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The two elements of spreading good vibes

There are two main parts to spreading good vibes: You and the Universe.

You

  1. Remain in the present moment. Future and past should only come up when absolutely necessary.
  2. Live life passionately. If you are in a dead-end job or just unhappy, search out your life’s passion.
  3. Be grateful for everything. Every heart beat is a gift. Realize how lucky we are to be alive.
  4. An energy level higher than that of those around you is contagious.
  5. Give your energy willingly to everyone. It is drawn from a limitless source.
  6. If your energy does drop, everything will be alright. Those people who you gave energy to will return the favor.
  7. Your emotional state is independent of external factors. We learned at an early age to look at the world to show us how to feel. I am reminded of a child who scrapes his knee and looks around to see if anyone will comfort him if he were to start crying, if no one is around he will get up and keep playing.
  8. Truthfully speak your mind. No matter what emotional response you have at first. Over time your truthful thoughts will erode from societal input. Your thoughts will become more positive and beneficial.
  9. Be comfortable touching others. Touch others more. Be aware of how others enjoy your touch.
  10. Be happy with yourself as you are now. There is no other time other than this eternal Now to be happy.
  11. Strive towards perfection. Set lofty goals and do right action every day towards those goals.
  12. Be empathetic, then rise. Sometimes people want you to feel their pain. Sacrifice your good vibes for them, then pull them up with you back to your previous state.
  13. A positive mind is very powerful. There are times for negativity, but those times are rare.
  14. Never give up on or condemn another person. They may not be aware they are hurting you. Forgive so you may be forgiven.
  15. Failure is another step towards success. Don’t let failures slow you down. If they do, then this is what I do: I envision myself in old age looking back and laughing at how many failures led to my great successes.
  16. Stop comparing yourself to others. We are each on our own path.
  17. Understand other opinions. Rather than sticking to your point of view, people will enjoy your vibe much more if you don’t argue your opinion to be ‘Right’ and not ‘Wrong’. It is win-win.
  18. Have faith that your good vibes are flowing into those around you and lifting them.
  19. Meditate or use another centering ritual. Rituals have been very vital to humanity.
  20. Drink water frequently. Divide your body weight in two, that is the number of fluid ounces of water you need daily.
  21. Keep your body fit and healthy by excercising and eating right.

The Universe

  1. No one wants disrespect.
  2. We all are pursuing our own version of happiness.
  3. Remember, everyone is on their own path with their own goals.
  4. Good vibes resonate and amplify with other good vibes exponentially.
  5. The world will be a better place when we leave it better than when we found it.
  6. We all want to be rich and powerful, but few can rise up. Be happy regardless of your status.
  7. Life is abundant. Money, love, and joy can all be yours in excess.
  8. Work hard to improve the world around you. It will return the favor.
  9. The universe is naturally a happy, good place.
  10. Do not fear death. Life is inescapably eternal.

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Toronto G20 Summit – Why Protest?

Because this whole “globalization” nonsense is just a race to the bottom for humanity, a senseless pursuit of money & power for the elites, the biggest hinderance to humankind imaginable… We’re selling out to the cheapest bidder and in the process, polluting our world, our bodies and our minds when so much more is possible for us. Our jobs are being sold out overseas where penny-wages are paid and conditions are appaling. We are not at fault because I think we are living in a matrix of sorts, a matrix of corporations and big interests and many people are completely unawares that they are in a system, because of the lifelong conditioning and being so burdened with their living condition and cannot see beyond it. On a greater scale however, things are starting to become apparent for many people: things as they are going bad for the human condition. When we focus on things like celebrity scams & bedroom shams, how blinged out we are to the world, always making sure that the tv is on to whatever, we lose sight of what the real root of the problem is, and how much power we do actually hold. We are bombarded with so much media concentration in our lives and they have a message to sell you. Righteously though, the airwaves and the media belong to the people, not a slowly conglomerating cannibalizing aggregate of corporations.

If you can be told what you see, hear and read, then it goes to say that you can be told what you say and think. And this is very dangerous when it comes to such a prevalent thing like the media being controlled by a few key players. Culture should be made from the bottom up, from the people, not top down like we have in our modern world. How many commercial jingles, television episodes and senseless movies are ingrained into the public mind? Not that movies and television are a bad thing, modern media is the most amazing teaching tool ever known to us. But on a bigger picture, the current mass media saturation does have a hidden message and provides a distraction from the issues at hand. We even have evidence that even cartoon violence reduces empathy, I often wonder why so often we see such excessive violence in everyday shows and the majority of video game titles related to killing. Is it that this reduces our overall empathy to others through repeated exposure? When we have arms manufacturers owning public news and media outlets it is alarming at what absolute power unchecked can come to as we hear of the increasing death toll from both sides of the conflict. We allow this to happen when we blindly follow leaders and their promises. These backroom deals need to stop, for with them we are on the losing end of the bargain.

While the media creates a sensation on the wildness and the dangers of the protest(ers?), amidst tightening security to martial-law like status, the vast, vast majority of the protesters that are popping out of the woodwork are understanding of the urgency of the cause, the need for peaceful progress towards a saner global policy. Our democracy and freedom is non existant with the unfolding situation at hand. How are things democratic when our democratically elected laws can be challenged, such as the W.T.Os first ruling to eliminate the United States Clean Air Act, because Brazil and Venezuela complained because it was a barrier to free trade. Furthermore, the problem is compounded when you think that some corporations are more powerful than many countries, being therefore able to exert their influence over them. The amount of corruption possible and rampant in this system is not what the lord intended for us, be that the case. It is up to us to either succumb to it or stand up and fight for something worth dying for… and the problem is not “Global Warming” or “Climate Change,” and even if it was then the solution to that would not be slow-deathy-by-taxation like we are being told by the mass media. Why don’t you stop fighting your wars, I’m sure that flying huge jets, bombers, carriers, launching missiles, satellites, dropping bombs, blowing up people, trees and places is doing a lot more damage to the earth and air than some old cars and SUV’s are doing-We’re not paying for your nonsense, especially when it involves you planting seeds of hatred, fear and loathing to the world, be it in the Iraqi kid who just saw his brother get killed or the teenage girl who will never feel like she can live up to the images she sees on TV.

Some people will say that we are dreamers and crazy, or that we are young and idealists with no idea of how the real world is, that that’s the way it is and it’s going to be, politicians lie cheat and steal-I need work & pay off my credit card bill and by the time that you’re all settled down with everything you’ll see the same. Well that’s Stockholm Syndrome, where a hostage will identify and sympathize with his captor, plain and simple. In the words of Margaret Mead:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

They understand the amount of blood, sweat and tears that their greed requires and stand unflinching at that, but they are scared because they know that their system requires our submission for it to come to fruition. We have the power to break, or make this. We can have our voices heard, we can give them as little of our money as possible, we can refuse to submit and take a stand, for the people who did so before and the generations that are yet to come. We can educate ourselves and reclaim what is rightfully ours-freedom!

Noam Chomsky on Freedom

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We have enormous freedom. That’s not a gift that was given to us, it’s a legacy that was left to us by centuries of struggle. By centuries of people that most of whose names are completely forgotten, the ones who created the freedom and the rights we now have, and that will be taken away unless you constantly defend them.

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