What Really Matters? Advice For Someone Smart Enough To Understand

What really matters? Below is a reminder from a couple of people who have been here before. Hopefully there is a lesson or two for you.

If you take a moment from being busy & productive and just look up, maybe you too will see what is really important in life.

Bobby


“I’m 76. My high school and college classmates are dropping like flies. My time is coming fairly soon. I’ve had a varied and active life from stealing food from hotel corridors to survive to owning 4 successful companies and retiring at 49 to backpack the world with my kids. 35 was my best year. I was young enough to do it all and smart enough to see the traps ahead of me.

One thing I wish I knew back then, not just philosophically, but at the basic level of my soul: It doesn’t matter. Nothing really matters. There is no point to all of the pain, stress, arguments, hassles, and the rest.

I can buy a Lambo for cash and have my clothes custom-made, but I drive a 2,000 Toyota 4Runner with 242,000 miles on it, my pants are almost as old as my sons, I wear shoes I bought in 1999 that still have miles on them, my favorite food is spaghetti, and I tossed my smartphone six year ago. It drives my sons nuts. They want my wife to buy me a new Toyota Sequoia, a smartphone, and something other than the $9 tee shirts I get off Amazon.

But I learned something years ago, long after my 30s: It doesn’t matter. None of that stuff made me happy. It gave me pleasure, but pleasure fades and the darkness falls unless you are happy at your core. I am. So, I’d have liked to know not to take life so seriously. It cost me my first marriage and bad relationships all over the place because I tried to grind my way up the “ladder of success”. And it didn’t mean a thing.”

Source: Marlon Brandy on Quora


“100% true and profound based on my own life experiences. I worked for a man who is swimming in money and sinking deeper and deeper into unhappiness.

I have been in third world countries where there was no money, and there was pure heartfelt happiness. I have been betrayed by FALSE friends, used financially and emotionally, stolen from, manipulated, deceived and left for dead.

I interview people and ask them to define “success”, it is as if I asked them to define the “atom”, the only answer they have is “money”. People have made character , ethics, integrity and honesty an under valued waste of their time.

It reminds me of the 5 Life Regrets published by “Hospice International”, these are the regrets of people who are in the last hours of theirs precious lives, they are poor, middle class and mega rich, they all have the same regrets, if you take nothing of value from this post, TAKE THIS.
#1 I wish I would have had the courage to share my true feelings with people.
#2 I wish I would have been true to myself, rather than everyone else.
#3 I wish I would have spent more QUALITY time with my family and friends.
#4 I wish I would NOT have worked so long and so hard, especially doing things I did NOT want to do.
#5 I WISH I WOULD HAVE GIVEN MYSELF PERMISSION TO BE HAPPY.
You notice there is NOTHING about success, money, materialism and soul mates. When it comes to climbing the success ladder of LIFE, you better make damn sure you are not really climbing DOWN.”

Source: Gary King

 

A New Year and New Hope – You Matter!

I just want to say one thing: YOU MATTER!
I love, honour and respect you as much as I do myself.

And I care that you do well in life,  I know the New Year brings New Hope for everyone.

If I can help in any way at all, just ask…
Best wishes for 2013, Bobby 🙂

P.S. If you only have one New Year’s Resolution, choose “to make a difference”!


If that’s all you read above, then great – that is my new year message to you.

I wanted to keep it short although my soul keeps pushing me to share how I feel… so I will ramble on here.  Many people have trouble sharing their feelings, so it is easier to write them.  Here is just a layer…

Thank you for your friendship, your support and being there on our journey through life!
I feel the pain of others and what is happening with the planet, when I say ‘I know’, I do not need and many times cannot find the words to express my empathy.
For those that have met me, even briefly, will know it is true – the others don’t have to believe it yet, that we/everything is all connected.

