- Producer23/02/2017God Is Indeed a VerbI was a Christian all my life. At 19 I began learning about Buddhism through books and other published English literature about it. Until now I am a novice Buddhist practitioner, but novice gives me the confidence to be proud of my religion. If...
- What if you treated Everyone you met as if they were "Creator"?
Would you let Creator go hungry?
Would you make God sleep on the street?
Would you harm Creator?
We all have "God" within ourselves and if we were to show love to each other as we would for the most high...
Imagine how beautiful our world would be!
- KINDNESS is the best MEDICINE...
“The Kindness Diaries Episode 1”:
Chronicling one man's journey
as he highlights the acts of kindness
humanity has in ourselves.
It really takes us all doing what we can
to BE THE CHANGE we wish to see in our world!
Be Well Brothers & Sisters!
- Producer09/09/2016Connect and TranscendPortal 999In recent years, we have learned to evolve, not only as human beings but as spiritual beings. Our spiritual DNA and our consciousness shift is noticeable when we see that from generation to generation they are leading to more and better...
- Producer20/08/2016We should all be kind to each otherThe renovated and upgraded Vegas Club, years after I left townWe should all be kind to each other In 1993 I landed a dice job at the Las Vegas Club. I asked the casino manager if they had an extra board. He said, "Yes we do, and you're...
Comments23/08/2016 #7 jesse kaellis#5 I fixed it, Jim. When I first started writing, I used what I call "ticks" affectations more often. For example "I" instead of "I've" but I stopped doing that. My work is somewhat choppy enough because of my using sentence fragments and a passive voice. But then again some writers intentionally write the "wrong" way to make their work more "unique." James Frey who debuted with "A Million Little Pieces" comes to mind. He read my manuscript by the way. Read it and passed it on to Michael Signorelli of H/C and also powerful NY editor Eric Simonoff. I cold called Frey on Facebook. "I can write and everything I write true, it happened," I called him out, and he took the bait.
Well -- Signorelli agreed that I was "raw and talented: and he "loved the feel of my voice," but that he couldn't market my book as is because it contained many, very many, very short stories and was not linear. And he didn't have the resources necessary to shape it into a marketable book."
He said that I I could come up with a more linear, sustained narrative he would be glad to take another look. He also offered to "mentor me" with advice about the publishing business, but he ignored me after the first submission. And I tried to stitch it together, I worked hard and sent it to him, but by then he had moved on.
These people read prospective manuscripts on their own time. They don't get paid for that. He probably read mine while sitting on the toilet.
You have to figure -- a marketing campaign costs a big publisher 80 to 100 thousand dollars. Too many failures and there goes the Park Avenue apartment and the Midtown Manhattan lifestyle.
It's business -- that's what I'm saying.
Oh, well! Yes, I was disappointed. It just wasn't going to be that easy.21/08/2016 #4 jesse kaellis#3 I would be very interested in where that place was. I left Vegas one day before my birthday in August of 1996. I had completely burned the town down burnt every bridge and then some. It was fortuitous that I got out when I did since I was clean for a while and just drinking. Some people can't live in Vegas and some people shouldn't. People like me. On the other hand, there are scores of people living desperate self-destructive lives in Las Vegas, and somehow they carry on.
Thanks for commenting, Pascal.21/08/2016 #3 Pascal Derrien#2 No I don't remember have been to too many countries and continents since what I remember clearly was that guy playing acoustic guitar with 4 strings and we asked what he was up he informed us he had just been released from jail, we were so short of cash for this trip that we were somehow stuck there it was pre internet and trip advisor days :-) I slept with one eye while my friend kept checking the rental car 4 times a night with hindsight I think people got nice enough to 2 foreigners dumb enough to end up in that dump :-)21/08/2016 #2 jesse kaellis#1 In '93 I was working at the Las Vegas Club at the apex of Fremont and Main. Across for the Union Plaza and the Golden Gate -- where I had dealt before. What was the name of this hostel? Can you remember, Pascal? No air? It must have been brutal. I lived in some dump on third and Garcia when I was working at the Plaza, my first middle-level house. The wall unit went out, and I had to use the useless central air. The manager told me that he wasn't responsible for the wall unit, the motherf@#$er. I ended up getting it fixed. I didn't have the money either.
As you head east on Fremont it get's more cracked out and dangerous. I got stories about that too. Thanks, Pascal.20/08/2016 #1 Pascal DerrienI thought i was reading a chapter of the book from anthony kiedis from RHCP for a minute spent 4 days in a crappy hostel in Vegas in 1993'with no air con there were some intetesting characters in there it was dowtown and many guys were dodgy my friend freaked out and we left .... Crazy city....
- Producer04/08/2016A Soap Bubble Floating on a River.I asked a client, who is a professional athlete, what he considers mental toughness to be? He replied that it is thinking positively even in difficult circumstances. Making a challenging situation into a positive and keeping your thoughts positive....
