Going Nuts . . . It’s Bananas . . .

I’m in somewhat of a dilemma. I need to vent. You see, there’s a battle going on within me having to do with the possibility that I’ve met someone important to me in my life . . . But, there is no way I can know for sure in which way and that my imagination isn’t running away with me.

This situation ties in somewhat with my last post, albeit unexpectedly. It’s from the lattice of coincidence.

It’s like this – a special, highly radiant soul has appeared in my environment and is causing mine a type of uneasiness that doesn’t allow me to stop thinking of her . . . She’s always on my mind. I think it’s from a rumbling of love but I don’t know how or why. With mere eye contact and words, we both begin to “glow” in each others presence. Her aura seems just like mine and we’re “energetically” alike. The major difference is with our ages . . . I’m around 11 years older! Now this wouldn’t be a problem for me if I wasn’t married; but, I am, for better or for worse. I can’t really investigate this possibility further.

The song by England Dan and John Coley floods my mind . . . Yeah, if this is the case, it is sad. But I don’t want melodrama. I’ve actually wondered since that fateful day I married if I indeed found my soul mate. I had doubts then, but to make a long story short, she was right for me at the time and may still be (24 years must mean something). But the fact that my soul didn’t nor doesn’t “sing and dance” from her presence tells me that maybe I settled for second best and compromised. What’s important is that my life is nevertheless good. While it is natural to want better, good is what it is.

No relationship is without its ups and downs with rocky precipices. However, there is much to be said for being “in love” with someone as opposed to merely feeling love for them. The feeling that no matter what, you are undeniably for that person and would do whatever you need to keep them in your life. That’s not to say I wouldn’t work out of love to keep my wife happy and provide for her as necessary; but, I don’t feel like I’m “in love” with her. In fact, at times I don’t even like her! Her personality seems incompatible and clashes violently with mine at times and moments do occasionally arise where I “make my escape” and go meditate. I do love her, but have this sense that my true soul mate is still out there – somewhere – maybe closer than I am ready for . . . and I won’t ask or attempt to verify my suspicion! It could just be that I having a middle age crisis. Who knows!

What to do? I might be too old for this one anyway so what the heck am I thinking. This is nuts! My wife is a high quality woman with a beautiful soul and wonderful intentions. I have truly been blessed to have her in my life and I hope vice versa. She’s been here and there for me through some rough times and I sincerely thank and owe her for that. But what if my ideal match really is someone else? This scares me! What if this is my last “incarnation”? I doubt that it is, but what happens if the next one is a long way off and I am supposed to act now? What if this fantastic woman is my soul mate? Maybe she is a reincarnation of some other past family member who I was really close to? It’s bananas – unpeeled and oxidizing! I may never know.

I better just keep business as usual for the time being. Gone are the times when a man can take more than one wife – legally anyway . . . and I care not to hurt my wife’s feelings over this matter in particular. It’s a good thing she knows nothing about this blog! So, unless the “soul” that has “zapped” my control reveals her identity in a way that makes it clear to me that I need clear the way, my “show” must go on as it has for the past quarter of a century . . . and still be blessed. Chivalry cannot be allowed to die. It’s the virtue of true, caring men who recognize what’s right.

So again, it’s high time for me to grab more trusty blends of therapeutic essential oils to infuse my brain with healing aroma. In case you want to know what I’m talking about here, check out the app. I shouldn’t have this time go lapse without them!

What’s The Deal With Reincarnation?

Is it necessary? I mean, why is it that some of us believe we may get another chance at life? Is it because this one isn’t so satisfying that we hope another one would be better? What keeps us from living this one better? Should the answer to that question eliminate the need for another chance to live life again when applied? . . . Or are we possibly an experiment by The Higher Power Who’s checking how we respond to different scenarios of “reality” and thus recycles us at will without our knowledge?

Perhaps we’ll never know. One thing is for sure though, we are here now. What are we doing and are we making good use of our “gifts”? What are our aspirations and how are we cultivating their “soil” to encourage their bearing “fruit”?

It could very well be that we only live once. If that’s the case, what should we be achieving before it’s over? Should we all be doing the same thing? We know that there are rules for maintaining a sane society. Could they be for maximizing the amount of time we have for living longer? Because without them, surely some of us would live selfishly to say the least . . . and lives would be cut short.

Seriously! If we knew that this is the only life we have to live, how need we go about it without interfering with the right of others around us to live decently too? Everyone living out their dreams without hurting anyone else. Is that really possible? Because I happen to think that someone or others by default will no doubt think only of him/herself or themselves and mess up the symbiosis. The nature of mankind unfortunately has an evil side to it. Not everyone can overcome and conquer it. It exists in varying amounts with some folk possessing more and others less. But is that because of a certain refinement attained by “rectification of character” via second, third or more “chances” at life? Some of us achieving higher levels of “being” through graded, life cycle refinements?

It’s too much for a limited mind to comprehend. Whatever the truth is, I believe we have to live as if this is our only chance to appreciate the beauty that life has to offer. First, we have to see it as beauty full, then we have to be imbued by it and live out the healthy expressions of our appreciation. To use whatever talents we are given to elevate existence to even higher levels of conscious appreciation in order that The Universe open up more channels to joy for us. Its stores are endless and the goods are abundant in stock. Then, it wouldn’t matter if this was the last time we are . . . Our lives would be great nonetheless! . . . With a chance to do it over again hopefully . . . Unless the rewards of the after-life are even better for those who conquer their evil inclination. Then it would really pay off to make this one count.

The Disruption of Anger

I had to catch myself this morning as I found myself a bit late getting off to work. One of my daughters is complaining that no one woke her up at six o’clock per her request (which I cannot recall her asking me if she did) anh here it was half an hour later. She’s standing in one spot loathing over how little time she has to get her things done. I said to her that while the situation looked bleak, it behooves her to do as much as possible in the time remaining. She just stood there wallowing in misery. I told her that as long as she stands there doing nothing, nothing will fet done and if she’s wise, she’d better put “the pedal to the metal” and haul a__. She just raised her voice and said there was no chance she could finish her preparations in the amount of time left. She was right. She wasn’t doing anything but whining in place. I wanted to yell at her but then quickly realized, in time, that she became the proverbial horse that when lead to water, can’t be forced to drink if it doesn’t want to. I didn’t know what to do.

I felt a surge of anger. What the heck is going on here? Can you smack sense into the “blind”, ignorant and stubborn? Of course not! Being a parent, it’s become apparent that one finds need for a course in psychology to meet the challenge of it. Not everyone “catches” his or herself in time. There are many terrible stories abound with tales of lost control.