I have been having challenging times recently, since 2010 when I had some issues with the Banks – to which they lied and took their game to a whole new mobster level.  The matter is still not resolved and my health has been suffering even more recently (this is the reason that many of you may not have seen me in 2012).
Fortunately I am still here, even though it would be easier to move into the spirit world, there is much work to still be done.
Many people I know and care about did not make it to the end of the year, so we are the lucky ones. I have friends who have similar challenges and we are the TOUGH ones, so I appreciate how challenging things can be for everyone else.
I’m currently on rehab and taking time out to get my energy back and accept I can’t change the world overnight, by myself!
Thanks to those that have been caring; understanding for my occasional erratic behavior and giving me the space I need to get back ‘at ease’.

My main advice during the dark moments of life is to keep a sense of humor, laugh, see the funny side to everything and always, ALWAYS look on the bright side of life.  Even on a dark night the stars still shine…

It would be easy to move on if I didn’t care so much – my values have been constantly challenged in this world right now –  Values of: Open-ness, love, honesty, integrity, reliability, truth, doing the right thing, people before profits (mainly things that stand for humanity, not corporate policy)  This is what has put me at dis-ease.

But as I do care about every one of you, I’m sticking around! I want to make sure that the lies, control and dishonesty does not spill over into the lives of all those I hold dear.  It is an important learning for everyone, though to get the lessons is no fun at all.  The reality created is very persuasive if you don’t know what you’re looking for.  And many people I know have fallen foul of this false reality. My aim is to help those that ask for it and overcome any ‘obstacles’ to get where they need/want to be.

More and more people are awakening to the truth, it is hard to hide. Since this is an age of change and the lifting of the veil, it is much easier to spot the truth or more importantly see the lies being fed to the masses.

I have been watching, experiencing, reporting and sharing the truth about how Authority (such as Bankers, Government, Councils, Police Corp and Companies) lie by using lawyers to write professional statements, instead of being honest themselves and telling the truth.
Yes, you read that right, they use lawyers to draft statements to confuse people and tell only their side of the story, then feed it into the mass media for people to be spoon fed, like propaganda.
They choose the part of the whole truth (or manufactured truth) that they want you to believe and act upon.

Fortunately more and more people are realizing this and turning to alternative news for more information, to get the bigger picture.

They hide behind something called ‘legalese’ (definition: language containing an excessive amount of legal terminology or of legal jargon) which is to use trickery with the English language to confuse everyday people.  When asked for evidence they refuse to provide it – and the legal system is there to provide justice to those that can afford to pay for it.  Usually their statements will only have viewpoints that are half-truths, ignoring the facts that are needed to know more of the whole truth.

They put truth sharers under house arrest or detain them indefinitely, such as Julian Assange and Bradley Manning – breaking their own rules and laws in the process.  Others disappear or are ‘killed’.  They are not accountable for mass fraud or murder, as they own the system.

This is to create FEAR in people. Do not dare to speak out against authority or how it wrongly treats people through lies, cheats them and kills, ironically in the name of ‘the people’.

“You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” – Morpheus
 I chose to take the blue pill to uncover unpleasant truth in exchange for comforting lies.

How can you make a difference? 
Take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Remember that YOU MATTER! Your story matters and if you share it, it can make a difference to someone Else’s life. They will know that you have overcome challenges that they currently face and survived.  If you can do it, they can do it too.  You are not alone and neither are they.  It is a precious gifting be able to share your thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger.

Come together with your community and network.  There are like minded souls everywhere who are there to help you and share information.  Your separation is only an illusion.

If you ever need help, just ASK! 
Ask those physically around you, someone at your local shop, ask your friends, ask your family, ask on the internet, ask me!  You only have to ask “Can you help me please?”

This goes beyond simply asking for money or immediate gratification and will provide you with what the money would buy.

You will be surprised how many people care. When they help you, their worries become lighter for a while and you are providing them a release from their own problems.  It is a great thing to be of service.
Especially when you are helping someone meet their basic needs and overcome a challenge that they are having trouble coping with.

Also look for people to help, if you can do it yourself great, otherwise put them in touch with someone who can.  Simply ask them “How can I help you?”

