It is only because of the veil of the false ego lying between us that you find yourselves involved in so many difficulties, troubles and worries, all of which disappear automatically when touched by the reality of love.
When the curtain of your limited ‘I’ is lifted –and it can disappear through love, and love alone –you realize unity and find me as your real self, i.e. God.
I say so because it is only I, everywhere. There is really nothing like you.
[Sahavas (in the company) of God, p-15, Meher Era Publication, Pune]
(© Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust)
One of my ex-junior turned 51! I sent him a Facebook message ( it is my habit to send it to all my friends on linkedin too, which takes long time as there are over 11000 of them and they have work and other anniversaries too ! and they change positions, get promoted and receive my best wishes every time, without fail) so my friend who now lives abroad became emotional, nostalgic. This fellow does never come on a Facebook messenger as he is too busy.
So I was surprised to receive two sudden flash messages from him. There was the First clipping – a Video about Satya Sai Baba Hospital which has gone viral and I thought – “HOW THOUGHTFUL to remember the Old man and think about his health”. And then I saw the second one – with someone playing Guitar and the famous Tune of COME SEPTEMBER which was my delight in my yesteryears! WOW! I said. A message followed and it changed every thing! “Some of my OLD FRIENDS will identify this tune!”
That did not make my day! I said, what does he think I am old, I am only a Babyboomer Generation guy 🙂 . I do have some ‘Senior -Brain fog, groggy moments” but I remember to eat my sugarfree Dark Chocolates and Goji Berries or berries of all kinds to keep me going. But OLD FRIENDS? 🙂 That did not certainly go well with the Tune which is so ALIVE and BEAUTIFUL to listen to.
What do you think. I said Thank you friend. It brought back some old memories and the Nostalgia ! Thanks again.
What did I do Right today? Which side of the bed did I get out from? I just shared others content which I appreciated and felt like sharing. I did not add my own article/s today. By the time of my writing with the kindness of all friends, the number has inflated to 176 and I am most grateful for your kindness! It encourages me. During this month I had 3500 Page views and 2275 Likes. My All in page views was much lesser than this all these years and once I began to follow you all, and wrote comments on your posts, my following also rose and so did your appreciation conveyed in your Likes. i Love this. Never before have I watched this number so closely.
Are you in search of a brain fog treatment? Well, I embarked on my own personal journey to learn more about the pros and cons of consuming gluten. I ran across a common theme: clouding of the mind. It is also known conventionally as mental fog or “brain fog,” due to the consumption of foods containing gluten. Conversely, I found that many who were omitting gluten from their diets, either voluntarily or on a physician’s recommendation, noted improvements in memory and mental clarity. If you’ve ever put your car keys in the freezer by mistake, looked for your car in the wrong section of the parking lot, or simply couldn’t think clearly for seemingly no reason at all, you may be able to relate.
Often chalked up to a “normal part of getting older,” symptoms of brain fog include mild confusion, forgetfulness and/or the inability to think clearly. But this doesn’t have to be your fate!
Certain foods such as artificial sweeteners and dairy have been linked to mental fog. However, more and more physicians are discovering that mental fog is quite strongly linked to gluten intolerance. Within weeks of eliminating gluten from my own diet, I noticed an ability to think more clearly.
Luckily, there are several foods that have been associated with improved cognitive performance that are naturally gluten free. Tired of losing your keys? Here are six foods you can reach for to clear up mental fog and boost your brain health:
Foods for Brain Fog Treatment
1. Avocados: Avocado is high in oleic acid. This fatty acid that plays a role in protecting neurons. Along with other omega fatty acids, oleic acid helps make up the myelin sheath. This lining on neurons helps information in your brain travel at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. Avocados also increase healthy blood flow which promotes increased brain function. It also improves heart health. For an effective brain fog treatment, throw some avocado on your salad or spread some on your sandwich and super charge your brain for those holiday events.
2. Blueberries: Also called “brainberries” by Dr. Steven Platt, MD author of Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods Proven to Change Your Life, blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant capacities of all fruits and vegetables. They are known to improve memory and cognitive function. Blueberries have memory-protecting properties. They have even been associated with the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Add some blueberries to your breakfast and you may not need to check that to-do list several times throughout the day.
3. Beans: Not only are beans wallet-friendly, they also help stabilize blood sugar levels. They slow how your body processes carbohydrates. Our brains need a steady stream of energy and beans do the job. By adding more beans to your diet, you add some carb-like texture to your meals without consuming any gluten.
4. Nuts and seeds: One ounce a day can reduce inflammation and promote brain fog treatment. They provide you with a great source of protein and satisfy your appetite. In addition to having a high fiber content, nuts and seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, and brain-boosting omega fats. They have a positive impact on your brain and heart health. For an easy snack on-the-go, reach for almonds, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds (pumpkin seeds are specifically beneficial for men).
5. Wild Salmon: High levels of omega-3 fatty acids in addition to astaxanthin, B vitamins, and amino acids make wild salmon a winner for improving cognitive function. There is a wealth of research supporting omega 3’s role in brain health preservation. B vitamins and amino acids boost everyday brain function.
6. Dark chocolate: The powerful antioxidant properties of dark chocolate and natural stimulants help enhance focus. They also improve concentration and stimulate the production of endorphins. These help to not only support brain health, but improve mood, too. One to two Hershey Kiss-size pieces of dark chocolate a day will provide all the benefits you need. So, don’t feel guilty reaching for that piece of dark chocolate. It will help you think more clearly and cheer you up.
Some loves last a lifetime, others as long as they were meant to.
I know that we could’ve been something incredible and perhaps the best thing to happen to either one of us. But we didn’t. Instead, a combination of life, physical distance, existential crisis, excuses, and hesitation crept in and pushed us just far enough apart for other things to come in. For other priorities. For other people.
It didn’t fall apart all in one day, but sometimes it feels like it did.
One moment, you were the only person who I could think about — the one who kept me up at night with your words and conversations, the one who took up so much space in me. The next, you were still all I could think about — but this time it was wondering if I should’ve tried harder to hold onto you. You were still keeping me up at night — all the words I never said haunting me and almost having me spill them all out to you far too late for them to matter anymore. You still took up all this space in me — and then left the gaping hole behind once we stopped talking to each other.
Life did go on, though. It has a funny way of doing that — choosing to keep moving forward even when part of your world feels like it stopped. So we both moved forward, too. I started a different path, and I honestly was happier with it than I expected.
“Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star.
It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.
Maybe the star doesn’t even exist anymore. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.”
When really good things happen, I still think to tell you. When certain things happen in my life that I know only you would really understand, it takes everything in me not to send you a message. I still wonder about your life and how things are going for you. I think about reaching out to you more times than I would admit, but I don’t.
Because for one reason or another, we didn’t fight to keep each other in our lives. We didn’t try to save whatever we had from the damage that inevitably appeared; we chose to let the ship sink. No one can point fingers and assign blame. These days, we live lives without each other, and perhaps it’s for the best. But we don’t need to see how the other is doing now that we know that we aren’t part of the picture.
For me, even after all this time, it would be too hard to hold on and try to keep you in the forefront of my life, although sometimes there is nothing I want more, and so I let go, because I am too scared of falling into pieces again. It would be still too hard to watch you move on with somebody else, even if she makes you happier than we would’ve been together. Slowly, I have developed this new instinct for avoiding the emotional rollercoaster you could start in my soul. So I control myself, I keep my feet on the ground and I eliminate any visual stimulus, no pictures, no social networks, no hidden digital stocking. This is what they call self-discipline. This is what I call self-protection.