I gain my insight from Torah. It happens to be my choice for principle guidance. I have no intent to impinge on anyone elses sources for moral or spiritual guidance. That said, Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz brings from Gemara that the ways of The Torah become part of a Torah scholar’s personality; the more a person learns the Torah and delves into its great wisdom, the more it becomes part of him. I reckon this holds true for anyone who permeates his life to live with holiness and good teaching from words of “Iight”, wisdom and truth. A true scholar of genuine Divine wisdom should be a person who walks the talk, who lives it, who embodies it –  someone in whom the values of “The Way” are personified in their conduct, the way they interact with people, their integrity and their decency. Every part of their being should be an expression of such high values.

This is why when there is anger, the wisdom and “in”-spiration of the Torah leaves. If the person who makes a point of embodiying the teaching is not walking the talk, if they are not an expression of the depth of Torah values, then there is no place for Torah within such a person. Living the values of “The Way” day-to-day is a prerequisite to being a true “enlightened” scholar. Hence many passages in the Talmud discuss how decency is the foundation upon which G-d taught learning can be built – not just because it is the moral imperative, but because the Holiest of Teachings cannot remain in a person who does not actually live its way. It has to become part of who he or she is.

There is a famous letter written by Nachmanides, Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman, known as the Ramban, who lived some 700 years ago. He wrote a letter,  what could be called an ethical will, giving advice for life to his son; but his words are timeless. He began the letter with a verse from Proverbs, and the first sentence in his own words reads as follows: “Accustom yourself always to speak all of your words with gentleness, to all people and at all times.” This is the Ramban’s first instruction to his son and, by extension, to people who value good moral qualities. We must speak gently to all people at all times. He continues, “and through this, you will be saved from anger which is a very evil trait and causes people to sin. This is what Sages say: that “whoever becomes angry all kinds of hell rule over him.”

The fact that the Ramban chose to start his ethical will with these instructions shows us how dangerous anger really is, but at the same time also gives us practical advice on how to control it. He is saying, externally you must act in a way which is the opposite of anger and that will have an internal impact. What we portray to the outside influences who we are on the inside. If we speak gently and kindly, this will prevent anger.

Of course all this is easier said than done. But, if any of us are desiring in any way to emulate The Creator and “Be” in Its Likeness, it is imperative to consider these words and learn ways to do so.

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Some Words About M.O.B.E.

As you have probably learned by now, if you’ve been reading the posts in this blog, I have a liking for Matt Lloyd’s proven and license-able online business system. For those just now learning about it, I want to clarify a few important points in regard to it, that are important to take into consideration if you too are looking for a “right thing” to partake of in becoming an internet marketer.

First of all, you’ll find that with his program you will not need to develop your own product in order to get started. You can have an effective internet business system running at full speed ahead for you within very short weeks. All of the essential elements of managing such a business are handled by his crew. It would be almost impossible for a “newbie” just starting out to handle the business all by him/herself. There’s so much to do to run it like a well-oiled machine. But Matt’s got that all taken care of with his operation. All you need to do is send him traffic. That’s it! Of course you’ll have to learn the best ways to generate that traffic; but, that’s all you basically need to focus on and let his staff handle the customer service.

Now here’s the thing, if you are already going to make a sale of a product to someone, it might as well be a “high ticket” item rather than a “low ticket” one. Even with a lower volume of sales, you’d end up making more in shorter time than what you’d make at the higher volume from lower “ticketed” products per unit of time. With a “top-tier” modeled business, you will make a whole lot more in much less time than it would take you when running a typical small commission “bottom-tier” business system. Again, with Matt’s program, you don’t even have to talk to people on the phone nor fulfill any of the orders. It’s all done for you. All you have to do is send the traffic.

This business model is based on that used by the most successful businesses. Essentially, it’s like leveraging a franchise; but, costing much much less. You get a guaranteed system that is proven to work. You get to leverage using a BIG dollar brand. Plus, you get to leverage their advertising campaigns, their proven products and special offers that sell.

Imagining you hear me say to you “. . . and furthermore, what sets Matt’s program apart from a typical franchise is that it is a digital company that focuses on digital based products. No high costs of fulfillment. Does not have to maintain a huge warehouse full of inventory with lots of people on staff. No need for shipping or incurring expensive costs for having something physical produced. It’s kind of an ultimate profit model that allows him to pass on high profit margins to his partners. YOU can be one of them too! Are you interested to learn how?”

By leveraging his skills and efforts, you can completely SKIP THE HARD PARTS of this type of business and put your focus on how to capitalize. It costs thousands of dollars to set up a product launch correctly. By him, it’s all done for you. Follow the steps of the program and you will be enabled to promote valuable top-tiered products and potentially generate high revenue despite what it takes to advertise and grow a business to be success and profitable rapidly. You simply can’t run a $100,000 plus yearly business selling low-end products, no matter how incredible it is or they may be or what others may tell you about theirs. If you want to enter the world of digital information marketing through the internet AND want the easiest and high commission way to do it, in my humble opinion, this is a good place to make a start.

All New Beginnings Are Difficult …

. . . But that then makes them all the more satisfying when their end is sweet!

Sure, it is a known fact that what stops far too many people from achieving their desired attainments is being afraid to start! To make the first real move in the direction they want to go that they themselves have chosen. Stopped on the tracks right from the start. Now what do you do?

Fear of beginning anew is instinctual. Starting fresh in an unknown realm. Unsure of the depth to which you’ll be challenged in the new environment. All you know is that you’ve got to zero in on something new. To focus on making the best of the new situation. Whether it be from one or many aspects simultaneously, change is rough and tough. Especially when you are impaired and unprepared.

By being im-“paired”, not “pairing” or adapting yourself to likewise represent the “nature” of that to which you are “changing”, you have a harder time “fitting” in. You don’t relate to it. By “pairing” yourself beforehand to the “condition” to which you are destined to become a subject accelerates acclimatization. It fortunately began beforehand! One was “prepared” (pre-paired as it were . . . Even pre-“pared” as in apples or potatoes before they are used for cooking).

This has meaning for all things we concern ourselves with. How well prepared are we to take our be-ing to the next level . . . even artfully. That is if you want to. I imagine that if you’re reading this material, you too are looking to foster good changes in your be-ing. No? Am I wrong? So let’s assume the position. Position ourselves to be mutually appropriate to achieve maximum results for the whole picture.

What is the first thing you want to change to start ________? How would you begin? What do you already have that would justify you beginning right now to have your ________?