You do not necessarily have to help the person that helped you, just pay it forward. The person that can best help them will turn up and provide them what is needed, even if you just put them in touch.

Get a balanced view!
– You get told about modern medicine (allopathy + pharmaceutical drugs) – why not learn about real medicine (termed ‘alternative’ medicine by the system) such as homeopathy, Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine that has been used successfully for centuries!!
– Do you watch BBC News, CNBC, FOX etc?  I find RT News, Russia Today balances the news of the mainstream media and reports things you wouldn’t hear about otherwise.
– Watch films from another angle and a deeper level. Films like ‘Red Dawn’ on the surface is about a Communist Korean invasion, under the guise of making the Americans lives and government better. Now imagine the opposite, that those protecting their homes live in countries that are being invaded by United Nation soldiers in order to help them.  Then you will see the irony of the film and how people are not ‘insurgents’ but just want to be left alone.  When you can see both sides of a story, you can see more of the truth and make better choices for everyone.
– Find out what they left out of the ‘official’ school taught history books.  Like the day America was ‘discovered’ in 1492 was actually the day that Native Indians found a European man called Christopher Columbus lost on their shores (lets not mention the Vikings that had visited 500 years before). That is when the Europeans started to enslave, murder, and rape the people of the land.
– Did you know the sun is heating up and may be the cause of Global Warming on Earth, as it is also heating up other planets in our solar system?
– Read the big newspapers in your country? Google the stories to find other alternative news channels to give you another view point.  Go to the source and cross-check the facts for accuracy for your own peace of mind. Note that sometimes mainstream media journalists don’t even bother to do this!

Only by seeing more viewpoints and opinions can you make an informed decision yourself on what you believe the truth to be.  Don’t believe anything, not even what I tell you, without checking it out for yourself.

This is where the masses will lose as they are too lazy, don’t have time, it’s not their problem or blindly trust their masters. This is not you!
You are a sentient being who takes control of what they chose to believe and takes actions that benefit yourself AND mankind.  Choosing to do the RIGHT thing over the ‘easy’ thing.

Respect the opinion of others
Accept that not everyone will agree with your views and will have their own beliefs. You can only offer information and it is important to respect their opinion too – who knows, by listening to them you might even learn something new, which could change your mind and life radically.

Treat people fairly and reasonably and with respect. Do business with small businesses, with people that you can get to know and trust.

Choose to be a learner

Make the choice that you will learn about new things:
– that affect you, so you can be prepared for changes that are likely to happen in your life.
– for fun, so you can find out more about things that you love, find enjoyable and enrich your life deep down.
– just so you can know more and communicate with more people on this small planet.  They are not that different, we just haven’t learned what we have in common with them yet.
– study some neuron-linguistic programming (NLP), it will show you how the use of words, sounds and images can be used to control your mind, as regularly done by the mainstream media.
Awareness allows you the choice to view it as a spectator instead of a participant.

Here is an example of sharing information for people to do what they want with. It was in regards to research about Vaccines, when I was questioned about my ‘formal’ education.  It went against mainstream indoctrination, hence it is a touchy topic.

Poster: “If I was going to read research on vaccinations, I think I’d go a little more intellectual than Facebook! If you feel you have sufficiently studied this issue then by all means publish your views. But correct me if I’m wrong you studied Mech. Eng., not medicine or pharmacology….  My’ attack’ as you put it was deliberately not targeted at the argument but at the ill educated decision to scaremonger!”

Me: “I have studied Mechanical Engineering and many more fields since, including medicine. My education did not stop, it actually started AFTER I left institutionalized schooling/university. I still am open to learning. ‘Ill educated’ is your opinion, some education on a topic is better than ignorance and taking things for granted through ‘marketing’. Everyone has a right to agree/disagree with things I believe, as I do with others. I actually take an active interest in what people do, like and discuss to find out more.
I use this page to share info with people on topics that I know they do not get from their usual education/marketing from Newspapers, institutions, TV and the Mainstream Media News. Usually this will be challenging as I am not a conformist and like to know fully about a matter, which means both extreme viewpoints. I encourage people to always educate themselves and make their own decisions from ALL the available information, not just what is available on tap to be fed easily.
If sharing facts and reports is considered scaremongering – then it means some people have things to fear about knowing more. I will never know everything and those that claim to be experts are naive.
People are dying over who’s belief is right every day!”