I know that in the end, it doesn’t really matter why we lost the paradise that we once built so carefully together. All that matters is that I still want all the best things for you: to find someone who loves you better, to be successful in your passions, to live the live you always hoped you would, even if I do not want to be around to see it.
So believe me when I say that it is better for us not to be friends.
But it doesn’t make me miss you any less.
There is one quote that comes into my mind after reading this:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’
Actually, who are you not to be?
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
So please call me by my name
BE TRUE KARMA YOGIS – SERVE WITH SELFLESSNESS—
A discussion ensued about rendering social service. Baba made the following comments:
The activities you are engaged in of serving the nation and the people in a way are good. But to acquire the full bliss through karma yoga, there is only one sure-fire way and method. And that is, while rendering service, there should not be the least thought or feeling of “I serve … I do this work.” Real service requires selflessness and should be done selflessly. There should not be the least thought of “I-ness” or “I do this.” Because such egoistic thoughts create pride, which gives rise to extremely dense and deep sanskaras, and it is most difficult to eradicate these types of sanskaras.
People all over the world do some kind of service. Some serve their community and some their country. But in their service, the degree of egoistic self-respect and selfishness is immense. Some serve to bring their name into the newspapers, some with a view to be looked upon highly, some to gain prominence and applause, and some to appear good and decent in the eyes of others. Thus everyone serves with an ulterior motive of selfish ambition or pride, and this is not serving at all. What is done is all useless, worthless and totally meaningless.
Be true karma yogis! Serve, but serve with absolute selflessness. Keeping your “I-ness” at arm’s length, serve in the name of Beloved God.
Lord Meher Online 1039-40
Photo Courtesy AMBPPCT
No amount of rites, rituals, ceremonies, worship, meditation, penance and remembrance can produce love in themselves. None of these are necessarily a sign of love.
On the contrary, those who sigh loudly and weep and wail have yet experience love. Love sets on fire the one who finds it. At the same time it seals his lips so that no smoke comes out.
Love is meant to be experienced and not disclosed. What is displayed is not love. Love is a secret which meant to remain a secret for the one who receives and keeps it.
[Sahavas (in the company) of God, p-18, Meher Era Publication, Pune]
(© Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust)
2002 Likes! Thank you friends you made my day and months. I never realised I would watch this number and feel so happy within!
My heartfeakt Gratitude’s for all who read my posts and liked some of them. Thank you.
So what if you are a Warren Buffet, I have a mind of my own and I choose to differ with you, Sir. If the following quote was true – there would be no fluctuations in the Stock prices you invest, your stock values would never come down.
Everything that we do by rote, by discipline, by habit surely does a few things. For e.g. My walks burn calories but as the walking distance reduces with my walking speed the calorie burn rate my not reduce as I walk for more time. Consequently, the weight loss may not be the same. I have 4 years of daily data on self which proves this point.
But then, who wants to take cudgels with the Richest and Respected man like Mr. Buffet who in his own right is a role model for me who never invests in stocks. but sometimes, the quotes which are attributed to them and go viral on social media do not rightly capture, the moment when it was said, the context etc.
What do you think? It is difficult to change habits for us as adults and it is also difficult to continue doing every day, the same thing ain’t it?
u keep doing the same things and you get the same result over again.
“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
— Deborah Day
“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”
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“The Soul is the voice of the body’s interests.”
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I’m a wayfarer an walk average 15km daily now to reduce weight and reverse heart disease.
“ Places and physical conditions do not matter where longing and determination are deep and strong. It is not a question of patient, endless walking, for example. It matters how and where you walk — in which direction.
You may walk and walk for years, but if it is in the wrong direction it is a waste of energy and time. If you go further away, of course you do come back when the time comes, but it is such a long process.”
Lord Meher Online 1813
Photo Courtesy. Meher Baba Travels
We had our first meeting of the Meetup Jay Parkhe’s Mentor Master Class yesterday at Just Practicals’ Sierra Cartel Business Centre.
To begin with we had 3A’s ( All new members who joined had their names beginning from A – Is this a good Omen? Looks like we are off to a AAA rated starte.
Great introductions as all three are in 29-32 age range, One of them on the way to be a Startpreneur and other two in the Ideation mode. It was a great exchange of ideas, examples of successes and failures Jay’s mentoring Approaches and way forward.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Self-confidence is a must for all of us- no matter which stage of our life journey we are in.
It doesn’t matter what our role looks like:
Whether we’ve lost ourselves in career or business
Whether we’re feeling lonely post-breakup or just lonely in a crowd or enjoying our solitude and the feelings of Quietude.
Whether we’re speaking on a stage or whispering our secret to a friend for the very first time
Whether our business came crashing and we are on the threshold of bankruptcy suddenly.
Whether our Revenue sources have dried and all our efforts to bring the derailed business back – fail due to lack of interest, apathy or our mental STATE.
We shall need radical self-confidence.
Much of this sounds like saying “Close But No Cigar”
Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end, we see our miserable situation while negatively imagining that others have no sympathy and they are laughing at us.
We shall Radical Self-Confidence to overcome the situation.
We will have no choice but to “Go Out On a Limb”
Putting ourselves in a risky situation in order to help somebody, or to hazard a guess about what could be the best possible way out of this jam.
We shall Need Radical Self-Confidence to over come the situation.
A Short Story
Charity Godfrey was thinking about Wenna Thornton again. Wenna was a cowardly friend with slimy legs and moist thighs.
Charity walked over to the window and reflected on her idyllic surroundings. She had always hated picturesque Moscow with its vacant, vigorous volcanoes. It was a place that encouraged her tendency to feel sad.
Then she saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the a cowardly figure of Wenna Thornton.
Charity gulped. She glanced at her own reflection. She was a cold-blooded, rude, whiskey drinker with beautiful legs and fragile thighs. Her friends saw her as a panicky, pickled patient. Once, she had even saved a colossal old man that was stuck in a drain.
But not even a cold-blooded person who had once saved a colossal old man that was stuck in a drain, was prepared for what Wenna had in store today.
The sun shone like thinking goldfish, making Charity delighted. Charity grabbed a cursed sandwich that had been strewn nearby; she massaged it with her fingers.
As Charity stepped outside and Wenna came closer, she could see the oily smile on her face.
Wenna gazed with the affection of 7074 violent mute monkeys. She said, in hushed tones, “I love you and I want less communication.”
Charity looked back, even more delighted and still fingering the cursed sandwich. “Wenna, what a spiffing dress,” she replied.
They looked at each other with concerned feelings, like two sleepy, sparkling snakes loving at a very mean accident, which had jazz music playing in the background and two tactless uncles talking to the beat.
Charity studied Wenna’s slimy legs and moist thighs. Eventually, she took a deep breath. “I’m sorry,” began Charity in apologetic tones, “but I don’t feel the same way, and I never will. I just don’t love you Wenna.”
Wenna looked relaxed, her emotions raw like a motionless, mammoth map.
Charity could actually hear Wenna’s emotions shatter into 9900 pieces. Then the cowardly friend hurried away into the distance.
