this technology is what will make VR truely plausible
and its what will not only prove telepathy
but will show how to learn to be aware and deliberate with it
teach us how to do it actively
willshow EXACTLY the extent to which thought affects health
jack your kid up with a thinking cap and if he/she gets lost all they have to do is think "HELP!"
instead of the CLAPPER we'll have the THINKER
remember the clapper where you clap your hands and the lights comeone
youll bring your date home and THINK some marvin gay and soft lighting
i just hope you thought to clean up that kitchen earlier nobody likes to make happy time with radio active toxic sludge inthe next room
i have to go clean my kitchen now
thinks for reading
For those of you who are eagerly awaiting the release of Star Wars VII, or perhaps you've got a boatload of reservations, you should watch this video from Comic Con with Kevin Smith talking about his tour of the set of Star Wars VII.
the first thing that ingrid says that i want to highlight is around 1:45 she says
"i stopped and i said - universe, what is it that i need to do next? what is it that i need to hear?"
this type of receptivity and openness is one of the pillars of Jedi life
pillars are the things without which a structure does not stand
jedi belive in the Force and consciously solicit and remain alert for its message to them personally
the Force speaks to everyone in ways tailored to the individual but common ways of geting our attention are
through synchronicities / coincidences
well timed moments which are outside of the normal patterns of events activities behaviours of the elements of our environments
recurrence of images thoughts symbols events which have a history of being personally meaningful
intuition and gut insight
direct answers which come in the form of seemingly unrelated events which are eerily appropriate
the next thing ingrid says is that she CLEARLY HEARD that everything she had been doing before had been leading her to this moment
that can seem like a no brainer to a cynic but we live as a piece of a larger pattern and no matter if we belive it or acknowledge it each of us, most especially each who walks the Jedi path, is being being groomed by the Force for specific reasons and purposes
we have a destiny, if we choose to follow it (paradoxical but true)
and there are moments in our lives where the Force allows us a glimps of this continuity underneath the surface of our lives so that we may galvanize ourselves to our inborn abilities and strengths and our potentials and our life challenges, all of which culminate into the beginings of our tasks and our contributions to the world
then ingrid goes on to share her personal vision
this is one of the first life tasks of a Jedi; vision
what is your vision?
we all need to be able to answer this question
ingrids personal vision is "create a global sustainable future" and she specifically wants to "empower women" in this endeavour
i agree with her vision and i rather like women so i think its great
personally i like empowering everybody
but if you want to specialize in empowering women; cool
white people; cool
black people; cool
yellow, red, old, short, skinny, fat, tall, lexdysic, hypoglocemic, whatever
go for it
she want to "empower a billion women by 2020"
i dont know precisely what her methodogy or criteria are for measuring this empowerment
in all honesty im not really interested
her vision as i understand it is congruent with my own; we're moving in the same general direction, (empowerment, sustainability) so i have no worries in passing along her tedtalk
i dont need to personally rally under her banner because ive got my own.
she goes on to speak of the importance of understanding "the power of possibility. the power of belife. and the power of turning the impossible into the possible"
she shares a story about herself and it begins with her as a fourth grader when the principal of her school calls her parents to explain to them that she is retarded
frankly, i think he was on to something but let me say
the real awesomeness of ingrid is that she started off just a little off and still she grew into a powerful capable and articulate personality (AND SHES HOT)
anyways her parents dont accept this pronouncement and they eventually find another "special" school for her to go to
this new school offers her "special" classes to help her learn the subject matter
she has trouble in theclasses so she ends up with a personal tutor
because she lives so far away from the school her parents insist the school send a bus to pick her up and drop her off
instead of getting the cute little short bus that picked me up when i was special she gets a bigarse ginormo bus that sits like 60 people
this bus is so big that it causes problems for the school
the school sets aside an area for th bus to park
also she is the last to be dropped off and the first to leave
the kids make fun of her and call her the "special" girl
she says a point came where she thought "my parents sent me to a special school on a special bus to special classes with my special tutor; IM FREAKING SPECIAL!"
and she means this in an awesome way.