As for me, I make it no secret that I would prefer to be a business owner rather than an employee for someone else. That’s the only way I can insure that I come to enjoy the work aspect of my life. No boss is going to put his heart into my satisfaction on the job. Even if (s)he did, will I be able to survive on the companies “benefits” should I be fired or retired? Some of my earlier postings provided sources for good books to read on this subject. I suggest you see the post “on Mentors and Coaches”. These can kick start you quicker than you would by your lone ranging self. It is through some of their influence that I began this blog to share my stories. This is part of my new beginning, one of many throughout my history, though this one being publicized. It is part of what I already have in my possession that justified my expedient start. That plus my desire to nurture a change in my behavior. By sharing my story I get to find out if anyone else resonates at my vibration . . . Theoretically at least. This must have readers for a start! But you can say I’ve been “pre-paring” the way, removing the coarse barrier to the wants within to make for easier digestion.

Be that as it may, to really entice big potential financial change from the “git-go”, one of the better private license rights recommendations I have for getting a running start in an online enterprise is . . . in some of my posts. I bet you already know. It’s a very fine start.

Of Wives and Men

Are you or have you been married? What’s it like? Pretty intense at times for me . . . I want to believe for the better.

This post could be classified as one of my intimate personal revelations. However, like I want to believe, it’s for the good. As with all of my posts anyway. We’re in this to win.

So it goes, a man seeks a wife. Why? It was kind of fun being single. No limitations regarding my whereabouts whenever and I could interact with whomever I wanted without questions like “Where were you?” or Who were you with?” suddenly becoming like hornets flying at my face. Of course, when you can honestly answer without fear, unlike those times when the “smokin” co-worker in the office wants to spend maximum time talking to you and you very much enjoy it, it’s not so bad. But the world is full of temptations . . . no end in sight nor feeling. What ya gonna do?

What logic lurks behind a commitment which lasts an eternity? Would anyone in their right mind sign a job contract which contains a binding lifetime obligation, when so many jobs are available which do not require such an extreme commitment? Why not enjoy relationships for their natural duration, and then move on when the eroded passion ceases to justify the maintenance of the relationship? Why would any sane person willingly consent to stick with a relationship even after it deteriorates to the point that it is rocky and challenging at best?

According to Kabbalistic teaching, the compulsion to rush into a lifelong commitment is an expression of the human soul’s deepest ambitions. The subliminal signals emanating from the soul have caused the logic-defying institution of marriage to be an integral part of the human fabric since the dawn of time. The soul’s desire to connect and commit makes the aspiration for marriage one of our most basic instincts.

What is the soul’s agenda? What does it stand to gain from hooking up with another soul? The mystics explain that two primary considerations drive the soul’s desire to marry: a desire to be complete, and its need to transcend itself.

In the first marriage ever, Adam and Eve were initially created as a single, two-faced body. The single being was split in two—a man and a woman—and then reunited in matrimony. In the world of souls, the partition and reunification of the male and female components of individual souls occurs continually. Every body is occupied by half a soul, and both body and soul reach a state of completion only when they are reunited with their long-lost other half.

The Talmud says that each soul’s predestined soul-mate is determined before its birth. The two may be born continents apart, with seemingly nothing in common, but divine destiny ensures that everyone’s path intersects with that of their soul-mate. However, in rare instances, due to external spiritual factors which may intervene, it is possible for people to marry spouses who are not their soul-mate. Even in such instances, however, eventually the two original soul-mates will marry—whether later on in life as a second marriage, or in a future incarnation of the two souls.

According to Kabbalists, the soul’s most fervent wish is to transcend itself. Marriage offers the soul the opportunity to express its altruistic nature. Marriage is about two souls who put their individual needs aside, and commit themselves 100% to the success of the relationship.

With Adam and Chavah at the forefront, it has been our mission to sanctify the world and make it a suitable place for emulating its Creator and be cause for “It” to revel. The home is the first frontier. Man and his woman are the perfect team to implement this plan. When working in harmony, they have the ability to make the home an epicenter of holiness whose ripple affects the neighborhood and the cosmos.

While that may be the ideal situation, the reality can be quite different. Now I’m not saying that I am unhappy, not at all. Sure there are some unhappy moments in time which goes without saying. Things can’t be “jolly roger” all the time. How would we be able to appreciate the good times if we have nothing to compare them with? How would we know the difference?

But here’s the thing and this is where it starts getting real personal again. I don’t know how many of you read my post “This Is Personal” , but if you did you’d know that I am not “white”. Here’s where you find out that my wife is . . . well sort of. Not in the way that’s meant derogatorily. She’s an American Romanian gene Yehudiah born in Israel but grew up in New York City. Suddenly the Talking Heads come to mind . . . How did I get here?

Okay, I’ll tell you. For whatever reasons which I cannot say because they are altogether not so clear to me even, I’ve had this strong desire to want to know “Who is G-d?” . . . Really. My parents practiced Catholicism. While I faithfully went to church as a kid, I found myself wanting to know why the person people were saying saved them he himself prayed to G-d. Something didn’t sit right with me. The more I began to peruse through the bible that we had at home with its intriguing pictures, it appeared to me that maybe the essence of prayer should be directed to The Creator of Heaven and Earth. I don’t know, this is way to deep to write about now. Maybe I’ll write a book someday. But, essentially, I found myself in search of truth. Besides, waking up to the fact that the holidays that we celebrated, despite being quite fun days, had a lot of lies connected to them. What’s the deal with the Easter bunny? How come we had a real mean German shepherd dog guarding the inside of our house that let no one in and Mr. Claus could somehow sneak into the house overnight and plant loads of presents under the tree in our living room? No way he could get away with that and not get torn to shreds! Surely I’d have seen some red and white fabric shreds lying around somewhere in the house. Oh and the search for reindeer in the skies all night while listening for the bells chinging over an otherwise snowy silent night? Not once in all my years on this quest did I catch a glimpse of any of those characters. Why was I being lied to? What was the cover up? The truth doesn’t stand on one leg. It’s stabilized by a solid stance.

So I began my search for it intensively while attending university. There I met so many different types of people with so many varied beliefs that an opened mind can get flooded. I finally came to the conclusion that “original” teaching, the first five books that Moses wrote, had the most to offer me in the way of understanding who the real deal is as far as I can understand “It”. Not that I totally do but I feel good that I may be communicating better with “It” than I was under the influence of some other belief. Some say that somewhere in my gene pool there must have been a Jewish “spark” carried down from an unknown ancestor. I must say however, had I known about the Noachide Laws, that might have kept me from being under the yoke of 606 commandments and instead having to be responsible for upholding just seven! So much more liberating. But I’m happy to be living life under the “Canopy of Divine Guidance” so you won’t get any complaints from me. But, for anyone still with me on this blog dealing with similar issues like those I faced, the Noachide World Center may be a good place to look into. Check out these videos too.