We can only choose to educate ourselves, removing the excuse of ‘ignorance’. Then making what we think are the best choices based on the information available.

Ask Questions of Authority
Did you know you don’t have to do business with anyone or answer any questions if you don’t want to? School is to teach you to answer questions not ask them!
Did you know you have a right to ask questions and get information from those in charge so you can make an informed decision and choice? They don’t tell you that.

Get your control back and ask intelligent or common sense questions.  You will quickly find, those that were (pretending to be) in charge a moment, don’t really know what they are talking about and will start to backtrack, make things up and lie.  I find it handy to keep a recording device handy when speaking to such wafflers working for big companies that don’t know what’s really going on.

Remember, they claim to record calls for security and training purposes.  What you will find, if you’ve not already experienced it yourself already, is that they will find the recordings when they need to refer to it – or lose/destroy it when it could be of value to you or be shared with someone else, revealing any dishonesty.

I find it better to deal with them in writing. That way you both know the questions they ignore and their reply is in writing. It is harder for them to bullshit this way (I use that phrase as sometimes their answers smell of manure).

Don’t be afraid of anyone, especially authority figures… you gave them authority, so take it away and make it a level playing field as equals.  This will empower you and confuse them (simply because they’re used to having it their own way!)

Pick a cause and take Action!
Here’s to more whistle blowers, truth speakers and sharing in 2013!
Share your stories of what you see as injustice and pick a cause (or many).
Take action and start a blog, write about what happens with truthful details and facts.
The powers that be hate it when people show the other side of their ‘marketing’ and ‘dogma’.
Other people are empowered when they read about these things, knowing they are not alone and there are steps they can take to avoid the same happening to them.

I believe 2013 is a year of change.  Governments are already under stress to keep control and help their favourites out (corporations), whilst more wrong-doing by the banks is being reported almost weekly. Until they choose to see what they are doing to the people, acknowledge it, apologize and change – they are heading for destruction of their systems that they have caused from inside.

Remember it is the people within these companies that cause the problems, through the actions they chose to take and decisions they make.  Remind them and ask them to look inside for their humanity and also to see what is alive in you, that they hurt through causing pain and needless suffering.

Do you know anyone that works for a dishonest company like the Banks? Ask them to tell the truth for once and share what they know.  Only then will honest businesses with nothing to hide prosper and dinosaurs finally die.

Stay strong, be honest, live with integrity and always DO THE RIGHT THING!

Most importantly I am grateful for your time and energy, which is the most valuable commodity on Earth.  Your energy and where you focus it for any amount of time is what makes the difference.
You take the time to read my posts, speak to me in person and let me know that I also matter.
It is this that which keeps me going – and the fact that I know so many amazing people that matter and care about others too.
Life may not be easy all the time – but you’ve got to stick around for your friends and family.  As who else will be there to give them a hand or a laugh when it really matters…. Nobody does it quite like you do!
Here for you and each other,

Bobby 🙂

Joyeux Noël – Peace One Day

On Christmas Eve in 1914 during the bloody World War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish soldiers on the front-line called an informal and unauthorised truce.  With the other men, who they tried to kill every day because they were ordered and told to shoot at them.
They peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a moment to get to know the men who lived on the opposite side, even though they were aware that their superiors would not tolerate it, they did what they felt was right and acceptable.

It became a true lesson of humanity, a real and heartfelt message of brotherhood and goodwill to ALL mankind, that may have been forgotten by many.

