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Is There Really A Revolution of Consciousness Going On?

It has been said that we are in the midst of a large-scale global awakening. That many people are waking up left, right and center to the realization there is a grand deception taking place perpetrated by elite corporate/banker ruling oligarchs: That more and more people are realizing the government is not acting in our best interest but is in power to serve these ruling oligarchs with plans that can only serve to enslave humanity.
 
Is there really a revolution of conscious going on acting as a catalyst that's so desperately needed to bring about significant planetary changes away from the current destructive insanity?
 
First it must be remembered that this is not about a revolution as in rioting on the streets, seizing of property... etc. but creating the transformation needed to bring about liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as instilled hundreds of years ago by American forefathers, requiring governance by an honest government that serves to protect and promote truth, justice, liberty and equality.
 
-In short a government for the people by THE PEOPLE.
 
So, to answer the question is there really a revolution of conscious going on?' let's review the evidence.
 
1. Increasing alternative media popularity
 
Yes, the alternative media realm is gaining more and more of the lion's share, presenting news, views and opinions that mainstream media would not be brave enough to publish. No longer are alternative media websites regarded merely as material for a few paranoid conspiracy theory kooks... People in increasing numbers are waking up to the realization that many of the so-called conspiracy theories are conspiracy facts: thus turning myth into reality by changing points of view, while discovering the propagandist lies and cover-ups by the mainstream media...
 
2. Alternative news related public speakers find increasing audiences
 
In line with the above I've heard it said from a number of alternative media related public speakers that their audiences are increasing in numbers. For example, alternative health author and speaker Phillip Day said that not only are his audiences increasing on his tours but are also questioning more, showing their increasing interest and alertness... 
 
3. Decreasing ratings in mainstream media
 
In recent years there has been a continuing slump in mainstream media ratings. This includes some of the biggest names such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. For example, a recent study by Pew Research found that 3 mainstream media mega-corporations had their prime-time viewers' fall in ratings by 11 percent. According to Michael Snyder in his report the slump is caused by American people increasingly losing faith in the establishment-controlled manipulated mainstream media with their political and corporate self-interests... 
 
 
Consequentially, people are turning to alternative media sources for more truthful, honest reporting. This is quite significant when you realize that the entire mainstream media is owned and controlled by only 6 corporations!
 
4. Public opinion prevented a war on Syria 
 
We saw waves of protest and a groundswell of public opinion which had prevented Obama's plans to order military intervention in Syria. British Prime Minister Cameron had also failed to get parliamentary backing for the strikes having been outvoted by MP's. The call for military intervention was centered on the allegation that Syria had not handed over all their chemical weapon of mass destruction... now where had we heard all that before?! 
 
5. There is a growing awareness of political corruption
 
More and more are getting the realization that political corruption is endemic and politicians are increasingly out-of-touch with the people their supposed to serve. More than ever people are seeing right through the lies and ulterior motives: Politicians continue to fail to maintain peace, are major culprits in preventing health's biggest problems such heart disease, cancer and dementia getting solved... They aid and abet harmful technologies to us and the environment like GMO, fracking and geo-engineering while having a significant hand in the growing rift between the rich and poor... 
 
-All this because of self-interest, corrupt governmental practices and monopolistic greed resulting in the ongoing planetary devastation, suffering and financial destitution of hundreds of millions of people.
 
To summarize
 
To answer the question 'is there really a revolution of consciousness going on?' the answer has to be yes. Will the threshold number of aware people be enough to influence the necessary planetary changes needed to take us away from the doom and gloom..? Well, that indeed remains to be seen.

Parents Of Troubled Teenagers Struggle At Home Everyday

Parents Of Troubled Teenagers Struggle At Home Everyday
 
He is breaking your heart. He was such a sweet kid, quiet and introverted, but always happy to do his own thing. The divorce hit him so hard and he was devastated when he had to move so far away from what friends he had. He never took to the city where you grew up like you hoped he would. In the new apartment he grew sullen and distant.
 
Then once his dad stopped calling regularly like he promised he would and planned visits started falling through he just became angry. He can barely bring himself to talk to you anymore. His grades have plummeted. He takes no joy from any of the things he once loved and some of the kids he has started to hang out with scare the hell out of you. You don't know what to do anymore. You used to be able to talk to him but now it is as though he blames everything that is wrong with his life on you.
 
You feel as though his youth is slipping away and you are beginning to dread the young man he might grow into. Maybe it's time to consider sending him away for some kind of intervention.
 
It is never easy to be separated from our kids, especially when it's under difficult circumstances. We all want the best for our children from the day of their birth. It's hard to accept that we cannot always provide what it is they so desperately need. And, yes, terrifying when we see them in peril that we're unable to avert. It's essential not to lose sight of what's ultimately best for them. Blindly hoping for change that you see no evidence of is sometimes a dangerous course of inaction. Know that the regrets in parenting that linger longest are the regrets over the things we didn't do rather than the things we did for the best of intentions. 
 
