Everybody needs a break.
Be the leader.
Comfort of your home.
Beauty of simplicity.
We are one.
To arrive at true self-knowledge is to arrive at God-realization. God-realization is a unique state of consciousness.It is different from all the other states of consciousness because all the other states of consciousness are experienced through the medium of the individual mind whereas the state of God-consciousness is in no way dependent upon the individual mind or any other medium.A medium is necessary for knowing something other than one’s own self: for knowing one’s own self no medium is necessary.
——-AVATAR MEHER BABA[GEMS FROM THE DISCOURSES OF MEHER BABA By Meher Baba. An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011. Copyright © 1945 by Circle Productions, Inc. (a New York Corporation), Copyright © Adi K. Irani, 1967 Copyright © 2007, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India.]
I found Vanessa Van Edwards on Udemy when I was learning and beginning my Toastmasters Pathways journey. In one of the exercises we have there, we have to research a topic and speak. I found Apart from Content, it was Vocal variety, Gestures and Body Language, Personality which had important place in a Public Speaker’s repertoire.
Her focus and Special Expertise lay in BODY LANGUAGE. You can see the newsletter below, go to her website and take her Udemy courses if you are so inclined.
Are you ready for some interesting science facts? Me too!
As you might know, once a month I gather all of my favorite studies and tips into one fascinating, interesting, unique little newsletter. My goal is to share facts with you that you can then share with others. So then they say,
That’s so interesting!
…I also like to make them a game for you. Here’s what I got for you today:
1. Republicans prefer politicians with…
- deep voice and a square jaw
- big eyes and a longer than average face
- above average height
- small ears and bushy eyebrows
Seriously, research looked at this. This study found Republicans prefer politicians with 1. deep voice and a square jaw! I am gearing up for a big US election season. In fact, please mark your calendars to watch the US Presidential debate with me on September, 29th! My Watch Guide will help you look for interesting cues. I also analyzed the last five Presidential Debates for your amusement!
I also analyzed of Kamala Harris’ body language. It’s going to be an interesting election year…
- Overestimate how much people like us
- Underestimate how much people like us
Does she like me?! Is a refrain I constantly say in my head. Good news! This study finds we tend to 2. Underestimate how much people like us!
Remember: You are likable. You are worthy.
3. Research says you should trust your…
- aha moments
You have a problem. You have been trying to solve it for hours. You go to sleep. You wake up at 2:00 a.m. thinking….”aha! I know the answer.” Turns out that you should trust that 3. aha moment! If you have taken any of our courses you know I am obsessed with aha moments. So I’m thrilled this study found when a solution to a problem seems to have come out of thin air, it’s most likely right.
From the study:
“A series of experiments conducted by a team of researchers determined that a person’s sudden insights are often more accurate at solving problems than thinking them through analytically.”Bottom line: Trust yourself.
4. Some of Beethoven’s famous works may have been inspired by…
- His cat
- His daughter
- His view of the ocean
- His heartbeat
A cardiologist, medical historian, and a musicologist teamed up to analyze Beethoven’s famous works. They found some of his rhythms may in fact reflect the irregular rhythms of his own heart, caused by cardiac arrhythmia! 4. his heartbeat might be what inspired his work!
…you never know what can be your spark of inspiration! Be sure to check out our post:
5. True or False: How much you worry can change over time.
I have come out publicly as a neurotic. And it turns out science has found that the worrying part of our brain can change over time (true!). AND this is different for men and women.
“Women high in neuroticism tended to have thinner cortex in the anterior cingulate with increasing age, while men high in neuroticism tended to have thicker cortex in the anterior cingulate with increasing age, compared to those with lower levels of neuroticism.”
So… don’t get mad at your partner, friend, spouse for worrying too much–they can’t help it!
To your success,
The Master serves the whole universe out of the finality of his infinite consciousness, and those who serve the Master and obey him also have their share in his universal work. Their service has the advantage of his wisdom and insight.Willing participation in the work of the Master not only raises the value of service, but creates the best opportunities for spiritual enlightenment. In importance, service originating in the instructions of the Master is second only to the service rendered by the Master himself.-
——AVATAR MEHER BABA
[GEMS FROM THE DISCOURSES OF MEHER BABA By Meher Baba. An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011. Copyright © 1945 by Circle Productions, Inc. (a New York Corporation), Copyright © Adi K. Irani, 1967 Copyright © 2007, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India.]
MAX Burgers: Creating the World’s First “Climate Positive” Menu | Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland Lighthouse Activity 2019Credit: Max BurgersLighthouse Activity 2019Credit: Max BurgersLighthouse Activity 2019Credit: Max BurgersLighthouse Activity 2019
The Swedish restaurant chain, Max Burgers, launched the world’s first “climate positive” menu in June 2018. Climate positive is defined as “removing more climate gases than the value chain emits while at the same time reducing emissions in line with the 1.5 degree goal from Paris”.
Max Burgers ensures that each item on its menu is “climate positive”, taking into account all emissions from the “farmers land to the guests hand”, while even including the customer’s journey back and forth to the restaurant. This has required extensive efforts by the company to measure its entire footprint.
Each item on Max Burger’s menu includes a CO2e label to empower customers to better understand the climate impact of food and guide them towards options with a lower carbon footprint. The initiative builds on the company’s 2016 launch of plant based “green burgers”, which have a fraction of the climate impact of beef burgers.https://player.vimeo.com/video/414776169?autoplay=0
- Max Burgers has undertaken a range of measures to cut emissions, including: switching to 100% wind power in all of its Swedish restaurants, being the first restaurant in the world to add “CO2e” labels to each menu item, and adopting 92% renewable packaging.
- Sales from Max’s green range of burgers (lacto-ovo and fully plant based) increased by 1000% between 2015 to 2018. In 2022, the company is aiming to ensure that every second meal sold is made without beef.
- Less than 1% of the food in Max’s kitchens is wasted and no palm oil is used in any of Max Burgers’ European operations.
- Max Burgers has been recognized as “one of the world’s most innovative companies in 2019” by Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas” series.
According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), livestock contribute significantly to today’s most serious environmental problems. FAO estimates that cattle-rearing generates around 14% of all global warming greenhouse gases, as measured in CO2 equivalent – an amount similar to the emissions produced by the entire transport sector.
