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What advice would you give your younger self?

Reminders that are still useful at any age……………………………………….

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Cindy Gallop: Don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks.

Know that the only one who can make things happen for you is you. And don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks about what you want to do — just go do it and make it happen. — Cindy Gallop, Co-founder & CEO, MakeLoveNotPorn

Peter Shankman: Take care of yourself

There won’t ever be a startup as important as you are. If you’re not taking care of yourself first, you’ll never amount to greatness. Seriously. If you take anything away from what I said here today, make it that, ok? — Peter Shankman, CEO, The Geek Factory, Inc.

 Tony Hsieh: Be unapologetically true to yourself.

Be unapologetically true to yourself (both in business and in life), and if you are constantly broadcasting who you are (the real you, the inner you) to the world, over time your people will find you. — Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos

Steve Kamb: Eventually never happens.

Eventually never happens. If you want to travel, start saving now. If you want to do something, start immediately. You don’t need to wait until you’re better at it, or until you’re more confident, or until the “timing is right.” You need to start and learn and fall and adapt and adjust. That’s where the growth happens. —Steve Kamb, Owner, Nerd Fitness

Tracy Chou: Be Intentional About Who You’re Spending Time With

Keep working hard, but to be intentional about the time you’re spending on work versus play and who you’re spending time with. On the last point — someone recently gave me a useful framework to consider the people you interact with: 1s are people you love being with, that give you energy, that make you excited about life. 3s are people that just take and never give, they drain you. 2s are in between. Only spend time with 1s. —Tracy Chou, Software engineer at Pinterest

 Ryan Leslie: Nurture relationships.

Stay grounded, meet as many people as possible, and nurture relationships — they are the most valuable resource. — Ryan Leslie, Singer, songwriter, rapper, and entrepreneur

Eoghan McCabe: Be real, and people will want to be around you.

Focus on what you’re passionate about. Be real, and real people will want to be around you and work with and for you. Work hard and enjoy every day. Success and great things will follow. —Eoghan McCabe, CEO and Co-founder of Intercom

 Michael Skolnik: Invest in friendships.

I would tell myself to really invest in friendships. Show up for important events — weddings, birth of children, death of parents. Get on a plane, get in the car, get on the train, and just show up. — Michael Skolnik, CEO of SOZE

Matt Mullenweg: Be okay with things building up over time.

Be okay with things building up over time. Something I didn’t appreciate until recently is that there any many productive decades ahead with which to build the things that I feel need to exist in the world. One of the best things I did then was avoid any press or capitalization on my age (to the extent I could) because youth is an ephemeral asset and just a novelty in business. — Matt Mullenweg, Founder of WordPress, Automattic, Jetpack, and Audrey Capital

Chase Jarvis: Start meditating.

Start meditating. It makes everything better. — Chase Jarvis, Maniac Photographer, Director & CEO of CreativeLive

Kathryn Minshew: “No” is often just the starting point.

The best piece of advice I ever received was that “no” is often just the starting point, and most careers worth having involve a fair amount of determination, grit, and just general “try try again”-ing. — Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO, The Muse


The deeper operational foundation for manifestation of physical reality is one of ENERGY, and the dance through zero point, the realm of consciousness.



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7 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Brain

A nice basic overview from New Scientist of current scientific thought on the brain and function. Lends credence to the fathomless potential of evolutionary life described throughout the ancient teachings, and put forth in the documentary by Michael Murphy The Future of the Body  

Still true  “…extraordinary experiences (some are called miracles) – intense, overwhelming, indescribable are recorded at every time in history, and in every place on the globe and are widespread in American society today. No one with any familiarity with history or anthropology or psychology can deny they occur. They are a form of “altered states of consciousness” – to use the current approved phrase – something like intoxication or delirium or a hypnotic trance but different in their intensity, their joyfulness and their ‘lifting out’ dimension. In some cases, such experiences were triggered by drugs, in others by ritual dances, in others by disciplined meditation; but most such ‘ecstatic interludes’ about which we have accounts seem to be purely spontaneous – a man casually walking by a tennis court is suddenly caught up in a wave of peace and joy ‘as time stands still’.” Andrew Greeley, New York Times

Why it’s hard to control your thoughts

What are thoughts, and what exactly is thinking? Take a trip into the fantastic, ceaseless world our minds create

7 ways to fine-tune your brain
Boost your memory, learning, creativity, intelligence and more

The human mind is the most complex information processing system we know. It has all sorts of useful design features but also many glitches and weaknesses. The problem is, it doesn’t come with a user’s manual. You just have to plug and play.

