Analyzing Human Action – Why So Much Hatred?


By: Zy Marquiez
January 3, 2016

“Negative emotions are like unwelcome guests. Just because they show up on our doorsteps doesn’t mean they have a right to stay.”
– Deepak Chopra

This idea of this post was in response to an avalanche of negative comments on a particular video.

In said video, evidence was discussed and particular theories bandied about. Said theories prompted two separate tidal waves of emotion: positivity and negativity.

In particular, the negativity wasn’t just random venting, or just having a different point of view. The negativity came in the form of personal attacks. That’s a very precise type of negativity. It came out in full blown hatred through most comments as a matter of fact. This tidal wave of emotion left many people feeling dejected.

Whether the video was accurate or incorrect, isn’t the point of this analysis. What the point of this observation is how much time is spent being wasted by the mere act of spewing negativity over the course of that individual’s life.

The nascent point in this observation is 30 minutes a day. This seems like a reasonable assumption given that there are many people that spend much more time than that spewing hatred, literally every day.

To this we will multiply this by 365 days, and ultimately by 50 years of life.

Here’s the math:

30 minutes a day of complaining

30 minutes * 365 [days] = 10950 minutes

10950 minutes x 50 [years] = 547,500 minutes

547,500 minutes / 60 [to get total hours] = 9125

9125 hours / 24 [to get total days] = 380 days

Please keep in mind, these numbers are conservative. Some people will spend a lot more time than this, sometimes a few multiples of that.

The higher the quality of consciousness of an individual, the lower the probability of them engaging in errant negative behaviour. Not everyone is like that though.

After that tsunami of negativity that took place, it makes me wonder how much time the average person in their life takes part in this type of negativity. And to be more precise, this isn’t just random venting and such. Am talking about precise ad hominem attacks fueled by hatred/ignorance. The kind of substance that deteriorates the soul of an individual. That also doesn’t cover many of the detrimental side effects of negativity such as stress and such.

All of this is just food for thought.

This whole event is definitely something quite noteworthy, even if it is just a piece a larger puzzle.

It truly makes curious as to all of the things that drive people to choose to act in such a manner.

Regardless of what takes place, don’t allow the actions of other individuals to mar your inner sanctum.

Be mindful.

“Don’t be victimized by negative emotions and thinking. Don’t be handicapped by stubbornness and inflexibility.”
– Dr. TP Chia

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Analyzing Human Action – The Mirror Of Your Soul

“Imagination decides everything.”
– Blaise Pascal

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By: Zy Marquiez
December 7, 2015

As a powerful individual, your ability to choose – to carve out your own reality – is what made you who you are. Along the way, those endless choices have brought you upon an avenue chock full of possibilities that helped you mold yourself into who you chose to be come and what you ultimately stand for.

Through our personal roller-coaster journeys called life, we often find things/ideas/symbols/art pieces that echo our very soul through and through.

Hold that thought for a second.

Am sure someone has asked you to ponder upon the following for a moment. If nobody has, then take a minute to think, or as long as you need for you to narrow it down.

What is your personal song? The song that is you in every way shape and sound?

If you can’t narrow it down for whatever reason, consider the perfect book, the perfect verse, photograph, view, or moment shared with a significant other. Does that widen the breadth of options?

Now that you have the answer, what is it? Do you know this art piece like the back of your hand? Of course you do. That’s why is your favorite moment.

Why is this important?   Because we are going to undertake a mental exercise for a moment.

This song [or whatever you chose] will represent everything you think is perfect about life. This song is the upper echelon of existence, pure bliss, mellifluous rapture, the works. This song ultimately represents you and the perfect reality in your mind.  This song is the material representation of your very essence: your soul.

This song should be so powerful, that it should be able to fix all problems, mend all rifts, and heal all wounds. Everything.

In fact, am certain that for nigh everyone, these songs are so meaningful/powerful that they have helped us through some dire straits.

