Listening Is Loving

Where hope goes, Love follows…

You cannot blame a man being hungry, least for explaining the source and course of his hunger. There is no God. God exists as an experiential phenomenon inside out thoughts. So if you haven’t or can’t experience that, then there can’t be God. The bible happens to discard common sense and logic. How would God have created man with common sense to worship Him with all he got except Logic? Except common sense? Luckily, I found my source of absolute truth, and I believed it. If a man finds another and believes it, then let him. To me, Urantia Book matches my image of logic, common sense, God, power, mortality, love, terrestrial distribution, and hope. So believed it.

My great grandfather was a medicine man. He treated people who were cursed with spells, treated people with biological diseases, but most importantly, he made sacrifices at the mountain for rain and returned home wet. Christianity offers nothing except weakness, shame and guilt!!! In the scripture, it’s called meekness, the dictionary interprets that as controlled strength, but our pastors and bishops interpret that as weakness. They use it to prey on us. A man lives in a wheel chair almost his entire life having not to enjoy the wonders of the world, then you say he is wrong for believing in physics, you are wrong! Physics has given him a chair, speech, and medicine. God, has given him nothing to hold on to! God does what is best for everyone, so maybe this man might have become a murderer, as if there are no walking murderers. I think we are just as fortunate as a tree happens to grow in the middle of a tropical rain forest, never to be reached by fire, or power saw. That tree is no different from the one growing at the edge of the same forest, or a far forest. And if trees have no life, then maybe we are just like the trees, carrying life to the next generation, and when we die, the terrestrial have something to feed on to maintain their mortality.

As for me, I believe God is a Soul, living inside each and every human brain as intuition[more], emotion. That soul is the life, the same component that maketh matter, gives mass, decides density, and provides gravity for revolution of protons around nucleus of an atom. This symbol of a central object being revolved around by other independent objects is my singularity. It is evident everywhere, from galaxies, to atoms. Thus, God must either exist as a self-aware and personified layers of energy. I say layers because, without a start, there can never be an end. So, this energy must have begun the process of change, like making a decision, moving, reacting, harnessing, building, growing, reaching, or combining, or collision. Otherwise, the universe could and would have started at the first existent of eternity! But it didn’t. what prompted the start of a universe when it did was something in progress before and outside the aftermath whose result became the universe.

You can argue over opinions about God, but experience with Him and in Him exists above and beyond all human controversy and mere intellectual Knowledge – Urantia Book page 30 (1:6.6)

The Power of Idea Sex

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Is Da Vinci a plagiarist? Is Andy Warhol? Is Steve Jobs?

How do you take “the greatest story ever told” – a story around thousands of years and has been painted 100s of times, and make it your own?

Answer: Idea sex!

The most famous rendition is Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper. ”

Da Vinci was an amateur forensic doctor. He would cut up dead bodies to study, in great detail, all of the musculature, the bone structure, etc.

A “Last Supper” painting from the 13th century (see one of the attached images, “supper1”) was mostly two dimensional.

With no talking and no emotions on the faces despite the intensity of the dinner.

An intensity that has made it “the greatest story ever told” for 2000 years.

Da Vinci’s studies of human biology + his constant sketches of people talking in the street + “the greatest story ever told” = one of the most famous paintings in history.

And was Da Vinci’s concept original? Of course not! The story was already 1400 years old and had been painted hundreds of times.

Da Vinci made it his own. It became 100% original with his mastery of idea sex.

Steve Jobs didn’t invent the phone. The “genre” of the phone had existed for a century. The iPhone is a “phone” in every way.

He didn’t invent the MP3 player either. But he combined ideas, moved the genre forward and created his own micro-category which became THE category of smart phones.

And “The Last Supper” didn’t stop with Da Vinci.

Every industry and art form is the product of thousands of generations of idea sex. Every single one.

Check out the images attached to this post.

A) Dali’s surreal take:

Da Vinci tried to be as realistic as possible.

Dali combined surrealism with “The Last Supper”. The transparent, ambisexual blonde Jesus, The ghostlike body floating above. The disciples backs facing us (not done before in prior paintings).

B ) Fast forward to Andy Warhol: Da Vinci’s painting + the Warhol-style silk screening of it he made famous in his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.

Pop Art + The Last Supper = multi-million dollar painting.

Fast forward to one of my favorite TV shows, Battlestar Galactica and their marketing poster based on The Last Supper.

C) Battlestar Galactica:

A poster for Battlestar Galactica (see attached) is:

the battle between possibly semi-divine Cylons and humans (with a Judas) + Da Vinci’s exact representation = beautiful marketing poster. A work of art.

Every idea, every art, every business, is like a wedding dress. Something old, something new.

