Here's a perspective for kicks and giggles, in response to the attached quote from Share Inspire Quotes...
Embracing and celebrating the human experience is certainly a part of being aware or being tuned in to our spiritual nature.
As we say, "We are spiritual beings having a physical experience". That doesn't mean that we are temporarily in a physical state. It means that we're always "spiritual" beings and that we are experiencing/perceiving something that we call "physical" while remaining as the substance of "spirit".
The more resistant we are to any aspect of us, the more unconscious we will be to our spiritual being-ness.
Imagine that a 100% awareness of our "spirituality" has us realize that we can say fuck you and it doesn't matter. So, fuck you! Or, we could just see a movie. I'm game for anything, as long as it doesn't involve pain. Oh, and I like holding hands and stuff. Thanks.
Therefore, being spiritual is unavoidable. It's what we are, no matter how we direct our energy or what endeavors and/or ways of being we pursue, "good", "bad", or "indifferent".
All the conditions, categories, levels of awareness, etc. of what some of us have defined as being "spiritual" are human-centrically contrived, made up, not true.... just the ego in high gear; not that there's anything wrong with that.
It's all a part of the "human experience".
Being Spiritual: A Perspective
Sometimes we mock what we don't understand because it's scary or because it's so contrary to what we've grown to believe our whole lives. It's called cognitive dissonance. ~ Joe Simmons
Why is this the case? Because republicans believe in war. War = Money. The goal therefore is money, not peace....
Spirituality and religion are not the same. A religion is a set of routinely followed actions or a regime of practices used to help an individual or group to focus on a set of spiritual beliefs. For example, to do something "religiously" is to do it regularly or routinely with faith that the practice or routine activity is consistent with and will manifest the desired outcomes that are consistent with the belief.
Meanwhile, spirituality is presence to being, recognizing and realizing, first hand, that the substance of us exists or occurs beyond the physical life experience in which we engage "knowingly" or can observe with our human senses, e.g. sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Today, more metaphysical and quantum physical/mechanical phenomena are becoming observable and measurable, to a point where to ignore them and our related spiritual aspects is insane by cognitive dissonance.
Overall, regarding "violence", the labels are suspicious where they leave us prone to a susceptibility to a violent disposition when we are not conscious or not ready to recognize, embrace and celebrate that our differences reveal and allow us to realize our magnificence and beauty.
Thanks for the opportunity to explore.
appropriate locations for clothing features.
I saw this very clearly while at work a couple of weeks ago. A client was wearing his pants down below his butt, and he walked like a duck. I thought to myself, “This guy is a complete idiot.” Then, I looked more closely. “Hmm…,” I thought, “That’s not underwear. Those are sports pants… like basketball shorts… the mesh kind.” To confirm, I asked the client about it. The client confirmed, “Yeah, they’re basketball shorts.” I thanked him and he waddled away like a duck.
We have opinions about the composition and/or style of clothing that is appropriate to cover the body. We are accustomed to a look that includes attaching the top of the pants at or above the waste. We are talking about the location of a particular feature of a particular article of clothing, which is one piece of the composition/design of attire that clothes or covers the body.
Is it underwear or is it a bathing suit, or is it shorts, etc.? What difference does it make? My waddling client friend was fully clothed. Notwithstanding the labels and the connotations/expectations/meanings that I attach to them, I saw very clearly that I was the idiot.
Of course, the consequences of the design choice are another and separate dynamic of the pants-below-the-butt style.
Addiction: A Perspective
"This article explains addiction and shines a very important factor lying to and away from addiction. That is obtaining a healthy social structure. We recognize it as a support circle or revaluation of what we choose to be in our surroundings. We need to be social, yes, but we need to know what 'home' is to our selves. 'Home' is a place that reflects all good traits of yourself, reminds you of who you are, and reminds you of all of your potential. HOME drives you places you thought you'd never go independently.' Home for me is the nursing field and the horses. These two places give me simple silent reminders of my essence in its purity. Validation is found here. Extraordinary." ~ Michelle Ellerd
"...if we just taught young boys that rape isn't an option..." ~ Anna Akana
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"If we believed that we are one organically, how might things change?"
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