12 Mar 2014
in Art, Books, Business, Comics, Community, Healing, Life, Media, Movies & Television, Music, Personal Appearance, Rants, Self Empowerment, Video Games
Tags: Beauty, Big and tall, entertainment, Fashion Industry, Fat, media, Modelling, open letter, short and stout, Skinny and tall
I know what the title says and it’s true, this is my open letter to them – AND – to YOU. Yes you. That short and stout, the big and tall, the svelte and short, tall and svelte, the big breasted or too small to count (at least to those ignorant to think so) lad and lassie. I know your pains, for I have felt them too. I know friends and family who could even sympathize with you.
It sucks when you feel singled out in a world that caters to a supposed “Average”. You go to the store when it is time to find new shoes or clothes, but either something is too long, such as the sleeves or pant-legs even. Maybe it is the ‘bust’ on that beautiful blouse that’s in size “XS” but the bust you’d swear is “32C” instead of perhaps a “32A” like you feel it should be.
We cry, “It’s not fair! It’s not right!” because we shouldn’t be made to feel like we are anything ‘less’ for choosing to be who we are – or want to be. Whether that is aesthetics or personality. We also know people will say, “Well the world isn’t fair, don’t you know that!” and you know what? I think that’s a load of rubbish. I believe the world could be fair if it wanted to be, maybe even if perhaps we believed it to be. It’s just other negative people around us who keep perpetuating this negative notion that there is no “Fairness” in the world.
You have every right to feel angry and upset that you often feel singled out by the Fashion Industry and/or the Media. Even give them the “Ol’bird”. It’s really all their fault anyway. They find what they consider, “The Average” and make clothing to cater to it. Then it’s “One size fits most” and you know – you aren’t “most“. Your body is as unique as your personality, and you know that for a fact.
What’s also not fair, is for people who tend to run on the “Skinny” or “Svelte” side of things, they make our clothes based off run-way models whom many have been bullied into changing their figures or getting plastic surgery to fit the Fashion and Media’s idea of what “beautiful” is in the first place.
Maybe you were even told to “Go eat a sandwich“, even in a joking manner, only to find you thought it rather insulting because people really don’t know how much you’ve tried to gain weight but never have any luck. Or perhaps – you’re just built that way and happy with your size but find it very ignorant of them for saying such things without even asking you how you feel about your own weight – or why so skinny? in the first place. More
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