Anyway, so I wanted to get married. Did I upset my destiny toward my soul-mate? Or was this part of the divine plan? What does G-d know that I may never find out?

When you change your world, you create a whole new reality. But your phenotype stays the same. For me, the types of “fish in the sea” seemed to become much fewer in number. In fact, pretty much down to zilch. Suddenly, pretty much any Yehudiah with brown skin that my friends and extended family would meet became a candidate for me. For that reason alone. But compatibility is an important concern for such a milestone commitment. I felt no need to be confined within the mindset that my help-meet had to look like me skin-wise. We are clearly people after all . . . Spiritual beings having a human experience! Not that much is different between us outside of the culture we are trained by.

So that had become the main challenge. Bridging the gap between cultural upbringing. I have found that compromise can be a double-edged sword that one must exercise extreme caution with. It can either encourage your wildest dreams or send you to your wildest nightmare. It’s important to keep your eyes on the prize you are trying to win. What’s your ultimate goal? Remember, begin with the end in mind. Now mind you, I, like every sane man on the planet, am attracted to beautiful women. Not that they are attracted to me, but I for sure am drawn to quality. Sure, there are some who look absolutely fantastic, but you can tell right away or even some short time after that they don’t represent quality women. Then again, you can find some really high quality women who look somewhat beast. I selected a “golden soul” who most certainly wasn’t going to be a draw to the “wolves” and maybe run astray nor would I wake up in the morning thinking again of those Talking Heads. Well, not too often anyway!! Admittedly it can happen.

So that’s it. In a search for a mutual lifestyle companion, we may find our selves building our own prison for reasons unknown. But, if the conditions are good, what’s the benefit of breaking out? Being committed doesn’t have to refer to an insane asylum. You have to stick with your “inner voice” and go with your program. It just may be that no matter which one you choose, she’s the right medicine for what ails you . . . Even if at times she makes you “sick”. It’s all good.

What Does It Mean To Be Perfect?

Who defines perfection? Who’s the judge? How does one come to the conclusion that a thing is complete and is finished? So good “the thing” is, that nothing of its kind could be better. That the “thing” has attained it’s true purpose!

Questions such as these are very tough to answer! There are many biases.

For one, it is written in the Torah that The Almighty appeared to Avram when he was ninety nine years old and said to him, “I Am G-d Abundant Who Blesses Mankind With All Manner Of Blessings; walk before Me and be perfect . . .” G-d commanded this before a special covenant between them be sealed (in exchange for G-d’s blessing that Avram be a father of a multitude of nations … countless numbers of mankind would be blessed because of him … and that his name would be changed to Avraham . . .) after he and every male among him be circumcised and that every male at the age of eight days old throughout his generations likewise enter the covenant by being circumcised.

That’s quite DEEP! The connection with removing the flesh of the foreskin in this case points to the notion that a male whose sexual organ bears the flesh of the foreskin intact, is less than complete . . . In fact, this “member” is better without the flesh of the foreskin and that this act of “perfecting” it makes possible the attainment of a much higher “level of being” in matters of sexual relations. THAT’S DEEP! He’s The One that made man and wo-man in the first place! Now we learn the job was to be finished by an act of man – to become complete, being imperfect from the beginning?

None of us can dare comprehend the mind of The “Holy Beyond Beyond”, nonetheless fathom the imagination that we can even know. But the command clearly stressed to Avram, his descendants and followers the requirement to “walk” and “be” perfect before The Lord. For sure this has far reaching implications regarding our need to live up to an ideal.

As far as where I am concerned, it’s unlikely that there is such a thing as a “perfect thing” done by the work of human beings. As it is, our natures and appetites are out of control by force of habit. Plus there’s always an improved “thingamajig” over a former one and “we’ve got to have it, no?” Even without planned obsolescence, the so called best laid plans may later to be found missing the newest tweaks.

Whatever, in life, we often need to simply work with what we have and gradually level up. There’s no benefit to remaining in analysis paralysis! There are times when you need to make a move quickly and be decisive. If you spend too much time thinking and analyzing too many options because you fear making a wrong choice, you could very well end up missing a perfect opportunity.

In this world, things may not be perfect ultimately, but there are some that ultimately lead to perfection. Choices have to be made and none need to be over-complicated. Without feeling the need to make the “perfect” decision one becomes more productive.

Time allotment for decisions should be based on their importance. If your objective is being met it should be a no-brainer. Even if your objective is only being moderately met, it’s still being met! Too many options requires you to eliminate all that are bad “right off the bat” and then to pick one and go with it without thinking twice. After all, the options you left standing were all considered the good ones – so go with the one you want to run with and “hit the ball out of the park”.

Make a commitment to whatever you decide on and make the best of it. After all, it’s progress that we’re after . . . Isn’t it?

What Makes Being Human An Art?

First of all, we all works of art. No? Descendants of the first man and woman created from clay that was inspired with the “life breath” of The Almighty Holy One. An occurrence so awesome it can drive you insane imagining the power of what that means for us as the latest representatives of that being! There’s a reason why we are . . . What’s the point?

General descriptions of art mention an idea of imaginative or technical skill stemming from human agency and creation. The nature of art and related concepts, such as creativity and interpretation, are explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.

My reference in this blog is to the pursuit of perfecting the “gift” we’ve been given. How we translate into behavior what it means to live better . . . being human at its best where more of us benefit. Of course, this involves a whole multitude of aspects.

Humanity represents itself in many ways. Most of which will not ever be discussed in this forum. However, many aspects will be and it is incumbent upon those of us wanting to “be” better, to address those issues of utmost importance for us.

Besides the search for gratification, there is an awareness of the inevitability of death. Everyone at some point dies. There is no way out of this! It’s reality. But what becomes most important to keep in mind is that in the end, it is not the amount of years one lived but rather the amount of life one had in those years! Quality is what really counts here.

Given the ups and downs of the experience we know of as life, it takes real mastery to maintain a sense of balance and coordination throughout the trials and tribulations we all endure. It really helps to take an artistic approach to go through daily living with grace and respect . . . especially when the going gets rough. Imagination helps!

