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[Health] ...human heal thy self

Each person carries a  doctor inside their own mind.

[Routine] can keep you safe, but...

“A man who can't bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.” ― Stephen King, The Dark Tower No one is more miserable than the person who makes a habit of being indecisive.

[Future World] maintained and sustained by Balance

  Forests and animal agriculture are vying for the same land and our Earth is dying. Meat producers  can pay more than those who work to preserve or restore the forests.   Doesn't this concern you?   See: VEGANISM PLUS THE RESOURCE-BASED ECONOMIC SYSTEM

[Propaganda] ...misleading for fun, profit and POWER

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny  and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ― George Orwell For propaganda to work and work well it must be pared down to a very simple message. The propagandist then must pound on that message until the last person in the target audience understands what you want them to understand. A current example is MAGA.

[Spirit] All is One

The truth is that you already are what you are seeking. You are a single water molecule in the ocean of the Universe, which contains within itself the entire Universe. ''No man is an island'' English poet John Donne, writing in the 17th century, famously wrote that “no man is an island,” comparing people to countries, and arguing for the interconnectedness of all people with the Universe.

[LIFE] ...the Pleasure/Pain Principle

''The ego refuses to be distressed by the provocations of reality, to let itself be compelled to suffer. It insists that it cannot be affected by the traumas of the external world; it shows, in fact, that such traumas are no more than occasions for it to gain pleasure.'' ―  Sigmund Freud Marketing uses this 'reward myself for suffering' tendency in people very effectively in it's taglines: ''A hard earned thirst needs a big cold beer and the best cold beer is_________!''  “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” ― W. Somerset Maugham, Books and You  

[Endurance] In order to be and let live

  “Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.” ― George Carlin However, everyone has the right not to tolerate the intolerant among us. Anyone teaching or preaching intolerance places themselves outside the law(moral and criminal).

[Health] for whom? Whoville and All you Whos in Whoville that's Who 🌍

What we owe future generations is NOT open for debate any longer. We owe our children clean air fresh water, a healthy planet -- a secure future. 

[Attraction] ...magnetize me baby!

“Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.” ― Guy Kawasaki Charisma only gets people interested in you. Once you have their attention, you need to have something to keep their attention.

[Happiness] to choose

“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise.” ― Stephen R. Covey Your life is(are) your choice(s).

[Simple] ALWAYS remember to carry the ONE...

“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.” ― Albert Einstein The best ideas are like a hydrogen atom... the simplest.

Simply Smart, Simply Real

Occam's razor -  examples of Occam's razor  include the following: One of the fence posts is broken. Of possible explanations a) An albino moose, lost on its quest for its squirrel best friend, crashed through the fence in despair, or b) An old nail rusted through, "b" is more likely. _________________________ by Michael Corthell In 2021 it is a pretty safe bet that most people are sick of the 'simply stupid' things we have seen day in and day out -- with much of it  yielding tragic results. Let's get back to some basic truths. Let's get back to reality. Below you will find 30 'simply smart' quotes by a famous person who lived in the 20th century. As you read them try to guess who said them. Simply genius!   __________________ ''Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.'' ''Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.''   '

[HaHa] Jocularity Rhymes with Hilarity(and sometimes with vulgarity)

  “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens,  A Christmas Carol Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies this improves your resistance to disease.

More Laughter, More Healing

by Michael Corthell There is  a real power in laughter. No matter how you are feeling inside, a good belly laugh will change your mood. Isn't that true? You simply can't feel bad when you are smiling and laughing. Can you stay angry?  I can’t. “Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bulletproof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease.”  – Norman Cousins Have a philosophy to love who and what you are and what you do, as well as laugh at yourself and at life in general. And why not? You're here for a short stay, enjoy this wonderful journey. I'm not saying, not to take life seriously, but you have to accept your life on life's terms—with the right attitude. So laugh and enjoy yourself, it will not only make life more fun, it could even lengthen it.         So, what do a positive mindset and good humor have to do with healing? Many studies have shown that laughter decreases stress hormones

[Compassion] I am You, You are Me...

