Vacation is extremely important especially if you are always busy with your day-to-day job and Steemit. But what are the benefits?
For me probably the biggest benefit of taking vacation is to maintain and improve familial relationships, spending time with my loved ones without stressing home environment.
Vacation supports your physical health as working stress can take a serious toll on your heart.
After returning from vacation you are likely to put more emphasis on your work.
Get your brains re-filled with new perspective by getting to know new cultures, countries and people.
Another important benefit of a vacation is that you won’t feel all the pressures and discouragement that you might have during work times.
One of the most influential books in my life has been The Art of Worldly Wisdom by the 17th century Spanish Jesuit Baltasar Gracian, which I must have read at least a dozen times. The book offers both a moral and a psychological blueprint for navigating the rocky shores of daily life. The 'advice' is presented in a somewhat obscure fashion and so makes for a highly interpretative read. For someone like me, who is generally drawn to the hard black-and white of things (e.g. Ayn Rand), Gracian yanks me out of my intellectual comfort zone.
At the half-way point in my life, I want to make a dramatic change in how I relate to the world. I will be sharing Gracian's aphorisms with Steemit readers, along with my reflections on what each one means to me...at least at this moment in time. Their meaning shifts depending on the perspective with which I approach them. And, yes, the posts themselves are a new page in how I relate to the world because they break with being private about my feelings and personal experiences
Do you feel trapped when dealing with a Narcissist Mother? Is it like your mind is blocked and you don’t know what to do? Then, this article is definitely for you.
Let’s go right into the matter. I would like to hand over some practical tips you can practice to save you personal integrity, along with your mental sanity and emotional wellbeing.
The first thing you have to remember is that you are not a victim of the circumstances. You have power and free will do set in motion the next stage of events.
The second thing you have to remember is that you have options. You have three options to choose from at any time to save your integrity and peace of mind. You are free to pick any of the three options that you see fit. Let’s see what those options are.
Having to suffer and endure a Narci
At least I wish I could say that I am at Machu Picchu, but that would be a lie.
I chose to become a freelance writer. Obviously, English is not my native language, so there are times when I am struggling big time, thinking if I should continue with my writing. I feel how my mind is spinning in a f-ing vortex right now.
My positive side indicates that I have some awesome thoughts and I have improved massively over the last couple of years, which is amazing. Somehow I am sure that I know how to tell things and I have things to tell. That said, my evil side, which only wants me to fail miserably in life, keeps attacking me with one massive statement,
Your English sucks and everyone can spot it, dear loser. And I know for sure that I can improve my English with time, but this thought just never leaves my head.
Now I realize that my self-doubt comes from the massive amount of information available
What is 'ethical honesty' you might ask. I believe for one to be able to live a mentally healthy and productive life, one has to be honest with themselves about their own ethics. Sets of ethics are subjective and unique to every single one of us. Adhering to our own ethics, is the only way we can reflect on our environment without our own body, our own selves turning against us. Part of the reason mental illness permeates our culture so much is becaus
Did you ever imagined how it will be when you could live 100s of years instead of the 80-90 years currently being the average age of women and men in most of the western world? Already in the 80s I was getting signals from the scientific community in our abilities (sometime in the future) to prolong human life with a good number of years.
Back then I was (and still am) fascinated about this!
I sometimes do this thought experiment / question with peers:
It so happend that in a particular period of my life I came to a necessity to visit psychotherapist. I was really confused about bad mood for no reason, bad sleeping and generaly loosing any interest to life. I was lucky (or unlucky?) that one of my friends recomended me a specialist. So I wrote him a message in sonial network (yep, I have problems when it comes to social interractions, and it becomes ever worse when I need to make a call. I even don't like talking to the closest people in my life, even with my husband by phone, but when it comes to unfamiliar people it turnes into disaster). Ans he made me an appointment the day after, which was great, cause if he didn't I could change my mind really quickly.
At the f
A summary and review of The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley.
Last week we discussed the lessons of wealth with old Babylonian scholars. If you hadn't gotten a chance to read it, here's the link, it's a nice easy read and distills the core lessons from the book: https://steemit.com/books/@okoth/how-to-get-rich
Today we're looking at modern day millionaires and their habits that make them so wealthy. First it's helpful to define our terms, what exactly is a millionaire. A millionaire is someone who's net worth/total assets exceeds $1,000,000. Sounds simple, but in today's political environment, it's important to point out that these aren't the Bezos, Buffets, or Gates of the world. According to a 2015 study, there's more millionaires in the U.S. than ever before and more than any other country.
So now we've defined our t
I was scrolling through my photos and found this somewhat magical shot. It was taken in Comuna 13, once the most dangerous Medellin's neighborhood. It is not a secret that locals used to be afraid to go out in the streets because they knew that a bullet can put them down any second. And sometimes, when I hear people complaining about not feeling free enough (whatever that means), I remember Comuna 13 and every single person who had to suffer the poverty and danger of getting killed.
What impresses me the most is the fact that locals found a way to fight their path to the freedom; they slowly, with some help from the government, wiped out most of the gangs out of the Comuna 13. Today, it is one of the most touristic places in Medellin and it represents hope. It reminds me that people cannot be suppressed forever. People are strong and they are prepared to fight with rocks against tanks. What fascinates
Flamingos are just gorgeous birds... in the photos. In reality, they are kind of messy and used to living in their own crap. I bet you know what I am talking about if you have ever seen one. They are not a beauty standard at all as long as they don't add some filters to their pink plumes. And that made me think.
People on social media are just like flamingos. We see all the beautiful photos on Instagram of our friends, relatives, and random stars of the internet.
