Dolled Up

Dolled Up

In that small screen, I want to look the prettiest. But I’m still hiding these feelings in my heart.

– Jihyo

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Don’t Let Your Story Book Relationship Turn Into a Category 3-Type Hurricane

Don’t Let Your Story Book Relationship Turn Into a Category 3-Type Hurricane

You have been in a wonderful love relationship for sometime now. It is everything you always wanted. You two are very close. Your partner has been warm and loving. There have been no real problems. You have pretty much agreed on everything. A break up is the farthest thing from your thoughts.

The love-making has been great; extremely satisfying. You do so many things together as a couple. All of your friends and family envy your love and relationship. Except for a very few minor ups and downs, everything has been going in an almost story book fashion.

You cannot do enough for each other. You give each other the space you need. You each have your own friends and mutual friends that you spend time with.  Even after all this time together, you find each other desirable and enjoy each others company. 

There is a sense of calm and security that you have been feeling. You have been basking in the glow of the sunny side of love. It is like a dream. It looks like your story book relationship will last forever.  You are content.

Until now, that is!

What happened all of a sudden? Hurricane Season has hit with no warning!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the federal agency that focuses on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere tells us that the Atlantic hurricane season lasts about 6 months. However, it seems like this unnamed storm in your personal life is about to put an end to your relationship.

We all know the catastrophic damage hurricanes can do. Winds can exceed 155 miles per hour, spawn tornadoes and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall and flying objects.

Hurricanes are classified into five categories based on their wind speed, central pressure, and damage potential. Category 3 hurricanes are considered major hurricanes causing major damage.

That’s what you relationship seems to be getting to. You and your partner have started arguments that last way longer than necessary. It seems like a tornado has hit. The damage from the flying angry words and the mistrust is about to cause extensive injury.  It looks like you could break up.

You have got to do something to make up before it is too late. This storm has been brewing for several weeks or maybe even months. You just did not notice the warning signs. You do not want to break up.

You cannot stop the destruction of a hurricane.  However, with care and consideration, you can stop major damage in your relationship if you are willing to take the time to find the cause and the effort it takes to make up and put it back together.

Angela Baden (and Jamie Gray) are ecommerce entrepreneurs with a great many interests. Their focus now is on helping couples maintain a healthy loving relationship that lasts 4 ever. See more on the blog. http://makingup4ever.com

Living Buddha, Living Christ – Awesome Book Regarding Unity

Living Buddha, Living Christ – Awesome Book Regarding Unity

This is a wonderful book by Thich Nhat Hanh. His perception of Buddhism and Christianity is right on point. I really like his philosophy regarding, religion, recognition of faiths, and integration of faiths. Living Buddha, Living Christ, comes alive while reading these excellent words on its pages. One is able to feel the “spirit” or in other words the “breath” flowing in a natural manner while being mindful over the words being read.

This awesome book has ten chapters and a wonderful glossary of term at the end. However, one would miss a whole lot of vital information if the Introduction is not read. Listen to these words found in the introduction regarding knowing oneself:

“So while you accompany me, although you do not yet understand it, you have already come to know, and you will be called ‘the one who knows himself.’ For whoever has not known himself knows nothing, but he who has known himself has already understood the depth of all things.”

This is such an awesome beginning for a book of this nature and for one to read and understand the concepts and principles being presented.

Chapter One addresses the lessons regarding to Be Still And Know. The section on “Interbeing” states:

“In the Psalms, it says, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ ‘Be still’ means to become peaceful and concentrated. The Buddhist term is samatha (stopping, calming, concentrating). ‘Know’ means to acquire wisdom, insight, or understanding. The Buddhist term is vipasyana (insight, or looking deeply). ‘Looking deeply’ means observing something or someone with so much concentration that the distinction between observer and observed disappears.”

Naturally, one is able to see that this text not only spells things out progressively. It is also based on teaching the basic foundation for understanding.

Chapter Three covers The First Supper. While we eat we must realize that our food is a gift from God and we must be thankful for every meal. Hanh states, “To eat a piece of bread or a bowl of rice mindfully and see that every morsel is a gift of the whole universe is to live deeply.” This is really a religious experience for many and is like unto the priest giving the body of Christ to communicants.

This awesome book is full of wonderful words for the mind, body and soul. Chapter Ten regarding Faith And Practice will move the mind to another level of realization. Meditate on these words for a while from Hahn:

“The living the Dharma is the way embedded by Buddha, bodhisattvas, and all who practice it…’The Sangha is comprised of the four pairs and the eight types who are worthy of offering, hospitality, gifts, and salutations, unsurpassable fields of merit in the world.’ All Buddhists practice taking refuge in the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Doing so brings the feeling of calm, solidarity, and comfort, and nourishes faith.”

