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The Way of Empathy

“Blessed is he who prefers his brother over himself”

Baha’ullah

We are caught up in a World where we are always competing with one another. We are caught up in the mode of survival, the life of an animal. We are living in the rat race. Often it does not matter what we do to other people we thinks, as, hey as long as I succeed then its all good right? But is that really the case? Is this really the way live? And more importantly, does this make you happy?

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The Common Path

The path we are designated to go on through to social conditioning we are exposed to is that of competition. Often the quote ‘Dog eat dog’ is prevalent on this physical plain and it is also evident in how many competitions there are (could sports on this planet be said to be all about competition… I think so!). We are always aiming to get to the top and society is a like a pyramid, similar to the food chain. Yes, correct, we are on top of the food chain, but this does not mean we will be here forever, and more importantly, does not mean we should be trying to get in front of our fellow human beings.

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As a matter of fact maybe we should encourage others to succeed before ourselves?

The Blessing

When you truly care for others you suddenly realize how all of your burdens appear ever so light. Better yet truly understanding, caring and helping others, I believe, is the way to live on this planet. Similar to how a branch, when cut off from a tree, ceases to be part of it any longer, so we, when we become selfish and self-centered, cut ourselves off from, everyone else, which means we cut ourselves of from OURSELVES.

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True salvation is helping others and becoming one with them; after all we are all part of the same experience.

Try it out for a week, a month, a year, I guarantee you will never look back!

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Accepting Life’s Vision

“We can either decide now to full embrace everything, or we can attempt to plan every detail and dismay when it all goes wrong”. 

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The Social construct

The society we live is pretty much made up for us to work on auto-pilot. We go to work (usually from 9-5) and then we come back, eat, do an activity, watch TV and sleep. Then the weekends come and we blow it all away in a state of intoxication and before you know it… Monday is back on our doorstep and the morose begins again.

We are living a life of routine.

The life where everything is to plan and we carefully allow ourselves to have designated periods of pleasure. But the problem is, these pleasures are so few and far between that we are often left feeling worse than when we undertook them.

In our depression when then plan a course back to the top. We execute each step to precision to reach a designated goal, and then… it all comes tumbling down, even if we did achieve what we wanted, still that same feeling… emptiness.

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Allowing Things To Be

So it’s very clear here that when we try and plan our lives it just doesn’t go the way we want it. It appears there is a force at large which is governing things (call it God, Universe, Nature etc.). Life is divinely planned and yes we do have a free will, it is like deciding which road to take on your journey. But… do not expect to turn up in London if you take the road leading to Manchester.

I believe the first thing one should do to combat the extremities of life is to accept it. Now accepting doesn’t mean falling into your desires and all those things which lead you further down the road of disappointment; but actively embracing life, connecting to our true selves and allowing life to govern us.

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Instead of asking what the meaning of life is rather we should ask something else; what is life asking of us?

We should aim to dig deep down back into our childhood, find what we truly love to do, and accept the call to adventure.

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Read a similar article I wrote about this – 4 Tips on how to find / reconnect to your true self 

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The Beauty of Adversity

Adversity can either MAKE you or it can BREAK you

Choose one.

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Life is like the seasons, sometimes your up, sometimes your down. Sometimes its warm, sometimes its cold. Instead of looking to change the way life works we have an amazing ability to adapt, to learn and gather the jewels from whatever difficulty your are facing right now. There is ALWAYS more than you know.

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What is Adversity?

Adversity is often a difficult or unpleasant situation. We all endure this in life (some more than others) and for many of us it can be very tough. The thing is we must go through adversity in order to grown and learn from life. But too often, these difficulties become too much and we seek external help; not that there is anything wrong with that now and then, but seeking externally is a route to dissatisfaction. The power to overcome is within.

Adversity could range from losing a job, losing a family member or even losing the whole essence of who you are. Many people go through this in life and unfortunately, with the way life is set up, there are many escape routes. TV, Food, Alcohol, Drugs, Sex many of these things are used are gateways for escape.

The problem with this is that you have just missed a huge opportunity for growth, knowledge and expansion. Even if you temporarily manage to forget about your struggles, they will return, tenfold.

