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Guest Post: A Time Of Age

This is a guest post by: http://songngutaitram.org

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A time of Age

a bomb

In the wind your cool adage

upon dusk

the sorrow of your dying light

In the specks of falling dust

your power, your might

Into their lungs, they inhaled it

Covet it

In copies and repetitions

They hate you, but you’re their religion

The sincerity of a pounding waterfall

The realization at dawn

You are the spawn

of the soul

you’re bold

your story told

the stories so old

In their reflection

they’ve totally forgotten.

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Symbols #17: Bodhi Leaf

As the name suggests, it is a leaf from the Bodhi tree and a celebrated emblem in Buddhism. Lord Buddha who desired spiritual wisdom, in the search of which sacrificed all the princely pleasures finally achieved it under the Spiritual Bodhi tree. After 49 days of rigid meditation, he finally achieved enlightenment and in honor to that, the Bodhi leaf represents spiritual awakening.

It also determines how perseverance is of utmost importance in this materialistic world. The bodhi leaf tries to teach the humankind that without patience and dedication, you will never be able to achieve solace as the answers will not come walking to you, you need to find them.

Philosophy #9: Free Will

Free Will is the ability of agents to make choices free from certain kinds of constraints. Historically, the constraint of dominant concern has been the metaphysical constraint of determinism. Two prominent opposing positions within that debate are metaphysical libertarianism, the claim that determinism is false and thus that free will exists (or is at least possible); and hard determinism, the claim that determinism is true and thus that free will does not exist. These positions are described as incompatibilism – the position that free will and determinism are logically incompatible, and that the major question regarding whether or not people have free will is thus whether or not their actions are determined. Compatibilists maintain that determinism is compatible with free will. It may, however, be more accurate to say that compatibilists define free will in a way that allows it to co-exist with determinism. Compatibilists believe freedom can be present or absent in a situation for reasons that have nothing to do with metaphysics. Compatibilists define free will as freedom to act according to one’s determined motives without hindrance from other individuals. Compatibilists argue that determinism does not matter; what matters is that individuals’ wills are the result of their own desires and are not overridden by some external force.

Did You Know #40: Who Created Numbers?

Hindu-Arabic numerals, set of 10 symbols—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0—that represent numbers in the decimal number system. They originated in India in the 6th or 7th century and were introduced to Europe through the writings of Middle Eastern mathematicians, especially al-Khwarizmi and al-Kindi, about the 12th century.

Tips For Technology Free Sleep In 2021

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our second topic is focused on «How To Thrive In 2021.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Do you remember the last time you rested onto your mattress without a phone or technological device in your hand, or within arms reach? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone…

It is important to have a consistent, deep restful sleep and with technology seeping into our lives more and more we, as a human family, are having major sleep issues including insomnia. Electronic devices emit blue light, a type of light that actually suppresses your body’s production of the sleep hormone melatonin. As a result, you feel more awake and experience a harder time dozing off even after you put your device away.

Here are some tips for having a technology-free sleep:

Stick to a sleep routine. To go to sleep well without technology getting in the way, repetition is the key. Going to bed and waking up at the same time reinforces your body’s internal biological clock, allowing you to fall asleep and wake up more easily. As part of your winding down routine, start one to two hours before you actually want to drift off. Change into comfortable clothes, turn down the lights, read something relaxing and try some deep breathing exercises to get yourself in the mood for sleep, with your phone in another room or if you use it for your daily alarm, put it out of reach.

Create a home space for electronics. Find a spot outside the bedroom where you can put all of your electronics during the night. This is an ideal place to put chargers so that all your devices will have a full battery in the morning.

Use a basic alarm clock. If you use your phone as an alarm, a basic alarm clock can be exchanged for the purpose of waking you up. Most alarm clocks have settings for low brightness to help keep your bedroom dark.

Reward yourself. If removing technology from your bedroom feels like punishment, find a way to turn it around. Reward yourself for certain milestones, such as one week, one month, or one year of having a technology-free sleep environment.

Silence notifications. Put your phone on silent and turn off notifications so that you aren’t bothered by constant vibrations or flashing lights.

Set boundaries with friends, family, and work. Many people have their phones nearby because they think they may have to immediately respond to something important. This perceived need to be connected 24/7 means you’re likely to have sleep disruptions during the night. To get away from the switched on mindset, tell friends, family, and work colleagues that you won’t be accessible during the late evening and early hours.

Don’t work in bed. Allow your bed to be only for sex and sleep. This allows your brain to associate being in bed with those behaviours, minimizing the urge to bring technology into bed with you.

Keep a book or something to read next to your bed. Recapture the joy of holding a fresh book in your hand or magazine. Keep something that you enjoy reading next to your bedside so that you’re less likely to have a fear of missing out on notifications and distract yourself in a healthier way.

