Friday, February 3, 2017

Enlightenment Is A Beginning, Not An End

So many people in the world are searching for 'enlightenment' during the great ego awakening, but most have absolutely no idea what that even means.  Many people believe it is some sort of goal that we need to reach, or some destination we are trying to find.  It is not a destination or a goal, it is a state of mind, and once you reach it, there is no turning back.

Enlightenment comes with a sense of peace and fulfillment, but once the initial euphoria and bliss wear off, the new path begins, and it is not all pure and perfect as we are often led to believe.  Enlightenment comes with a very strong sense of compassion, and the urge to help others achieve this state of mind becomes one of the main priorities in your life, even if you had no sense of it before.

It is easy to see who is awakening and who is enlightened once you have seen the 'other side' as I call it.  Enlightened beings radiate goodness and are always available to help others reach this blissful state of peace.  Awakening beings are still fighting their egos and will still hold many self-serving behaviors, and an enlightened being will spot this in an instant.

The most frustrating thing is that 'ego' beings are led to believe they are enlightened by their own delusions of the mind, and they will often dislike the enlightened being because the ego loves to wallow in jealously and comparison with others.

With most of the population of the world struggling with their own egos, it is a frustrating and often terrifying place to be for those who have found enlightenment.  They are the small percentage of the population who don't quite fit into society right now because their ideals do not match anymore.  Our purpose is to bring peace into a very chaotic world, and there are so many evils that want to stop that.

Peace does not bring money to the rich, and power to the wealthy, chaos and war do.  For those of us who understand my words fully, this is just the beginning.  Teach others and help them find this state as well.  The more enlightened beings there are on the planet, the closer we will get to utopia.   For those who have not quite reached their inner peace yet, don't give up, but listen to those who actually know, they will be the ones who are already at peace with the world.

Enlightenment is just a new beginning with a different attitude about the world.  It only comes to those who are compassionate and caring, because they are the meek who will inherit the Earth.  Enlightenment is a lot of hard work, so I suggest you think long and hard about trying to attain it unless you are willing to be a better and more humble person who will have a new journey ahead.

Enlightenment is not a permanent state either.  If you don't maintain your compassion and remain humble, you will be dragged back to the other side by your ego once again.  Aim for transcendence! Become an enlightened being rather than working at becoming one.  Simply be!

Monday, January 30, 2017

"Teach A Man To Fish..." Learning To Learn

This is the first post on my new blog.  It is about teach yourself to learn so that you can learn anything you ever wanted to.  Check it out at this link: New Age Learning Solutions

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime".
This is a well known quote that explains exactly what my vision is for New Age Learning Solutions.  Teach someone how to learn and the there is not much than cannot be done.

We live in a world where information is readily available at our very fingertips, but taking advantage of it is not always as easy as it seems.  Although we as humans have an awesome ability and gift to learn complex things, learning in itself is a process and when steps are not followed, we often set ourselves up for failure.

I have decided to take my education and experience, and create an environment where anyone can go to learn about learning.  It does not matter what you are looking to learn, I can help point you in the right direction, and help you to find the tools you need to add new skills to your repertoire.

I will do my best to keep my blog posts short and informative so you can spend your time researching and implementing the new knowledge you will find.  Whether you want to learn an instrument, how to fix your car, math and english skills, philosophy, or any other topic, the information is out there, and I will help you to find it.

I will start you off with my favourite learning site, GCF|LearnFree.  If you are looking for step by step tutorials in math, english, resume writing, Microsoft Office classes (free certification), or how to use your android tablet/ipad, then this site has exactly what you need to start gaining the skills you want.

I am driven to help people who are suffering with mental health issues and chronic pain disorders mostly.  There is an abundance of information on the internet that can help sufferers lessen their symptoms while offering coping mechanisms as well.  It is my goal to connect people with information which will reduce suffering and give them the ability to build their inner self back up.

Look forward to more solution based and strength building information here, and learn to take control of your happiness and well-being.

Why Mental Health Literacy is Needed

There is a great need for better mental health in almost every family on the planet.  Better mental health begins with awareness of the issues, and with what we have learned about these issues.  There is an abundance of good information based on research and experience which can help each and every one of us on our path to a better life. 

I hope you will bear with me as I put all of the information into perspective here on this blog.  I hope that you will click the follow button so that you can continue to move forward with us on this journey to better mental health.  I will write in a conversational tone and do my best not to use words that all can easily understand.

  I also hope you will comment and share the things you would like to see us focus on in regards to mental health issues.  I will simply be using my education and experiences to help anyone that needs it.
My belief is that by educating and sharing solid information about your issues, or that of a family member/friend, you will begin to recognize symptoms and learn how to ease some of the suffering that those issues are causing.  

We will also be building a database where you will be able to find good, well researched information which will help you to improve your quality of life and that of those around you.  My writings will be unedited for the most part since the words come out faster than I can type sometimes.  I will do my best to provide well written materials that you will find useful and helpful.
The first step I will deal with today is about removing stigma and bad feelings about mental health disorders.  I am not afraid to tell others what my issues are and you should not be afraid either. Others cannot truly understand us if they don't know what ails us.

  I have had anxiety issues since I was quite young, and decades later they are still there, I just know how to control them better now.  When others understand that I have these issues, they create different and more understanding opinions of my outward behaviours.  If I seem fidgety or am sweating profusely, they will more likely attribute that to my anxiety issues and not that I am hiding something from them.  This a big difference in perception and a more positive outlook which was created through understanding.

We will hear someone say something like "that person is just crazy!", and most of us will just assume that they are.  If we take away the stigma attached, we may see a person who is suffering from a bout of mania which they cannot control and we should help them rather than stigmatize them.  Maybe the person has a schizophrenic disorder and they have spent most of their lives trying to find balance and order for themselves.  The person is not simply 'crazy', they are suffering from something and we as human beings should be more understanding, instead of being judgmental. 

I realize this is just the beginning of the journey to better mental health, and that we have a lot of work yet to do, but I am willing to put in the work if you are.  I hope what I am writing makes sense and that it speaks to you on an inner level.  It is my hope to get you thinking critically so you can start to fix your own mind and find some inner peace.  I have much left to learn myself but in the mean time I will share what I do know.  If there are other things you want or need to learn, please let me know and we will learn it together right here.

Be well and choose to have a good day.  Believe it or not, it is our choice!