Monthly Archives: November 2011

Just Pondering Part 4

Being multi-talented, I can write a blog while doing laundry (Hmmm. I wonder: how many people can really do that?).

Thinking back, my day went pretty well despite the fact that the manager made us work an hour later.

While others were thinking about going home to sleep or party, my mind was focused on laundry.

I also had the pleasure of listening to some old-school love songs. It was a while since I listened to Diana Ross (I consider this a privilege).

I also called my dad on my smartphone and wished him, “Happy Birthday!”

My smartphone was also used to update my posts on Facebook.

Life in my opinion is great. And why should I complain when I can simply adjust?

I am one of those people who like to sip tea and thank the Universe for the opportunity for the lessons learned and to be on Earth at this point in time.

I also had fun with my dog, Princess. We played a game where I kicked the ball to her and then she brought it back to me to repeat the process (This was done in the middle of my laundry period too).

Always remember: with a little creativity on our behalf anything can become fun!

Recreation Is Good For Us

Earlier today, I was at my DJ’s house. He started his mix session with lounge music and made a gradual transition into house music.

He encouraged me to go on the music system to try my hand at mixing; I accepted the offer and I am happy that I did so (For the record, I was once a disc jokey in my earlier years).

At first, we were playing separate sessions; it was okay. The excitement started when we began playing as a team. I would play a track and he would mix in another musical track perfectly in time to the music that I started with on the
system. Then, I would choose a random track with the same BPM (Beats Per Minute) and mix it in time to what he had placed into the player; this went on for hours. The mixing was impromptu and live. It was as though we were in synch with each other on a musical level.

Before, I started the mix session with my DJ, I was low on energy and could have slept for the entire day.

I left his house feeling rejuvenated. The mix session was my form of recreation and we all know that recreation can rescue one’s psyche from the so-called stresses that we encounter at our places of employment.

This goes to show that recreation helps to keep us well-balanced and sane.

Just Pondering Part 3

I have noticed that there are many talented people who seem to have their gifts on hold; they are not being utilized.

For example: I have a friend who is quite a talented dj. However, his day job is way different; I know a lot of people who are talented in one area and they do something else because it brings in the finances.

Now, I was thinking that we were blessed with certain talents for a particular reason. I really don’t think that God would give us talents to just place on a figurative shelf and then forget all about them.

I also believe that once we do something that we are talented at, it is done with little resistance, or no resistance at all.

Be brave. Take a chance in allowing your talent to become your new career. Take small steps. For example: if you are good at singing, you could sing with a band at a club in your neighbourhood (This is just a suggestion. You can exercise your creativity where this is concerned).

Now, isn’t it time we let the Jack out of the box?

The Smartphone Craze

Smartphones are quite popular. They are loved by a wide age group; the young and the old alike.

Having a smartphone can work to your advantage. However, it has its disadvantages.

One advantages is: your internet is mobile. You can have it everywhere you go.

The disadvantage is: these smartphones can be a major distraction. For example, there are people who utilize their BlackBerry Messenger while they are driving on a busy road; a dangerous practice!

This may sound a bit funny to some, however, this is quite serious: in the past, a young lady was texting; she was not paying attention to where she was walking and she fell into a manhole.

If you are one of those who use public transport, you would notice heavy smartphone usage among the passengers on the buses, cars and trains.

Now, don’t get me wrong. The smartphone is not a bad thing (For the record, I own one), the manner in which we use these devices speaks volumes in the figurative sense; whether it’s bad or good.

Just Pondering Part 2

In the past, I have done things that some people deem impossible. For example, in a so-called difficult job market, I left jobs and acquired other forms of employment soon after.

This thought came to mind: many people watch television. They listen to these news reporters and blindly believe the things that they say, because they are perceived as authority figures or truth bearers. These news reporters go into full detail about the economy from their perspective; which obviously is not a good one. They fill your mind with stories of inflation, high levels of unemployment and about those who are figuratively scraping to make ends meet.

I will also say this: the wise ones have often stated this common Biblical verse, “According to your belief it is done unto you.”

My theory is: there are a lot of people who have adopted belief systems that work against them. For example: if you have a strong belief that you would be afflicted by poverty, you eventually end up attracting this; it manifests itself into your reality.

