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Katy Perry’s Chilling PSA Against Creating A Database Of Muslims In The Country

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!   The video opens with the story of 89-year-old Haru Kuromiya, a Japanese American who spent her childhood on a chicken farm in Riverside, Calif. Sitting on a chair, with a shawl covering her small frame, Kuromiya talks about that fateful day in 1942 when government officials took her father. She and the rest of her family were later given tags and numbers to wear, she said. Then they were placed on a train, and Kuromiya, who would have been in her teens, found herself living in an internment camp. “We had to leave our business, our …

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On Self-Respect: Joan Didion’s 1961 Essay from the Pages of Vogue

Here, in its original layout, is Joan Didion’s seminal essay “Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power,” which was first published in Vogue in 1961, and which was republished as “On Self-Respect” in the author’s 1968 collection,Slouching Towards Bethlehem.​ Didion wrote the essay as the magazine was going to press, to fill the space left after another writer did not produce a piece on the same subject. She wrote it not to a word count or a line count, but to an exact character count. Once, in a dry season, I wrote in large letters across two pages of a notebook that innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that …

Patience Is Easy If I Let Things Happen

Patience Is Easy If I Let Things Happen

If I practice and master the art of letting things come, really just letting what comes come; I no longer need to be patient for the things I want, because I will receive the things being given to me. Just thinking “letting go” or “let go” eases the tension in my body, eases all the pressure i put on myself to get and get and get. I can continue to live and move towards goals and aspirations with no attachments to an outcome if I simply receive. In a state of receiving, I am getting what is coming, I have more room for gratitude and awareness to the things that are …

You’re Never Out Of The Game Until You’re Actually Dead

You’re Never Out Of The Game Until You’re Actually Dead

You’re always in the game. Always… It’s not like you fail at somethign and then you’re out. No, you’re still in, despite how it might feel in the moment, you are still in. No subs here, no coach on the sideline to replace you; as long as you are alive, you are still very much in the game. So, if you’re down, get up. If you are frozen, move forward; just keep moving, one step at a time, one breath at a time. Life is a game, a game with rules, that if followed and respected can be played quite well. Play the game to the best of your ability …

How To Overcome A Fear Of Asking for Help

How To Overcome A Fear Of Asking for Help

Asking for help sounds like the easiest thing in the world to do – yet for many of us, it’s the most difficult. Asking for help often pushes our psychological buttons. Perhaps, it’s a question of pride. We would rather people think we’re completely self-sufficient. Perhaps, it’s embarrassing, and an image of a panhandler comes to mind. Perhaps, it’s the thought of rejection and the imagined sting of a flat-out refusal. It’s different for everyone. While some people are quite uninhibited about asking for help, some of us feel sensitive about it, feeling mortified even if we need to ask for help with small things. Sometimes You Have No Choice …

Keep Someone So Busy They Won't Be Able To Wake Up Or Even Have The Time To Think About Waking Up

Keep Someone So Busy They Won’t Be Able To Wake Up Or Even Have The Time To Think About Waking Up

Thinking is necessary to waking up. We must think to wake up. We must think “wake up”. In a way, the time to think, the time to watch and choose our thoughts, makes thinking this highly valuable commodity only accessed through time. The average man doesn’t know who he is or what he thinks. He’s under the influence of all the business around him. He’s lumped himself into the common lumps of everyone else. Standing out takes time and thought, but he’s too busy for thinking. He’s too bombarded with thoughts that are forced upon him. Norms that are hammered into him on film, television, media, billboards, and guys dressed …

Start A Successful Spa Business In 2017

Start A Successful Spa Business In 2017

Do you want a career that leads to personal fulfillment? One way is to find a way to assist others. While there are many popular career choices that can help you reach this goal, like becoming a health care practitioner, there are other less obvious choices, like opening a small luxury spa designed to help people find peace, health, and a sense of well-being. If you’re wondering if you should invest in salon and spa equipment, here are some statistics to reassure you: During the 2008 recession, the spa industry enjoyed a booming business. 160 million people visited a spa, which represented a 16 percent increase in business over the year …

What Would It Take For Me To Except That My Life Is Governed By Chance, By Laws That I Have No Idea About?

What Would It Take For Me To Except That My Life Is Governed By Chance, By Laws That I Have No Idea About?

What would it take for me to except that my life is governed by chance, by laws that I have no idea about? Even Einstein said, “The best explanation science can offer for the things that happened in the universe is that they happen as in a game of chance.” Chance. All this crumble or grows by chance. There really is no explanation for the game of life; and yet, we all want to understand things. We all want to find an explanation that satisfies reason, anything to make it all make sense. We want to understand so bad, that we go beyond reason, we go into superstition and religion …

Ever Think It's Interesting That You Didn't Exist and Yet You Always Existed?

Ever Think It’s Interesting That You Didn’t Exist and Yet You Always Existed?

People we meet, who enter our lives, who were not there before, if we think about it- we weren’t actually alive to them before and they weren’t alive to us, not in our small lives and small channels, then all of a sudden, we were very much alive to each other. But we were always alive and moving, always. It’s that thing in physics, that two things, two forces (and you are a force) are always moving towards each other- so we didn’t JUST meet and come alive, we’ve always been moving towards meeting. That’s just science. The more work we do on realizing that out tiny perspective, our small channel …

MONO NO AWARE

MONO NO AWARE

In Japanese, “Mono No Aware” is the ephemeral nature of things. The idea that what makes something it all the more beautiful is the fact that it will fade. The shiny is not always shiny. The muscles get softer, the skin sags, the piece of music get sung like this once and only once. The young will not be young forever. The strong will not be strong forever. The idea that things are most beautiful and precious because they won’t last is quite powerful if you let it be. It’s all the most beautiful because it’s gone in a moment. A moment and time has changed.  The fragility of life that makes …