Awakening

May 22, 2014  |  Quotes  |  No Comments

images We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed and beneath every sadness is the fear that there will not be enough time. When we hesitate in being direct, we unknowingly slip something on, some added layer of protection that keeps us from feeling the world, and often that thin covering is the beginning of a loneliness which, if not put down, diminishes our chances for joy. It’s like wearing gloves every time we touch something, and then, forgetting that we chose to put them on, we complain that nothing ever feels quite real. In this way, our challenge each day is not to get dressed to face the world but to unglove ourselves so that the doorknob feels cold and the car handle feels wet and the kiss goodbye feels like the lips of another being, soft and unrepeatable.

(Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening)

Wake Up

May 20, 2014  |  Quotes  |  No Comments

Wake Up

Happy Mother’s Day Moms

May 11, 2014  |  Relationships  |  No Comments

Happy Mothers Day

“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”

He is a man not Quasi-God

May 8, 2014  |  Rants and Raves, Reads  |  No Comments

quasi god

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay. Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy. If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can’t “be friends”. A friend wouldn’t mistreat a friend. Don’t settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don’t stay because you think “it will get better.” You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you.
Always have your own set of friends separate from his. Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you. If something bothers you, speak up. Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later. You cannot change a man’s behavior. Change comes from within. Don’t EVER make him feel he is more important than you are…even if he has more education or in a better job.
Do not make him into a quasi-god. He is a man, nothing more nothing less. Never let a man define who you are. Never borrow someone else’s man. If he cheated with you, he’ll cheat on you. A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you. All men are NOT dogs. You should not be the one doing all the ending…  compromise is a two way street.
Dating is fun…even if he doesn’t turn out to be Mr.Right. Make him miss you sometimes…  when a man always know where you are and you’re always readily available to him – he takes it for granted. Don’t fully commit to a man who doesn’t give you everything that you need.

Oprah on Men

40 Punjabi Men Detained

May 7, 2014  |  Rants and Raves  |  No Comments

By Homeland Security in El Paso Since Last Summer

elpaso

Things You Wish Weren’t True

May 6, 2014  |  Rants and Raves  |  No Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7E4q3Ilt-Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1eHOXbKlgQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onWZnc6wa3A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kaCxCQehEY

These are five video series about temporary workers and they lives. Dirty secerts to make modern luxury a reality.

Lol

May 5, 2014  |  Rants and Raves  |  No Comments

When we try to make sense of things new to us, we don't always get it right.

When we try to make sense of things new to us, we don’t always get it right.

Networking

May 4, 2014  |  My Thought Bank  |  1 Comment

While I debate whether to write this post, I decided that it was my blog and the best place to put it.

Our parents and grandparents – all had a life before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or even Google Plus and guess what they made real connections and some of their relationships are even thriving today!

And then Social networking happened, where it was easier, quicker and cheaper to reach people for small talk, name dropping and lots of scams..

Be it Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any new “must be on it” social media site. So let’s talk about it. What happens when you have all of these accounts and update them religiously? Well we know so much about all our friends, followers, acquaintances, strangers, friend’s friends. We know when they woke up, what car they are driving, how they kids look like, what kinda of friends they hang out with, how often they travel, how cute, sexy and hot they are and how absurd, immature and mindless they can sound.

More so, we get a heads up or we simply follow what everyone is doing, wish birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, graduations, happy holidays and the list can go on.

More importantly – do we care, are we the only ones making a big deal about the picture you neighbor just posted or do you want to be the first one to know who was invited to the most prominent peoples house. You know the best part is you are not alone doing this, and nobody cares. As in nobody really cares about the details of other people. You can tweet all you want, hit the like buttons as many times a day and if you are really trying to grab attention, type a random awesome, amazing, Kool, wow, lol, god bless, comment!!

People who spend unlimited time on these sites are self-loving, self-important, selfish individuals who are craving for attention, acknowledgement, approval, confirmations from other people. Now like I said you are not alone in this and maybe there is nothing wrong with all that. However all these self-loving, self-important, selfish people are looking for approvals from other people, than this social sites will only work if “you like my post and guess what I will like your post too”. Call it a virtual contract between your friends, followers or family.

So why are we interested in who was stuck in traffic on the way to work, why do we post temperatures, why do we post selfies, why do we post where we are going to burn out our calories and why do we all post Facebook look backs immediately, why cannot we wait till the whole world has finished doing it. Why do we have to name our purses and bags and give them colors to make it sound so >>>>>>.

So is it that we are bored or the fear of we might miss out and feel left out of the social circles. Is it a waste of our time, does it stir more jealousy in some of our friends / relatives / acquaintances? Are we receiving good thoughts or negative vibes? Why do we limit our posts to certain groups only? Why don’t we want to leave it? Rather why don’t we think and spend sensible time on social networking sites? Is this more important while driving to have to look that new notification? Is it worth the danger to your life? Is it worth looking at the phone at the traffic light and check out the recent updates in the last four and half minutes or you rather talk to your child/ partner/ a live person in the car.. or even look at the scenery around you be it the flowers on the roadside, the new advertisement, the sun set, the clouds, the birds, the kites flying in the sky or simply watch the road and be safe.

Why pretend to be busy when we are killing time.. Do you really want to be in such a circle or around it and if you are still planning to stay, think about the dos and the don’ts. So if you really want to get social with me and not pretend you know me outside the box, well then baby its time you either step in the box yourself or just leave the box. If my English sounds Spanish to you then I guess it’s time to unfriend. And the same goes for your twitter feeds, your Instagram account – that’s why it lets you give permission who to add and who not to.

social network

Please Me

May 3, 2014  |  Quotes  |  No Comments

Never try to please everyone, if you do you will be respected by noone.

Paulo CoelhoManuscript Found in Accra

peach

Friday thoughts

May 2, 2014  |  My Thought Bank  |  No Comments

People have issues. Ok!! I agree I am being rude. However having said that I have being in situations where you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have seen and come across many loved ones, friends, acquaintances, strangers to believe and imagine rather assume total bullshit about others and me, unwillingly to investigate the facts and walk away feeling convinced without a question. As a result this leads to pain, alienation, suffering, low morale, hurt, agony and so on..

Your judging the other person (victims) who according to you are not worthy of loving or even understanding but they are left sheltering their insecurities and fears in a shell. Some of us can be doing this involuntary without realizing it.

So, please pay a lot of attention to your words. Words have a lasting ripple effect. Listen first, then speak.

Be Kind. Laugh it off, but don’t always have to carry a chip on your shoulder.

words