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Allowing :: Climate Change

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The most important component to success is … Being Ready! Many other great minds have considered and expounded upon this venerated topic from the angle of preparation, preparing or preparedness. They speak of books to read, education to receive, business plans to write or relationships to cultivate. Today, i introduce you to the easier angle (which is no angle, at all): Allowing!

Allowing by definition requires NO preparation. It is the antithesis of preparation. It is incongruous to strategize, plan or prepare for Allowing. While, at the same time we readily admit  that hindsight may reveal to you a process which through a neophyte’s prism might seem separately interlinked experiences which form as a chain of preparation.

To gain greater clarity, let us consider for a moment RECEIVING. It is often discussed as a two step process: believe and receive. The Art of Thrival teaches that the process is short-circuited when we fail to consider the role of FAITH as integral and concomitant to the process.

FAITH is the attitude one brings in order to exhibit the BELIEF necessary to RECEIVE or physically manifest a dream/thought/whisper/prayer. Think of it as a trinity. All in one and one in all.

Imagine water! FAITH is water in vapor form, BELIEF is water in liquid form and RECEIVE is water in frozen form. All exist as the same element, taking on different forms, textures and definitions depending on environmental conditions. It is only in the frozen form that the human eye can witness all three states at once. Yet, they were there all the time… existing as infinite possibilities.

Now consider for a moment, the petri dish/culture as your human experience. environment… it’s a conversation better had in the comfort of kindred spirits sharing in the experience of one of our Perfect :: the Revolution workshops or our progressive Art of Thrival weekend retreats.  Suffice to say, the moment in which you allow that water IS, you are then able to manipulate, manifest and witness the astounding possibilities that were there all the time. You are the Climate Change to which your world responds and takes form.  Your feelings are both themometer and thermostatAllowing is your highest state of readiness, therefore your greatest tool and vehicle to your success.

We look forward to sharing in the building of your bridge from dream to reality, from wish to actuality, from desire to manifestation.

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The Evolution of Humanity – Again!

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dEvolvingHey, this is a true departure from my normal posting … but, i found it a tad exciting, interesting, bewildering and in the end FUN!  After a long evening of lying around watching Million Dollar Listing, i awoke in the midday to find this exchange at one of the technology forums i happen to frequent.  First i regale you with my reply to the matter and then you can choose to sort out the drama if you dare.

BTW, this will mark my longest post … EVER!

(The names and site identification have been masked … unless someone gives me a reason to put ’em on blast … LOL)

**************My Reply

WOW … it’s a forum! REALLY … A F-O-R-U-M – A place of gathering around unifying thoughts, ideas, purpose or concepts. A FORUM (making it big so somebody might notice it) a place where broad, diverse and often divergent views are presented … this is hilarious! Laughable! At the end of the day, everybody goes back to their neutral corners where the world is just the flavor they left it before they VOLUNTARILY slipped down this rabbit hole.

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Smacks of the “rant” of an SS agent flushed with power. I laugh and thank you for the interestingly eye opening, behind the scenes look at the underpinnings (and dare i say seedy underbelly … LOL) … of not only this forum, but possibly many others. It is indeed a snapshot into the house of one of countless families around the world who espouse a view of the world that is born of a spirit of shallow bigotry and intolerance, IMHO.

In the crepuscular exodus from this landmark year i am reminded to view my own crass, witty, yet avuncular commentary and contribution to the world through a much broader prism.  I remind myself to respect, if not understand, the vastness of this universe and our societies.

I am literally floored (with laughter) by my naiveté of the human condition.  There are really people in the world who in this age of rapidly expanding technology and constantly shrinking borders and boundaries who find it as comfortable as a pair of old slippers to say things like, “littering the thread with bitchiness is not only not wanted its [sic] a very feminine trait, perhaps more appreciated at the twilight appreciation forums.”

In all frankness, i confess … i don’t know what the “twilight appreciation forums” means.  I’ll do my best to discover the relevance of the reference before day’s end.  Moreover, as i begin, again … LIFE is supposed to be FUN!  I am unable, unwilling or a combination of the two, to really give this the serious attention and gravitas that would be required in “flam[ing] the Mod” (i’ve heard of it, but not certain how to do it … LOL).  I encourage you my friend to “be easy and take it light.”  The journey continues.

