Is Television a form of Mind Control?

We spend hours watching Television:

Sometimes it's watching our favorite show. Other times, it's to catch up on the news and other events of the day. But how do we know that everything that is reported is the truth? We watch news programs and documentaries believing that what we see is actual fact. Reports and information that are put accross the airways are supposed to be true. Right? Not always.
The best way to put a thought or idea into a person's head is to use the quickest method that reaches the largest number of people. Mass media, such as radio and television reach thousands of people each day. Information is repeated over and over as if it's on a playback loop. Breaking news is played live and then shown repeatedly throughout the day. This constant repetition embed's the information into our thoughts. Do we know the whole story? Probably not. Information is covered up, altered, or even left out altogether. We are told only what others want us to hear or what they want us to believe. Many viewers do not question the information they see on television. They assume that just because it is shown on the tube, it is accurate information. This is not always the case.
When a commercial is aired on television, all of its claims must be true. If not, they can be in trouble for bad advertising or making false claims. If the products we purchase are supposed to be advertised with complete honesty, then the news stories we watch should also containt the same honesty. Just because the information is repeated several times and embellished upon, does not make it accurate.
It is believed that mind control has been used for centuries to get people to do the bidding of others. Convincing someone to agree with another person's point of view is not all that difficult. If a person hears a concept over and over enough, they begin to believe it and all the hype that goes with it. Making a person or group of people believe a concept or thought pattern can influence them to do things they may not normally have considered.

Television commercials are perfect examples of mind control tactics:

Take a look at foods that are geared towards children. They are made out to be fun and nutritious but are actually full of sugar and additives. Many cereals are represented by cartoon characters and offer the chance of a toy in the box. Children are taught that the cartoon characters are their friends. The cereal itself is colorful and can have a variety of shapes and flavors. Colors and shapes make food visually appealling to toddlers and older children.
Men and women are enticed into watching certain television programs. Commercials that focus on adults may include scantily clad men and women following the old adage that, "sex sells." Many programs play on an individual's self esteem, implying that a person will feel better about themselves if they purchase a certain product or donate a specific amount of money. They are told repeatedly that the only way to get the things they desire, is to follow along and do as they suggest. Compliance with the rules will help things fall into place.
Commercials use catchy phrases to snag our attention. Once we are watching the televsion, they begin to show items that are visually appealing. They hold our attention with information that may or may not be completely true. Slogans and pitchlines are written in such a way to make us believe a product is are better than they actually. Several claims are too good to be true.
Watching television has been described as mind numbing. As we watch, changes take place in the brain. Activity in the higher functioning part of our brain, the neo-cortex, slows down while the limbic area begins to speed up, according to the article "Mass Mind Control Through Network Television". The limbic area of the brain governs primitive responses and allows a person to be more easily influenced. The voice of reason located in the neo-cortex is silenced.
Networks know the effects that certain programs and various types of advertising has on the human brain and they use that information to their advantage. Information and commercials that are meant to influence large numbers of people are played repeatedly during "prime time". Prime time is normally thought of as being family time or when children and the decision making members of the family are gathered in front of the television.
As the networks are in charge of programming, other agencies like the CIA and FCC influence much of what news stations can air or release to the public. They control how much information can be broadcast to the public and in what context. People who violate their instructions are fired or the television shows are done away with altogether.
So the question remains. Is television a form of mind control? Yes it is and it gives credence to the saying, "Don't believe everything you hear!"
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Train Your Brain Continuously To Increase Your IQ

The human brain is probably one of the most complex organs. It is also one of the less understood by the large public. The way in which the brain functions is a mystery for most people. Yet, there is one thing which everybody knows: an increased intelligence means higher positions in the society and higher incomes form your job. Thus, more and more people are in the search of techniques which will help them increase their IQ effectively and boost their intelligence in a short period of time.
The brain is similar to a muscle: the more you put it to effort, the more it will be capable to resist. This means that if you are thinking about increasing your IQ, it is absolutely necessary to train your brain continuously. A short period of hard work will not give result if it is followed by a long period of leisure and lethargy. In contrast, long periods of study always give satisfactory results on the long run and make the brain function properly for more time.
But what means training your brain? Well, training means putting your brain to work. Reading numerous books and articles, playing mind games and computer strategy games, solving problems and continuously looking for new things which can challenge your brain are great ways of boosting your intelligence. The newer and more interesting things you discover, the more you increase your intelligence and improve your mental abilities, so search for things you might be interested in.
It is highly important that all these activities are combined, so that all the parts of your brain are put to work. The more diversified the mental exercises are, the bigger are the chances that your brain will increase its capacities and function better day by day. Also, by having a diversified mental training, all the aspects of the intelligence will be equally exploited, allowing you to become a polyvalent person. Thus, do not just stick to those fields which have always been close to your soul, but rather try new things. It is never too late to start developing passions for one or another thing.
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Self Mastering and Goals

Remember Goals are one thing and Outcome is another..= Take massive action

When you are trying hard to get things together, then you really have to consider what you are doing.  One of the things that you have to do is to be able to learn how to use your self-mastering skill. This world is full of hatefulness as well as anxiety. Here are some things that might help you to get it together as you might want to say it.

