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The Quest for Peace of Mind

Complexity has become the hallmark of our collective existence, but peace of mind is well within our grasp.

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For some people, peace of mind means reduced levels of stress. For others, it’s having more leisure time or fewer bills to pay. Peace of mind might represent having control over one’s space – living in less clutter or having less to clean and maintain. For some, having greater peace of mind is linked with spirituality or reverence to God.

Your quest for peace of mind could encompass one or more of the notions above, maybe even all of them. If any of the above are true for you, keep reading.

Complexity as a Hallmark

You were born into an era in which complexity has become the hallmark of our existence; fragmentation of the mind is all but inevitable. Never before has there been a generation in human history besieged by more items competing for its time and attention than the generation in which you find yourself. Think of it – in his entire life, George Washington never spent a second watching a news update.

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With each passing year, indeed each hour, greater amounts of information are generated at an accelerating rate. Increasing numbers of technological breakthroughs are continually being achieved without any pauses between such advances, for people to adjust to new situations.

Professor Lowell Catlett, an expert on the topics of technology and change, observed that, from a capability standpoint, all the high-tech products on your desk and in your home will be antiques (not high-priced antiques!) in a few years from now. Moreover, technology manufacturers themselves are intentionally putting their own products to bed in shorter and shorter cycles.

New and Improved!

Sony’s shelf-life (market life span) for high-tech products, for example, is less than 90 days. When Sony ships a product to an office superstore, Sony itself is near ready with an updated product that exceeds the capability or design functions of the previous shipment.

Sony contends that their estimated shelf-life will continue to diminish. Their mission is to make their own products obsolete with vastly superior products.

Why would they do this? Is it a company full of masochists or something? Suppose they actually achieve breakthroughs every few weeks. Doesn’t it wreak havoc on their employees, their distribution systems, and you as a consumer? The answer is a big fat yes.

At the same time, if Sony doesn’t constantly improve what they’re offering, then their competition will crush them. Every major manufacturer feels the same pinch. Consumers – you and I – generally have no idea what is hitting us.

It’s Not Your Imagination

We’ve reached the point where the regulations, laws, news, information, and technologies that we’re ‘expected’ to know are leaving us overwhelmed, confused, and exhausted. The infrastructure that holds society in place – the computer systems, the highways, and the energy that runs them all – is based on increasingly sophisticated systems and technologies.

If you notice that the world is getting more complex each day, and if you feel as if your own life is already overly complex, relax. You’re probably quite rational. These day, even when you’re simply minding your own business, life is becoming more complex.

The complexity is not a function of aging, or of having more responsibility, a bigger mortgage or higher rent, more children, or more of anything in your life. Each of us are now pioneers in this brave new world. Mercifully, most of us are still able to ably proceed. Take time to pray, meditate, reflect, and/or simply relax.

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Jeff Davidson is the world's only holder of the title "The Work-Life Balance Expert®" as awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is the premier thought leader on work-life balance, integration, and harmony. Jeff speaks to organizations that seek to enhance their overall productivity by improving the effectiveness of their people. He is the author of Breathing Space, Simpler Living, Dial it Down, and Everyday Project Management. Visit www.BreathingSpace.com for more information on Jeff's keynote speeches and seminars, including: Managing the Pace with Grace® * Achieving Work-Life Balance™ * Managing Information and Communication Overload®



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The Post That Made Facebook Threaten One of America’s Top Motivational Speakers

Apparently you aren’t allowed to ask pointed questions that make the leftist overlords look bad.

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Apparently you aren’t allowed to ask pointed questions that make the leftist overlords look bad. Check out PolitiCrossing Founder and motivational speaker Chris Widener’s post that earned him the threat:

If Covid was so deadly, would Democrat politicians get caught without their masks dining at French Laundry? Or going maskless in their private jet terminals? Or at the ball games they attend? Would they really risk their very lives?

If the seas were really going to rise from global warming would Obama really own thirty million dollars of beach front properties?

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If this is so deadly, would they allow us to pack hundreds of people into an airplane eighteen inches from each other (yet require you to “social distance” while you get off the plane)? Would they allow thousands of people to use the same touch screen to check in in airports like I just did ten minutes ago?

You have been fooled my friends. Look at what they do, not at what they say. The biggest scams in human history are being pulled on us and half our country goes along with it because they have no discernment of right and wrong or truth and error. And worse, when you call them on their BS, they act indignant and curse and belittle you.

Why would they keep virologists from the best schools in America from getting their message out that this is a scam? Why would they keep you from using medications that have been around and safely used for decades?

We simply cannot continue to allow these shysters to harangue us into complicity. I for one will continue to fight until my dying day for truth against duplicitous manipulation.