Now, if a person believes in the opposite, that too will come to pass. Is it so hard for many of us to believe that we live in an abundant Universe?

I will also note that the subconscious mind accepts our dominant beliefs.

Please be aware of the things that you say in your mind and the things that you speak aloud; we have to account for all of our thoughts and words. So, there is no need to visualize the media’s idea of a declining economy or to speak to your friends, associates, family and relatives about the worst to come.

Believe in the best and it shall be yours!

I Don’t Mix Matters With My Laundry

Although, the major renovations have been completed, things are not back to normal yet.

Renovations have a way of affecting my laundry cycle and as most of my friends know, I LOVE doing my laundry. I have also realized that this is the second time that renovations have clashed with where I usually hang my laundry.

Now, this calls for a combination of creativity and patience. As a result, the laundry lines have been relocated (Which is not much of a problem).

I will have to learn to adjust like I always do.

Getting used to doing laundry at a different location of the house feels somewhat odd; especially when it was done in one particular area for years.

On the bright side, I am still getting to do my laundry (I am grateful for this).

Some may think that it is crazy that I have laundry high on my list of priorities. I will say this and it may even sound strange. Doing laundry has a calming effect on me. Besides, I end up with nice clean-smelling clothes when I am all finished.

Just Pondering

When we are in a blissful mood, everything seems to work smoothly — reminiscent of the King Midas touch.

Have you ever noticed that when we are in an ornery mood things seem to fall apart? It’s as though we become a magnet for a host of negative things.

I recommend involving yourself in an activity that you like (I will even go as far as to say, “Find a job that you think that you would enjoy”).

Life was meant to live happily; which is way better than being displeased with life and being in a sour mood.

Internet Addiction

Almost everyone has internet; desktops, laptops, tablet PCs and smartphones make it easier to access it whenever we want it.

Now, with so many social networks around, we are always making it our priority to keep abreast of all those notifications that seem to come in fast and furious.

There are those people who are most reliant on their emails; they need it to keep in touch with their clientele.

The internet provides an entirely new experience for the individual; once they’ve had a taste of it, they are eager for more (It’s like a monkey on crack cocaine).

People can acquire access to their favourite movies and their favourite music as well.

Then there are game-lovers from around the world who would sacrifice their sleep and meal-time to play games on the internet.

It really takes a very disciplined person to go on the internet and not get hooked by all those colourful, digital distractions.

Where the internet is concerned, there seems to be a thin line between moderate use and abuse.

Morbid Behaviour

I have always tried to figure out: why in God’s name are creators of computer-viruses so eager to infect and destroy other people’s computers?

Now, I doubt it’s attention, because they do it anonymously.

It is not right when innocent people get their computers infected or completely shut down by viruses that are lurking on the internet; this sort of thing should be considered a crime; in my humble opinion, I think that Governments around the world should create Cyber-Crime Units to deal with this sort of problem.

Just in case you didn’t know, everything that is done on the internet can be traced (Think of it as electronic bread crumbs). Government agencies already monitor our movements on the internet. So, I find it strange that these people who send out viruses are difficult to pinpoint.

In the meantime, you can go ahead and update your anti-virus software on your computer. (It makes you feel as though you are fighting a Cyber-War with an unseen enemy. However, you’ve spent a lot of money on your computer and naturally you would want to protect it).

Always Follow Your Intuition

Earlier today, at the barbering salon, the topic about following our vibe came up (The nice thing about Nigel’s babering salon is: the conversation is always interesting and of a high calibre).

My friend, Carlos mentioned that he felt a vibe about a taxi; one that wasn’t good, so he allowed it to pass and took the other taxi that was behind it.

Moments after, the taxi that he refused to enter crashed into a lamppost; he saw the whole incident as he passed by in the other vehicle.

Andre, who was seated in the barber’s chair at the time said, “Always follow your vibe; don’t go against it.”

Come to think of it, we have all had similar experiences where we had a very strong feeling in regards as to not going a place or doing something.

Your Higher Mind will always transmit to you; it warns you of any danger. Some of us obey these urges while others ignore them, only to suffer the negative consequences of doing so.

Promise me, dear friends, that you would always pay close attention to your “Gut Feeling.” Always remember that the intuitive aspect of your being is always working on your behalf!