Your Soul Food for Friday, August 26th: Don’t Believe Everything You THINK!

Happy Soul Food Friday!

“Let one who would enjoy a good future waste none of their present.”
– Roger Babson

People have personalities & Companies, and Countries have cultures

Our shared beliefs, values, mores and memes shape how we see and experience the world, suggesting that while we think the world is out there, and the mind is in here, it is actually the opposite! The world is within, and one of our making and the mind is out there shaped and influenced by our social systems.

How hard it is to own your mind…
Don’t believe everything you THINK!

This week’s submissions reveal some of our social conditioning/hypnosis and invite us, in Bob Marley’s words -in my opinion still a bigger legend than Usain Bolt- to “emancipate yourself from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our minds”.

If I have been “down so long it looks like up to me”, I am liable to make poor decisions and behave into personal, professional and even political decisions that may not be in my/our best interest…

This week:

Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid”
http://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_the_case_for_emotional_hygiene?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tedspread

Of Airports, Kit Kats and Brainlessness:
A great story with a surprise ending!
http://www.stevefarber.com/blog/2012/02/23/of-airports-kit-kats-and-brainlessness/

Who Controls Your Moods?
When you are with positive, supportive, and loving people, you feel happier and more content, and you live longer.

This is not only intuitively true but research has demonstrated it again and again…
http://www.amenclinics.com/blog/who-controls-your-moods/

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our minds”:
Bob Marley- Redemption song

INNER PEACE:
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones
are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without alcohol,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
Then You Are Probably The Family Dog!

And you thought I was going to get all spiritual on you…

Thanks, this week go to Alexis C, Steve F, Daniel A, Bob M & Larry H.

Pay it forward!

Love,
Neville

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” ~ Hafiz

 

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