Friday, October 19, 2018

When the World Turns VIOLENT!

Art of Shaolin Kung Fu
Photo  by kevinpoh 
ITS DANGEROUS OUT THERE

It is dangerous out there and especially for you.

The enemy may be next door and you don't know it but you got to have the guts to look. What can you really do once you see some violence or get scared or worse because you receive a bashing or king hit - do you hide in your house?

The danger today is maybe not too obvious to you but you better hone your sensors or you'll get hit without seeing it coming. 


You know that given a situation to be a hero and stop a crime, terrorism or violence you'll be able to step up or chase after them etc - or maybe you'll cower or be the victim. 

TV today scares the shiit out of many people as it promotes violence and turns the meek yellow and nervous. 

Were are you on the scared meter of life? Are you out there amongst it or a bit of a shy body or house mummy's boy? 


PHYSICAL COMPETENCE

Have you ever seen raw bloodlust or someone getting 'owned'? Just search google for "martial street fights" - "martial owned" Watch those movies and cringe!!!

Kung Fu, Boxing, dancing, ballet, incompetence? What will you display to your attacker?

Today we are lazy, probably fat too. Go look in the mirror and skip for ten minutes, then check your image again and what do you see?


I can judge I am probably half the strength and endurance form 10 years ago, how about you?

Can you throw a punch or even stand steady on one leg? can you do a round-house or even give a kick to the knee? Ever heard of a combination?

MARTIAL KNOWLEDGE

a martial art is defined as - 
1 : of, relating to, or suited for war or a warrior
2 : relating to an army or to military life
3 : experienced in or inclined to war : WARLIKE

a martial art is defined as: 
various forms of self-defense,
usually weaponless,
based on techniques developed in ancient China, India, and Tibet.

If you’ve never studied a martial art, your awareness of the most likely starts at Bruce Lee movies and ends with the stylized theatrics of The Matrix. If that’s the case, you may not realize from what you’ve gleaned onscreen that there are an estimated 200 unique kinds of martial arts, and within these, thousands of different styles. Karate, judo, kung fu, and tae kwon do are among the most popular and well-known of the martial arts in the U.S., but there are numerous others.

Despite the array of martial arts and styles, most of them share common techniques, and so they can be organized into broad categories that facilitate understanding. The primary way of classifying martial arts is by the basic physical technique they use: striking or grappling.

Do you even know the difference between kung fu and karate? Do you think wing chun is a Chinese dish?

Or a combination of triangles with small circles as can be seen in Chinese trapping, wrist locks or Aikido entry and endings.

Because karate, judo, kung fu, and tae kwon do have been more prominent than other forms in popular culture, from film to sporting events, many people mistakenly believe that all martial arts are Asian in origin. In fact, diverse cultures throughout history from Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East have also given birth to their own martial art forms.

The different styles can even be related to shapes or geometry - squares, triangles and circles.

MARTIAL TRAINING TO LIVE

Training is hard..really hard. The hardest is to get started and its down-hill easy from there. What you need is a martial arts machine - something new and exciting to get you off your fat ass.

Everyone knows someone who knows how to fight - with fists, knives, weapons, guns, tactical, senseless, whatever but START!

What's important now is to do something, start with brief exercise, get into stretching, shadow box, then step up and train hard.

GO to the local phone book and look up kung fu or karate. Then give them a call, go along or take your kid.

CONCLUSION IS ACTION

Life is not scary but maybe your lack of skill, self-confidence and personal competence is making you afraid.

Be pro-active and look, then choose and participate in action whether alone with a martial arts training machine or go to a dojo.

If you are not liking what you see in the mirror, afraid to go down a dark street, scared of a potential confrontation then train now.

We can't all be Bruce Lee but you also don't want to be an emotional and physical punching bag do you?

Be pro-active and look, then choose and participate in action whether alone with a martial arts training machine or go to a dojo.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions About SELF HYPNOSIS

doors of perception
Photo  by new 1lluminati 
The number of people who want to learn more about self-hypnosis is constantly increasing and from my experience, I can tell that most of them are more interested in this than in hypnotherapy. This is why I am frequently asked a series of questions regarding this, the five most frequent of these being the following:

1. What is self-hypnosis useful for? - This work as a type of hypnosis mostly, the difference being that you are doing it to you yourself. Thus, self-hypnosis can help you change some of the traits of your personality you are not so satisfied with. This is done by changing the mindset for that particular personality characteristic.

For example, you can hypnotize yourself to become calmer if you are too short tempered. Most of the self-hypnosis results come from students who used it in order to improve their grades at school by better and easier absorbing the information taught and by increasing their concentration capacity. It can be used to get rid of daily aches as such and even to treat different types of addiction to some point, like smoking for instance.

2. Can I get better athletic results with self-hypnosis? - Well, it works only on your mind, not on your body. Thus, it cannot change the way your body is build up. However, what it can do is help you concentrate better during such an event and rid you of the eventual fear or shyness during the athletic competition. With self-hypnosis, you will gain more courage during the competition and thus your performance will be better.