We all try to surround ourselves with peers, that is certainly not unique to troubled teenagers. Troubles may arise though when the only common ground for a peer group is anger and dysfunction as we have a tendency to adopt the troubles of our peers. Occasionally a group of troubled teens who are acting out can find themselves considering things which not one of them would consider on their own. This is frequently why sending a teenager away for counselling or treatment is so crucial.
 
While every program and facility is slightly different most of them are geared towards helping with depression and teens with anger issues. Many will also address attention deficit disorders, anxiety, substance abuse and a host of other problems which require professional intervention.
 
While these types of intervention programs are certainly not cheap they aren't prohibitively expensive either. You are covering, of course, not only the room and board for you child but also for the extensive expertise of the counselors, therapists, educators and staff of the facility or program.
 
If you're truly concerned about the road down which your teen seems determined to travel maybe what's most needed is a change of scenery. Sometimes a teen who is afforded the chance to step outside of his or her scenario can gain the perspective needed to get back on track. 

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Guide To Goal Setting

Guide To Goal Setting
  
Goal setting has been with us since forever. But, really, is thinking up and dreaming about the goals we have set all there is to it? Of course, not. Goal setting is not simply about expressing what we want out of life, but also having the drive, the perseverance and the action to reach them and make them happen. There are several methods. Here are five of the most basic:
 
1. Write down the goals you have set.
While our brains have the capacity to save information and remember what they absorb, our goals could get lost and forgotten somewhere between our favorite soap opera and the bills we have to pay. It works best if we write down the things and events we want to happen, so that we can frequently keep track and check if we are still on the right path. Get creative with your goal setting list. Place them were you see them often so you'll never forget.
 
2. Set a goal that satisfies what you truly want; not just something that would impress others. Be true to yourself. It does not work if what you're aspiring for is for the pleasure and awe of others. Your goal should be something that would make you happy and benefit YOU. After all, you're the one who is going to be working for it.
 
3. Avoid setting contradicting goals. Be realistic.For a simpler example, you cannot write down "set aside $500 from salary this month" if you're earning only $800 a month and have a $250 rent. How would you survive on a $50 monthly? While saving $500 seems like a very good idea and could lead to a fat savings account in no time, it is not realistic. Set based on what you can truly work with.
 
4. Try to be more detailed.This will help you identify your next move more easily. For instance, "buy a $99 iPod shuffle in one month" is easier to work for than simply setting "buy an iPod". Not only will the more specific goal be easier to achieve, it will also be more satisfying because there would be no confusion or what-ifs along the way.
 
5. Stick to your goals. Avoid straying.
If you've written down, "save $5 from daily expense allocation" then do so diligently. Don't set aside $2 today and just keep a mental note to keep $8 the next day. Be consistent. Cheating on your list is like cheating on yourself. This is more effective for short-term goals, of course. If you had originally written "own a Honda Scooter by 30" yesterday, surely you can change that and aim higher for a Honda Civic if you find yourself earnings $8000 a month at 25.
In short, know exactly what you want, to be able get exactly what you want and more. Keep these goal setting tips in mind always and, who knows, your dreams could become reality in no time! 

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Want to be a Hit at Speed Dating?

Being in a relationship and having some romance in our lives does not come naturally to some of us, particularly with the hurried daily lives many of us lead. If you are single and have been for some time then maybe you need some help? One effective method that has proven itself in the past few years is speed dating. If you ve never tried it before then read on and see how you can be successful in landing yourself a hot date.
 
First impressions are important and what you wear on the night should be considered very carefully. We all like to look at beautiful people and you don t have to be drop dead gorgeous to make heads turn when you walk in the room. Good grooming will be noticed, have a haircut, trim or shave, go to the beauty salon, get a manicure and buy yourself some decent clothes. It s worth spending money as after all, you are looking for a life partner, not just taking a trip to the shops!
 
Just because it is a speed dating event does not mean you have to wear clothes that are too short, too tight, too flashy or tarty. You don t want people looking at you for the wrong reasons, think stylish, classic, and tasteful and you ll be fine. Mostly people will be looking at your face as you will be sitting down so go easy on the make up and trim those nostril hairs.
 
Maintaining eye contact is essential when conversing with people as it shows them you have nothing to hide and that you are interested in what they are saying. People like to talk about themselves and keeping eye contact will show you are a good listener. Make sure you actually listen to their answers as well, as it is a two way system and you have to think about whether you want to actually see this person again. 
 
 Always think about the kinds of questions you want to ask before you go to an event, it s best to be prepared as you don t want awkward silences, particularly as you only have 3 minutes to make an impression. If you sit there stuttering or muttering 'I can t think of any questions, then you won t get anyone selecting you as a date at the end of the night. Consider what questions might be interesting topics and don t forget that they are also going to be asking you about yourself so be prepared with interesting answers.
 
