SELF AWARENESS

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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

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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

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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 a dysregulated abuser or an emotionally imbalanced human being…


PETS

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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…


SELF-AWARENESS

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“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.”
C. JoyBell C.

First things first, this piece would not have seen the light without reading this brilliant, vulnerable, and enchanting story by my friend Michelle Marie Warner. …


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Fortify yourself against seductive eloquence. — Regina Maria Roche

Those thoughts were born from reading a brilliant piece by my friend Bill Abbate where he explored how eloquence might help lead a fulfilling life.

As much as I value the eloquence skill and would love to master it, I have to admit I find it limited if not backed by being a principle-centered person— aka a servant leader.

Should it feel worthwhile, I went through what I think those folks have in common here:

Why is that relevant at all, you may ask?

As my friend eloquently stipulated, some individuals…


THOUGHTS

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Many people tend to ask me frequently, “How possibly are you able to be deeply passionate and keep such an optimistic outlook on life even during the most chaotic times?

Interestingly, unlike the painful and difficult journey leading to such a mindset and response to life, as well as the price that I paid, the answer is simple; still not straightforward:

I reconnected with my true self and intrinsic worth that was discriminated against by my caregivers and society as a whole.

What’s the link between our true self and optimism, you’re asking?

I’m glad you’re having such brilliant interrogations…


SELF-AWARENESS

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“When I reflect on my childhood, I remember having an open mind to nature as if she was part of my every being.” ~ Andrew Foster

What if my fellow writer's feeling is triggered by the fact that it is our truth that we have been conditioned to ignore; hence, paying the price from the very beginning of humankind's last species?

Appealingly, this relatively new species emerged roughly 200K years ago, as stated by some recent scientific researches.

Why am I referring to our mutated species and not the previous human ones that preceded our ancestors, you’re asking?

The reason…


THOUGHTS

Courtesy of the author with much gratitude to the photographer who thought of immortalizing the moment: shelter blind dog shower!

Although humans come first as we must, there is a special place for our four-legged friends in our animal lovers’ hearts. — Darlene Corbett

This beautiful quote extracted from an exquisite piece created by my dear soul-friend Darlene Corbett and shared on BIZCATALYST360° was the trigger of articulating my thoughts.

For this, I am sending my deepest gratitude in her direction!

I will need to respectfully disagree. It seems to me there is no legitimate reason why people should come first. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying our species is not a priority.

I am merely stipulating it…


GRATITUDE

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Before leaving Brazil where my baby Mimi and I spent three months, I needed to find a solution for my fur kid’s anxiety. Not only are cats naturally averse to change, including traveling, but our planned trip was a 30+ one.

When I asked the hostel manager, he directed me to the closest vet clinic. It was Friday evening, and we were supposed to fly on Monday. The on-call veterinarian said he would prescribe the medication a friend recommended. He merely needed to check its availability with the pet’s store.

Since it took much time to check the handiness, I…

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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