God Don’t Make no Junk

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dalacin c price еxpedite This column is dedicated to anyone who has been a victim of cruelty.  To those who have felt isolated and alone, to those who have felt like they do not belong, or for those who feel a little less than beautiful.  It is for the In-between ones.

visit arcoxia usa Persuasion is a powerful tool, especially toward those who lost their place and feel alone.  People are constantly seeking to reconnect with their basic humanity.  We are desperate to feel like we belong to something.  Growing up we often feel pressure to buy into some form of ideology, otherwise risking isolation.  In a world that is corrupted by dissention, isolation is not a nice place to be.  Isolation in combination with secularized pressure, often leads us to fall astray and merely feel more confused.  Opportunists are on the prowl; they use intimidation and rhetorical language to persuade people to fall under their spell.  Many of those who do this simply suffer from inferiority complexes, but have found a way to compensate through force and intimidation.  These bullies merely wear masks and are often far more afraid of facing the Truth than those whom they select as prey.  Opportunistic dissenters can be found in every arena.  Bosses who have been promoted up the food chain seeking power to fuel their ego, disobedient kids unwilling to conform to the loving hand, the teenage bad boy looking to personify his image of “cool”, or the internally ugly girl who hides under her external beauty, directing ridicule toward the socially awkward, as a means to make her way round the table of life.

preside cymbalta uk We have raised the bar of tolerance in this world.  We accept behaviors that are disgusting.  Very often the bully, the bad boy, the evil boss, and the viscous beauty queen are merely victims themselves, trying to fulfill a fantasy.  Our society has created the archetype.  Consume, be physically perfect, keep up with the joneses, and watch for the new fad, never get fat or old and you’ll be fine.  That is a pretty tough deal to keep up with, don’t ya think?  So what happens to those who are in-between?  The not so fortunate, the one that is slightly chubby, or extremely chubby? The one who is partially beautiful, but has acne or awkward features?  Or the one who stutters, or has a learning disorder?  Or the one missing a limb or a finger, or vision, or hearing?  What is to become of them?  If it were true, that we must meet the model of consumerism, wealth and beauty, how would the in-betweens meet that standard?  Very often they cannot meet the standard of living sold on the public stage.  They often turn to the alternative– modification of behavior and physical appearance.  The chubby ones turn to anorexia, or bulimia, the tummy tuck, diets, personal trainers, and shallow retreats.  The one with the awkward features turns to surgery, too much alcohol, excessive drugs, and promiscuous sex.  The less intellectually capable, turn to disheartened music, dark fashion trends, and rebellion toward their parents.  The physically impaired, are isolated to a demographic for the impaired as if they should be segregated from the rest.

http://strongblackandnappy.com/49529-levitra-price.html еxpand The world is turned upside down.  We belong together, fully integrated, unified as a species.  We flourish as we unify and fall apart when we separate.  The moment we view someone as different, we begin to push that person into isolation.  The change to be made is from within our own minds.  Our perception of the world must be clear.  There must be unity from within the mind, the heart and the spirit.  Distortion appears as we deviate from this path.  We see ugliness as we distance ourselves from our basic humanity.  We lose sight of what it means to be human; we look in the mirror and no longer recognize our own identity.  We live our lives from the outside, slamming the door on our inner-beauty, remaining desperate and afraid of our own shadow as if we were brutes attacking our reflection in the mirror.

http://guimauve-photographies.com/page/11/?__hsfp=1773666937 Our vision is skewed by the beliefs we have chosen to accept.  Like a solution poured over the eye, negative beliefs can impair our vision, while positive beliefs can make the blind man see.  Likewise, by pouring thoughtless outer voices into our soul, the voice of reason becomes infected by its intrusion.  As the deaf follow their inner voice, the outer voices find no entryway into the haven of their inner-beauty.  So who is impaired; those containing all their physical faculties, with perfect outer beauty, and unified sense perception? Or those with a blind eye, or a deaf ear to the contaminated cesspool of a world we live in?   I think the answer is clear.

http://oldfrenchtradingco.com/user/register/?element_parents=account/mail/ To those who still suffer; you are beautiful.

Written by,

John J Barrett Jr

Thoughts on Purpose

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This is an excerpt from my book.  I welcome any feedback speaking specifically to the content in support of it, likewise those opinions that stand in opposition to my viewpoint.

