and followers:
“Just because you cant see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
There is invisible energy you cant see such as the wind.
You can only see the effect of the wind, but you cant see the wind.
The wind is a invisible energy.
There’s a invisible energy that you use when you use a remote control to control your tv. Or think about how your phone works, how is it that you can talk to someone thousands off miles away, because there is invisible energy that you could only see the effects of this invisible force and so it is with consciousness a invisible energy that exists.”
Living in gratitude may be the single best way to keep your life grounded. Happiness is a decision that you make in your life. No one can give this to you. Ever meet a person who is simply miserable? There may be a way to help by being kind to them, or you may be stuck with the blow back of their own misery.
For me this Thanksgiving? I am Thankful, Grateful and Blessed.
My heart and prayers go out to those who are alone this Thanksgiving Holiday.
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1: CARRY A STRUCTURED HANDBAG Nothing says success like a good handbag. It doesn’t matter how corporate or casual you are, an expensive-looking bag will always pull your look together. And nothing looks more expensive than a classic structured handbag. For many women, a handbag is more accessory than necessity. But if there is one investment every woman should make, it should be a good handbag. It doesn’t have to be a big-name brand or luxury label, it just has to be structured, made of leather and be plain … very, very plain. Simple but elegant.
2: WEAR HEELS (when necessary) My grandmother always used to say that “we spend a third of our lives in bed and two-thirds on our feet, so it is essential to wear good shoes”. Shoes can make or break an outfit. Stilettos or high heels are a necessary evil, but they elongate the leg and will make any outfit look rich and expensive, even jeans. High heels also force you to throw your shoulders back and walk tall and more elegantly. But heel and toe shapes date more quickly than anything else, so if you must buy one item every season, make it a pair of on-trend shoes. And where possible wear all-leather shoes. Tip: Make sure your shoes are also unscuffed, reheeled and polished.
3: WEAR A NAVY JACKET WITH GOLD — OR SILVER — BUTTONS Navy is the colour of old money, private schools and the upper classes. It spells sophistication and elegance, particularly when worn with jeans or neutrals such as nude or white. But don’t just stop at the jacket. Navy is the epitome of European chic.
4: DRAPE A JACKET, CARDIGAN OR COAT OVER YOUR SHOULDERS OK, so this is not about what to wear but how to wear it. It’s an old trend that is back in vogue and won’t cost a thing! In warmer weather or if indoors, drape a cardigan instead. It looks sophisticated and oh-so grown up. Tip: Up the style factor and carry a clutch bag.
5: BELT AN OVERSIZED TRENCH OR COAT An oversized trench, cashmere coat or even a fur coat, especially when belted with no other clothing visible, gives the illusion that you are wearing nothing but designer underwear, expensive jewellery and an exotic perfume. Confident and sexy!
So now let’s analyze the advantages of coming out of the comfort zone:
— More adaptive to change: Once you leave your comfort zone, you will become more adaptive to change and moreover you will yourself start bringing the change.
— More Creative: Since now you are no more in comfort zone, your thinking pattern will change as now there won’t be any boundaries or limitation in your thinking. You will become more creative in thinking and approaching towards things in your life.
Many years ago a dear friend of mine in the movie business told me that Ben Stiller paid extra money not to have anyone look at him while on a movie set. While I thought this was a bit extreme, I think Netflix has set a whole new standard.
The new sexual harassment policy started by Netflix is a bit overboard. It all boils down to this when you are in production you have 5 seconds to look away; otherwise, a charge of “sexual harassment” can be filed against you by management.
As part of an effort to further the goals of the #MeToo movement and enforce more stringent sexual harassment guidelines in the workplace, Netflix has independently implemented a series of feminism-inspired rules for some of their employees who work on shows like “Black Mirror” in the United Kingdom.
Among the most bizarre of these new rules is Netflix’s directive to film crew members that they should never “look at anyone for longer than five seconds.” This appears to be an attempt to stop all flirting in the workplace, and to be fair, it is quite hard to imagine how sexual harassment could take place at Netflix in the absence of normal social interactions where people look at each other while having conversations that last longer than five seconds.