THE AGE OF ACCEPTANCE … !

father-and-son-2b400 After so much of fighting for your way and so much of stress, a time comes in your life when you finally get it … !

When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice inside your head cries out – ENOUGH OF IT … ENOUGH! Enough fighting, enough cribbing, enough crying and, enough struggling to hold on … !

And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, … you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and … through a mantle of wet lashes, you begin to look at the world through new eyes. A new vision comes to you.

This is your awakening … !

You realize that it’s time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that you are not her Prince Charming and she is not your Cinderella either … And that, in the real world, there aren’t ever fairy tale endings … ! There aren’t beginnings for that matter either … !  And that any guarantee of “happily ever after” must begin with her and must finish where you are standing right now and, in the process, a sense of serenity is born out of acceptance of present situation.

You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are and there will, in fact,  always be some who will despise who and what you are… and propagate stories about you that you know and they too know, are incorrect. But, what to do … ?  That’s OK for them. They are entitled to their own views and opinions. You have to learn the importance of loving and championing yourself and, in the process, a sense of new found confidence is born out of self-approval.

You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you ( … or didn’t do for you!) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected. You learn that people don’t always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that it’s not always about you … that you were born alone and that you will be put out alone!

So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself and in the process, a sense of safety & security is born of self-reliance. Then you learn about love. Romantic love and familial love. How to love, how much to give in love, when to stop giving and when to walk away. You learn not to project your needs or your feelings onto a relationship. You learn that you will not be more smart, more intelligent, more lovable or important because of the woman in your arms or the child that bears your name.

You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would like them to be. You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes and, you stop being controlled by others also. You learn that just as people grow and change, so is it with love too; and you learn that you don’t have the right to demand love on your terms, just to make you happy.

You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity and respect and you won’t settle for less … but you stop hankering for it. You allow only the hands of a beloved who cherishes you, to glorify you with her touch and in the process, you internalize the meaning of self-respect. Agreed, those selfish people will continue to make stories about you … continue trying to pull you towards themselves for their own means but, you learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom. You learn that life isn’t always fair, you don’t always get what you think you deserve and, that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people too. On these occasions, you learn not to personalize things. You learn that God isn’t punishing you or failing to answer your prayers; it’s just life happening.

You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted; things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about; a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower … !

Slowly, you begin to take responsibility for yourself, by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never ever settle for less than your heart’s desire. You hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind, and you make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting and to stay open to every wonderful possibility.

At last, with courage in your heart and with God by your side you take a stand, you take a deep breath and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can. The age of acceptance dawns on you … Finally!

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Money Is Your Reward For Serving Others

(Disclaimer: This is not my article, I am presenting it only for general interest. All rights for this article rests with the author.)

By Bob Proctor / Source: The Science of Getting Rich

There is a very real possibility that everything you and I have been taught about how to earn money is so far from the truth that it’s almost comical.

Earning money has nothing to do with age, formal education, gender or geography. It has nothing to do with past experience or your formal years of education or your level of intellect.

There are individuals who are functionally illiterate who have become multimillionaires, while there are others who are absolutely brilliant and they are broke. Virtually anyone can be taught how to earn millions of dollars and yet the sad truth is that 97 out of every 100 people are born, live their entire lives, and die without ever learning how to earn money. To perpetuate this ridiculous problem, their ignorance is passed along from one generation to the next.

Our school system has been designed as an environment to enlighten young minds, to replace ignorance with understanding and ultimately improve the quality of life. And though our educational system has obviously been successful in many areas, it has woefully neglected one important subject, ”How to Earn Money.”

A lack of understanding in this area is the cause of numerous unwanted and unnecessary problems, since money is the medium of exchange that is used worldwide for other people’s products and services.

The Real Source of Wealth

There has always been a small, select group, approximately 3% of our population, who clearly understand that prosperity consciousness is the primary cause of wealth and their prosperity consciousness, like ignorance, is also passed down from one generation to the next.

Let’s look at ”money.” What is it?

Money is a reward you receive for the service you render. The more valuable the service, the greater the reward. Thinking of ways we can be of greater service will not only help us earn more money, it will also enable us to grow intellectually and spiritually.

Money is an Idea

The paper you fold and place in your purse or pocket is not money. It is paper with ink on it. It represents money, but it is not money. Money is an idea. The earning of money has nothing to do with the paper stuff, it has to do with consciousness.

To accumulate wealth, a person must become very comfortable with the idea of money. That may sound strange, however most people are not comfortable with the idea of money, which is why they do not have any. The cause of poverty is poverty consciousness. A poverty consciousness will cause a person to see, hear, think and feel … lack and limitation.

The late Mike Todd said, ”Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a mental state.”

He was correct. There are wealthy people who lose every cent they have through a series of mistakes in judgment, but that does not make them poor. They will have it all back in a short time because of their prosperity consciousness.

Many years ago, George Bernard Shaw expressed his thoughts on money. People have such strong views on both of these statements, I purposely use them in my seminars to cause the attendees to think.