  ''And if one member suffers, all the parts share the suffering;  if one member is honored, all rejoice with it.'' 1 Corinthians 12:26 Let me practice kindness, let me practice compassion, let me be joyful, and let me sing a song of love. Let me change one life, let me change the world. “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

[Cosmosis]...Did you remember to 'carry the one'?

Everything is possible in the Universe, because the Universe is the 'infinite possibility' with everything contained within itself. "If there is a God who created the entire universe and ALL of its laws of physics, does God follow God’s own laws? Or can God supersede his own laws, such as travelling faster than the speed of light and thus being able to be in two different places at the same time?’ Could the answer help us prove whether or not God exists or is this where scientific empiricism and religious faith intersect, with NO true answer?'' ― Albert Einstein

[Health] A healthy body is a happy body

  Love yourself enough to live a healthy, happy lifestyle. “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.”  – Voltaire

[Health] Heal me, touch me...

Not everybody is super-smart, but every body is. And it will heal itself if you let it. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” ― Janice Trachtman,   Catching What Life Throws at You: Inspiring True Stories of Healing  

[Happiness] Peace be with you, ''and also with you"

  ''For every day that you are angry, you lose 24 hours of happiness.'' When you are peaceful and happy, when you say yes to your life, when you are having fun and projecting positivity, you become a bright star at the center of your universe. “A flower blossoms for its own joy.” ― Oscar Wilde

Stop Complaining and Choose to Be Happy!

by Michael Corthell We all complain. We sometimes don't even know that we're complaining. Sometimes a common complaint can help bond two people, but too much complaining may just break down the relationship.   ''Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns,  be happy the thorn bush has roses.'' —Abraham Lincoln Again, a positive mindset. Thank you Mr. Lincoln. We've all known people who complain long and loud, they are the ones who constantly gripe about their health, their family, their relationships, their job, and the list goes on and on. They are never happy with anything. (because they are not happy with themselves) And every time you hang out with them you are left feeling drained. No matter what you say or do, it never seems to help. There may be no arguing that they are going through a tough time, but their negative attitude certainly makes matters worse and is probably the cause of their cycle of ''bad luck

[Old]...Bold and Positive

''Nobody's gettin' any younger!'' Positive aging is adopting a positive view of aging as a healthy, normal part of life. And it's the mindset that you will do whatever is needed in order to continue doing the things that you love and are important to you as you age. A recent study at Yale University showed that people who saw growing older as something positive lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those who dreaded it.

[Life] Sing, sing your song...

Walking on the Earth, realize that one miracle is walking on another miracle.

[Positive Paths] to good health...

Beware: Most of the foods today that cause cancer, and other diseases all TASTE GOOD! They are well seasoned, processed poison. Once you start down the road to good health you will get addicted to the awesome taste of healthy plant-based foods. You will then start to wonder why you didn't start down this road sooner!

[What I Believe] Make Compassion Your Passion

Love, all there is, because love is, all there is. (Isn't that so pilgrim?) There are a lot of counter-intuitive things in life, things like, 'the meek shall inherit the Earth,' and a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart. Yeah, things like that. “God whispered, "You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn't you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.” ―  Shannon L. Alder

[New World] I'd like to teach the world to sing...

  Living in your home, with your house in order is the simplest, most gratifying life. Earth is your home, take care of it. The human race is, and has been for over a generation, in the middle of a revolutionary paradigm shift in consciousness, one that will only change our entire global civilization for the better - a New World. I'd like to build a world a home And furnish it with love Grow apple trees and honey bees And snow white turtle doves I'd like to teach the world to sing In perfect harmony I'd like to hold it in my arms And keep it company I'd like to see the world for once All standing hand in hand And hear them echo through the hills For peace throughout the land That's a song I hear Sing it along Let the world sing today Over and over I'd like to teach the world to sing In perfect harmony La, la, la, la To, do, do, do, do, do La, la, la I'd like to build a world a home And furnish it with love Grow apple trees and honey bees And snow white turtl

[Life] Save one the world entire

This is how evil started among us. It started with the belief that the 'ends justify the means'. And once we started down that path, there was no turning back. Our history shows this clearly in black and white. What if you can save a 100 lives, by letting 10 sentient beings die? Or 500? Or a MILLION to save a BILLION? Where do you stop? (we domesticated animals so we could survive by eating them, we killed to live and now at the end of that path it's killing us by killing our home planet).  It has to stop now.