Currently, farmed animals occupy 30 – 50% of the ice-free land on Earth, at great expense to natural habitats and potential carbon sequestration. The livestock sector generates at least a seventh of global greenhouse gas emissions and consumes roughly one-third of all freshwater on earth.
As a fast food restaurant chain, Max Burgers aims to be part of the solution when it comes to helping transform our global food system. The company’s green, plant-based burgers have a fraction of the climate impact of beef and have been commercially successful — with sales jumping by 1000% between 2015 to 2018 and increasing from around 2% to 20% of meals sold. By 2022, the company is aiming to ensure that every second meal sold is made without beef.
In addition to reducing emissions, Max Burgers follows the ISO 14021:2017 standard for carbon neutrality. However, instead of offsetting 100% of its emissions as required by the standard, from June 2018 onwards, Max Burgers has offset 110% of its entire value chain’s emissions, making all food served “climate positive”.
Helping the Planet
Since 2008, Max Burgers has offset its entire value chains emission through Plan Vivo-certified tree-planting projects, which support smallholder agriculture and rural enterprise by providing local employment opportunities, as well as sustainable food and energy sources.
In the past decade, the company’s carbon offsetting programme has planted more than two million trees in Uganda, Malawi and Mozambique through the Plan-Vivo certification system — this is equivalent to covering 5,500 football fields with trees or removing 230,000 petrol cars from the road for one year.
In 2008, Max Burgers became the first restaurant to CO2-label its entire menu to empower customers to make informed choices. This CO2e menu customers to understand the climate impact of beef burgers and guide then towards more sustainable options. By offering an extensive menu of plant-based “green” burgers, Max Burgers aims to entice customers towards a lower-emission, plant-based diet.
According to Sustainable Brand Index Max Burgers is a green industry leader in Sweden, which has compelled the company to join multiple dialogues within and outside the food industry (both in Sweden and internationally). Through these dialogues, Max Burgers has formed new alliances and encouraged other organizations and companies to adopt CO2e labelling to influence daily choices.
Maz Burgers also encourages other companies to become “Climate Positive” and advises them on how to do it. The company registers commitments from these new climate-positive companies on its new website, www.clipop.org. At least 10 companies have informed Max Burgers that they intend to become “climate positive” in 2019.
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Can IoT counteract racist medical textbooks?
Surprising no one, it turns out medical textbooks are skewed to diagnose White people. But what if the IoT could diagnose patients and track their symptoms?
Cuddling in the time of COVID
Robotic pets are helping socially isolated seniors during the pandemic. Will an animated companion help Grandma tweak her reality?
Veggie gardens are…growing
For the first time since WWII, victory gardens are on the rise. Maybe it’s coronavirus. Maybe it’s the coming election. Maybe it’s hyper-urbanization.
Happy meals for the planet
Ah, Labor Day picnics. The typical hamburger’s carbon footprint is super-sized, though; better patronize a Swedish carbon-negative burger franchise.
NFL to host fan “pods” for 2020
With autumn is around the corner, in the U.S. that means NFL games. Which means clustered seating. Welcome to the future of entertainment!
Future Factors is IFTF’s proprietary, easy-to-use platform for sharing and synthesizing signals from today that are likely to affect the transformation of tomorrow.IFTF Ten-Year Forecast 2020 is
IFTF’s annual Ten-Year Forecast Summit happens this year from September 14 to 25, with special appearances and the latest future forecasts. Our first-ever 100% virtual event promises to be an immersive, transportive experience with a wide range of experts:IFTF’s Executive Director Marina Gorbis will be sharing scenarios from IFTF’s After the Pandemic: What Happens Next? to identify the leverage points for transformation in the coming decade and beyond.Bina Venkataraman, author of The Optimist’s Telescope and Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe.Yancey Strickler, Co-founder of Kickstarter and author of This Could Be Our Future.Daily experiences designed by IFTF Game Research & Development Director Jane McGonigal, author of SUPERBETTER and Reality is Broken.Executive sessions with IFTF Distinguished Fellow Bob Johansen on spring boarding from a crisis, executive development, and full-spectrum thinking for racial justice.If you’re not yet an IFTF Vantage partner but interested in attending TYF2020, please contact John Clamme.How Will Power Spread in the Coming Decade? Map of the Decade 2019
Power Shifts: A Decade of Extreme Consequences and Transformational Possibilities is available for you!In 2019, the IFTF Vantage research agenda focused on power and its ability to shape consequences. Traditionally, power flows from the top down. But in the tightly coupled and complex landscape of the current era, it flows in all directions—across industries and continents and affecting stakeholders of every scale. How is power affecting your work and space in the world?
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9:00 a.m. PT / Noon ETInstitute for the Future will host renowned futurists and teachers Madeline Ashby and Scott Smith, who will discuss their new book How to Future: Leading and Sensemaking in an Age of Hyperchange and share valuable lessons from their extensive careers as futures practitioners. Scott and Madeline will offer a taste of what’s in the book, share reflections on how futuring feels different in a post-COVID world, and address your questions. Join them!
Register for this IFTF Foresight Talk now. >>What Dangers Lie Ahead for Democracy? IFTF’s Digital Intelligence Lab, Graphika, and International Republican Institute recently issued a joint report revealing the tactics and strategy behind an information operation directed at Taiwanese democratic processes.
The report, Detecting Digital Fingerprints: Tracing Chinese Disinformation in Taiwan, uncovered a series of campaigns by CCP-linked and domestic actors targeting Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, as well as its response to COVID-19, with narratives crafted to advance Beijing’s strategic interests. How do these actions point to strategies we may see employed in the U.S. this November?
Read the full report here. >>How Will New Forms of Family Affect Your Organization?
The current moment of social, political, and economic upheaval has made certain future scenarios increasingly plausible. That’s why Families in Flux: Imagining the Next Generation of the American Family is more relevant than ever. The moment is ripe with possibility for transforming and reinventing a better future for families by anticipating which forms of family might be accepted, stigmatized, vulnerable to oppression, or privileged. This report helps anticipate the needs that new forms of family may have—and how best to distribute resources to meet them.
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With a world in crisis, now is the time for a new type of leadership. Only people and organizations that are resilient will be able to adapt to the coming changes. Berrett-Koehler Publishers created this 8-day summit, as a free online event, to bring together 20+ of the world’s top leadership innovators—including IFTF Distinguished Fellow, Bob Johnasen—to share how to build better teams and organizations.
