Arguing: I spent years. Likely hundreds of hours online bickering back and forth with “stupid” people online and in real life. It was an addiction. I almost physically couldn’t help myself. My ego thinks it’s fun. (still does). But over time and with maturity I have realized there literally is no point. You can play chess with a pigeon, win and he will still strut around the board and poop on it like he won.
Truth doesn’t need a champion. It doesn’t need to be argued. It simply is.
What I am seeing now is actually even more entertaining and way less effort. These 3D die-hards WANT to argue so badly. When you won’t and simply say “We will have to agree to disagree” they lose their minds.
Just as satisfying. Just as funny. Far less of a time and energy suck.
I don’t enjoy gambling and was at a casino with a friend. As I sat there on a stool, bored out of my mind, I began to stare at the clock. In doing so I realized I was clearing all thought and noise from my mind (even in this chaotic environment). I began to time myself as to how long I could think nothing.
At first, it was 10 seconds…
Then a whole minute…
Then I realized I had been staring at the wall for a good 20 minutes and my head felt like it had energy around it like it often does in meditation.
I was astounded. I could clear away the lights, the smoke, the loud talking and laughing, the bells, whistles, everything. All just by focusing and staring at a clock.
It was a really good test!
I am finding that 2021 is the world version of that casino.
There is chaos everywhere.
You CAN choose inner focus and BE the clarity in the middle of the storm.
The way our Veterans are treated is shameful. The way our military is treated is abusive.
These are people who volunteer to give their time and effort, years of their lives, to help protect and defend this country only to be abused by the government. Sent places they may or may not really need to be, put in contact with chemicals and toxins they never should be in contact with and injected with who the hell knows what purposefully as an experiment.
Then, as if that’s not bad enough, they make them fight to prove the damage that is visible to anyone who isn’t brain dead.
So many vets right now are suffering.
And yet? The help they get – is the VA. Part of the very machine that did this to them. This is like a nationalized case of forced Stockholm Syndrome.
I’m watching this play out first hand as well as secondarily with many others…. Something needs to change.
We are all having a hard time to some extent right now because of the state of the world… but if you happen to know a vet? It might be a really good idea to reach out to them and just let them know you are there and you care.
The PAST: Many have had very painful and traumatic experiences. No one wants to go through that kind of stuff. (and I am very sorry for the suffering). The fact remains though that each experience in our lives has helped to shape who we are.
In order to gain full acceptance and love for ourselves, we have to be able to integrate the dark and the light.
There is not one person on this planet who has not suffered and though some are more extreme than others, pain isn’t up for comparison. We all experience pain differently. Pain is pain.
Hate, anger, resentment, even a want for revenge give your power away to whomever or whatever hurt you on an ongoing daily basis. The way to break free is to take that power back. You cannot change the past. You can only go from here. Shift your focus to the present because it is the ONLY time that ever exists.
Show yourself the love you may have been lacking. The respect, the care. It is time to take care of YOU.
Why vote for Sarah? ( my political campaign speech to motivate the crowd)
(I AM CURRENTLY IN 1st!)
Well? The contest is called Fab over 40. I am over 40, 46-1/2 to be exact.
I am fabulous. At least I like me. I think you should too.
I have a healthy dose of self-esteem without being an egoic asshole and have empathy & compassion, and yet also stand up for myself and others and believe in “do no harm, but take no shit either”.
I live a life that is based on what makes me happy.
I try to help others when I can.
I speak the truth even when others are afraid to.
My biggest goal is just to be authentically myself.
Sure so far I am holding up well on the outside, but that isn’t what makes someone beautiful. Beauty comes from within. Beauty is your sense of humor and ability to see the light side of life even in the darkness. Beauty is the ability to connect with and reach others. Beauty is the ability to live in the now and not compromise yourself for anyone else. Beauty cannot be defined in just one way.. and it is unique to each person and to the beholder.
Being fabulous is a decision to be yourself regardless of what anyone else thinks.
With everything going on in Afghanistan recently it has brought a spotlight on Military Veterans.
As upsetting as this situation has been to the average American, I cannot even imagine how much more so it is to those who served over there…. and its showing in the posts and suicide rates.
Yes, many sacrificed their lives and were killed. Those who lost their lives are the people who most think of as making a sacrifice. But what about all the rest who served over seas there too? They also sacrificed their lives in a manner of speaking as well even though they continue on.
The sacrifice hasn’t ended for many of them…………. PTSD, Gulf War Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression, other physical ailments that go on and on…These are things they have to live with daily and it makes their world so much harder.
What Biden and his goons just did spits in the face of every Military member in any way involved in this whole debacle as well as the American people as a whole.
To the VETS, please know it wasn’t in vain. You are appreciated and you aren’t simply forgotten.
I have been writing in the field of natural health and medicine for 20 years now. Though I am a great detective this one has me stumped and in figuring out a way to either heal or at minimum, lessen symptoms related to Veterans and Gulf War Syndrome, I have a personal stake.
I am asking my readers for help this time. If you have a loved one dealing with this horrible grouping of symptoms related to service and exposure to Sarin gas and potentially other toxins they came in contact with, would you please message me if you have found ways to help?
My husband is a Navy Vet. He is having symptoms so severe they are becoming a problem with daily life…
He cant sleep (severe insomnia)
Massive night sweats (literally soaking the sheets, his clothes, and even through a mattress protector)
Declining mental state
Inability to focus or think clearly
and the list goes on.
We only recently figured out what this was and while that is a good first step, we are floundering for what comes next having seemingly tried everything natural and pharmaceutical.