this is another of the pillars of Jedi development
you have to realize your own awesomeness
this starts for many people with the simple decision to allow ones self the possibility of one day becoming awesome in some small personal way
thats all you need to start and it will take you to your destiny if you let it
she calls this "the possibility of choice. the possiblity of beliving in my own possibility"
as we move out into living our fullness
living to everything that we can be
is understanding the power of our own possibility"
now she talks about wanting to build a million dollar company and she says she doesnt know exactly how to get there
so what she does
is get a mentor
we all need mentors
personally i think we should all get as many mentors as we can get who are where we want to be and who have done what we want to do next.
she keeps going back to her mentor and saying "what about this? what about this? what about THIS?"
he keeps saying "no"
and hes right.
she mentions that she meditates every day
she eventually asks the force again "look i need an answer"
she gets an answer
she goes on to say you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable
thats good advice for everyone
get comfortable with being uncomfortable
its a very Jedi thing to say
I found that, to echo OB1, you need to believe in yourself. You are of worth, just as much as anyone else.
If this has been going on for a long time and is proving to be emotionally damaging (possibly physically too) then believe me the best thing is to remove yourself from the situation and surround yourself with people that love and support you, rather than those that bring negativity.
From my experience, I had this with my ex for 7 years and we had 2 children, so it was incredibly hard for me to 'get out' and am still not entirely free as I have to 'deal' with her regularly due to our children and contact etc; it is NOT your fault. You are the victim here and you need help, unfortunately due to the position you are in you feel you are alone and those that maybe should traditionally be there to help you are the ones causing you pain. Therefore, you need to take the necessary steps for yourself.
Firstly, you have your own moral compass, you know when something is right and wrong. Stand up for what you consider to be right. If someone is treating you so badly you can not live by their standards, they will be tainted.
Secondly, you need to look after yourself, because no one else can or will.
Thirdly, you need to protect those closest to you (i'm thinking of children, I don't know if that's relevant, but anyone who can not fend for themselves). Though you should note that this does not necessarily mean you should stay at risk believing that remaining where you are will help them (i did that, it doesn't work like you'd think).
Lastly, you always have a choice.
As mentioned in previous posts, change is not always bad. We fear change because we fear the unknown, but life is constantly changing, and even an initial bad change (i.e. ending a relationship) could prove to lead to a long-term benefit (i.e. new and happier relationship or general freedom).
Be strong, take time to consider what is the right thing given all the information you have available, and pursue that.
However, do not put yourself in some sort of life threatening position, obviously I do not know the level of abuse you are experiencing, if it's anywhere near life threatening then ignore what I said above and call the police the first chance you get and explain everything.
Never give up hope, things will be hard but there is help out there if you want it and are willing to ask for it (obviously we are all here to help should you want, I was meaning something more immediate such as police etc.)
May the Force be with you friend. Feel free to PM me (if you have that sorted now) if you want to talk further.
Hi everyone :)
I will conducting a live service on Sunday 1st March at 23:00 UTC.
It will be the first service/sermon on the new theme of 'Despair, yet Hope'.
To check when this service will be taking place in your timezone, please click here.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
I appreciate that you can construct a valid argument, and you have demonstrated time and again that you can do it skillfully.
I'm not trying to defend a claim or solve any dilemmas. I'm making observations about the experiences I have had in my life and how those experiences have informed my reaction to the original post. There are people in this world entirely against censorship in all forms and I'm sure there are people who are entirely for it. There are also people who think some censorship is warranted and some is not. I consider that "the middle ground" as it is between the two extremes. Whether it fits your rules for an argument or dilemma does not matter in this conversation because it is this flawed argument that is actually happening between people everyday. If you're playing by the rules of Poker and I'm playing by the rules of Black Jack, we're never going to be able to play cards together.
I understand your desire to hold everyone to the highest of standards, but it is not practical. Censorship in whatever form you choose to define will be something you have to deal with. Not because you tolerate it or favor it, but because you live on a planet with other people who do. As long as anyone tolerates it, it will exist in your reality. How you choose to react to it is exactly that, your choice, but everyone else is making that choice as well and they aren't all making the same one you are. You can be idealistic, and I'm glad you are. Someone has to be, or nothing would ever change. That being said, for you to expect that same level of commitment from everyone else is both naive and dangerous.