Not even a glass of whiskey would calm Charity’s nerves tonight.
Auto Praise for Picturesque Moscow
- We become what we expose ourselves to.
- We become who we hang out with,
- who we listen to,
- the shows we watch,
- the books we read, etc.
We have to be sensible about what we expose ourselves to and about how much time we spend in the company of those influences.
And we must seek out more alone time for ourselves, in quietude and close to nature. If we don’t do this, we’ll lose ourselves. We’ll become other people and lose our peace.
and go back to them later when you’re in a better frame of mind
Sometimes it is better to just walk away from things and go back to them later when you’re in a better frame of mind.
Try some of these to find your peace back.
- Answer the phone in a cheerful voice – even if it is a salesperson
Try being a person who Wouldn’t Harm a FlyMeaning:Nonviolent; someone who is mild or gentle.
Try not to make a Mountain Out of a MolehillMeaning:One who escalates small things and turns them into big problems.
- And be like The shooter who says goodbye to his love.
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.”
— John Wayne
Help someone academically – lend them your study notes
Offer to help your neighbours/friends with chores
Visit a friend who’s sick
Feeling brave? Give blood
Leave a kind message anywhere (in a library book, on a computer etc.)
It is not my birthday but it will remain as a constant reminder of reaching an age post-retirement that constantly reminds of a few resolutions, few events and, few good, bad and ugly memories. Difficult to throw away like the pebble or the thorn that entered our Sandals and kept bothering us.
I know I will never be this young again. Ever. Oh damn… I just got older!
What makes this memory not go away? It’s hard to stay connected – reach out to an elderly person you know. Especially, if people you are mentoring are mostly milenials and rebel at heart, famous for breaking rules, ignoring parents’advice – you think they will listen to you, comply with your rules, NO Way!
What they expect is equitable treatment of an Adult-Adult transaction, not the Parent-Child one which they have plenty at their respective homes. So I changed tracks on my birthday. I also realized we cannot change an adult, we can not motivate anyone! And, I say this with experience. Adults change themselves when they wish to and become determined to. ( My wife tries to change me so hard, but do I 🙂 No) . Same is with Motivation. We are all motivated people. We know what motivates or demotivates us. Our conscience tells us what is right or wrong for us, doesn’t it? It remains as a murmur inside our brains dominated by negative emotions and all the pseudoness generating hormones? Doesn’t our Conscience become victim and is taken over by our own viscious mind’s CON-Science? It does. Trust me on that.
So was I on “On Cloud Nine” ON my birthday couple of months ago?
Having strong feelings of happiness or satisfaction. SADLY, No!
So I generated a Random phrase and what came out was
Ride Him, Cowboy!
A cheer people yell, usually at rodeos when cowboys are clinging to the backs of untamed horses.
But what a coincidence? This was an apt phrase describing my mental state.
There was no ice cream in the freezer, nor did I have money to go to the store, and as I forgot to go to the ATM and draw cash. This is what Old Age does to you – Forgetful when needed but never let go of bad memories of past.
So do I feel I am Down And Out
A term used in a boxing.
Or Someone who has become incapacitated.
I am happy to say, I am better that this. I live life full even now and enjoy friends, online or offline. Enjoy the joy of my creation. Sometimes send long rants to friends or other times write blog or articles. Meet new Startups, Mentees and Give back to society . So
Life is Good. Whether we are young or old.
Bake something for your family/friends
Help someone improve, give them constructive feedback
Someone looking lost? Help them with directions
Who will be making dinner for your family today? Tag, you’re it!
Know someone who is not coping very well? Give them a call
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”
— David G. Allen
Lend a friend a book you think they’d like
Make a conscious effort to recycle
Put your phone down and have a conversation with a friend
Write a complimentary note for someone
Someone wronged you? Forgive them
Smile at a stranger
I was very proud of
throughout my life,
I couldn’t be any different
to what my nickname was.
She told me she won’t use
my nickname again
It so happened,
I said Let me help you with
your baggage and bagasse’
and let’s throw this
into the Sky
with all our might.
But he was too short
to see over the fence.
A song such as this
could make or ruin
a person’s day
if one lets it get to us.
She did her best to help him.
and checked to make sure
that I was still alive and
The mysterious diary
recorded the voice.
I couldn’t be any different
to what my nickname was.
When I was little
I had a car door slammed shut
on my hand.
I still remember it
I couldn’t be any different
to what my nickname was.
The shooter said goodbye to his love.
My Nick Name – WAS – JAYA 🙂
AND Now I know what’s in a Name anyway?
Swinging For the Fences
Giving something your all.
To go at a quick pace; no delaying!
|The Cato Institute has presented Cuba’s Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco) with the 2018 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, a $250,000 biennial award presented to a group or individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom. The Ladies in White have a simple message: The political prisoners of Cuba are our sons, brothers, and our husbands. They must not be forgotten.“All who labor in the name of freedom take great inspiration from — and feel a tremendous debt to — courageous people who risk everything to stand up to oppression. The Ladies in White are a stirring example,” said Peter Goettler, president and CEO of the Cato Institute.|
The Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco) have a simple message: The political prisoners of Cuba are our sons, our brothers, and our husbands. They must not be forgotten.
Every Sunday, the Ladies in White gather, or attempt to gather, for Mass at Saint Rita de Casia Church in Havana, followed by a procession down Fifth Avenue. They wear white to symbolize the peaceful nature of their protest, and each wears a photograph of a loved one who is in prison. For this the authorities have constantly harassed them and organized mob violence against them.
The movement began on March 18, 2003, when journalist Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez was arrested in his home in Havana and sentenced to 20 years in prison for criticizing the regime of Fidel Castro. His case drew worldwide attention, with Amnesty International calling him a prisoner of conscience and demanding his release. Around 75 others were arrested at the same time, in an incident that has been called the Black Spring. All have since left prison, though not unconditionally, with the majority having had to leave Cuba. Since that time, sporadic arrests of journalists, lawyers, and other intellectuals have continued in Cuba, belying the myth that with normalized relations, Cuba’s human rights record would improve. If anything, it has deteriorated.
Two weeks after Maseda was arrested, his wife Laura Pollán Toledo brought together a group of wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters of the imprisoned to pray for their loved ones. They have continued to gather each Sunday, and the movement has since spread to other churches throughout Cuba. Although they are not a political party and do not have an overtly political program, they seek freedom of expression for all and the release of prisoners of conscience in Cuba. In recognition of their courage, the Ladies in White were the 2005 recipients of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded by the European Parliament. The Cuban government prohibited them from attending the award ceremony in Strasbourg, France.
In 2015 Berta Soler, one of the leaders of the group, told the U.S. Senate, “Our aspirations are legitimate…. Our demands are quite concrete: freedom for political prisoners, recognition of civil society, the elimination of all criminal dispositions that penalize freedom of expression and association and the right of the Cuban people to choose their future through free, multiparty elections. We believe these demands are just and valid. Even more importantly, for us they represent the most concrete exercise of politics, a step in the direction of democratic coexistence. Cuba will change when the laws that enable and protect the criminal behavior of the forces of repression and corrupt elements that sustain the regime change.”
