walking alone

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She notices the people partying in a small sports bar across the street.

They’re cheering, laughing and chatting. They look so alive. She wants to cross the street and join these people just to connect with them – to be a part of something.

But a subtle voice that comes from within – that whispers from the open wounds in her heart – holds her back from doing so.

So she keeps walking. Alone.

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mind and soul

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The job of your mind is to make sure that your body is kept safe and alive, so that you may use it to do what you came here to do.

The job of your soul is to make sure that your mind always knows what YOU came here to do, and does not get caught up in its own bullshit world of success and looking good.

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what you see is how it is

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A shoe factory sends two marketing scouts to a region of North Africa to study the prospects for expanding business. One sends back an email saying:

SITUATION HOPELESS. NO ONE WEARS SHOES.

The other writes back triumphantly:

GLORIOUS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. THEY HAVE NO SHOES.

Ha! It’s all in the mind’s eye of the beholder.

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rule #6.

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Two Prime Ministers are sitting in a room discussing affairs of state.

Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk. The resident Prime Minister admonishes him: “Peter,” he says, “kindly remember Rule Number 6,” whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologises, and withdraws.

The politicians return to their conversations, only to be interrupted yet again twenty minutes later by an hysterical woman gesticulating wildly, her hair flying. Again the intruder is greeted with the words: “Marie, please remember Rule Number 6.” Complete calm descends once more, and she too withdraws with a bow and an apology.

When the scene is repeated for a third time, the visiting Prime Minister addresses his colleague: “My dear friend, I’ve seen many things in my life, but never anything as remarkable as this. Would you be willing to share with me the secret of Rule Number 6?”

“Very simple,” replies the resident Prime Minister. “Rule Number 6 is ‘Don’t take yourself so fucking seriously’”.

“Ah,” says his visitor, “that is a fine rule.” After a moment of pondering he enquires, “And what, may I ask, are the other rules?”

“There aren’t any” replied the resident Prime Minister.

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the power of words

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It’s amazing how some people say these small little things — a few words or one sentence — and it totally changes the way you feel about them in an instant.

Small little words that can hurt you so much, or make you fall deeply in love with them forever. Those few words change everything and nothing between you is ever the same again, even if they don’t know it.

Choose YOUR words well …

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how can it be?

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How can it be a zygote invisible to the naked eye creates a full-grown human being 3 million times larger with 60,000 miles of blood vessels inside them?

60,000 miles of blood vessels per human means if you walked 10 miles a day every day it’d take 17 years to walk that far.

60,000 miles of blood vessels per person means a single person’s blood vessels laid end-to-end would circumference the Earth almost twice.

40 people’s blood vessels put end-to-end would stretch from Earth to the Moon and back.

7 billion people on Earth means 420 trillion miles of blood vessels for all the people on Earth combined.

And if all the human blood vessels alive were put end-to-end they’d stretch from Earth to the Moon and back 210 million times.

And if each blood cell lives only 120 days it circulates through the entire circulatory system 300,000 times.

That means each red blood cell travels 60,000 times 300,000 equals 18 billion miles total before it dies, a distance from Earth to the Sun and back 1000 times.

And to walk 18 billion miles walking 10 miles a day every day would take 5,206,000 years.

And all inside a being 5 feet 10 inches high 2 feet wide and 1 1/2 feet thick!

How can this be? How can this be in a Universe where 99.9% of the mass of our Solar System is the Sun and 99.9% of an Atom is empty space?

So if you took away all the empty space between the electrons and nuclei of all the atoms of the Earth the planet that remained would be only 100 miles wide.

And the actual size of a person once all the empty space is removed is the size of a poppy seed?

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remember your dreams

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Remember when you were 7, 12 and 18. Remember the dreams you had then for your self, and for your life?

And how somewhere along the way to becoming an adult you stopped listening to your heart.  One day the voice in your head said, “My dreams are childish fantasies”.  Well perhaps it’s time to turn off the voice is your head that’s saying “no”.

Anything is possible, if you believe it.

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the last person to touch someone

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What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone?

If you were taking tickets, for example, at the theater, tearing them and handing back the stubs, you might take care to touch that palm as you gently brush your fingertips against his or hers.

When a man moves too slowly through the airport security check, when the car in front of me doesn’t signal and I curse, when the girl working at the pharmacy doesn’t say “thank you”, I don’t remember they’re going to die.

A friend told me she’d been with her aunt. They’d just had lunch and the waiter, a young gay guy with smiling eyes, joked as he served the coffee, and kissed her aunt’s powdered cheek when they left. Then they walked a half a block and her aunt dropped dead on the sidewalk.

Be nice to everyone you meet, because you just never know.

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