Why we avoid being present?

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This year of 2014, it is my intent to practise , being present in this moment.
Every moment I can bring my awareness to the here and now, as many times I can do it, I shall.

When we are trying to change patterns, it helps to know what are our challenges. This article gives us 5 reasons.

http://creativespiritualwomen.com/5-reasons-we-avoid-being-present/

Subtle moments of missed connections

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At some point in our lives, if we are truly aware,  we would recognize a fleeting glance that stayed longer than usual, but we missed the connection with him/her.

Visual representation done magnificently by Artist Sophie Blackall

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Handmade Portraits: Sophie Blackall from Etsy on Vimeo.

Karla McLaren’s ‘Emotion Theatre’

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A short informative and useful video series which shows how emotions work in our psyche. the gifts they bring and the questions we need to ask to understand their purpose.

Always lurrrrve Karla McLaren‘s interpretations.

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Regressive Indian Laws !!

“It (Indian Supreme Court) just told the world, the United Nations and the western media that while predators, rapists and the corrupt roam our streets freely, law enforcers with handcuffs dangling from their waists in the largest democracy will be on the lookout for adults who wish to have consensual “unnatural sex”. It just reminded the world that India is an intolerant and regressive state where liberal opinions are not welcome and modernity is a facade.”

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/standpoint-supreme-court-verdict-on-gay-sex-today-india-gave-birth-to-millions-of-criminals-1933420

For now, wisdom seems to come only out of the mouth of babes

 

Marriage Equality for Kids: The True Story of Central Park Zoo’s Gay Penguin Family, Illustrated  (Click to read entire story)

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Animals

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Gay day

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UnGloss our world

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The world is out of tune. The world is noisy. The world is full of sounds of words that don’t resonate with people’s thoughts. And it’s out of tune because it’s not using the language of the senses. Instead it’s using copies, fake plastic copies of true sounds. These fake plastic copies are all the abstractions, generalisations and evaluations, summations and assessments that are taught to us as soon as we enter childhood. It is the language of advertising, the language of glossy magazines, the language of television. It is the language of egos. It is the language of false identities. It is the language of lies. And it is a language that we now speak more fluently than the true language that can resonate with our senses. Instead of feeling the high definition of our senses resonate within us, we have been muffled by so much plastic gloss that we barely vibrate.
Will Jelbert, Happy Animals Can Think

Dont just respond, connect

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I’m always used to silver lining theproblems of other people and mine too.

Sometimes things are as bad as they seem. And a sympthathetic response doesnt help. Instead we need to feel the pain along with the loved one, give them a bear hug and thank them for letting you know. Thats all.

Someone on FB responded with another video emphasizing this again