Originally posted on A New Threshold:
Survival and Safety are the first concerns of our heart. For those who are never able to achieve these base necessities for themselves, they are doubly cursed: First there is no comfort in a world of hyper-awareness, where eyes search out every corner for constant threat. Secondly, the divine spark of creation that fuels the great engine of self is relegated to kindling the fires of preservation, rather than innovation, inquiry and exploration. The capability of man is so great, yet when it seeks safety, it will only use that capability to preserve the edifices and structures of the past, devotedly so, with all the signs and clues of compulsive obsession.
This is a predictable pattern; it is the rule of preservation, the mechanism of fear. When we seek actively to prevent loss rather than to acquire gain, if we can see these desires creep up from the darker recesses of the sleeping mind, then we can raise the flag and seek to understand more deeply our heart. Fear preserves. Fear stems from an unsafe, unpredictable, threatening world. Sometimes this is valuable, and we need to know where we stand. Some fears should be listened to and recognized. But the mind creates imagined fears, and the heart knows no difference between the imagined and the real. It is then that we seek to preserve our ideas, even when wrong, often fanatically so.
So look to what you preserve. You will see it in arguments and emotional discussions easily enough. Find what you are preserving and understand what fear motivating it. Is it a fear of threat and destruction of our creative efforts in life? Or is it the fear of being wrong, of losing respect, position, or authority? If it is the latter, then the creative spark has been turned to preservation, and you are no longer part of the creative team. A force for entropy is all that remains, and you will find yourself left behind: the only result left for those who do not join in the creation.
Originally posted on Ooo So Santa Fe:
These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways. They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be, unconditionally.
Originally posted on TradeRoutz livingStyle:
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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King.
I love this quote by Martin Luther King, because it always reminds me of how we all need light in our lives. Lightness in our hearts, in our lives, in our homes. Everything thrives in the light. Our Planet would die without the light.
Originally posted on TED Blog:
TEDWomen 2013 brought so many moments of delight. In session 1, Jessica Matthews showed us how a jumprope could generate electricity. In session 2, Rupal Patel revealed an incredible system to give an authentic voice to those who are unable to speak. And in session 3, Esta Soler explained how the Polaroid camera was an incredible weapon in fighting domestic violence. Throughout it all, the TEDWomen audience provided hearty claps and whoops of approval, as they took in the slate of incredible talks.
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