As the first step, the Ladies in White demand the release of all political prisoners. The outlook for many of the prisoners is grim; prison conditions are deplorable, visits are rare, and even their mail is intercepted by the authorities. And the Ladies themselves have faced increasing police harassment and arrest in recent years, as the Cuban government tries to hide-but not correct-its habit of quashing dissent. Laura Pollán died in 2011 under gravely suspicious circumstances. But the movement she founded continues: The Ladies in White will meet, pray, and bear witness every Sunday until Cuba’s political prisoners are freed.
I would not generalise, and would not attribute any of the three above. Tolerance in India has come to mean – Tolerating+Nonsense right politicians to some members of thof even the general public . So does that make the two negatives i.e. adding IN as a prefix – POSITIVE. No. I am afraid not.
But, I came across this great quote which I like as a Drawing and Painting Artist amateur and Art Critic.
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent van Gogh
See if you can agree and appreciate the Great Artist.
According to Freud, every dream represents a wish fulfillment. Dreams are representative of the imaginary fulfillment of a wish or impulse in early childhood before such wishes have been repressed.
Sometimes you meet someone and your gut makes you judgemental immediately, without knowing anything about people.To Freud, dreams were all about wish fulfillment.
The manifest content of the dream masked the true wishes and desires of the dreamer, which were revealed in the latent content.
In the ‘falling’ dream example, Freud might have said that the act of falling represented giving into a sexual urge.
like someone is “Not the Sharpest Tool in the Shed”
Someone who isn’t witty or sharp, but rather,
they are ignorant, unintelligent, or senseless.
It is a daunting task to go deeper and find the latent dreams of such people. They are dreamers too, and they have a subconscious. Sometimes it gives them messages, signals but they are so subtle, soft and noiseless that people tend to forget them let alone take notice of them.
Freud believed that the content of dreams is related to wish fulfillment and suggested that dreams have two types of content: manifest content and latent content. The manifest content is the actual literal subject matter of the dream while the latent content is the underlying meaning of these symbols
Whatever a Mentor can do to Awaken the Dreamer’s Dreams it remains that
Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees
Suggests that money is a resource that must be earned and is not one that’s easily acquired.
What a breakup feels like.
Penance should not be like everyday repentance which follows everyday weaknesses. It should not become a tedious and sterile habit of immoderate and gloomy pondering over one’s own failings.
Sincere penance does not consist in perpetuating grief for the wrongs, but in resolving to avoid in the future those deeds which call forth remorse.
Discourses 1, p 74
By Meher Baba
Avatar Meher Baba Trust e-book
Photo Courtesy Of Meher Nazar Publications
I am quite happy and grateful as
I understand how to identify and change my life paradigms
it gives me the power to be,
do and have
ANYTHING I truly want.
Did you know…
… that today is Drew Carey’s birthday (1958)? Carey is an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, dancer, host, television personality, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his black-rimmed glasses. Whew, busy guy! Happy birthday, Drew. 🙂
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Learn how to set goals. That’s the key to everything. That includes designing your own success. You define what the goal is, it’s not somebody else’s goal, it’s yours.”
— Drew Carey
Where do we want to b?.
What is our desired place we see?
What is the Ultimate Place we wish to be?
A Dreamer knows Inside OUT and Outside IN!
We do tend to forget the dream and live life
Going with the flow,
Dreams give us Purpose, Goals, Ambitions, and Aims – albeit sub-consciously.
Mentors are awakener and constantly hammer, chisel, sculpt the mouldable Mentees/ into their Actionable Plans, often as Accountability Partners with joint responsibility.
Isn’t it your idea too that you can have a thriving business built on helping people and improving the world the ultimate dream?
In case you didn’t know – the Personal Development/ Life Coaching/ Mentoring Industry is not just about feeling good.
According to Wikipedia and Psychology Today, this is a more than $11 Billion dollar industry – and growing.
It is Growing at a rapid pace and will continue to always help more lives with their positive impact – the question we should be asking ourself isn’t, ‘Can I be successful at this?’ …
it’s ‘How big of a mark do I want to make?’, and
‘What am I willing to do to make it happen?”
There is no limit to the amount of income or the satisfaction you can gain from teaching people how to unleash their unlimited potential and awaken their latent dreams.
I’ve been studying why people do what they do for nearly half a century. .
Give the spark that may get fanned and become High rise flames and Fire
Begin to light we must ignite the latent subconscious and fight for our Right.
I Wake up the dreamers and demand their need for rights
In the dead corner of their hippocampus lies a sleeping, latent WISH
In the dead of the night,
the mentor makes you set your sights and
warns of the dangers of letting it remain dormant,
hibernating, not knowing, never knowing
What is inside your brain –
the latent Potentials and Dreams
Mentor calls for your arms
to begin the Motion arising out of this E Motion.
There are goodbyes and there are no second glances
For in the middle,
We, we see the glimpse
Of the mass of wishes wanting to come alive and
take control of our FOCUS our FUTURE.
They CREATE our desire to fight
the life’s battles ahead to make these dreams come true.
We’re living trees of our own anarchy
Mentees take hands
It’s our time to give this life its only chance
Not one step back
A Pure Heart will take a stand
Inner liberation thrills
Echoing through the hearts
the beginning of our new being
Take pride as this is the vision for us to live by or die, or die
Light the Spark we must ignite we fire to fight begin our night
Inspired by the Story by Chanakya.
चाणक्य नीति: जानिए किन लोगों की मदद न करें और रहें दूर
आचार्य चाणक्य ने अपनी एक नीति में 3 ऐसे लोगों के बारे में बताया है जिनकी मदद न करें और उनसे दूर रहें।
चाणक्य नीति में आचार्य कौटिल्य ने अपनी एक नीति में बताया है कि किन लोगों की मदद नहीं करनी चाहिए वरना आप खुद परेशानी में पड़ सकते हैं। आचार्य चाणक्य ने बताया कि कुछ लोग ऐसे होते हैं जिनकी मदद करने पर आप स्वयं मुश्किल में पड़ सकते हैं। समय, काल, परिस्थिति, धर्म और नीतियों को ध्यान में रखकर आचार्य चाणक्य ने कुछ लोगों को वर्ग विशेष में बांटा है। इसके अनुसार उन्होंने बुद्धि और चतुराई के उपयोग से कुछ ज्ञान की बाते बताई हैं। जानिए ये 3 लोग कौन हैं जिनकी मदद कभी नहीं करनी चाहिए
-चाणक्य ने अपने श्लोक में बताया है कि – मूर्खाशिष्योपदेशेन दुष्टास्त्रीभरणेन च।
दु:खिते सम्प्रयोगेण पंडितोऽप्यवसीदति।
1. मूर्ख व्यक्ति -आचार्य ने जिन लोगों से दूर रहने की बात कही है, उसमें पहला व्यक्ति है मूर्ख। यदि हम किसी मूर्ख व्यक्ति को जानते हैं तो उससे दूर ही रहना चाहिए। मूर्ख व्यक्ति को ज्ञान देने की कोशिश भी न करें। हम मूर्ख को ज्ञान देकर उसकी भलाई करने की सोचते हैं, लेकिन मूर्ख व्यक्ति इस बात को नहीं समझेगा। ये लोग फिजूल तर्क-वितर्क करते हैं, जिससे हमारे समय का नुकसान होगा। इसीलिए ऐसे लोगों से दूर ही रहना चाहिए।
2. बुरे चरित्र वाला व्यक्ति – यदि किसी ऐसे व्यक्ति को जानते हैं, जिसका चरित्र ठीक नहीं है तो उससे दूर रहने में ही समझदारी है। ऐसी लोगों की भलाई करने पर या इनकी मदद करने पर भी हमारा ही नुकसान होना है। ऐसे लोगों के संपर्क में रहने से समाज और घर-परिवार में श्रेष्ठ व्यक्ति को भी अपमानित होना पड़ता है। जो लोग धर्म से भटक जाते हैं, वे स्वयं तो पाप करते ही हैं और दूसरों को भी पाप के रास्ते पर ले जाते हैं। इसीलिए ऐसे लोगों से दूर ही रहना चाहिए।
3. हमेशा बिना वजह दुखी रहने वाला व्यक्ति – चाणक्य कहते हैं कि जो लोग अपने जीवन से संतुष्ट नहीं हैं और हमेशा ही दुखी रहते हैं, उनसे दूर रहना चाहिए। इन लोगों की भलाई करने पर भी हमें दुख ही मिलता है। ऐसे लोगों का जीवन चाहे कितना भी अच्छा क्यों न हो जाए ये हमेशा दुखी रहते हैं। ये लोग दूसरों के सुख से ईर्ष्या करते हैं और कोसते रहते हैं। इस प्रकार ईर्ष्या भाव रखने वाले और बिना वजह दुखी रहने वाले लोगों से भी दूर रहने में हमारी भलाई है।
Knowing this will make you give less of a f*ck about what others think
I worry too much about what other people think of me.