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“Returning To Normal… Or Maybe Not: The Need For Full-Spectrum Thinking.” IFTF Distinguished Fellow Bob Johansen writes an op-ed. (8/25/2020)Training Industry Magazine.
“A.I. helps businesses recover from the lockdown – And can Nissan take on Tesla?” IFTF Food Futures Lab’s Max Elder is quoted by Philip Andrew Churm. (8/3/2020) Euro News.
“Please Use Full-Spectrum Words” Bob Johansen pens an op-ed. (8/5/2020)The New Rationalist.
“Author Bob Johansen: ‘I would love to fuel a movement toward full-spectrum thinking, to help people seek clarity by thinking beyond the boxes and categories'” Johansen is interviewed by Ben Ari. (8/7/2020) ThriveGlobal.
18 Inspirational Quotes by Chadwick Boseman to Remember His Legacy
BY PIPPA RAGA
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America has been shaken by the recent and untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman, the awesomely talented actor who brought fictional heroes like Black Panther‘s King T’Challa and real heroes like Jackie Robinson to life.
Just as his career in Hollywood was soaring, Chadwick was privately undergoing “countless surgeries and chemotherapy.” After a stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis in 2016, the actor, who never spoke publicly about his illness, died of it at the age of 43 on Aug. 28.
To commemorate his legacy, here are 18 inspirational quotes by Chadwick Boseman that will empower and encourage his fans.
Chadwick Boseman’s most inspiring quotes
1. “When you are deciding on the next steps, next jobs, next careers, further education, you should rather find purpose than a job or a career. Purpose crosses disciplines. Purpose is an essential element of you.”
2. “The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.”
3. “Sometimes you need to get knocked down before you can really figure out what your fight is and how you need to fight it.”https://1e30c8bf5652e4650d6632b0d1cd9b96.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
4. “You’re not free unless you can show the good and the bad, all sides of them. So to me, when I play a character, it’s important that I can show every aspect of them.”
5. “It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history.”
6. “I said yes too much. I said yes to certain projects that weren’t for me. It was somebody else’s vision and somebody else’s dream and somebody else’s artistic endeavor, but it didn’t necessarily fit in my grand scheme.”
7. “I’m not afraid to work.”
8. “The number one rule of acting is: Do not seek approval from the audience. People don’t realize that. You can’t do stuff to get applause. You have to live in the truth.”
9. “When you play characters, you shouldn’t just be putting on their characteristics — you should be finding it inside yourself.”
10. “I try to look at every role the same way, regardless of whether the character is real or the character is fantasy. I always start from myself, because you have to know yourself first.”
11. “I think you realize how much you need to have people that you love. It’s not as much about them loving you — it’s about you needing to love people.”
12. “I’m an artist. Artists don’t need permission to work. Regardless of whether I’m acting or not, I write. I write when I’m tired in fact, because I believe your most pure thoughts surface.”
13. “You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.”
14. “The industry looks for white actors and actresses, but it’s not the same for Black actors. We have to really put the work in.”
15. “I truly believe there’s a truth that needs to enter the world at a particular time.”
16. “A superhero movie is only as great as its villains.”
17. “Fearlessness means taking the first step, even if you don’t know where it will take you. It means being driven by a higher purpose, rather than by applause. It means knowing that you reveal your character when you stand apart more than when you stand with the crowd.”
18. “In my culture, death is not the end, it’s more of a stepping off point.” — Chadwick Boseman as the legendary T’Challa
Open your heart by weeding out all desires and by harboring only one longing—the longing for union with the Ultimate Reality. That Ultimate Reality is not to be sought in the changing things of external environment, but in one’s own being.-
——AVATAR MEHER BABA[GEMS FROM THE DISCOURSES OF MEHER BABA By Meher Baba. An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011. Copyright © 1945 by Circle Productions, Inc. (a New York Corporation), Copyright © Adi K. Irani, 1967 Copyright © 2007, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India.]
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Never give up, never look down and never look back. Always move forward in life. Don’t let anyone make you feel as if you don’t belong or unworthy of… ever. Those that do are just not strong enough to handle such greatness. Be proud of who you are. Always walk with your head high, you are never alone.”
— Author Unknown
One of the most expensive things a service business or freelancer can do is promise that work will be done by a certain day. Which is something we need to do, of course, but we should charge appropriately. “It’ll be done soon,” should be way cheaper than, “It’ll be done at exactly 11 am on Tuesday.”
And one of the most important things we can do to focus our energy and commitment is be prepared to promise a date certain. It sharpens everything.
The individual soul has to realize its identity with the Supreme Universal Soul with full consciousness.
Men shall have re-orientation of life in the light of this Ancient Truth; and they will readjust their attitude towards their neighbours in everyday life.
To perceive the spiritual value of oneness is to promote real unity and cooperation; brotherhood then becomes a spontaneous outcome of true perception.
——-AVATAR MEHER BABA
[GEMS FROM THE DISCOURSES OF MEHER BABA By Meher Baba. An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011. Copyright © 1945 by Circle Productions, Inc. (a New York Corporation), Copyright © Adi K. Irani, 1967 Copyright © 2007, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India.]
“If you have an elegant stance, a noble stance, an ethical stance, or a scientific stance, you will not be appreciated by the inelegant, by the ignoble, by the unethical or by the unscientific people!”
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:
To speak as little as possible of one’s self.
To mind one’s own business.
Not to want to manage other people’s affairs.
To avoid curiosity.
To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.
To pass over the mistakes of others.
To accept insults and injuries.
To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.
To be kind and gentle even under provocation.
Never to stand on one’s dignity.
“Anger is an assertion of rights and worth. It is communication, equality, and knowledge. It is intimacy, acceptance, fearlessness, embodiment, revolt, and reconciliation. Anger is memory and rage. It is rational thought and irrational pain. Anger is freedom, independence, expansiveness, and entitlement. It is justice, passion, clarity, and motivation. Anger is instrumental, thoughtful, complicated, and resolved. In anger, whether you like it or not, there is truth.
Anger is the demand of accountability, It is evaluation, judgment, and refutation. It is reflective, visionary, and participatory. It’s a speech act, a social statement, an intention, and a purpose. It’s a risk and a threat. A confirmation and a wish. It is both powerlessness and power, palliative and a provocation. In anger, you will find both ferocity and comfort, vulnerability and hurt. Anger is the expression of hope.