It’s nice to own personal knowledge in working systems that can be duplicated. If it isn’t broke, there isn’t anything to fix. But you’ve got to make it yours! Then you can use it at will whenever you need it. Own the rights, win the delights! In fact, this is the benefit of The Licensing Solution for making money . . . selling other peoples work.

There are many working systems of martial arts which provide their “players” with tools for self-defense. Trained automatic response perfected by practice gives its “owners” the ability to defend themselves when attacked  . . . a key to inner security and situational confidence.

When people meet you after you’ve been trained properly, they instinctively sense an uprightness in your stature. Calmness and surety pervade your being and you mirror and reflect back comfort to those who interact peacefully with you, yet act appropriately reflexive when relating to the need to deflect onslaught.

Those of you in my sphere of physical influence, for now folk living in Northern Israel, who want to radiate auras of confidence which reflect an ability to appropriately face confrontations in their lives will have Wing Chun as the system to make use for personal defense.

I learned the “traditional” version of wing chun as taught by Sigong William Cheuk Hing Cheung though Sifu Sonny Whitmore in Queens, New York. This is a unique Chinese form of self-defense, originally perfected by a woman, which instills a more formidable sense of being in a third of the time it took to master Shaolin or Sil Lum martial artistry.

Master Cheung happened to become Bruce Lee’s (Shiu Loong) best childhood friend after meeting him at Bruce’s nine year birthday party in Hong Kong. William Cheung was also nine years of age at the time.

Potentially, if you live near me, you will be well advantaged to partake of my lessons. You’ll train having wiser responses to your environment’s theoretically potential onslaughts and gain deeper personal insights for expressing your virtuous side of being.

As you become an intensified work of art, artistically designed by you – mindfully – you’ll be a vortex of power. It be with you as it is yours! Your “be”-ing is your art.

This Time It’s Personal

Here’s where you are going to learn a bit more about who I am and why. Obviously part of the “why” answer is “because that’s the way G-d made me”. To leave it like that would be unfair though because WHY did He do that! Of course, there is no chance we could understand the infinite wisdom of The Supernal Being, but perhaps the answer can be surmised by what my inner voice tells me.

I don’t consider myself very photogenic and rather shy away from photo shoots. But now and then I get caught.

Looked like a nerd next to my Pop!
Looked like a nerd next to my Pop!

Anyway, the late 60’s and 70’s were pretty outrageous. Actually, it was much more outrageous before then – I just didn’t have to live it! I couldn’t understand why a large number of “white” folk hated me, without even knowing anything about me other than the color of my skin. That unfortunately was all that too many of them took time to know . . . Like “sight” hounds – Bling there’s the prey right there. Let’s get it! Kinda makes me wonder if my dad felt he had a tough challenge ahead with me. I wasn’t exactly looking like “Bond” material . . . a double 0 no seven. Then again, you can’t judge a book by its “cover”!

Anyway, too many times in my youthful after school excursions I found myself in a dilemma where it became critical for me to suddenly need to escape from racially motivated pursuit . . . in ways that didn’t lead directly to my home . . . jumping fences at times between neighbors that didn’t have dogs . . . Frightening moments for sure. My question was, “what did I do besides walk through the neighborhood?”

To be fair, it wasn’t so hot strollin’ through the “black” neighborhood either. Some jealousy issues perhaps. As it turned, my parents managed to succeed in their selected professions (Dad was a teacher of industrial arts and my Mom was a registered nurse) and we were privileged to live in a private house, among Italians and Jews . . . much more desirable than life in “the projects”. The first “black” family our new neighborhood. What a treat! Got to work a lot on my strength of character. Managed to prove I wasn’t a “chimp”. Had some really nice friends on the block too. We got along quite nicely and spent a lot of time playing all sorts of kids games that these days you don’t see much. Games like “kick the can” and “ring-o-livio” besides catch, touch football and even racing each other between sewer caps or the electric poles. Nowadays most activity is smartphone or computer centered. Eyes glazed social, if you know what I mean.

It was out of “my neighborhood” that for me sometimes turned out quite intense. Adrenalin and fast-twitch muscle flowing and tingling wildly inside … Like the time when I happened to be returning on foot from the Bronx Zoo and upon passing through a neighborhood of Italians on my way home, someone threw a quarter stick of dynamite in my direction! Damn near hit me. The blast was terrifyingly terrific and even though I was in sprint mode, I felt its awesome power. BOOM! Deeeep deafening repercussion . . . Had they succeeded in hitting me with that thing, for sure some physical part of me would be mangled or missing.

Then there was the time my close buddy Stephen S. Cohen and I walked to a swamp about a mile away from our homes (he lived across the street from me) to collect some of its water to examine in my microscope. Young scientists at work. Within five minutes or so two kids stopped by us and saw us with our test tubes in hand and felt our mere presence was an affront to their pride in keeping “black” folk out and told us to leave. Mind you, all of the houses were further away and we were in no way a threat. Five minutes later, to our chagrin, a mob of that neighborhoods Italian youth rolled out upon us. After an attempt to outrun mini bikes on a stretch I found myself surrounded by at least nine of the punks, the leader of which (Foster Zee I found out later on) threatening to stabbing me – because “nig–rs” weren’t allowed to be in their neighborhood. Apparently being Jewish wasn’t anywhere near as much a problem for them as my having brown skin. My buddy (having run in a different direction which I thought provided less chance of an escape) was able to summon help from a family nearby . . . Saved, we were driven out with a warning to “be more careful”.

Thank G-d for getting me out of that madness unscathed! Needless to say, I sure wanted some sort of revenge after both those occurrences. Somehow though I just let them go. Better to let G-d deal with them as He saw fit. There are Laws you know. So called “Mother Nature” is implanted with “divine mechanisms”. I imagine their karma has since run over their dogma! I’ve moved on and am better.

There’s way too much to be told and I’m not about to rant it all out. The important thing to make real in life is progress in positive directions. All throughout life. I don’t consider myself “black”. That classification for me has a negative connotation. It seems to portray the quality or type of soul one has being devoid of “light”, when in reality it’s just a tag given by people who don’t know any better. It’s rather funny that so called “black people” are said to have soul – referring to a groovy depth and natural rhythm. Yet what I’m referring to the inspiration that the body receives from The Almighty Creator. The life force – that element within that is the reason the body is alive. The breath spark that lit the whole clump of clay from the git go. Let there be . . . and it still is . . . I’m a man of light, not darkness! In fact ideally none of us should be “dark”! Inside, we possess G-d’s image and it should be the driving force of our outward expression. Not “niggardliness”. I’m sorry if someone gets offended by what I have to say in this regard but opinions do vary.