Peace be the journey,

Rafiki

(feel free to reproduce and pass on as you see fit)

************** Drama Begins Here

All,
I have been attacked by a Mod, in case I get banned the below PM will explain why. You are welcome to use my email @@@@@@@@@ to contact me privately.

You may also choose to flame the Mod.

**********************

Quote:

Originally Posted by -@@@@@-

dear @@@@

concerning the |R|6.5.3|ROM|WWE| ? EnergyROM “Phoenix 2” 28011/21885 ?Dec 25? Sense 2.1/Titanium ? thread

yes i know people asking dumb questions is annoying

but im pretty sure there’s a better way to deal with it than throwing the toys out of the pram and leaving a lot of posts in a DEVELOPMENT thread (i made the word development big so you would notice it)

basically that thread is for people to ask question and get a response from either a helpful member or the chef. littering the thread with bitchiness is not only not wanted its a very feminine trait, perhaps more appreciated at the twilight appreciation forums

so to sum up my rant about you behaviour

if you have an answer give it. if you dont have an answer but still feel compelled to tell the person how much they’ve annoyed you by asking a question then please dont reply, because instead of making the forums clutter free you’ve forced me to delete a good few posts from the thread this took up time i couldve spent doing something worthwhile

regards @@@@@

Dear Sir,

If you feel that by trying to get users to post enough information to actually help them in one post rather than having to repeatedly asking for more information is flaming, spam or some other type of inappropriate behavior I apologize. From my quick scan of the thread in question the only post of mine you removed was a large red one requesting the user to post which ROM, radio etc he/she is using. Perhaps a bit loud but not inappropriate.

As you say your time could be better spent not having to delete my posts, I suggest Sir that you are correct, just as my time would be better spent helping users who don’t require a game of 20 questions to determine the source of their problem. Perhaps starting a new site called XDA-Helpdesk would be appropriate, as it seems that most users want things fixed for them rather than utilizing the recourses provided to resolve issues themselves.

I disagree with your summation that a DEVELOPMENT thread is to ask questions of the chef and/or helpful members to get answers. The purpose of ANY FORUM is to share information and learn from each other, in my not so humble opinion repeatedly asking the same questions without searching for an answer is less appropriate than the behavior you are questioning in me.

You also seem to have not observed the hundreds of helpful posts I have placed in my 3+ years on XDA, or the hours of time I spend researching real problems for users, or the time I spend working with the chefs to beta test ROMs before they are posted publicly. I feel that I do a lot of good here as do the many members that send me PM or publicly post thank you notes for my assistance. Yes I am sarcastic, cynical and rude I also do my job as a senior member of this community.

Thank you for your feedback and I will refrain from posting my opinions in the future.

V/R

@@@@ @@@@@@@

PS> I find your use of sexist references insulting and completely inappropriate. I may flame the obvious inattention of users, I do not personally attack them or post derogatory comments. Calling the kettle black is a far cry from being personally insulting. Please reconsider your use of language when posting.

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Hey, this is a true departure from my normal posting … but, i found it a tad exciting, interesting, bewildering and in the end FUN!  After a long evening of lying around watching Million Dollar Listing, i awoke in the midday to find this exchange at one of the technology forums i happen to frequent.  First i regale you with my reply to the matter and then you can choose to sort out the drama if you dare.

BTW, this will mark my longest post … EVER!

The names and site identification has been masked … unless someone gives me a reason to reveal it … LOL)

**************My Reply

WOW … it’s a forum! REALLY … A F-O-R-U-M – A place of gathering around unifying thoughts, ideas, purpose or concepts. A FORUM (making it big so somebody might notice it) a place where broad, diverse and often divergent views are presented … this is hilarious! Laughable! At the end of the day, everybody goes back to their neutral corners where the world is just the flavor they left it before they VOLUNTARILY slipped down this rabbit hole.

Smacks of the “rant” of an SS agent flushed with power. I laugh and thank you for the interestingly eye opening, behind the scenes look at the underpinnings (and dare i say seedy underbelly … LOL) … of not only this forum, but possibly many others. It is indeed a snapshot into the house of one of countless families around the world who espouse a view of the world that is born of a spirit of shallow bigotry and intolerance, IMHO.

In the crepuscular exodus from this landmark year i am reminded to view my own crass, witty, yet avuncular commentary and contribution to the world through a much broader prism.  I remind myself to respect, if not understand, the vastness of this universe and our societies.

