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Day 276: Stuck in the Comfort Zone Part 3: Defining Self as "Unique and Different" - Self Forgiveness

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I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to define creativity with art and music as something that makes you unique and different from other humans

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that the expression of artists and musicians are of more value and 'uniqueness' than other humans who are not artists or musicians

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to, when I was a child and still in school, compare myself to others and define myself as 'different and unique' because I was more naturally good at art and music than others

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to, when and as I experienced others praising and complimenting me for my art and music, believe that I must be very different and unique, and that I must be a 'special kind of person' because of my skills with art and music -- instead of realizing and seeing that this was just an interpretation, where I took the voice …

Day 275: Stuck in the Comfort Zone - Part 2: 'I'm not made for this world'

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Continuing from:
Day 274: Stuck in the Comfort Zone
http://www.matterfreeman.com/2014/10/day-274-stuck-in-comfort-zone.html

In my last post I started describing the point of change that I'm facing, which is to really live fully in taking action to create an effective life for myself -- which, within how the world exists at the moment, starts with establishing financial stability. And, in my case, in order to really make the best use of the time I have in this life, in the journey to bring about a world that is best for all, I require a substantial income. Establishing this substantial income requires that I step outside of my comfort zone - which, has always been a challenge for me in my life, in regards to jobs and making money.

In the last post I described how fear of failure plays a role in the resistance I experience toward taking effective action and stopping postponement, but I would say that the actual primary experience that I see I allow to stand in my way, is the experien…

Day 274: Stuck in the Comfort Zone

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A primary pattern I've facing, and have been facing for some time, is the point of stopping postponement of the actions I see are required to be taken, and that I in fact have the ability to take, to establish an effective income for myself so that I have the support I need to be able to really do what I see I could do with my life. At this stage my priority option for an effective income is the business I am involved in. However within this business point I am faced with the all the points where I have experienced the most resistance and fears in my life. In order to build my business, I have to step outside of my comfort zone.  

This presents a challenge because throughout my life whenever I'd be faced with stepping outside of my comfort zone into things I've not done before, I will immediately access fear of failure and experience a resistance, and my motivation will drop and I will feel like I just can't move myself to take the next step, and I'll end up passi…

Day 273: CEOs are easy to blame - but how are we the same as them?

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"The newly installed boss of Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT - news) has come under fire for telling women they do not need to ask for pay rises, relying instead on "karma".
The comments were made by CEO Satya Nadella while he was speaking in Arizona at an event for women in computing.
Mr Nadella was asked to give his advice to women who are uncomfortable requesting a salary raise.
He replied that women should have faith that the system will give them the right raises as they go along.
"It's not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along," Mr Nadella told the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
"Because that's good karma... It'll come back because somebody's going to know that's the kind of person that I want to trust."
The comments by India-born Mr Nadella, who has a remuneration package of around $7m (£4.3m), sparked a torrent of critici…

Day 272: The Human Meme Machine

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I was looking at the word 'memetic' in the dictionary, and found it comes from the word 'meme'. Obviously we've all seen the word 'meme', and probably what immediately comes to mind is the phenomenon of 'internet memes'; videos and pictures that gain rapid popularity and get shared and passed on by internet users.

Here's the dictionary definition of the word 'meme':
meme
noun
an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation. 
• a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users. Looking at the first definition, and then looking at the society we've created as humans, it becomes clear that Human Beings are the product of Memes. I mean, our personality, our thoughts, our interests, our behavior -- is passed on from one to another, from parent to child, from teacher…

Day 271: Does the Earth Discriminate?

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So that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. - Corinthians 12:25
Does the soil that grows the food of the Jew and the food of the Arab, care who was there first?

Do the seeds of the grains, the fruits, the vegetables, judge who plants them to be more or less worthy of the nourishment contained in the plant?

Does a virus discriminate between Christian, Catholic, Jew, Muslim, or Atheist?

Does the physical body of the Jew reject a blood transfusion from an Arab?

Do the blood, the cells, the organs of the Physical Body judge some to be more or less worthy of their support, based on what they believe about themselves?

If Nature, if the Earth, was created by GOD, and 'God' has judged some to be 'special', 'chosen', and 'saved', why does Nature support all humans the same, regardless of their religion, beliefs, opinions, and feelings? Has not this Equality been Here, unchanging, from the beginning?