We all suffer, every day: worry, procrastination, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, irritated, angry, frustrated, wishing things were different, comparing ourselves to others, worried we’re missing out, wishing other people would be different, feeling offended, loneliness, fear of failure, not wanting to do something, wishing we had less fat or bigger boobs or bigger muscles, angry at being controlled, wanting to find the perfect someone, wishing our partner was more perfect, stressed about finances, not wanting to think about problems, not knowing how to fix things, uncertain about choices, rushing from one task to the next, not liking our jobs.
And yet, these problems are self-created.
They’re real, but our tricky minds have created them. The problems are in our heads, created by some ideal/fantasy/expectation of how we wished the world would be, or hope it will be but fear it won’t be. It exists in our heads.
Try this, for a minute: let all of that go for a moment, and just pay attention to the physical things around you right now. Your body, the light, sounds, the thing you’re sitting on, the things moving or sitting still around you. Don’t judge them against what they should be, but just observe what they actually are.
See this moment as it is, without all the things you’re worried/frustrated/angry about. Let go of all of those things, and just see this moment.
It is perfect, as it is.
Accept this moment. Cherish it. This is real, and it is wonderful.
You can go back to worrying about everything else in a moment.
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Buried in Supreme Court rulings, legal minutia, tax code jargon, and the minutes from Congressional hearings is the truth that the what is commonly referred to as the income tax is meant to be a simple excise tax levied on those benefiting in some way from a federal privilege.
This means that government workers and office-holders, federal reserve bankers, subsidy recipients, investors in federal corporations, and any other person benefiting from the profitable exercise of federal privilege were meant to pay the tax, NOT independent hard-working American citizens.
1. Apologize excessively. You don’t have to apologize for existing.
2. Text too much. Wait for a response instead of sending four more messages asking if they are ignoring you.
3. Act overly-macho. If you try to show-off, you’ll just look look like you are overcompensating.
4. Put down others. Insulting others won’t make you look any cooler. It just makes you look like a twat.
5. Avoid eye contact. You are the lesser of no one. Don’t worry. The more eye contact you make, the easier it gets.
6. Agree with everything. Stick up for your beliefs. Have your own opinions.
7. Constantly deprecate themselves. Your flaws are a lot more apparent to you than anyone else. Pointing them out constantly won’t fix them, nor will it improve others’ opinions of you.
8. Practice bad posture. Don’t sit with hunched shoulders. Loosen up a little. Spread your limbs out like you are comfortable in your own skin.
9. Avoid all conversation. Small talk can suck, but if somebody is interested enough to ask a question, the least you can do is respond.
In the broadest sense, a fraud is a deception made for personal gain. The specific legal definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Fraud is a crime, and is also a civil law violation. Many hoaxes are fraudulent, although those not made for personal gain are not technically frauds. Defrauding people of money is presumably the most common type of fraud, but there have also been many fraudulent “discoveries” in art, archaeology, and science.
beautiful thoughts we all can find joy or beauty in.
Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.
I am strong because I am weak. I am beautiful because I know my flaws. I am a lover because I am a fighter. I am fearless because I have been afraid. I am wise because I have been foolish. & I can laugh because I’ve known sadness.
Never ignore someone who loves you…
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Yet another blame the victim story. What do you guys think?
Our nation’s domestic violence problem has been featured in the news quite a bit this week after Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice was suspended by the National Football League for a mere two games after knocking his then fiancé, now wife, Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. TMZ obtained security camera footage of Rice carelessly dragging her immobile body from the elevator doors, and it subsequently went viral. The NFL’s dainty punishment can only be described as absolutely and entirely horrifying. I would think that everyone would agree. I would be wrong. ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith suggested that domestic violence victims should educate themselves “about the elements of provocation” and because Rice’s fiancé had “provoked” him, he asserts, “It’s not about him then, it’s about you.” Goodness gracious, surely no one thought he was making any sense at all in saying that…
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Abundance or prosperity? The subconscious mind takes things in a very literal way – as does the universe, which the subconscious mind is part of.
I hear so many calling out for “abundance” in their life – and when it manifests they are very often bewildered.
Abundance – “an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply:” – dictionary.com
Now that means what it says – not specific to desirable, nor to undesirable…
As an “intentional” hypnotist, it is imperative that I understand the subconscious mind as well as language and the various meaning any one word might have in the mind of the subject. If you pay attention to my wording, I prefer to refer to prosperity when calling for a manifestation.
Prosperity – “a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.” – dictionary.com
You may be wondering, at least I hope you are, because if…
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