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Why you should be grateful for your Adversity

Lets face it, who truly from the bottom of their hearts wants a boring, easy secure life? A life where all you do is lounge around, and everything is planned and nothing goes wrong yet nothing goes right, and you are effectively living out a sorry existence? Who really wants that? Not me that for sure. In my view, if that how you see life, then maybe this article is not for you. To live like that means that you are living like zombie.

(Read – Truth about Happiness)

What is so amazing about difficulty in life is that it reveals yourself to you. All the inner workings of how you as a person operate on this serene plane.

Often when we go through adversity we wish it never came, and spend hours in regret wishing of what could have been; instead of realising the grand opportunity right in front of you.

This has happened for a reason, and after the initial depression if you are able to learn and grow, I promise you on the other side of your adversity, once you have overcome and learnt; your wildest dreams are there waiting for you.

Ultimately, be grateful for adversity, it will all make sense in the end.

Steve Jobs once said:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever will add up in the future. Some day you will look back, and it will all have worked out”

This quote sums up this article, everything is meant to happen, and just as the seasons are a permanent feature of the weather system on Earth, so is adversity. Learn to work with the seasons.

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How to learn and grow with Adversity

Just like the seasons force up to prepare accordingly, so our adversity teaches us how to live our lives.

Each difficulty opportunity for growth and knowledge about yourself. Never run away from it, face each difficulty exactly how it is, accept it, and work with it. The obstacle in the way becomes the way.

Every step you take is a step closer to the destination and if you are never afraid to fail, then you will always meet with adversity. But what is so beautiful about adversity is that it teaches you what you need to know. It helps you grow as a person, and ultimately it allows you to become your true selfshutterstock_367015991-1000x641.

If you decide to face your adversity, you will one day look back in awe, at just how much you have accomplished. Never run away from your fears, embrace them like the night embraces the day.

 

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Until next time, peace and blessings – Junaid. X

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The Present Oppurtunity

“Some days I just don’t know what to write about, heck some days I don’t even know what to think about. Its as if my brain has been lulled and induced to be some sort of way. This feels like fog, brain fog”  

Unknown – 2017

 

Lets face it guys, life can be tough. It has been for me the last few months, and there doesn’t seem to be a feasible way out of this. When life gets like this for people, it can be very easy to give up and throw in the towel.

It’s as life has forgotten about us and whistled by, like missing the last bus ride home.

Surely there must be some way to deal with this, running away has made it worse!

 

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Why this is happening

Our lives are intertwined with everyone else’s life, and whether you like it or not these people exist! Life on this planet is like spirals and change is a permanent feature in our evanescent time here in this physical reality.

Everything happens for a reason and with free-will we can decide what paths to take, There are always consequences, karma does not play favourite.

What we know of karma anyway, in regards to the definition, is… ‘dislodged’ to say the least. (Read here)

What has happened, was meant to happen, and what is to happen is meant to happen…However, this does not mean that we cannot do something about it. We can. Everything which is past or future, was/is made here right in the present. Live in the now and reclaim your true self.

 

 

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You are still alive

A famous movie once said that ‘every passing second is another chance to turn it all around’. 

Nothing could be closer to the truth than this powerful statement. Often this is also backed up by another famous question…

‘If you were to relive your life again, what would you do differently?’

Many people will answer this question by outlining their inner truest hopes for life. many of these have been now dashed as people have come to accept the life the way it is. But like I said above it is not over!

 

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Parting Worlds

Everything going on in your life now is exactly how you would want it. You have decided to go this way for such a long time now, that you know nothing better.

The new path is opening up for you in the form of your greatest fears. Continue to shut this out, and eventually this will shut you down.

But if one was to explore this path and enter a new world, what great treasures may truly await thee?

Accept the call to adventure, and don’t be afraid to look back in absolute awe at what you have achieved.

 

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The lie you have been sold

“EVERYTHING you have been told since your entry to this planet has been a lie”

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What if I was to tell you that each and every thing you have come to know about life since the day you were born is… a lie? You would laugh at me right? How can everything be a lie, I mean half of it was told by my parents, why would they lie to me?!