1. It is the duty of every person to be rich.
2. It is a sin to be poor.

Before you reject these as being ridiculous, let’s analyze them. To fully understand what Shaw was saying, you must have an open mind. There is a law that states everything is moving, absolutely nothing rests. You are either moving ahead in life or going in reverse … growing or dying … creating or disintegrating, becoming richer or poorer.

The Most Important Universal Law for Becoming Wealthy

There is another law to which people often refer in many different ways … Karmic Law … Sowing and Reaping … Cause and Effect … Action, Re-Action. How you refer to this law is of little importance relative to your understanding of how it works.

The thoughts, feelings, and actions that you express in life are seeds that you sow. The conditions, circumstances and things that come into your life are the harvest you reap as a RESULT of the seeds that you sow. For a moment, store this information in the back of your mind while we investigate the deeper understanding of the words SIN and MONEY.

Sin is … transgression of the law. Violating the law is a sin and, in truth, the price of sin is death. That does not mean your heart will stop beating, but it does mean you will regress. I previously mentioned there is a law that states you will either create or disintegrate, you will grow or die. When you attempt to ”get” without giving, you are trying to reap the harvest without sowing the seeds, and it will not work.

Now let’s look at ”money.” What is it? Money is a reward you receive for the service you render; the more valuable the service, the greater the reward. Attempting to ”get” money without providing service is also a violation of the law.

We Are Here to Serve Each Other

Shaw believed you and I are here to serve one another. Thinking of ways we can be of greater service will enable us to grow intellectually and spiritually. It is our duty to serve and money is a reward we receive for that service. If a person has received their money in an unlawful manner – by law, they must pay the price; you reap what you sow.

In light of the laws that govern our universe, what Shaw said is correct. However, if a person is not consciously thinking, Shaw’s statements would appear very callous, even ridiculous. Personally, I believe Shaw made those statements the way he did, to provoke people to think.

Quite simply, what Shaw was emphasizing was the importance of our own responsibility in the quest for abundance. Abundance is something we magnetize ourselves to … we draw it into our lives … in every aspect our lives. Business associates, friends, everything we want will come into our life by law, not luck. You are either attracting or repelling good. It is your own consciousness that ultimately determines your results.

”Money is in consciousness and it must be earned.” If you want to improve your financial position in life, focus your attention on creating a higher level of prosperity consciousness. Begin by preparing a powerful, positive affirmation and fuel it with emotion. When you do this, you are depositing this creative energy in the treasury of your subconscious mind. And, by repeating this process over and over and over again every day, it will begin to alter your conditioning and mentally move you in the direction you want to go. Write it out, read it, feel it, and let it take hold of your mind.

How much money do you want? Saying you want more is not good enough. Five dollars is more. How much more? Decide on a figure. Be specific. You will not seriously want more money than you are capable of earning … however, you would be wise to remember, you must earn it.

There are Three Income Earning Stategies

  • Trading time for money – By far the worst of the three income earning strategies, it is employed by approximately 96% of our population – doctors, lawyers, accountants, laborers, etc. There is an inherent problem with this strategy – saturation. You run out of time. If a person accumulates any degree of wealth employing this strategy, it will be at the expense of a life. They compromise on the car they drive, the house they live in, the clothes they choose and the vacations they take. They rarely, if ever, get what they want.
  • Investing money to earn money – This strategy is used by approximately 3% of the population. The number is small for the obvious reason – very few people have any money to invest. Many people who effectively employ this strategy follow the advice of a trusted, knowledgeable advisor.
  • Leveraging yourself to earn money – This is where you multiply your time through the efforts of others by setting up Multiple Sources of Income (MSIs). This is, without question, the very best way to increase your income. Make a decision to have many sources of income; it’s the strategy that wealthy people have used dating clear back to the ancient Babylonians. Unfortunately, this strategy is only used by approximately 1% of our population, yet that 1% earns approximately 96% of all the money that is earned! You are only a decision away from membership.

Once you determine how much money you want to earn, write it down on a sheet of paper in large figures. Look at the number with the dollar sign beside it and tell yourself over and over again:

THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY IS AN EFFECT. IT REPRESENTS A REWARD THAT I WANT TO RECEIVE. WHAT SERVICE CAN I RENDER THAT WOULD BE DESERVING OF THAT REWARD?

Take the total figure and divide it into multiple parts. Let each part represent a source of income. Each source of income represents a separate reward that you would receive for a service you would render. Work on one source of income at a time; each one can become an exciting part of your life.

  • Think of how you can do whatever you do – more effectively.
  • Think of how you can improve the quality and quantity of service you render.
  • Think of how you can help people in a greater way.

Money is a servant; the more you earn, the more you can help others.

A Brand To Die For …!

 

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He was a sergeant in the Russian army and he had to be removed out injured from a burning tank in the second world-war, complaining bitterly like his fellow soldiers about the poor quality of Russian weapons at that time, in comparison to that of the enemy German forces.