When answering their questions you need to talk about your strengths, not point out your weaknesses. You want these people to see the good and positive aspects about your character and you won t do that by letting them know you are tight with money, or that your longest relationship was only for a month! Be positive, charming and chatty and you ll be a winner. You could even go as far as preparing a few paragraphs about yourself, all positive and glowing of course. Look online for speed dating in Leeds.
 
Just because you only have 3 minutes doesn t mean you should only ask basic getting to know you questions, where do you live, what do you do for a living?, etc. You can start off with a few questions like this but don t be shy to ask about their ambitions and goals in life. This is a situation where everyone is looking for a possible date so it s acceptable to delve a bit deeper into people s lives than you might normally.
 
Portraying a confident manner can really get you noticed, even if you are a bag of nerves! Maintain eye contact; don t sit with your arms and legs crossed as this presents a barrier against your dating partner. Sit back, relax, listen, and smile.
 
Last of all, have a positive attitude. If you are only going 'because your friend wants company or get there take one look and decide they are all a bunch of losers then you are just wasting your time and might as well have stayed at home. People tend to grow on you, you might not instantly find them attractive but get to know their character and suddenly you realize you really like this person!
 
 

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The Price of Fame

In 2012 a Michael Jackson song titled Price of fame was released. In it he writes:

 

"I want a face no one can recognize, in disguise

Someone called out my name

They thought of taking pictures, autographs, then they grab

My joy had turned to pain"

 

There was a time when arguably the worlds greatest pop star walked the streets wearing disguises. Covering the faces of his children with blankets and veils to keep the paparazzi from snapping pictures of them. Imagine for a moment, a world of strangers, dressed like you, calling you by your first name, like they actually know you. Crying out to you saying "I love you" only for you to turn and realize you have no idea who they are.

 

"Father always told me,

You won't live a quiet life

If you're reaching for fortune and fame

I feel the pressure setting in, I'm living just to win

I'm done in my pain, don't you feel no pain?"

 

Consider some of Michael's songs; "Leave me Alone" "Beat it" "They Don't Care about us" and "Scream". Maybe he was trying to tell us something? Imagine relinquishing the very thing we all covet at some point in our lives....our privacy.  Fame means sacrificing the little things in life we often take for granted. The opportunity to think, eat, shop, to walk in silence and gather our thoughts, to reflect on life. "You won't live a quiet life, If you're reaching for fortune and fame." If you had to give up walking your kids to the park, watching a movie or going on simple intimate dates would it be worth the cost of fame?

 

"It's the price of fame, you pay the price of fame

So don't be feeling' no pain!

It's the price of fame, it's the price of fame

So don't you ever complain?"

 

Thanks to the internet the most intimate details of our parts of our personal lives are now very public. But do we really have the right to enter into the back yards and bedrooms of our favorite celebs? Regardless to what we think, with the attention that fame brings comes; TMZ, the gossip blogs, the stalkers, the constant pressure of never making mistakes in public that others get to make in private. But is fame really worth the price of making your private life public?

 

"I feel the pressure setting in, I'm living just to win" There's is an indescribable feeling that comes with being famous that most never get to experience. But with this comes a tremendous temptation to remain at the top. To protect what has been bestowed by others. Isn't that truly what fame is? Something others have given you? Fame is often built on one's reputation and reputation is all about how you are recognized by others. Problem is, in today's society fame too often based on perception of beauty, talent and winning over actual character. You don't believe this? Just consider all the World class athletes who lie about not using performance enhancing drugs. Think about some of today's celebs who are famous for recording a sex video, who only yesterday beat their women, stabbed or shot somebody, openly admit to illegal drug use, were caught committing child pornography, and those who even paid $30 million dollars in settlements for something they say they...didn't do?

But despite these acts many still buy their music, watch their movies and wear their sports jerseys. Everyone makes mistakes and undoubtedly deserves a second chance. But before restoring them to fame don't you deserve to see a change in their character? Does a pedophile really get to now serenade you about love, sex and romance or work in a church youth ministry with your kids? Is the cost of fame so great that we are required to exchange low character for a high degree of talent? As one quote goes "If character is the tree, reputation is the shadow." Reputation, the shadow, disappears when the "shine" is gone. But character, the tree, it always remains, so it would be wise to protect the tree!

 

And where does the church fit into all of this? Some popular celebrities who call themselves Christians started out in church but now they flash illuminati signs, popularize the degradation of women, the abuse of alcohol and drugs, and sensationalize the mob and thug life. Then they stand before us wearing huge diamond encrusted crosses and grilles thanking God as they accept their Oscar, Grammy or Image awards. Is fame really worth your integrity?

