Posts tagged ‘Meaning of life’
In this funny and blunt TED talk , Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions. How weird are you? Watch and find out.
Life is made of tragicomically controversial moments. One man’s painful fall may cause a bystander to burst into an inappropriate laugh. While in stitches ridiculing the clumsiness of a stranger, the bystander himself may slip on a banana skin and fall hard… Though hurting really badly – through all the moaning - he’d start laughing even harder. Why? Because he sees the irony in what happened to him.
- My Friday Funny (tammystwocents.com)
Today is our country’s 236th birthday, and today she moves from a Personal Year of 7 to a Personal Year of 8 – two very different vibrations. First, let’s review the past year.
During a 7 Personal Year emphasis is placed on revealing hidden conditions, introspection, mental housecleaning, and spiritual pursuits. Emphasis is also placed on research, study, and developing expertise. These conditions obviously exist in any Personal Year; however, in a 7 year they are emphasized so that if you haven’t made time for mental housecleaning, for example, conditions will present events that will encourage you to evaluate your life in some way. The vibration of a new Personal Year begins its influence up to three months before the Personal Year begins.
Scandal is one way that hidden conditions are revealed. During theU.S.’s 7 Personal Year there were 12 sex scandals involving American Federal politicians; more than in any previous year. In the previous 10 years, there were 20 (approximately 2 per year), in the 10 years previous to that approximately 10, decreasing significantly as we move backwards in time.
Other scandals involving the U.S. government came to light: Solyndra (loaned hundreds of millions and then going bankrupt), Fast and Furious (gun running by the ATF), Secret Service agents (inappropriate behavior while on duty), the GSA using tax-payer money to party on big time, and secret loans by the Federal Reserve to Wall Street aristocracy.
The case against Jerry Sandusky is still in trial, with accusations going back more than 30 years, not to mention the emergence of new sexual abuse cases by Catholic clergy, and the Schwarzenegger scandal.
At the risk of sounding flippant, a great many people missed the opportunity to re-evaluate their lives.
The number 7 is about allowing things to evolve naturally rather than using force to accomplish goals. Even though the Supreme Court upheld the healthcare law, so many people feel forced into something they don’t want that this issue is not finished and will be carried over into the number 8 vibration. A more conciliatory and inclusive approach to this whole issue, including a fair restructuring of healthcare in the U.S., may have enabled our leaders to have a solid plan to put in place this year.
Revealing hidden conditions can also provide release from pressure. When Osama bin Laden’s hidden location was discovered, his assassination was considered by many to be a relief on many levels. The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” released gays in the military from living in secrecy.
Ed Halliwell’s article in the guardian (U.K.), says that meditation is on the increase in conservative America.
Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan just published “A Mindful Nation,” a how-to book on meditation, which has been called inspiring and pragmatic.
PR Newswire, in an article on meditation inAmerica, talks about a book by Sarah McLean, contemporary meditation expert and author of “Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation.”
Indications are that we in the U.S. are embarking on a more spiritual way of life by taking steps to reduce stress and become more authentic.
Now let’s move on to our country’s number 8 Personal Year, today being the first day of a completely different vibration.
Number 8 Personal Year for theU.S.A.
This year is about power, energy, force, discipline, and good judgment. It will emphasize action, leadership, and executive ability. It’s a good year for business and financial success if good judgment and discipline are exercised.
The Presidential Election
The next President will be the one who can convince us that he is fiscally responsible, and that he is a man of action with a positive attitude who knows how to run a business. He will inspire confidence if he can be a fair and objective leader who can work with Congress by taking a balanced view of an issue rather than a partisan view.
There will be events which will require theU.S.to use its power wisely in the international arena, standing up for its principles without pushing others around. It is a year to demonstrate leadership in a team environment.
Power can emerge in a negative way inWashingtonthis year, even more than usual. Politicians will have to rein in their egos if they want to be successful.
The Fun Part
The up side is that this is a joyful, active energy with lots of positive accomplishment when people can keep from getting bogged down in unimportant details and in taking things personally.
Happy Birthday, U.S.A! May this year be the best year ever!
Live your purpose every day.
Today as I was browsing the Internet in search of CLEAN hysterically funny tidbits for you (always a challenge) I ran across these amazingly creative Facebook Timeline photos from Bored Panda. While they are not hysterically funny (or funny at all), I decided to share them with you, my always discriminating, creative, sophisticated readers. They certainly measure up as a refreshing pause for your enjoyment and maybe even an inspiration for your own Timeline photo.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
P.S. If you have a unique Timeline photo, please share it with us so that we can enjoy it too.
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- Introducing … Funny Fridays! (caninereviewpuredogblog.com)
If you are not inspired to revisit and take the first step (maybe only a baby step) to manifest one of your deepest and most expansive dreams after viewing this (most likely, again, because practically everyone on earth has already seen it) you are probably not really here – you just think you are.
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Take a look at what I found – this is so much fun.
Want to share your thoughts?
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By now almost everybody knows that the Law of Attraction brings you what you think about. There are hundreds of articles, blogs, books, and websites about activating the Law of Attraction in your life. Many of us forget that using the Law of Attraction is effortless. You don’t have to be “spiritual” to experience it. It is always in action, and it works for everyone. If we pay attention to what’s happening, we see it everywhere.
From time to time, I forget to notice the Law of Attraction in my life. If I’m in haste mode and perceive it’s not working for me, I create static about it. So I’ve decided to start a project, beginning today, to notice the Law of Attraction in my life. My intention, each day for the next three months, is to write down some way the Law of Attraction has demonstrated itself in my life. By then, noticing the Law of Attraction in my life should be as automatic as breathing.