Now sit listening to it for quite a while. In fact, listen to it as long as you want. Could this song, really in all its infinite glory, be a synopsis of everything that is perfect in life for you? Could you listen to this song for the rest of your life and do nothing else?

A version of the previous idea was posed by Jon Rappoport [nomorefakenewscom] during an interview a while back. That is when his words/idea really resonated with me.

At first blush, the possibility seemed quite likely that in my case listening to the song, forever, might be possible. Had to ruminate quite a while about it however.

After some time, figured out that personally, even if it was the perfect song – in all its infinite glory – it would eventually get tiresome and it would bore me out of my skull.

Why is this? Because we know there is more out there. Having had experienced different ideas/escapes/latitudes that we consider perfect, we realize that life is about…variety. It’s about change. Is about breathtaking moments, which are the opposite side of the coin of the events that cause entropy/chaos.

The most perfect moment, the most perfect photograph, the most perfect kiss, is all bound upon the idea that is detachable from reality in away. In that way, carrying it around in your mental inbox heightens your life by having experiencing such personal perfection within your reality structure.

Yet, given the fact that life itself is beautiful because of the imperfections [one can’t appreciate the good without having experienced the bad], those personal and unique quintessential moments resound within our very soul since those are the exception.

That’s what makes perfect moments – a perfect song/photograph/verse/time shared – so special. Because it’s a symbol of who you are in a way. Or better said, it’s a symbol of what you believe one fragment of perfection is. It’s the brainchild of imagination, bliss and perfection exemplified.

The beauty of it all? There’s more.

There is always more.

There are more options. More songs. More books. More verses. More photographs. More moments.   More avenues/journeys which can guide you into new unknown wonders.

With so many untold possibilities and versions of what people hold as perfect, why are so many people eager to push their version of what they see as great/perfect onto others?   You would figure people would be eager to share [and not push], explore [and not shun] what can be found, or accomplished together even. Rare is the case it seems.

And no, the former is not about superficial material objects or anything of the like. It’s about ideas/moments that change people. Heck, that change the entire course of their lives.

We’re talking about monumental personal changes that in any way shifts your life/reality tectonically into a whole new continental landscape of possibilities.

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Now that you have a centerpiece for your dreambuilding operation, what you to do? Is it time to let that song/moment cycle through endlessly, for the rest of time? Or is it time to venture into the ceaseless unknown to see what other gems you may find?

Better yet: are you going to share your idea/knowledge with others? How about sharing it with those that lift you up? Those individuals would certainly know you best , and certainly appreciate you for who you are in your essence.

Either way, it’s a beautiful thing to have so many choices and to be able to choose, rather than to have anything – ideology/idea/religion – pushed onto you as if your freedoms are limited, or as if you have no other choice. As if your mind can’t make a choice on its own. As if you have no personal power as an individual. As if your wisdom is non-existent. As if life/reality must fit in a box, and anything that doesn’t fit within that particular type of box doesn’t belong there.

How about this: why not think of the most perfect of everything that you can think of, make sure you have that/those idea[s] solidly in your mind, and hold it there. Thence, do everything possible to think of something better, something greater, something vastly more interesting/boundless than what you just thought before. Now isn’t that stretching imagination a bit?

That’s better. That’s a lot better.

It’s like taking a photograph, and turning it into a universe.

Seeing a snippet of the latitude that imagination provides can do wonders. It truly can. Like a torpedo, it hones in and focuses on those things that drive you that separate free individuals from the pack.

If you’re a musician, this is the moment you write a new tune. If you’re an artists, this is where you can paint a boundless landscape on that blank canvas. If you’re a writer, this is where you put pen to paper, and get to work manifesting reality at the stroke of a pen.

What do all those examples have in common? Creation via your imagination.

The question isn’t why. The question is, why not?

The choice is yours.