Remember your fellow man today and every day as you go about your life and business and know that they are no different to you, with the same hopes and fears for a better life.  Put down your weapons, do what is right and all will be well.

Joyeux Noël,
Bobby

http://www.youtube.com/embed/HkKkAg4Ew-s

Europe: Who let the PIGS Out?

Not a very festive blog but read on if you want to know what the heck is happening in Europe and who’s next… Who let the PIGS Out?

The Global economy is a mess right now, Governments want it one way, Banks another and the People… well you just watch the News right now – they have the final say! There’s a lot of strange energy around right now, I’m sure you’ve noticed it even if you don’t know what I mean – it appears negative but it’s change for the best.

American and World Government and their Leaders have no need to manufacture Bad News anymore… it’s really here! We won’t discuss The illegal Wars, WikiLeaks Julian Assange or anything else – lets keep it European today!

Watch this great little video showing the background to The Crises of Capital then read on…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOP2V_np2c0

Never mind ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’, you should be asking ‘Who Bailed the PIGS Out?’
They used to talk about investing in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India & China) now it’s all about the Bankrupt PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) aka PIIGGS (to include Ireland and Great Britain). Luckily the EU are making plans to bail them all out… Who has the printing press for all these Dollars and Euros being flooded onto the market? Unfortunately the money is only making it as far as the Fat Cats in Governments and Banks!

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Banks, Governments and Corporations do NOT have a conscience or spirit – they require human beings to animate them.  When you ask their employees to tell the truth, be honest and do the RIGHT thing – they will not speak up and represent themselves but go to a Lawyer (pronounced liar) to re-represent them (all paid for by the corporation with your money). As when given the option to be honest, they choose not to!
After all who would bite the hand that feeds them? Even if it was slapping the rest of their family and telling them to as well, before it put leftovers in their mouth – having had the main meal itself!?

You can’t bury or hide the truth, as it always comes out.

The Real Pigs are in Government and Banking!
 
[My comments are in italic square brackets in the quotes below]


EU agrees on permanent eurozone rescue fund

“EU leaders have agreed to set up a permanent mechanism to bail out any member state whose debt problems threaten the 16-nation eurozone.

This year Greece and the Irish Republic have received emergency EU bail-outs.

The 27 leaders, meeting in Brussels on Thursday, agreed that in 2013 the permanent mechanism would succeed the eurozone’s 750bn-euro (£637bn; $1tn) temporary bail-out fund [how temporary and where does it come from? ONLY $1 TRILLION!], the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF).

The summit comes amid continuing concern about stability in the eurozone, as national debts and deficits have soared above the EU’s targets.

Portugal and Spain have been under financial market scrutiny since the Irish Republic was forced to take an aid package of 85bn euros (£72bn; $113bn) last month. [Do you need to be forced to something if it was in your best interests? Short answer – NO!]

The European Central Bank (ECB) has been buying billions of euros of sovereign debt to ease the pressure on the countries seen as most vulnerable in the eurozone. It is to double the reserves it holds – to 10.8bn euros, from 5.8bn euros at present. [Yes, the ECB will own you too if your country accepts any money – oh, actually don’t worry, you should be more concerned about your country milking you before the ECB!]

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12014385


PIIGGS
Portugal – Perception of corruption on the rise in Portugal: www.theportugalnews.com
Italy – Civil unrest & riots: Silvio Berlusconi vote win sparks Rome clashes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11992034
Ireland – Ireland’s rating cut five levels by Moody’s www.independent.ie
Great Britain – UK Bank’s rate rise alert for variable mortgages: www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgages-and-homes/
(honorary #PIIGGS) and Civil Unrest starting with the students!
Greece – Civil unrest in Greece after the Bail-out! http://www.bbc.co.uk
Spain – Spain bad loan ratio rises to near 15-year high www.reuters.com

They used to write about ‘Blood on the Streets’ in the Great Depression – well it’s back!


(UK) Bank’s variable mortgage rate rise alert

“Two-thirds of the country’s 12m outstanding mortgages – held by eight million borrowers – are now on floating deals.