How much anger is too much? Certainly not the anger that, for many of us, is a remembering of a self we learned to hide and quiet. It is willful and disobedient. It is survival, liberation, creativity, urgency, and vibrancy. It is a statement of need. An insistence of acknowledgment. Anger is a boundary. Anger is boundless. An opportunity for contemplation and self-awareness. It is commitment. Empathy. Self-love. Social responsibility. If it is poison, it is also the antidote. The anger we have as women is an act of radical imagination. Angry women burn brighter than the sun.
In the coming years, we will hear, again, that anger is a destructive force, to be controlled. Watch carefully, because not everyone is asked to do this in equal measure. Women, especially, will be told to set our anger aside in favor of a kinder, gentler approach to change. This is a false juxtaposition. Reenvisioned, anger can be the most feminine of virtues: compassionate, fierce, wise, and powerful. The women I admire most—those who have looked to themselves and the limitations and adversities that come with our bodies and the expectations that come with them—have all found ways to transform their anger into meaningful change. In them, anger has moved from debilitation to liberation.
Your anger is a gift you give to yourself and the world that is yours. In anger, I have lived more fully, freely, intensely, sensitively, and politically. If ever there was a time not to silence yourself, to channel your anger into healthy places and choices, this is it.”
“Because we cannot discover God’s throne in the sky with a radiotelescope or establish (for certain) that a beloved father or mother is still about in a more or less corporeal form, people assume that such ideas are “not true.” I would rather say that they are not “true” enough, for these are conceptions of a kind that have accompanied human life from prehistoric times, and that still break through into consciousness at any provocation.
Modern man may assert that he can dispose with them, and he may bolster his opinion by insisting that there is no scientific evidence of their truth. Or he may even regret the loss of his convictions. But since we are dealing with invisible and unknowable things (for God is beyond human understanding, and there is no means of proving immortality), why should we bother about evidence? Even if we did not know by reason our need for salt in our food, we should nonetheless profit from its use. We might argue that the use of salt is a mere illusion of taste or a superstition; but it would still contribute to our well-being. Why, then, should we deprive ourselves of views that would prove helpful in crises and would give a meaning to our existence?
And how do we know that such ideas are not true? Many people would agree with me if I stated flatly that such ideas are probably illusions. What they fail to realize is that the denial is as impossible to “prove” as the assertion of religious belief. We are entirely free to choose which point of view we take; it will in any case be an arbitrary decision.
There is, however, a strong empirical reason why we should cultivate thoughts that can never be proved. It is that they are known to be useful. Man positively needs general ideas and convictions that will give a meaning to his life and enable him to find a place for himself in the universe. He can stand the most incredible hardships when he is convinced that they make sense; he is crushed when, on top of all his misfortunes, he has to admit that he is taking part in a “tale told by an idiot.”
It is the role of religious symbols to give a meaning to the life of man. The Pueblo Indians believe that they are the sons of Father Sun, and this belief endows their life with a perspective (and a goal) that goes far beyond their limited existence. It gives them ample space for the unfolding of personality and permits them a full life as complete persons. Their plight is infinitely more satisfactory than that of a man in our own civilization who knows that he is (and will remain) nothing more than an underdog with no inner meaning to his life.”
“But it’s a curse, a condemnation, like an act of provocation, to have been aroused from not being, to have been conjured up from a clot of dirt and hay and lit on fire and sent stumbling among the rocks and bones of this ruthless earth to weep and worry and wreak havoc and ponder little more than the impending return to oblivion, to invent hopes that are as elaborate as they are fraudulent and poorly constructed, and that burn off the moment they are dedicated, if not before, and are at best only true as we invent them for ourselves or tell them to others, around a fire, in a hovel, while we all freeze or starve or plot or contemplate treachery or betrayal or murder or despair of love, or make daughters and elaborately rejoice in them so that when they are cut down even more despair can be wrung from our hearts, which prove only to have been made for the purpose of being broken. And worse still, because broken hearts continue beating.”
— Paul Harding (Enon)
“Enigma, positive confusion (delirium), problematic, pain, whatever we want to call it; the torment of the philosophers in any case, is the stimulus to ecstatic creation, to an interminable “resolution” into the enhanced provocations of art. What the philosophers have never understood is this: it is the unintelligibility of the world alone that gives it worth. “Inertia needs unity (monism); plurality of interpretations a sign of strength. Not to desire to deprive the world of its disturbing and enigmatic character”. Not, then, to oppose pain to the absence of pain as metaphysical pessimism does, but, rather, to differentiate the ecstatic overcoming of pain from weariness and inertia, to exult in new and more terrible agonies, fears, burning perplexities as the resource of becoming, overcoming, triumph, the great libidinal oscillations that break up stabilized systems and intoxicate on intensity; that is Dionysian pessimism -“refusal to be deprived of the stimulus of the enigmatic”; “the effect of the work of art is to excite the state that creates art -intoxication”.”
— Nick Land (Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings, 1987-2007)
“She turned now, facing him, as if she hand only been waiting until she became warm, the rich coat open upon the fragile glitter of her dress; there was a quality actually beautiful about her now-not of the face whose impeccable replica looks out from the covers of a thousand magazines each month, nor of the figure, the shape of deliberately epicene provocation into which the miles of celluloid film have constricted the female body of an entire race; but a quality completely female, in the old eternal fashion, primitive, assured and ruthless as she approched him … . “She said at once, now. So we can go. You see? Do you understand? We can leave now. Give her the money, let her have it all. We won’t care. …”
— William Faulkner (Collected Stories)
“It’s people running around looking for anything to generate volume: Oh, teenage girls are taking their clothes off? And that’s getting a lot of hits? Then let’s turn a blind eye to the consequences. Oh, your daughter’s on Tinder? Well, she’s just meeting friends. It’s all about high-volume usage. I don’t think it’s necessarily a cynical, let’s destroy women thing – it’s how can I get my next quarter’s bonus?
And I think to the extent that the digital social media society normalizes impulses- think it, post it,” Roberts says, “we’ve also created a context for more and more provocative propositions, whatever they are: Look at my boobs. Do you want to hook up? It’s moved the bar for what’s normal and normalized extreme behavior; everything outrageous becomes normalized so rapidly. You realize how insane things are today when you think about the relative rate of change. When I was in high school, if I had gone around saying, Here’s a picture of me, like me, I would have gotten punched. If a girl went around passing out naked pictures of herself, people would have thought she needed therapy. Now that’s just Selfie Sunday.”
