I finally got to read a report about products that may have pig in them. There is no specific legislation for domestic organic food standardisation and labelling at the state or federal level as there is in the USA and the EU". Also, recent studies show that consuming 25 percent of calories from fructose or HFCS which is about half fructose leads to more visceral deep belly fat or liver fat. Caffeine also keeps many people from sleeping, causes jitteriness, and affects calcium metabolism. Lastly, it means consciously responding to situations instead of overreacting to them or being overwhelmed by them.
These labels include information like brand name, class and type designation, and alcohol content. Packaging may have labeling attached to or integral with the package. These may carry pricing, barcodes, UPC identification, usage guidance, addresses, advertising, recipes, and so on. They also may be used to help resist or indicate tampering or pilferage.
In industrial or military environments, asset labeling is used to clearly identify assets for maintenance and operational purposes. Such labels are frequently made of engraved Traffolyte or a similar material. Printed labels are an alternative to woven labels. Some upholstered furniture and mattresses have labels that are required by law, describing the contents of the stuffing.
Textiles containing pesticides as an ingredient may also require government approval and compulsory labeling. In the USA, for example, labels have to state the pesticide registration number, statement of ingredients, storage and disposal information, and the following statement: A label including a company name or identification number and a material content list may also be required.
Mailing labels identify the addressee, the sender and any other information which may be useful in transit. Many software packages such as word processor and contact manager programs produce standardized mailing labels from a data set that comply with postal standards. These labels may also include routing barcodes and special handling requirements to expedite delivery. Label "stock" is the carrier which is commonly coated on one side with adhesive and printed on the other, and can be:.
The stock type will affect the types of ink that will print well on them. Corona treating or flame treating some plastics makes them more receptive to inks, coatings, and other substrates by reducing surface tension and improving overall adhesion of the plastics. Pressure-sensitive label adhesives are commonly made from water-based acrylic adhesives, with a smaller volume made using solvent-based adhesives and hotmelt adhesives. The most common adhesive types are:.
Labels may be supplied separately or on a roll or sheet. Many labels are pre-printed by the manufacturer. Others have printing applied manually or automatically at the time of application.
Specialized high speed label printer applicators may be used to apply labels to packages; these and other methods may be subject to recognized standards. This is sometimes before application and sometimes after. Labels are often difficult to peel and apply. A label dispenser can speed up this task. Aspects such as legibility, literacy and interpretation come into play for users of labels, and label writers therefore need some degree of professional writing skill.
Criticism of label readability is not uncommon; for example, Canadian researchers found that medicine labels did not consistently follow legibility guidelines.
Or, lastly, think of our economic system, which is forcing us to work as wage slaves just so we can merely feed ourselves and sleep under a roof. A Turn Back to Simplicity. So how can we design a life that is less complicated and more meaningful?
Because during the course of our lives most of us have lost touch with our true needs and wants. Ten Psychological Behavior Tips That Can Make Your Life Easier This has resulted in a lack of inner fulfillment, out of which arises a desperate effort to fill our psychological void with physical, mental and emotional clutter, which, instead of making us feel better, actually makes us feel much worse.
It consists of easy yet empowering tips and practices that you can apply in your everyday life in order to reap the incredible benefits of a minimalist lifestyle. Are you ready to dive into it? On the contrary, those objects are only standing in their way, distracting their attention and preventing them from finding calm, clarity and focus. Some of them even need regular maintenance, and hence require money, time and energy to be spent - or, to be more precise, wasted - on them.
Have a look at your possessions and ask yourself: Do I really need ALL of them? They can only provide us with momentary gratification that quite soon vanishes into thin air, leading us in an even worse psychological state than before.
In the day and age of Instagram, so many people are having terrific self-esteem issues. As they are, they feel like crap, and they try their best to imitate those they are jealous of, in a desperate effort to feel better about themselves. Yet no matter how much they try, they always fail. That means you need to stop comparing yourself to others and embrace yourself for who you are, with all your flaws and imperfections.
Appreciate the beauty of nature. Appreciate the joy of tasting food. Appreciate the heart-to-heart bonding between you and your loved ones. Was checking your email the first thing you did this morning?