Interesting questions indeed and ones I will most definitely attempt to answer in this article. The thing is, your parents did not they were lying to you, because…. they were lied to themselves.

 

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The Illusion

Since the dawn of the technological age, mankind has been manipulated. We have seen large swathes of new devices accompany us in our life, and this is setting everything up for the full scale to the 5G grid, the virtual reality. Some could say this already exists. If you look at the youth of today coming out of schools, you will see they have more technology than one can care to describe. These ‘kids’ are fully kitted with the latest Smartphone,tablet, iPod and god knows what else. Now from the forefront, these devices could seem harmless. I mean a child will just play with these and heck, some may even use them for success, there are a lot of smart kids these days and they can use these devices for their benefit can they not? Granted, there are some that may be able to do that but i Think we are missing the point here…

The thing is when children grow up with these devices they lose touch with the world around them, instead being emancipated by the virtual reality. This means they do not know how to live in this world with harmony; furthermore they will go on to fulfil dysfunctional relationships and lead an unsatisfactory life. It is crippling to the development of a human being to introduce technology so early on to their lives, and i am afraid my friends that is the stark reality of the world we are living in today.

Now the illusion is this; we grow up in a virtual reality and become so immersed in it that we never stop to look around at the beauty we have on this planet. Finally when we do, it will be too late, the world will no loner be what it once was. We are fast approaching the point of no return.

 

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Genetic manipulation

Its a well known fact that human beings have two DNA strands and these strands compromised of all our genetic information which makes us a human. This includes the animalistic side and the rational side. Often as humans we are caught up in a battle between these two sides and its extremely interesting how we have been made up of two essentially opposing forces.

Would it interest you to know that originally the human being had not 2 but 12 DNA strands?!

We have been genetically manipulated.

There is an ancient race called the Annunaki (I suggest you google them for more information) and what this race essentially did was alter the human being to make them into a worker race. This means the human can be used to mine for the elements on Earth, and this is the Annunaki’s plan. They are still here, underground.

But why would they do such a thing?

That topic is to deep to get into in this article, however I can say this. The human race is one big experiment, and one which has failed miserably.

 

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New World Order

Since 9/11 the World has been a very different place and this event ushered in the start of the new world order (NWO). Many people in the alternative media have many theories for why 9/11 happened and these range from oil, money and invasion purposes. But it actually runs deeper. You see 9/11 as a whole was committed to usher in multiple different factors. There were numerous parties involved (ET’s included – a common party associated with Earth), and ultimately 9/11 allowed for certain elements to compound together and create the New World Order, the cashless society, the 24/7 surveillance society, the AI society, the society of destruction.

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Why your parents have lied to you

So we grow up in a family and often a lot of the foundations are influenced by our parents. These are basic beliefs which we come to know and often carry through into adulthood. These beliefs are also very hard to undo once firmly planted in the subconscious. This is what causes cognitive dissonance in later years.

Cognitive dissonance is the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.

Often it is very difficult to accept change as one has become very accustomed to the way reality is, once this is challenged it is extremely frightening.

Now the reason your parents lied to you is because they have been lied to themselves. Social conditioning has been going on for quite some time now, especially in the last century. This has created families which are dysfunctional, and when these families go on to procreate, the situation just gets worse. I mean look at the kids coming out of school today, it is truly an upsetting sight. These kids have all the latest gadgets (iPhone, iPad etc.) and are immersed in a  false reality. The problem with this is not the device itself (although they are involved with black magic which I will discuss in a future article) it is the way it is being used, especially early on in life. This creates children who grow up not knowing the real world around them, not knowing the connection to Mother Earth.

Think about it like this folks. If your parents never stop to ponder life and the true nature of our existence and instead go by societies standards how do you think they will raise their kids? Ignorance is not bliss guys, it is hell.

That’s the thing you see, there is no heaven or hell after this life, but there is internal heaven/ hell and most of us are swathed deep under the sinking sand of internal hell. How upsetting this really is. We are cut off from our true connection, our true essence.

E A R T H – anagram for H E A R T. 