Dark skinned folk are no less nor more than their lighter skinned brethren. We live in an illusion where certain things are made to look different but in reality it all stems from the same source and purely manifests itself as separate. In unity there is oneness. It’s a good thing that the times have changed and I can fear less when so called “white” people interact with me. You see, light is a feature of the very first act of creation. But the light most people see is not the true light in the sense of what was created. It was immediately hidden right after it was created and is said to be able to be seen only by the righteous among people. Beings which know how to capture glimpses of that light within the magic of life itself. It is expressed by allowing The Creator to maintain Its Work without one blocking the channels of heaven to earth enrichment. The creation is a work in progress; but mankind, made in the “image” of G-d, has power to re-create without restraint. Unfortunately, man-kinds re-creation has a way of destroying what should be like the Garden of Eden.

The point is, by our actions and responses to the stimuli of our environments, we either broadcast a positive or negative return to our moments. Building karma based on our dogma . . . Being . . . for better or for worse. Those of us who have learned to “glow” and make our world smile are living a more humane way of being. People respond better to someone who broadcasts dignity, honor and respect for his relations. It just comes back. The cycle is mirrored and re-cycles. When you make people smile and laugh, and keep doing that consistently to all but your enemy, not only do you feel good within but it becomes contagious and others begin to do it too … At least at those moments anyway. Instinctual natures can be tough to override.

Mr. Security

 

Is Love or Infatuation Fueling Your Actions?

We constantly hear people saying how much they love this and that or how’d they love to . . . But what is love really? A funny thing sometimes and supposed to be fun. But how do we qualify the experience and differentiate it from an illusion . . . from infatuation?

Because while infatuation presents the feelings of love, it is unbridled and uncontrollable. Very intense and usually short-lived since it is not based on reason and is rather blind to the real truths of the matter. Honest, mature love can actually result from infatuation given the right circumstances, such as by incorporating reason and reaching mature perspectives. But most “young minds” simply function on autopilot and don’t give deep thought to how their “vehicle” is being driven. The important aspect is that it drives them . . . sometimes to madness.

This immaturity has relevance to all facets of our emotional being. We tend to get caught up in the natural “slings and swings” of life without thinking before we act. It’s natural, what else can we expect. But let’s take our lives to their limits. Why not be supernatural? Going beyond the boundary of pure instinctual behavior and raising the notch of the ladder to what we can accomplish. Why live a mediocre lifestyle in “primitive” servitude to unbridled energy motions? What if there is a way to rise above the mundane and live more sane? To make sense out of nonsense by adding controls to actions and reactions.

This is the function of taking stock of who you are and how you want to be alive. When it comes to something or someone we want, we have to dig deep rationally and analyse from many different perspectives how the object of our attention actually fits into the equation we formulated for ourselves. Why are we so passionate about it and would life really be better if it was also part and parcel of the baggage we must carry? After all, during the journey to our destinations, we must have the right provisions for the way.

It’s hard for me to say that I love what I do but I do love who I am. That’s why it is so important for me to select what I take into my life with an eye on how my innards move me. Is it true romantic love I experience or infatuation with a fantasy. I take time to think on it, hopefully with intelligence. As I have mentioned before, one of my “secret weapons” is the use of therapeutic essential oils. What these do for me is instill a conscious focus throughout the day, for a few hours at least, on the purpose intended by their use. I smell the fragrance and am reminded of what I desire of it to do to me. On a subconscious level, I imagine being aligned with my desired outcome and however “the universe” manifests its greatness, I hope to be open.

I have been working with many mixtures, but those that I think elicited major breakthroughs in my “be”-ing are called “Awaken” and “Into the Future“. Of course, it may not have been the use of the oils that is doing the trick. But they sure don’t hurt! It could simply be my firm resolve to evoke a change in my being for the better. But I am learning to “love” including them in my daily regimens. Not just the aforementioned oils but a number of others as well just for the fun of it. For those of you who are interested in checking this out for yourselves, consider downloading the free app, Aromatherapeutic Essentials. It will be a tremendous help to those wanting to know more about the world of essential plant oil usage.

In another light, it can be found that people get excited about a new opportunity and feel gung ho and all about it in the beginning, only to let the feeling whimper out and fade away, especially when another opportunity comes along. That’s infatuation at work. What those folk really need is to apply good reasoning and come to the conclusion why to or why not to be involved with their new “fling” or sought after “life partner”. Being faithful and persevering with the “partner” that you find to love and is loving you back has great rewards. Doing so could save a lot of angst, wasted time and money. After all, a viable and enduring partner in the pursuit of life’s pleasures eliminates boredom and provides support and encouragement during times of need. Straying from that only brings sorrows in its wake.

Wisely know what you want and why, then stick to your method in getting it and then maintain having it. This is the way to true honest fulfillment in life with the quality of endurance. Love everlasting, we hope!

About Mentors and Coaches

When it comes down to whether or not you succeed, so much rides on the support you get in your venture. You either have it or you don’t. Support is great! When you have it daily and feel the sense of community with others doing what it is you’re doing, it really makes a difference. Dedicated partners helping you every step of the way keep you on track to success.

One of the tools I use is JT DeBolt’s Daily Power-UP Call. His topics cover pretty much everything including money, health, career, relationship, spirit, and lifestyle. Well worth hearing. What most people need is to accomplish an important “shift” in their mindset from that of an “employee” to that of a “business owner”. BTW, if you haven’t yet read Robert Kiyosaki’s Cashflow Quadrant, you should! There he talks about four types of people that make up the world of business. By identifying where most of our cash is coming from, we can determine the type we represent. If where you are today is not where you want to be, you need to take action and develop the right path.

Being entrepreneurs is not the role we are made aware of as we are growing up. From a very early age we are programmed to go to school and get a good job. We’re not taught to be or do what we “really” want be and do. We’re not taught how to become masters of wealth and of our time. So it’s up to us to learn how to make the shift over from the employee mentality to one of controlling our own destiny.

We have to learn to free our minds of the limiting beliefs we may have. Here is where it really pays to have help from others who are already where we want to be and are doing what we want to be doing. Just follow their path and theoretically we should end up having the same results as them. It’s true. We simply have to get the schooling to attain the qualification to be in their category.

Conditioning or reconditioning our mind for maximum success is critical. Identifying and getting rid of limiting beliefs from the past is a must. Robert Kiyosaki talked about this when he first began to escape the employee mindset.