[Kindness] and the waves of Love

What does kindness mean to you? Am I kind enough in this topsy-turvy world?  Is it even possible to practice kindness consistently? All beings are eternally interconnected; we have no choice really but to love all and all there is. Be kind and do good for all   and that love will be felt by all. Like a small pebble thrown into water, the waves of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.

[Universe] Alone but together...

The subconscious mind is the guiding force for in your life because that's where the 'programming' is. Don't like the way your life is going? Change the programming. [ HERE ] I believe in possibilities...and you're one of them.

Be a Vegan, Not a Carnist


[Good Heath] yours, mine and ours!

''Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.'' —Hippocrates Good health: Eat a 100% whole foods, plant-based diet. Go for walks in the fresh air, live life in moderation, cultivate your natural curiosity, maintain a good sense of humor, love your fellow travelers, and do it all with a positive mental attitude!

Vegan Defenders of Life | #shorts

''Having been asked many times, 'What is a vegan?' I wanted to come up with a very minimal, straightforward answer. Here it is: 'A vegan is a defender of lives'. -- Michael Corthell, The Book of Vegan The Village Vegan's mission and purpose for being is to publicize, promote and vigorously defend Veganism as an ideology and lifestyle. The vegan lifestyle prevents a tremendous amount of animal slaughter and suffering. It offers a potent way to shrink our environmental footprint, especially in regard to climate change. The positive 'side effects' of a 100% whole foods, plant based diet can be the very real possibility of achieving the highest levels of fitness, while reducing your risk of various chronic diseases. Our organization's mission is to promote Veganism by engaging with, and informing our viewers by highlighting the positive effects of the Vegan lifestyle.

[Mindset] B+ is much more than a blood type...

The hardest times of your life can and often do lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep pushing through, there's a reward for doing that. “Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive.”  — Jim Thompson

[Rule One] precious

“Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.” ― Socrates Were what you do to others to came back on you instantly, would you still act in the same way? Doing to others what you’d rather not have done to you reveals a defect not unlike a narcissistic personality disorder.

[Life Passion] Mind on fire...

A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it,  and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke” ― Vincent Van Gogh When you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Nothing happens until something moves!

Define Your Passion in Life!

by Michael Corthell We don't have to worry about what the world needs from us. We only have to ask ourselves what makes us come alive and do it as our life's work. We only need to do this because what the world needs is not only love but also, people who love what they do—people who have come alive! ''My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.'' — Maya Angelou Maybe you know you're not doing what you love. Maybe your life lacks deeper meaning, and you have no idea what you're really passionate about. Maybe you need to find out what you are doing with your life? Maybe? No, you will definitely find out, because people were born to find true happiness and given the ability to do so. There is a key that will unlock it. And that key is within your own mind and lies within your own self-honesty. If you haven't found your true call

A Universal Question

Background Panentheism is the belief that God intersects every part of the universe and also extends beyond space and time. The term was coined by the German philosopher Karl Krause in 1828 to distinguish the ideas of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775–1854) about the relation of God and the universe from the supposed pantheism of Baruch Spinoza . Unlike pantheism, which holds that the divine and the universe are identical , panentheism maintains an ontological distinction between the divine and the non-divine and the significance of both. In panentheism, the universal spirit is present everywhere, which at the same time " transcends " all things created. While pantheism asserts that "all is God", panentheism claims that God is greater than the universe. Some versions of panentheism suggest that the universe is nothing more than the manifestation of God. In addition, some forms indicate that the universe