Category Archives: the daily mind

The February Photo A Day challenge….

Hey!

Yeah, I did complete the #febphotoaday challenge. I noticed that I stopped posting them here on 8 Feb. Well, here is a link to the completed challenge.

#febphotoaday

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SOMETIMES I CAN BE AS DENSE AS A PLANK!!!!!

I just realised how I can realise a different side of me…. Still searching for that balance, but perhaps looking on the raunchier side. And perhaps not. I may change my mind by the end of this post. 🙂

Oh, I’m going to be peppering this post with snaps taken today. Enjoy!

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Let me share a few, BOOYAKITTY moments with you.

I’ve been deceiving myself. You see, I LOVE buffets. There is almost always something there for someone to eat; veggies, meat, fruit, legumes….whatever. My problem? I “lecture” people about portion control, and I admit, I follow my lectures……however having several (I’ll leave it at several thank you very much) plates kinda defeats the “portion control” part of healthy eating. So as of today, I don’t know the date, I will no longer eat at buffets.

Now time for Intermission

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♫ soundtracking “Solitary” by #Skye http://sdtk.fm/Aiphue #skyewards

Well, it’s happening, my generation of friends, and I, are getting closer to that milestone. Some of us are turning 45ish inching closer to 50 as the clock ticks away. And I am beginning to see a trend in social media posts. Basically, folk are looking forward to being able to speak their minds without (they think) some reprisals for their unedited thoughts. Well, I believe I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

Just because one can say something, doesn’t mean that you should.

Oh, don’t preface a statement with, “I don’t mean any harm, but….”. Because, you do… Just sayin,

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You know, that when folk come to me with their problems, I now ask them if this is a vent session or are they seeking advice. The answer determines just how much energy input into listening to them. Seriously,because if all you’re going to do is scream obscenities at me and wave your arms around like a demented windmill, then I’m really not interested. If you want “objective input, then I’m game. What is this leading up to Drew? An acquaintance (the kid who wants to be a peer with his parents.) Yeah, that gobshyte. Well, he’s done it again. He said something….several somethings to be exact and now that he has failed to deliver and I’ve called him on it. I’M AN ASSHOLE. (sorry for the pay channel language) I admit, I asked for it. And although “I am not in the business of being right or wrong.” I am in the business of accountability. If you say you are going to do something, DO IT! That’s all, just do it. Isn’t that a slogan?

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Let’s see,what else? Oh yeah, cheaters.

I am a huge WWF (Words with Friends) fan. But I just realised that people actually CHEAT at that game. WTF ?(and I don’t mean Frak this time) so when I refused a game with someone, I was asked why. My answer, you cheat. I know you cheat because we’ve been playing for years and all of a sudden you play a 96 point word of foreign origin that you CAN NEITHER DEFINE NOR USE IN A SENTENCE.

♫ soundtracking “F-cking Boyfriend” by The Bird and the Bee http://sdtk.fm/zVrjj4

Do you ever just get talked and listened out? I’m getting to that point now. I need holiday. I may take a room in some out of the way motel one weekend soon, just for me.

What’s up with all of the tectonic activity of late? You see, I’ve an app that alerts me of earthquakes. See…..

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake occurred in “Southern Sumatra, Indonesia” (Longitude: 100.265°, Latitude: -1.975°, Depth: 53 meters) on January 23, 2012 11:41:08 PM UTC.

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in “Offshore Chiapas, Mexico” (Longitude: -93.087°, Latitude: 14.963°, Depth: 80 meters) on January 21, 2012 6:47:15 PM UTC.

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in “Turkey-Iran Border Region” (Longitude: 44.166°, Latitude: 38.678°, Depth: 5 meters) on January 22, 2012 11:25:24 AM UTC.

Tesla, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla , humm

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Well, I’ll play myself out….. ♫ soundtracking “Polite Dance Song” by The Bird and the Bee http://sdtk.fm/xToYNl

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The “bordered” images are mine. The Phoenix image found on the web. The sticker is from getglue.com.

How long…

does anyone else have trouble recalling past blogs? Did I do this one here, on perhaps on YouTube?

Query: realistically, how long can a person blame their parents/caregivers for the “crap” of their lives?

I ask this because, lately I’ve been hearing “I’m this way because my mom didn’t do this.”

“I’m this way because my dad was never home.”

I am a bit bothered by this. I’m asking myself, “What about … PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY?”

It seems to me that’s what is lacking in the world today. We choose to place blame at the feet of others as opposed to “man-ing up” and saying that we are because of decisions I made. My life “sucks” not because my mom didn’t buy me a pair of trainers or

Fear, Attachment, Arrogance, Dogma and Money…HOLDING YOU BACK…

Here are five things that are holding you back in life. Because of these five things we often miss out on a wealth of experiences, dreams and fall short of our (or are they really our) childhood aspirations.

5 things that hold you back in life

If you recognise even one of these things in your own life you need to make a change before it is too late. We all have the power to make a change, even if it is the hardest thing in the world to do.

1. Fear

Fear is the number one thing that will hold you back in life.

People who have a lot of fear never end up achieving their goals in life because they are too afraid of what they might achieve or have to go through to bring about those achievements. Fear.

2. Attachment

The next thing that will hold you back is attachment. This attachment comes in many forms and it is extremely powerful as it is something that humans do very well. The downside, however, is that nothing good ever comes from attachment. It always causes suffering.

Take a look at yourself and see if you are attached to anything and then see whether that attachment is holding you back. You might be fond of your homeland, parents or current lifestyle and that fondness might be stopping you from moving forward. A Buddhist master once said that if you want to be happy you need to leave your homeland as soon as you are able. Attachment.

3. Arrogance

Some of my relatives and a few of my friends are extremely arrogant. They think they have all the answers about life and business and religion. The problem is they are all really unhappy. I believe that if they just took a few minutes to get out of their own way they could begin to discover a lot more in life.

Never assume that you have all the answers. Always ask questions and keep a sense of curiosity. Even the most learned people like Albert Einstein and the Dalai Lama keep a sense of humility because they realize that there is still so much to be learned and discovered. Arrogance.

4. Dogma

Dogma is a very dangerous thing. It is where you become so blinded to a way of thinking that you are closed off to all other possibilities. It is where you accept something as fact without taking the time to really establish whether or not it accurate. And, like all things here today, dogma is holding you back in a big way.

Dogma, especially religious dogma, stops you from finding the real “juice” of the subject. When you are dogmatic about your religion you lose touch of the essence as you are so caught up in defending your own position, even to yourself. Religion, in its truest sense, is supposed to make you more open and spacious, not less. Avoid dogma if you want to grow internally. Dogma

and last but not least…

5. Money

The quest to earn more money holds you back as much as anything does. The journey to be financially free has ruined more people’s chance at happiness than anything else. I honestly wonder how much better life would have been for my parents if they had spent their time learning about satisfaction as opposed to wanting something better. Perhaps their life would have been all the more fulfilling.

Don’t let money hold you back in life. If you find that you are putting work ahead of family, spirituality or other more genuine pursuits in life then you need to make a change. It will be a source of regret in the future.

Most of the time it is your own negative emotions that hold you back in life. The opportunities for happiness and success are out there, you just need to make sure you are willing and able to get them. If anyone has any other thoughts about things that hold us back in life please drop a comment and let us know. Money

I snagged this from one of the RSS feeds to which I subscribe and tweaked it a bit. You know I had to put my “stink” on it.

Why do they say that? “Putting one’s stink on something?”

RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.

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