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The Friday Dose #76

We all need to   s l o w d o w n . We need more peace, less thinking. We need less striving and more senseless joy. 212 more words

Society And The Future

The Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

“Every new and successful example, therefore, of a perfect separation between the ecclesiastical and civil matters, is of importance; and I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together.” – James Madison (1789)

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Politics

saymber reblogged this on As I see it and commented:

I was looking for a post such as this to share my joy about the Supreme Court actually taking a look at the law with unbiased lenses and making a decision on this issue that upholds AND REASSERTS to those in disagreement with this decision, the liberty and rights of ALL Americans. I am soooo happy for my fellow Americans!

SonFest returning to St. John Neumann

Matthews – Mint Hill Weekly

Posted by Crystal O’Gorman on June 19, 2015 in News

Annual carnival-style festival predicted to attract thousands

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Newspaper

Taurus

Taurus

Horoscope for the year

Now is the right time for you to venture in and assist a companion or associate who may be battling on a prominent assignment. 59 more words

Aries

Aries

horoscope for the Year <3: Aries

Now is the right time for you to venture in and assist a companion or associate who may be battling on a prominent assignment. 59 more words

Aries

Practice Kindness

I want to ask you a question: when was the last time that you went out of your way to do something kind for someone that you did not know? 136 more words

Blogging

saymber reblogged this on As I see it and commented:

Another positive post from our friend Dream Big, Dream Often with my rather lengthy caveat lol....brevity is NOT my strong suite! There has to be a balance in this. I agree it's very important to help others - to care about our fellow human beings and the other life forms we share this planet with but we also need care for ourselves first and I don't mean in how society tells us we should. What is the common definition of selfishness and is it really true? http://www.scribd.com/doc/17105822/Erich-Fromm-Selfishness-and-Self-Love#scribd Too many people may be self absorbed aka "selfish" in the definition given to us by religion but may be people of our world were more selfish - knowing and loving their authentic selves and in turn being able to extend this out to those less fortunate, we'd have a more balanced and adjusted one! Most people in our world don't know who they are and what they do know they don't love! They are not worthy, they are not "good enough" - condemned at birth with the "original sin." Most people, especially in America, spend every day, nearly and actually killing themselves to make someone else's dream come true! Day in and day out, struggling to be the worlds definition of self - this is what sent me over the edge to a nervous breakdown! I spent most of my life trying to please, appease and help others at the cost of my own identity! I had no idea of who I was, what I wanted in life and was miserable for 34 plus years! In the past being alone with myself was torture! I'd just cast about trying to figure out what to do with "myself." I always looked outside of myself for help - religion, other people, animals, shopping, excessive exercise, too much time at work, eating too much (comfort/unhealthy) food and too much alcohol. I was grasping all around me to fill the gaping abyss created from the moment I was born up until my early 30's by the world I was raised in. A world designed to make me look anywhere but within for comfort to my anxiety and fear of being alone. I'd look in the mirror and want to claw away what stared back at me -- I knew there was someone in there but I couldn't get to her! The lights were on, but nobody was home. As I've come to find out in the years since my nervous break-down in 2002 - which cost me my 16 year AF career and marriage - I was a victim of a horrible software program lol! For the past 12 years since my medical retirement, I have had to replace this faulty software with a program of MY design! Initially AA, psychiatrists and psychologists were needed to help me with this endeavor, but gradually as I "got free," I learned not to entirely RELY on any external source and in the process found MY source. As I've discovered in reflecting on my past, who I have found was ALWAYS trying to get out - that girl in the mirror (your post yesterday) and it took a catastrophic break down to finally get her free. We have been made prisoners in the blueprint of our American dream - ironically we are the jailers with the key!

Sacred Places

All my life I have visited sacred sites when I could, and I have been lucky enough to visit many. Whether ancient church, temple, stone circle or legendary landscape, there is something about these sites that touches a place deep within. 998 more words

Spirituality