We hope this post gave you some technology-free sleeping tools to ensure you sleep sound. Let us know how you manage your sleep, technology-free, below!

Poetry #83: Assumptions

Inflate the ego at your own risk

Your assumptions are brisk

Try to understand

Instead of putting words in your common mind land

That’s a scam

That is not who I am

Everyone has their perception

Of who they think you are

You have a perception

Of who you think you are

Different versions

Exist, of you, excursions

Of this universal Spirit

The true self is behind all things

It unveils it’s wings

This infinite soul being

Is who you are seeing

Look behind your false beliefs

They are but leafs

Of the brief

Presumptions

And cemented presuppositions

Are things as you see them?

Do you see behind the eyes, the gem?

Or is their more to what you think

Blink

This soul is on the brink.

~DiosRaw 25/01/21 10:30AM

Spirituality #11: Lucid Dreaming

“Access to mystical realms is not reserved for the sages alone. Each night in dream time you have an opportunity to transcend the mundane and fly among all creation. Sleep is the state that unites all beings. A delicate respite of vulnerable slumber that we must all succumb. It is a mini death, entering the unknown landscape and the rebirth that morning brings. For those adventurous enough to transcend the material world, a portal to the universe awaits.

The most basic of human functions is the need for sleep. Yet deep within this nebulous state, awaits an opportunity for profound healing and spiritual evolution.

Lucid dreaming is a gate on any consciousness explorer’s journey.

Lucid dreams offer the quickest and most direct pathway to our spiritual destiny. Lucid dreaming is a state of consciousness, when we are aware that we are dreaming. Some might suggest it gives us the ability to control our dreams; this view is driven by ego. Lucid dreaming is best understood as a spiritual state present within each of us that heightens our human experience.

Dreams are our birthright and grant us access to the most potent channels of healing and spiritual enlightenment.”

Source: https://www.gaia.com/article/how-to-lucid-dream

Symbols #16: Dragons

From St. George’s famous battle in the bible to the colorful creatures spotted in Chinese New Year parades, dragons appear all over the world and throughout history. While dragons are often depicted in the West as ferocious monsters, in the East they have different connotations. In Chinese folklore, dragons are auspicious creature symbolizing strength, life, and prosperity. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean legends associate them with water realms, where they serve as guardians of rivers, oceans, and rain. In Hinduism and Buddhism, mythical and semi-divine serpent beings known as Naga are occasionally portrayed as dragons.

Philosophy #8: Existentialism

Existentialism is a school of 20th-century philosophers who shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject – not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living, human individual. In existentialism, the individual’s starting point is characterized by what has been called “the existential attitude,” or a sense of disorientation and confusion in the face of an apparently meaningless or absurd world. A central proposition of existentialism is that existence precedes essence, which means that the actual life of the individual is what constitutes what could be called his or her “essence” instead of there being a predetermined essence that defines what it is to be a human. Thus, the human beings – through their own consciousness – create their own values and determine a meaning to their life.

The Human Family Community Open Threads #47: Have A Blessed Week

I decided to start a new project called “The Human Family Community Open Thread.” These open threads will be for anyone to comment on and express how they feel, if you need a friend, any ideas, make new friends, thoughts, topics, quotes or simply if you feel alone or lonely or suicidal or want to speak to others; feel free to comment below and start a conversation. You are not alone.

The Human Family Open Thread #47

~DiosRaw 25/01/21

Guest Post: Moods

This is a guest post by: https://woodsydotblog.wordpress.com

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I used to live
around those heavy moods of yours,
breathe from them
and shape myself
to suit the face you wanted to see.

So much so
that these are often my moods now,
killing the ones I hoped would rise
and find their place in better skies.

I used to live
in fear of them,
the trigger points and warning tones
that crept into your voice
and eyes,
causing my own to retreat
as alarm bells rang inside my heart.

Seems like now
they’re everywhere,
these moods of yours,

burning the softness from all the world’s eyes

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Spirituality #10: The Dark Night Of The Soul

The Dark Night of the Soul is a period of utter spiritual desolation, disconnection, and emptiness in which one feels totally separated from the Divine. Those who experience the Dark Night feel completely lost, hopeless, and consumed with melancholy. The Dark Night of the Soul can be likened to severe spiritual depression (it’s a type of spiritual emergency.)

Traditionally, the Dark Night of the Soul refers to the experience of losing touch with God/Creator and being plunged into the abyss of godless emptiness. The modern understanding of having a Dark Night of the Soul, however, is not exclusively a religious one, but can often mean losing all meaning in life, feeling out-of-touch with the Divine, feeling betrayed or forsaken by Life, and having no solid or stable ground to stand on.