 

Reality TV is full of shows with famous Christian gospel artist and preachers who sacrifice their Christian values in exchange for fame. But are they protecting their tree? Some say they're just keeping it real! But is the cost of fame worth compromising your values? Jesus said I am the Way, the Truth and the Life! So Christians are required to live a life in a way that truthfully follows Jesus. While it is refreshing to see popular Christians struggle publicly with things many of us know we also struggle with in private. We should also see these struggles take these folks straight back to Christ.

 

Today's mindset is that "keeping it real" is about accepting "what is", where things are as if there's no higher standard of living to ascribe to. But the responsibility of the church is to inspire others to raise their level of character. God's standard for the church is that they "Let His light so shine" in their lives. This by no means requires perfection from people, that's impossible! But it does require a life dedicated to striving towards this standard. Instead of accepting "It is what is!" find out what "it's supposed to be" and strive for that!

 

"It's the price of fame, you pay the price of fame, So don't be feelin' no pain!" What good is character and integrity if you lose your sense of identity? When you look in a mirrors it allows you to identify with the person you see looking back at you. Yet for the price of fame people give up their sense of self by surgically altering their faces and their bodies. Imagine the pain of one day looking in a mirror and feeling no physical or emotional attachment to the face looking back at you. Lip injections, butt injections, breast enhancements, body ink...lasting decisions for temporary gain. Is the cost of fame and the attention it brings worth the price of your very soul?

 

There's a new public service commercial where they're teaching that the cost of smoking cigarettes is greater than the money you will pay. In the commercial as a young girl pays for a pack of cigarettes the cashier tells her it's going to cost her more than her money! So the girl rips off a piece of skin from her face, takes her pack and walks out dejected. Because like all smokers she knows the cost she just doesn't believe she will ever have to pay the price! Imagine if the price of fame costs you your nose, the color of your skin, caused you to live everyday in excruciating pain while taking highly addictive drugs just so you could continue to do concerts and sell records just stay on top....is that cost too high?

 

There is an even greater price to be considered before chasing fame. The fast paced and turbulent lifestyle that accompanies fame can demand your very life. Charlie Parker, Jackie Wilson, Billy Holiday, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Biggie, Tupac, Elvis, Chris Kelly (Kris Kross) Heath Ledger, Kurt Cobain...and the list goes on. Jesus said "What good is it if a man gains the whole world yet loses his soul? Jesus himself was famous but the Bible says he never sought a reputation for himself. In other words he never chased fame! So you can be famous without ever chasing fame. Difference is, fame didn't cost Jesus his life, purpose did!

 

It's been said that life has its greatest value when we spend it doing what we love most. It can be argued that many if not all of these folks named above died at a time when they were still doing what they loved doing most. But for too many on this list their lives were marked by violence, turmoil, tragedy, battles with alcohol, drugs, depression. Some may argue that this is the price of fame. But maybe it more likely be that it's not enough that you live your life doing what you love most. You may also need a sense of purpose to direct your life and lead you down the path of your destiny. Now don't go crazy trying to buy up books to figure out your purpose. Just be true to who you are, to what you love most and purpose will reveal itself. Purpose is most revealed when living a life in intimate relationship with God. Because as the Creator he is most aware of who you are and what you are created for and He will lead you to your true destiny.

 

Pastor and author Andy Stanley suggests in his book the Principle of the Path that just as there are physical roads that lead to physical destinations there are also financial, spiritual and emotional pathways that lead to actual destinations. If this is true then maybe there is also a pathway to fame. But if fame has a pathway what price is there to travel along that road? You may want to consider an alternate route. Instead of searching for the path to fame, discover the road to your destiny! A road designed for who you are, that is paved with opportunity for your talents, that requires high character and that values integrity. Why not search for this road! That way if fame happens along the way....it won't cost you a thing!

 

God has Already Blessed!

 

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Finding Joy, Improving Self Esteem

 

Society in general seems to be caught in a downward spiral of low self-esteem. Everyday I see evidence of this disturbing trend and it never fails to amaze and sadden me. While I understand the causes, I just can’t understand why people have become so susceptible. Low self-esteem is a huge block toward finding joy and yet it is also one of the easiest problems to overcome. All it takes to overcome is a little bit of assertiveness and the ability to adopt the single true fact that everyone on this planet is of great worth and importance. I’ll explain.

 
Self-esteem is the personal belief that we have no intrinsic worth. This is a learned behavior that is gained from multiple sources. As for example a child being told she is trouble or bad. Or it can be a friend who has decided to walk a different life path and puts the blame on the other. Television, movies, advertisements…all contribute to this feeling as well by tearing us down in order to say they can “improve” us in one fashion or another. In other words (and in all cases) it is a sales pitch. Either someone is trying to make themselves feel better by tearing someone down or someone is simply trying to make money. It’s a sad state because it is all so avoidable.
 
As created beings, we all have a deep and intrinsic value because we all have a purpose. While many people have not figured out what their purpose is…it is there like a golden nugget waiting to be unearthed. Think about that a moment. Would any single person ever be created for absolutely no reason? Hardly. 
 