Or was it perhaps scrolling through your social media feed? Or maybe having a look at your favorite news sites for updates? In fact, nowadays most people are constantly fixated on an electronic screen, wasting hours upon hours everyday being carried away by a constant flood of information. They endlessly jump from one social media network to the other, from this article to that, from one picture to the next. Close as many tabs you can. Check your emails up to two times a day, filter and process them immediately, and clear out your inbox.
Pick a handful of good sources and check them only once a day. Set some hours offline each day. Every person - including you - is a social being with an emotional need to connect with other people. We all deep down want to be heard, understood, and embraced for who we are.
Loving others and feeling loved by them is what brings meaning and fulfillment to our lives more than anythings else. Put your mobile phone aside for a while and take the time to look at someone in the eye, listen to their story, and open your heart to them.
The Trap Of Romantic Love. From now on, be sure to avoid uttering lies, and instead voice your sincere thoughts as well as express your feelings. Do One Thing at a Time. Minimalist living in essence means focused living, and focused living means making the most out of each and every moment.
Here are some examples: We are jumping between tasks in a browser. We are lost in our thoughts when others are talking to us. We are thinking of what thing to do next before finishing the current thing. In order to be able to enjoy your life, you first and foremost need to be in good health. Rather, they usually act like this either out of ignorance or because the stress of everyday life has led them to make poor lifestyle choices.
But one thing is certain: How To Become A Freethinker: For example, if you feel like moving, move. If, on the other hand, you feel tired, stop moving your body to recharge your batteries. By starting to pay more attention to it, we can re-connect with it and allow it to lead us to a healthier and more fulfilling life. People usually have a big number of goals they want to achieve, and often they are even opposing to each other.
One day they want this thing, the next day another, and the next still another. No wonder they usually end up achieving nothing but complicating their lives. A life that is simple has a clear purpose. Whatever they are, be sure to make them your top priority. Lastly yet perhaps most importantly, minimalist living requires a calm and undisturbed mind - that is, a mind that is free of conflicting thoughts and in tune with the present moment. To be able to regain a peaceful state of consciousness, you need to develop mindfulness.
It also means observing your thoughts and feelings without judging, resisting or feeding them. Lastly, it means consciously responding to situations instead of overreacting to them or being overwhelmed by them. Every single person can develop mindfulness, and there are many ways one can do so. When, however, you feel that your mind has carried you away, make sure that you return your attention to your breath and continue your practice. Mindfulness is an ancient practice that is now backed up by science.
His comments first emerged on Verge. No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth. Bad actors can now manipulate large swaths of people to do anything they want. We curate our lives around this perceived sense of perfection because we get rewarded in these short-term signals hearts, likes, thumbs ups and we conflate that with value and we conflate that with truth. Palihapitiya is not the only Facebook executive who has expressed belated insight into the consequences of the work they did at Facebook years ago.
His comments are part of an ongoing debate about the seemingly unlimited power and reach of social media. Palihapitiya said it was unintentional, yet here Parker admits they all knew what they were doing — hook customer engagement through regular dopamine spurts. The Truth About the Facebook Scandal. These two executives echo the feelings expressed some time ago by Google, Twitter and Facebook software engineers who helped make technology so addictive, announcing that they are disconnecting themselves from the internet.
The Clouds are Gathering. Social media companies have been in the dog box since it has become clear that their reach stretches as far as influencing political outcomes like the US presidential election and Brexit, through facilitating the spread of fake news, conspiracies and propaganda, effectively taking over the minds of an unsuspecting Facebook audience.
Thing is, in a closed country like Myanmar, Facebook is the source of news. Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. In , the internet celebrates its thirtieth birthday. What was once an open portal for communication and sharing information, the internet has slowly become a totalitarian hub of thought control. Helpful information and contrarian viewpoints are a threat to specific authority figures and industries, and tech giants have the power to police this.
These videos teach critical thinking and self-reliance; the content penetrates the fragile philosophies and groupthink that pervades big tech culture. Strong people like Michelle Malkin have fought back against repeated censorship tactics.
Berners-Lee is now working to make internet free, open, and affordable to more people around the world while advocating for decentralization of thought and information. The web cannot welcome innovation and the free flow of ideas if a handful of tech giants have the power to control which ideas and opinions are shared. How can small, innovative online stores and bloggers get their products and message out if the most powerful players in the industry dominate what people see online?