Be mindful:

“Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein

Analyzing Human Action – San Bernardino, CA Shootings

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“…At some point, the piling up of coincidences surpasses coincidence, and approaches coordination.”
– Dr. Joseph P. Farrell, Thrice Great Hermetica And The Janus Age
GizaDeathStar.com

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By: Zy Marquiez
December 4, 2015

In light of the recent events that have taken place in San Bernardino, the emotive response from the populace has been quite predictable -unfettered emotions to the nth degree.

Never mind the fact that the mainstream media was inconsistent as can be about the reporting in their usual trustworthy unreliable way. Or the fact that they are as reliable as a weather forecast on a daily basis. Or that they continue to stir agendas that stoke the left vs. right paradigm of separatism that has plagued our modern world.

How about larger issues?  How about the fact that more people die from overdoses than they do from car accidents or guns? Or that prescription drugs kill 6200% more than homicidal shootings. But worry not, that’s all ‘part of the plan’.

Moreover, we can now see folks from all strata of society blaming muslims/ISIS, which is extremely convenient for those who pull the strings via false flags and there in.

After this latest event, am utterly convinced that a high school student with a triple digit IQ could easily carry out a false flag operation, and people wouldn’t question a semblance of it. Countless people continue swallowing propaganda like Americans swallow noxious pills is reaching untold levels to the tune of 4 Billion prescriptions a year.

In the wake of this shooting, many people will focus their attention on this issue, which for all intents and purposes is important, but not as important as the loss of countless hundreds of thousands every year within the American landscape.

If you think that’s not possible, because you ‘haven’t heard it in the media’ [as if they are the gatekeepers of reality] then you haven’t been paying attention to the mainstream media manipulation and propaganda.

As outlined by Dr. Barbara Starfield many years ago – who has impeccable credentials – in a study called “Is US Health Really The Best In The World?” there are essentially a minimum of 225,000 deaths that take place every year via the medical system. That is, 119,000 deaths a year from errors during treatments, and 106,000 deaths per year from FDA-approved [yes, you heard that right] medical drugs. That would also pin those deaths as the third leading cause of death, as of 2013 even though those numbers are extremely old. How about them apples pills?

Keep in mind, the above numbers are based on a decade old study, and new numbers pose a much more ominous outlook.

One must also note, that all of the above does not even begin to touch the numbers of people that are losing their lives every year via the corrupt cancer industry, that’s obviously attached at the hip to Big Medica.

The mind boggling number of those unfortunate cancer deaths as of 2013 is 584,881 people according to the CDC website. Given the fact that there are documentaries such as this one, that outline a few of the many cancer cures, you have to wonder, what the hell is going on? And what about all the fraud that is taking place in the cancer industry?

Why are people ultimately focusing on the most minute of problems, when enormous planet-sized issues are roaming around like a herd of elephants in a room stampeding undeterred. Because the media is controlling their reality – what they see, and what they don’t.

Its a rather elegant thing, the social engineering and manipulation of an entire populace when viewed from a detached perspective.

Just as one can be enveloped by the MSM propaganda, one can similarly unhinge their hooks from your mind and pierce the veil of the matrix they cast on a daily basis.

Next time such a questionable event happens, such as the shooting in San Bernardino, CA, are you willing to wager that the media will tell you the complete story? Or are you going to do some groundwork yourself and figure out what’s really what, given the MSM’s knack for unbiased news misinformation.

While we should certainly be mindful and respectful of those that have lost their lives just yesterday, we should also be mindful at the countless hundreds of thousands that lose their lives, year in and year out.

Isn’t that a more pressing issue? The loss of life via the medical system is many many many magnitudes worse than all shootings combined yearly, by a landslide.

Better yet, why don’t we keep in mind everyone that’s lost their lives in unfortunate circumstances such as the ones detailed above?

Only way to do that is to educate yourself and quit relying on those that misinform you at every turn.

If you want to pierce the veil, action with precision is what one needs to undertake. If not, Big Pharma has a blue pill they want to sell you.

