SELF AWARENESS

Could humility be the answer?

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​“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.” — Osho Rajneesh

For those of you who are honoring me by stopping by for the first time, I want to express my deepest gratitude! This being said, you might want to know that I am a survivor.

Back in September 2018, and after having been harshly abused by a malignant narcissist, I was about to end my life.

I was saved at the last moment by the grace of my pure love divinity through an out-of-body experience.

It was as if the servant leader in me dissociated to make me see all the…


RACISM

The “Black Lives Matter” Movement is probably not enough.

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Like the Aryan conquerors of India, white Europeans in the Americas wanted to be seen not only as economically successful but also as pious, just and objective. Religious and scientific myths were pressed into service to justify this division. Theologians argued that Africans descend from Ham, son of Noah, saddled by his father with a curse that his offspring would be slaves. Biologists argued that blacks are less intelligent than whites and their moral sense less developed. Doctors alleged that blacks live in filth and spread diseases — in other words, they are source of pollution. These myths struck a…


RELATIONSHIPS

I did and found out it was linked to their ability to simply “be”!

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Toxic friends can merely “do” for you. A healthy friendship is all about “being”.

If you are a new reader, welcome on board, and thank you for deciding to stop by. If you are a returning one, I want you to know how grateful I am for your trust and loyalty!

I am aware some of you might be tempted to ask whether all toxic friends are dark, manipulators, or simply what I like to call character-disturbed individuals who lost their soul battle and turned evil.

There are two kinds of toxic people

Toxicity can either come from an abusive & manipulative person or an emotionally imbalanced…


PETS

I was tempted to name her Miracle but then opted for Mimi

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I feel fortunate for loving animals and need to admit to you it hasn’t always been the case. I never hated them or stayed careless whenever I was witnessing some cruel behavior toward them. But, I can’t say I had a particular connection with those beautiful living creatures!

Up to two years ago, I was trapped. I was the by-product of a lifetime of conditioning. I was diving into life with numerous traumas, emotional scars, and unprocessed feelings.

Up to two years ago, I was living 95 to 97% of my day on auto-pilot from a program I never wrote…


THOUGHTS

A crisis of character is the real cancer of our modern world, in all likelihood!

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Throughout the rich and developed world, we are not living through a crisis of wealth or material, but a crisis of character, a crisis of virtue, a crisis of means and ends. The fundamental political schism in the twenty-first century is no longer right versus left, but the impulsive childish values of the right and left versus the compromising adolescent/adult values of both the right and left. It’s no longer a debate of communism versus capitalism or freedom versus equality but, rather, of maturity versus immaturity, of means versus ends. — Mark Manson | Everything is f*cked

Interestingly, in extremely…


Gratitude

The feeling when meeting folks who kept their heart open to receive others’ light is indescribable!

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I have had the honor to belong to a very special community lately. People are different; still very similar in terms of human warmth, simplicity, and generous heart.

For a person who has been living alone for twelve years, finding myself in a collective house where we are 15, in all likelihood, and where we receive friends every day was such a beautiful and enriching shift!

What is phenomenal about those folks is their will to sharing as well as being interested in who you are as a person solely.

On the first day, we reached the house late in…


THOUGHTS

Even when it comes to the most empathetic among you!

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One could argue that our compassion is a virtue we may gift to anyone because it is part of who we are as a person. That would not only be understood but also appreciated.

What if your empathy is enabling toxic/difficult personalities? What if you are contributing to aggravating the hemorrhage, instead of stopping it, by letting the wrong people feed on your compassion?

What if your sacred virtue should be deserved as it is the case for trust and giving the benefit of the doubt, no matter how counterintuitive it may sound?

Giving trust for free, instead of building…


SPIRITUALITY

I have yet to learn a lot about the quantum field and the universal laws of manifesting, but I loved my first experience and had to share it!

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Some time ago, I instantly manifested my dream — or at least what I thought could be qualified as a manifestation. I am still a newbie when it comes to the topic, undoubtedly, and feel so excited to learn about it!

I have a preference for the mixed scientific and spiritual optic, I need to admit. Thus, I am a fan of Gregg Braden’s works. They resonate with my philosophy.

I am a firm believer that when science and spirituality marry, divinity is born!

My dear friend pockett dessert had the kindness to leave such insightful feedback when I published…


GRATITUDE

I never imagined I could enjoy teaching as much as I did! I will cherish my students’ priceless feedbacks for the rest of my life!

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The cover image reminded me of many heartwarming moments I shared with my students. Witnessing the sparkling eyes, pure smiles, and bursts of laughter had the power to make my heart dance!

When I was preparing for my volunteering trip to Brazil, I had to take into consideration two major factors:

  • What the program is about. Three topics stood out: environment, animals’ shelter, and education (schools). I had another topic of interest — a sort of rehab for psychologically abused kids — but I couldn’t find any fit.
  • The schedule. It took a considerable amount of reflection time before making…

Myriam Ben Salem🦋

Writing about things in the nexus of stoic philosophy, psychology, neuroplasticity, and epigenetics. Common denominator? The subconscious program!

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