There is something called “paralysis by analysis” which is caused by our educational system punishing people for making mistakes. “A” students are successful really only for just making the least amount of mistakes. Interesting yes? However, in the real world, people who take action and succeed are the ones who make the “most” mistakes and learn from them to win in the game of life.

Many people are not successful because they fail to fail enough times. They let the fear of failure hold them back. When Thomas Edison was criticized for making 1,014 mistakes before creating the electric light bulb; he said “ I did not fail 1,014 times. I successfully found out what did not work 1,014 times.” This is a different way of thinking than most, right?

90% of wealth comes from people who control their own lives. They have mastered systems and their use of time. Speaking about time management, also read The Four Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss.

Anyone can become wealthy, but there is a limitation. That limitation is usually the way you think, or your mindset, as we discussed briefly a few minutes ago. Simply put, to change your life, and to be successful you must change your thinking. You must take full responsibility for your own results in business and life. 

No matter how powerful something is, no one can force you to use it. No one can make you change. YOU have to learn how to use it and put it to use. You are the “driver” of your life. So commit to being a “no excuses” type of person and take personal responsibility for your results in your “being”. Advisers know very little. Mentors have “been there” and “done that.” Are you willing to listen to and follow a mentor’s instructions and help given to you? If so, here’s a link to another one of mine.

Goal Setting

Some of us want to reach higher levels of being in our world. Not to remain the same old same that’s old. We want to be better and to feel better and to have more satisfaction from life and all that comprises it. But this doesn’t come about all by itself. Much of what is good in life has to be worked for. After all, with the “fall” of Adam, G-d said (more or less) to him that as a result he and his descendants: “… by the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat bread …” This has implications for pretty much anything that we want. Being “cast out” of “the Eden garden” this is where goal setting (and supplication for that matter) comes in.

Three specific behaviors have been proven to bring about effective goal getting:

  • Setting specific dates for each goal (Specific down to the day)
  • Whittling down the goal into a series of small steps and setting a specific deadline for each step (What’s the best way to eat an whale? One bite at a time … cutting it down into little edible pieces …)
  • Reviewing the defined stages regularly and measuring the progress. Where necessary make adjustments and take the next step and meet the deadline.

It’s good to carve out a few minutes each day to look at a step by step worksheet and be determined to not let its purpose drift to the wayside. Spend a few minutes figuring out EXACTLY what you really want to achieve and WHY. More importantly, work backwards from that point to see exactly how you can and WILL get your mark. Once you get a firm and clear goal in mind, then you can start to put a real plan together.

Several different routes can take you to your goal. Some will be easier to follow but will take much longer to shuttle you to where you want to be. Some may require more “energy” to be invested, but will get you to where you want to be much more quickly and be much more fulfilling to you in the end, which is what most of us want. Who wants to wait a long time to reach a destination?

While you’re at it you might as well think BIG! Truly wonderful successes happen in “quantum” leaps – not in tiny little increments. Like … Wow! We did it!

Begin with the end in mind. Start tracing from the endpoint and work backwards to envision a solid “plan of attack”. It is a MUST to achieve goals. Why set them in the first place? They are the “thing” that one has their vision on to achieve. Shift your mindset into a whole different gear. Realize that you can’t make that shift by behaving as you may have until now. You can’t reach your mark by simply working harder doing the same things you have been. Where have those actions gotten you to this day? Start to think in terms of leverage and find an existing system or different ways to be much more effective with less effort. If I’m not mistaken, Einstein said: “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. What results do you want? Think sanely … and bigger.

If making more money is one of your goals, here’s a way to discover how to earn a real income from home. The Home Business Summit is an “international event tour” where internet millionaires come together to share their “insider secrets”. Every single speaker is an “in the trenches” online marketer – they are DOING what they come to teach.

Should you be interested, take a look and select the best location and time when you can join this incredible 3-day live event. You will then be positioned to learn what separates internet millionaires from internet failures by “experts” in the field. You’ll also learn the exact steps you need to take in order to get $bookoo coming into your bank account each month. When possible, learn from the best!

Begin With The End In Mind

Best selling author Stephen Covey of “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People”, coined that phrase. Decide what you’re aiming for. Decide what you want to generate and progressively build your self to achieve that.

As for me, I want to generate more money per unit of time worked for it and have more free time to do the things I want being financially freed. A “want”, but not necessarily a “need”. But why not if this can be achieved by perseverance? To be liberated from the “rat race” and spend more quality time being a happy human. It’s tough having to be enslaved to a job and spend so much time doing things I’d rather not if I had the chance not to do them. I know I’m not alone. Who out there really loves their job and wish to keep doing that same thing every day for the measly amount of money got for doing it. Surely there must be a better way. There must be some folk out there who are getting really nice pay from their jobs, but if you read the CashFlow Quadrant, you must realize of course that the real money is to be made on the right side of the quadrant. Like that of business owners and investors who master their time and the business systems they use . . . What I am striving toward and beginning to develop . . . Financial liberation that legends live. To be a successful player in the internet marketing revolution, one must begin with the end in mind. I now have access to training that teaches how to profit from the exact same insanely profitable business model presently used to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars a month in an amazingly short period of time. Just like investing in a proven profitable franchise (a turn-key business ready to instantly run and start generating profits) only much better … and A LOT Less expensive! Plus, there is consistent training and help to ensure success. What’s more, I am becoming more the me I enjoy being. My end in mind that I will mine is to be more cash productive in much less time. Consider this yourself. What end would you mind?

The Lattice of Coincidence

An illuminating scene from the cult 1984 film ‘Repo Man’:

It is a well known concept that accidents can happen. But what if there was no such thing as an “accident”. Rather, what if everything that happens is for a reason. Be it miraculous or something that we bring on to ourselves due to certain actions, could it be that whatever happens was meant to? Could the experience have been different?

I’m from the school of thought that being made in the “image of G-d”, we have the power to make our reality. Beyond what “nature” provides us with, there is an inherent ability within all of us to decide how to use the material we have to work with. Great possibilities lie before us. It’s just a matter of intent.

It is said that when a student is ready to learn, a teacher will be provided. Seemingly out of nowhere, yet right on time, it’s co-incidence by natural design. An “accident” that waited to happen. You might even say that you’re reading this blog by way of chance that happened upon you. But, the truth may be that you attracted it into your life. Maybe you want to enhance some aspect of your being and seek inspiration. Perhaps it’s a good thing you found my posts. What a coincidence! I was just thinking how nice it would be for me to have a positive influence on the people I interact with. It happens at some point every day by me … Because I make my days count that way. If I am only for myself, what am I. If I somehow manage to feel the joy of life, what value is there in keeping it to myself? If I am a factor in improving another’s state of being, the benefit is universal. It’s a splendid endeavor to be better than you were yesterday. To continually improve upon prior accomplishments without lowering your level of integrity. Being the best you can be, given the circumstances, at all times. Besides, no one can say you don’t make the effort. What matters is that your “being” coincides with the self you set out to be.