How would one go about getting it together?
When you want to get it together, you might want to figure out some things that might be beneficially to you. That may be hard for some of you but again for others it might not be hard at all.

The first thing you are going to have to do is decided what it is that you want to do something about. In other words, sometimes you have to step back and take a longer look at situations before you step into them.  Alternatively, you may just want to go from sad to happy. The way you take life is totally up to you. With this in thought, you are going to have to sit down and really think about what it is that you want to do and get a plain.

You may want to set a goal know when you are setting your goals don't make them so high that you are unable to reach them, so with this in mind start little and reach that goal then make another one. Goal setting is not the easiest thing to do it takes a lot of work and determination to get where you want to be. However, every one can do what they want to do if they put there minds to it.

Where can I go to get some insight on the new me?
When you decide that you are ready and have your goals in order then you may want to do some checking into learning how to go about setting your goals. They might have some kind of support group in your area that will help you to set your goals as well as to meet them. However, for the most part you have to be able to do it on your own. What am trying to say is that you have to be able to dig deep with in your self and pull out what you want to change and put some effort in to it. Many people have difficulties setting goals. Most people realize that often life will step in and hold them back from reaching their goals.  If you decide that, you want to go on a diet, and then make it a part of your plans to achieve your goals.  Then you set your goal to lose weight, losing weight is one of the hardest things to do. You start your diet your doing good then you go and weigh in and you haven't lost the weight as fast as you would like what do most of us do then we stop every thing and for get about all of the goals and effort that we have put into it. We shouldn't do that we should keep going with it we might or we might not make it to our goal that we are wanting but new have learn to use your will power, and that is what we are trying to do when it comes to self-mastering skills.

To learn more about developing self-mastery skills, you can visit the World Wide Net where you will find plenty of great information available.
Here is a great free PDF to help start your journey


What Verses Why

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As we've mentioned earlier, acting on our dreams, goals and plans can sometimes be
difficult. Life tends to get in the way of living, at times.
There are so many distractions and events going on in our lives, and in our heads, that we
get caught up in other unimportant stuff; hence, our dreams and goals get lost within the
And we come to the end of our lives and realize that we didn't do nearly as much as we
really wanted to do. We didn't spend our time doing what we really wanted but instead
got caught up in the insignificant, unimportant things in life. We didn't come anywhere
close to tapping our real potential.
You need something that will create that desire, that drive, that passion that will compel
you to do what you really want! To go for what you truly desire. Despite the distractions!
One of the best ways to ignite the rocket fuel of your desires is by finding out why you
want those desires to become your daily reality. You also need to find out why it will
cause you a lot of pain if you don't work towards your desires. Successful people ask the
right questions, remember?

6 Steps to Accomplish Your Craziest Goals By Tim Ferris

By Tim Ferris, Author of The 4-Hour Work Week
Let us start with a quote, often misattributed to Goethe:
"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. -William Hutchinson Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition (1951)
If you want a lesson in boldness, and to cross things off of your bucket list, there is no better teacher than Ben Nemtin. His story, and that of the entire Buried Life team, is amazing.

It started with a list of 100 things and a planned two-week roadtrip. Along the way, Ben has somehow managed to play basketball with Obama, throw the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game, deliver a baby (not his), make the biggest roulette spin in Vegas' history, and much more.

Most recently, they crossed off #19: Write a bestselling book. Their debut, What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?, just hit #1 on The New York Times, which will be announced officially April 15th. To celebrate? They're sending a copy of the book into space.

It all seems unbelievable, which is exactly why I love this guest post from Ben.

This original content covers his 6 steps for crossing anything off of your personal bucket list. There is a method. Everyone needs a kick in the ass sometimes, and this did it for me.

Enter Ben

If there's one thing I'm proud of, it's being able to tell good stories.

Not because I'm a particularly good storyteller, but because I've been able to accumulate some amazing experiences in the last 5 and a half years.

It was 2006 when I first hit the road with my next-door neighbor, his younger brother, and a kid I knew from high school to accomplish a list we had created of 100 things to do before we died. We made a promise that for every item we crossed off, we'd help a total stranger do something they wanted to do before they died. To date, we've accomplished 81 items on our list and helped over 81 people.

In addition to those Tim mentioned in the intro, and among others, I've made a TV show, crashed the Playboy Mansion, streaked a stadium, been on Oprah, reunited a father and son after 17 years, made a $300,000 donation to charity, helped a girl find her mother's grave for the first time, and am trying to help a college freshman find a new kidney…

Remember: 5 and a half years ago, I couldn't tell any of these stories.

