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Mind Exposure 1-17-16

100_00631In life there will always be conflicts of interest, differences of opinion and clashes of cultural ideologies. To put it bluntly, we will always have to deal with the fact we all think and feel differently than one another. The key is to embrace the fact we are different, enjoy the diversity within the human race. If we all had similar thoughts and carbon copy emotions , then this would be a very boring robotic life.

It’s best to avoid conflict by being understanding of the differences between us, but sometimes I is unavoidable. When you unable to avoid the conflict, you should always remain respectful and embrace the differences between you and your adversary. No reason to take anything personal, even if it is directed at you personally. If you take everything personally, you only give the other person power over your emotions and you diminish your ability to reason. It best to take what is aimed at you objectively, keep your emotions and your ego out of the equation. Emotions will come in to play later after you have had plenty of time to process the conflict in whole.

Be positive, be yourself without regret, fear of rejection and expectation of acceptance. The only reward one should seek is the satisfaction of being true to yourself and to your nature. Plus by being true to who you are, you can see yourself more clearly. The more you accept the good and bad within who you are, the easier it is to improve the amazing and complex person you have become.

 

Ray Barbier

 

Mind Exposure 1-17-16 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Mind Exposure 1-17-16

100_00631In life there will always be conflicts of interest, differences of opinion and clashes of cultural ideologies. To put it bluntly, we will always have to deal with the fact we all think and feel differently than one another. The key is to embrace the fact we are different, enjoy the diversity within the human race. If we all had similar thoughts and carbon copy emotions , then this would be a very boring robotic life.

It’s best to avoid conflict by being understanding of the differences between us, but sometimes I is unavoidable. When you unable to avoid the conflict, you should always remain respectful and embrace the differences between you and your adversary. No reason to take anything personal, even if it is directed at you personally. If you take everything personally, you only give the other person power over your emotions and you diminish your ability to reason. It best to take what is aimed at you objectively, keep your emotions and your ego out of the equation. Emotions will come in to play later after you have had plenty of time to process the conflict in whole.

Be positive, be yourself without regret, fear of rejection and expectation of acceptance. The only reward one should seek is the satisfaction of being true to yourself and to your nature. Plus by being true to who you are, you can see yourself more clearly. The more you accept the good and bad within who you are, the easier it is to improve the amazing and complex person you have become.

 

Ray Barbier

 

Mind Exposure 1-17-16 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Mind Exposure 1-17-16 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Mind Exposure 12-31-2015

mp900427741Serving Humanity, Something most of us rarely think about or we leave it others to do. Doing such things as feeding, clothing and help find housing for the needy or just showing kindness and hospitality towards strangers, visitors and others in general are all part of the territory of helping / serving fellow human beings. Why stop at humans, stray, abandoned and abuse animals also need compassion and food. A heart that is compassionate towards all life is a healthy heart. To put aside our own egos and our nature to be self-serving and to embrace a compassionate and humble mentality is quite honorable. It’s easy to be like the majority and worry only about oneself and those whom one loves and knows. It may a bit hard to be humble and dedicated to serve others, but the rewards are great. The satisfaction of helping others is just one benefit, the other benefit includes the friendships that will e forged in the process along with the creation of better self character. You will become more positive through doing positive and compassionate works. Though it is said one can not get into heaven on good works alone, that implies good works are one of the requirements one needs to enter. Good works are a reflection of ones heart and spirit, this is what makes the works truly good.

 

This Post Made me think of Matthew Vs 34-40

34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35For I was  hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee  hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 34 -40

Mind Exposure 12-31-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Mind Exposure 12-31-2015

mp900427741Serving Humanity, Something most of us rarely think about or we leave it others to do. Doing such things as feeding, clothing and help find housing for the needy or just showing kindness and hospitality towards strangers, visitors and others in general are all part of the territory of helping / serving fellow human beings. Why stop at humans, stray, abandoned and abuse animals also need compassion and food. A heart that is compassionate towards all life is a healthy heart. To put aside our own egos and our nature to be self-serving and to embrace a compassionate and humble mentality is quite honorable. It’s easy to be like the majority and worry only about oneself and those whom one loves and knows. It may a bit hard to be humble and dedicated to serve others, but the rewards are great. The satisfaction of helping others is just one benefit, the other benefit includes the friendships that will e forged in the process along with the creation of better self character. You will become more positive through doing positive and compassionate works. Though it is said one can not get into heaven on good works alone, that implies good works are one of the requirements one needs to enter. Good works are a reflection of ones heart and spirit, this is what makes the works truly good.

 

This Post Made me think of Matthew Vs 34-40

34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35For I was  hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee  hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 34 -40

Mind Exposure 12-31-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Mind Exposure 12-31-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Mind Exposure 12-16-2015

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Enjoy the moment you are in and each moment that follows, for a moment only has its own time to be and never will it be again. Enjoy and celebrate who you are, you are the only person like you in all existence. Once your time is up you shall not be again, a lifetime is but a small amount of time to exist. So do not doubt yourself and do not cheat yourself from becoming the best you that you can be. Worry little about if others like or accept you, fo there will always be those that oppose and/or dislike you. Just the same there will be many who will love and accept you for who you are, So walk away from those who shun you and embrace those that do. Think no ill thoughts of those who dislike you. Life is way too short to waste energy trying to convince someone to like you, so use that time and energy on better things.

 

 

This is your moment, this is your life! Cherish it, embrace it and constantly work at making each moment more memorable than the last. This life is a gift, Celebrate it, live it and be thankful for this chance to exist.