This means they risk seeing their monthly repayments jump if there is any change in the Bank’s base rate – which is currently held at 0.5%.

Combined with next month’s VAT increase from 17.5% to 20%, deep cuts to public spending, rising unemployment, and the soaring cost of everyday goods, household finances are facing an unprecedented squeeze. [You thought it was bad already, prepare to be bent over a barrel!]

‘A relatively small increase in interest rates could have a fairly sizeable impact on the housing market at a time when the market is already pretty weak,’ said Jonathan Loynes, chief economist at Capital Economics.

The forecaster said house prices were 20% overvalued and could fall by that amount in the next two to three years.

Among the worst hit by a rate hike would be those who stretched themselves to get on the housing ladder in the past two years.

The average tracker mortgage charges interest of 3.51% while a typical two-year fix has a rate of 3.54%.

Although this is seven times the Bank’s base rate, banks do not borrow the money they lend on to customers quite this cheaply. Typically they pay between 0.75% and 1.5%.”
[That’s right, nearly 500% mark-up (on your Govt. loaned money) – but only for those of you that can afford the large 25%+ deposits required to get on the housing ladder]

Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgages-and-homes/


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What you do to Others Will Be Done to You!

Once upon a time in China , a girl named Li-Li got married & went to live with her husband and mother-in-law.

In a very short time, Li-Li found that she couldn’t get along with her mother-in-law at all. Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law’s habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly.

Days passed, and weeks passed. Li-Li and her mother-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting. But what made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her mother-in-law and obey her every wish. All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing Li-Li’s poor husband great distress.

Finally, Li-Li could not stand her mother-in-law’s bad temper and dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it. Li-Li went to see her father’s good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs. She told him the situation and asked if he would give her some poison so that she could solve the problem once and for all.

Mr. Huang thought for awhile, and finally said, “Li-iL, I will help you solve your problem, but you must listen to me and obey what I tell you.”

Li-Li said,”Yes, Mr. Huang, I will do whatever you tell me to do. “Mr. Huang went into the back room, and returned in a few minutes with a package of herbs. He told Li-Li, “You can’t use a quick-acting poison to get rid of your mother-in-law, because that would cause people to become suspicious. Therefore, I have given you a number of herbs that will slowly build up poison in her body. Every other day prepare some delicious meal and put a little of these herbs in her serving. Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspect you, when she dies, you must be very careful to act very friendly towards her. “Don’t argue with her, obey her every wish, and treat her like a queen.” Li-Li was so happy. She thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start her plot of murdering her mother-in-law.

Weeks went by, and months went by, and every other day, Li-Li served the specially treated food to her mother-in-law. She remembered what Mr. Huang had said about avoiding suspicion, so she controlled her temper, obeyed her mother-in-law, and treated her like her own mother.

After six months had passed, the whole household had changed. Li-Li had practiced controlling her temper so much that she found that she almost never got mad or upset. She hadn’t had an argument with her mother-in-law in six months because she now seemed much kinder and easier to get along with.

The mother-in-law’s attitude toward Li-Li changed, and she began to love Li-Li like her own daughter. She kept telling friends and relatives that Li-Li was the best daughter-in-law one could ever find. Li-Li and her mother-in-law were now treating each other like a real mother and daughter. Li-Li’s husband was very happy to see what was happening.

One day, Li-Li came to see Mr. Huang and asked for his help again She said, “Dear Mr. Huang, please help me to keep off the poison from killing my mother-in-law. She’s changed into such a nice woman, and I love her like my own mother. I do not want her to die because of the poison I gave her.”

Mr. Huang smiled and nodded his head. “Li-Li, there’s nothing to worry about. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitamins to improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and your attitude toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to her.”

HAVE YOU REALIZED that how you treat others is exactly how they will treat you? There is a wise Chinese saying: “The person who loves others will also be loved in return.” God might be trying to work in another person’s life through you.

A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one…