Our birthright is to take a prominent place in the universe. We each serve a purpose that helps others. The problem enters when we don’t serve that purpose. Perhaps we are blinded by money, health, friends, or family problems. We become so self-absorbed by these issues that we cease trying to become what we are meant to be and that intention is to become a functioning and important being in a world and universe that actually needs us.
 
This is a universal fact. All our contributions are as unique as we are ourselves. There is not one single person who can do what you can…at least not with your personal flair. And oh yes, you do have a personal flair. You are unique and important to every person on the planet. Since this is the case, why struggle with feelings of low self-esteem?
 
Each morning when you awake, remind yourself that you are special and have a valuable contribution to make even if that means you will smile at a stranger. Every action counts. Every good gesture reaps great spiritual rewards to our fellow spiritual beings. Try to realize that and your journey of finding joy will be fulfilled. Remember that there has never been, is none now, or ever will be anyone exactly like you. You have worth and your birthright as a spiritual being is to have a high self-esteem. Cling to that and your spirit will be joyful. 
 
 
Steven Morse is an author and the founder of RockSolidJoy.com. His site, RockSolidJoy.com is dedicated to spreading the message of joy from a spiritual perspective. Over the years his travels around the world have given him the unique opportunity to witness joy in all its individual representations. Now he is using that knowledge in his site and invites everyone to visit. 
 
Currently he is giving away a free ebook called '10 Ways to Boost Your Joys'. This free book can help anyone get on the fast track to receiving joy. Drop by today and pick up a free copy of '10 Ways to Boost Your Joys'. At the very least, everyone is invited to click on over and send him an email for spiritual discussion. RockSolidJoy.com

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Teaching Entrepreneurship To Children: Should We Do It?

 

Should we be teaching entrepreneurship to children? When you were a child did you ever have a stand where you sold soft drinks like sodas? Did you ever offer cakes and candy to other students at school in order to make some money?
 
Not everybody is bitten by the entrepreneurial bug when they are kids however. I truly believe that it's vital teaching entrepreneurship to children. The harsh realities of entering into the workforce in a difficult economy presents a lot of challenges. The alternative of being an entrepreneur and working for yourself is something that should be explained to children and young people.
 
Making then Aware of an Alternative 
 
The main thing working against our children having an entrepreneurial mindset is our education system. With only a few exceptions, most of the teaching we get from the time we are in kindergarten to the day we graduate from college is ...
 
* Make sure you get a good education
* Study hard and graduate with your degree
* Get a wonderful job with great additional benefits and you're set for life!
 
There are a number of issues with this.
 
There is absolutely nothing wrong with working and getting a good job with for a terrific company. A lot of people end up doing this and a some enjoy it and make a huge contribution to their company.
 
The real truth is that there is a HUGE portion of people who are not pleased with their jobs and are in fact totally dissatisfied. This can be due to the fact that they either do not like the work they do, who they actually work with or they may not get paid enough being just one paycheck away from being broke.
 
The Second problem is that it is very RARE in these modern times to find anybody that works at one specific job for more than 3 to 5 years. Switching between jobs regularly has actually become the "brand-new standard".
 
That's why it's so essential in teaching entrepreneurship to children and revealing to them that there is an option to having to go out into the workforce to make a living. Would it  not make more sense to instruct children about entrepreneurship and show them a that there is a very real alternative to living a life in the corporate world.
 
Teaching them about things like beginning their own home-business... particularly an online business. We have to remember that the younger generation now invest most of their time online nowadays. So,when they are young, why not instruct them about how to make money with a medium like the internet that they are so comfortable using.
 
Keeping it Real
 
Understanding that children these days can truly benefit from finding out how to begin their own business, how do we begin teaching them about it?
 
I think it's extremely important to set the right expectations early on. Having your own business can be an amazing experience, however children should be taught that it does also include hard work and dedication. This is something that children (and adults) in some cases choose to skip over.
 
The reality is beginning an online business has the possibility to make you a lot more money than most everyday jobs.
 
It's essential to offer children choices. Make them understand the benefits and challenges of working in the "Rat Race" and the alternative of working for themselves in their own business.
 
To be really practical we have to remember that children will regularly want to select the most simple and "Safest" method rather than something that might present a greater challenge and require a little additional effort even though in the long-term they could be much better off.
 
Keep Their Dreams Alive
 
The last thing to keep in mind is to be supportive of children who wish to start their own company. You see most children still have dreams and goals when they are young.
 
As time goes and life presents some obstacles to their dreams in various forms, children then start to lower their goals and become more willing to settle for mediocrity. That is unless they have someone to look up to and admire and to learn from. Be the kind of individual who motivates and supports those children to dream big and work hard to realise their ambitions.
 
With it becoming harder to find a good job nowadays, young children (and lots of grownups) need to be aware of the option of a home based business as a vehicle to achieve their dreams and objectives. Teaching entrepreneurship to children and assisting them in preserving their dreams can help pave a path on their journey to financial freedom and a life filled with passion. 
 
