Friday, July 31, 2009
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We are here because we have been here before, because here we sowed seeds of destiny, and we come back on this earth to reap those seeds which we sowed
Our very being here . . . is a proof of reincarnation
Otherwise we must say cosmic law put us here by chance.
And who believes that?
If fortuity governed this world we would see the stars in their courses and all the planets running helter skelter all over the cosmic spaces without law, without reason, without order, without intelligence, without system.'
WoS 274-5 - G de Purucker
And who in arguing against reincarnation has ever thought to acknowledge that the stars and planets having order in their movements dictate against a random one off meaningless experience for man?
Yes your physical life is important, but not probably in the way you think
It is important because through your actions here you create your next life
All the good things you do in this life going to expand your soul experience and the bad being noted for future karmic payment
A small consideration on your part will show that doing the best you can everyday in whatever comes your way is a pretty neat use of your time under any scenario
Something now you know
Sunday, July 26, 2009
It doesn’t surprise me that it was a man, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, the author of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, who recognised that revenge is a dish best served cold.
But the anger over ruined clothing or a damaged reputation pales against losing access to one’s children.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The above is a quote from someone in the public eye who has recently begun to sort herself out
We all feel that we are different however we all go through many of the same experiences whatever our place or position in society
We will all lose ones we love
We will all fail at various things
We will all be betrayed or let down
We will all be sick from time to timeWe will all know pain, many times
And so when we begin to build this list we can see that our lives are in many ways very very similar
The differences of culture and race when looked at from the standpoint of what we experience are not really so different
In fact there are many more similarities than there are differences
And wherever you are tough times are best dealt with when you are honest with your self
Get rid of your games
Drop the pretences
See clearly what your faults are
You do have some don't you?
Take the last one and get rid of it change it drop it
Accept that tough times are a natural part of experiencing life
Learn to smile through these times
And to do this honesty makes it that much easier
Friday, July 24, 2009
Body language too
Are you aware of the tension you show?
Watch tv or movies and notice the tension in peoples faces
Watch their body language
For example when the person you are talking to suddenly crosses their arms chances are that they do not agree with what you are saying
In a sense they are signalling that they no longer go along with you
Even if the figures are exaggerated body language plays an important role in our communications with others
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Or is it the beginning of the end for personal privacy
No it is the end of any personal privacy
Once an individual has been assigned a unique index number, it is possible to accurately retrieve data across numerous databases and build a picture of that individual's life that was not authorised in the original valid consent for data collection
Often this is done with the best of intentions or so say those who do this
Data-mining techniques across databases are becoming increasingly important and will produce a .new generation of spies.
The ability to conduct intelligence work in a hostile environment behind enemy lines, as in the cold war, will remain an important part of the total picture, but in future a new kind of intelligence agent is needed - an access or mission manager who can access, manipulate and collate the required sets .of information from the most effective set of sources
Those who have the expertise to access the databases and open sources on the internet are those who will be able to find the information needed to track, for example, terrorist groups and their .financing.
But this work must be done within an ethical human rights framework and this is where things break .down.
Recommended guidelines must include
• Sufficient sustainable cause and the scale of potential harm justifies using national intelligence in this way.
• There must be integrity of motive and the advantages sought are justifiable in terms of public good.
• The methods used must be proportionate to the seriousness of the business in hand using only the minimum intrusion into the private affairs of others.
• Proper authority has to be authorised at sufficiently senior level with appropriate oversight.
• There must be a reasonable prospect of success with acceptable levels of the risk of unintended consequences or of political or diplomatic damage if exposed.
• Use of secret intelligence methods must be the last, rather than the first, resort - is the information available from open sources?
Advanced technology now available to the intelligence community is proving particularly valuable in providing early clues to the existence of covert networks.
But the very effectivness of these techniques is already rubbing up against feelings of invasion of individual privacy, and worries over the wider uses to which such information might be put.
It is a significant challenge to ensure that the intelligence community can access the full range of data relating to individuals, their movements and associations in a timely, accurate, proportionate and legal way that is acceptable in a democratic and free society
The Guardian"In a democratic and free society"
And just where might that be?
Intent is everything
What is the real motive of those mining the data?
Unfortunately as history shows once such tools are more widely available data mining will be abused
Such is the proof of human nature over thousands of years
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Daily stories of mindless violence, and crude greedy people
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
It starts early.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Even where it appears the relationship is based on looks for money
Sunday, July 19, 2009
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You will not find this statement in any books however it is the truth and the way it works
Those they help
As we have often said consciousness evolution is the movement towards altruism
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Have you seen a podiatrist?
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
They all have ability
They all train harder than most
They are prepared to make all the necessary sacrifices in pursuit of their goals
And this is where they are really different
An unshakable belief that they will prevail
And guess what?
And why am I writing this?
Life is not a weekend hobby to be taken up when we are bored
It is not about having it easy, doing a few courses
Can you believe that some people actually feel that life is just about being happy?
Happiness is an emotion that comes and goes, and by definition is unpredictable
Sure you can increase the likelihood of having more rather than less
But to think that this is an objective is ridiculous when all of us without exception experience the pain of life
The real substance of life life is struggle
Struggle to learn what it is all about
Struggle to master our inner selves
Struggle to overcome our fears
Struggle to learn patience
Struggle to learn humility
Struggle to live with powerlessness
Yes it is
However the irony is that this is really the easy way
Imagine being asked to meet someone on the other side of a mountain
And choosing to go round the base of the mountain because it looks easier
Then finding that there are swamps and dangerous man eating animals along the way
Too late to go over the top you are committed
Had you known before you would have gone over the top of the mountain
And this is really like life
We look at it and decide to go round the bottom because we have no reason to imagine that it is the hard way
Our culture says it is all about making money, which is said to be the measure of success
Finding business or career success
Enjoying ourselves having fun
Finding the easy way
No one tells us that this is the hard way
That if we follow this "easy" path we will find out around middle age that it was a con
That cancer, heart attack, business failure, middle age crisis are real and sit there waiting for us
Life becomes more dissatisfying when the only objective is self indulgence
When the only pursuit is monetary reward and happiness
It does not work
True satisfaction comes from service
Service to others
The pursuit of knowledge and understanding
So true life is about fighting ourselves to see clearly what is going on and what things are really all about
Overcoming our fears that block our understanding
Having the courage and will power to fight our weakness and fears
Looking at your own life
Have you accepted that it is struggle?
For those of you who have decided to go over the mountain
The true way towards spiritual growth is by healing yourself
This means just that physical, mental and emotional
And if you do?
Then we can only share our own experience that it is an amazing journey
Showing you pastures unimagined
Clarity of purpose relieving you of stress and fear
Growing not for yourself
But in helping others
Take on board the idea that life is constant struggle
And when you do then the struggle changes it becomes engrossing and rewarding rather than frightening and depressing
Sometimes your top sportsmen and women move on too although most though stay stuck with the one activity