(— Paul Roberts quoted from the book)”
अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 5
क्लेशः, अधिकतरः, तेषाम्, अव्यक्तासक्तचेतसाम्,
अव्यक्ता, हि, गतिः, दुःखम्, देहवद्भिः, अवाप्यते।।5।।
अनुवाद: (तेषाम्) उन (अव्यक्तासक्तचेतसाम्) अदृश ब्रह्ममंे
आसक्तचित्तवाले पुरुषोंके साधनमें (क्लेशः)
वाद-विवाद रूपी क्लेश अर्थात् कष्ट (अधिकतरः)
विशेष है (हि) क्योंकि (देहवद्भिः)
देहाभिमानियों के द्वारा (अव्यक्ता)
दुःखपूर्वक (अवाप्यते) प्राप्त की जाती है। (5)
विशेष:– इस श्लोक 5 में क्लेश अर्थात् कष्ट का भार्वाथ है कि पूर्ण परमात्मा की साधना मन के आनन्द से विपरित चल कर की जाती है।
मन चाहता है शराब पीना, तम्बाखु पीना, मांस खाना, नाचना, गाना आदि इन को त्यागना ही क्लेश कहा है।
परमेश्वर की भक्ति विधि का यथार्थ ज्ञान न होने के कारण आपस में वाद-विवाद करके दुःखी रहते हैं।
एक दूसरे से अपने ज्ञान को श्रेष्ठ मानकर अन्य से इर्षा करते है जिस कारण से क्लेश होता है।
५) सच्चिदानंदघन निराकार ब्रह्मांत चित्त गुंतलेल्या त्या पुरुषांच्या साधनांत कष्ट जास्त आहेत. कारण देहाचा अभिमान असणार्यांकडून अव्यक्त ब्रह्माची प्राप्ती कष्टानेच होत असते.
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1-Sentence-Summary: Resisting Happiness shows you how to get more joy in your life by exploring the roadblocks you unknowingly put in the way of it, explaining why it’s a choice, and giving specific tips to help you make the decision to be content.
Read in: 4 minutes
Favorite quote from the author:
You want to be happy. But every time you try to catch joy, it seems to slip through your fingers, replaced by worry and stress. You can’t put a price on fulfillment because it’s so valuable, but it also comes at the cost of hard work.
The trouble is, figuring out just where to put in the effort to make it happen isn’t always so easy. In the information age, there are infinite routes you can go down to try to grab a sense of wellbeing. The trick is just to find the right ones for you.
Interestingly, you need to begin looking for happiness by identifying what’s making you sad. Once you uncover these roadblocks, then you can begin removing them to let joy have free reign in your life.
Figuring this all out is just the topic of Matthew Kelly’s book Resisting Happiness. You’ll see what practicality, philosophy, and Kelly’s personal experiences teach about how to eliminate what holds you back from true fulfillment in life. And you’ll learn every step you need to take to get there in your own life.
3 of the best principles I got from this book are:
- Remember to read and that money isn’t everything if you want more meaning in life.
- Learn the joy of being alone.
- Practice delaying gratification and make sure you keep good friends close to reach your full potential.
Let’s get right into it and discover what Kelly has to teach us about happiness!
Lesson 1: For a more meaningful life, remember to read and that money isn’t everything.
In college, reading wasn’t at the top of my to-do list. It was difficult to manage a schedule full of classes and a social life and still find time to get into a good book.
But what I didn’t realize was that my lack of reading was one of the things holding me back from happiness.
Today I see that reading is an important window into the world around me. And as I pick the right authors, it’s like having their guidance right next to me when I’m trying to figure something important out.
Think of books like friends that you can turn to for an escape when life gets difficult. They have the power to change your perspective and improve your attitude.
Another important factor that could be holding you back from joy is placing too much emphasis on money. You do need it, but looking for opportunities to help others without the expectation of a reward is a sure path to fulfillment.
Picture this. The author goes to his neighbor Joe and offers to pay him $1,000 an hour to plan trees at the elementary school down the street. Joe puts in a couple of hours of half-hearted work and leaves richer but feeling empty.
Contrast this with the feeling Joe would have if the author asked him to volunteer his time. He might work hard all day to do what the school needs rather than just get paid and ends up happier and more fulfilled as a result.
Lesson 2: Nurture the relationship you have with yourself through solitude.
One time in college I was having difficulties with relationships and tried what I thought was a strange idea at the time. I took a day off work and made a plan to hang out with myself for the entire day. I even left my cell phone at home!
It turned out to be one of the most memorable and enjoyable days of my life. I spent time eating food I love, took a drive into the mountains for a picnic, and watched one of my favorite movies.
Unknowingly, I’d unblocked one of the most common roadblocks in the way of happiness-discovering the joy of being by myself.
Loneliness can be a scary prospect, especially if you’re used to always being with other people. You might even go to great lengths, making stupid decisions and getting into bad relationships, just to avoid it.
But consider that by spending more time alone, you’re nurturing a relationship with the one person you’ll never be without-yourself! It might sound counterintuitive, but more time alone will help you beat loneliness.
You also get a chance to dive into who you really are every time you plan to spend time by yourself. In fact, this is the only time you have to get to know your personality, so use it wisely and get plenty of it!
Lesson 3: If you want to reach your full potential, you’ll need to have good friends and to practice delaying gratification.
Being alone is important but it’s not everything. You’ve got to have friends, but the right kind if you want to truly be happy.
In tenth grade, I was terrified of social situations. I wouldn’t even ask a girl on a date I was so scared. But at the beginning of the next year, I met a group of friends that improved all of that.
I began spending a lot of time with one in particular who completely changed my life. The first weekend after we’d met he pushed me to ask a girl to the Homecoming dance.
I didn’t want to, but I knew that it was good for me so I did it anyway. Not only did I have a great time, but I also got out of my comfort zone and grew as a person.
In the months afterward, I transformed from an awkward and shy kid to a far more confident young man. If it weren’t for the help of friends that cared about my progress, I wouldn’t be who I am today!
Don’t keep holding yourself back from reaching your full potential by hanging around with mediocre people. Find a new friend group, and specifically look for high-quality people that you know will push you to be your best self.
It will change your life, and in the process, you’ll find a lot more fulfillment along the way!