There must be a new incentive that changes the way platforms operate. This incentive should stop tech giants from suppressing any competition or dissent. It should not give them more power to police content. Regulations that empower the tech giants will only embolden the problem. Google now blatantly buying off journalists to steal elections, as YouTube terminates conservative channels before the midterms.
Social circles, generally speaking, are just one aspect but they often affect us to drastic degrees. Sometimes these coincide with our need for a sense of purpose, but often what ultimately drives our heart can alienate us from previous surroundings as we progress through life. But this has always been the case in my life, with each new paradigm dissolution or correction, as many have experienced.
Going through what appears to be loneliness in taking a new direction and leaving the old life behind is a precious opportunity.
Religions are a great example, how a system with the stated intention to liberate and empower actually becomes a highly controlled diversion from real truth, giving the illusion of freedom. How we allow these encrusted, paralytic structures to do what they do is a massive subject, but we essentially draw these upon ourselves as a personal extension of our own lack of awareness of ourselves.
We can be free, and are, at any and all given times, yet we succumb to external control for a wide variety of reasons. This can be largely driven by fear of scarcity — being without our basic needs for food, shelter and community. The amazing and wondrous truth underlying any social system is that any and all control mechanisms can be easily thrown off in a heartbeat by not falling for the illusion of fear.
Fear is another huge subject as it permeates so many of our mental and emotional mechanisms and eludes recognition for what it is, being so deeply woven into the lower vibrational human fabric and our fascination for it which can lure us in without our realizing it.
Are You a True Outcast? If so, treasure it. In fact cherish it. In fact, just about everything we experience in this realm of limitation is a potential trap, no matter how innocuous anything may seem. Anything that limits or even hints at conditions and restrictions, watch out. We draw these conditions upon our unawakened selves.
Layers upon layers of them. A whole new world will open up to you. The seeming loss of old, restricting and conditional acquaintances and surroundings is a small price to pay to explore the boundless nature of existence.
It depends on where your head and heart are at and what your priorities are. Fear of many things, most of which are intensely reinforced by this group agreement called society. And fear is all based on lies, complete lies. New Research Shocks Scientists: The wonderfully empowering reality is that as we honestly pursue truth these energizing and liberating dynamics take hold no matter what. Truth is not popular, especially when it touches on cherished beliefs or sensitive personal issues.
No worries, it only means constant change. And wow, the worlds that open up are beyond comprehension! In recent years the defects in the peer review system have been the subject of a profusion of critical editorials and studies in the literature. It is high time that the world took heed of what the critics are saying, not least of all because of the medical and health ramifications. The notion of peer review has long occupied special territory in the world of science.
However, investigation of suppressed innovations, inventions, treatments, cures, and so on, rapidly reveals that the peer review system is arguably better at one thing above all others: This can mean censorship of everything from contrarian viewpoints to innovations that render favored dogmas, products, or services obsolete economic threats.
A surfeit of publications has documented the deficiencies of this system. Fellow independent scientist Gary Novak agrees scathingly:. In that capacity, too many become mere gatekeepers and seek not to facilitate innovation or vital new Copernican-scale revelations, but to maintain the status quo which got them there in the first place. Has the paper been blessed by the Peer Review Priest?
Students undergo a magical alchemical process as they proceed through educational institutions and emerge transformed from their chrysalis with their doctorates, masters, stethoscopes and equations.
They are the Chosen Ones, the purified, the holy, the redeemed, the righteous. They do not have to answer to the lowly non-scientific peasantry — let alone unbelieving heretics. It is clear, however, that not only is the popular view of peer review misleading, but the most prestigious publications are some of the very worst offenders.
Is it not time to get the crusty, rigidified, and corrupt Old Guard out of the way so we can let science move forward? The Scientific Method Then and Now: Thus is the politically correct status quo maintained. Who has the time for all that? This is where the corrupt and abysmal becomes the theatre of the absurd.
This followed an internal investigation which found fabricated peer-review write-ups linked to the articles. Crisis In Science Research: Imagine writing a paper and being able to nominate a non-existent person to review your work, and the contact email supplied to the publisher for this purpose is actually one you made up, which routes the paper back to you unbeknownst to the publisher , so that you can then secretly carry out a favourable review of your own work under a pseudonym!
