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The Lost Generation By Jonathan Reed

The Lost Generation
Written By Jonathan Reed


I am part of a lost generation
And I refuse to believe that
I can change the world
I realize this may be a shock but
Happiness comes from within.
is a lie, and
Money will make me happy.
So in 30 years I will tell my children
they are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priorities straight because
work
is more important than
family
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stayed together
but this will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
30 years from now, I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope.

And all of this will come true unless we choose to
REVERSE IT…

Tthe 2nd part of the poem is identical only reversed)

Video created by Lo (Enigmaress)  
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‘Lost Generation’ written by Jonathan Reed is a PALINDROME.

A palindrome is a word or sentence that is the same spelled forward or backward: more info here For example, take a look at the following sentence: “Madam, I’m Adam”

If you omit the punctuation, you can see that the letters spell the same thing forward and backward. Another example is Napoleon’s famous palindrome: “Able was I ere I saw Elba”

There are lots of words that are palindromes including: dad, deified, kayak, mom, repaper, reviver, rotator, and radar.
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The amount of energy and effort that one invests into altering their reality takes an equal amount of time and energy (both positive and negative alike)… every decision you make and all the change you intend counts, its all in the CHOICES we (you) make in life.

Peace & Blessings,
Lo (Enigmaress)

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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Art And Creativity

 

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Do It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments By Dr. Kent M. Keith

‘Do It Anyway’
The Paradoxical Commandments
By Dr. Kent M. Keith
(Made Famous by Mother Theresa)

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas,
Can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and Spirit.
It was never between you and them anyway


© 1968, 2001 Kent M. Keith

Peace & Blessings
Lo (Enigmaress)

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Spirituality And Growth

 

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The 10 Rules For Being Human

‘The 10 Rules For Being Human’
From The Book ‘If Life Is A Game: These Are The Rules’
By Cherie Carter-Scott

Rule 1: You will receive a body.

Whether you love it or hate it, it’s yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what’s inside.

Rule 2: You will be presented with lessons.

Life is a constant learning experience, which every day provides opportunities for you to learn more. These lessons specific to you, and learning them ‘is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life’.

Rule 3: There are no mistakes, only lessons.

Your development towards wisdom is a process of experimentation, trial and error, so it’s inevitable things will not always go to plan or turn out how you’d want. Compassion is the remedy for harsh judgement – of ourselves and others. Forgiveness is not only divine – it’s also ‘the act of erasing an emotional debt’. Behaving ethically, with integrity, and with humour – especially the ability to laugh at yourself and your own mishaps – are central to the perspective that ‘mistakes’ are simply lessons we must learn.

Rule 4: The lesson is repeated until learned.

What manifest as problems and challenges, irritations and frustrations are more lessons – they will repeat until you see them as such and learn from them. Your own awareness and your ability to change are requisites of executing this rule. Also fundamental is the acceptance that you are not a victim of fate or circumstance – ‘causality’ must be acknowledged; that is to say: things happen to you because of how you are and what you do. To blame anyone or anything else for your misfortunes is an escape and a denial; you yourself are responsible for you, and what happens to you. Patience is required – change doesn’t happen overnight, so give change time to happen.

Rule 5: Learning does not end.

While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Surrender to the ‘rhythm of life’, don’t struggle against it. Commit to the process of constant learning and change – be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt from what you may be accustomed to, because rigidity will deny you the freedom of new possibilities.

Rule 6: “There” is no better than “Here”.

The other side of the hill may be greener than your own, but being there is not the key to endless happiness. Be grateful for and enjoy what you have, and where you are on your journey. Appreciate the abundance of what’s good in your life, rather than measure and amass things that do not actually lead to happiness. Living in the present helps you attain peace.

Rule 7: Others are only mirrors of you.

You love or hate something about another person according to what love or hate about yourself. Be tolerant; accept others as they are, and strive for clarity of self-awareness; strive to truly understand and have an objective perception of your own self, your thoughts and feelings. Negative experiences are opportunities to heal the wounds that you carry. Support others, and by doing so you support yourself. Where you are unable to support others it is a sign that you are not adequately attending to your own needs.

Rule 8: What you make of your life is up to you.

You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. Take responsibility for yourself. Learn to let go when you cannot change things. Don’t get angry about things – bitter memories clutter your mind. Courage resides in all of us – use it when you need to do what’s right for you. We all possess a strong natural power and adventurous spirit, which you should draw on to embrace what lies ahead.

Rule 9: Your answers lie inside of you.

Trust your instincts and your innermost feelings, whether you hear them as a little voice or a flash of inspiration. Listen to feelings as well as sounds. Look, listen, and trust. Draw on your natural inspiration.

Rule 10: You will forget all this at birth.

We are all born with all of these capabilities – our early experiences lead us into a physical world, away from our spiritual selves, so that we become doubtful, cynical and lacking belief and confidence. The ten Rules are not commandments, they are universal truths that apply to us all. When you lose your way, call upon them. Have faith in the strength of your spirit. Aspire to be wise – wisdom the ultimate path of your life, and it knows no limits other than those you impose on yourself.

Peace & Blessings,
Lo (Enigmaress)

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Spirituality And Growth

 

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Awaken The Mother Mind (The Divine Feminine) By Credo Mutwa

Awaken The Mother Mind (The Divine Feminine)

By Credo Mutwa (A Zulu Sangoma and High Sanusi)

Mother Mind = The Divine Feminine 
Warrior Mind = The Divine Masculine

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Credo’s (video) Script:

Awaken the mother mind within every one of you human beings.
Our people believe that every human being, male or female has got two minds:
1. The Mother mind
2. The Warrior mind.