The OLD is thousands of years of story, of emotional conditioning, of wars, of sickness, of “rules” to help us conform.

The NEW, is you and the pleasure and thoughts and excitements that are uniquely you. What makes YOU happy?

It’s a party in your brain!

Do it with art. Do it with business. Do it for fun. Do it for love.

Take an idea from 100 years ago. From yesterday. From 1000 years ago. From your friend.

Tell a story around it in modern terms. Make it uniquely yours.

You can even make it a joke.

News article #1: a mother thrown out of Disney World because she was choking her child.

News article 2: United Airlines beating a passenger up.

1 + 2 = A mother was thrown out of DisneyWorld today for choking her son. Everything turned out ok, though. United hired her the next day.

Ok, not quite Louis CK but I’m practicing. Maybe one day I’ll be original.


P.S. Oh! I love this one.

Another great example of “idea sex” from Battlestar Galactica:

Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” (written by an obscure songwriter named Bob Dylan and then Hendrix-ized) re-written and performed (and made totally original) by Bear McCreary for the show.

So beautiful. Please google it.

Seeing only the top of the pyramid of a work of art, or a business, or an invention, or an idea, misses the beauty of the entire pyramid.

What are some other cool examples?

[ Related Reading: How To Make Millions With Idea Sex ]

What am I?

Sometimes I see someone on the mirror. Then I see like it’s me. Immediately, I reason out that it’s my brain showing me what I would like to see. But then I wonder who I am. Who am I?

What I feel, I can touch. When I feel, it appears real.  How I feel is visible. Am tormented by the imagination of me being owned by my own fears and thoughts. Can I be a captive to the same thing I try to free?

Power without virtual is weakness. Virtual without purpose is black magic. There are three kinds of people; the immovable, the movable, and the moving. The immovable are resistant to change. The movable re willing to change, but never do. The “moving” are those that get things done. Have enough of the moving, and that’s a movement. A movement results into a revolution. What am I?

Today is New Year In Thailand

The Thai New Year’s Day is 13 April every year, but the holiday period includes 14–15 April as well

There are many different unique dates and New Year celebrations around the world besides New Year’s day on the first official day of the Gregorian calendar. Here are five of them:

  1. Chinese New Year – every year the changing date falls between Jan. 21 – Feb. 21, depending on when the new moon of the first lunar month falls. In 2012, the celebration is January 23. The 15-day observance is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays and is known as “Spring Festival.” This year it is the Year of the Dragon, specifically the water dragon. Festive spirits will be high with all kinds of celebrations as the dragon represents great power.
  2. Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is celebrated in autumn on the first two days of the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. For Jews, it is a time of introspection and to look back at their mistakes over the past year and plan changes for the one ahead. The holiday is marked with the eating of apples dipped in honey as a symbol for for a sweet new year. Most often the day is spent in a synagogue, as it is one of the holiest days of the year.
  3. Islamic New Year – also known as the Hijri New Year. It falls on the first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar. Special prayers are said and the appearance of the new moon is recorded in mosques. This fairly quiet new year celebration is on Nov. 14 in 2012.
  4. Thai New Year – also called the Songkran is celebrated from April 13-15. One of the main activities is the throwing of water. Thais throw containers of water, use water guns, and even garden hoses to soak each other. The water is symbolic in the hopes that is will bring good rains in the new year. All Buddha statues and images are also cleansed for good luck and prosperity.
  5. Ethiopian New Year – also called Enkutatash, meaning the “gift of jewels.” It will be on Sept. 11, at the end of the big rains. Dancing, singing, and celebrations happen as the people celebrate this spring festival. Some cities have spectacular religious celebrations although it is not exclusively a religious holiday.

 

Sources:
5 Completely Different New Year’s Days Around the World

List of calendars

Laser Like Focus

Wherever focus goes, Energy flows… – You MUST HAVE LASER LIKE FOCUS ON YOUR GOAL!!!

~ Tony Robbins

Winners Focus on Winning, Losers Focus on Winners… – IF you focus on obstacles, challenges, or even YOUR competitors, you will NEVER achieve all the greatness within you

~ Tony Robbins

Hot Docs Adds 16 More Titles to Special Presentations Program

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WHITNEY-CAN I BE ME

Yesterday Hot Docs announced 16 additional documentary features that will screen in this year’s Special Presentations program. Special Presentations features a high-profile collection of world and international premieres, award winners from the recent international festival circuit and works by master filmmakers or featuring some star subjects.

Notable subjects featured as part of the Special Presentations program include the late singer and actress Whitney Houston (Whitney “Can I Be Me”), comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried (Gilbert), and the late Jerry Garcia’s jam band The Grateful Dead (Long Strange Trip).