In response to fake peer review some publishers have actually ended the practice of author-suggested reviewers. And now for the Conceptual Penis…. After completing the paper, and being unable to identify what it was actually about, it was deemed a success and ready for submission, which went ahead in April To illustrate how deliberately absurd the paper is, a quote is in order:.
How this ever got published is something to ponder. The paper is filled with meaningless jargon, arrant nonsense, and references to fake papers and authors.
The Cult Of 'Scientism' Explained: SCIgen was created in by researchers at MIT in Cambridge in order to demonstrate that conferences would accept such nonsense…as well as to amuse themselves. Congratulations are certainly in order.
In February it was reported that Springer and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE , were removing over such bogus papers from their subscription services after Labbe identified them using his own software. Going back at least as far as journalists and researchers have been getting spoof papers published in conferences or journals to deliberately expose weaknesses in academic quality controls. The hoax paper was accepted by a whopping of the journals and rejected by only If peer review was a transparent and accountable process, according to Gary Novak;.
Clearly the problem of corruption and conflicts of interest have been increasingly on the radar of professional academics for some time now, so much so that it has been the subject of an increasing number of harshly critical articles and editorials. In the meantime, the public needs to be warned: This is probably going to be the biggest scandal in U. I think they are quietly working on it now, and I think they have been for the last year.
It is so huge the arrests and indictments could cause a Constitutional crisis with some people being removed. It all comes back down to the Clinton Foundation and the criminal syndicate. But Shipp also named Barack Obama as a culprit after Hunter specifically asked if the former president was also involved.
Each one of us has constructed our own specific set of beliefs. We base them on our past experiences , ideas and relationships with others. Your beliefs are hard-wired into your brain. Thus, instead of taking the time to assess contradictions and form doubts, you willfully rationalize your beliefs. These facts can be scary and difficult to digest. Truly accepting them would require thought and action, and who has time for that!
No one wants to be called dramatic, or Debbie-downer, or conspiracy theorist. Frankly, we just want to be accepted by our peers. Conformity often trumps rationale. Take a moment and think: Yet, when an idea or fact create doubt, we need the cognitive ability and motivation logically evaluate it.
The Awakening - Which Will Win? Basically, we have to make ourselves disbelieve our initial belief. That, my friends, takes effort. Many of us are not willing to put in that effort. We do not give this much thought, because very few people are willing to talk about subliminal programming. This is a perfect example of willful ignorance! Yet, most generations living today grew up in front of the TV. Newscasters, Hollywood producers, and advertisers have been feeling ideas of what is rights, what is acceptable and what should be ridiculed.
The problem is surmounted with the influence of religions, educators and governments. Most of these have their own agendas, unbeknownst to us during our childhood and young adulthood. We have access to massive amounts of information. It is all at our fingertips. Social psychologists, activists, and thought leaders, such as Hefferman, are able to share their knowledge, experience and wisdom with the masses.
Where the challenge lies is in our willingness to give thought to contradictions. The Masses Are Awakening. Next time something contradicts one of your beliefs, it may be a noteworthy practice to give these new ideas some thought.
Are Demons Walking Among Us? No matter where you look, the Deep State is struggling to preserve its privileged position across the entire societal spectrum. Whether in the realm of economics, geopolitics, military, or even in the realm of exopolitics, they are losing control, big time. As scheduled, the Shanghai International Energy Exchange INE started entertaining investors for its listed crude oil futures for a total of 23 overseas brokerage.
In just a week, it already has a total of , transactions, worth China is currently the top energy user, and it is only fitting that it must dictate where it wants to go as far as the currency to use in its oil purchases from here on. This, of course, spells doom for the warmongering Petrodollar industry. No, this is just a shift between two elements of the same world order.
That is absolutely wrong. Even Donald Trump is forcing China to drink its more expensive hydrocarbons, hence the tariffs on Chinese steel. But the US has only shot itself in the foot, as the latter is much cheaper that the local counterparts.
China is not playing on the same scarcity-based economic game of the West. It is wise enough to understand that the only way it can protect itself is to empower other nations on the planet by way of large scale development and the massive establishments of free energy systems via the peaceful use of nuclear power.