2 Weeks, 100 Goals

Our mission was supposed to be a two-week road trip. The four of us never expected it to be much more, and we certainly didn't expect to be living it five years later. In the beginning, we didn't tell our friends what we were doing because we didn't know how to explain it. What we shared was really just a feeling: we were fed up and wanted something different.
We decided to move forward without a real plan. A mechanic told us that the RV we'd borrowed wasn't going to make it home; I had fabricated a wedding to get time off of work; and we pretended we owned a production company to raise money for a camera and gas for the RV. The only thing we knew for sure was that we would be taking two weeks off before going back to college.
The plan: to try and accomplish as many items on our list as possible and help some people. We didn't have a name for the project until Jonnie was assigned a poem in English 102 called "The Buried Life." It was written 150 years ago but spoke to the same feeling we were having at the time: the desire to unbury our lives and do the things that were important to us, not what was expected of us. There were four lines that stood out from the rest:
But often, in the world's most crowded streets,
But often, in the din of strife,
There rises an unspeakable desire
After the knowledge of our buried life;
When I think back to this time now, I remember sitting on the curb beside our RV the night before we were supposed to leave. We were arguing about whether or not to cancel the trip, because if the camper broke down, we didn't have enough money to tow it home.
Five years later, I guess it's safe to say we've gotten pretty good at accomplishing our dreams. I'd like to say that there's something unique about us that makes us able to do these things, but the truth is the opposite. There is a formula and it's simple.

6 Steps to Accomplish Anything

The more items we cross off our list, the more we become convinced that anyone can do anything. The formula comes down to these six steps:
#1. Stop and think about it. Really think about it.
What is it that you really want to do with your life? Start a business? Reconnect with an old friend? Dive to the bottom of the ocean? Smoke a cigar with Castro? Forget what you think you should do, what excites you? What feels impossible? Be honest with yourself. Your answers don't need to make an impression on anyone but you.
For many people, the four members of The Buried Life included, the impetus to make a life change only comes with crisis. The summer before we started The Buried Life, I was struggling with depression; Dave was struggling with his weight; Duncan had recently lost a close friend; and Jonnie was just plain angry and disillusioned with our generation ("No one protests anymore," he used to say).
The four of us were so beaten down that we had no choice but to reevaluate what was important to us. Our project grew out of that frustration. Sometimes it takes a debilitating low or a crushing loss to snap you back to reality, but don't wait for it. Ferris Bueller put it well: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
#2. Write it down.
Simply put, it's not real until you write it down. And by that I mean, take your dream and turn it into a project. Dreams have a funny way of staying dreams. But a project is something that needs to be done.
Approach it as you would any other item on your daily or weekly to-do list. When you have a deadline— a presentation, a grocery list, a birthday gift you need to buy for someone–you find a way to get it done. Treat your dreams the same way. Add it to your list. You need to buy toilet paper. You need to spend the weekend in Paris with someone you love. When you write it down, you've taken the first step.

When we first started the project, we put things on the list almost as a joke. We didn't think about whether they could actually happen; we just pretended that anything was possible. "#53: Make a TV Show" was a dream we'd shared since we were young. We had no filmmaking background and no connections in the business.

And we lived on an island in Canada. We decided MTV in the States would be the place to have a show because it was the biggest and best platform we knew of for reaching people like us. So we wrote it down. And then we started filming it, because that was just the next logical step. Every step led to the next. Four years later, we were executive producers and creators of our own show on MTV.

#3. Talk about it.

Everyone knows someone who knows someone who knows someone.

After you've come up with your list and written it down, start talking. Tell everyone you know. Tell your parents' friends. Tell new people you meet. Talk to your cabdriver. Talk to your boss. You never know whose uncle's wife may be able to help you. And don't just talk about it, but talk about it passionately. Enthusiasm is infectious, and people want to help when given the chance. Help can show up in the most unusual places, oftentimes the least expected ones.

We didn't come from money. We had an idea, we talked about it, and people showed up in incredible ways help us. Our first lawyer was our parent's friend who had heard about what we were doing and offered to lend a hand; our first manager was my godmother; I met my first Hollywood contact while traveling in Mexico; we cold-called local companies in our hometown to raise money for our first tour.
Help often came in strange places. In 2007 we were able to finagle a five-minute meeting with Jann Wenner, legendary founder of Rolling Stone magazine, in order to discuss what it would take to cross #15 off our list, "Get on the Cover of Rolling Stone." The five-minute meeting turned into a 45-minute meeting (after Jann threatened to kick us out and asked his assistant for a knife), during which time we talked about everything from protests to Bob Dylan to the difference between our two generations. We told him about some of our most ambitious dreams, including "#19: Write a Bestselling Book."
Jann was later instrumental in helping us get our book published—introducing us to a company where we met the smartest, most talented, best-looking book editor alive (hi Lia), who eventually offered us a deal.