Incidentally, have you begun to design your future yet? What would be your ideal day to day existence? Will you activate it and make it real? Are you interested in a work from wherever you are kind of lifestyle – be it at home or on some shore? Check out what is happening to people like us because of Matt Lloyd’s business platform.

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s no accident that you are here and reading these words. It is part of the grand, heavenly program designed especially for you. Please make a note of it and take care of your busyness. Focus on why you seek change and busy yourself with achieving it. Do yourself a favor and work “your gifts” in your favor. We will all benefit from that, one way or another. The lattice connected us for better, not for worse.

Every One of Us Make The Difference!

We are all worlds within ourselves. Sages in the Babylonian Talmud (Tractate Sanhedrin 37a) say whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.

Brandi Snyder in a quote said, “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” How true! The effect we can have on others in our environment is immense. When possible, be the shining star in the constellation of other’s lives. Hey, have you heard this Jimmy Cliff song yet?

Also by the way, have you seen this awesome environmental impact video yet? It really shows why everyone must increase their contribution to making our world reality more positive by living according to the natural law of shared resources. Stay within the confines of proper consumption and allowing regeneration. How is it you are relating to our world? Given the latest atmospheric and geological events, it doesn’t appear that our global situation is good. Those of us who want to live in harmony and peace must walk the walk. Who’s the driving force of your decision making? If it’s you, then that’s a good start. You can live your values. Use your common sense and be your own leader … do your thinking for yourself. Play your part in “the family of life” as you best fit. The difference will benefit us all.

But even more-so, Maimonides said, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

If I can make an impact on even one person that in effect causes him or her to live a life of happiness without worries and the feeling of over-working, I may have done enough. But to have an exponential effect … Well that’s simply marvelous! I imagine that would qualify me to be some sort of hero … not just a mere sand witch (bad play on words …). Nah seriously, if in the opinion of others I affect a change in such a way that someone learns to “take the reins on their horse”, so to say, and ride like a champion, wouldn’t that qualify? That’s one of the reasons why I promote Matt Lloyd’s 21 step internet business system. By far the most effective system for making high ticket commissions online in the world. It will dramatically help you to change and take care of preparing you to be a more successful “home” business person . . . with the tools proven to do what they do, best. What’s more, you will begin becoming a “freed” agent in the mix that makes our world. Set free to do your “thang” . . . an adventure of personal growth and development.

Put Your Best Face Forward

In any situation we find ourselves, there are a variety of influences upon us. This is why it is important to choose the right environments and the right mindsets to be in, as well as the right associates to encourage the right states of mind. Yet another important factor to consider is how we naturally respond to whatever we experience. How we deal with our moments in time is crucial to our success and well-being. JT DeBolt spoke about this. Champions are made by their ability to get tough when the going toughens. They keep the goal in sight and “weather the storms” should there be any in the way. Know what you’ve got to do and let nothing stop you. Sure, things may get in the way, but NOTHING should stop you. You yourself set your course. For a fact, you know you are moving in the right direction and it is very important that you reach your goal. You have to. Failure, if at all, teaches you that something needs to be rectified or something else needs to be done to get what must be. There is a way … There’s got to be a way! This must happen. You are making this happen … No matter what!

When you plan out your busyness from the viewpoint of it being a contribution to humanity, there are three things you must consider:

  1. Your vision
  2. Your plan of action
  3. That the purpose of your busyness is helping others to likewise enjoy life.

Just like the wealthy, living with more money, fulfillment and lots of free time is nice. If you want to be at the top of your game, you have to put your best face forward. Be a leader … Do what leaders do … Benefit from the results that leaders have.

Develop yourself however you see fit. Just do it! It’s yours for the taking. Then plug into a viable system that meets your expectations … and commit to the vision. Cultivate leadership in your sphere of influence and “plant seeds”. Spread the “light”! Make your face shine and have others “blinded” by your light, it’s so bright, that they want some of what you’ve been doing. Your best face is a powerful force that no one can deny! It’s the face we are meant to see anyway. Pardon my french, it’s raison d’etre! The reason we need to see you!! YOU!!! In our faces!!!! A blessing. Thank G-d you are among us! Keep up the good work.

Behavior Is Affected By Environment

Have you noticed how being in certain environments can evoke a wide range of different feelings – joy, freedom, relaxation or the opposites? Not only that but the people that share the environment with you impact it as well by providing it with a multiple “person-ality”. The sum of all the factors that make up the environment provides it with an “air” that against the backdrop of your natural psychological response to it determines how you will develop. You become your surroundings and it translates you! Your be-ing adapts itself in its unique way to the conditions as a testimony to fitness in the environment. Ideally . . . or not, you begin to fit in and take on what it means to live in that “neighborhood”. In light of these facts, choose wisely my friends. Choose your environments wisely. “Cop a gander”, take a look, at this documentary clip analyzing environment and human behavior. It captures the conflict between what appear to us as extraordinary versus that we see as ordinary. Worth the watch but I must advise that some parts may not be suitable for children. Keep that in mind when viewing.

We are in an age of boundless information. Along with our physical and social environments, our mental environment as well is bombarded all day every day with stimulation in many forms. The minds of man have generated umpteen technological treats that somehow now it seems difficult to be without them. “How did people live without this before?” Who lives without a smartphone in a pocket these days? What a great toy! A fill in the blanks of the day type thing. Unfortunately ruining the art of one on one full frontal facial conversation though. Too many people are so deep into their phone screens that they have just rare fleeting moments of real eye to eye contact. Long conversations at the family table or the living room have been replaced by family members individually going off into their own world within What’s app or a game.

For the purpose of future fulfillment, assuming the present isn’t living up to the ideal, it is important to associate with the types of people that support your desired reality. Choose your friends wisely . . . Pick winners. To be like those your admire and want to emulate requires that you associate and communicate as much as possible with this type of “being”. In order to be what and how you want to be, the more people like this that you draw into your circle of friendship, as those you associate with, the quicker you begin to behave and live the way you wished. You’ve got community support and the promise of auto-designed behavior. The environment will work more in your favor. You’ve upped the ante!

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