Dealing with perceptions
in my mind’s eyes
hoping against hope
my cognitive bias
my hyper criticism brutally
and honestly delivered
Mean machine or Meaning making Machine – who am I ?
Forgetting all the time
There could be another way
May be it means something else
Meanings, judgements passed
Mean machine or Meaning making Machine – who am I ?
Forgetting our Being Human!
The tendencies to err
To become ruthless
Behave unnaturally with vengeance
Mean machine or Meaning making Machine – who am I ?
In the meaningless repetitive
Arguments to prove us Right
Leaving sanity, wisdom
Ignoring subtle visible facts
Getting self centred
Mean machine or Meaning making Machine – who am I ?
To prove I’m always right
No remorse, no feelings and
Emotions towards others
No empathy no sympathy
Mean machine or Meaning making Machine – who am I ?
Being mean before we know it
Mean machines we become
Mean machine or
Meaning making Machine –
who am I ?
Is that me?
Who have I become
A Moron, a sadist
Or just Mean machine or Meaning making Machine – who am I ?
(Writing poetry after many years! It needs a deep provocation, a shining up a mentors huge stick! And it just flowed)
Spiritual Mentorship: Awakening Truth in Others
I was once labelled as MR. TALKIES. And I just took over a Meet up club called TalkWiz which I renamed as TALKWIZArds Club.
A conversational narcissist is the one that keeps taking the ball from the game of catch and not ever passing it back.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
thank you my friend on WhatsApp for these kind wishes.
4/23, 10:21] Nilesh Tiwari: ज्ञान से शब्द समझ में आते हैं
अनुभव से अर्थ…
[4/24, 09:52] Nilesh Tiwari: विदेश मे विद्या ही धन हैं,
ब्यापार मे बुद्धि ही धन हैं,
परलोक मे धर्म ही धन हैं,
विद्या सब जगह धन हैं
[4/25, 10:03] Nilesh Tiwari: बड़ा आदमी बनना अच्छी बात है, लेकिन अच्छा आदमी बनना बहुत बड़ी बात है।
🌺🌹🙏 सुप्रभातम् 🌺🌹🙏
[4/26, 09:47] Nilesh Tiwari: रिश्ते बरकरार रखने की
सिर्फ एक ही शर्त है ,
भावना देखें ,
संभावना नहीं ।
[4/27, 09:51] Nilesh Tiwari: मुझे गिरते हुए पत्तों ने यह समझाया है….
बोझ बन जाओगे तो अपने भी गिरा देते हैं….
[4/28, 09:35] Nilesh Tiwari: हवाएं मौषम का रुख बदल देती है …
और दुवाएँ मुसीबत का..
[4/29, 11:58] Nilesh Tiwari: सुख के लालच में ही…
नये दु:ख का जन्म होता है…
🌹💐🙏🏻 सुप्रभातम् 🙏🏻💐🌹
[4/30, 09:45] Nilesh Tiwari: ✍🏻…
सुखी वही है…..जिसे
पता चल चुका है…..!
कि….इस संसार में….
सुखी कोई भी नहीं है!
[5/2, 10:02] Nilesh Tiwari: हुनर तो सबमें होता है,
फर्क बस इतना है
किसी का छिप जाता है
और किसी का छप जाता है ।।
[5/3, 09:49] Nilesh Tiwari: ✍✍✍✍✍✍✍✍✍
“”जीवन एक ऐसा रंगमंच है..””
“”जहाँ किरदार को..
खुद नही पता होता कि…
अगला दृश्य क्या होगा..!!””
[5/4, 10:12] Nilesh Tiwari: रिश्तो में झुकना
कोई अजीब बात नही,
सूरज भी तो ढल
जाता है चाँद के लिए.
[5/5, 09:56] Nilesh Tiwari: रख लो आईने हज़ार ,
तसल्ली के लिए ,,,,,
सच के लिए तो —
आँखें ही मिलानी पड़ेगी !
[5/7, 10:08] Nilesh Tiwari: जब छोटे थे तब बड़ी बड़ी
बातो में बह गए
जब बड़े हुए तब छोटी-छोटी
बातो मे बिखर गए।
[5/8, 09:39] Nilesh Tiwari: अहमियत
उनकी ज्यादा होती है
जिनमें कम होते हैं!
[5/9, 10:03] Nilesh Tiwari: ✍🏻….
एहसास की नमी बेहद जरुरी है हर रिश्ते में …..
वरना रेत भी सूखी हो तो निकल जाती है हाथों से।
[5/10, 09:31] Nilesh Tiwari: 🥀
स्वयं में ‘आस्था’ है
बंद द्वार में भी ‘रास्ता’ है..
[5/11, 10:27] Nilesh Tiwari: विरासत मे हर बार ….जायदाद ही
कई बार जिम्मेदारीयाँ भी ….मिल जाती है…!!!
[5/12, 10:16] Nilesh Tiwari: कौन है,
जिसे कमी नहीं है.
आसमां के पास भी,
ज़मीं नहीं है.
[5/13, 09:58] Nilesh Tiwari: “आज” वही कल है ,,
जिस कल की फिक्र, तुम्हें कल थी ।
[5/14, 10:21] Nilesh Tiwari: बेहतरीन होता है वो रिश्ता
जो तकरार होने के बाद भी सिर्फ एक मुस्कुराहट पर पहले जैसा हो जाए…..।।
[5/15, 10:39] Nilesh Tiwari: जिंदगी एक खेल है, यह आप पर निर्भर है कि, आप खिलाड़ी बनना चाहते हैं या खिलौना
[5/16, 10:40] Nilesh Tiwari: जब से सभी के अलग अलग मकान हो गए…..
पुरा बचपन साथ बिताने वाले भाई भी, आज एक दूसरे के मेहमान हो गए…
[5/17, 10:13] Nilesh Tiwari: ✍🏻….