#4. Be persistent.

Most people give up just before they reach their goal. We all hear "No," a lot, but we've come to realize that "No" usually just means "Not now." Be creative in your persistence. Don't piss people off by nagging them—think of innovative and clever ways to grab their attention. Be different, and never say die.

Last year, we broke into the Playboy Mansion. We rented a giant stripper cake and decorated it like it was for the Willy Wonka–themed party. Two of us dressed up like Oompa-Loompas and hid in the bottom of the cake, which was then delivered to the back door of the Playboy Mansion in a rented delivery truck. Security saw our homemade Playboy logo on the cake and allowed it to pass through the gates. After waiting inside the cake for six long hours (peeing in bottles and filming in night-vision), we hatched out unnoticed and partied at the Mansion all night with free rein. Security assumed we were just very rowdy employees.

Playboy had no idea we had been in and out, or that we had filmed our first episode. But when we went back a month later to ask for permission to air, they said, "If you air the episode, we'll sue you and have you charged with breaking and entering." We got ahold of the company's vice president, and he echoed that sentiment. MTV told us to move on and film another episode. Our production company said there was nothing we could do. In a last ditch effort we decided to send Hugh Hefner a handwritten letter along with the rough cut of the episode. A week later, we received this response from Mr. Hefner himself: "You can air the episode. Just know I'm not very pleased with you boys." I always thought that crashing the Playboy Mansion was my dream, but getting scolded by Hugh Hefner was way better.

#5. Be ballsy.

The majority of people don't go after their wildest dreams because they think they're unrealistic. Tim says it well: "Ninety-nine percent of people believe they can't do great things, so they aim for mediocrity." The level of competition is highest for realistic goals because most people don't set high enough goals for themselves.
But not only do you statistically have a better chance of achieving what may seem like an unrealistic goal, doing so fuels you. Once you feel the first high of accomplishing something major and seemingly unattainable, you want to go bigger and badder, and you force yourself to fulfill the need all the more. Even better, the technically smaller goals suddenly seem less daunting.

We put "#95: Play Ball with the President" on the list because it was literally the most unattainable goal we could think of. I remember Jonnie called me from his dorm room in Montreal in 2008 right after Barack Obama had been elected and Jonnie said, "We should add 'Play Ball with Obama' to the list." I chuckled because it was so absurd and agreed. I found it humorous not only because the idea was so outrageous but also because I knew Jonnie was calling me from his "room," a tiny space he was renting for $200 a month, which he shared with a washer and dryer.

Of all people, we weren't the best candidates for a pick up game with the leader of the Free World. Nonetheless, two years later we found ourselves shooting hoops with the President in the backyard of the White House. It's a long, complicated story, and I don't want to bore you with the details, but this is the kind of thing that the four of us chuckle about sometimes. It's as if we have horseshoes up our butts, but it's also happened too many times to be luck. When you dream big, you surprise yourself.

#6. Help others.

We've crossed off more than 80 list items over the last six years, but the moments that stand out the most are the ones when we've been able to step into someone's life and share something real with them. I've been surprised by how little it takes to impact someone's life. Something as simple as asking the question, "What do you want to do before you die?" and taking the time to listen is often all it takes. If you're feeling lost or depressed, you might find what you're looking for in someone else. Into the Wild said it best: "Happiness is only real when it's shared."

The first person we ever helped was a guy named Brent. He wrote to us in broken English saying his biggest dream was to bring pizzas down to the nearby homeless shelter. Brent had himself spent three years living in that shelter and remembered fondly the days people brought in food because those were the times it felt like someone gave a damn. When we talked with Brent in person, we learned that what he really needed was a truck. He had pulled himself out of the shelter by starting a business that relied on his truck, but it had just broken down. We knew we needed to help him find a new vehicle, but we didn't have the money ourselves. This is the very first video we ever made, trying to track down a truck for Brent.

Your Turn.

Your dreams are closer than they appear. There's nothing about us four guys that makes us more able than anyone else to accomplish our goals, other than the simple fact that we've decided to go after them. George Elliot said, "It's never too late to be what you might have been." Don't wait. Why not start now?

Darkness in Soul and Self

Influences have created a darkness that shadows his power to see the soul and self in full light. Humans tend to become mysteries, since the common person has not discovered the soul and self. For this reason, we must retrain the mind. By revealing the darkness in the mind, one can come to the light and see self as a whole.

How to discover what hides in the darkness:
In the subliminal mind, it is deep and dark. In this mind are hidden messages that the mind contains from past events, learning, experiences, teachings and other influential subjects that we had developed from observations and verbal communication.

