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The Chi

The greatest source of energy is settled deep within your calmness, buried by patience and contentment.
However, all the energy is without yourself, for you and everyone to use BUT to serve others.

#quotesbyme

The legend of the masses

When you are dealing with the masses, position yourself in front; the position of influence. When dealing with an individual, position yourself at the back; the position of power.

#quotesbyme

A crooked employer may assume being powerful by taking advantage of your desperation, but you are actually in a position of power because you owe them nothing; not loyalty, no-obligation, not even respect. You can quit whenever you want.
Someone who is above the ladder has the least chances of surviving when they fall.
This, we call servant leadership. You lead from in front, but you consider yourself less important than your followers.

To be a leader with real power, you need to be an explorer and willing to take big risks. Your followers would then be willing follow your footsteps.

If not, then maybe…

if it’s not that African Africans are immune to COVID-19, then it could be that all unhealthy Africans did not last long enough to be caught by COVID-19.
Could it be that our health care is so poor that only really healthy people can survive?
Perhaps countries with better health care systems are receiving a higher mortality rate from COVID-19 due to their high life expectancy rate, meaning they have a lot of senior citizens.

#theory

Man is an Intelligent and a Creator being.

If God created man in his own image, it then confirms why man is intelligent and creative.


If a man is an intelligent and creator being, then why does it not follow that we can (and possibly have) imagined a God into being? If not, how so does it seem extremely convenient and coincidental that most of our gods fall within our own stereotypes like God being male, most god’s messengers being male?


However, you don’t want to think about that, you should not think about that and you’ll probably live happier if you live like there’s a God watching over you because frankly, we need watching.
Besides, no amount of philosophy and evidence can explain away the presence of a strange coincidence experienced by them that believe and pray.

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New Curriculum

If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.

Carl Sandburg

If the current syllabus doesn’t really lean in your favor, introduce a new curriculum, one that you are sure you will excel in.

#quotebyme

Before you upset an order, plan for a new order;
The new order must not be a means to an end;
To serve the privileged few, forsaking the weak;
Nature abhors a vacuum, and life must eat life;

#spokenword

Life closes in, always in; never outside.
However much free you live, or you feel, time holds you personally accountable.
Freedom must eat responsibility.

#spokenword

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, “Why god? Why me?” and the thundering voice of God answered, There’s just something about you that pisses me off.

Stephen King, Storm of the Century

How mysterious is it, that often the poorest give the most, the weakest carry the heaviest and those with the least are the most contented.
Like the saying goes: “the one that receives eats better, the one that gives sleeps better“.

#spokenword
You cannot perceive spiritual truth until you feelingly experience it, and many truths are not really felt except in adversity.

It is the lows that matter…

Anybody can feel good when they have their health, their bills are paid, they have happy relationships, the children are acting normal. Business is successful; anybody could be positive then. Anybody can have a larger vision then. Anybody can have faith under those kinds of circumstances. Am I correct?

See, but the real challenge — the real challenge of growth mentally, emotionally, and spiritually comes when you get knocked down. Somebody said that that adversity introduces a man to himself or woman. How you handle it, that’s where the growth takes place.

Les Brown ~ Getting Unstuck

Just because you have been good, have always done exceptionally well… doesn’t entitle you to a soft landing when you fall, because you will fall, in some way or another, sooner or later. How you handle that moment is what matters. Not being treated fair. When you are broke. When odds are against you. That is the moment that defines you as a person.

You cannot perceive spiritual truth until you feelingly experience it, and many truths are not really felt except in adversity.

The Urantia Book(48:7.18)

Don’t allow your emotions to control you. We are emotional but you want to begin to discipline your emotion. If you don’t discipline and contain your emotions, they will use you.

Les Brown ~ Getting Unstuck
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COVID-19, Christianity and Common sense.

There is a problem with extremists, naturally! Even doing good or living well in an unhealthy high levels can become toxic.

Someone is not following COVID-19 health guidelines because they believe in God. These are the people who make a mockery of Christianity, and God Himself (if God is male). From the bible, The Parable of the Talents tells us of a savant who was foolish and hid his talent because it was very small, and didn’t multiply it. I liken this to common sense. its is such a small gift that we often ignore. You don’t have to be mentally ill to appreciate having a functioning brain.

You pray to God to bless your child so that they are successful in future. Your prayer is answered and your child goes to become an expert medical practitioner. If we assume that it is by Gods blessing that your child became a doctor, then we should accept that when he professionally speaks, he is speaking on behalf of God. So, in essence, God is trying to save your life by asking you to social distance, asking you to wash your hands, sanitize and always wear a mask. But you disobey Him [God], yet you claim you are a Christian and God will protect you… How?

Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise– why destroy yourself?

Ecclesiastes 7:16

When the children of Israel were bitten by wild snakes, they cried to God. God responded by instructing Moses to build a bronze snake

So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.

Numbers 21:9

It is not that God could not just heal them automatically, or kill all the snakes, but there needed a personal decision and action towards the healing. It is similar to fasting. You do not fast because God cant hear your prayers, or your prayers are strong when you are hungry. It is usually an act of physical obedience.

Spiritual release follows physical obedience.

#unquoted

Times has changed, really changed. Using your common sense is not a sin.

Parmenides gave a one-line about reality, he said, “Whatever is, is”.
When Heraclitus came along, he came and said, “No, no, whatever is, is changing. You do not enter into the same river twice”.
Cratylus came along and went even one better. He said, “Actually, you don’t even step into the same river once, because not only is the river changing, you’re changing all along at the same time”

Ravi Zacharias – Hamilton Open Forum