एहसास की नमी बेहद जरुरी है हर रिश्ते में …..
वरना रेत भी सूखी हो तो निकल जाती है हाथों से।
🌺🌹 🙏🏻 सुप्रभातम्🙏🏻🌹🌺
[5/19, 12:19] Nilesh Tiwari: “वो दिन बहुत अच्छे थे ,
घडी सिर्फ एक के पास थी ,
आैर समय सभी के पास था…!!! ✍🏻
अब घडी सभी के पास है लेकिन समय किसी के पास नहीं।
🌹💐🙏 सुप्रभातम् 🙏💐🌹
[5/20, 09:54] Nilesh Tiwari: …✍
बिना रुके सफर कर रही है,
ख़्वाहिशें लेकर वहीं खड़े हैं…!
[5/21, 10:08] Nilesh Tiwari: 😃ये वक्त की नजाकत
और बदलते दौर
की मजबूरी है ।
लड़के को पराठे 🍪
और लड़की को कराटे 👊. सिखाना
बहुत जरूरी है ॥
[5/22, 11:23] Nilesh Tiwari: “बातचीत”….
यूं तो शब्द ही है..
पर की जाए तो…
दिलों के कई मैल धुल जाते हैं..।
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The Crossroads of Should and Must
This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a lifetime — and feels like it’s about time they gave Must a shot
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YOU WANT TO BE THE HERO OF YOUR OWN STORY…
Going wih the flow doesn’t mean doing what everyone thinks I should do, or accept everything at face value, AS IT Is. (That’s Horizontal Thinking, IMHO which simply means taking things lying down, never raising a voice of dissent !)
It means not Opposing EVERYthing.
It means not some imperfections permitted, including in meticulous, scrupulous planning included.
It means not leaving behind your idiosyncracies, intrigues and enigmatic behavior.
It means focusing on your strengths, rather than trying to be great at everything in the world, all knowing, all potent (Omnipotent, omniscient) All powerful and putting people off with your autocracy, dominance and diffidence and superEgo!
It means trusting people, instead of living constantly in your cocoons of fears, of failure, of mistakes, failure attribution, sliminess and having to say sorry, thank you or using correct manners and etiquettes to suit the occasion.
10 Fascinating Beliefs About Smell From The Past And Present
Smell is the most underrated of the five senses (or six, nine, or more, depending on who you talk to). So many amazing experiences in the world would be nothing without smell—eating a delicious bowl of Thai green curry (or anything that’s made with garlic), revisiting a childhood home, or even Christmas.
Smell is also the most mystical of the senses because it’s much less tangible than taste or touch. Because of this, and because we’ve only recently begun to understand the science behind smell, there are many fascinating beliefs and theories in cultures all over the world about smell, some which have been disproved through modern science and some which have stood the test of time. These beliefs can tell us many interesting things about ourselves, our culture, and our noses.
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10Disease Is Spread Through Bad Smells
Back before scientists developed the germ theory of disease and before they discovered that fleas were spreading the Black Death on the backs of rats (or gerbils), people believed that sickness was spread through miasma, or foul smells. The world “malaria” actually comes from the Latin, mal and aria, which translates to “bad air.”
Because of this, 17th-century doctors who treated plague patients wore beaked masks stuffed with sweet-smelling ingredients such as dried flowers and herbs. People did all sorts of strange things to try and protect themselves against these dangerous, stinky smells. They built bonfires in the streets and fumigated their houses. They blessed the pollutant-rich air of the cities because they believed coal-burning cleansed the air of disease. And some people put a goat in their house, which seems counterintuitive, but we are talking about people who put leeches on their bodies to get rid of sickness.
9Humans Have A Weak Sense Of Smell Because We Have Free Will
First of all, humans don’t have a weak sense of smell. We actually have a very strong sense of smell, possibly as strong as many animals. The idea that humans have a weak sense of smell can be traced back to a scientist named Paul Broca from the mid-19th century. He associated smell with impulsive reactions like those that animals have to smell, namely to eat and breed. He believed that because humans have free will, we can control what smell makes us do and therefore must not have an overpowering sense of smell. In other words, “I don’t smell, therefore I am.”
Freud also weighed in, connecting the strong sense of smell in animals with uninhibited sexuality and weak smell in humans with sexual repression.
8Perfume Is The Sweat Of The Gods
The ancient Egyptians were some of the first people to make and export perfumes. They made them out of oil and fat, mixed with aromatic ingredients from plants and herbs, and eventually exported their perfumes all over the Mediterranean. For the Egyptians, perfume had a close association with the divine. Deities were thought to have their own unique scents, and perfume was believed to be the sweat of their god, Ra. They even had a god just for perfume, Nefertem.
If you think about it, not much has changed. We still associate individual scents with certain celebrities and fork out the big bucks to smell like them. If we could bottle Beyonce’s tears and spray them on ourselves, we would.
7We Shouldn’t Sleep With Someone Who Has A Similar Smell
In many non-Western cultures around the world, smell is the most important of the senses. For some, everything in the universe is defined by smell. The Ongee of the Andaman islands constructed their calendar around the changing odors of seasonal plants throughout the year. Personal identity is also defined by odor, and everyone is believed to have their own distinct smell.
So, how does this attention to smell discourage incest? In many cultures where identity is associated with smell, “odor-mixing” is taboo, and people are discouraged from sleeping with those who have similar smells. For example, among the Amazonian Desana, each tribe is thought to have its own smell, and marriage is only allowed between those with different smells. This discourages intratribal marriage and in turn means you’re less likely to marry your brother.
This isn’t just a cultural norm, however; there is science to back it up. Studies have shown that women prefer the scents of men whose DNA is different enough that they could produce a healthy child. So next time you meet up with a Tinder date, make sure you give them a big whiff just to make sure they aren’t some long-lost cousin.
6Smell Has The Power To Heal Us
For thousands of years, cultures around the globe have used the concentrated extracts, or essential oils, of various parts of plants for therapeutic, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes. Today, this practice is known as aromatherapy. Although the science behind the success of aromatherapy is controversial, there are many studies that attest to the possibility that inhaling essential oils can have a transformative effect on things like mood, stress, focus, and even immune system health. Researchers believe this is because smell stimulates the parts of your brain that influence physical, emotional, and mental health.
Lavender, one of the most popular essential oils, has been shown to reduce stress levels and boost moods. Some researchers believe this is because lavender stimulates activity in the amygdala in the same way some sedative medications do. Aromatherapy, once the domain of home-birth hippies and Big Pharma conspiracy theorists, is gaining in mainstream popularity as an alternative to prescription medication.
5Your Political Views Stink
No, seriously, they do. A study suggests that we can smell peoples’ political beliefs. Okay, so we can’t just take a quick whiff of the person next to us on the subway and know who they voted for in the presidential primary, but this study, published in the American Journal of Political Science in 2014, found that adults were much more likely to be attracted to someone whose political ideologies aligned with their own, based on smell alone. In the experiment, 125 participants smelled body odor samples from 21 people with extreme political leanings. The results left little room for argument.
In a particularly dramatic instance, one subject claimed that the sample (taken from someone with different views than their own) had gone rancid, while another participant, with political views that aligned with the owner of the BO, smelling the same sample asked to keep it because she thought it smelled so good. Thankfully, his study sheds light on the real reason Republicans and Democrats can’t seem to agree on anything. They can’t stand the smell of each other.
