Are you insane or just crazy (enough to succeed)?

Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results – and yet success often depends on doing something (well) long enough for desirable results to manifest.

Insanity or just patience? Perhaps some of both is needed for “success”. Read more »

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Keeping A Positive Eye On Others

“Everything is energy” – but clearly not all energy is the same. This is a good, given “negative” talk about a supposed “energy crisis”. Read more »

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Making a Difference

“Each day when I awake I know I have one more day to make a difference in someone’s life”

Wanting one’s life to matter and make a positive difference (recognized and appreciated by others) is probably among most people’s deepest desires. Read more »

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20/20 Vision and Still Blind?

Each of us has our own perspective: a different vantage point and a unique perception and interpretation. There are things we can see that others cannot – and there are things that others can see, often quite clearly, that we cannot. Read more »

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Each of us is a Teacher

Each of us is a teacher (whether we realize it or not) – and it’s our duty to teach and share what we know. That’s our “job”. Don’t shoot the messenger! Read more »

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Life Is A Habit

Our health, wealth, and happiness are a result of our habits. The word “habit” originally meant an article of clothing – and we still use it that way when referring to a nun’s costume or the attire worn while riding horses.

Like our clothing, our habits identify, express, and cover every aspect of our lives. Read more »

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Which Station Are YOU Tuned Into?

You’ve probably heard that “everything is energy” and that “where attention goes, energy flows”, but you may not be aware of just how important different (pulsating) electromagnetic frequencies are to life. Much of that energy is flowing through space (directly and as a result of reflection, refraction, or diffraction) in electromagnetic waves.

Our bodies are like antennas that allow us to “tune in” to the station(s) of our choice. Our ability to choose allow us to accept some signals and reject others from the many broadcasts we can receive.

Broadcasting originally referred to planting seeds. If we are not careful about what we allow to take root, we may later have difficulty ridding ourselves of it. Read more »

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The Juice Within: What’s Inside Me

When you squeeze, stress, or apply pressure to something (or someone), you often find out what’s inside: the “juice within”. Sometimes, what you get is what you expect; sometimes, it’s a surprise. The only way to know for sure what something (or someone) is made of – without taking them apart – is to apply a little pressure and see what kind of response you get. I don’t mean pushing people’s buttons for no reason, but no one really knows what they can, or cannot, handle (or how) until put in the situation. Despite what they may think, few people really know how they will react or what they are (or are not) capable of until “put to the test” – when and where it counts (the most). Read more »

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The Energy You Send Out Is What You Get Back

Are you sending out to GIVE or to GET?

What we are thinking about and how it makes us feel is what we get back. You can focus on what you don’t want or focus on what you do want. It’s the feelings that create the energy we send out. Reality is nothing more than the result of how we have been flowing our energy. We do not have to face-up or put up with anything. All we have to do is learn to flow our energy differently. Read more »

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Do You Have A Deficit Relationship?

There is a lot of talk today about “deficits” (and what is perceived and proclaimed as “lacking”, or “not enough”, in some way). Most people are aware of a growing “budget deficit” and increasing “attention deficit”. But, is there really a deficit (problem) at all – or just a difficulty in our default definition, distribution, and allocation of assets and resources?
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Don’t shoot the messenger

Consider the source less important than the truth, importance, and/or relevance of what is shared. Far too often people pay more attention to the messenger than the message or how something is said rather than what is (or is not) said – with social “status” and style seeming to matter more than substance.

Credibility and trust are often extended or withheld upon irrelevant criteria. Read more »

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Is Life Like A Sudoku Puzzle?

Sudoku is a popular number puzzle. The goal is to arrange numbers (1-9) [but sometimes in addition to just numbers also letters (A-G)] so that all are included and none duplicate in any given row or column or smaller square within the total square. Perhaps there is some algorithm and simple pattern methodology that applies – like with boxes where all the numbers must add up to the same sum vertically, horizontally, and diagonally, or all the colors on a side of a three-dimensional cube need to match, like with a Rubik’s cube; if so, I don’t know it – and there seem to be almost endless variations for the final Sudoku “solution”.

Sudoku can be found in newspapers, puzzle books, and online. There are most frequently four levels of difficulty offered: easy, intermediate, hard, and evil.

I often enjoy doing what is easy and can usually successfully complete the task and feel good about it. Afterward, I will sometimes, then, move on to a more challenging intermediate puzzle, that might require more time and effort, but also can usually be successfully completed. How I feel after, though, is seldom any better than with the easy level.

Occasionally, I will attempt something difficult. Sometimes I make mistakes. Sometimes I give up. Sometimes I actually figure it out and make everything fit as required. But what I usually feel is simply relief rather than accomplished or proud.

I seldom even bother with evil. It does not interest or appeal to me. Although I might be capable to doing it, the few times I did were far more painful than pleasurable.

What about for you? Do you focus mostly on what is easy (in your life)?

Are you also willing and able to do what is more difficult?

Are you willing to at least attempt doing what you know in advance is considered to be difficult?

And what about what is considered evil?
Does that attract and appeal to you?

Does it satisfy you –as much or more than the other/previous three?