But if anyone knows how to get the best out of our brains, it’s neuroscientists. So we asked some of the best to explain how the human brain performs many of its most useful functions and how to use them to the max.


How to hack your attention span

Boost your ability to stay focused and you can improve at almost anything. Here are the latest tips for bringing your brain’s two attention systems to heel
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Get your memory working

Working memory is your brain’s scratch pad and contributes to anything that needs effortful, focused thought. Here’s how to keep your mental pencils sharp
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Become a logical and rational being

Logic doesn’t come easily to humans, but it is possible to go beyond your gut reactions – if you practice
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Think like a child to learn faster

Learning a new skill can rewire your brain within hours. But to keep those circuits strong, you may need to think back to a time when you knew nothing
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Harness the power of knowledge

Knowledge goes beyond memory, forming a a rich and detailed understanding of your world. But you can know too much
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Creativity on demand

Great ideas sometimes come out of the blue, but we don’t always have time to wait around. Here are the latest tips to get your creativity flowing
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Can you increase your IQ?

Like it or not, most of our intelligence is genetic – but there’s one part of our brain power that we can count on improving with age
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Set your watch for genius

From razor-sharp focus to creative thinking, your brain is at its best at different hours of the day. Here’s how to plan your schedule for greatness
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World Views – An Historical Perspective

World Views – An Historical Perspective

What Do You See?

What Do You Support?

The general patterns and core cycles of civilizations are brought to the fore in the last video in this post: The Four Horsemen

With the onslaught of evidence to the contrary these past 55 years of my activism  (evidence now pointing toward the latter portion of a civilization’s cyclic stage, the age of decadence, with a vast majority of people who don’t give a damn), I continue to refuse to believe that humanity is without intelligence, a broken record, repeating the same short cyclic, non-intelligible, lifecycle phrase forever.

I continue to believe, as my mentor taught and demonstrated, that even a herd of blindfolded cattle, stampeding toward a cliff, will turn on their own accord, if their blindfolds were removed.

I believe no one, with the slightest amount of awareness, would deliberately support the systems destroying their country, and eventually their own lives.     

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Illusions, Delusions, Deceptions also partake in creating world views – some with extreme outcomes throughout history (as WWII)

Different views depending how you look at it


Oil or the Energy Lie?

The evidence is overwhelming of suppressed, advanced energy systems since the 1940s, and the hidden variables, the missing foundational base, which would put the idling standard model of physics back into gear. 


Exploring Energy Evolution


Planned Obsolescence? WHERE?

A LOAD OF RUBBISH | The Checkout | Thursdays, 8pm on ABC1

New Economics Institute – Living Economies

An illustrated video about the new American dream narrated by Gus Speth, author of “America The Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy” 

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America the Possible

We all love America and feel lucky to live in a free country with so many opportunities. But we also know that in many ways, our country is falling behind and heading in the wrong direction. In this short animation, noted environmentalist and author Gus Speth shows us another America: America the Possible. This is the place we truly want for our children and ourselves — an America where the pursuit of happiness is sought not in ever-more getting and spending, but instead in the growth of human solidarity, real democracy, and devotion to the public good.

Here’s the good news: We can start building America the Possible right now in our own homes, streets, 



By Greg Palast

Confid memo

When a little birdie dropped the End Game memo through my window, its content was so explosive, so sick and plain evil, I just couldn’t believe it. 

The Memo confirmed every conspiracy freak’s fantasy: that in the late 1990s, the top US Treasury officials secretly conspired with a small cabal of banker big-shots to rip apart financial regulation across the planet. When you see 26.3 percent unemployment in Spain, desperation and hunger inGreece, riots in Indonesia and Detroit in bankruptcy, go back to this End Game memo, the genesis of the blood and tears.

The Treasury official playing the bankers’ secret End Game was Larry Summers. Today, Summers is Barack Obama’s leading choice for Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, the world’s central bank. If the confidential memo is authentic, then Summers shouldn’t be serving on the Fed, he should be serving hard time in some dungeon reserved for the criminally insane of the finance world.

The memo is authentic. (read more)

Putin: U.S. military interventions are “alarming”

Updated 10:07 PM ET    WASHINGTONRussian President Vladimir Putin is using an opinion piece in The New York Times to assert that it’s alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Putin says he doubts that such interventions are in the long-term interest of the U.S. He also says millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model for democracy, but as relying solely on brute force. In the article posted Wednesday on the Times website, Putin repeats his contention that there is every reason to believe that Syrian rebels, not Bashar Assad’s government, are responsible for the poison gas attack on a Damascus suburb.