The choice is yours, as always.

Digressing, please keep in mind:

“The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
– Hermann Goering

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Sources:

http://www.naturalnews.com/052019_drug_overdoses_Big_Pharma_gun_deaths.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/036599_gun_control_prescription_drugs_deaths.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/052180_San_Bernardino_shooting_ISIS_terrorism_government_operation.html
https://thebreakaway.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/training-exercises-dovetail-with-mass-shootings/
http://www.naturalnews.com/037226_drug_prescriptions_medical_news_pills.html
https://thebreakaway.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/mainstream-media-manipulation-propaganda/
http://www.drug-education.info/documents/iatrogenic.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm
http://www.naturalnews.com/036592_cancer_whistleblower_fraud.html

Retail Rapture – Black Friday

“Recreational shopping is the shortest distance between two points: You and Broke.”
– Victoria Moran

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By: Zy Marquiez
November 27, 2015

The season for the reason is on the horizon! Take your checkbooks out, credit cards, paper money, and everything else you’re willing to sell to raise federal reserve notes!

All jesting over, in all seriousness, let’s pump the brakes for a moment.

As a minor prelude, this post is not meant for everyone that purchases items during Black Friday. It’s meant more for the mentality that has manifested itself around the Retail Rapture that is known as the appropriate and ominously named, ‘Black’ Friday.

Many people opt to carry out their christmas shopping during Thanksgiving Weekend. It’s what some would call the unofficial beginning for Holiday shopping.

Shopping in it of itself is just purchasing a product. That is simple enough. However, what has taken place manifested via social engineering the last decade or so to increase sales [while real media household income has fallen, mind you] has shown what levels human depravity will sink too for the latest $5 dollar toaster.

Here are an assortment of reasons that recreational Black Friday Shopping should be carefully pondered.

Saving money is not a bad thing. However, not all of the products shown are in fact the cheapest price points you could get them at if one were carrying out research of those latest products.

If you are an in-person shopper, the increase density of people that some of those shopping centers and stores have also seemingly proportionally increased the level of violence as well.

The video below details this issue rather well:

Dovetailing with that is the mindless consumerism of products purchased which people did not need in the first place. If you need something, really need it, great. Purchase it. Save money. However, if you’re maxing out credit cards [and hopefully not paying interest, because if you are, then the items purchased really aren’t as cheap as many people make them out to be if you’re going to be paying interest for months] then that might not be the most prudent thing to do. And if you’re following the crowd – literally – then that’s even worse.

The above are not judgements, these are observations of events taking place. If people want to spend money on gifts, sweet. If they want to go to places where they run the increased risk of violence given the mental me-first attitude of many in the populace, all good. If they want to put themselves in financial positions that are detrimental to themselves, fine. But the highly ironic is that many [most?] of these people that are spending money aimlessly in Black Friday and during the holidays, are the same people that will throw Corporations under the bus, when in fact they are the ones funding them. That’s not being apologetic for the corporations, but the Corporations and the shadows behind them have power because of mindless consumerism, and Black Friday is the epitome of income/profit generation for corporations. It’s highly hypocritical to want a better world, and then fund the very corporations that will and have thrown the population under the bus hiking prices needlessly, not having wages keeping up with cost of living, shipping jobs over sees, so on and so forth.

It isn’t surprising that America has become the posterchild for financial ineptitude, but that’s in large part due to indoctrination, propaganda that’s fused at the outset with poor schooling, which does not cover intelligent financial planning [gee, wonder why?].

Why would the comptrollers want you to know how to handle your finances? That would mean less profits for the corporations that would do anything, and often do, for profit, and less market share that can be tapped.  Furthermore, that has lead to a significant decrease in savings, increase in large debt expenses, half the country making about equal or less than $27,500 per year, stagnant income growth for many American families, less assets per family/individuals, and vastly smaller amounts of retirement income/savings that has lead to most folks leaning on social security as their main income stream.