The British Empire is not happy with the latest defeat of its terror group in Ghouta Syria. About 6, CIA employed militants got a safe passage again towards Idlib.
But one journalist took it upon himself to confront some of them and question the wisdom of their senseless actions. The militants were offered reconciliation by the Syrian government, but they refused it and chose instead to relocate themselves to Idlib, where they can be unified with the other defeated CIA stooges. Highly volatile Trump, on the other hand, is hinting that the US is leaving Syria soon. Clap, clap, clap for Trump. But really, the damage done in Syria cannot be undone with just one statement.
Not to mention the fact that he just signed the highest Pentagon budget eve in his entire history, a few weeks ago. The latest anti-Trump British coup attempt using Cambridge Analytica psyop is not working either. Back in the UK, the immaturity in world affairs is manifested in the wanton use of its intelligence department to initiate poorly executed anti-Russian false flag, i. This was followed by the massive EU and US expulsion of Russian diplomats, which is in some ways a huge improvement considering that more than a year back, they were actually assassinating them, openly and otherwise.
The Swedish government has no criminal case against the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, and therefore, the Empire has nothing to pin down the activist with. What crime is there when all that Julian Assange is doing is just what mainstream journalists worth their salt would have done, i.
The Deep State controlled governments around the world want to curtail our freedom of expression and intrude into our private lives, but the same cannot afford to open themselves up for public scrutiny. You have made the offer, but the other side is refusing your terms of mutual benefit. What are your options? This major economic lift is coupled with technology transfer that will a profound impact on the lives of the local population.
Compare that to the shallow rock concerts for Africa, where the proceeds went only to the pockets of those who run the shady and bogus humanitarian NGOs. The United States of America needs to remember also that in its infancy as a republic, it was China which financed its early economic development, with the same railroad constructions across the continent, using hardworking Chinese labor that in the American history books were labeled as slaves.
It is so good to watch that in Africa right now, they are already talking about how to intercourse with China through economic terms;. Who triggered that event if not the Western intelligence assets in the region? As it stands today, the East is tired of dealing with the immaturity and exceptionalism of the West, and it is forging ahead with globalwide development, with or without, Western participation.
The West is not in a position anymore to dictate the terms by which mankind ascends towards shared prosperity. The privileged position of the Parasitic Western Elite will become irrelevant soon, as their hosts gain more knowledge on how to decontaminate, detoxify and deconstruct the imaginary prison cells built around them. The established, dogmatic limitations in Science are exactly where the Western hegemony derives its own power.
All of the above is the real cause of the panic within the Deep State Empire. Do not let the psyops media campaign frighten you about the scarcity of water. The Earth is a water planet and continuously produces water from within; in fact water is a renewable resource. Why would the corporate government agencies create the false science of water scarcity and the fear we are running out of water?
The goal is control , money and creating compliance to water monitoring, required reduced water use and charging higher usage costs all based upon our ignorance of where water really comes from. Sadly, out of fear many people will forfeit their ranches, farms and livelihoods believing they are out of water due to a drought. The evidence mad available via this article will provide you with the knowledge to combat the corporate media fear campaign.
Spread this truth to everyone you know, and demand your cities access the Primary Water to recharge the ground water basins that have been over pumped. We cannot continue to be tricked for the benefit of those that intend to privatize the water for profit and control. It pours into deep mines all over the world. Hundreds of houses on the rocky shores of Maine get their fresh water from wells drilled into the shoreline granite. Copenhagen gets all its water from a few wells.
The hallmark of new, or primary, water springs and wells is that they provide water at constant temperature and flow. Click on the image above to view a larger version in a new window Related: The Water Crisis Hoax: It is not readily available in libraries. Mike handed us one of his last copies in and asked us to see if we could get some recognition for it.
He told us some wealthy people wanting to get approval for funds to build an aqueduct to bring water from the Colorado River to southern California they succeeded had bought up and burned all the copies they could find.
New Water for a Thirsty World: A diamond from Juína, Brazil, containing a water-rich inclusion of the olivine mineral ringwoodite. A battered diamond that survived a trip from "hell" confirms a long-held theory: Earth's mantle holds an ocean's worth of water.
