These are testing times for the mankind, and we can come out as winners, by first seeing how our statistic figures are unnecessarily messing us up, while posing as reliable indicators of a "grim" reality.
Used to fixing symptoms and ignoring cause, so we also find cheap fixes for boredom, not seeing it as a symptom of a deep need for a change on the level of personality..
An approach to the popular adage about "our being creators of our reality"
Writing is a kind of fun that may grow into an addiction, at which point it may become a way of life, with even those readers experienced as friends.
Could it put our mind at ease if we got to the very core of the whole exaggerating nonsense of this persistent daily reports about the new numbers of those testing positive for corona virus?
Life can be many things, not just a carbon copy of years passed and called "comfort zone" by so many. My mind has been set up to experience some best moments out of that zone, and this post is an example of it.
Elections -- anywhere in the world -- are series of mass-hypnotic sessions where masses get conditioned to believe this or that professional persuader. But we prefer calling it something much more dignified. Why not? "World is a stage, where we all must play our part".
Lost in a maze of hateful politics, people are not aware how that dark passion has become a national obsession that leads nowhere but to decay of national spirit similar to the one of long lost Roman Empire.
Some like writing selected pieces of their autobiography, others prefer keeping quiet about it. Myself, I say about myself through my shared ideas, with the following exception of revealing my daily regimen which I dare to call "self-advancing".
Some folks let their fear do their thinking. This post is not for them -- it's for those open minded who can reason independently of emotions.
The more we experience ourselves beyond our mind and body, the more we are in a spiritual realm of untold conscious choices -- free from predictability of mind's and body's limiting comfort zone.
It all may start with the question of what is really "appropriate" -- because that's where we either use others' minds or own own, which results with the kind of reality we are having.
Could we metaphorically illustrate American political circus, its attitude and mentality, with a couple depicting the two leading parties in government? Let's try it -- it may be fun.
Are we sure that feeling lonely is justified? And from what trustworthy source did we get that notion in the first place?
Those who seek happiness to happen to them are drifters in a desert eternally lured by an unreachable mirage. If we don't make ourselves happy, no one and nothing will.
A whole science stands behind the truism explained in the following post -- that our attitude alone can make the crucial difference between becoming a victim or a winner during a pandemic.
Could we see this pandemic with the eyes of a mystic, a sage, a shaman -- or even an ordinary thinking human who is not using his head just for wearing a baseball cap.
Reliving dramatic past made it to become the focus of an old, but still much practiced therapeutic modality. But -- is it really effective, or is it just reopening some old wounds?
We often see on others what we refuse to see on ourselves. One example could be political emotionalism, as it's frequently observed in Middle East. Let's see from where comes all this dark passion invested in our political antagonism, particularly in this era of Trumpism..
At the first glance, the following may not look like an ode to our Hub Pages community's passion -- but at a better look, if you care to see it that way, it might be exactly that.
Analyzing life does not provide the will to live it, does not "make" us change anything. It's a dead knowledge lending some of its taste to life.
Parallel realities? Anybody like me, who got only a tiny taste of quantum realm, can't but consider that "real" is not what appears so to us. At least, not an "only" possible real.
How many times media reported something false or exaggerated, or in disagreement with another news station's narrative. And why World Health Organization didn't insist on these current harsh preventative measures at pandemics with more fatalities than Covid-19 has allegedly caused.
People are wallowing and using ineffective outside resources to sedate their emotional suffering -- while the answer was all the time inside them, waiting to be recognized and applied.
In a contrast with all monumental cathedrals, temples and statues erected in honor of Jesus and Buddha, so little is evident in this world that would point at a genuine attempt to follow their teachings. Let us find out why that is so.
We've come to a shaming point in our evolution of civilized coexistence, when we have to remind the society that our lives matter. But -- is it bound to make any difference?
No future movement will be responsible for the next step in consciousness evolution. It will follow after many individuals awaken on their own, reaching a critical mass that will trigger a morphic resonance with whole humanity spontaneously joining.
Dark Age is characterized by living a dogmatic lie, unconscious and ignorant about our true inner and outer reality, and oblivious to the potential of awakening. Could this describe these times? And, after this second Dark Age could we count on a second Renaissance?
Religious indoctrination was easy once when enough existential fear was aroused, followed by a promise of a salvation.
We may say that our excuses are that "first aid patch" on our guilt for neglecting our responsibility in life. Whatever else a shrink might call them, excuses seem to help, otherwise there wouldn't be so many to be heard.