Have you ever had a feeling that something was not right, yet you could not pinpoint the problem? You likely answered yes, unless you are one of the people that have developed a higher plane of conscious awareness. These feelings emerge from the heart, hit the sensory organs and ignite a flame, which triggers the emotions. At the time, the emotions are effortlessly struggling to interpret what messages were sent. Yet, the messages sent remain trapped in the subliminal mind. It takes you to challenge this mind in order to expand your knowledge and learn what causes these reactions.

The bible tells us in Mathews 5: 3, that "Happy are those conscious of their spiritual needs." While many of our needs surface, we fall short of relating to most needs because it hides in the subliminal mind.

The dark tunnel (Subliminal mind) travels around however. Repetitively this mind will send signals, which one must become aware of, consciously analyzing this mind to discover what the messages send. Knowledge development, diligence and self-discipline are something we all must cultivate in order to read the messages in the subliminal mind. This is because of misleading factors in our environment; we must work diligently to abandon lies by establishing facts.

Understand the subliminal messages hide because the mind has trapped messages from external sources, including music, commercialism and so forth. In fact, commercials, music, et cetera as well as other resources signal the subliminal mind, through deceptive strategies. The approaches have proven effective, yet it has also proven damaging for many people.

Take advertisements for example. When you watch a good movie, the commercials will kick in when you are feeling curious. You have to watch the advertisement and wait for the movie to start again. You feel frustrated when the advertisement starts, so you anticipate returning back to the movie, yet your subliminal mind is taking in what the commercials are advertising. When the movie restarts, thus it begins with an overall view of the last event. This methods concept is to inspire the conscious mind again so that it takes interest in continuing watching the movie.

We see then, that the subliminal mind retains bits and pieces of learned information from observation and verbal messages. Thus, we must learn to focus on our learning by advancing our ability to concentrate and remain conscious of our actions, behaviors, habits, observation and so forth.

By doing so we can unveil the messages in the subliminal mind and once these messages are unveiled we can then analyze. Analyzing the messages involve gathering evidence to support the facts. When you have sound evidence to support the facts, only then can you keep the subliminal open to discuss what it attempts to hide. By revealing this compartment of the brain, one can see clearly the natural steps he must take to expose self and the soul. We encourage you to learn more about subliminal learning by visiting the Internet today.

To Create a Mindset, You Must Rehearse It!

For the most part, your mind learns through repetition. This is why any skill or activity
can be learned through practice i.e. "repetition" - until it becomes automatic. It becomes
automatic when your mind finally "gets" it. Whatever it is that you're doing repeatedly,
either consciously or unconsciously, your mind picks up on it and assumes that you want
to learn it. So, it starts paying attention to the repetitive task and begins to learn it better
and better each time it's repeated.
Primarily, everything is learned through repetition, through rehearsal.
And, this is where most of us fall short. We don't rehearse, we don't repeat the lessons
long enough for the mind to get it and make it a part of who you are.
Most of us read a great success book one time and think everything will change. If only it
were that easy.
Successful people read certain books over and over till the book is falling apart!
Why? Because they've learned the most important lesson about success. That, you have
to continue to feed positive information and success advice to your brain every single day
– until it gets it!
It doesn't happen overnight. It can't. Most of us have years and years of negative conditioning and beliefs to work through.
That is why repetition is so important! More important than most other things.
Rehearse a task - or even a mindset - until you master it. I use a program called The Secret Achiever and love it. Check it out here

Wanting Verses Deserving

So, we've said that in order to get what we want, you've gotta have a burning desire for it!
You've also learned that you have to believe what successful and wealthy people believe
if you are to ever have the kind of wealth and success as they do.
The combination of the two can be very powerful. But if either one is missing, you won't
go too far.
Wanting something bad enough is very important if you are to ever achieve it. But if you
don't believe you'll get it, then you're wasting your time.
You have to realize something very important...
Understand that in life, you will not get what you really want. You will only get what you
believe you deserve.
You will not get what you want.
You will only get what you believe you deserve.
What this means is that if you want something, you will do what is necessary to get it.
But...if you don't believe that you deserve it, you will unknowingly and unconsciously
sabotage your progress. Or you will get something and then mysteriously lose it again.
So, even if you have a strong desire for achieving a goal, on some level, you will also
simultaneously try to avoid getting that goal, if you don't feel you deserve it.
Do you truly believe that you deserve to be successful in every area of your life? If you
do, then you can be successful. If you don't believe this yet, you better start or else it may
never happen.
I'm sorry but there's just no way around this one. You have to believe that you deserve it.
As you've learned earlier on, it doesn't matter what is true. It only matters what you
believe to be true.
When you start to believe that you deserve it, you begin to open yourself up to receiving
what is rightfully yours.
The truth is that we all deserve the very best of everything in life. That's just how life is.
No one deserves more than you or less than you. The only difference is what they believe
they deserve.
Beliefs are very powerful indeed. They are what drive your thoughts, habits, actions, and
consequently your life.
There is enough wealth, joy and abundance to go around for everyone, including you.
And everyone deserves to have and enjoy it all, especially you!
And the sooner you start believing this, the sooner you'll have what is rightfully yours.
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Is Your Mind Playing Tricks?

