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Human History…What Do You Think?

September 19, 2014 at 6:51 pm Leave a comment

Peter Diamandis’ Truth About Global Violence

REPRINTED FROM MY MENTOR PETER DIAMANDIS (My favorite bits are in bold.)

I call CNN the Crisis News Network (or the Calamity News Network), delivering all crisis, all the time…

Today’s news media is a drug pusher, and negative news is their drug.

It might interest you to know that violence around the world has actually been going down, and has been for some time.

Your chances of dying a violent death are 1/500th of what they used to be during medieval times.

We’re blind to this fact, because our brains pay 10 times more attention to negative news than positive news. I wrote about these cognitive biases in Abundance: The Future Is Brighter Than You Think.

Deaths due to war graph

This graph shows deaths due to war between 1900 and 2005. You’ll notice clear spikes during World War I and World War II.

Check out this next graph.

Waning of War Graph

Here, you’ll see the types of battles fought since 1940, and every classification — colonial, interstate, civil, and civil without foreign intervention — has dropped off drastically over time.

But this isn’t the impression you get from watching the news every night, is it?

Today, every skirmish in every part of the planet is broadcast straight into your living room live, in HD… over and over again.

But when we look at the data, the amount of warfare and deaths by human hands are reducing globally.

What do I do to counter this barrage of negative news? I’ve stopped watching TV news. They couldn’t pay me enough money.

I get my news from selected Google News and my social feed. Try it. You’d be amazed at how much happier you’ll be.

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– Peter Diamandis

July 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm 2 comments

There Is Hope! Watch!

I just watched one of the most inspiring and hopeful movie trailers I have ever seen.

Millions of people are working to create a world that works for everyone. There is an unprecedented ground swell of activity towards peace, social justice, love, kindness, sustainability and innovation taking place.

I invite you to watch this…

THE SHIFT Movie shines an inspiring light on how humanity’s immune system is responding with Agents of Change from all over the planet focused on healing and birthing a healthier, more sustainable world for all of us.

It is vitally important that we change the story in the mainstream from fear and decay to vision and breakthrough. And it;’s happening! There is a massive shift building, not only in our consciousness, but in how we live. We’re reaching a critical mass of people who are taking a stand for a new way. We just need to recognize that we’re not alone and grow the movement, together.

Critically acclaimed producer/director Rochelle Marmorstein, is creating a new film that has magnetized incredible luminaries, leading edge thinkers, evolutionary futurists, cutting edge scientists, culture innovators, social entrepreneurs, digital artists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. I think you’ll recognize many of their names and faces.

Help share this message of hope and possibility with the world. Click on the link below and help make it happen!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-shift-movie-a-movie-made-by-a-movement

 

 

July 2, 2014 at 12:07 am Leave a comment

Who is Marianne Williamson?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Have you read this before? It was written by Marianne Williamson more than twenty years ago.

Many know her as a best-selling author. Some as a phenomenal spiritual teacher. Others, like myself, as one of the thought-leaders for a new conversation in politics. Take 3 minutes to watch why Marianne is running for Congress. See why millions love her and why she is inspiring a movement for political change.

Congressman, Alan Grayson says, “Marianne Williamson has taught us that ‘playing small doesn’t serve the world.’  Every Member of Congress needs to hear those words.  We all need to ‘play big,’ and create a world where each one of us is free to – in Marianne Williamson’s words – ‘let our own light shine.’  In a nation where Marianne Williamson helps to make the laws, our differences will no longer divide us; they will be cultivated and nurtured and cherished, so that every one of us can be all that he or she can be.”

Vote June 3rd for Marianne. Or tell your District 33 friends to vote. Let’s be the next generation that rises up to say enough and restores to America her creed — a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

May 28, 2014 at 6:14 am Leave a comment

An Anonymous Prayer

An Anonymous Prayer – Written in the 17th Century

(Such a great prayer and so fascinating how things haven’t really changed all that much over the centuries.)

Lord, thy knowest better than I know myself

that I am growing older and will someday be old.

Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say

something on every subject and, on every occasion.

Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs.

Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy,

With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all.

But, Thou knowest Lord that I want a few friends at the end.

Keep my mind from the recitals of endless details.

Give me wings to get to the point.

Seal my lips on my aches and pains.

They are increasing and love of rehearsing them

is becoming sweeter as the time goes by.

I do not ask for Grace enough to enjoy the tales

of other’s pain but, help me endure them with patience.

I dare not ask for improved memory, but, for a

growing humility and a lessening cocksuredness

when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others.

Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.

Keep me reasonably sweet

I do not want to be a Saint.

Some of them are so hard to live with.

But, a sour person is the works of the Devil.

Give me the ability to see good things in

unexpected places and talents in unexpected people.

And, give me, O Lord, the Grace to tell them so!

April 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

HAPPY from Around the World

 

April 16, 2014 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

TEDxManhattanBeach Talks

TEDx_2013_v1B2Want to see what all the excitement was about?

TEDxManhattanBeach Talks

Here are all the talks from the 2013 TEDxManhattanBeach Conference.

We all have favorites. What inspired you the most?

March 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm Leave a comment

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Shelby L. Phillips

As an intuitive transformational messenger of hope, a communicative wife of 25 years, and an open-hearted mother of two, I take pleasure in telling good news stories, connecting people to the seven dimensions of well-being, and inspiring us to love ourselves and each other because life really is worth celebrating! Find out more about me at ShelbyPhillipsConnects.com

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