This line of thinking, when further pursued, just might generate some magical shifts in personal reality. That's what it has done for me -- maybe just due to my not making any effort to spoil it.
Objectivity of anything that "causes" either our happiness or misery is illusory -- it's all an inside job, and it's good, while pointing at our power.
We can think of depression as of a very serious condition -- if we choose so -- or we can give it a lighter tone. Maybe even a shrink should try it sometimes with their depressed patients.
People do same things for different reasons. Sometimes they are obvious -- but this one is more complex than books on nutrition would suggest.
The ambition of the superpowers for world domination has turned into another cold war. Are we electing our leaders to be our champions in that war, or contributors to security and peace on earth?
People's overactive fight/flight mechanism of survival is chronically seeking "enemies" to feed itself, and that becomes quite ridiculous when we feed it with anything that may look like its "food".
Just like in those miraculous healings called "spontaneous remissions", a big shift in mind-style can heal our emotions, giving us a new lease on life.
Expressing ourselves in literary manner is always therapeutic -- up to a different, individual degree. And when we are doing it within a literary community, it's like a "group therapy" -- again, to a different, individual degree.
Being a goal-oriented mechanism, our subconscious mind honors what we keep in our mind as "our goal" -- including corona.
Certain apparently insignificant events in life later on turn out to have had a big leverage needed for a change. And this can be even more true about a simple but effective mental practice. Any creative curiosity in your mood today?
Our Hub Pages community is not a bunch of perfect human specimens, but we don't report, we offer a counter-argument, we defend our positions -- and we don't expose any deeply private and sensitive stuff to the public eye -- if we can't take an unwanted response to it..
Too often in the long history people have been duped by one or another mainstream lie -- which had to create a band of skeptics who will reject their narratives if only for the reason of a lost credibility. This current corona circus may not be an exception.
"Common sense" doesn't mean logical reasoning -- It's just reasoning that's been generally agreed upon, and is the cause of all the mess in this world. I call it sub-logic.
In times of crises, or simply out of a need for a quick emotional fix, we just love those sessions with that "Dr.S.O.S.Frigidaire,PhD".
We can't funnel some sense into our kids' heads if they keep rejecting it, and we can't feel guilty enough as if that would change it somehow.
Why all this panic, if the worldwide mortality from "coronavirus" is less than mortality at yearly flu season?
In some of my articles I called myself an oddball -- so it's only something to expect from such a dude to have some quite odd stories from his life to tell -- not that all of them could be included.
After all compassion, understanding, and possibly some eye-opening words given to some people -- they are simply no fun to be with.
It has become a household truism that "stress is killing us". But then, wouldn't it be nice if they motivated us with the positive flip side of its absence -- even if with a promising intuitive speculation like this one.
If something doesn't appear popular in our culture paradigm, does it make it impossible? Like intentionally choosing our great emotions, not waiting for circumstances to allow them. Let's see.
People seek their comfort zone at many places, and one being massively used is religion. So, it may not be driven by a spiritual aspirations but rather by insecurity seeking an asylum of divine protection..
Without any ambition to present some scientifically elaborate "typology" -- this article is simply offering some fun-insight into "where we are coming from" in our interactions and in our general behavior.
You may call it just an intellectual pastime of an idle retired dude.Call it whatever you please. I am merely having some fun expressing my intuition about parallel realities -- notably the one we are co-creating.
Like they say in neuroscience: "Brain cells that fire together -- wire together", and that explains where we are emotionally today, with promises of what we can be in the time coming.
In each one of us there is a consciousness which splits into its individual and collective components, the latter referring to all "programs" instilled into us by the society. So, how much is really left in us that would represent our mental fingerprint?
Due to some strong negative impressions of a hypnotic impact, some folks stay locked within the prison of their past -- not seeing how apparently complex issue doesn't really call for complex measures.
Through my self-training I have become a living example of the truism that we don't have to settle for spontaneous emotions, but can trigger those we want at will.
So many folks are wondering what's the magic that keeps some siblings almost inseparable -- while not seeing what it was on their part to have driven their own siblings out of their life.
This was inspired by a recent article by a fellow-writer who was rightfully questioning the decency of man staring at a woman, while his wife was standing by and noticing it. Boy, do I have a juicy story to tell about that!
Due to the propaganda, both socialism and corporatism are viewed at their extremes. Is anything like a golden middle possible as a fair solution to both sides of the political spectrum?