How can one move forward, how can one live a better life, a healthier life, how can one break away from the matrix of control if someone chooses to give it energy in every which way? It’s an impossibility.

With that said, what are our options? We can choose to play their latest game, or we can pull the plug.

The choice is yours. It always is.

Let us part with this:

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
– Albert Camus

Analyzing Human Action – Holidays / Social Dynamics

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.”
– Buddha

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By: Zy Marquiez
November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving is one of those times where everyone is thankful, everything is copacetic, and things are looking up. Life is great. Nothing could be better.

It certainly is a rather pleasant having everyone navigate through life as if nigh walking through clouds. An observation regarding this is that this mostly only takes place through the Holidays. Does that not ever make you wonder?

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Rewinding back the tape a bit, over a decade ago back at the University used to have a great friend while at ASU. We were both in the same Manzanita dorm, both in the Aerospace Engineering floor, and after meeting early on and clicking extremely well we made sure to take as many classes together since it would be highly beneficial to be able to have a ‘study-buddy’ and such. Due to this we naturally spent a lot of time together.

In any case, one thing that always amazed me was that it seemed that this individual knew everybody.

When approaching people he would say: “Hi, how’s it going?” “Hey, how you doing?” “How’s your day?” “How was your weekend?” And so on and so forth. This took place every day we were out and about.   It stunned me, because at first blush, it seemed to me that he knew everyone. Why wouldn’t he? He sure talked to everyone like he did.

That led to me posing the question to him of how he got to know so many people.  He proceeded to laugh nervously and told me that he didn’t know any of those people before. That stunned me. After asking a few people to verify he wasn’t yanking my chain, it turns out in fact, most of those people he didn’t know at all. Later on, finding out that it came natural to him, he said you just have to put yourself out there and see what you find.

Me being mostly an introvert back then, and not ‘out of my shell,’ it wasn’t easy to just go up to random people and start a conversation. But after meeting him it became easier and easier, to the point that it’s been something that has been implemented into my daily repertoire in countless interactions with folks.

Why is this important? Because in over a decade of interaction with hundreds of folks, from all walks of life, in many different places, at least half the people or so don’t seem to have much interest in interacting with folks besides the usual cursory manner. Some will even give you askance looks like “What the hell do you want?” Most people are polite though. It’ fascinating from a macro observation point of view.

Have queried some of my friends on the matter and they all agree with the general consensus.

This isn’t the case during the holidays though.

It seems everyone is “nice” and “polite”. The reason that’s in quotations is because, if most people were really nice, wouldn’t they be nice all of the time, rather than only during the Holiday season? It’s just a question. It just makes me wonder who’s doing it because that’s what is expected and who is doing it because that’s how they are. There is an enormous difference.

Many folks will undoubtedly feel it is easier to say hello during the holidays, as opposed to other parts of the year. That is not the case with everyone. One can tell some folks are just doing it because it’s what society expects. It just makes me wonder why society is how it is, and why people choose to act how they act, regardless whether its the holidays or not.

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Another recent example of interactions with folks in my life took place when going to the Secret Space Program Conference in Bastrop Texas this year. From the moment you entered the doors of the convention center, you could just feel the atmosphere be electric. It was so dense you couldn’t slice it with a light saber.

Within a minute or so, was having conversations with two separate groups of folks and that basically set the tone for the rest of the weekend. Ended up myself meeting folks from all walks of life. Engineers, teachers, civil servants, business folks, retired military and people from other strata of society.

Conversations flowed, information was shared, life was contemplated and no topic was off the table. It was easy to see that people were being genuine. Although the conference focused on the Secret Space Program and Breakaway Civilizations, people found out about that topic from a myriad of avenues. That was very fascinating. People came at it from a financial point of view, from the environment angle, from space [obviously], from technology, from education, and even a philosophical or existential point of view, and thensome.

What does this event have in common with the Holiday season? Atmosphere.