Many times what we do gets easier with practice.
Do you find doing evil easy or difficult?

There often seem plenty of opportunities – for each category.
Which do you focus on?

Which do you find most emotionally rewarding?

Regardless of why you might even be devoting any time, attention, and effort to Sudoku (or anything or anyone else in life), what might your preferences, habits, and “results” reveal and “say” about you?

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Have you heard or used the term “sheople”?

It seems popular to think of and refer to any human individual or group believed to just “mindlessly follow” and “conform” to be like sheep – but actual real sheep are seldom as weak, helpless, dependent, and unable to think for themselves as many humans are or believe.

‘Domesticated” humans act often more like lemmings than sheep (or dogs, horses, cows, goats, pigs, or any other household, farm, or wild animal(s) in their thinking and behavior. Why insult sheep or any other animals?

While all creatures share much in common, each is also unique (and, in this, humans are no exception – in their exceptionalism).

Religious “pastors” are not “pastoralists” and the comparison probably made more sense in the past to populations living with closer connection to animals than most modern urban people who know little about sheep.

MY first few jobs were working with sheep, so I know a little bit about real sheep – as well as many other domesticated and wild animals (that many people sometimes say odd and often inaccurate or “untrue” things about).

Take, for instance, “black sheep” – among white sheep. There are several different breeds of sheep with black faces and/or black wool. There is nothing inherently bad or wrong or wild or crazy or even special about any of them, individually or as a group – other than when seen in a group with an obvious difference in appearance (of coloration).

The most common reason for different breeds to be mixed in a flock is the same as why some (castrated males) might wear bells (bell weathers): to make is easier to quickly tell if anyone is missing without having to count all the others.

To make the math simple, ten black sheep in a flock of 100 is 10% – and if any one of those 10 is missing, so might and even likely are around 9 others. If one of ten black sheep in a herd of 1,000 white sheep (1%) is missing, how many others do you think are potentially missing? One percent? It could be more like ten percent – meaning maybe 99 others….

Every individual (and group) has its own path – and like people walking in a labyrinth, it’s not always obvious to others or themselves how far along or even what direction they are going toward their destination.

All who wander are not lost. A black sheep is not necessarily any more “independent” (or “influential”) than others – nor any more or less likely to go its “own way” – but IF/when “LOST” often CAN “lead others “ASTRAY”….

Shepherds/sheep farmers/ranchers/herders or girls named Mary seldom need to search for and “rescue” lost sheep or lambs. Most eventually find their own way “home”. But sometimes they do need to be “protected” from predators and “temptations” that may harm them (and/or others).

Sometimes a shepherd is like a lighthouse, simply standing in one place watching out for sheep (like ships at a sea), guiding them away from danger and acting like a beacon to help them find their way back/home/where they need or desire to go/be.

Sheep don’t just bunch up nor are they just followers. They have their own personalities – and some a probably both more intelligent and independent than some humans appear.

Like military marching, the human in charge is seldom in front expecting all others behind to mindlessly follow nor in the rear pushing all in front along but usually along side – able to see and guide the group where they need to go.

I would rather be a guide on the side than a sage on a stage. I’m even really sure what a “thought leader” is but I would like to be some kind of “thought shepherd” gently guiding those I can toward perspectives and ways of thinking that might serve them better than many of the cultural “memes” that seem to limit or mislead.

A meme is really the theme of a mind virus. As someone who also worked for years in military, medical, and holistic health care professions, I strive to protect those around me from being infected with harmful beliefs and to help them recover from those they already have been.

We all have blind spots and beliefs that do not serve us or others. I certainly do. IF I MIGHT be able to help YOU in ANY way, please let me know. I may not be “BIONIC” – but Believe It Or Not, I Care (about YOU, the “world” we share, and the future being created for others after us).

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Memorial Day

Even many Americans seem to FORGET or NOT KNOW that this coming Monday (May 29th) is a (federal) holiday – and most that do, seem to NOT KNOW (nor even care) why. What about YOU? Read more »

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Evolution does not require revolution

Individuals, societies/cultures, and species all “evolve” – in “dynamic spirals” – at different rates along different lines to different hierarchal levels. Like a labyrinth, regardless of perceived current position or direction, all are traveling to the same eventual “destination” – but in their own time and way. Read more »


Ending Terror

Terror is extreme fear. Fear is the anticipation of pain in the future rather than pain itself (in the present). Fear and what people do or do not do (especially to or for themselves or others) because of fear is usually more harmful and debilitating than any pain anticipated or actually experienced – be it real or imaginary. Regardless of whether or not pain is anticipated or unexpected, preventable or unavoidable, most people can handle and cope with far more than they may believe. Pain may not be a choice – but often suffering is. Fear is a loss of faith – and more the opposite of love than hate.

The intent of “terrorism” is NOT to kill, wound, or destroy but to make people afraid – and thus easier to attack, manipulate, and control. Fear often causes people to harm themselves (and others) far more than any attack ever could.

One way to end “terrorism” is simply to stop being be afraid – and deal with what is occurring now rather than fearing what could happen in the future. Read more »

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