And Then There Was One

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I know you and I don’t know you..

Something that helped me while going through several years of living in the basement of my own home, taking care of my littleone more than my spouse, while suffering from no income.. but giving all of me to my daughter while my wife who suffers bipolar and post traumatic stress, who worked nights and had affairs and went back to drinking continued to do her best to make me feel like I was worth less than the air I was breathing….

The thing that helped me, was to understand that…..Suffering is optional

I asked for this… This was part of my contract with life..
This was part of my universal lesson, which was to give me the lessons I needed to keep in the forefront of my mind while I am going through every adversity that comes my way..

  • How am I going to accept this?
  • How am I going to allow, and or let go?
  • How am I going to be completely okay with me through it all?
  • What the hell am I supposed to learn from this?
  • What power am I giving away from the inner peace that always resides within?
  • How do I reclaim that inner peace that overcomes all things and all people?
  • How do I accept that this is what I asked for?
  • How do I love myself, and let myself, my innerself know, that everything is going to be alright?
  • How do I love myself unconditionally at all times?

Can I really afford to let anything outside of myself dictate how I am, how I feel, what I think, and how I react?

Detachment… with love if possible.
Detach with indifference if needed.

No not nothing is capable of doing anything to me that I do not allow… what am I allowing? why? who? when?

I’ll be upfront with you.. suicide was a considered option for many times during that period… It has even snuck up on me even after I was removed from my home…

For me…
This no longer is an option… life is too precious, and if the only person I give completely to is my daughter, then that single life is worth giving my presence to.. for me…

I feel your pain and want nothing but to hug you through this… but sharing of myself is the best way I can do that…

We asked for this, it was part of our agreement when we chose to enter into this plane, through the family we chose at the time that we chose into the lineage we chose, the environment we chose and those around us whom we are in contact with… we chose all of it…

Therefore, I’m ultimately responsible for everything that happens in my life.. everything… and every-one in it for that matter…

Life is adverse, suffering is optional…

Until the next post
Stay loved
Dan Lopez

Long-Suffering Defined

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The mere mention of the words long-suffering actually gets ALL the hotties… jessica-rabbit

Umm, seriously though…

As an avid reader, practitioner of the Edgar Cayce material, I would read the term long-suffering over and over and think… Why? I mean WTF? Why Suffering? Why Long? Life can really suck, but why be happy about that?

I would associate it with… the unfeeling, or lack of at-onement with God. Or the unachieved ability to speak with the Creator. Or I would associate it with hardships, poverty, chastity ….

Until recently I was okay with this line of thought, and then I wasn’t okay with it any longer.

It became as a thorn in my side. I would see the term and say to myself, “This is just not right”… Inherently including long-suffering into my spiritual journey is not something that I wanted. At least n this framework, not any longer.

After all, I had just come into the realization that I was about to publicly embark on helping people with their own journey’s as I have done privately for years.

And here was this term which was inevitably going to come up for others as it had come up for myself. I mean, let’s face it, long-suffering, God help me!

The very word “Suffering and Long” together themselves hold absolutely no good predisposed definitions to any sane person in this world that denotes being happy as the ultimate goal in life.

So, to settle things once and for all I went and scoured the Edgar Cayce readings for the definitions of Long Suffering and came up short for several weeks…

Then after putting the matter to rest for a time, a renewed curiosity emerged and I was off to seek out this terms definition once more…

Here’s what I found.long-suffering

Long-suf·fer·ing  adj. Patiently enduring wrongs or difficulties.

Well now, this is something I can, not only identify with, but I can wrap my head around and apply understanding to.

You see from what I had known in the past, long-suffering was one of the fruits of the spirit.

What???
A fruit of the spirit is to suffer???

Well…

When you consider that you have very little control over people, places and things.. then ummm yes. It is. It is a gift to drive in bumper-to-bumper traffic and be completely at peace.

It is a gift to enter into the subway station at rush hour get packed, pushed and shoved into a sardine can for an hour everyday  and still maintain a sense of inner quiet calmness.

It is a gift to be at peace as our children stray and go on to engage in matters we disapprove.  So they may learn their lessons themselves without our intervention or interaction..

It is a gift to be beset by adverse conditions and remain calm.
It is a gift to be at peace when you get to that closed restaurant you’ve invited your friends to and still have a jovial heart to say “Oh Well, that sux, fruit-of-the-spirithow about pizza?”…
It is a gift to be in a crisis and be the coolest head in the crowd.
It is a gift to have a flat, or breakdown in the worst place at the worst time, and be at peace. Knowing upfront, this will pass.
It is a gift to let another go completely off their rocker and not be affected by their words or actions. It is most definitely a gift indeed.

How many other conditions can you come up with where the peace in your heart has carried you through, or you wished you had the peace within to have experienced things differently?

We can call upon the gift of long-suffering and enjoy it in an instant.
Or, we can play the drama queen and blow everything out of proportion.

The choice is ultimately yours to do as you wish.

My mantra this year has been; “Perception Is Nine Tenths

I can either see things the way so called normal people see things.
Or, I can hold the gift of long-suffering and enjoy more moments that would otherwise baffle not only myself but the so-called normal people as well…

It would be a crime for me to spout fluff, and say “Try it… you’ll be surprised at the shock and awe this brings to others and their sudden change in how You are being perceived.”

