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Today’s Top Tweet – Big Boy and the Serpent (a brand new myth for all ages)

A couple of weeks ago I put together a new blog called msea4ever. Its About page explains the name, and I wasn’t sure if I was going to “come out” and link it to Earthpages or not. So I said nothing here.

Tonight I’m thinking, What the heck. It’s just another side of me.

So this tweet points to a new transformation myth, written by yours truly. I’ve read a lot of myths. Seems the influences here are mostly Ancient Greek and North American.

I hope you enjoy. I had fun writing it!

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Flip that tired old New Year’s resolution thing

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New Year’s Day: it’s that magical time when people traditionally make grandiose promises, set ambitious new goals that soon fall by the wayside.

Again.

How many failed diets, how many unused gym memberships and dusty pieces of “miracle” exercise equipment result from this tradition?

Enough, I say. Enough!

Unless it’s sustainable, and sustainable in reality – not just in your impulsive imagination – such “resolutions” are huge wastes of time and energy. They’re also soul-killers. They set you up for failure. They teach you that goals and failure are one and the same. Bad, bad, bad!

So here’s your choice. You can slog along with all the other lemmings and endure yet another round of such futile, annual self-flagellation, OR you can try something different. A new approach is just the thing when an old one fails you. Learn and adapt! That’s how life gets better and better is, well…

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Synchronicity and Poststructuralism


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Cosmology Matters

Yesterday I tweeted about this program. I also wrote the television station, telling them how much I enjoyed the show and that it should be available on the web. I was pleasantly surprised to be informed that TVO is extremely web savvy. So if anyone read my comments re yesterday’s entry, I stand corrected!

More importantly, I’m glad that visitors to Earthpages.org can watch this video too. I found it very helpful… nothing short of captivating.

—MC


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Three Reasons We Search

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Copyright © Anagarika Eddie 2012. All rights reserved.

You know, in many ways we are all the same, as we make our way through life trying to be happy. Happiness is a natural inclination. But as time goes by, many of the things we run after eventually lose their mystique and we find ourselves back at square one when for one reason or another, our promised happiness runs through our fingers like water. It changes, we change, or something changes, and this is the first reason we continue to search . . . because nothing satisfies us for long.

And we do this all the time, this searching, and we might conclude that if nothing can keep us happy for long, we can keep ahead of the unhappiness by simply going from one thing to another, discarding each one as it becomes tiresome, and then grabbing onto another. This works for a while, however the problem we eventually face is that at some point, our energy and capacity to continue the search becomes exhausted. Then we become trapped . . .and this should never happen. Long before we become ensnarled in chasing illusions, we should consider an alternative.

If we are aware of how the world works at all, we begin to see that looking for happiness outside ourselves doesn’t keep us happy for long, and that our very thirst and relentless pursuit of happiness becomes a stressful unhappiness in itself. If we ever get this far in understanding our own happiness, then an outside chance exists that we can take it a step further, and conclude that we should perhaps look elsewhere for our happiness, other than outside of ourselves. But where else can we look? It doesn’t occur to us to look inwardly, because we wouldn’t know how to do that.

And this is the second reason we continue to search . . . because we are looking in all the wrong places.

What if Kant was right when he said that a definition of enlightenment is man’s emergence from a self-incurred immaturity, and that man’s self-incurred immaturity is nothing more than the inability to use one’s own understanding without relying on the guidance of others? What if all the wisdom of eternity could be found inside every one of us? What if we could courageously stop pursuing happiness for a moment and approach an inward emptiness? Would the wisdom of the ages then shift our consciousness and introduce us to the possibility of enlightenment; a happiness we could count on?

But most of us go through life continuing to search outside. Few open to new ideas about real, lasting happiness. Few seriously consider transforming themselves through their own understanding, because they lack the confidence to say no to those who want to merely plant images in their minds and tell them what to believe. They refuse to become proactive in finding their own truths, in finding a creative, genuine purpose in their lives.

Things are changing however. Hints of the beginning of a new consciousness for the human race are popping up everywhere; in the increased, worldwide interest of the deeper, contemplative aspects of religion and spirituality, in the penetrating questions our youth are asking, and in the hopeful eyes of the ones who have been so harshly judged and left behind in the past.

And this is the third reason we continue to search; because we can’t yet see what it is we truly search for. And what is it we truly search for? It is nothing more than the eternal Reality we inherently are, because as much as everything changes, a part of us remains the same.

Anagarika eddie is a meditation teacher at the Dhammabucha Rocksprings Meditation Retreat Sanctuary and author of A Year to Enlightenment. His 30 years of meditation experience has taken him across four continents including two stopovers in Thailand where he practiced in the remote northeast forests as an ordained Thervada Buddhist monk.


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The Truth Contest: The Veil is Lifting

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By: Lily Prazsky
Website: truthcontest.com

Global communication has made it possible to see the big picture, to see the effect of our lifestyle on others and the environment. Along with awareness of the big picture, communication technology has also made it possible to define and spread the truth of life. The truth is being spread on the Internet, and the veil is lifting. We are starting to see that we do not have to fight each other to survive, argue to defend our egos. Instead, we must come together and embrace Oneness as a global community, the human race.

Common denominator: The truth is the only thing that can unite all human beings. It is what we all have in common, and that will never change. There is only one sky for all of us. Everyone eats and breathes and is born and dies etc. The ultimate truth is universal truth; it is the same for everyone, everywhere. It always has been and always will be. We can now see the big picture of life.

Only the truth can stop the wars and make the world the paradise it can be.

Reason: We can now use our ability to reason, deductive logic and extrapolation of the known evidence to know and understand things the evidence does not reveal directly, such as life after death. We have progressed enough to know and understand the fundamental truth of life. It will transform us and our world.

The root of all the problems we face is in our minds. People are trying to change the world backwards; we try to fix the external world, forgetting the source from which it is manipulated. Einstein said; “The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.” Human beings do not know the truth. They do not understand the natural harmony and order of nature and the universe; therefore, they do not understand themselves.

Our adversary is not other people, but the invisible beast within, our animal minds. The drawing early on in the book The Present makes the beast visible. Our emotions are running wild, and we are lost in the fantasies and illusions of the mind, living in the extremes. In this time of relative peace and prosperity, we have a small window of opportunity to learn the truth overcome the animal mind.

It is now time to see the truth and accept it to take the next step in evolution. We have used our minds to change our outer environment to suit our desires and dreams, to create the world we live in today. Now, we have to use our minds to change our inner-environment; we need to use the truth to overcome our own minds. To change the world, we must change ourselves, as our world is just a reflection of us.

The mind will still be the key to the next step in evolution, but not by doing what it did in the past. It has to change for us to change.

There is a simple website with one goal; to find, define, and spread the ultimate truth. It is called “The Truth Contest.”

Read the entries to learn the truth, submit your own entry if you think you can do better to define the truth, and spread the truth contest to raise awareness. All the entries are free and provided online. We are not asking for anything except for the truth.

The word “apocalypse” means to unveil, not the end of the world.

The meaning of the apocalypse is the opposite of what most people think. It does not mean the end of the world; it means the revealing of hidden secrets and the beginning of a heaven on earth. The apocalypse is starting now.

Check it out for yourself, and spread the word.

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