            Over the course of our life, our senses and our environment come together to enrich our mind, and to sometimes overwhelm our mind.  Much of the knowledge we acquire comes to us through our senses.  As children, we use the senses daily to absorb as much as possible.  The mind is a voraciously hungry, empty den when we are young.
            As we age, we depend greatly upon our senses to inform us about the world around us; hot, cold, sweet, sour, bitter, loud, soft, so many of our perceptions and actions begin with input from our five senses.  There is another sense that isn't given much attention, thanks to the fact that it is centered within our body, not on the outside.  But, if used properly, provides us with as much valuable information as the sense of smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing.
            Our intuition is our sixth sense. It refers to the ability to tune into the unseen world of sensing. All the other senses require a physical origin of input; our intuition does not.  It requires not physical presence of an object in order for us to obtain information about the object.  Thanks to the fact that we live in a materialistic world, and that most of our knowledge is dominated by the western traditions and beliefs, our ability to use our intuition is a lost art.
            The eastern cultures have long used the sense of intuition and the flow of the body's natural energies to utilize the intuitive information available.  The western civilizations are slow to realize the role our intuition can play in our overall health, just because it is not a "seen" source of input.
            Often, our mind can seemingly play tricks on our sensory perceptions, when we fail to utilize all aspects of the six senses, we often miss some piece of the puzzle, and what seems to be complete and correct, if often lacking. 
            There are at times physical conditions that cause our senses to operate incorrectly, and we don't process the information correctly.  This happens when we are functioning at less than optimum levels.  Often this occurs during times of sickness, extreme fatigue, or due to a lack of sleep.  It is at this point, that we believe our mind to play tricks on us.  We believe we are receiving certain input, and in all actuality, we are not.
            This is why keeping our bodies well, fit, and healthy keeps us in a reception mode to accurately process input from the outside world.  It is through this accurate perception of intake that we are able to deal effectively with the world around us.  All this culminates to come to this statement: in order to keep ourselves healthy and well, we must be able to accurately process input from the world around us.  It is when we lose perspective, and don't accurately "see" things as they really are that we are more likely to experience feelings of ill-health, mental unrest, and this can lead to actually becoming ill.
Our overall wellness depends upon our ability to not only cope with our selves, but to perceive reality as it really is. Watch this Subliminal Video

Exercise in Development thru Visualization and Affirmation

How comparing physical and mental exercises can help you:
The body and mind needs continuous workout routines to assist it with staying healthy. Like strength training, mental exercises include all sorts of workout regimens that allow one to concentrate on something while increasing strength. Strength training for example, builds muscle endurance, flexibility and so forth. One can use yoga, which associates with Pilate's workout to improve both the body and mind.

When one exercises the mind, it helps them to develop affirmation and visualization. In such training, the mind is giving the freedom to explore problems at all angles. If you plan to exercise the body, you are advice to seek professional medical advice and support if any of the following factors is/are relevant to you before embarking on strength training program. The factors are family history of coronary heart diseases, high cholesterol, cardiac arrhythmias, smoking habit, chronic hypertension, diabetes, asthma, pregnancy and extreme obesity. Asthma and chronic hypertension are the factors that need to be extremely careful of because intense effort and strain on the heart may result in deteriorated health or in worst case, death. I believe no one in the right mind would perform such strenuous training during pregnancy but it is just a valid point to note.

In order to get started, here are some pointers to get you started. Firstly, always remember to warm up. Warming up is the most important part of the training program for many sports as it gives the body a chance to deliver substantial nutrient rich blood to areas that are about to be exerted. It also helps to warm the muscles up and relatively lubricate body joints by doing some mile stretching.

Secondly, it is critical to begin the training program at a slow and acceptable speed and pace. Focus on primary technique and gradually work up to heavier resistance training.

Thirdly, draw a target and a plan like what is your aim and what do you hope to achieve. To incorporate such key objective to your training will be more effective and efficient than just going on pumping that iron without any clue.

Fourthly, form cannot be sacrifices for doing more sets and repetitive movements. Because by doing so, you will tend to transfer the strength to compensate the inability from other muscle groups that could be relatively weak. This could result in a serious muscle injury.

Fifthly, every session is recommended to be less or around one hour.

The muscles must recover before enduring additional workouts, so give your body a rest for at least two days. 

How mental exercises work:
Like the physical exercises, the mental exercises work in similar ways, only the purpose is changed slightly and so are your activities. The mind considers information ongoing. It will sift through learned information by searching for a purpose. Once it has discovered the purpose, it will start the questioning process. This process takes your mind through a chain of actions that leads the mind to consider the general, specifics, and details to broad-spectrum ideas. The mind works in such a way in order to solve problems effectively. The mind uses the information you learned from the past events, experiences and knowledge. Then it uses ideas and concepts to associate, generalize, and discovery solutions.