 
Merv Stevens works in Internet and Network Marketing. For tips and advice and to learn more about teaching entrepreneurship to children, go to his blog: Wealth Success Ventures. Act now and discover how average people are achieving extraordinary results online by cashing in on the DIGITAL gold rush!
 

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How to Have Happiness in Life?

 

As a little child, the ultimate source of happiness for me was watching two raindrops race down my window. For reasons unknown, it would delight and excite me every time it rained and I would slide my glass window close to kick start a competition between two tiny raindrops. I would cheer for the winning drop and egg on the one left behind: that was what made me happy.
 
Like million others, I too silenced the child within me as I grew up. There came a time when I did not have any inclination to enjoy a bout of unseasonal rain or relish a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. Gulping down mug after mug of black coffee, I had started to equate happiness with material wealth; materialistic possessions, a better bank balance, a six figure pay check, and the latest gizmo was supposedly my ticket to happiness.
 
However that feeling of indescribable elation, the sheer joy that I experienced while watching raindrops race, was nowhere to be found.  Today, after having truly understood what happiness is I can simplify the clichéd word into ‘something that makes you feel warm and content inside’.
 
The connotation of Happiness is much wider than simply being affluent; it is being content with what you have,
 and who you are.
 
A person who has learned to seek happiness inwardly and who does not depend on external stimuli, tend to lead a happier, content, and stress-free life. As a perfectionist I strived to excel at every aspect of my life, without even once considering whether my life really needed any tending to the way it was.
 
This drive to compete, be perfect, and excel propelled me to a stressful life and before I knew it, I was suffering from acute anxiety and high blood pressure. That was my personal speed breaker.   It forced me to re-evaluate the quality of my life and the present state of my emotional being.
 
What went wrong? Why didn’t my coveted possessions make me feel happy? Why is that people with less than half the amount of money I have are twice as happy? Why was I happier as a kid? The reason I came up with, after a thorough introspection, was that life back then was much simpler.
 
We tend to complicate life as we grow up; age doesn’t really have anything to do with the complexity of it.
 Leading a simple life is within the capable means of every individual; it is simply a matter of whether one is willing to put into practice this simple way of life
 
I realized that the first step to making a long lasting change is to rehash my attitude. I had to change my beliefs regarding happiness, the perception of its source, and the lack thereof. Will cancelling this vacation with my family in lieu of a new contract give me more happiness or spending time with my wife frolicking around in the ocean, be my chosen definition of happiness.  This is an amazing mental exercise that I regularly undertake when I’m uncertain whether I should go with my mind or heart.
 
I didn’t change overnight. It took me a good couple of years to actually put things into perspective, and then review and put the correct perception into practise. I follow a few strategies or ‘exercising the perception’ as I call it to help me truly understand the worth of any matter or object in terms of felicity.
 
Moderation is the key
 
My doctor had advised me to lower my intake of salt and to simplify my way of life when I was suffering from stress and blood pressure issues. I try to use his recommendation in every area of my life, as initially I was the kind of person who lived by the mantra ‘the more the merrier’. 
 
For instance, I am a complete food lover but now when I go to a restaurant, I do not overstuff myself as I used to in the past. I now know that too much of this food, no matter how delicious it is, will convert happiness into suffering (and a terrible one at that).
 
It’s all about finding the right balance
 
I cannot stress upon this point enough. You, as a person are a whole package, and which is why you cannot just focus on one core area of your life: be it health, career, or relationships. I would often neglect my family and concentrate solely on work, which did make me rich but definitely not enriched or fulfilled.
 
I’m not saying that you do not find happiness in materialistic things. In fact, even today I am easily excited by any technological gadget that has been recently launched, but now I know where to draw the line. I know the true worth of both materialism and non-materialism and which of the two, I can renounce for the other.
 
Right-Size your expectations
 
Not just of your profit figures, but also expectations that you have of yourself and others around you. I used to expect, rather, force myself to work  long hours. Why? So that I can bag another multi-million dollar deal and to feel “accomplished”.
 
I was expecting way too much from my body and mind, and even from my family, who had to go days without even a hello from me. When you have irrational expectation, you start taking thing for granted by default. By compelling myself to work for longer hours, I was taking my health for granted, along with my relationships, and even maybe my life.
 
There is no abstruse, well-kept secret to happiness. And no matter what therapists and life coaches tell you- always remember that the foundation on which any path to happiness, is built with simplicity as the foundation. Simplify things and you will be much happier and content.
 
Often I hear people lament that they don’t have any reason to be happy, and that makes me cringe inwardly thinking of how I used to do the same at one point of time. Don’t wait for years to be happy, start now, start today! Here is one reason that I can give to you: if you wake up in the morning with a certainty that you can afford three meals for that day, you should be happy 
 
 
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The Blessings Of Forgiveness

 

We all have heard that it is better to forgive our enemies or those whom have done us wrongly.  I know, personally speaking, that that can be a lot harder to do than said.  The thing to remember though is that when you forgive another, you are not releasing them from their guilt or the responsibility of their actions.  
 