Would it be within God's might to do ungodly things? Also, if parts of the Holy Story don't make sense, does it reflect on the true nature of Gods possible limitations?
I view laughing at ourselves as a healthy alternative to blaming ourselves. Served as humor, our weaknesses may even inspire, rather than depress.
As we travel abroad as tourists, there may be certain localities which affect us so much as to give us that weird feeling of having lived another life there before. For me, it was Hawaii, the "paradise on earth".
Arguably, no one can surpass late Don Rickles, that master of humorous insult. But, watered down to a small caliber satire, it might look like the following article, as it depicts our inglorious status in our relationship with politics.
Being a blind optimist keeps us open to many disappointments. It's a combatant optimism which turns the odds in our favor.
We have been fed some most ridiculous "truisms" to live by -- the ones making us so limited -- just the way that fathers of our cultural paradigm want us. What a show it is!
What are our emotions really? Could we see them from a different perspective than suggested by general consensus? And by doing that, could we also change them at will?
The whole issue surrounding Trump may seem complex, but when we allow all dust to settle, a logical treatment of the current political antagonism in the US reveals the simple, familiar conflict between mind and heart.
"History only teaches us one thing -- that it never taught us anything" -- as the saying goes, and we keep proving it true, individually and collectively.
It's nothing short of an axiomatic truism that we need both -- food and medical care. But they both have grown into industries that keep inventing diseases that would match their products and services. Aren't we being royally duped?
Mental laziness is probably the worst of all global pandemics -- so well covered up with our passive "know-how".
How to manifest those desired personality traits by understanding the process, and by applying some simple strategies leading to a final triumph.
Do we have an emotional capacity for romantic, parental, divine, and patriotic love -- or so much of it is but a pretense?
At times it seems like the world is full of abandoned inner children -- with still some to be found here and there celebrating life with their evergreen young hearts.
Realization that our body has become our mind with its negative programs is the first step towards turning two-way crap into two-way joy.
It's like a global trend to complicate matters first, and then to find equally complicated solutions which already carry a seed of new problems. We proudly call it "being intelligent".
Willpower is like the gas pedal in your car -- it will provide the motion energy, making it possible for the brain to do the steering. Like they say - faith with no deed is dead, and all those good intentions without that drive won't get you anywhere in life.
Folks with a spare channel in their brain which allows them to tackle the unknown, just couldn't miss the tantalizing disproportion between our technology and our still somewhat tribal mentality. Actually, how could it even coexist in such a big contrast in the first place?
On that deepest level of our quantum essence, we limited our personal growing to our childhood, when creating original experiences was the way of everyday being. Why? Keep reading to either find the answer, or at least to keep asking the question.
One of the biggest challenges of our life will always be getting to that gut-realization that unfairness of life may only boil down to our own frame of mind. For, there is nothing that mind cannot make better.
We don't even know how much we are influenced by others until we start liberating ourselves from it.
We learn our life lessons hard or easy way -- and nowhere else it may be more true than in attainment of our peace of mind. Challenge yourself to make it easy by first reading how to.
Where does the civilian need for firearms really come from? Isn't it the people mimicking the government's continuous longing for the status of the "most powerful"--- fueled by a mass paranoia?
After having received so many mistreatments, the theme of freedom is hard to see at its core---with all irrelevant conceptualizing, oftentimes merely touching some of its peripheral aspects.
Many ideas of pure fiction later on turned into reality. Personally, I hope this will be the case with my hypothetical---although realistic---model of political leader.
What is brainwashing? It's hypnotically imposed will by certain social groups in form of false beliefs, which make us useful tools for their careers, popularity, or monetary gain.
Certain life truisms may inspire more when they are told as a personal experience---not as a dry lecturing about life. So, allow me to try it.
Mutual understanding may be one of the less understood concepts in the dynamics of personal interacting and big scale coexistence. Let's try to see what makes it so.
It's an eternal question without a hope to find an answer which would please a philosopher---but that's why we have poetry to keep trying with its answers hidden in a bouquet of rhymes.
Whole lifetimes will pass for some folks without them realizing how they have spent the most of their precious time living everybody's life---except their own.
All those folks who have cultivated gratefulness as an attitude may not realize how such an emotional habit may not exactly be good for their mental health.
We may know the truth, but we need white lies to have something to live by, because without them life would just lose its meaning--- even that "meaning" being a part of that white lying.
There is a maddening and mysterious realm of the quantum, beyond our perception and even beyond logic. And yet, its proposed theory may hide answers to our most daring questions about life.