Thoughts on Purpose

The removal of purpose as a foundation within the lives of the individuals inhabiting human culture, has lead to an ever more meaningless society, while many individuals in effect are lacking identity; they find themselves on an endless search to fill a void. If purpose and meaning no longer have value on a grand scale, the individuals whom look toward the grand scheme to find their way, in turn adopt a meaningless pursuit as they venture out into the world. As society adopts meaningless viewpoints pertaining to the big questions on the mind of every human being, such as how we got here and what our purpose is, those individuals up and coming are likely to adopt a portion of these viewpoints and imbed it into their own belief structure. This is an important factor in the development of human culture as beliefs about who we are and how we got here have a profound effect on what we do and the contributions we make to the world we live in. So, as we advance as a human culture, the principles residing within the advancements, will likely have some effect on the individuals inhabiting the culture. Furthermore, principles deprived of meaning contribute to the degradation of meaning within the individuals themselves. As individuals find their lives deprived of any meaning, those individuals will find it difficult to discover their purpose; and a life lacking purpose finds it easier to conform to the popular ideological culture surrounding them. In this case, the widespread popular ideological culture is one that has been relegated to the purely physical level-it is know as Materialism, or rather the Materialist Worldview. Most people when they think about materialism refer to it as individuals who value material possessions above all things. That is part of it, but it runs deeper than that-in fact far deeper than you might expect. As research professor of psychiatry at the UCLA school of medicine Jeffery M. Schwartz, M.D., puts it, “Materialism, of course, is the belief that only the physical is ontologically valid and that, going even further, nothing that is not physical-of which mind and consciousness are the paramount examples-can even exist in the sense of being a measureable, real entity.” That which is incapable of being measured creates a conflict within the scientific community and therefore causes select members among the scientific community to reduce phenomena pertaining to human existence to the level to which it can be observed and measured. Furthermore, those hypotheses incapable of measurement and observation are very often discredited all together. The problem with this is the scientific community has attempted to answer many of the big questions on the mind of every human, the life altering questions, such as “why am I here?” “What is the meaning of human life?” “Is there a such thing as free will?” Many physicist and evolutionary biologists are working hard to convince the world at large that life has no meaning at all, that it is simply a random sequence of events occurring since the dawn of the “big bang.” To go even further, scientific theory is remarkably influential, and unfortunately those lacking scientific training easily fall under the persuasion of the scientific tongue, which is saturated with materialist reductionism. So in this case the scientific community, which is highly regarded as an authority in our human culture-especially in western civilization, often produces information consistent with a reductionist approach to experimentation and analysis. Therefore, the information generated by the scientific community, which is shared with the general public, will likely be clothed in the reductionist beliefs of the inquirer, which is likely invisible to the untrained eye.

Written by,
John J Barrett Jr.

Finding Your Passion

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Feeling Frustrated???

I believe finding your passion in life changes everything.  I have often found from my own experience and through conversations with other people many of our frustrations come from living lives with very little value.  We find we are working away at “jobs” that aren’t particularly interesting to us.  While work is important, and meeting our expenses is necessary, we should be continually working to discover our purpose.  Life should be meaningful, and since we spend the majority of our time at work we should find what it is we enjoy doing and discover a way to make a good living at it.  We owe it to ourselves to fulfill our dreams.

Someone shared a video with me, which provides some useful information to help you discover your passion.  Please look at the link and view the website for more useful information.

 

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Message to the Writer

 

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It has been said that writing is the poor mans craft.  The person seeking to write only in an attempt to earn money is writing for the wrong reasons. Everyone has a voice, and the most powerful way to express that voice is through the written word.  Unfortunately many of the voices on the public stage are sending the wrong message, while the voices necessary for revolutionary change remain quiet. I have found that writing is my passion and it provides me with richness and fulfillment that goes beyond anything of material value. This is a site for writers. It is a discussion forum, suited for creative commentary, political commentary, and everything in-between. I have begun this site in an effort to share my experience with people, with the intention to pique their curiosity and get them to think about things crucial to their personal growth. My goal is to help this site grow into something more than a blog site. I want it to become a collaboration between like minded individuals.  This is a site with an open playing field for the writer to express their opinion freely, without boundaries. I will speak specifically on topics I feel have an adverse effect on human beings in our society as well as information that is life enhancing, and personally enriching.