These are just wonderful word of upliftment that enlightens the soul and allows for greater understanding and realization of who we are and where we are.

The text ends with the position of Real Dialogue Brings Tolerance. Hanh’s words regarding, “The fact that the absence of true experience brings forth intolerance and a lack of understanding” is right on point. One is truly unaware of the greatness that exists in another person where there is a lack of dialogue and understanding. When the ego comes into the picture, a delusionary state of consciousness take place and all sense of reality in a positive state of mind are lost. One is then blinded by the dust he or she has created.

One has to read this book to get the full picture and to become rooted in the faiths articulated by Hanh. It’s an awesome boom to read and meditate on for a lifetime. The knowledge to be gained from this text is invaluable.

One may obtain more information about Thich Nhat Hanh the author at the following website: http://www.plumvillage.org/

Submitted by “Epulaeryu Master.” 

Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the co-author of two poetry books, A Trilogy of Poetry, Prose and Thoughts for the Mind, Body and Soul, and Trilogy Moments for the Mind, Body and Soul. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the World Haiku Association; Milwaukee Area Technical College, Phoenix Magazine; and Taj Mahal Review. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Arkansas, USA, and is an adjunct faculty at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He has completed over twenty years of service with the U.S. Army.

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Online Book Stores ? One Stop Shop for Time-Starved Book-Lovers

Online Book Stores ? One Stop Shop for Time-Starved Book-Lovers

“Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.”

Through this quote, Jim Rohn very easily explained the importance of a book in our lives. Be it a fiction book or a business book, each book has the power to teach readers a lesson that is otherwise not possible. The crucial role of a teacher that books play makes them an indispensable part or our lives and one should always make an effort to stay in close proximity with them. But, hectic work schedules do not allow readers to visit traditional libraries and read their favorite books in peace. In such a situation, online book stores come as a savior for book lovers.

These book stores on Internet maintain huge stocks of books so that readers can purchase the book of their choice at the comforts of their home, office or anywhere they want.  Well, comfort is just one factor that made these stores popular among book lovers and there are many more benefits that can be availed by shopping for books online.

Access to Latest Releases

The book stores on the Internet update their collections regularly with latest releases so that the curious readers can grab their copy without waiting much. So, the next time you want to buy a new book do not wait and simply visit one of the book stores on Internet to buy a book in just a few seconds.

Proper Categorization of Books

Finding one book out of those huge heaps is a daunting task. But, when the books are categorized on the basis of author, category (fiction, art, business etc.), price, release date, and language; one can zero down at the desired book in just a few mouse clicks. The better a book store, the better categorization and collection of the books is available for perusal of visitors. So, book readers should spend time to conduct a judicious search for the best book stores on Internet.

Special Discounts

One reason that allures readers from different parts of the world towards online stores is heavy discount on print price of the book. These days, most of the online stores offer the facility of free shipping on books and you can get the books delivered at your doorstep in no time.

So, next time if you are running short of time and want to grab the latest book from your favorite author, stop waiting and place your order online.

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This is an illustration from a CALI Lesson by Eric Molinsky. www.cali.org/lesson/842 www.cali.org/lessons/1120 CALI Lessons are interactive study materials that most law students can access for free. See cali.org to learn more.

Posted by cali.org on 2011-08-19 17:33:42

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63/365 – Souvenirs, souvenirs

63/365 - Souvenirs, souvenirs

A picture postcard
A folded stub
A program of the play
File away your photographs
Of your holiday
And your mementos
Will turn to dust
But that’s the price you pay
For every year’s a souvenir
That slowly fades away
Every year’s a souvenir
That slowly fades away
-Billy Joel-

The charm of vintage biscuit tins… After you’ve emptied it from its original content you can fill it with various items and keepsakes… only to forget about it for a while. Until the day you feel very brave and decide to dust and sort your drawers and closets. You dig out the tin box, open it, squat on the floor… and off you go for a time travel…
That’s the idea of this cool website, Biscuit Tin. Check it out and rediscover your own photos stored on Flickr, and, most all, the story behind them.

Posted by chando* on 2009-03-04 19:54:19

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“Neuromancer ” by William Gibson. London: Gollancz, 1984. First British & first hardcover edition

"Neuromancer" is a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre and the first winner of the science-fiction "triple crown" — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. It was Gibson’s debut novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy. The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack. [Summary from Wikipedia]

Posted by lhboudreau on 2015-07-27 15:39:54

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Messy stitch of a messy desk

Messy stitch of a messy desk

My workplace, quickly rendered. I’ll probably create a fuller-frame version sometime soon, but for now, click on the multitude of deskcrap to learn more.

Posted by FezzusAustralis on 2006-08-10 03:53:22

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