18 Sep 2012
in Books, Comics, Community, Healing, Life, Media, Self Empowerment, Spiritual or Philosophical
Tags: art, balance, Black-and-white, Dante, DAWN, Devil May Cry, evil, good and bad, Horned God, Joseph Michael Linsner, New York City, Religion, shades of grey, shaiya, Silver Line, society, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Health
Shaiya, Goddess of Light and Goddess of Shadow
In these last few months I have come to understand and met people who see the world from a very “Black and White” perspective. For those unfamiliar with a perspective like this, it means, someone who sees good and bad only or what is perceived Good and Evil only, with no leeway for anything in between.
So if you screw-up with a friend who has this type of perspective, chances are they are going to kick you to the curb or like a bad habit quicker than you can say, “I’m sorry” and sincerely mean it. These individuals most likely may even be the sort to easily hold grudges (I can attest to the fact this is true of both people I knew).
The wondrous and yet sad part is, the world is far from being so one-way or another. It is more than just “Black” and “White“. It is many shades of “Grey” as well. Nothing is ever as it seems and yet sometimes it can be exactly that. It all depends upon the person as we are ALL just as capable of Good, Evil, or walking “The Silver Line“. More
11 Aug 2012
in Books, Comics, Community, Healing, Life, Media, Movies & Television, Political, Self Empowerment, Spiritual or Philosophical, Video Games
Tags: Altruism, Egocentric, Egocentrism, golden rule, Human, Id ego and super-ego, Person, philosophy, Religion and Spirituality, spirit
This person is sitting on the embankment of the harbor of Wijk bij Duurstede and looking to the moored boats. (Photo credit: dirkjankraan.com)
Some of us out there often wonder how people can treat others poorly without a single thought, care or concern for the mark they leave behind on the people in their lives or that they meet on the street, even the internet. I’ve especially wondered this myself when it concerns people who are very “Egocentric” vs. “Spiritcentric“. In order to understand the two words though, you need to define them. What does Egocentric mean?
Egocentric – Definition from Dictionary.com:
1. having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things: an egocentric
philosophy that ignores social causes.
2. having little or no regard for interests, beliefs, or attitudes other than one’s own; self-centered: an egocentric person; egocentric demands upon the time and patience of others.
18 Jul 2012
in Books, Comics, Life, Media, Movies & Television, Music, Self Empowerment, Video Games
Tags: common courtesy, Compassion, conduct, golden rule, guidelines, Guys finish last, Humor, life, Nice, Nice Guys finish first, people, Relationships, rules, winner
Mountains in Tolima Colombia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I’m sure many people out there have heard the phrase, “Nice Guys Finish last,” well I don’t believe nor do I subscribe to this belief. I never have and NEVER will. Life to me is what you make it. If you believe you are a Nice Guy and you put belief into such negative mantras, you only hurt yourself. I am confident I have a pretty excellent formula for success and happiness for “The Nice Guy Who Want to Finish First” and I want to share it with you all and if you try it out and you notice improvements in your lifestyle, let me know and if not, tell me what didn’t work. However, give it time. These things don’t just happen overnight. They take time. Also feel free to comment with your thoughts or add some advice of your own if you think it will help as well or you know that it will. More
12 Jun 2012
in Art, Books, Comics, Life, Media, Movies & Television, Music, Religion, Spiritual or Philosophical
Tags: all father, All mother, Brahma, Celtic Mythology, Christianity, Dagda, father god, Freyja, God, god figures, Goddess, Great Spirit, Hindu, hindu culture, holy mothers, Joseph, Mary, mother god, Norse mythology, Odin, Pagan, Religion, Saraswati, spirit, spirituality
The Theotokos of Vladimir, one of the most venerated of Orthodox Christian icons of the Virgin Mary. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Whether you believe it or not, all religions no matter what they are have some commonalities one way or another. Many cultures out there who have their own religion had little or NO contact (way back in the day) with some of these cultures who’s religions are now major in the world at large. One of these commonalities I see and feel that has been a persistent element is that of the “Mother God” and “Father God” themes. More
09 Jun 2012
in Books, Comics, Community, Healing, Life, Media, Movies & Television, Music, Political, Self Empowerment, Spiritual or Philosophical, Video Games
Tags: actions, active, deeds, Determinism, duty, growing, Health, Human, informative, Learning, lessons learned, Mental Health, Moral responsibility, personal growth, proactive, responsibility, self help, supervision responsibility, Word
Prisión del Condado de Mantras, Colombia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Responsibility. What does it means to be Responsible? Responsibility is defined thus:
2. an instance of being responsible
: The responsibility for this mess is yours!
3. a particular burden of obligation upon one who is responsible
: the responsibilities of authority.
4. a person or thing for which
one is responsible
: A child is a responsibility to its parents.
5. reliability or dependability, especially in meeting debts or payments.
||the state or position of being responsible
||a person or thing for which one is responsible
||the ability or authority to act or decide on one’s own, without supervision
01 May 2012
in Books, Comics, Life, Media, Movies & Television, Music, Rants, Video Games
Tags: adventure time, Amazing World of Gumball, Arts, Backstreet Boys, Bieber, chowder, crap, entertainment, enya, failure, Frank Sinatra, Hunger Games, jersey shore, Justin Bieber, MC Hammer, Paula Abdul, regular show, Spice Girls, thundercats, uncreative, United States, voltron, world of gumball
Nothing But the Best (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In the last 10 to 20 years or so I have noticed something VERY important to me. With the utmost certainty I’m sure there are others who have noticed the same as I. Creatively Americans have gotten LESS creative. As a whole, it’s hard to say if that stands but when I look at what’s on T.V. and popular today, as compared to when I was growing up from the 90s – up, the quality of what we enjoy in music, television and movies has gone seriously DOWNHILL. I’m seeing a LOT more from Book to Move Adaptations. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE seeing those! I also love the comic ones they are doing (yay for the inner child in some of us being sated by these things). But all this does not make up for the talentless entertainment we have today. I look at countries like Korea and Japan and I’m finding FAR better entertainment there on nearly ALL levels (some of them even have some pretty NIFTY architecture that I wonder why in the world aren’t we taking notes and doing the same?!). My big question is, “Dude, WTF happened?!” I’d like to give some examples and EXPLAIN why they are NOT up to PAR in my book of standards. Granted, some of this is probably going to be stuff some of you like, so no offense, I’m just explaining why I don’t enjoy it. Keep in mind – I’ve tried to give some of this stuff a chance to prove to me it can be redeemed in some way. Hasn’t happened. If anything I feel like half the stuff that’s come out in at LEAST the last 10 years has been garbage! I’ve seen very little that I enjoyed. If I did see something I enjoyed – it’s been ruined or taken off the air or something else.
List of Danny Phantom characters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So first example I have of lack of creativity. Music. Music has definitely fallen way down in the gutter. Granted, there have been some decent artists that HAVE come out, but as a whole – this past generation hasn’t been THE most creatively Talented. A great example I saw was this De-motivational poster that my friends were circulating on Facebook. It was Frank Sinatra, one of the Greats in my book of music, vs. Justin Bieber, who I feel (much like Big Time Rush) is just “Eye Candy” for young girls to “Squee” their little selves over…which could be good and bad, depending. More