John J Barrett Jr

Love

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Love is a profound expression that already exists in the universe, humans merely tap into that expression and embrace its effects.  The charitable heart of the human being recognizes love when it encounters the manifestation of its beauty, because the fabric of love is woven into the human heart.  The mysterious nature of love requires deep contemplation and attention to understand its value and purpose. The ancient Greeks understood love required careful attention as to the description of its character and meaning.  For the Greeks, the essence of love required many words.  In fact the Greeks used five words to describe love:

Mania; the obsessive version of love.  It could be referred to as the possessive version.  To have control over a significant other.  Literally meaning “madness” in the Greek, referring to a spirit or a group of spirits, “personifying insanity.”

Eros; this would be the feeling of love.  The emotional experience we encounter as we develop an affinity with another human being or our children for instance. Eros, was the “Greek god of love” in mythology, while Cupid was his counterpart in Roman mythology.

Philos; is a fondness for someone or something.  Philo of course is used in Philosophy (philo; the love of, sophia; wisdom).

Storge; is considered to be the explanation for natural affection, as in a mothers affection for her child.

Agape; this is the unconditional love, often referred to in the Christian tradition.  More profoundly the self sacrificial love of one for the sake of another.

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The message of Jesus was agape love.  He sacrificed His life for all humanity to show us our path as living creatures in His image.  We have been called to follow His path, which is to sacrifice our worldly life for the sake of our spiritual life.  Jesus said, “I must be lifted up so I can draw all men to me.”  Where is He?  He’s on a cross, where He was crucified by His own people.  I love the story of the crucifixion because it is so relevant to our own lives.  We are literally crucified continuously throughout life.  Life is a continuous series of passion, death and resurrection.  We suffer spiritually, emotionally, physically and psychologically just as He did.  And we are resurrected from our sufferings possessing a greater sense of wisdom that we could not obtain without having first endured our sufferings.

Whether or not you are a Christian really makes no difference, there is still profound Truth to be found in the event of the crucifixion, and a tremendous amount of wisdom to be gained from its message.  Most importantly, the crucifixion did take place, and there is historical evidence to support it; what we draw from the event will be left to us.  Jesus said, “The servant is no better than the master”, and “where I am there my servant will be.”  Jesus lifted Himself up on the cross to draw “all men” to Himself.  We are all drawn to His message, free will permits us to choose which path to follow.

The crucifixion is the worst evil that could have ever occurred, while simultaneously becoming the greatest good to have ever occurred.   Jesus was killed by His own creation, while simultaneously through repentance, those that persecuted Him could now be accepted into Heaven.  It is the ultimate human paradox.  We all enter into this paradox.  It is the unavoidable path of human life.  This event provides an image of the journey into the Truth.  If you wan t to know your own identity look to the crucifixion as a means to discover it.  The crucifixion is by far the greatest act of love in human history.

Unfortunately, in the English language we only have one word to describe love.  If you stop and ask someone what love is, they might pause to think about what type of love you actually mean.  Love is something we can feel, but it is more so something we apply as a powerful source of strength to bond relationships and families together, to defeat evil and darkness in an individual or community, to bring peace to a community, or to a restless heart in trouble, lastly to provide nourishment and care for those individuals who still suffer.  Love is such a difficult thing to describe because its place is not from within the framework of language (although we work tirelessly to describe love through language).  Love resides within the human heart.  It is a living principle available to everyone who answers its call.  Love is always waiting there to be unleashed.

The heart also possesses “evil thoughts” and can often deceive us.  It  is home to a strange dichotomy, which ties directly into the human paradox. This paradox of the human spirit is a battle we fight internally throughout our lives. The heart, the mind, and the spirit work in connection with one another, and anytime one of those three is not in harmony with the other two, there is an internal war going on.  The heart is driven by this dichotomy, which leads the mind, and guides the spirit.  The key is to be able to make the distinction between that which is intrinsically evil, and that which purely contains Truth.  The message of Truth comes from God, while  evil comes from the world, which is controlled by the other guy.  Restless hearts are “darkened” and will remain restless until they can identify the Truth.  The heart will always be restless until it rests with God.  As St Augustine so famously said, “Our hearts are restless oh Lord until they rest in you”

Written by, John J Barrett Jr.