The atmosphere was what the people chose it to be – that made all the difference in the world.  That fact alone was worth the travel.

The question is: Why do most people choose to only be friendly during the holidays, but forgo that option during a large portion [most?] of the remaining of the year? Ponder about that for a minute.

If the holidays are the holidays because the atmosphere that is generated by people, then why couldn’t people do that all the time? Why couldn’t people live more potent, friendly, interesting lives then what they currently do?  Why couldn’t we all meet more neighbors instead of all living in our abodes and logging most of our interaction through online venues?

Seems like we are only a choice away from much better times. Isn’t that interesting?

It would be a reasonable to presume that if most [not even all] people took this type of approach to life, everything would be much better. It’s unfortunate that most people get hung up on the differences of others, because it leads to the very environment that we live in where left vs. right issues are fomented daily unfortunately.

Ultimately, a better world is a mere thought away. Seems like a lot of power for individuals to have. That’s the thing, we’ve always had it except most people give it away only acting upon information provided by others such as the media, rather than conclusions that were arrived from personal insight/research.

What better world to live in than that?

Sure seems something to be thankful for, every day and not just when we’re told to be.

Analyzing Human Action – Chicago Protests / Riots

“A riot is the language of the unheard.”
– Martin Luther King

“Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others.”
– Unknown

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By: Zy Marquiez
November 25, 2015

Analyzing Human Action – Chicago Protests / Riots

As is being reported by alternative certain media outlets, there is an upsurge in protests/riots taking place in Chicago due to the recent ‘police murder’ of a 17-year old.

In our precious post regarding human action, we discussed how quickly the populace was to follow official narrative and spread certain memes, even though events of vastly more magnitude take place yearly, and nobody cares, or ‘notices’. This above event dovetails with that premise rather incisively.

From the outset of the protests, you can see how angry people are – unfortunately only minorities, for the most part – after one of ‘their own’ is treated in such a depraved and horrifying manner. There is nothing wrong with that. What better purpose for folks than to stand up for others?

Certainly, if we don’t stand up for one another, nothing will ever get accomplished. Individuals would just get run over by the machine. The problem with scenarios like these latest riots are the fact that people will riot over one lost life, which is fine, but when a couple of hundred thousand people lose their lives like clockwork year in and year out, nobody bats an eyelash. That shows the power of the media.

Don’t believe me? Want to riot/protest for someone? How about the 225,000 to 400,000 [conservative estimate] people who lose their lives to medical mistakes in the west?

The above numbers are quotes from two separate studies. The first study was recently conducted in 2013 by the Journal of Patient Safety who estimated medical deaths amount to between up to 440,000 as detailed by Dr. Mercola. The second study called conducted in July 26, 2000 named “Is US health really the best in the world?” ad was authored by Dr. Barbara Starfield – who had absolutely impeccable credentials and worked for John Hopkins School Of Public Health at the time – and published in the Journal Of The American Medical Association. That particular paper can be downloaded freely as a PDF here.

People are allowing their realities to be manipulated literally, by the corporate cartels that run information in our daily lives. Especially when the media is known for their sleight of hand actions against individuals.
This is not a critique of folks who stand up for a lost life, this is a call for EVERYONE to stand up EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR EVERYONE. Can we be more trenchant?

Leaving us all with some introspection:

“It is only when we stand up, with all our failings and sufferings, and try to support others rather than withdraw into ourselves, that we can fully live the life of community.”
– Jean Vanier

Analyzing Human Action – Who Lifts You Up?

Zy Marquiez
November 18, 2015

“Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out.”
– Thema Davis

“Good things happen when you distance yourself from negative people.”

“Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing, and don’t let people bring you down.”

“Strong people don’t put others down…they lift them up.
– Michael P. Watson

“Walk away from anything or anything who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.”

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Recently saw someone portray issues with their friends/loved ones in a matter that made me ponder.

