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Popcorn Saved My Life

A little over a week ago, while I was driving to my aesthetician for my monthly mons pubis mingis removis, some crazy woman pulled directly in front of me while I was going about 20 miles per hour.

I had to slam on the brakes and crank the steering wheel far to the right in order to avoid hitting her. Breezy lurched up and over the curb and I am surprised as hell that we didn’t run that fucking bitch over!!

Err, that being said, it was unnerving (to say the least) and I was glad that the light was red so I could sit and breathe and recover.

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Everyone Is Beautiful!

Everyone Is Beautiful!

Beauty vs Ugliness by bachatera
Beauty vs Ugliness
by bachatera

I love Paulo Coelho. His words of wisdom often hit me right where it counts. He doesn’t always say what you would expect from a philosopher and he often addresses current issues (Internet Trolls).

Here is another of his wisdoms that I would like to pass on to you all. Short and sweet and to the point.

You are beautiful simply because you exist

Forever and always every single one of you is so very beautiful!

Pay more attention, because here I am

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We forget that the world is what we imagine it to be.
We stop being the moonlight and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it.
Tomorrow, the water will evaporate in the sun. And all because, one day, someone said: ‘You are ugly.’ Or: ‘She is pretty.’ With those three simple words, they stole away all our self-confidence.
And we become ugly and embittered.

At that moment, we can draw comfort from so-called ‘wisdom’, an accumulation of ideas put together by people wishing to define the world, instead of respecting the mystery of life.
This ‘wisdom’ consists of all the unnecessary rules, regulations and measurements intended to establish a standard of behaviour.

According to that false wisdom, we should not be concerned about beauty because it is superficial and ephemeral.

That isn’t true. All the beings created under the sun, from birds to mountains, from flowers to rivers, reflect the miracle of creation.

If we resist the temptation to allow other people to define who we are, then we will gradually be able to let the sun inside our own soul shine forth.
Love passes by and says: ‘I never noticed you before.’

And our soul responds:
‘Well, pay more attention, because here I am. It took a breeze to blow the dust from your eyes, but now that you have recognised me, don’t leave me again, because all of us desire beauty.’

taken from THE MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

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As Simple as a Smile

“Walk neither faster nor slower than your own soul because it is your soul that will teach you the usefulness of each step you take.

Sometimes taking part in a great battle will be the thing that will help to change the course of history.

But sometimes you can do that simply by smiling, for no reason, at someone you happen to pass in the street.

Without intending to, you might have saved the life of a complete stranger, who also thought he was useless and might have been ready to kill himself, until a smile gave him new hope and confidence.”

Paulo Coelho

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Paulo Coelho’s “Manual for Killing Trolls”

Paulo Coelho’s “Manual for Killing Trolls”

trollI absolutely love Paulo Coelho’s ideas on life. They are so honest and refreshing and wise…

This blog post was in my Facebook newsfeed yesterday and I thought that it was a nice follow-up for my Word of the Day: Harassment. Also, I wanted to share it because I thought is was good…

The red words are the parts that meant the most to me. I kind of like that I can choose to NOT help someone based on the fact that they are an asshole! And a BLACKLIST – OMG!!!! But I think that might be taking it too far the wrong way…

Manual for Killing Trolls

by Paulo Coelho on February 4, 2013
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1] Bullying/trolling only happens to people who have made an impact on the world.
  • If you are being bullied, it is because you are someone who makes a difference.
  • If you are not convinced about this theory, please read the comment box or a Twitter search of any news on any celebrity – artist, politician, sportsperson, etc.
2] Bullying/trolling is a sign of pathological behavior of frustrated people. To help them, you have to kill the troll that lives inside them.
3] And the only way to kill a troll is by making him/her aware that there is no such thing as anonymity on the internet. Therefore, anything they do now will have consequences in the future. Maybe not next month or next year, but one day they will need you.
4] So keep a list of these bullies/trolls and one day they will ask your help. And you will say without feeling guilty: “NO”.
5] Insults may hurt you now, but a warrior of the light is patient. Sooner or later you will have the last word!
PLEASE NOTE:
It is not a matter of being vindictive, but of respecting yourself and what you do. Adversaries are there to test you and your will.
Trolls do not deserve mercy, because they do not respect anyone, finding themselves “powerful” because they naively think they are acting anonymously.
People who spread hatred and darkness should be treated as they deserve. You can also choose to ignore them, in the name of “forgiveness”, but they will continue to spread anger and pain.
Therefore, first forgive, and then hit hard.
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
When I was young I was very vulnerable and people used to take advantage of putting me down so they could shine. I was hurt, desperate and alone, but I could do nothing except to wait.
I decided to create two lists: one of people that I would thank and help in the future (in my book The Zahir I write about the Favour Bank ) and a list of those who hurt me.
The day arrived when both groups needed me. And I could repay my debts and ignore the pleas of those who were always putting me down.
And I can assure you, more than 150 in the second list asked me for help in the past 10 years. Of course I was very polite, but I told them why I was not going to help.
I have had my Favour Bank List and my Blacklist for the past 30 years. I don’t update my list anymore, but my office does this diligently.
(LOL! I found this last note very amusing…)
“On Solitude” by Paulo Coelho

“On Solitude” by Paulo Coelho

This man frequently reaches deep inside of me and touches my inner spirit. This post appeared on my Facebook Newsfeed the other day and I wanted to share it with everyone…

I wish I had heard these words a long, LONG time ago — but would I have understood their meaning?

On solitude

by Paulo Coelho on January 23, 2013
CaptureFor those who are not frightened by the solitude that reveals all mysteries, everything will have a different taste.
In solitude, they will discover the love that might otherwise arrive unnoticed. In solitude, they will understand and respect the love that left them.
In solitude, they will be able to decide whether it is worth asking that lost love to come back or if they should simply let it go and set off along a new path.
In solitude, they will learn that saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue.
And those who are alone at this moment, need never be frightened by the words of the devil: ‘You’re wasting your time.’
Or by the chief demon’s even more potent words: ‘No one cares about you.’
The Divine Energy is listening to us when we speak to other people, but also when we are still and silent and able to accept solitude as a blessing.
And in that moment, Its light illumines everything around us and helps us to see that we are necessary, and that our presence on Earth makes a huge difference to Its work.
Choices

Choices

*“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.” ~ Paulo Coelho

Our choices are what make each of us an individual.
Make the best choices you can each time you make them.
Some choices will be wrong, some will be right.
Some choices will hurt people for good, some choices will hurt people for bad.
But remember that each time we choose, we ourselves will change and grow and learn from that choice, making us a new person each day we awake.

Choose to love yourself for all your choices – you wouldn’t be you without them!