The findings were published in the journal Nature. The worthless-looking diamond encloses a tiny piece of an olivine mineral called ringwoodite, and it's the first time the mineral has been found on Earth's surface in anything other than meteorites or laboratories.
Ringwoodite only forms under extreme pressure, such as the crushing load about miles kilometers deep in the mantle. What's in the Mantle? Most of Earth's volume is mantle, the hot rock layer between the crust and the core. Too deep to drill, the mantle's composition is a mystery leavened by two clues: First, scientists think the composition of the Earth's mantle is similar to that of meteorites called chondrites, which are chiefly made of olivine.
Second, lava belched by volcanoes sometimes taps the mantle, bringing up chunks of odd minerals that hint at the intense heat and pressure olivine endures in the bowels of the Earth. In recent decades, researchers have also recreated mantle settings in laboratories, zapping olivine with lasers, shooting minerals with massive guns and squeezing rocks between diamond anvils to mimic the Earth's interior.
These laboratory studies suggest that olivine morphs into a variety of forms corresponding to the depth at which it is found. The new forms of crystal accommodate the increasing pressures. Seismic waves suddenly speed up or slow down at certain depths in the mantle. Researcher think these speed zones arise from olivine's changing configurations.
For example, to miles to km deep, between two sharp speed breaks, olivine is thought to become ringwoodite. But until now, no one had direct evidence that olivine was actually ringwoodite at this depth.
Samples from the transition zone and lower mantle are exceedingly rare and are only found in a few, unusual diamonds," Hans Keppler, a geochemist at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, wrote in a commentary also published in Nature today. The diamond from Brazil confirms that the models are correct: Olivine is ringwoodite at this depth, a layer called the mantle transition zone.
And it resolves a long-running debate about water in the mantle transition zone. The ringwoodite is 1. The results suggest there could be a vast store of water in the mantle transition zone, which stretches from to miles to km deep. Plate tectonics recycles Earth's crust by pushing and pulling slabs of oceanic crust into subduction zones , where it sinks into the mantle.
This crust, soaked by the ocean, ferries water into the mantle. Many of these slabs end up stuck in the mantle transition zone. Keppler noted that it's possible the volcanic eruption that brought the deep diamond to Earth's surface may have sampled an unusually water-rich part of the mantle, and that not all of the transition-zone layer may be as wet as indicated by the ringwoodite.
Ride on a Rocket. A violent volcanic eruption called a kimberlite quickly carried this particular diamond from deep in the mantle. The tiny, green crystal, scarred from its mile km trip to the surface, was bought from diamond miners in Juína, Brazil.
The mine's ultradeep diamonds are misshapen and beaten up by their long journey. Photos of Dazzling Mineral Specimens ]. The ringwoodite discovery was accidental, as Pearson and his co-authors were actually searching for a means of dating the diamonds. The researchers think careful sample preparation is the key to finding more ringwoodite, because heating ultradeep diamonds, as happens when scientists polish crystals for analysis, causes the olivine to change shape. It's All In The Water: In order to shed some light on what those stages are, I spent the last few days writing this article, with the intention to offer you some guidance on your spiritual path based on what I've learned so far from my own experiences I consider myself to be extremely lucky, and one of the reasons why I do so is that at the age of 17 I had the chance to come across one of the greatest books ever written in human history.
Just mentioning its name, I can feel shivers running down my spine. Such a powerful effect it has had on my life. Yet the insights contained in it are so profound that even now, nearly 15 years since reading it, I still carry them like a treasure in my mind. In Harmony with All Life: Merging Science And Spirituality.
Most of them only make it to the first one where they are stuck for life, some are able to progress to the second, while only a few manage to pass through to the third. The first transformation of the human spirit is that of becoming a camel. The camel is a symbol that represents obedience and tolerance. Just like most people, the camel is living in harsh conditions that have been imposed upon it and which it has to endure. Think of how a camel lives: Now think of how most people live: The camel is a carrier, a collector of burdens.
It kneels down and lets others place burdens upon it without offering the least resistance. Spiritual Leap Of Faith. They follow rules and orders, doing whatever authority figures tell them to do, even if that is against their well-being. The camel has accepted hardship as its fate. In its eyes, life is a drudgery and nothing can be done to alter it.
