Constitution 101

http://news.yahoo.com/14-old-kid-arrested-over-pro-nra-shirt-071819724.html

 

It seems that today, authorities use these additional powers given them to harass kids, regular folks, and start censoring and moving toward more of an authoritarian state because of such broad powers. The kid did nothing wrong, and I doubt their was any obstruction of justice or whatever they wrote down in order to try and prosecute the child. If we do not stand for something we will fall for anything. This wrong and they know it and so do we. They need to release the kid, apologize and the prosecutor and the police officer need to be fired. Is this the “moderate encroachment” that our President says he is OK with. Look, I may love the guy, speaking of the President, but I do not agree with what he has now fully ushered in through his incessant defense of a wrong doing. Now, local law enforcement and officials seem to be following suit too. All in the name of “security” I bet.

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The few, the proud, the doers!

“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.” – Tony Robbins

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Dimension Shifting as an Aspect of Empathy

Great piece. I would take it even further. As I have said before, acceptance will take you past the many barriers mentioned. The only obstacle would be self. When you accept someone for who, or what, they are you know enough about them to communicate with and love them. Once communication has been established I find out what we have in common and make note of what we don’t and choose to focus on what it is that can and will bridge us and forge a sting bond inspire of the small differences we may have.

This road is much harder but worth it.

meaningofstrife

Remember, it’s all metaphor, especially when you get to the point where words just don’t seem to do the job anymore.  You know it, you feel it, but you can’t really describe it adequately.  Well, to me, the idea of “dimension shifting” is one of those things.

Celia Fenn describes this idea in one of her channels of Archangel Michael.  First you have to be familiar with the idea of dimensions (see another of her descriptions here).  Maybe a simpler or more familiar way to think about the idea of dimensions is to use the word levels, levels of awareness or perception or spiritual development.

Each of us has moments where we are more “together” or grounded or comfortable in the place where we are.  Then we each have times where we are stretched or out-of-place or uncomfortable.  Sometimes we “rise to the occasion” and sometimes we “sink to…

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Renewal

“No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.” — cmdrtaco, Slashdot.org, 2001, reviewing the first iPod

“$400 for an Mp3 Player! I’d call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time… and it’s not really functional. Uuhh Steve, can I have a PDA now?” — elitemacor, macrumors.com, 2001, responding to the original iPod announcement

These quotes are from ma.tt‘s website/blog. The article that I was reading is titled, 1.0 Is the Loneliest Number. Well, while reading that article and at the same time Stemmings’ essay, Don’t (an essay which will light a fire under your butt even if you are just a designer in training or aspire to be and do anything in your life, regardless of age), something came to mind: Fear of Failure or, its cousin, sister, brother, whichever, Fear of success. I remember when I was to start this blog, I thought who would read it? Who would care? Who would take the time to read the “essay’s” I write? However, so far I am seeing a steady up-tick in viewer-ship and those who follow the blog. So, reading these blogs prodded me to write this and to also share the sites so that others can read them and refuel themselves and do what it is that they want or have wanted to do.

Fear of failure.

What can I say about that!? Well, every ideas and thoughts that come to mind are ones that I know could have worked, since I see this app here, that site there and this product over here working for the ones whom were not afraid to follow their instincts regardless of test or market research. So, my downfall was doing the opposite of Nike “Just Do It” motto. I nitpick the heck out of those ideas and thoughts to the point that I overwhelmed myself and gave up, eventually, since nothing was being done and I had not only become my own worst enemy but crippled myself in and with FEAR.

Fear of success.

The opposite of failure!? Hugh!! who would have thought that one would actually fear succeeding in his endeavor?? [Hand raised] I am right here, the one who actually thought that he actually succeeded in his endeavor(s) would be a problem since he probably would lose it all again and have to go through this struggle once more [scratching head]… You see I come from a family that was well of, in the islands, and then came to not. So, in my mind I have rationalized that succeeding would bring in more pain than I am willing to deal with since I went through it already. [shaking my head], such was my state.

Thank god for knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Reading on Matt Mullenweg‘s (who by the way gave us WordPress :-)) and Stemmings’ sites were a welcomed breath of more fresh air. I had already started to work on the many ideas that I had years ago, which I did write down, and the updates to those ideas, since we are further along in technology. LOL… I am so happy that we have great people, minds and doers who, even though they may not know everybody they touch, are indeed great mentors, regardless of age, sex, color, religion or creed!!