- 01/08/2016THE STEPPING STONES TO ENGLIGHTENMENT OFTEN LAY ON THE PATH LESS FREQUENTLY TROD...Six Life Lessons for Today from Chung Kingtinyurl.com The Stepping Stones to Enlightenment Do Not Always Lay on the Most Trodden Path Preface: The philosophy of Chung King is not as well known, nor as...
- Producer30/07/2016You and The Big UImage: How do think I figure this shit out?I use the term The Big U for the connection to God, The Universe or whatever helps you sleep better at night. Here’s why.Mind = FleshSoul = What powers the flesh.Spirit = The higher self connection to God,...
- Producer19/07/2016Electrify and Enliven Your Heart.I was working with a client yesterday and they felt "stuck" in life. This came across in their energy and the body movements and gestures. She was clearly finding this extremely frustrating and debilitating. And then all of a sudden, her energy...
- 18/07/2016Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga: "No calm sea ever made a skilled sailor" Don't work against the tides. Stand up paddle board yoga allows us to find our balance, to execute tough decisions off the mat with the lessons we've...
- 29/06/2016As The Rock 'N' Roll Shaman I like to share best practices for anyone who is interested.
Here's how I back that up.The only Meditation you’ll ever needthechurchofrocknroll.org If you had the time to lose An open mind and time to choose Would you care to take a look Or can you read me like a book When you find yourself talking to your reflection in the mirror, you...
Comments30/06/2016 #7 Selim YeniçeriI completely agree with what you're talking about, @Max🐝 J. Carter. I had a self-worth problem for so long, and last year I overcame it after I had a long and amazingly sincere talk with my inner child. Incredibly enough (but still not surprisingly at all for people who know the importance of such matters), everything began to go for better in my life after that. I know from experience that it's really difficult for one to be completely sincere with self, and that can make an incredible impact over your existence. Perfect article!30/06/2016 #6 Max🐝 J. Carter#4 It is that shortcut. When I sit in front of the club using The Soul's Journey Lesson cards, I tell people after the reading how it works. Everything is energy and when they pick the card it is their subconscious of inner connection picking the card knowing what one word trigger is on their for the advice they need in the moment that I channel as a medium channeling their soul. I don't need the cards as I do it with everyone I talk to and the cards are the trick to get you to talk to me. It's the theatrics that people desire.
- Producer18/06/2016The Power of 1: Let Go of Your Anger (LeGOYA)"...The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep. And miles to go before I sleep..." derived from Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods on A Snowy Evening I write this as I reflect on a myriad of...
Comments11/11/2016 #32 Joel AndersonTo the rest of you; my democratic friends, my republican friends, my libertarian friends, my green friends, my black friends, my white friends, my Hispanic friends, my Asian friends, my Christian friends, my Muslim friends, my gay friends, my straight friends, and all the rest of my international friends across this globe I will merely say thank you for being you and accept this update as a heartfelt expression of hope that in this small jesture; by acknowledging my flaws, by my acknowledging to them and telling you that I have so far failed all I can say is that in accepting my current inability to succeed in this endeavor and knowing that I have miles to go, I remain committed to changing me and embracing each of you. “Rather than look at another individual who is different than me, I want to look at them and say, hey brother/sister you are you—thank you.”
So as flawed as I remain I will continue on my journey and will leave this with a continued committed to continue to do what I can to enable me to change me, and strive to:
• Embrace the Power of 1 at my level.
• Let go of my anger.
• To influence what I can control and let go of that which I cannot.
• To make a difference. One person at a time.
In the end, despite my failure, I remain committed to my personal journey of making a difference. A commitment I make to them and to you.11/11/2016 #31 Joel AndersonUpdate originally posted on Facebook.
I owe this update to my wife and daughters.
I originally posted this as a new year’s resolution and then updated it to reflect a more long term life long personal approach to change me. It is a resolution that I have endeavored to stay true to, but will be honest I have not done well in implementation. They are not superficial statements, but I have failed.
I continue to get sucked in to the divisiveness, the rhetoric and the emotional sensationalism that permeates the world surrounding me. I have found myself, far more often than I would like to admit, not heading my own words.
I still struggle with my anger, yet remain committed to working through it all.
So to them, and any of you who may take the time to read this update and original post know that I remain committed in my journey to let go of my anger.
To them I apologize for my behavior, my actions, my anger, my inability to put it all into perspective, to just let it go and do what I can to make this world a better place.25/10/2016 #30 Joel Anderson“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” Buddha03/07/2016 #29 debasish majumdercan we miss wood for the trees? prefix d before anger will yield what we all can discerningly experience! greed will promote inordinate impetus to cause all mayhem! however, lovely post @Joel Anderson View morecan we miss wood for the trees? prefix d before anger will yield what we all can discerningly experience! greed will promote inordinate impetus to cause all mayhem! however, lovely post @Joel Anderson. enjoyed reading. thank you very much for sharing the post. most importantly, Robert Frost is one of my most favorite poet. Close01/07/2016 #26 Joel Anderson#25 Thanks Deb, as usually greatly appreciated. We need more yea-saying and positivity. I had to chuckle yesterday as my blood pressure was rising over a particularly monumentally unimportant issue, and one of my colleagues, who has read this missive, just looked at me with a smile and said--LeGoya. Hmmm, it stopped me dead in my tracks and put a smile on my face. All the best and continue to make a difference.01/07/2016 #25 Deb 🐝 HelfrichA truly admirable missive, @Joel Anderson My attention was re-grabbed by this Neitzsche quote just yesterday...