Resisting Happiness Review
Resisting Happiness is a great book and one that I would highly recommend to anyone. I really like the idea that the path to joy comes from removing the roadblocks we put in the way of it. The tips this book gives are already giving me a lot of great ideas about what makes my life more fulfilling and how to double down on those practices!
Would They Miss You If You Were Gone?
A simple definition for doing work that matters
Four years ago, after six months of hard work, I finally did it: My email list reached 10,000 subscribers. I was ecstatic.
10,000 people. That’s a small stadium. Imagine a sold out arena, waiting for you — just for you — to share your latest work. This would be my big break. I was sure of it. With 10,000 people marching behind me, nothing I make would ever fall flat again.
You can see where this is going. I’m about to swallow a bitter pill here.
Later that year, I heard Seth Godin define permission marketing:
If that email you were going to send to 10,000 people tomorrow — if it didn’t go out — how many of the 10,000 people would say: “Where is the email?!” If the answer is none, then you don’t have permission. You’re just being tolerated.
Convinced that my dedicated subscribers loved me, I decided to run an experiment: That week, I didn’t send out my newsletter. No announcement. No warning. I just skipped one email. What would happen? Who would ask for it? How many people? Would they be concerned? What would they say?
I woke up the next morning to a sobering realization: No one had emailed me. No one had asked for the newsletter. I waited. One day. Two. Three. Nothing. Crickets. No one missed me when I was gone. Ouch.
The all-important question in marketing, art, and doing great work is this: “What does it mean to matter?” According to Seth, there is a simple answer:
Would they miss you if you were gone? I don’t know who they are, I don’t know what gone means, but those people that you’re seeking to have an impact on, would they miss you if you didn’t show up tomorrow?
In my case, people didn’t. Maybe, they thought my newsletter was nice. Maybe, they enjoyed an article or two of mine. Clearly, however, none of my readers considered my work essential. They could easily do without it.
It hurts to find out that the tribe you’ve assembled with your blood, sweat, and tears will disband the second you stop talking to them, but the message it sends is clear: You never formed a real tribe in the first place. You just talked enough people into following along. You convinced them to take the flyer, to try the free sample, to sign up for the trial subscription — but you didn’t do the hard work of building a loyal relationship.
You just did “the hustle dance,” as Seth calls it:
Would they miss you if this new product, this new project didn’t come to the world? Or do you have to do that whole hustle dance, “Look at me, look at me,” jump up and down, offer for a limited time, bla bla bla… To game it so they’ll actually transact with you. That work doesn’t feel like it matters to me.
It’s easy to think you’re doing work that matters. That, somehow, your marketing is different. You have good intentions. You really want your audience to succeed. But you might still cut corners. We all succumb to the temptation sometimes.
Clickbait is still clickbait, even if you deliver on your promise. Selling is still selfish if your main goal is to make money. Giving gifts is not generous if it comes with expectations. In many ways, reciprocity has been corrupted.
If what you’re doing feels like playing a game, chances are, not many will miss you when you’re gone. You’re just another player who dropped out. Fine. Less competition. Less hassle. Less clutter in my inbox.
Here’s another question: Where is the sacrifice? How much are you really sweating? If we can’t see your effort in what you make for us, how can we know you mean what you say?
The only way to show people you have their best interest at heart is to actually do. You can’t fake it. You either do something selfless, or you don’t. It’s one of the few things in life that are surprisingly black and white and, most of the time, plain to see — at least on a long enough timeline.
When I didn’t hear back from my fans, when no one missed me when I was gone, I was devastated. I questioned everything I was doing. I changed things. I tried to do better.
Last year, I started another newsletter. I put in hard work. Real work. It grew fast. It was free. I sent it every day. I came up with themes. I wanted to help so badly. I really tried.
To this day, it’s not as big as my first one. It has about 5,000 subscribers. But, often, when I missed a day or didn’t share something in a while, a few people checked in. “Hey, Nik, are you okay?” “Hey Nik, where are the emails?”
It’s great to see you’re moving in the right direction. It feels good to be missed when you’re gone.
It’s okay. You’re not perfect. Take your time. Learn to stop dancing. Start making. Take your ego out of the equation. Not for a while. Not for this one thing. Completely.
Watch what happens. Watch how, slowly, the magic unfolds. Watch them start to miss you when you’re gone.
Write like a pro,
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It’s Monday, August 24, and the Pebble Mine project could be delayed indefinitely.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will issue a letter today giving the developers of the Pebble Mine, a proposed gold, copper, and silver ore mine in Alaska, 90 days to submit a new plan to mitigate the project’s impacts on wetlands and streams. The new conditions could delay final approvals for the controversial mine until after November’s presidential election.
The planned site for the proposed mine is near streams that foster spawning salmon, which in turn support the world’s largest commercial sockeye salmon fishery, Alaska Natives who depend on subsistence fishing, and a large sport-fishing industry. The Obama administration vetoed the project after determining that it would impact salmon harvests. Under the Trump administration, the Army Corps reversed that finding but did determine that the proposed mine would impact wetlands and streams.
The chief executive of the company behind the mine said the firm plans to move forward with the mitigation plan. But with mounting opposition — which strangely has united Donald Trump Jr. and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, the future for the Pebble Mine is growing dim.
— Emily Pontecorvo
Tropical Storm Laura killed at least 13 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic over the weekend and caused Puerto Rico to declare a state of emergency. Laura is expected to soon intensify into a hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. byThursday.
Two crew members died on Friday after a dredging vessel struck a submerged pipeline, causing an explosion and fire in Corpus Christi, Texas. Two other crew members are still missing, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reported that the vessel hit a propane pipeline, while the Port of Corpus Christi claimed it had struck a natural gas pipeline.
A recent study found that babies born to mothers who had breathed in smoke from a 2104 coal mine fire in the Australian state of Victoria were more likely to have respiratory infections in early childhood. The researchers warned that as climate change increases the risk of wildfires, more pregnant people will be exposed to pollutants that will impactt their future children’s respiratory health.
— Angely Mercado
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“Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems. Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them.”
– Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza
ये त्वक्षरमनिर्देश्यमव्यक्तं पर्युपासते |
सर्वत्रगमचिन्त्यञ्च कूटस्थमचलन्ध्रुवम् || 3||
सन्नियम्येन्द्रियग्रामं सर्वत्र समबुद्धय: |
ते प्राप्नुवन्ति मामेव सर्वभूतहिते रता: || 4||
ye tv akṣharam anirdeśhyam avyaktaṁ paryupāsate
sarvatra-gam achintyañcha kūṭa-stham achalandhruvam
sanniyamyendriya-grāmaṁ sarvatra sama-buddhayaḥ
te prāpnuvanti mām eva sarva-bhūta-hite ratāḥ
BG 12.3-4: But those who worship the formless aspect of the Absolute Truth—the imperishable, the indefinable, the unmanifest, the all-pervading, the unthinkable, the unchanging, the eternal, and the immoveable—by restraining their senses and being even-minded everywhere, such persons, engaged in the welfare of all beings, also attain Me.
Examples of Rhetorical Devices
A rhetorical device uses words in a certain way to convey meaning or to persuade. It can also be a technique used to evoke emotions within the reader or audience.
Skilled writers use many different types of rhetorical devices in their work to achieve specific effects. Some types of rhetorical devices can also be considered figurative language because they depend on a non-literal usage of certain words or phrases.
Here are some common, and some not-so-common, examples of rhetorical devices that can be used to great effect in your writing:
Alliteration refers to the recurrence of initial consonant sounds. The phrase “rubber baby buggy bumpers” is one example you might remember from your childhood. Alliteration is often associated with tongue twisters for kids, but brand names commonly use this technique too, such as American Apparel, Best Buy, and Krispy Kreme.
Allusion is a reference to an event, place, or person. For example, you might say, “I can’t get changed that quickly, I’m not Superman!” Referring to something well known allows the writer to make a point without elaborating in great detail.
Amplification repeats a word or expression for emphasis, often using additional adjectives to clarify the meaning. “Love, real love, takes time” is an example of amplification because the author is using the phrase “real love” to distinguish his feelings from love that is mere infatuation.
An analogy explains one thing in terms of another to highlight the ways in which they are alike. “He’s as flaky as a snowstorm” would be one example of an analogy. Analogies that are very well known sometimes fall into the categories of idioms or figures of speech.
Anaphora repeats a word or phrase in successive phrases. “If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh?” is an example from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. The use of anaphora creates parallelism and rhythm, which is why this technique is often associated with music and poetry. However, any form of written work can benefit from this rhetorical device.
Antanagoge places a criticism and a compliment together to lessen the impact. “The car is not pretty, but it runs great” would be one example, because you’re referring to the vehicle’s good performance as a reason to excuse its unattractive appearance.
Antimetabole repeats words or phrases in reverse order. The famous John F. Kennedy quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” is a well-known example.
Antiphrasis uses a word with an opposite meaning for ironic or humorous effect. “We named our chihuahua Goliath” is an example because a chihuahua is a very small dog and Goliath is a giant warrior from the famous Bible story.
Antithesis makes a connection between two things. Neil Armstrong said, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” This pairs the idea of one man’s individual action with the greater implication for humanity as a whole.
An appositive places a noun or noun phrase next to another noun for descriptive purposes. An example would be, “Mary, queen of this land, hosted the ball.” In this phrase, “queen of this land” is the appositive noun that describes Mary’s role.
Enumeratio makes a point with details. For example, saying “The hotel renovation, including a new spa, tennis court, pool, and lounge, is finally complete” uses specific details to describe how large the renovation was.
Epanalepsis repeats something from the beginning of a clause or sentence at the end. Consider the Walmart slogan, “Always Low Prices. Always.” The repeated words act as bookends, driving the point home.
An epithet is a descriptive word or phrase expressing a quality of the person or thing, such as calling King Richard I “Richard the Lionheart.” Contemporary usage often denotes an abusive or derogatory term describing race, gender, sexual orientation, or other characteristics of a minority group.
Epizeuxis repeats one word for emphasis. A child who says, “The amusement park was fun, fun, fun” is using epizeuxis to convey what a wonderful time he had at the park.
Hyperbole refers to an exaggeration. Saying “I have done this a thousand times” to indicate that you’re very familiar with a task is an example of hyperbole because it is unlikely you’ve really performed the task a thousand times.
Litotes make an understatement by using a negative to emphasize a positive. In this rhetorical device, a double negative is often used for effect. So saying someone is “not a bad singer” actually means you enjoyed hearing them sing.
Metanoia corrects or qualifies a statement. “You are the most beautiful woman in this town, nay the entire world” is an example of metanoia because the speaker is further clarifying the extent of the woman’s beauty.
A metaphor is a type of implied comparison that compares two things by stating one is the other. “Your eyes are the windows of your soul” means you “see” someone’s emotional state by looking into their expressive eyes-eyes are not literally windows.
Metonymy is a type of metaphor where something being compared is referred to by something closely associated with it. For example, writers often refer to the “power of the pen” to convey the idea that the written word can inspire, educate, and inform. A pen has no power as an inanimate object, but the writer’s words can reach a broad audience.
Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate the sound they describe, such as “plunk,” “whiz,” or “pop.” This type of figurative language is often used in poetry because it conveys specific images to the reader based on universal experiences. We are all familiar with the “squeal” of tires as a vehicle stops abruptly or the “jingle” of car keys in your pocket.
An oxymoron creates a two-word paradox-such as “near miss” or “seriously funny.” An oxymoron is sometimes called a contradiction in terms and is most often used for dramatic effect.
Parallelism uses words or phrases with a similar structure. “Like father, like son” is an example of a popular phrase demonstrating parallelism. This technique creates symmetry and balance in your writing.
A simile directly compares one object to another. “He smokes like a chimney” is one example. Similes are often confused with metaphors, but the main difference is that a simile uses “like” or “as” to make a comparison and a metaphor simply states the comparison.
An understatement makes an idea less important than it really is. “The hurricane disrupted traffic a little” would be an understatement because hurricanes cause millions of dollars in damage and can lead to injuries or fatalities.
Now you see how these different examples of rhetorical devices work, you can use rhetorical devices in your own writing or speeches to create more interesting or persuasive content that sticks in the mind.
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and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.”
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
Know your voice.
Recognize you when you
first come ’round the corner.
Sense your scent when I come
into a room you’ve just left.
Know the lift of your heel,
the glide of your foot.
Become familiar with the way
you purse your lips
then let them part,
just the slightest bit,
when I lean in to your space
and kiss you.
I want to know the joy
of how you whisper
all else is poor translation.”