Raymond Barbier

Mind Exposure 12-16-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Mind Exposure 12-16-2015

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Enjoy the moment you are in and each moment that follows, for a moment only has its own time to be and never will it be again. Enjoy and celebrate who you are, you are the only person like you in all existence. Once your time is up you shall not be again, a lifetime is but a small amount of time to exist. So do not doubt yourself and do not cheat yourself from becoming the best you that you can be. Worry little about if others like or accept you, fo there will always be those that oppose and/or dislike you. Just the same there will be many who will love and accept you for who you are, So walk away from those who shun you and embrace those that do. Think no ill thoughts of those who dislike you. Life is way too short to waste energy trying to convince someone to like you, so use that time and energy on better things.

 

 

This is your moment, this is your life! Cherish it, embrace it and constantly work at making each moment more memorable than the last. This life is a gift, Celebrate it, live it and be thankful for this chance to exist.

Raymond Barbier

Mind Exposure 12-16-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Mind Exposure 12-16-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Random Thoughts 11-21-2015

One can walk through life-like they are asleep and miss out on all the wonderful things life contains. So many walk through life on automatic pilot and let chance and the will of others direct their lives. I wonder how many visionaries, ambassadors of change and peace we have missed out on because they were sleep walking through life. The fact that happy, friendly and kind people are either ignored or passed up due to this worlds love for the strong and aggressive types doesn’t help matters much. The illusion of one person being greater or superior than another also plays a big part in the suppression of the good-hearted and the dreamers of our age.

Very little can be solved through might and aggression, if peace is achieved through aggression is will be short-lived thing. The greatest victory is the winning of the hearts and minds of the people, If you find a common thread between you and the opposition you can build a bridge of trust and find ways around you differences. Of course this requires effort and the desire for resolution between both parties. Compromises may have to be made, but this can be done in a way which both sides benefit. Peace is always beneficial to all parties involved, no one wants pain and suffering of their own people or the innocent and peace brings about co-operation between even the worst of enemies.  Only if both parties would sit down and work towards a mutual understanding of each others positions, will there be a chance for peace and a better world for the future generations to come.

Fear, Anger, mistrust and the misunderstandings between people who are different and diverse in their beliefs and/or goals fuels the ever troublesome acts of aggression within our world today. Tolerance of the differences we have as a species along with focus on the common goal of survival and better standards of living for all should be the main focus of the world leaders and the citizens of the world as well.

 

Peace is not mealy the absence of war or conflict, it is the presence of tolerance, understanding ,co-operation and compassion.

Raymond Barbier

 

 

Random Thoughts 11-21-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Mind Exposure – Instrument of Change – 11-19-2015

eyeYou must become an instrument of change if you desire change. Wanting change is not enough, you have to do more than just want it, you have to put effort into the process. You have to create the proper mindset and put forth effort towards the changes you desire. Change can come from a solitary source, but a collective and/or group effort is more affective in creating change in our world. Look at the creation of change like you would the running of a business or a family household. The more organized and thought out the plan is to create change the more affective your efforts to bring it about will be. You have to be vigilant and have a very positive mindset in order to succeed at bringing change into being.  This world is in need of change, it seems fear, greed and the lack of understanding and tolerance rules this age. The time is ripe for change in this world and we need more creative and positive people to bring about the changes this world needs.

We have the choice of being someone who sits and watches the world change around them or we can be someone who is creating the changes in the world. To act or not and which kind of changes we bring about is also or choice. Chose well this is the only life we have and this world we live in is the only one we have.

Blessings to all

Ray Barbier

Mind Exposure – Instrument of Change – 11-19-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Random Thoughts 10-28-2015

mp900426559Life is full of twists and turns, probabilities and mishaps. Most of which you either caused or created by the choices you had made. The outcome you seek is not always what you receive, this is especially true when you are blind to the fact you are the one behind the wheel and that it is not just chance or fate dealing the cards. Most things are within our control, some are just random variables that we can not control or avoid. Though unavoidable does not mean that we can not set in motion countermeasures to adjust the final outcome.

 

 

tpl_7_pplThings such as fate and destiny are not set in stone, we can change them with hard work and determination. Some things may not be able to be stopped once they are in motion, but they can be slowed down and even with enough effort you can change the direction they are flowing. That is the nice thing about having free will , you can change your fate or destiny by changing the way you think, act, react and live your life. This is your life after all, it isn’t a scripted play nor is it just a random collection of coincidences. The author of your life is you, therefore you can change the story line at any given time in your life.

 

 

Ray Barbier
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Random Thoughts 10-28-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure

Random Thoughts 10-27-2015

0181Acceptance of a situation is not giving in or giving up, it is the realization that not all things are within our ability to change. Accepting the things we can not change frees our mind and changes our focus on to the things we can change. The trick is learning what things are changeable and which things that are not. Even when we face situations we can not change, we still can chose how we react to them and even change the outcome of such events to a more favorable one. We are never completely powerless when it comes to life, we may feel overwhelmed and helpless but there is always something we can do to direct the final outcome. A good example is a thief who has been caught and faces imprisonment, he can either lie and deny his guilt or he can be honorable and admit his guilt. Sure he will still face prison time but he will do so with some honor intact. Also during his time served he can either just wait it out doing nothing or use that time to improve himself. Be it a spiritual, physical or mental improvement matters little. Using the time he has to improve himself will bring a far better outcome than to sit there doing nothing in his jail cell. If he does nothing while there he will probably return to the life of crime only to either wind back up in prison or worse.  I guess it is like the old saying “if life serves you lemons then make lemonade”. Make the best of every situation, look for any and all ways to take a bad situation and turn it into one that will benefit you and/or others in the end.

It is not necessarily who you are in life but how you live life that matters in the end.
Ray Barbier

Random Thoughts 10-27-2015 was originally published on Mind Exposure