Quite the opposite is true.  When you forgive another for causing harm (or disharmony) in your life, you re actually freeing yourself so that your soul can mature and grow.  Every time you forgive someone of something or of some way they have harmed you, you are releasing the toxins of hurt, pain, guilt, helplessness etcetera and purging them out of your mind and soul.
 
Forgiveness is saying “I forgive you for your sins against me and mine because you are you and that's just the way you are.” (You don't know any better).  As you do this it remember, it's not between you and them, it's because it's between them and God.  The Lord frees you from the toxicity that has, up until now, contaminated your life and held you back from all the riches the Lord wants so to lavish upon you, the upright.  
 
Forgiveness  means accepting the fact that that person may never show remorse or apologize for all they caused you.  But for you, forgiveness will allow you the freedom to be the very best that you can be toward yourself and others, and that's what brotherly love is all about.  
 
Forgiveness is freedom from the bandages of hate, bitterness, and rejection.  Forgiveness allows a new clean space in your heart to grow and love mankind equally and with out judgment.  When we don't try to avenge ourselves and instead hand it over to God instead who has promised to bring us well out of those adversities even stronger than before.
 
God has promised us that he will make the wrongs against us right and to pay you back double for your trouble.  Leave your troubles in Gods most capable hands, showing trust in Him by forgiving others and seeing His divine favor coming into your life! 
 

Why are Many Single Men and Women Meeting Their Soul Mate Online Today

 It seems that more and more single men and women alike find their soul mates online. The Internet has become a great way to meet new people and even start solid relationships. Online dating sites help people get together more easily than ever before.

 
Online dating usually starts by investing some time to view profiles and contacting the people one is attracted to. Taking control of one's love life, that's what online dating services help people do.
 
How do single people look for dates online? When browsing through the online profiles of the other members of a dating site, people have to make sure they are working with value-based search criteria. They will find aspects that could make a potential partnership work, like typical interests and beliefs. What's vital to them? Beauty, finance, tourism, etc.? If their spontaneity comes by way of their profile and ends up tickling the other's funny bone, that's normally an advantage.
 
All of the singles looking for dates online understand that attraction is in fact the outcome of a lot of aspects - look, chemistry and character all come together. But by using profile photos as an approach to reduce their dating list, most might end up assuming that attraction is based on looks alone. Some of these singles might even end up passing by a person they may be seriously interested in.
 
The only thing single men and women can tell while browsing an online dating site is whether or not the other person seems to have, let's say nice lips - that's precisely what most singles believed about their future online date.
 
When most people interested in online dating have developed their brief lists of possible dates and are actually starting to date, they have to hold on to some realistic perspectives. It is quite easy to get distracted by the most insignificant stuff, like an odd habit or a less usual way to laugh, but these points are actually quite trivial. However, most people actually focus on what actually matters.
 
For a lot of single men and women out there, that perfect companion seems to appear in college and nonetheless for other people looking for a soul mate, it happens when they meet somebody at their work place.
 
However, for a great number of singles, both men and women, the perfect soul mate doesn't appear to emerge through any of these circumstances. And this is the reason why the environment of online dating has turned into a widely preferred way to meet other people. Before, online dating was something a single man or woman would not tell their buddies about. Now, it would virtually be regarded as strange of them not to try out online dating services freely.
 
When most single men and women first attempt online dating, they often get quite excited and do a lot of mistakes. They browse through profiles quickly and don't pay any attention to the potential things that they may not like about their possible date. The excitement of meeting a desirable, smart and exciting guy or girl is very likely to make them ignore some small issues that they typically do not like.
 
On most online dating sites, anyone can match up with anyone by simply submitting a profile description and a photo. 
 
 
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Vital Tips To Transform Your Existence, Into The One You Have Continually Dreamed Of Experiencing

 

For anybody who is to achieve their wishes and discover "riches", then confidence and self belief are totally imperative. 
It truly is essential for everyone to understand, just how effective the ability to have faith can be. 
 
Throughout times gone by, religion has demanded that people believe in whatsoever faith they ‘belonged to’, and to judge otherwise, would have been considered heresy. On the other hand, people can learn how to preserve or improve their faith, chiefly when they have lacked it, or even lost it absolutely. Faith is definitely seen as infinite, so you may want to remind yourself of that every single day of the week. 
 
Faith is also behind all miracles, and is the therapy used for any person who is of a fatalist nature. 
To know how influential faith could be, you should understand more, in regards to the power of self suggestion, and exactly what it can be capable of helping one to pull off. 
 