- 2 ½ cups chicken broth
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- ½ onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Step 1
Heat chicken broth, pumpkin puree, onion, garlic, and Cajun seasoning to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Step 2
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Step 3
Stir in heavy cream before serving.
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“I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.”
– Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to me feet once again – so that I can start a new path, my own path, the one that will make me whole again.”
– Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II
“Being grateful does not mean that everything is necessarily good. It just means that you can accept it as a gift.”
– Roy T. Bennett
What Goes Up Must Come DownMeaning: Things that go up must eventually return to the earth due to gravity.
Curiosity Killed The CatMeaning: Typically said to indicate that any further investigation into a situation may lead to harm.
Every Cloud Has a Silver LiningMeaning: To be optimistic, even in difficullt times.
Man of Few WordsMeaning: A person who does not speak a great deal; someone who talks with as few words as possible.
Top DrawerMeaning: High quality, exceptional; something that’s very valuable.
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Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12, Verse 1
अर्जुन उवाच |
एवं सततयुक्ता ये भक्तास्त्वां पर्युपासते |
ये चाप्यक्षरमव्यक्तं तेषां के योगवित्तमा: || 1||
evaṁ satata-yuktā ye bhaktās tvāṁ paryupāsate
ye chāpy akṣharam avyaktaṁ teṣhāṁ ke yoga-vittamāḥ
BG 12.1: Arjun inquired: Between those who are steadfastly devoted to Your personal form and those who worship the formless Brahman, who do You consider to be more perfect in Yog?
Amazon CEO Says His Company “Will Go Bankrupt”…
Jeff Bezos just shocked Amazon investors to the core with this dire statement:
“I predict one day, Amazon will fail.”
In a recent interview, Bezos explained that he believes “Amazon will be disrupted one day” and eventually “will go bankrupt.”
What might be even more alarming is that Bezos has been dumping roughly $1 billion worth of Amazon stock every year…
But Bezos isn’t just cashing out, he’s reinvesting his money into a company utilizing a fast-emerging technology that he believes will “improve every business.”
What most people don’t know… is that there is a tiny component powering this tech revolution… a component that Amazon doesn’t produce in-house.
That’s because another company (less than 1/6th the size of Amazon)…is producing a component so powerful that it is absolutely annihilating the competition.
He’s not alone in seeing it this way…
- A Shark Tank billionaire says it will create the world’s first trillionaire
- Elon Musk is contributing to a $1 billion investment in this technology
- Even super-investor Warren Buffett says that it’s “enormously disruptive” and will have a “hugely beneficial social effect”
So what is it about this technology that has some of the most successful investors in the world pouring fortunes into it?
They see it as a massive investing opportunity – much bigger than Amazon, Tesla, and Berkshire Hathaway combined.
You see, even though these billionaires have been openly talking about this technology to anyone who will listen, most ordinary Americans still don’t know how to get in on the action and invest in what could be the investment opportunity of a lifetime!
Namely, some market researchers believe this technology could potentially be worth up to $19 TRILLION!
With numbers like that, and with so many of the richest investors and entrepreneurs in the world racing to get in on this new technology… you can see why paying attention could really pay off.
But we believe the biggest returns are yet to come.
Which is why I don’t feel like I’m very far out on a limb with this “bold” prediction:
Five years from now, you’ll probably wish you’d bought this stock.
And the good news is that you can find out all about this company and this incredible technology today.
What I’ve told you so far is just the tip of the iceberg…
So, to help regular Americans like you understand how to take advantage of this emerging trend, The Motley Fool’s team of investment analysts has laid out the full story on this incredible tech trend in a brand-new, FREE report.
And trust me… you are going to want to see this report before you invest $1 on any tech company.
You see, we’ve laid out the full story on this “powerful trend” in an exclusive report – but you’ll need to act quickly…
Because according to our analysts, this next-gen tech revolution looks like it’s about to take off, and I think you’ll want to get in on this before that happens.
This technology could hit the mainstream at any time.
I was Rama, I was Krishna, I was this One, I was that One, and now I am Meher Baba. In this form of flesh and blood I am that some Ancient One who alone is eternally worshipped and ignored, ever remembered and forgotten.
I am that Ancient One whose past is worshipped and remembered, whose present is ignored and forgotten and whose future (Advent) is anticipated with great fervour and longing.
——-AVATAR MEHER BABA
[THE EVERYTHING AND THE NOTHING By Meher Baba. Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011 Copyright © 1963 Meher House Publications, Beacon Hill, Australia Copyright © 1989 Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India]
|WORD OF THE DAY|
|1Using high-flown or bombastic language.|
|Examples of Magniloquent in a sentence “His speech was so magniloquent the audience was held in rapt attention.” “You might admire magniloquent language, but sometimes plain speaking is best.”|
An Indian left his job and joined salesman’s job in a big department stores in Canada.
Boss :- Do you have any experience?
Indian : Yes a little too much…
On the first day, that Indian worked with full mind.
At 6 pm the Boss :- How many sales did you sell on the first day today?
Indian : Sir I sold 1
Boss : Only 1 sale ??? Usually every salesman working here does 20 to 30 sales daily. Well, tell me how much money did you sell ???
Indian : $93300 dollars.
Boss : What ??? But how did you do it?
Indian : 1 person came and I sold him a small fishing hook.
Then a mazola and then finally sold a big hook. Then I sold him 1 big fishing rods and some fishing gear.
Then I asked him where do you go to catch fish and he said in the coastal area….
Then I said it would need a boat. So I took him down to the boat department and sold him a 20 ft double engine scooner boat.
When he said this boat won’t come in his Volkas Wagon, I took him to the auto mobile section and sold him the new Deluxe 4 x 4 blazer to carry the boat.
And when I asked him where would be going fishing ??? He didn’t plan anything. So I took him to the camping section and sold him a six sleeper camper tent.
And then he said when he took all that he would take $ 200 groceries and 2 cases of beer.
Now the boss took 2 steps back and asked in a very rude way :- You sold all this to the man who came to buy only 1 fish hook???
Indian : “NO, SIR…” He only came to take 1 tablet for the headache…. I explained to him that fishing is the best way to get rid of headaches.
Boss : Where did you work before ??? In India???
Indian : Yes, I was a doctor in a private hospital : On a minor complaint of panic, we get the patients tested for pathology, ECO, ECG, TMT, CT scan, X-ray, MRI etc.
Boss : You sit on my chair. I am going to join a private hospital for training in India.