Combining physical workout with mental exercises can improve your overall visualization, affirmation and self-development processes. Use your visual aids or mental pictures to define your goals. You can use affirmations once you have set goals to keep the mind focused and looking forward to a better future.

Reprogramming Your Subconscious Mind Tip Sheet

✴ First and foremost, believe in yourself.
✴ Understand what is holding you back so you can overcome it.
✴ Spend time in quiet self-reflection, prayer, or meditation at least once a day.
✴ Guard everything that enters and leaves your mind.
✴ Know what you want in very specific terms.
✴ Remove all sources of negativity from your life.
✴ Surround yourself with success-minded people.
✴ Create a realistic plan to attain your deepest desires.
✴ Take positive steps each day toward what you want to attract.
✴ Focus on the present – as if you've already attracted the things you want.
✴ Create visual reminders of your goals.
✴ Make a recording of your favorite affirmations or buy a self-hypnosis CD.
✴ Avoid conflicting messages by matching your feelings with your desires.
✴ Write a newspaper report about your success as if it has already happened.
✴ Be an advocate for yourself.
✴ Have an attitude of gratitude.
✴ Choose to carry a positive attitude at all times.

Life is About Choices and the Decisions We Make

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads would come our way as we journey through life. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vocation. There are also roads that lead to fame and fortune on one hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. There are roads to happiness as there are roads to sadness, roads towards victory and jubilation, and roads leading to defeat and disappointment.

Just like any road, there are corners, detours, and crossroads in life. Perhaps the most perplexing road that you would encounter is a crossroad. With four roads to choose from and with limited knowledge on where they would go, which road will you take? What is the guarantee that we would choose the right one along the way? Would you take any road, or just stay where you are: in front of a crossroad?

There are no guarantees.

You do not really know where a road will lead you until you take it. There are no guarantees. This is one of the most important things you need to realize about life. Nobody said that choosing to do the right thing all the time would always lead you to happiness. Loving someone with all your heart does not guarantee that it would be returned. Gaining fame and fortune does not guarantee happiness. Accepting a good word from an influential superior to cut your trip short up the career ladder is not always bad, especially if you are highly qualified and competent. There are too many possible outcomes, which your really cannot control. The only thing you have power over is the decisions that you will make, and how you would act and react to different situations.

Wrong decisions are always at hindsight.

Had you known that you were making a wrong decision, would you have gone along with it? Perhaps not, why would you choose a certain path when you know it would get you lost? Why make a certain decision if you knew from the very beginning that it is not the right one. It is only after you have made a decision and reflected on it that you realize its soundness. If the consequences or outcomes are good for you, then you have decided correctly. Otherwise, your decision was wrong.

Take the risk: decide.

Since life offers no guarantee and you would never know that your decision would be wrong until you have made it, then you might as well take the risk and decide. It is definitely better than keeping yourself in limbo. Although it is true that one wrong turn could get you lost, it could also be that such a turn could be an opportunity for an adventure, moreover open more roads. It is all a matter of perspective. You have the choice between being a lost traveler or an accidental tourist of life. But take caution that you do not make decisions haphazardly. Taking risks is not about being careless and stupid. Here are some pointers that could help you choose the best option in the face of life's crossroads:

• Get as many information as you can about your situation.

You cannot find the confidence to decide when you know so little about what you are faced with. Just like any news reporter, ask the 5 W's: what, who, when, where, and why. What is the situation? Who are the people involved? When did this happen? Where is this leading? Why are you in this situation? These are just some of the possible questions to ask to know more about your situation. This is important. Oftentimes, the reason for indecision is the lack of information about a situation.

• Identify and create options.

What options does the situation give you? Sometimes the options are few, but sometimes they are numerous. But what do you do when you think that the situation offers no options? This is the time that you create your own. Make your creative mind work. From the most simplistic to the most complicated, entertain all ideas. Do not shoot anything down when an idea comes to your head. Sometimes the most outrageous idea could prove to be the right one in the end. You can ask a friend to help you identify options and even make more options if you encounter some difficulty, but make sure that you make the decision yourself in the end.

• Weigh the pros and cons of every option.

Assess each option by looking at the advantages and disadvantages it offers you. In this way, you get more insights about the consequences of such an option.

• Trust yourself and make that decision.

Now that you have assessed your options, it is now time to trust yourself. Remember that there are no guarantees and wrong decisions are always at hindsight. So choose… decide… believe that you are choosing the best option at this point in time.