If someone told a crowd of 1000 people that they have to shut down their businesses and stay home from school and wear masks or else ONE of those 1000 people would die in the next year, would you do it? Of course not. That’s the math, and only if you believe all the reported cases of death by Covid were actually true but of course we know that many deaths were categorized as Covid deaths but weren’t.

And yet that is exactly what we have done.

Why would they roll out a vaccine that doesn’t even keep you from getting Covid and has tons of side effects and roll out national marketing campaigns to pressure everyone to get it?

What’s really going on here?

It is time to put on your thinking caps, my friends. Just because someone in authority says something is true doesn’t make it so.

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In What Do You Believe? (1)

We each have the freedom to choose the life that works for us without inhibiting others

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Jim Cathcart has written a sterling piece which follows below. Jim, who I’ve know since 1984, grew up in Arkansas, worked in Oklahoma, and struck gold in California. He became an authority in personal development, a popular professional speaker, and an author of several successful books on sales, business strategy, and career achievement.

Here is Part 1 from his brilliant article on the power of our beliefs and belief systems, with Part 2 and Part 3 appearing on Monday:

Nobody is without a religion, nobody (a paraphrase of Jewish philosopher Dennis Prager). All people have a belief system. That system tells them what is good and right, and what is bad and wrong. All belief systems have “sins” too, things you are condemned for doing or not doing.

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Christianity has the shortest list of sins, but Christianity forgives. Yes, it’s true.

Accusatory and Unforgiving

In the religion of ‘Woke’ supremacy, an ever-growing list of sins are unforgivable. In fact, many such sins ‘are stamped into your being’ without your awareness and cannot be resolved, removed, or fully atoned for, such as ‘white privilege’ or ‘systemic racism.’

Law enforcement, the U.S. Constitution, mathematics, “flesh tone” band aids, personal compliments, and chivalry, of late, are inherently bigoted concepts of white supremacy or sexism. The ‘Woke’ seek to erase history so that only they get attention and so that now is the only time that matters.

While legions of the challenges facing humanity were resolved before the members of the ‘Woke’ mob we were born, they demand that we start again, since everyone who preceded us were stained by the wrong belief system. So, whatever our forebearers learned or discovered or developed, or gave their life for, is to be ignored.

Are books part of history? If they were written before now they are based on the past, so all books should be burned or banned. (Does this sound like Nazi Germany?)

Wrong on So Many Levels

The first clue that the ‘Woke’ are on the wrong path is this: They respond to challenges or questions by making personal attacks on the challengers, or labeling them as not worthy of being heard. When ideas can’t be openly debated and discussed then something is askew. Good ideas can stand up to scrutiny.

Predictably, some people will attack me for this article, not the ideas within it. It’s what children do when they don’t have a response. They call you names and say, “I hate you!”

Another tactic of the ‘Woke’ destructive mindset is to ignore all of what you say or do, except for the one item they feel they can attack. It’s like a pack of wolves going after a herd of elk. They don’t launch a frontal attack. They bite the hind leg of the last elk in the herd to weaken him. Then when the elk falls behind the others, the wolves surround it and kill it.

Some people will pick one item from this article and attack it, seeking to negate the entire narrative.

The Limitation of Science

‘Science-ism’ is the belief that objective reality, its measurement and explanation through the scientific process, is all that exists. Yet, science can’t explain the creation of life. Intercourse doesn’t create babies, but that’s how they are conceived. Some couples never have children. We can’t make life; we can only participate in the process.

To accept science as your belief system, you have to make up something to fill the voids, e.g. have faith in something you cannot see or explain. Even science must have faith about some things.

In the religion of Environmentalism and Climate Change, based on ‘Woke’ thinking, you are either a believer who is willing to strive to remove the stain of your existence on the earth, or you’re a denier who is not to be taken seriously and must be controlled by believers. All things end up being related to the climate.

Current White House policies reflect an enormous emphasis on the religion of Environmentalism, plus a belief that America is so wealthy we can spend all of our money on the repairs and changes that must be made, lest we all die from climate change. AOC, for example, says that we can easily afford to spend 10 trillion dollars.

The climate, however, has never witnessed a time of stasis. It has changed continually since creation. These changes go in long term cycles of 1,500 years or more. We are currently in a long-term cycle of global cooling.

In ‘climate-ism,’ human life is seen as an infection of the earth instead of the highest form of life on earth. “If there were no humans, life on earth would go on just fine.” Okay, human hater, you go first.

Belief is a Choice

The answer to the decades old question, “Why can’t we just get along?” is that some people simply won’t stop trying to control others.

You’re free to believe what you wish. You are not free to interfere with my life and the lives of others who disagree with you. If you are correct, then let’s debate the issue. Prove your case or go your own way.

We each have the freedom to choose the life that works for us without inhibiting others.

Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy New Year, Happy Life.

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