Mikhail Kalashnikov, along with others, was then given the responsibility to design a weapon to defend the father land. He worked hard, putting in all the experience gained at the world war front. What came out of the trials and tribulations of the design team was to become the biggest single killer weapon of mankind. It is officially in service in 55 countries and adorns several national emblems. Yes, I am talking about "Assault Kalashnikov", popularly known as the "AK-47". Created in 1947, it’s hallmark is reliability and simple design. And that’s why, it is the most sought after one-to-one combat warfare instrument. Millions of the counterfeit versions of Kalashnikovs are also used as the weapon of choice by militias, rebels as well as gangsters and drug traffickers.

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Attempts have been made over the years to provide with a better assault weapon but, none has been able to succeed so far. During the cold war period also, it beat its nearest rival, the US made M-16 rifle, hands down. Had this invention been done in west, it would have certainly made him multi-millionaire but, in communist USSR then, it gave him the national recognition only and the status of ‘Soviet Hero.’

Today, he lives in a modest Soviet-era apartment in the town of Izhevsk, east of Moscow. In 1990, Kalashnikov had met Eugene Stoner – the American designer of M-16 rifle. After meeting, Kalashnikov said his rich American colleague was flying his own plane, while the Russian could hardly afford a flight to Moscow even in government owned airline!

In November 2009, the Russian premier Medvedev decorated Kalashnikov on his 90th birthday with the title of ‘Hero Of Russia’ – the highest honorary national title in a glittering ceremony at Kremlin. Medvedev told, "In our country, such phenomena do not happen every day, I mean not only the Kalashnikov rifle but, also the national brand created by you, which makes every Russian proud, makes him feel he is part of history and inspires him to work for the future. you must not regret that you served our country, and the love of the whole nation is the assessment of your work."

When being reminded of the countless death his weapon has brought so far, Kalashnikov, in his trembling voice, said at the Kremlin ceremony, "this is not my fault that this weapon is not used where it should, … this is the fault of politicians, not designers. I made it to defend the borders of the fatherland."

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Whatever may the outcome be of the debate on the need and use of the AK-47 rifle – in ethical or non-ethical war fields, one thing is sure as far as global recognition goes, Mikhail Kalashnikov’s name would be right up there with Death and Haemorrhoids, if those were actual people’s names – as pain in arse of mankind … for having created the weapon, the brand to die for!

 

Let’s make a deal … !

You forgive me for liking you too much,

And I’ll forgive you for not liking me enough.

You forgive me for the loud racing of my heart,

And I’ll forgive you for not hearing it.

You forgive me for playing your games,

And I’ll forgive you for toying with my emotions.

You forgive me for finding you so attractive,

And I’ll forgive you for not noticing.

You forgive me for raising you up so high,

And I’ll forgive you for bringing me down so low.

You forgive me for wanting to be with you,

And I’ll forgive you for avoiding me.

You forgive me for being so pathetic,

And I’ll forgive you for taking advantage of it.

You forgive me for not being able to let go,

And I’ll forgive you for never having latched on.

You forgive me for having hopes and dreams,

And I’ll forgive you for crushing them.

Forgiveness brings inner peace.

Do we have a deal then?

The weak ones are there to justify the strong … !

… I love this song. I have listened to it quite a number of times now. It makes you feel like dancing. I am dedicating this song to all the control freaks of this world.

(Muffled Singing)

I don’t want you and
I don’t need you,
Don’t bother to resist,
I’ll beat you!

It’s not your fault that
you’re always wrong,
The weak ones are there
to justify the strong!

The beautiful people,
the beautiful people;
It’s all relative to –
the size of your steeple!

You can’t see the forest
for the trees,
You can’t smell your own shit
on your knees!

(Lead Singer)

There’s no time to discriminate,
Hate every motherfucker –
That’s in your way;

(Chorus)

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful,
something free?
Hey you, are you trying to
be mean?
If you live with apes, man,
it’s hard to be clean!

(Muffled Singing)

The worms will live in
every host,
It’s hard to pick which one
they eat most!

The horrible people,
the horrible people,
It’s as anatomic as
the size of your steeple!

Capitalism has made it
this way,
Old-fashioned fascism will
take it away!

(Chorus)

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful,
something free?
Hey you, are you trying to
be mean?
If you live with apes, man,
it’s hard to be clean!

(Lead Singer)

There’s no time to discriminate,
Hate every motherfucker –
That’s in your way;

(Muffled Singing)

The beautiful people,
the beautiful people (aaah);
The beautiful people,
the beautiful people (aaah);
The beautiful people,
the beautiful people (aaah);
The beautiful people,
the beautiful people (aaah);

(Chorus)

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful,
something free?
Hey you, are you trying to
be mean?
If you live with apes, man,
it’s hard to be clean!

(Chorus)

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful,
something free?
Hey you, are you trying to
be mean?
If you live with apes, man,
it’s hard to be clean!

(Muffled Singing)

The beautiful people,
the beautiful people;
The beautiful people,
the beautiful people;
The beautiful people,
the beautiful people;
The beautiful people,
the beautiful people!

The Beautiful People By Marilyn Manson