4Skunk Odor Protects Against Evil Spirits
Honestly, this one seems pretty realistic. If you douse yourself in skunk perfume, it’s unlikely that anything is going to come near you, living or dead. This belief comes from many Native American tribes, for whom the skunk was a sacred animal. To many of these tribes, skunk odor was seen as a form of magical protection against evil spirits, which were believed to be the bringers of diseases.
The Cherokee people would hang a “skunk bag” filled with skunk odor during times of sickness and disease outbreaks. A hole was punctured in the bag so that the smell could infuse the space. Although, like with miasma theory, there is no capacity for smell to fight the spread of disease, skunk bags may have inadvertently protected the users by discouraging visitors who might be carrying the disease.
3The Most Sacred Scent Comes From A Hairy Pouch On A Tiny Deer
Aromatics have always played an important spiritual and ritualistic role for many different religions. However, one scent rises above the rest for early Islamic culture: musk. Today, the terms “musk” or “musky” make us think of sexy lumberjacks or even Elon Musk. In fact, the word “musk” is a noun and refers to an odor commonly used in perfumery and originally harvested from a small glandular sack taken from a male musk deer. This glandular sack secretes a liquid used by the deer to attract a mate.
Because most species of musk deer are now endangered, the odor of musk is usually created synthetically. But back in the day of the Byzantine Empire, musk was the epitome of scent. Mentioned by Muhammad himself, musk features in many Arab proverbs and is used liberally in ancient Arabic literature as a symbol of excellence and great value that, like the scent, permeates its surroundings.
2Scent Can Be Used To Diagnose Disease
This sounds a lot like the “disease is spread by bad smell” theory and probably played some role in the development of that belief. However, unlike the miasma theory, there is actually some truth to this. Hippocrates, the famous ancient Greek physician, is recognized as the first to use smell to diagnose illness as far back as the fifth century BC.
Today, many studies have found success in the use of animal, electronic, and human noses to detect disease. How does this work, exactly? Detection relies on specialized sensory cells in the nose to detect volatile chemical compounds in a person’s body. Basically, certain smells can alert us to certain chemical imbalances and combinations that are markers of disease. This has been shown to work for colorectal cancer, lung cancer, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, and type 1 diabetes. Just another reason we shouldn’t underestimate the power of smell.
1Smell Can Predict Your Death
There is a popular belief that people smell lemons, or citrus, right before they die. The origins of this story are unclear, and the science is even murkier. However, there is a way in which scientists believe sense of smell can help predict your death.
A 2014 study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that elderly people who could no longer smell common scents such as smoke, lemon, black pepper, chocolate, and cinnamon were 36 percent more likely to die in the next few years. Dr. Wilson, who conducted the study, believes the correlation is linked to a relationship between loss of smell and development of common neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia. So don’t worry too much about any mysterious citrus smells you might encounter; it’s when you can’t smell the lemon in front of you that it’s time to panic.
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Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah) roughly translates to a sense of coziness, togetherness, and well-being. It is warmth, comfort, slowness, intimacy, rusticity, and simplicity. The Danes spend their days and nights pursuin
Energy winds up the world and makes money move. New concepts, renewable projects, and heavy investments are promising a bright future for the world’s electrical and transport needs.
But not everything works as promised or hoped. Let’s look at some of the not-so-successful ideas that we might make.
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With most gas and oil supplies diverted to military use during World War I , an alternative was required to power our beloved autos. Using coal gas technology from the 1800s, fuel was produced by heating coal in enclosed, oxygen-deprived ovens and then filtering before distribution.
The problem came in its storage, with many improvised and visually unnerving “gas bags” strapped to the tops of cars. These proved to be obvious fire hazards (given that so many people smoked at the time), restricted speed, and made bridges a bit tricky. So next time we’re held up by a bus, at least it doesn’t have a bomb strapped to the roof.
Wind was one of the earliest forms of renewable energy, with small boats powered by sails as early as 3500 BC. Used by the Romans, the Chinese, and famously by the Vikings on their longships, square sails were super inefficient if the wind was not directly behind them—which was highlighted by the large crews required on ocean-going vessels.
Inspired by the Arab Dhow style, more triangular-shaped sails were adopted around the world to create smaller, simpler, and more maneuverable boats. These are now known as the fore-and-aft sails.
Without these developments, inland settlements and coastal trading may have taken much longer to progress.
In 1901, Nikola Tesla built a 56-meter-high (185 ft) tower at his lab in Long Island. With a huge copper transmitter on top, the Wardenclyffe Tower (aka “Tesla Tower”) aimed to transmit wireless electricity signals to the world.
Initial tests were rumored to be positive, using the Earth itself to conduct electricity and power appliances nearby. However, Tesla lost his funding when rival scientist Guglielmo Marconi completed the world’s first wireless telegraph signal soon afterward.
Conspiracy theories remain over why Tesla’s grand plans were never continued. After all, free energy would have been bad for the oil business.
During the Great Depression, fuel was so expensive that US farmers started producing their own using alcohol. By extracting sugar from corn, they were able to produce the ethanol-diesel blend Agrol.
The development of biofuel blends like this continues to this day, but pure ethanol fuels can be brewed at home from sugar. Unfortunately, this has never caught on due to the equipment, time, and licenses required to do so. In addition, the cost of raw sugar is high and cars that run on pure ethanol are still illegal in the US.
Sounding suspiciously like something from a sci-fi film, the atmospheric vortex engine (AVE) aims to replicate a tornado-like vortex to produce mechanical energy. By heating the air from below in a circular motion, the heat carried up by powerful convection is collected by generators.
These ambitious plans by engineer Louis Michaud have resulted in several prototypes of the AVE since the 1970s. But so far, they have been limited to small-scale tests with energy not yet extracted. Even once it’s refined, the elaborate engine may succumb to the first law of thermodynamics. As Mother Nature proves, it takes a lot of power to make a tornado.
Something smells off about this one in many ways, but it’s true. In 2007, engineering firm AMEC made plans to convert used diapers to energy in Quebec. This poo-to-power factory ran on the principles that plastic fibers and feces would break down well in pyrolysis (heating without oxygen).
Despite the abundant supply of raw material, this venture didn’t take off. Perhaps they were tired of the constant jokes or embarrassed about their grand plans, but the ambitious project no longer features in Canadian energy policy.
In the late 2000s, a small French company and Indian giant Tata Motors embarked together on a mission to create cars powered by compressed air. Using the same piston mechanisms of a normal car, this new car would have required air at 4,350 psi in its tanks—a slight oversight as this pressure is not available from standard pumps.
Although the car was estimated to reach a top speed of 109 kilometers per hour (68 mph), it needed electricity to compress the air in the first place. This is an issue in India, its main market, as the national grid relies heavily on some of world’s dirtiest coal.
Straightaway, this sounds terrifying—and it was. From the Cold War until the 1960s, the Soviet Union developed several prototypes for nuclear-powered planes. The general principle was that incoming air would be heated by the reactor core before passing through a pressurized chamber to generate thrust.
The main concern was how to shield the crew from the radiation emitted only a few meters away from them. Then there was the issue of fitting a rather large and heavy reactor into the back of a plane. The final straw was probably the risk of nuclear fallout from any potential crashes.