Four Horsemen – Feature Documentary – Official Version

Published on Sep 13, 2013

FOUR HORSEMEN is an independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works. 

As we will never return to ‘business as usual’ 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society. 

FOUR HORSEMEN is free from mainstream media propaganda — the film doesn’t bash bankers, criticise politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. It ignites the debate about how to usher a new economic paradigm into the world which would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions.

“It’s Inside Job with bells on, and a frequently compelling thesis thanks to Ashcroft’s crack team of talking heads — economists, whistleblowers and Noam Chomsky, all talking with candour and clarity.” – Total Film

“Four Horsemen is a breathtakingly composed jeremiad against the folly of Neo-classical economics and the threats it represents to all we should hold dear.”
– Harold Crooks, The Corporation (Co-Director) Surviving Progress (Co-Director/Co-Writer)

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Does it Feel Natural?

Does it Feel Natural?

The Pachamama Alliance’s post and photo “Bringing Awareness to Your Vacation” struck a chord in me prompting the mixture of feelings and relationships surrounding Leisure and Creativity.

Bringing awareness to your vacation seems a good time to inquire about “weary souls, stressful lives, and the stark contrast between “commercials and real life”.

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Does it feel natural?

I understand most salaries and wages are dependent on ignoring the inconvenient truths of reality (global warming, corporate rule, poverty, starvation, ecological destruction, pollution, stagnant energy science, nightmare traffic, to name just a few of the major blossoming catastrophes we are experiencing).

Can any problem be solved by ignoring it?  Does it feel natural the direction we are taking and supporting? Does it feel natural that the best we can do for “Green” is fracking and trivia solar and wind? What happened to creativity and facts we have known since the 1940’s?

Does it feel natural to increase productivity tenfold and get paid less than your parents, as prices for everything skyrocket, including medical and insurance? Does it feel natural with world population exploding, the economy slithers sideways? Does it feel natural for everyone to work to increase the EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and  amortization) for their investors/masters, who now own 98% of the world’s wealth and resources, while the remaining seven billion population fight for the 2% scraps? Who deliberately designed the system to keep the masses in Maslow’s Survival Mode, with no time for Self Actualization? How long can Human Life and Sustainability survive in this mode?

Or does this feel natural?

The promise, of a future foretold a half century ago for today: Appleby’s world, “a world where he never had to pay a power bill, where heating and cooling were free of energy costs, where his water was pure and veggies local and fresh, and where a four hour work day allowed him ample spare time to indulge in his writing fantasies. Outside, the air was fresh and the streets clean. Everyone had a job, and in this world-the real world-there were no clandestine powers holding back progress. All received a fair share for their efforts” An Impossible World? Excerpt from The Energy Solution Revolution by Brian O’Leary
“Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by power obtainable at any point in the universe. It is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.” —Nikola Tesla

The Energy Solution Revolution


The World We Envision – Clean, safe, abundant, inexpensive energy for all… stabilized climate… clean and healthy water, food, and air for all… beautiful blue skies over our cities… low-impact, sustainable forestry and agriculture… beautiful landscapes unspoiled by wires and smokestacks… recycling of virtually all wastes… rivers running free and natural… thriving sustainable local economies… living standards and education rates increasing… birth rates declining… a global culture of sharing… unleashed human creativity… a new and lasting era of world peace… With a revolution in energy as the foundation of renewed and loving stewardship of our planet, we can transform our world into a beautiful and healthy home full of promise, opportunity, abundance, and peace for all of humanity. New Energy Movement


New Moon Action: Bringing Awareness to Your Vacation

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is almost afoot.  For many of us, this means eagerly anticipated vacations are being planned, and weary souls will finally take much-needed time off.

There’s no doubt that breaking from our stressful lives is balm for our bodies, minds, and spirits. By shaking up our routines and venturing into new territory, we expand our perspective, revitalize our energy, and replenish our souls.

Widening Our Perspectives, Deepening Our Awareness

We also give ourselves the opportunity to deepen our sense of connection with others when we open ourselves to engaging with people who may have different traditions and beliefs than our own.

Mark Twain once wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” No doubt Twain learned, first hand, the benefits we garner when we dare to step into the unfamiliar.