Why bother? This project will show me the quality of my thinking, since some examples will be negative and some positive. I expect to learn to create more of what I want in my life and less of what I don’t want.
Sometimes the Law of Attraction is not obvious to us, or perhaps our experience of it is so insignificant (it’s manifesting with small things) that it’s hard to see. I had an experience several months ago that illustrates this.
One day I noticed that one of the tires on my car was low on air, so I went to my neighborhood gas station to fill it up. Much to my surprise, I noticed that now they are charging $1.00 for 3 minutes of air. I got angry because … first of all, air is free – we breathe it all the time without paying for it; second, I don’t need 3 minutes of air – only a few seconds; third, the bastards got us again. You will agree with me, an unenlightened attitude.
Incensed, I went to several other gas stations and found the same was true at each one. So I decided not to fill up my tire that day. Naturally, I knew that an issue was up. It nagged at me for several days. To make a long story short, I was eventually willing to resolve my issue (I can be stubborn) and let it go. I still wanted free air, but there was no emotional charge on it any more.
Soon after that, I stopped at the air pump of a grocery store where I had been shopping, now willing to pay. I got in line behind a man who was just finishing up with his tire. As he pulled away and I pulled up at the pump, the man stopped his car and got out. I was surprised, because it was a cold, rainy day. As he approached me, he said, “There’s plenty of air left. You can have the rest of mine.” Not only that, he filled the tire for me. Wow. Needless to say, I thanked him profusely. In addition to getting the air for free, I loved the chivalry of this classy man.
It was a small thing, but it made my day.
What about you? Want to join me in my project? It would be fun to share experiences. How is the Law of Attraction working in your life? Just tell us in the comments section. If enough people respond, I’ll create a blog post just for our comments.
Live your purpose every day.
A little spiritual humor today … and some brilliant plays on words for you.
What did the Buddhist monk say to the hotdog vendor?
“Make me one with everything.”
One of my favorite foolish persons is Swami Beyondananda, and if you are not familiar with him, you need to be. So I am performing a public service by introducing you to the Swami. This quote from him says it all.
“Joy is the Bottom Line: Underneath all the stress, distress and negativity in life, there is an deep well of joy. Each time healing laughter bubbles up from that well, we experience deep wellness.”
- Swami Beyondananda
Visit the Swami today and get Absurdified.
Live your purpose every day – and have a great weekend!
Today’s jokes are from www.TheJokeYard.com. I hope you enjoy them.
Miser’s Final Wish
There was a man who had worked all of his life and had saved all of his money. He was a real miser. He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he said to his wife, “Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife.”
So he got his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died, she would put all the money in the casket with him.
Well, one day he died. He was stretched out in the casket, and his wife was sitting there in black next to her closest friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said “Wait just a minute!” she had a shoe box with her, and she came over with the box and placed it in the casket.
Then the undertakers locked the casket down and rolled it away.
Her friend said, “I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all that money in the casket.”
She said, “Yes, I promised. I’m a good Christian, I can’t lie. I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him.”
“You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with him?”
“I sure did, “said the wife.”I got it all together, put it into my account, and wrote him a check.”
The policeman had the bar under surveillance a few minutes before closing time, so he could see who comes out drunk.
The first one out the door at 2:00 o’clock weaved down the sidewalk and fell on the curb. Sluggishly, he got up and tried his keys in five cars before finding his own car.
Once inside his car, he fumbled with his keys for 2 or 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, all the club patrons had gotten into their cars and driven away, leaving this one fellow quite alone in the parking lot.
Finally, he got his car started and began to very slowly drive away.
Immediately, the police car was behind him with lights flashing.
The policeman asked the man to take a breathalyzer test, to which he readily agreed.
The reading was 0.0%. The policeman said, “How can this be?”
The man replied, “Tonight, I’m the designated decoy.”
Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?
Officer: Ma’am, you were speeding.
Woman: Oh, I see.
Officer: Can I see your license please?
Woman: I’d give it to you but I don’t have one.
Officer: Don’t have one?
Woman: Lost it 4 times for drunk driving.
Officer: I see…Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.
Woman: I can’t do that.
Officer: Why not?
Woman: I stole this car.
Officer: Stole it?
Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.
Officer: You what?
Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.
The Officer looks at the woman, slowly backs away to his car, and calls for backup. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half-drawn gun.
Officer 2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle
The woman steps out of her vehicle.
Woman: Is there a problem sir?
Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.
Woman: Murdered the owner?
Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.
The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.
Officer 2: Is this your car, ma’am?
Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.
The first officer is stunned.
Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driver’s license.
The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a purse and hands it to the officer. The officer snaps open the purse and examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.
Officer 2: Thank you ma’am, one of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.
Woman: Betcha the lying bastard told you I was speeding, too.
A Father’s Pain
A married couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered.
Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother’s pain to the baby’s father. He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much in favor of it.
The doctor set the pain transfer to 10%, for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain the father had ever experienced before. However, as the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and “kick it up a notch.”
The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband’s blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing. At this point, they decided to try for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well.
Since the pain transfer was obviously helping out the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him.
The wife delivered a healthy baby boy with virtually no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic.
When they got home, the mail man was dead on the porch.
Have a great weekend, and live your purpose every day!
It’s blooper time! Enjoy!
Have a great weekend, and live your purpose every day!