Hope this also helps someone else to start over with a peace of mind. By no means is it easy to just pick up from where you left things or gave up but ONE DAY AT A TIME, works just fine.

 

Love Unconditional…

SR

Got Cracks!?

Got cracks!?

Well, I went on a walk around the neighborhood and will walking at was looking at everything I could take in. See, though I love walking, I do not do it much nor do I do it enough of it when I do go out walking. Nonetheless, I looked on the ground and saw cracks throughout the pathway I was walking on and thought of how true that is in my own life. I have many cracks in my life that I either patched up or band-aid the heck out of them but never took the time to break the pathway of my life open and then completely redo the road or that section or sections of my road. It dawned on me that if I go throughout life, like this then many others do the same and because of that end up not knowing why, what or when this or that happened or happens in others or my life. So today, I am taking a moment to breathe, review and fix what can be fixed now and forgive myself and/or others, mainly myself, for what is too old to undo and re-fix. I learned that I am to live everyday the way I want, need, and desire to while at the same time not effecting or affecting others’ life in a negative way. I am leaving in truth and truth, as they say, hurts but it’s a good hurt because then you are no longer blind and/or ignorant of what is and isn’t in life. So, if you got cracks, fix what you can and forgive the rest and move on for the past cannot hurt you anymore and it already thought you the lesson you needed to learn, as I am learning and have learned today.

Love Unconditional

Today’s Lesson

We do attract who and what we are. I was just seating down and setting up my development/production (personal) rails and web development environment when my brother got a call from some girl and they got to talking and the conversation went south for me but great for him. Don’t get me wrong, I am no prude I just think that their should be some sort of decorum because you do not want others to think that the chic you are speaking with is inching toward what society would call a slut. However, I soon realized that I to was judging them like society would and quickly turned the situation, in my mind, into a funny situation.

You see, I have made up my mind to walk more in a way of the “universe” or to be liberated mentally from the shackles of traditions, culture, religion and the box that people tend to place others in. I know how much I do not like to be look upon as this or that so what makes my brother, and the possibly the woman he is speaking with, any different. This turn of events became a teaching moment for me and enabled me to get one step closer to being the man, or in the mindset, I desire and chose to be in, which is LOVE UNCONDITIONAL. I believe that tolerance breaths lies, deceits, and eventually hatred, however, acceptance can only lead to understanding, hope, dream, knowledge and greater cooperation.

tol·er·ance (tlr-ns)
n.
1. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.
2.
a. Leeway for variation from a standard.
b. The permissible deviation from a specified value of a structural dimension, often expressed as a percent.
3. The capacity to endure hardship or pain.
4. Medicine
a. Physiological resistance to a toxin.
b. Diminution in the physiological response to a drug that occurs after continued use, necessitating larger doses to produce a given response.
5.
a. Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
b. Unresponsiveness to an antigen that normally produces an immunological reaction.
6. The ability of an organism to resist or survive infection by a parasitic or pathogenic organism.

ac·cep·tance (k-sptns)
n.
1. The act or process of accepting.
2. The state of being accepted or acceptable.
3. Favorable reception; approval.
4. Belief in something; agreement.

When you look at both nouns you immediately see the differences, which all boils down to action and reaction. Acceptance is casted more toward the doable whereas tolerance is casted more toward the reactive. Even in the medical part of the description it’s more towards reactive not an active role. That is why I believe that tolerance is not what I want when I deal with my fellow-man (human beings), I want to be more towards the active part of the dealing because when I am active I can mingle, understand and know my opponent, enemy, friend, stranger, and society’s outcast better. Now, I say outcast because that is how I may be seen and/or view or treated base on my whole person both inside and out. That is why I understand my brothers and sisters of the “alternative” lifestyle(s) a little better and I have much more to learn, comprehend and know or see.

I may not be gay, goth, punk, death metal, sadist, or into S&M but I have come to understand that everybody has different needs, wants, desires that are solely theirs and/or unique to them and we should not judge them, unless we too should be judged. My only issue is when people of any camp force their views onto others because they believe their’s is the only way. No, it is not, at least not in the way I understand it. It is different to share who you are with others but beat them over the head or force onto others with your belief is another, at least that is how I have come to understand Christ, Buddha, Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Allah, and others. They preached and thought LOVE UNCONDITIONAL, so I hope that this site and/or corner of the web can be a beacon to this truth, light and hope. I share because I want to LOVE unconditionally as much as possible and grow in and with it. I am not perfect but I will do my best nonetheless.

Love Unconditional