We may look the same under microscope or scalpel, but when all our parts are assembled into a whole, we may be more unique than we ever thought.
There are some truly lovable mothers-in-law who respect the privacy of the newlyweds. And then, there are those who with their reputation deserved the humorous name "monster-in-law".
The eternal question about dying is an intellectual outlet of our existential fear. It's a good fear, because we want to survive and live on --- but a useless one, because we cannot die.
With a little shift in attitude we could start noticing how there is an amusing side to ALMOST everything in life --- making easier those moments referring to that "almost".
The mystery of conscious mind - or even the physical brain - keeps tantalizing the finest minds with their elusive nature. However, scratching its surface may be fun and an intellectual adventure.
Thanks to medicine and grandma who always made sure we ate an apple a day, we grew up into believing in our fragile bodily constitution that anything could damage from germs to draughty rooms.
Those inner, unconscious eyes of authorities may manifest themselves at times when we are experiencing our nakedness---as if everything that we keep private and secret is being exposed.
By sharpening our observation of what really is the core experience of living, we can unfold into immensely loving our life
Some folks may have it in their genes to age at a slower rate. The rest of us may have to do something about it - and we can.
When adults unconsciously refuse to outgrow their childish impulsiveness and self-centered attitude, that regularly affects their private, social, and professional life in negative ways.
Since the only true parameter of being human is intelligence, the basic global problem is its being just in service of our psycho-physical survival.
By recognizing both mental forces in our energetic makeup - ability to choose and willpower - we can greatly benefit by giving the priority to choosing.
Having a clean and tidy mind is both a good preventive and curative measure in taking care of our overall wellbeing, and it should become as much of a routine as brushing our teeth.
It's been said that the broken bone gets strongest at the place where it heals. The same might be true for emotional wounds from betrayal, which, when healed make us emotionally stronger.
A theme that we avoid facing individually and collectively - is our partially animalistic nature that's messing us up royally.
There is no point in debating about God's existence, because every such debate is aimless and doomed for a failure right from its start.
We seem to have some of that "You can't" already implanted into our genes; and then we got a generational renewal of it from our early educators and society. It may be the title of our life-script.
The emotional freedom of most of us was greatly reduced by our early educators, oftentimes to the point where our emotional totality stayed unknown to us.
Some folks, either out of an immature mentality or a sheer opportunism refuse to grow up and cut loose from parents' ever helpful but tired hand. With love being a two-way street, where is theirs?
Many folks spend a life time under a subconscious spell of childhood authorities and their degrading and limiting suggestions. What would freedom from them feel like?
In the chemical recipes of our happy emotions there could be found some unusually opposing ingredients that may look like just sugar coating a pain.
Opening our mind is like labor pains at the birth of our spirituality - a sweet pain announcing the beginning of a new life.
It's a kind of sad to find out one day how the feeling is gone and replaced with boredom, without our understanding why. But there is always a way to get it back, if we want to give it another shot.
It seems to be a little known fact that our deliberate acting can positively affect the way we respond emotionally to life - ultimately changing the course of our future events and even our health.
What a divine paradox it is, to feel so different, and yet feeling so much closer to everyone else by allowing them to be different as well.
After inventing so many useful customs and laws that put some sense and order into our coexistence -- we couldn't stop being creative, so we invented some collective beliefs, fantasies, holy things, and well, even profanities -- all of which we are taking quite seriously.
The more importance we ascribe to anxiety - the more it troubles us. An improved life style with a few tips to be followed may be all that is needed.
Awakening is one of the most gratifying experiences anyone can have; because all victories over others in the arena of life don't compare to the triumph over our yesteryear's neglected limitations.
More damage, and also goodness, has been done to ourselves and to our coexistence by both, non-religious and religious beliefs, than by any other aspect of our functioning.
So many folks find it much easier to fill emptiness in their lives with others' business - than to improve what they have.
Our subconscious mind is willing to obey as soon as we are willing not to complicate it -- like we complicate so much more in life.
Women in love beware:Seeing it sooner and not later could make the whole difference between a little painful moving on and a much more painful staying in a relationship.
Is that image in the mirror final and only possible version of ourselves?
Our ego starts at the level where we have to do our own breathing, and means our will to live our own, unique self.
It may only take a change of glasses to realize how nothing really is as it seems to be. The following is about adjusting to such new glasses.
Life is not just happening to us, and we are not merely passive spectators there - but doers, whether we do it intentionally or unconsciously. So, why not start taking responsibility for it.