I am literally floored (with laughter) by my naiveté of the human condition.  There are really people in the world who in this age of rapidly expanding technology and constantly shrinking borders and boundaries who find it as comfortable as a pair of old slippers to say things like, “littering the thread with bitchiness is not only not wanted [ its] a very feminine trait, perhaps more appreciated at the twilight appreciation forums.”

In all frankness, i confess … i don’t know what the “twilight appreciation forums” means.  I’ll do my best to discover the relevance of the reference before day’s end.  Moreover, as i begin, again … LIFE is supposed to be FUN!  I am unable, unwilling or a combination of the two, to really give this the serious attention and gravitas that would be required in “flam[ing] the Mod” (i’ve heard of it, but not certain how to do it … LOL).  I encourage you my friend to “be easy and take it light.”  The journey continues.

Peace be the journey,

Rafiki

(feel free to reproduce and pass on as you see fit)

************** Drama Begins Here

All,
I have been attacked by a Mod, in case I get banned the below PM will explain why. You are welcome to use my email @@@@@@@@@ to contact me privately.

You may also choose to flame the Mod. http://forum.xda-developers.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

**********************

Quote:

Originally Posted by -@@@@@-

dear @@@@

concerning the |R|6.5.3|ROM|WWE| ? EnergyROM “Phoenix 2” 28011/21885 ?Dec 25? Sense 2.1/Titanium ? thread

yes i know people asking dumb questions is annoying

but im pretty sure there’s a better way to deal with it than throwing the toys out of the pram and leaving a lot of posts in a DEVELOPMENT thread (i made the word development big so you would notice it)

basically that thread is for people to ask question and get a response from either a helpful member or the chef. littering the thread with bitchiness is not only not wanted its a very feminine trait, perhaps more appreciated at the twilight appreciation forums

so to sum up my rant about you behaviour

if you have an answer give it. if you dont have an answer but still feel compelled to tell the person how much they’ve annoyed you by asking a question then please dont reply, because instead of making the forums clutter free you’ve forced me to delete a good few posts from the thread this took up time i couldve spent doing something worthwhile

regards PiLoT

Dear Sir,

If you feel that by trying to get users to post enough information to actually help them in one post rather than having to repeatedly asking for more information is flaming, spam or some other type of inappropriate behavior I apologize. From my quick scan of the thread in question the only post of mine you removed was a large red one requesting the user to post which ROM, radio etc he/she is using. Perhaps a bit loud but not inappropriate.

As you say your time could be better spent not having to delete my posts, I suggest Sir that you are correct, just as my time would be better spent helping users who don’t require a game of 20 questions to determine the source of their problem. Perhaps starting a new site called XDA-Helpdesk would be appropriate, as it seems that most users want things fixed for them rather than utilizing the recourses provided to resolve issues themselves.

I disagree with your summation that a DEVELOPMENT thread is to ask questions of the chef and/or helpful members to get answers. The purpose of ANY FORUM is to share information and learn from each other, in my not so humble opinion repeatedly asking the same questions without searching for an answer is less appropriate than the behavior you are questioning in me.

You also seem to have not observed the hundreds of helpful posts I have placed in my 3+ years on XDA, or the hours of time I spend researching real problems for users, or the time I spend working with the chefs to beta test ROMs before they are posted publicly. I feel that I do a lot of good here as do the many members that send me PM or publicly post thank you notes for my assistance. Yes I am sarcastic, cynical and rude I also do my job as a senior member of this community.

Thank you for your feedback and I will refrain from posting my opinions in the future.

V/R

@@@@ @@@@@@@

PS> I find your use of sexist references insulting and completely inappropriate. I may flame the obvious inattention of users, I do not personally attack them or post derogatory comments. Calling the kettle black is a far cry from being personally insulting. Please reconsider your use of language when posting.

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Smile often

Happiness is found often in a smile.

Big_SmilesIn even our most difficult times, we find that a smile is the source to catapult us out. It is the element that helps us find that seed to sprout forth change, from difficulty to possibility. In a mere smile you may find an ocean of bliss filled reality.

In a smile; I find a reason to rise above, to jump for joy, to reach for the stars and to move beyond that which I call, limitations.

Today, I celebrate the simplicity of a smile.

I encourage you to smile often!

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