Now that you have made a decision, be ready to face its consequences: good and bad. It may take you to a place of promise or to a land of problems. But the important thing is that you have chosen to live your life instead of remaining a bystander or a passive audience to your own life. Whether it is the right decision or not, only time can tell. But do not regret it whatever the outcome. Instead, learn from it and remember that you always have the chance to make better decisions in the future.

10 Habits You Must Quit to Be Happy

10 Habits You Must Quit to Be Happy
10 Habits You Must Quit to Be Happy
When you quit doing the wrong things, you make more room for the things that make you happy.  So starting today…

1.  Quit procrastinating on your goals.

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.  Action and change are often resisted when they're needed most.  Get a hold of yourself and have discipline.  Putting something off instantly makes it harder and scarier.  What we don't start today won't be finished by tomorrow.  And there's nothing more stressful than the perpetual lingering of an unfinished task.
The secret to getting ahead is simply getting started.  Starting, all by itself, is usually sufficient to build enough momentum to keep the ball rolling.  So forget about the finish line and just concentrate on taking your first step.  Say to yourself, "I choose to start this task with a small, imperfect step."  All those small steps will add up and you'll actually get to see changes fairly quickly.  Read Getting Things Done.

2.  Quit blaming others and making excuses.

Stop blaming others for what you have or don't have, or for what you feel or don't feel.  When you blame others for what you're going through, you deny responsibility and perpetuate the problem.  Stop giving your power away and start taking responsibility for your life.  Blaming is just another sorry excuse, and making excuses is the first step towards failure; you and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions.

3.  Quit trying to avoid change.

If nothing ever changed there would be no sunrise the next morning.  Most of us are comfortable where we are even though the whole universe is constantly changing around us.  Learning to accept this is vital to our happiness and general success.  Because only when we change, do we grow, and begin to see a world we never knew was possible.
And don't forget, however good or bad a situation is now, it will change.  That's the one thing you can count on.  So embrace it, and realize that change happens for a reason.  It won't always be easy or obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it.

4.  Quit trying to control the uncontrollable.

If you try to control everything, and then worry about the things you can't control, you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of frustration and misery.
Some forces are out of your control, but you can control how you react to things.  Everyone's life has positive and negative aspects – whether you're happy or not depends greatly on which aspects you focus on.  The best thing you can do is to let go of what you can't control, and invest your energy in the things you can – like your attitude.

5.  Quit talking down to yourself.

Nothing will bring you down quicker than berating yourself.  The mind is a superb instrument if used right, but when used incorrectly, it becomes very destructive.  Be aware of your mental self-talk.  We all talk silently to ourselves in our heads, but we aren't always conscious of what we're saying or how it's affecting us.
As Henry Ford once stated, "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right."  One of the major causes of why we fail is due to self-doubt and negative self-talk.  The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful.  Listen to your self-talk and replace negative thoughts with positive ones, over time you will change the trajectory of your life.  Read The How of Happiness.

6.  Quit criticizing others.

The negativity you bleed out toward others will gradually cripple your own happiness.  When you truly feel comfortable with your own imperfections, you won't feel threatened or offended by the imperfections you see in other people.
So stop worrying about the flaws you see in everyone else, and focus on yourself.  Let the constant growth and improvement in your own life keep you so busy that you have no time left to criticize others.

7.  Quit running from your problems and fears.

Trust me, if everyone threw their problems in a pile for you to see, you would grab yours back.  Tackle your problems and fears swiftly, don't run away from them.  The best solution is to face them head on no matter how powerful they may seem.
Fears, in particularly, stop you from taking chances and making decisions.  They keep you confined to just the small space where you feel completely comfortable.  But your life's story is simply the culmination of many small, unique experiences, many of which require you to stretch your comfort zone.  Letting your fears and worries control you is not 'living,' it's merely existing.
Bottom line:  Either you own your problems and fears, or they will ultimately own you.

8.  Quit living in another time and place.

Some people spend their entire lives trying to live in another time and place.  They lament about what has been, what they could have done, or what might become.  However, the past is gone, and the future doesn't exist.  No matter how much time we spend thinking and lamenting about either, it doesn't change anything.
One of life's sharpest paradoxes is that our brightest future hinges on our ability to pay attention to what we're doing right now, today.
We need to live more in the moment.  Living in the moment requires active, open, intentional awareness on the present.  Don't fantasize about being on vacation while at work, and don't worry about the work piling up on your desk when you're on vacation.  Live for now.  Notice the beauty unfolding around you.

9.  Quit trying to be someone you're not.

One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that's trying to make you like everyone else.  Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you.  Don't change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love you, and you'll love yourself more too.  The Road Less Traveled.

10.  Quit being ungrateful.

Not all the puzzle pieces of life will seem to fit together at first, but in time you'll realize they do, perfectly.  So thank the things that didn't work out, because they just made room for the things that will.  And thank the ones who walked away from you, because they just made room for the ones who won't.
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life.  Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.  Instead of thinking about what you're missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.
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