Discovered in a barn in the French countryside in 2000, the Helicon is a bizarre propeller-powered car which is thought to have been originally built in 1932. Despite traditional petrol vehicles being well-established at the time, some mad inventor thought that it would be a good idea to stick some blades on the front and steer with the back wheels.
As well as being difficult to handle, propeller propulsion made the vehicle rather slow and hills required a good run-up. It’s safe to say that we wouldn’t risk jaywalking if these had caught on.
At the start of the 20th century, Henry Ford claimed that biofuels would power the future—even running his early Model Ts on ethanol—while diesel engines at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris used peanut oil.
Although this didn’t catch on due to oil exploration, nuts have recently been tried again. In 2012, the Jordanian Rashadia cement plant used 24 million tons of pistachio shells as fuel to offset tight supplies of oil and gas in the country.
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With Carl Sagan’s poetic Pale Blue Dot on my mind lately, I have found myself dwelling on the color blue and the way our planet’s elemental hue, the most symphonic of the colors, recurs throughout our literature as something larger than a mere chromatic phenomenon — a symbol, a state of being, a foothold to the most lyrical and transcendent heights of the imagination.
Gathered here is a posy of blue from some of my favorite encounters with this more-than-color in the literature of the past two centuries.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE (1810)
In his sixty-first year, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe(August 28, 1749–March 22, 1832), by then Europe’s reigning intellect, published Theory of Colors (public library | public domain) — his effort to unearth the psychological link between color and emotion nearly a century before the dawn of psychology as a formal field of study, penned just before his compatriot Abraham Gottlob Werner released his seminal scientific nomenclature of color, which Darwin would later take on The Beagle.
“We love to contemplate blue,” Goethe wrote, “not because it advances to us, but because it draws us after it.” The treatise, composed as a refutation of Newton, turned out to have no scientific validity. But its conceptual aspects fascinated and inspired generations of philosophers and scientists ranging from Arthur Schopenhauer to Kurt Gödel.
Goethe writes in the section allotted to blue:
As yellow is always accompanied with light, so it may be said that blue still brings a principle of darkness with it.
This color has a peculiar and almost indescribable effect on the eye. As a hue it is powerful — but it is on the negative side, and in its highest purity is, as it were, a stimulating negation. Its appearance, then, is a kind of contradiction between excitement and repose.
As the upper sky and distant mountains appear blue, so a blue surface seems to retire from us.
But as we readily follow an agreeable object that flies from us, so we love to contemplate blue — not because it advances to us, but because it draws us after it.
Blue gives us an impression of cold, and thus, again, reminds us of shade… Rooms which are hung with pure blue, appear in some degree larger, but at the same time empty and cold.
The appearance of objects seen through a blue glass is gloomy and melancholy.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1843)
“Where is my cyanometer,” Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817–May 6, 1862) exclaimed in his splendid journal on a blue-skied spring day, referring to the curious deviceinvented by the Swiss scientist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure a century earlier to measure the blueness of the sky, which the polymathic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt enthusiastically embraced. “We love to see any part of the earth tinged with blue, cerulean, the color of the sky, the celestial color,” Thoreau wrote in another spring entry. “The blue of my eye sympathizes with this blue in the snow,” he recorded in a winter one. “Blue is light seen through a veil,” he wrote on the precipice of the two seasons.
What is Self Sabotaging Behavior?
- Behaviour is said to be self–sabotaging when it creates problems and interferes with long-standing goals.
- The most common self–sabotaging behaviours are procrastination, self-medication with drugs or alcohol, comfort eating, and forms of self-injury such as cutting.
What is self-destructive behaviour?
- Self–destructive behaviour is any behaviour that is harmful or potentially harmful towards the person who engages in the behaviour.
- Self–destructive behaviours exist on a continuum, with suicide at one extreme end of the scale. Self–destructive actions may be deliberate, born of impulse, or developed as a habit.
- Self–saboteurs drive people away. Often rooted in underlying feelings of inadequacy and fear of failure, self–saboteurs push others away.
- Most often, they do this by being overly critical and negative of those around them.
- Self-saboteurs are masters at procrastination.
- Any behaviour you engage in that is self-sabotaging, that takes you away from what you want, or that distracts you from your goals is behaviour that is self–defeating.
- These behaviours zap your vitality, leaving you exhausted and without access to the powerful energy, you need to create your best life.
- Drinking alcohol.
- Cutting yourself.
- Verbally lashing out at someone.
- Avoiding other people or isolating yourself.
- Using drugs.
- Engaging in disordered eating (for example, fasting or purging)
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Current Tactics in the War
The main policy tactics in the war on cash are currently four:
1. Abolish high-denomination banknotes.
2. Place a maximum legal value on cash payments.
3. Require declarations from any party carrying a cash amount above a specified value across the national border.
4. Require banks to report to authorities any cash deposits or withdrawals in amounts above (or suspiciously near) a specified value.
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When Forgiving Yourself Is the Hardest Kind of Forgiveness
How do you forgive yourself even when it feels impossible?
Posted Oct 02, 2017
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So you’ve done something wrong. You’ve hurt someone else or yourself, and now you feel angry, guilty, sad, or ashamed. If someone else had wronged you, you’d want an apology, and then you’d decide whether or not to forgive them. But when it’s you who’s done the wronging, the steps are less clear. Maybe you don’t believe you deserve forgiveness, or you do but don’t know how to self-forgive. Either way, you feel awful.
How do you forgive yourself even when it feels impossible?
The first thing I’d like you to do is to acknowledge and appreciate the way you feel right now. Acknowledge that not everyone is self-aware or empathetic enough to admit they’ve done something wrong. Appreciate that you’re the kind of person who can recognize your faults and mistakes and say, “I did this; I am responsible.” You’ve done something wrong, yes, but at your core, you are a good person.
You may have read one of my earlier articles about forgiving others. Many of the principles of self-forgiveness are the same as forgiving someone else. When you forgive another or forgive yourself, you let go of your grievances and judgments and allow healing to start. By “let go” I don’t mean you pretend it never happened or say that what happened was OK. Forgiveness isn’t a pardon or an excuse, and it doesn’t mean you can’t continue to have feelings about what happened. Forgiving means accepting what happened and finding a way to move forward.
As a marriage and family therapist, I’ve worked with many patients on self-forgiveness. Some have done things that may seem unforgivable, but there’s one thing that those who’ve done the “unforgivable” and those who’ve done the easier-to-forgive have in common: They’re all human. Human beings make mistakes. Some mistakes are small, and some are enormous, but they’re all made for the same reason: We are imperfect creatures, and we’re all deserving of forgiveness.
We’re all doing the best we can with the tools we have. Sometimes those tools aren’t very helpful; our parents weren’t good role models, or our perceptions and judgments are flawed, or our beliefs and points of reference don’t serve our interests. I want you to sit quietly for a moment and say to yourself, “I did what I did because I am human and human beings aren’t perfect.”
The next step toward self-forgiveness is seeing the whole picture of the situation that needs releasing. This means you need to accept what happened,
understand how and why it happened, and see all that came out of it—the obvious bad and the not-so-obvious good.
To forgive yourself, you need to mindfully expand your view of what happened. First, you must own what you have done and the consequences of your actions. And, you need to accept that there’s nothing you can do to change the past.