When there is no connection to Mother Earth, we become no different than the Artificial Intelligence (AI), and this is what I will discuss next.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The amount of technology that we are surrounded by right now is frightening and the thing is that it is all become automated. Everything is being tracked and we are moving closer and closer to a cashless society.

When we are immersed in this society we will be controlled by everything we do. Virtually everything will be tracked and the powers that be can stop you at any moment by freezing your bank account, without any cash, you are doomed to a sorry existence.

AI is swiftly ramping up and we are already at a stage where we are being programmed. Just look around at the advertisements everywhere, they are communicating with you subliminally, whilst also influencing your behavior in so many ways that you could not even imagine.

We are being controlled guys and all this new age stuff about the impending doom of AI and a New World Order is garbage and do you know why? BECAUSE ITS ALREADY HERE!

The AI being introduced now has the capability of destroying the consciousness of this planet. We are at a critical time in humanity right now and we MUST make the right decision

 

The Light at the end of the tunnel

Even though this whole article may appear to be fear-mongering I have to emphasis something. The reason this stuff is all coming out is because the truth will always prevail, and like i said earlier, we now have a golden opportunity to turn this all around.

Gandhi once said Be the change you want to see in the World” 

This is what we must do. In order to change the World we must first change ourselves. Let us truly forgive ourselves, let us forgive others, let us be compassionate with all life and let us connect back to our true source.

I am pretty sure once we do this, the current system we are entrenched in will cease to exit.

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PEACE AND LOVE, BROWN BOY. X

 

 

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How to deal with a setback

“A setback is a Setup for a comeback”

Junaid Khan

Throughout the life of aspiration, one will encounter many setbacks. Often when these occur everything seems confusing and separate. We cannot put two and two together in order to move forward. One can start to feel as if they have failed and this is the end. However, it does not have to be like this. After the initial gloom we can really (if we choose to) gather our tools and once again continue with our dream

 

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What is a Setback?

A setback is something which occurs when you momentarily fail at something. You were doing well and suddenly everything collapsed, and in dramatic fashion! Its like a football team who have been playing well all season, then out of the blue they suffer a rare defeat. this then hinders the team and they end up falling way short of the mark come the end of the season. Could I mention Arsenal FC from 2005-2014 here? They are a prime example.

A setback can very quickly become the end. During a setback, energy levels are low and we are often left contemplating why we even embarked upon the designated task in the first place. this can lead to a lot of soul searching and one may even change paths (which is not a bad thing)

However setbacks do not define us.

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We can turn this around…

 

 

Why Have I Encountered A Setback?

On a personal note I am a very superstitious person when it comes to this question, and i often believe that there is something written that is meant to be played out in our lives; and this can be said about setbacks.

Simply put, a setback is meant to happen. Often life is testing your will to see what your made off. Another notion could be that what you were doing in pursuit of your goal / dream was in-congruent to what you truly wanted. Finally it could be that what you are doing is not working and you finally have realised this, a blessing in disguise. You have jumped out of the river of illusion.

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Steps To Deal with A Setback

  1. Allow time for the failure to sink in – It is important to allow thyself to go through the periods of downward energies in order to learn what is required. When you encounter a setback, face it as it is, and do not run away from the ill feeling. Instead, embrace it and allow yourself to feel all those painful energies; trust me it will help.
  2. Ask Yourself… Why Did This Happen? As I said earlier setbacks have a blessing in disguise. Truly look within and ask why did this setback occur. Was I doing the wrong thing? Am I truly invested in this? Do I want this? What did I do wrong? What does my heart tell me? These questions will help you figure out why this occurred.
  3. Focus On What You CAN Do – Setbacks occur for a multitude of reasons and often these reasons are not in control. To simplify matters, observe the setback and think of constructive ways you can overcome it, through the use of your own will; and realise this, the key to your dream lies in the factors within the remit of our control. Once we master these, the external forces will acquiesce to allow the fulfilment of your dream.

 

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I have been away for a long time and have had to do a lot of soul searching. I am still learning like all of you guys who read my articles. I would like to take this moment to thank all those who take the time to read, like and share my articles; you are my inspiration and the reason why I have returned to my dream; I had a setback too, and guess what? it was exactly what I needed.

