Do you want to get cancer?
Like most people, you will probably SAY you don’t, but will you ACT as if you don’t.
There are several reasons people won’t act to help themselves. I doubt we know them all (scientifically).
Some of the reasons we don’t help ourselves are deeply buried in our subconscious minds. If you don’t know how to make effective change on a subconscious level then you are at a huge disadvantage. Like most people.
You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to find out. I know I do, and I also want to maximise my time here before I die so I can increase my service to the community.
This is an interesting example of two sets of ‘standards’ for the same activity. A somewhat fun read.
In Portland USA, some officials – the mayor, district attorney, and police chief – insisted it is acceptable and legal for police to examine people’s rubbish without a warrant. The local alt-weekly then looked at the rubbish of the officials and reported on what they found.
In the past, as part of investigations work, I examined people’s rubbish (the practice has a name: Garbology), sometimes in the middle of the night. A nasty job in more ways than one, however it led to some top finds and enabled me to make better progress with case work.
I recommend using a good shredder for any important, sensitive or identifying documents. Have a think about what you throw out, and what sort of conclusions anyone examining it may draw, and how it might undermine your privacy. If you want to be really ‘wicked’ perhaps consider running some ‘disinformation‘.
I see so many people who have high stress loads which are in part brought on by poor life practices and choices. If someone such as an identity thief gets your private data, then your stress could go through the roof and you will likely waste a lot of time. Think about your life in general and look for ways of reducing potential stressors. Being free of stress is a much deeper subject than this type of article will allow, and can be partly to do with how you think about situations, however why make your life harder than it need be…even if you do have advanced stress management and reduction skills?
Who does not know about the terrible activities and attitudes of Islamic State…
What is much less well-known is the efforts of the security services, including special forces, to keep society safe from fanatics who want to harm us. We don’t hear of huge numbers of successful operations and as a result it is so easy to take these people who protect us for granted. Many of these people – men and women – pay a high price in our defence, sometimes with their lives. Others suffer ghastly mental trauma and/or physical injuries.
Here is an example of a British SAS unit which was recently ambushed by Islamists and forced to engage in a six-hour battle. A sergeant ran out of ammunition and used a shovel to cut off a charging jihadi’s head with one blow. He then grabbed the fighter’s weapon and managed to kill the rest of his attackers. The SAS soldiers had earlier agreed they would not be taken alive and had vowed to fight to the death.
Before rescue, after close air support arrived, around half the SAS men had run out of ammunition, so a nasty end was only narrowly avoided.
These special forces soldiers are so inspiring, and among other things, are able to maintain a calm state of mind despite enormous pressure. In their case, losing it would have probably meant death for them and their colleagues.
Such ‘giants’ show what is possible. What can we do to improve our abilities when facing difficulty? What might we not complain and moan about?
Some of my clients include military veterans with PTSD and other mental health issues. If this is you, please contact me. I suffered from PTSD (non military) and other mental trauma in the past, much of it from when I was a very young child, so I not only understand what it feels like; I also know how to help others recover because I have been there and done it myself.
Perhaps take a moment to be thankful for those who protect us. Some never make it home.
I’ve long been concerned about the levels of deforestation. Here is some promising news bringing some hope.
Perhaps have a think for a while about why, and how, Ninja know this…
Is there perhaps a genuine spiritual aspect to life; distinct from religious dogma?
Is there something you are missing?
— Shinobi Exchange™© (@ShinobiExchange) August 14, 2017
“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” Blaise Pascal
Indeed! And they can be extremely defensive of their opinions. Much better to cherish and seek truth from within your inner core. I’ve been doing this for over 30 years. Sure, it has upset several people. At times it has been painful. Being wary of your own opinion increases smarts.
“What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.”
Epictetus lived around 2000 years ago!
Today, multitudes suffer from confirmation bias and other delusions.
What have we learned down the centuries?
Definitely not enough philosophy and one reason for this is that it is not usually taught in school, and if it is, not from an early age. If philosophy were taught in schools from the start, the world would have far fewer problems and people, better lives.
Once again, subconscious conditioning hinders people from freeing their minds to think clearly, and correctly.
“”We invest in things that are addictive,” said Apple shareholder Ross Gerber, chief executive of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management.
“Addictive things are very profitable,” Gerber added.”
Do you think addiction can be a form of slavery?
Venues with poker machines (pokies) cater for large numbers of people who are terrible at mathematics, many of whom then become addicted to playing the slots. I find it curious that here in Australia, many Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSC) derive a good income from pokies, yet they present a public-spirited persona to the world, partly due to their good works in beach safety – there is a conflict between that persona and taking advantage of people who are slaves to the slot machine.
Talking of beaches – I live on the Gold Coast and have experienced constant ‘marketing’ and superlatives from various organisations and others about how good our beaches are. Let me clarify the situation. We have beaches with dangerous rips, at which you swim outside of lifesaver patrolled areas at your peril. Beaches are protected by shark nets and drum lines which help to keep man-eating sharks at bay. Helicopter patrols are also deemed necessary for safety reasons. For significant parts of the year our beaches are intensely hot, and lots of sunscreen and/or protective clothing is required. Year round, used needles are found in busy areas and some of the most venomous snakes in the world lurk nearby in the dunes. At times the beaches are crowded. How are these good beaches? I’ve been fortunate to live near genuinely good beaches in the past and these local ones don’t measure up. It’s fascinating how people not only get so deluded, but they love it too! Popularity in this case is no measure of worth.
Sometimes, poor nutrition can cause serious problems. Invest time learning about good nutrition. Perhaps get the time to do it by cutting back on lower value activities.
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