"I do not want to wage war with the ugly. I do not want to accuse, I do not want even to accuse the accusers. Looking aside, let that be my sole negation! And all in all, to sum up: I wish to be at any time hereafter only a yea-sayer!"
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- Producer15/04/2016Bucket List Destination - The Land of the Thunder DragonNestled in the South East Himalayas rather uncomfortably between China to the North and India to the South lies a Kingdom relatively untouched by modern society. With a population estimated at just over 750,000, Bhutan occupies a land area of...
- Producer14/06/2016Another Act of Terrorism, Hate and Intolerance...What Now?"Love is always the first casualty of a religious war, the second is Truth and the third is...Humanity." ~Jason VerseyThis weekend we've experienced yet another terror atrocity. I mourn and stand with the LGBT community today and with every other...
Comments15/06/2016 #15 Jason Versey#14 William, I believe in some mentally ill way these terrorist believe they are doing their atrocities in the name of religion which is (on so many levels) a fundamental and barbaric flaw in their understanding of true religious enlightenment. This perplexes me as well...evil is hard to understand especially when it is cloaked in radical religious dogma. Their seeds of destruction have been planted...and a response of destructive repercussions will most likely be heading their way.15/06/2016 #13 William VanDorinTerrorists insist they are fighting for a cause and this perplexes me. It would seem sound reasoning to rally people to your cause, yet I fail to understand how killing un armed people renders anyone sympathetic to said cause. This is counter productive in the extreme, so I can only assume terrorists must be very stupid indeed! Violence is the first resort of the ignorant gripped in desperation manipulated by monsters.15/06/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Jason Versey such a touching article. I too, mourn and stand with the LGBT community and all the families who lost a loved one. I LOVE your first sentence, "Love is always the first casualty of a religious war, the second is Truth and the third is... Humanity." Strong words and so true. Thanks for this.14/06/2016 #3 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.Beautiful, @Jason Versey! It takes courage to love. It takes courage to challenge others to do the same. And those principles are all the more difficult to propagate in the face of violence and hatred. Thanks for your powerful message . . . and your courage. The love in your heart vibrates in these words.14/06/2016 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsIt is amazing how quickly fear can enter your essence after such an event. I felt fear for my daughter who has several close friends who are members of the LGBT community and her joining them last night as they gathered at a local LGBT club to remember those in Orlando. They did so with one single thought; they would not allow anger or fear to enter the gathering. In their words; It disrespects those that were lost and it gives power to the hate that led to the loss. So in Love and love only they honored all members of the community and forgave the misguided hate. Love won in Greensboro, NC last night and I'm very proud of these men and women who chose Love.
- Producer04/06/2016THE CONVERSATIONWith wet lugubrious eyes, Christian River, sat. His wife, Lilly, was now dead and every bone in his sixty-eight year old body ached with grief. His lips quivered irrepressibly as his soft brown eyes, lifted upward, stared into the azure depths of...
- Producer02/06/2016Wishes“If wishes were horses Beggars would ride If wishes were fishes We’d all have some fried.” Unknown Wishes are the bane of mankind. The land of wishes is where we often reside. It’s where our minds take us to escape the reality of our...
- Producer13/05/2016Ultimate success was Graduation!Throughout my life, I have maintained the highest performance standards within a diverse range of approaches for everything I set out to do. Some of the things were successful and many were not. I decided I needed clarification on my directions. I...
- Producer19/04/2016I'm Miles AwayIt was Sunday morning and day 17 of me looking into the abyss of ambiguity that often strolls comfortably with the cogency of being recently laid off. And yet, I was in quiet repose; reflecting peacefully on my couch. The patio door was wide open...
- Producer14/04/20164 Little Tips To Start A Brand New DayHave you ever noticed that all of life’s greatest things originate with an assortment of humble beginnings? It is a basic law of life. Although considered minuscule and insignificant it's the “little things” that are the most important and most...
- Producer11/04/2016A Christian Prayer to the Prophet MuhammadDearest Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon you...for I seek you in spirit and in truth with every ounce of my humanity and soul for you are a messenger of God. ‘Allahumma, salli ‘ala Muhammad wa al-e-Muhammad.’ If permitted, I wish to draw near to...
Comments11/04/2016 #3 Jason Versey#2 @Dean Owen so good of you to share this. It is important. However, there is nothing to fear. Truth is truth and transcends all theologies and ultimately (in the end) will unite humanity. The only true consequence there really is...is a human consciousness unwilling to evolve. We've all seen what that looks like from the beginning of time. We all must consciously evolve and move toward a more enlightened state of empathy, love and compassion for the sake of all human kind. Thank you for taking the time to read, comment and share...it certainly says a lot about your own journey of spiritual growth and you are clearly on the path truth. Many blessings to you.~Jason