But the truth is long-suffering is a gift.

One that would be well to be accepted and then practiced and then lived like second nature.

For many in western society, life is simple, but it is only as easy as we allow it to be.

Until the next post…
Stay Focused,
Dan Lopez

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Authenticity refers to the truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, devotion, and intentions.


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Authenticity or Authentic may refer to:

* Authentication, having passed the tests thereof
* Authenticity (philosophy), a particular way of dealing with the external world, being faithful to internal rather than external ideas
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Authenticity is a technical term in existentialist philosophy, and is also used in the philosophy of art and psychology. In philosophy, the conscious self is seen as coming to terms with being in a material world and with encountering external forces, pressures and influences which are very different from, and other than, itself. Authenticity is the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character, despite these pressures. Different types of Existentialist philosophers see this process in different ways.

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Integrity in ethics

Ethical meanings of integrity used in medicine and law refer to a quality of “wholeness” that must be present in the human body and in the body of law, respectively. Such wholeness is defined by “sacred” axioms such as unity, consistency, purity, unspoiledness and uncorruptedness.

In discussions on behavior and morality, one view of the property of integrity sees it as the virtue of basing actions on an internally-consistent framework of principles. This scenario may emphasize depth of principles and adherence of each level of postulates or axioms to those it logically relies upon.[citation needed] One can describe a person as having ethical integrity to the extent that everything that that person does or believes: actions, methods, measures and principles — all of these derive from a single core group of values.

One essential aspect of a consistent framework is its avoidance of any unwarranted (arbitrary) exceptions for a particular person or group — especially the person or group that holds the framework. In law, this principle of universal application requires that even those in positions of official power be subject to the same laws as pertain to their fellow citizens. In personal ethics, this principle requires that one should not act according to any rule that one would not wish to see universally followed. For example, one should not steal unless one would want to live in a world in which everyone was a thief. This was formally described by the philosopher Immanuel Kant in his categorical imperative.

In the context of accountability, integrity serves as a measure of willingness to adjust a value system to maintain or improve its consistency, when an expected result appears incongruent with observed outcome.

Some regard integrity as a virtue in that they see accountability and moral responsibility as necessary tools for maintaining such consistency.

In the context of value theory, integrity provides the expected causation from a base value to its extrapolated implementation or other values. A value system emerges as a set of values and measures that one can observe as consistent with expectations.

Some commentators stress the idea of integrity as personal honesty: acting according to one’s beliefs and values at all times. Speaking about integrity can emphasize the “wholeness” or “intactness” of a moral stance or attitude. Some views of wholeness may also emphasize commitment and authenticity.

Subjective interpretations

In common public usage, people sometimes use the word “integrity” in reference to a single “absolute” morality rather than in reference to the assumptions of the value system in question. In an absolute context, the word “integrity” conveys no meaning between people with differing definitions of absolute morality, and becomes nothing more than a vague assertion of perceived political correctness or popularity, similar to using terms such as “good” or “ethical” in a moralistic context.

One can also speak of “integrity” outside of its prescriptive meaning, in reference to a person or group of people of which the speaker subjectively approves or disapproves. Thus a favored person can be described as “having integrity”, while an enemy can be regarded as “completely lacking in integrity”. Such labeling, in the absence of measures of independent testing, renders the accusation itself baseless and (ironically) others may call the integrity of the assertion into question.

Integrity in modern ethics

In a formal study of the term “integrity” and its meaning in modern ethics, law professor Stephen L. Carter sees integrity not only as a refusal to engage in behavior that evades responsibility[citation needed], but also as an understanding of different modes or styles in which discourse attempts to uncover a particular truth.

Carter writes that integrity requires three steps: “discerning what is right and what is wrong; acting on what you have discerned, even at personal cost; and saying openly that you are acting on your understanding of right from wrong.” He regards integrity as being distinct from honesty.

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Twitter is a rich source of instantly updated information. It’s easy to stay updated on an incredibly wide variety of topics.

Once reneowned by the users as the place where adults could talk to adults when there weren’t any local adults  around. In such a manner acquainted friends followed each other on twitter, helped each other on twitter and became popular on twitter.


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This must have pissed a lot of twitter originators off, because their users were becoming celebrities on their service while they were frantically trying to keep the fail whale at bay. The explosion of users was and still is alarming the attention of press and media alike.

But the poor originators couldn’t quite grasp a foothold for prospective buyers.

What does all this have to do with Authenticity and Integrity?

Dunno…  in fact I could freakin care less..  All I know is that there honestly seems to be a prevailing wind of  automated horseshit from once notables in the twitter community that were stalwarts of same…

Now rubbish and crickets abound the delirium once known as the peoples community.

Damn that sounds hateful.. I don’t hate twitter, its been very good to me. Made great friends and even best friends on there. But my mentors of marketing are all on a mass exodus… And to me, that means either they don’t get social media marketing, or they can no longer afford to waste their time there.

I’m guessing a little of both but enuff for an extreme change… and since focusing means changing or altering your perception wholly on the task at hand…  I’m going to take a hiatus from the delirium and crickets.

Peace out…

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