The program will take audiences to the city of Raqqa, where a group of citizen journalists risk their lives to expose ISIS (City of Ghosts), and to the streets of Baltimore, where a female step dancing group fight to win their high school competition, and achieve a higher education (Step). Follow animal-rights activists through Africa, Asia and Europe as they advocate for…

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What Gives Life A Meaning

  1. Golden Ratio


    The golden ratio is also called the golden mean or golden section. Other names include extreme and mean ratio, medial section, divine proportion, divine section, golden proportion, golden cut, and golden number.


    This involves personal happiness and the similarities between our differences in opinions, perceptions, beauty, perfection, modesty, good health, balanced thought, what we see, what we hear, what we touch, and how we reason and think.

    This effects how we balance the events of life and how we manage to live and enjoy the fine-tuned universe, nature and life itself. This is also the ability to maintain a constant line of thought, belief, idea or mission.

     

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  2. Point of No Return
    This involves the limitation of time that forbids anything to retain its initial form to infinity. In its lower classes, we experience this in the form of fear of death, the adrenaline in risk, the hope of success, and the loss of wealth or health. In the basic to higher classes of “point of no return”, we experience the continuum of time where if time is passed, we never recover it.This gives most people a scale against which to measure their achievements, accomplishments, and also make future plans.If a moment of an event passes without the event done, consequences are guaranteed and this keeps us on toes.For some, it’s the fear of failure. Some people are aware that if their endeavor went south, their lives would be a series of unimaginable agony with horrifying consequences, so they do everything to anything to push that moment far into the future, as far as possible.
  3. Love
    Caring for others, being thoughtful, sex, sacrifices and all other deeds that give us the feeling inner joy and contentment.To some, life gets a meaning when they reproduce. They change completely as if their life has got a new purpose and mission, because they owe a responsibility to care and protect their children.When we feel cared for, looked after, favored, privileged and loved, we may create a utopic imagination that we are where we are by design for a purpose, reason or to accomplish something. That is neither true nor false.
  4. Philosophy

    God is the father of philosophy, and we aim to be like Him.

    There are five Branches of Philosophy.

    Metaphysics Study of Existence What’s out there?
    Epistemology Study of Knowledge How do I know about it?
    Ethics Study of Action What should I do?
    Politics Study of Force What actions are permissible?
    Esthetics Study of Art What can life be like?

     

    Philosophy, as a pillar of living, reflects in promises we make to each other, oaths we strive to keep, taboos and dogma we fight and fear to break, the doubts we hold, music we like to listen, the personalities show and hide, the wisdom search, etc… etc…

    This means that we are either looking to regain some part we had but lost, or we want some attachment to something we are part of. As a result, we develop behaviors such as meditation and religion. Otherwise, we develop abilities like mentalism that make us feel like we are part of a bigger, greater and important plan or design. These abilities fight to defeat the greatest mysteries of time, immortality and our identity.

    Other times, we attain higher intelligence and understanding of what is around, above and below us, all in an attempt to unlock the mysteries we live within as a key to the mysteries without.

     

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  5. Consciousness

    Consciousness is the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself, or the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought, or the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes.


    Consciousness entails the awakening of the third eye, which, scientifically, is activating the Pineal Gland. We like alcohol, cannabis, and other drugs that change how we interpret our perception because they make us see what we don’t usually see, hear what we don’t normally hear, and feel what we don’t normally feel. This means we have another personality that yearns to be feed, hungers to see, thirsts to experience, and wishes to be listened. This is the soul.

    This explains why some like monks, martial artists, and others live in total and complete self-denial for the benefit of the greater humanity. They only find the waters to quench their infinite thirst soul by serving their soul through the acts of kindness, humility, charity and tolerance.

     

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MY OPINION ABOUT ME

Despite my few short comings, am terribly good;

I don’t always forgive, but i forget;

I can’t always be correct, but i try to be sober;

Sometimes i fail, but i always raise up;

I don’t risk much, but i work very hard;

Sometimes i forgive, only when i don’t want to regret;

Am a little jealous, but am also very kind;

I don’t show anger often, but i get irritated too;

I give respect to everyone, but i always demand it back;

I plan well, and execute my plans step by step;

I respond steadily to change, but am generally very flexible;

I don’t drink, smoke, or do drugs, but i talk to myself – a lot;

I don’t talk much to strangers, but i listen very keenly;

Am simple, direct and honest in character;

More often than not, i love what i like and i like what i love;

I question what i see and hear, but i trust what i feel;

The Law Of Attraction

You attract what you think, what you imagine, and what you are obsessed about – it’s possible to live your dream. There is no limit to your imagination and the only thing separating where you are and where you want to be is what you do. but idealization without execution is delusion. You must work. Associate with people that are in line with your dream…