It ought to be somewhat evident, that when you repeat a saying, whether or not it is genuine or wrong in the direction of yourself, then you can ultimately believe it. 
If you happen to tell a lie to yourself constantly, and turn your back on the truth, not desirous to refer to the true facts, then you will in due course consent the lie, as a real version of the truth. 
 
For that reason our dominating feelings make us who we are. 
 
It's the belief that we deliberately locate within our minds, mixed up amid an emotion to strengthen them, that in truth, motivates our actions. We consistently and subconsciously, seek to jam our heads with helpful feelings and powerful feelings, and to obtain frequent success that spreads to all or any extra areas of our existence. 
 
The following simple analogy should help. 
 
When a seed is planted within the best spot, it'll sprout and grow and multiply persistently, until there are millions of seeds all growing effectively, every one precisely the same as the original. 
If we go back to the start, we are then able to see how a seed of a plan, or an idea, is planted within our psyche as a human being. 
 
It Is Sown In The Repetition, In Addition To The Assertion Of A Concept. 
 
In a previous piece of writing, I requested you to write down what was your most important burning desire, plus your aspiration in life. 
You next should try to recite and commit it to memory, repeating it day by day, until it's induced into your subliminal psyche, to be accepted as true and worked upon. 
 
The items we tend to come upon every single day, appearing in our environment through different stimuli, affect who we develop into as citizens, so shun destructive influences within your background, and ascertain some stability affecting your life. 
 
One of the most popular weaknesses within people, along with their lack of belief and self assurance, can be a decrease of self confidence, and consequently for those not capable to be able to see yourself reaching your endeavours, you are usually, highly unlikely to realize them. 
 
By the way, wishing for fulfillment  as well as riches seriously isn't the same thing as desiring success, in a way that takes over your psyche as an obsession. As soon as it in fact, becomes an obsession, you will back that dedication and need through an attitude that doesn't give a moments consideration to the possibility of failure, however is completely alert to success, in addition,you have the doggedness which is a pre-requisite to attaining it. 
 
Everybody that has accomplished abundant wealth for themselves, has done so due to dreaming, plus desiring, and then preparation. Its just about developing confidence, to complement that burning longing. 
Using the idea of auto suggestion, this can be completely overcome. 
Auto suggestion is usually applied, by way of the process stated above, of writing affirmative feelings down, and the repetition and statement of those belief's, until they develop into the principle prevalent function of your subconscious intellect. 
 
Accordingly then, chase your ambitions, and do not hesitate to assume what people might exclaim, even should you be for the interim held back, via possible failure. Not all will go to plan straight away, as life is just not that trouble free. 
 
Remember though, that following each catastrophe, comes the chance to grow over again, and stumble on victory beyond it, consequently, never be frightened to begin small, at all times bearing in mind, that from small acorns, large Oak Trees grow, my recommendation is, go plant a forest right now. 
 
 
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No Contract Cell Phone Plans Keep You From Feeling Trapped

 

One of the standing jokes among young ladies is that young men fear commitment. The truth is that just about anyone who owns a cell phone is starting to become wary of getting into a long-term arrangement. The solution to the problem of the disagreeable two-year commitment is cell phones without contracts, but that had only become a reality in recent years. With prepaid cell phones becoming more and more popular, cell phones without contracts are becoming a reality.
 
The biggest misconception about cell phones without contracts is that the consumer is limited in what kind of phone he can have when he chooses to go the prepaid route. That was the case many years ago when these kinds of agreements were first introduced. But with the way the technology has changed, cell phones without contracts now include the latest in smartphones and any other phone that you could want.
 
The way that cell phones without contracts can span the entire gambit of the smartphone industry is the use of a SIM card. This is the card that holds all of the information for your account and your phone as well. The SIM card is where your account information is loaded and where you phone numbers are saved. If you want to move your prepaid account to a new phone, you just need to move the SIM card. Since these cards are universally accepted by all phones, it is a simple and effective process.
 
Another great thing about cell phones without contracts is that you no longer have to worry about paying a bill every month. This can be helpful, especially in those months where you did not use your phone a lot and you cannot afford to pay the bill. If you have a two-year agreement, you are stuck paying the bill or you will be forced to face the collections consequences. With a prepaid phone, you never have to pay a monthly bill unless you need to add more minutes to your service. That can take a considerable about of pressure off your shoulders.
 
When you get involved in cell phones without contracts, you can have any phone you want on your account. With two-year commitments, you will have to pay hundreds of dollars to end your current agreement just to move on to something else. If you choose the prepaid option, you can simply sell your old phone and use the proceeds to help you get the newest technology. Then, thanks to your SIM card, you can move your account to the new phone with no problem.
 
The fear of commitment is something that every cell phone owner is starting to feel. What these consumers need to realize is that there are options and those options include prepaid cell phones. If you do not like the idea of being tied to one phone or one provider for several years, then you should take a look at the new prepaid phones and how that entire part of the cell phone business has changed. 
 
 
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