The warrior mind (left- brain) looks at things logically. The warrior mind sees 2+2 =4

But the mother mind (right- brain) says nothing of that kind. The mother mind… I don’t know how can I explain this. The mother mind does not think in a line way as warriors do. The Mother mind thinks sideways, sideways and upward and downward.

We must awaken the mother mind within us. We must feel what is going on in the world. We mustn’t just listen to newspapers. We must ourselves, feel..

It is said by the Zulu people, that women think in their pelvic area where children grow and are born… we must think that way.

We must no longer look at a tree, but must see a living entity like me in that tree. I must no longer look at a stone, but I must see the future lying dormant in that stone. What minerals are there?

That’s all.
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About Credo Mutwa:
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, born on 21 July 1921 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is a Zulu Sangoma (traditional healer) and High Sanusi. He is well known and respected for his work in nature conservation, and as an author of ground breaking books on African mythology and spiritual beliefs. Some of his work has led to him being seen as an outcast by fellow Sangoma’s or traditional healers, and even the larger African community in South Africa.

To Read More About Credo Mutwa: CLICK HERE

Peace & Blessings

Lo (Enigmaress)

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2011 in Spirituality And Growth

 

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Submission (Part 1) Written By Ayaan Hirsi & Directed By Theo van Gogh

Submission (Part 1) Written By Ayaan Hirsi & Directed By Theo van Gogh

Well…

‘Submission’ Part 2 never happened because the person who directed this film (Theo Van Gogh) was murdered in public and a letter was pinned to his chest by use of a dagger. The creation and expression of this video costed him his life. Ironically, the act of violence and murder of Theo Van Gogh and the death threats against Ayaan Hirsi Ali gave this film exposure all around the globe.

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About The Short Film: Submission (Part 1)
The short film’s title ‘Submission’ is a direct translation of the word “Islam”  Submission is a 10 minute film in English written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and directed by Theo van Gogh. The short film was broadcasted in August 29, 2004.

Synopsis:

The film tells the story of 4 fictional characters played by a single actress wearing a veil, but clad in a see-through chador, her naked body painted with verses from the Koran.

The characters are Muslim women who have been abused in various ways. The film contains monologues of these women and dramatically highlights three verses of the Quran (4:34 2:222 and 24:2) that authorize mistreatment of women, by showing them painted on women’s bodies.

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On November 2, 2004, Theo van Gogh was assassinated in public by Mohammed Bouyeri, Moroccan muslim with a dutch passport. A letter stabbed through and affixed to the body by a dagger, linked the murder to Van Gogh’s film and his views regarding Islam.

After the murder of Theo van Gogh, Submission gained international fame.

About Ayaan Hirsi Ali:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali born 13 November 1969 in Somalia. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Dutch feminist, writer, and politician. (a former member of the Dutch House of Representatives for the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy).

She is the estranged daughter of the Somali scholar, politician, and revolutionary opposition leader Hirsi Magan Isse. She is a prominent critic of Islam, and her screenplay for Theo Van Gogh’s movie Submission led to death of Theo van Gogh.

When she was 8 her family left Somalia for Saudi Arabia, then Ethiopia & eventually settled in Kenya. She sought and obtained political asylum in the Netherlands in 1992 under circumstances that later became the center of a political controversy. In 2003 she was elected a member of the House of Representatives (the lower house of the Dutch parliament), representing the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

In 2005, she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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Lo’s Personal Thoughts on Submission (Part 1):

(Video originally Uploaded by  on Oct 16, 2009: HERE)

I shared this beautiful short film because to me, it shows an example of the DEVOLUTION OF THE SACRED FEMININE SANCTITY (and its NOT directed at any particular group/person). We can all agree to disagree but I will not tolerate silly arguments, I love to read them though 🙂

Humans (across the world, regardless of their different cultural practices, beliefs, religion, race, sex, socioeconomic status etc) tend to deliberately commit atrocious acts that go against human rights & find a way to justify their actions by placing the blame on some “HIGHER SOURCE”… stop with the ignorance!

Please read through the responses before you attack each other over deeply programmed (insane) beliefs. Also, please learn to tolerate each others differences and BE LOVE. Humans are so quick to find some reason just to always hurt one another via polarized opinions and fictitious beliefs because everyone is so addicted to the never ending ‘the dark ecstasy’ conditioning of this planet.  What exactly is everyone defending and fighting for anyway?? Sigh…

Peace & Blessings
Lo (Enigmaress)

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2011 in Spirituality And Growth

 

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Man Does Not Listen Vey Well…

Prologue: ‘Lady In The Water’ (2006):


PROLOGUE:

Once, man and those in the water were linked. They inspired us. They spoke of the future. Man listened and it became real.

But man does not listen very well. Man’s need to own everything led him deeper into land. The magic world of the ones that lived in the ocean… and the world of men… separated.

Through the centuries, their world and all the inhabitants of it… stopped trying. The world of man became more violent. War upon war played out, as there were no guides to listen to.

Now those in the water are trying again… trying to reach us. A handful of their precious young ones have been sent into the world of man. They are brought in the dead of night… to where man lives. They need only be glimpsed… and the awakening of man will happen.

But their enemies roam the land. There are laws that are meant to keep the young ones safe… but they are sent at great risk to their lives. Many… do not return. Yet still they try… try to help man.

But man has forgotten how to listen… 

Directed By M. Night Shyamalan
‘Prologue’ Composed By James Newton Howard

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Spirituality And Growth

 

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