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Friday, March 21, 2008

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33 of Life’s Most Powerful Lessons

This is a sequel to my original post on 33 of Life’s Most Powerful Lessons. These are personally the most powerful lessons I have learned in my life. You might ask why I chose to make a list like this, instead of writing articles to elaborate on each one. While I do believe there is a place for this, I believe sometimes more is said, when you say less.

I hope you enjoy these lessons, they are a little window into my soul of teachings that have changed my life. Everyone has their own truth though and what is true for me may not be true for you. I encourage you to share your own most powerful lessons with us in the comments below. =)

  1. Believing in yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
  2. Your friends can be an elevator, or a cage.
  3. The best investment you can make, is in yourself.
  4. Suffering is the result of unfulfilled expectations.
  5. Intentions are like seeds in our consciousness, with water and nurture, they will flower into existence. What thoughts, what seeds, are you nurturing?
  6. What you feel is always right, however, the root of those feelings may be based on lies.
  7. The meaning of life is not found in something other than life.
  8. Your level of happiness is largely related to your level of intimacy with nature.
  9. Life is dreaming with the brain awake.
  10. Creatively expressing yourself is like making love to the universe.
  11. Everything is a game, or a dance, life is the ultimate game, the ultimate dance.
  12. Time is a real illusion.
  13. When beauty is seen as beauty, there is ugliness.
  14. When the mind is clear, a dark room has its blue sky.
  15. Sometimes the best answer is silence.
  16. We are not our bodies, we identify ourselves with our bodies, but in reality, we are the energy that moves through them.
  17. When tired, sleep, when hungry, eat.
  18. Division is only found in the mind, it is not present in reality.
  19. Love and compassion can heal the deepest wounds.
  20. An eye for an eye makes us all blind.
  21. The greatest gift you can give someone is your time.
  22. Practice makes the master, we are creatures of habit.
  23. If you want to receive, give.
  24. In life we have control over two things, what we think, and what we say.
  25. Your perception of others is a reflection of your own reality.
  26. If you believe you can, you can, if you believe you cannot, you cannot.
  27. When you are true to yourself in all your actions, your life takes on a whole new level of joy you never thought possible.
  28. Devotion is the supreme symbol of love.
  29. Life’s worth is not defined by external success, but by your collection of experiences.
  30. Everyone is an divine artist, writing their own story each day, choose to write your story with love.
  31. The meaning of life is found in the present, it is found now.
  32. Sometimes your joy comes from your smile.
  33. Imagine how your lives could change if with every action we simply asked ourselves “is this what I want?”

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The Way They Move
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The Lonely Traveler 2 (email for information about purchasing)
Drifters 1 (email for information about purchasing)
Drifters 2 (email for information about purchasing)
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The Bear
Dont Punch Owls (paint pen & acrylic)
Bloom Collection (pen & ink)
Eight (pen & ink)
Deep Sea FIshing (pen & ink)
The Snares Will Sing (silkscreen poster)
We Are Jealous Of Their Note (silkscreen poster)
The Noise Sounds Better From Here (silkscreen poster)
Lovebirds (acrylic & paint pen)
Sky Pipes (pen & watercolor)
People For Freedom (pen & watercolor)
Drowning Is Easy For Empty People (paint pen & acrylic)
It Begins With A Spark - Silkscreen Poster
And Out With A Flood - Silkscreen Poster
Substratum Apparel - Growing Strong (silkscreen poster) www.substratumapparel.com
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Yahoo! Movies Presents: The 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies

  1. We all accept that movies stretch the truth in the interest of building drama. The following ten flicks, however, treat the truth like it was Silly Putty -- pulling and twisting it until it's unrecognizable.
  2. 10,000 B.C.
    Director Roland Emmerich is usually a stickler for realism (see: sending a computer virus via Macintosh to aliens in Independence Day). So we hate to inform him that woolly mammoths were not, in fact, used to build pyramids. Heck, woolly mammoths weren't even found in the desert. They wouldn't need to be woolly if that were the case. And there weren't any pyramids in Egypt until 2,500 B.C or so.

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  3. Gladiator
    Emperor Commodus was not the sniveling sister-obsessed creep portrayed in the movie. A violent alcoholic, sure, but not so whiny. He ruled ably for over a decade rather than ineptly for a couple months. He also didn't kill his father, Marcus Aurelius, who actually died of chickenpox. And instead of being killed in the gladiatorial arena, he was murdered in his bathtub.

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  4. 300
    Though this paean to ancient moral codes and modern physical training is based on the real Battle of Thermopylae, the film takes many stylistic liberties. The most obvious one being Persian king Xerxes was not an 8-foot-tall Cirque du Soleil reject. The Spartan council was made up of men over the age of 60, with no one as young as Theron (played by 37-year-old Dominic West). And the warriors of Sparta went into battle wearing bronze armor, not just leather Speedos.

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  5. The Last Samurai
    The Japanese in the late 19th century did hire foreign advisers to modernize their army, but they were mostly French, not American. Ken Watanabe's character was based on the real Saigo Takamori who committed ritual suicide, or "seppuku," in defeat rather than in a volley of Gatling gun fire. Also, it's doubtful that a 40-something alcoholic Civil War vet, even one with great hair, would master the chopsticks much less the samurai sword.

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  6. Apocalypto
    This one movie has given entire Anthropology departments migraines. Sure the Maya did have the odd human sacrifice but not to Kulkulkan, the Sun God, and only high-ranking captives taken in battle were killed. The conquistadors arriving at the end of the film made for unlikely saviors: an estimated 90% of indigenous American population was killed by smallpox from the infected Spanish pigs.

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  7. Memoirs of a Geisha
    The geisha coming-of-age, called "mizuage," was really more of a makeover, where she changed her hairstyle and clothes. It didn't involve her getting... intimate with a client. In the climactic scene where Sayuri wows Gion patrons with her dancing prowess, her routine - which involves some platform shoes, fake snow, and a strobe light - seems more like a Studio 54 drag show than anything in pre-war Kyoto.

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  8. Braveheart
    Let's forget the fact that kilts weren't worn in Scotland until about 300 years after William Wallace's day and just do some simple math. According to the movie, Wallace's blue-eyed charm at the Battle of Falkirk was so overpowering, he seduced King Edward II's wife, Isabella of France, and the result of their affair was Edward III. But according to the history books, Isabella was three years old at the time of Falkirk, and Edward III was born seven years after Wallace died.

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  9. Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    In 1585, when the movie takes place, Queen Elizabeth was 52 years old - Cate Blanchett was 36 when she shot the film - and was not being courted by suitors like Ivan the Terrible (who was dead by then). And though the movie has her rallying the troops at Tilbury astride a white steed in full armor with a sword, in fact she rode side saddle, carrying a baton. She was more of a regal majorette than Joan of Arc.

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  10. The Patriot
    Revolutionary War figure Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion was the basis for Mel Gibson's character, but he wasn't the forward-thinking family man they show in the flick. He was a slave owner who didn't get married (to his cousin) until after the war was over. Historians also say that he actively persecuted and murdered native Cherokees. Plus, the thrilling Battle of Guilford Court House where he vanquishes his British nemesis? In reality, the Americans lost that one.

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  11. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    According to this film, in year 2001 we would have had manned voyages to Jupiter, a battle of wits with a sentient computer, and a quantum leap in human evolution. Instead we got the Mir Space Station falling from the sky, Windows XP, and Freddy Got Fingered. Apparently the lesson here is that sometimes it's better when the movies get the facts all wrong.

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