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Peace and love, Brown Boy.

 

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Truth about Happiness

So often in life we are steeped in the past or future forgetting the very essence of who we are or where are as unique life forms -the present moment.

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It is understandable. We live a life awaiting for certain things to make us happy. Maybe it’s the mortgage being paid off; maybe its that new car, maybe once I get this physique I will be happy. I get it, these things may bring happiness, but I assure you it will only be temporary.

When you live a life waiting to be happy, you will never truly live. Everything you do will be based on the belief that happiness is a future goal to be attained, instead of realising it can be sought, right here, right now.

Many of us get caught up in the trap of believing the future holds the life we seek, and by doing so we unconsciously sabotage the beauty of the life around us right now. Often we chip away at our goals day by day, until finally we achieve the desired outcome. But guess what? We are still unhappy, there is a void, something is missing. We have been partaking in an illusion.

On the other hand there are those that wait. They believe some miracle will come their way and they will be happy. As much as I spread my love and hope towards these people, I can simply only describe this as ‘Wishful thinking’. Guys + Girls, if you continue to wait, nothing will happen, you have to take action.

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Enjoying the process

At the end of the day, its not about what we get from something, it is who we become. There was once a story of a wise man who was asked to mentor a young man and assist him in climbing up a mountain to seek vast treasures. The wise man reluctantly agreed. They both toiled up the mountain for many days and months, learning numerous things along the way. The men finally reached the top. The young man looked around, there appeared to be nothing. He then turned to the wise fellow with a confused look on his face and queried whether he knew where the treasure was? The wise man insantly handed the young man a stone.

Here is your treasure” He said.

The young man was confused. He had climbed all this way and toiled for many months, to get a, stone?!

So you mean I have travelled all this way, to get a small stone? This isn’t worth anything!” The Young man cried.

The wise man then looking at the individual straight in the eye said to him

” In life, it is not about the destination, it is about the journey”

This is what I wanted my whole article to be about, this quote right here. Who we become far outweighs what we get, and brings us much happiness.

The evolution into becoming what we want is truly the reason why we unertake a certain task, the destination of that journey is like the cherry, on top of the icing, on the cake. Read more – Tips to connect to true self

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The Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the universe”

Neale Donald Walsh

Look around you, look very close, you will begin to see that in today’s society many people are not grateful for what they have, as a matter of fact they behave in a totally opposite way. We live in a society where many people are complaining about their life and circumstances. A way out of this, offered by the elite is to keep attempting to make one self better, through the possession of materialistic items, however, this does not satisfy us. It actually makes us want more and thereby not appreciate what we currently have. We live in a World where a lot of us (me included) are never truly grateful for the miracle of life, and for the fact we are alive… right here, right now.

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Why / How is Gratitude so powerful?!

Employing gratitude is an EXTREMELY powerful process. When you stop, reflect on life and be truly grateful for what you have your life will begin to change. You will genuinely be happy. Gone will be the days of claiming to be a happy once a future goal is reached, you can choose to be happy NOW.

Gratitude is the key to happiness. Daily practice of gratitude can ironically allow you to reach your goals faster. Ever heard the saying ‘fake it till you make it’? Well this is similar to gratitude, be happy now, be grateful now, feel how you would in your ideal life now, and guess what? One of the most important steps towards your goal is achieved. Be grateful for the flowers outside, your family helping you out, a stranger giving you way in traffic, and even for the food on your plate. Some of the most happiest people are those with nothing at all to their name. They have nothing, yet somehow, have everything.

How to practice gratitude

Practising gratitude is a very simple process and need not be complicated, however, there are many different ways to practice gratitude. Here are some of my favourites.

  • Gratitude Journal – Every day, find three new things to be grateful about and write them down in as much detail as possible. Whenever feeling ungrateful, simply refer back to your gratitude journal.

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    Here are some examples
  • Speak gratitude into existence – As you go about your day, attempt to notice as many things to be grateful for as possible. When you see something, marvel at it, do not judge it, simply be grateful for its beauty, and say it out loud.