On the contrary, it is ready to face head-on any difficulty it comes across and is willing to do anything it takes to go through it. So many of us do all sorts of things because we feel that we have to, without ever stopping for a moment to question our behavior. So we try to do whatever it takes to prove ourselves to others, and by achieving that we temporarily feel better about ourselve s.
As it ages, the camel finds that the weights it is carrying on its back are growing heavier and heavier, and at some point starts to question its way of living. Despite its great achievements, the camel feels empty of joy and purpose, and it deep down knows that if it continues existing this way, it will be filled with bitterness and regrets for having experienced such a painful and pointless life.
The camel finds itself limited by the duties and obligations that have been placed upon it. If it continues carrying them for much longer, their weight might break its spirit. If, however, it chooses to rebel against them, it can pass through the next stage of spiritual transformation - that of becoming a lion - and free itself from the burdens that have been keeping it down. By taking this decision, it transforms into a lion. Just like the camel, we all desire freedom.
As a result, it rejects all beliefs and chooses to dedicate its life to fighting against the structures that have been restricting its freedom. Only once we dare to doubt and scrutinize our beliefs, can we start our quest for truth. Seven Signs You May Be Experiencing A Dark Night Of The Soul Consequently, this can lead us to experience immense anger for having been deceived since the very moment we were born, and, in turn, our anger can lead us to fight against anyone that has been trying to persuade us into believing untruths.
In essence, the lion is a rebel - it rebels against the duties and moral codes that were forced upon it. The lion is totally focused on destroying existing structures, and not on creating new ones. In other words, it is living against something else, and not for itself.
This is exactly how people usually react under the influence of anger: Looked at this way, the lion is still, in a sense, a prisoner - a prisoner of its own mind. For this to happen, however, it has to go through the next and last stage of spiritual transformation - that of becoming a child. However, once it transforms into a child, it can at last create its life anew by making up its own values, meaning and purpose.
The child has achieved spiritual liberation from the unconscious forces that were keeping it tied to a fixed pattern of thought and behavior. Thus, the child can shift its focus from destroying the old structures to creating new, better ones that will actually allow humanity to enter a brighter future.
To the child, life is neither a drudgery nor a struggle; it is a pure celebration, and the child immerses itself totally in it. Whatever the child does, it does it with its whole heart. Not because of external reward or validation, but simply because it finds great joy in doing so.
A World Awakening And its joy is contagious - anyone who comes close to the child can experience it. By letting go of the emotional and mental constraints of our past, we can come in touch with our inner child, and thus reconnect with our creative nature. When we develop a child-like mind, our spiritual journey will be completed. But first we need to come back to the source of our being and rediscover who we truly are.
Or, to put it differently, we need to go through a new birth - a spiritual birth. In a short span of time in the s, dozens of think tanks were established across the western world and billions of dollars were spent proselytizing the tenets of the Powell Memo in , which galvanized a counter-revolution to the liberal upswing of the Sixties.
The neoliberal economic model of deregulation, downsizing, and privatization was preached by the Reagan-Thatcher junta, liberalized by the Clinton regime, temporarily given a bad name by the unhinged Bush administration, and saved by telegenic restoration of the Obama years.
The ideology that underlay the model saturated academia, notably at the University of Chicago, and the mainstream media, principally at The New York Times. Since then it has trickled down to the general populace, to whom it now feels second nature. The ideological assumptions, which serve to justify what you could call neocolonial tactics, are relatively clear: Activist governments are inherently inefficient and lead directly to totalitarianism.
Markets must be free and individuals must be free to act in those markets. People must be free to choose, both politically and commercially, in the voting booth and at the cash register. So when it comes to foreign relations, American and western aid would only be given on the condition that the borrowers accepted the tenets of an highly manipulable electoral system and vowed to establish the institutions and legal structures required to fully realize a western market economy.
Proof NZ Prime Ministers Are Globalists These demands were supplemented with notions of the individual right to be free of oppression, some fine rhetoric about women and minorities, and somewhat more quietly, a judicial understanding that corporations were people, too.
Together, an unshackled economy and an unfettered populace, newly equipped with individual rights, would produce the same flourishing and nourishing demos of mid-century America that had been the envy of humanity. The reality is quite different. One-pot chicken parm pasta.
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