So nice, comment the other people. Sadly, all the crap stays behind the scenes. Things just look better that way. Or am I wrong? And those flamingo-people are the reason why many people feel more insecure with every passing day. Paradoxically, those insecurities only lead to becoming one fake flamingo.
When we stop taking pictures of flamingos, they go back to their crap. When human-flamingo stop taking pictures of themselves,
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Why do we dream…
To be honest with you.., NOBODY KNOWS!
End of post.., thank you very much.
No seriously.., nobody knows why we dream… There are all kinds of theories, but a definitive answer, as to why we actually dream, has alluded us. One of the earliest theories was developed by Aristotle and Plato (that long ago).., and their theory was that; people dream as a way of acting out unconscious desires, in a safe setting.., because if we were to do so in the real world, it may be considered unacceptable or even harmful to ones health or mortality.
And right up until present day, with all of the understanding we have of so many things, all the technology.., we still have no idea wh
Free choice. Is it free? If it is, how free is it? How much control do we have over the choices we make and how much influence do others hold over our decisions. The line is fuzzy at best. We make our decisions on the best information we have but what happens when our information is poor or when it has been compromised, subverted by powers with their own agenda?
Most of us think that when we are sitting at our keyboard we are in control. We choose our path of inquiry and play. Keyboard warriors that Mad Max our way through the apocalyptic jungle that is the internet. We gather information and use it to learn what is correct and make the decisions that guide our actions. No one can trap us, we have seen it all and here we are, free.
The internet promised freedom. It promised connection. It promised opportunity. And it delivered. Just not to the average user. For the marketers, the governments, the media a
Boredom has gotten a bad rep.
All my life, I've looked at it as something
negative. This week, my perception shifted.
I was visiting family in my hometown and accompanied my mom to a meditation and discussion session at the Shambhala center. It was excellent. So I went the next week as well. And in the discussion group, an article was read that contained a small nugget of wisdom that created quite a powerful mindshift in me. Namely, that boredom can serve amazingly.
When discussion time came, I shared my ah-ha, and the lady leading the group proceeded to talk about the concept of 'hot' versus 'cold' boredom - 'hot' being that usual boredom people most think of when lacking stimulation/excitement, 'cold' boredom being significantly more useful as an exhaustion of attachment to that which no longer serves us.
Boredom with our neuroses. Boredom with old habits. Boredom with our own bullshit.
Where are our preferences and impressions formed, are our feelings ours, can we truly take another's perspective, is there an alternative? What we really know and why to take the journey for answers.
Get on the scale
As we travel along our journey, our experiences, training, parents, friends, media, governments and thoughts come together to create a scale rating system. Most times, this scale is created passively as our mental systems manage and compile information in the background into a rulebook that then dictates our impressions of the world around us.
To evaluate something we compare it against our personal reference scale to tell us what sounds, looks, feels, smells and tastes and weigh it as good, bad and everything in between. But, these scales are built to appraise more than just our physical senses. We develop these for psychological and emotional exper
A computer may store and process information through its hardware but it is only beneficial if it is outputted in a useful form. An interface allows a user to see, access and interact with information stored in non-visible areas. This is effective as long as the interface feeds information accurately and coherently in both directions. When translation errors, bugs in the system and compatibility issues plague an interface, the objectives of both the user and the system become inefficient and quality degrades. This all comes down to communication or a lack there of.
Everybody has two sets of skills. Hard and soft. Basically, hard skills are quantifiable and soft skills are more subjective. Most spend a lot of time developing one side but have a tendency to neglect the other. Since the majority of people, education systems and cultures invest in hard skill development, we will start wit
Is the world a computer simulation? And, if it is a simulation, how many simulations have been constructed within these simulations? This is the question posed by the movie World on a Wire (Original title: Welt Am Draht – 1973).
The movie tells the story of Frank Stiller, a computer programmer of virtual realities, who begins to suspect that he, himself, is actually living in a simulated world.
World on a Wire had somehow escaped my awareness until yesterday, when I watched it delight and bewilderment. I now believe it's a movie that ranks alongside The Matrix in its provocative, deep and philosophical exploration of the nature of our reality and our relationships with the unknown. I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before. I have @yoganarchista to thank for mentioning it in a conversation in Berlin.
World on a Wire was directed by Rainer
While writing, I am smiling. Like the title said: dreams can come true. I just want to share my story in short version, but I hope it motivates others to just follow you dreams.
So, I worked 12 years in health care, mainly in psychiatric wards as sociotherapist, but also as psychologist in double diagnoses clinics. When the government decided to cut off the healthcare budget, we had to do the job quicker. Because this made me feel like a robot, I got a bit frustrated and a plan to maybe start my own bussiness started to grow inside my head. A few years later, as in, 6 months ago I decided to quit my job. My friends and family didn;t understand, because I was a hard worker and did not had another job to start with. But in my mind I was creating it.. So, I started typing and it became a bussinessplan. I found a partner who loved my idea. She also did quit her job and helped me with the rest. Now, 6 months later I am a proud co-owner of Aemosa. The first clients have already arrived!
So! Please, just do what
This is a transitional level. On the green level of spiritual development, we are freed from the power of our EGO and this opens us the way to know God and our own soul.
On the green level of spiritual development, we begin to be guided in our manifestations by such concepts as humility, acceptance, destiny.
Social games cease to have for us the importance that we attached to them at the yellow level of spiritual development. Status, prestige, competition seem to be unimportant, not deserving our attention and our efforts. There comes an understanding that there is no other authority over us, except the power of the Higher Powers. But this does not mean at all that we become religious, because religion is also a social phenomenon