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  • Give more thanks – Saying thank you is one, if not the most powerful form of gratitude you can employ. Say thank you for everything. For your life, for the postman delivering you valuable letters, your mother for her home-cooked foods. Say thank you more, and you will receive more.

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Lastly, attempt to always see life with the attitude of gratitude. Be genuinely grateful, and you will be happy, I guarantee it.

Thank you for reading this article. Read more on these topics

Truth about Happiness

The Beauty Of Giving

How To Continually Grow Stronger In A Negative World

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4 Tips on how to find / reconnect to your true self 

In our lives there are so many people to look up to and this is a blessing for sure. However, we must always aim to connect back to our true selves as that is where the real truth lies

You have been undergoing conditioning 

Conditioning is known as something which has a significant influence over you, and then makes you behave in a certain way. A lot of our lives we have been conditioned to take on board fear and insecurity in order to make us a shadow of TRUE selves. This is done (by the powers that be) to cut us off from source, from divine, from our heart. However, conditioning isn’t just the news and matrix society, conditioning (as explained by the late Max Spiers) is actually everything outside of ourselves. This means to connect to our divine energy, we must rid ourselves of everything outside of ourselves and connect within.

How to reconnect

Despite all of this conditioning, we as humans have remarkable power and due to universal law are bound by free will. We do not have to participate in these mind games, we are free to do as we TRULY wish.

Here are four quick tips to re-establish that inner connection, and these can be used at any time to get you back into flow.

1.) Slow Down – We live in a 9-5 clock based society, where we seem to always be rushing around from one thing to another. Taking time on each task may sem counterproductive at first, however, it can actually help you accomplish whatever your doing with more quality and precision. Slowwww down, breathe and do not rush around, it will help, you have my word.

2.) Meditation – Meditation is one of the greatest if not the greatest tip I can give you. Meditation will allow you to truly connect to the divine. Now there are may ways to meditate, simply start with 10 minutes a day, sitting somewhere (preferable alone and way from any distractions, including people!) and focus on your breath. Even 5-10 minutes daily can be very powerful finding out who you really are.

3.) Live in the present moment – Living in the present moment is what we used to do as kids, but nowadays we are either living regretting the past, or worrying about the future. Stop, be present, and do it for as long as you can, whenever you can.

4.) Turn off the TV! – The TV is toxic, even if something productive is on. Studies show that after the 20th minute of watch Television our brains go into a Beta Mind state similar to when we are dreaming, and we are being directly controlled. Turn it off, close the book, turn off the music, seclude yourself (for a period of time) and reclaim your sovereignty.

Read more about Happiness here Truth about Happiness

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Muscular Pumps

The pump is something which is known as when the body fills up with blood, and expanding like a balloon. Arnold Schwarzenegger once described it equal (or even better) than the one of the deepest highest sensations known to man, ejaculation. However, the severity and length of the pump are determined by numerous factors…

 

Myofibrillar Hypertrophy (high reps)

bodybuilder-331670_1280So first we come to myofibrillar hypertrophy (tongue twister, eh?). This time of hypertrophy involves the use of light weights for higher reps, typically 12-20 with short rest intervals, or sometimes, none at all! This produces an inflation of the muscles, and can sometimes come under the ‘chasing the pump’ category. Typically these kind of pumps are easier to get for even a newbie to bodybuilding.

 

Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (low reps)

Secondly we come to sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, which is strength training. This form of training predominantly centres around the variables of lower reps (4-6), heavy weight, and long rest intervals (3-7 min.). This kind of training, can, at first, seem counterproductive. To walk into a gym and sit around for 5 minutes in between sets, as a pose to burning out and sweating buckets on the floor. However, with strength training, you can begin to lift heavy, and the heavier weights you lift, the bigger you will be (with correct form of course), there is no doubt about it at all.

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Squatting (deep) is one of the best mass build exercises

 

So… Which one to choose?!

I am afraid this final answer is goal dependent, and is something you, the viewer must answer. However, I can leave you with some parting words

“Doing two or more things at the same time splits our consciousness in two or more ways”

Simply put, no one said you can’t do both…

 

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