For quite some time this person [although this scenario applies to many] has had continued friction with others. Without going into the details into the situation, and maintaining a macro view without taking sides, the scenario has been repeated quite often. In fact, often enough that it makes one wonder why would someone put themselves through repeated pain if they need not?

Of course there are a veritable cluster of reasons for this, but the focus of this post is not on the negative ultimately. In fact, by noticing that which we take great issue with, not only do we reasonably see what causes us issues, but we can see the opposite side of the spectrum. We can take note of what we do want, or in this case, who we do want in our lives.

Which brings me to my next point.

What brings you up? Who brings you up?

Are you cognizant deep down inside of it? Many folks believe that they are, ultimately to repeat the same mistake over, and over, and over, and so on. This might be personal, financial, or other.

Dealing with this can be quite trying; definitely know this personally as think most of us do.

Still though, why not some introspection and see what we can gather?

Why not bring those people that lift us up into the fold, rather than have folks run all over our spirits day in and day out. And no, am not talking about circumstances where one has to be with said person, or through said issue, such as work. Although there is something to be said for not acting on that which causes you pain/harm etc.

Am talking about the simplest of problems that people can rectify if they were to realize that they are far simpler to solve – in some cases – then some realize.

Perhaps by bringing more folks into our sphere that share y/our values, y/our true values, and beliefs [and not just religious, either] we can transcend into a greater, healthier experience in this life of ours.

This seems very obvious, and yet, its not done as much as it could be. This is speaking from experience and that of close friends at least. Why not?

First, many people hate to be wrong in all of the permutations that that entails. Would be interesting to know how a variety of cultures would react to certain scenarios; here in the West though, starting at the top self-responsibility seems to be a foregone thought. The top being politics, institutions, corporations, and so on.

Secondly, some folks are stubborn. That can be a good quality at times, but at others, its like attempting to move a wall. It just won’t happen no matter how hard you try.

Third, and most importantly, the people that can inflict various forms of mental/psychological/financial harm on us, happen to be the folks many people gravitate towards. Kind of ironic isn’t it?

This is partly because they seem more interesting. They seem more fun, and they might be in a sense.  They also seem more alluring in a variety of departments. Still though, by their deeds they are known, and jerks folks that have extensive resumes in screwing people over, shouldn’t be given the benefit of the doubt. Especially over and over and over again.

As an addendum, this is not throwing people that make mistakes under the bus. Not even close. We all make mistakes. Am precisely talking about the people that repeatedly leech your time, finances and energy – all of which are highly important in our society – and nigh always end up on the better side of the debacle, with you to pick up whatever pieces are strewn about. They also rarely if ever contribute anything positive to you, and many times if they do, they act as they are you doing you a favor by just breathing air. The 10-ton stones on some folks right!

Moving forward, we should always be striving to do our best, and many times doing our best includes making the simplest best choices for us. Positive relationships in all walks of life are a beautiful sunset to our eyes, are an exquisite meal to our body, and a breath of fresh air to our soul. Those relationships are energizing rather than the converse. They make life worth living in more ways than oft get mentioned.

If you know someone that might need some help, why not lend a hand? Nobody wants to face issues alone, especially if they don’t even know there are any in the first place. Be wary of denial though! That might make a situation worse.

Ultimately, we can only lead our own lives to the very bests of our ability if we choose, and our ability to help others rests in what choices they make to better themselves. If that includes you, great. If not, find someone else.

Life is too short to be clinging to folks that bring about negative change in your life. This beautiful thing we call life, offers a beautiful kaleidoscope of choices that will aid us in more ways we could imagine. But only if one chooses.

So, who/what lifts YOUR spirits up? Well! What are you waiting for!? Get to it. Take some time for yourself and make someone’s day while you’re at it.

Each one, reach one.

One that note:

“If you feel like your ship is sinking, it might be a good time to throw out the stuff that’s been weighing it down. Let go of people who bring you down, and surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you.”

“Surround yourself with the dreams and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you.”