3. Is self-hypnosis efficient in better knowing myself? - No doubt about this! Self-hypnosis deals with your subconscious, the place in your mind that can store things about yourself you were not aware of before. There you can even find out things you have been denying or even hiding from yourself, such as repressed feelings, motivations. Dealing with these can help you become a better person.

4. Does it take long to learn self-hypnosis? - No one can get to hypnotize themselves the first time. But you can get there if you practice it on a daily basis, which is the key to this technique. After three weeks you will see the results and you will find out that fighting for your goals has become easier. In the beginning, you will have to start with a half an hour practice a day, but the duration of the self-hypnosis session will decrease in time.


5. Does self-hypnosis practice render you more easily influenced in everyday life? - With time and practice, the sessions will become easier and more fruitful. This practice will only increase your response to hypnosis and not to the influence of others; thus your mind will be easily influenced only during self-hypnotism because your brain will be trained and used to such practice. You will be able to better distinguish and fight those trying to manipulate you in any way.




Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Socializing to Continue HEALTHY AGING

Bob, Marge, Mrs Cooper, Nora, Eric and Mr Cooper

It is always a good thing to have friends, which you can socialize with. There are so many good things about being around people. It is difficult living alone without someone there to lend you an ear when needed. Unfortunately, we live in a world filled with consuming souls, which rarely take the time to share and listen to others. Still, you can find someone in the billions of people in the world who will listen. When you are alone you, feel lonely. At this time your body and mind endure unwarranted stress from lack of socialization. Experts tell us all the time to get out and enjoy life since withering away, locked behind the walls of your home will affect your health.

What problems can non-socializing cause?
Non-socialization can affect your mind and body. Usually, a person who refuses to socialize will sit around dawdling in self-pity. The mind starts to stress out, which leads to depression. While you may enjoy being alone away from stressful relationships, you need balance since sometimes you need company. You need to be active so you stay healthy you need to socialize with people like you need the sunshine. Without socialism, you will feel tired and sick all the time.

Why is socializing well for me?
Socializing is good for you since it gets you out to meet other people. As well, you keep active, which great for building and strengthening the bones, joints and muscles. Studies were conducted with proven results stating that those who stay active can live to healthy aging.

What can I do to meet more people?
There are many ways to meet people. You can visit your local stores and meet new people. Taking a walk is a great way to say hi to passers-by. You never know you might find a friend for life.  Maybe you would like to go to a local church. The church is a great way to meet people. Perhaps you can get involved with church groups and join in group activities. Give your time to a local shelter for people in need that would be a wonderful way to meet people. Maybe at your place of place of employment, you can become familiar with one of your fellow workers. Getting out to enjoy the world is a great way to live a healthy aging life. If you just sit home, you are waiting for something to happen. You are missing all the things the world has to offer you.

When you sit home, alone your health will slowly fade away. At what time your health diminishes you will feel sickly. You have to get out and enjoy life this way you will stay healthier and enjoy life to the fullest. Staying active will make you happy and you will have more of a healthier life.

One thing you want to keep in mind, as you age your bodily functions starts to change. You will notice these changes.

One of the first things that start to decline is the musculoskeletal system. This system is designed to give you strength and energy. When this system starts to degenerate, you have less time to spend in the world. To keep the system healthy one must exercise, eat right and socialize.

When you socialize, activities will follow. As you see socialism provides you a means to carry forward in life without weakening the musculoskeletal system, more than aging alone will cause it to degenerate.

You have options. On this note, take action now to live your healthy aging life with success following your every path.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

All About CATARACTS

Image from page 598 of "Lectures on operative surgery of the eye, or, An historical and critical inquiry into the methods recommended for the cure of the cataract for the formation of an artificial pupil, &c. &c. &c. : containing a new method of operating

The term cataracts refer to a clouding of the eye's lens that is located behind the iris and pupil.  This particular lens operates by focusing light on to the retina, much in the same way as a camera lens.  The lens affected by cataracts is also involved in the eye's focus.

This lens consists of protein and water.  This protein is precisely arranged for optimum functioning.  However, during the natural aging process, these proteins can become clumped together and cause the eye to a cloud.  This cloud is what is known as a cataract and will most likely get larger as time progresses if left untreated.  Your eye doctor will probably want to wait until the cataract interferes with your eyesight before opting to remove it.

There are three different types of cataracts you should know about:  

Cortical Cataracts:  This type of cataract is formed in the cortex of the lens.  Over time, a cortical cataract will extend from the outside of the lens to the center.  This type of cataract is common to diabetes sufferers. 

Nuclear Cataracts: Nuclear cataracts are the most common type of cataracts. Forming in the center of the lens, this type of cataract is caused by the normal aging process. When this cataract first forms, you may even experience improved vision.  However, this effect will not last long.  

Subcapsular Cataracts: This kind of cataract starts at the back of the lens. If you take steroids, have diabetes, or suffer from farsightedness, you may be susceptible to subcapsular cataracts. 

Fortunately, all three types of cataracts can be removed with eye surgery.  Today's surgeons implement the use of lasers and other innovative technology to remove a patient's cataracts with a minimum of risk or discomfort.  Some cataract surgeries will involve removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a clear plastic lens called an intraocular lens. 

While cataract removal surgery is relatively safe, you may experience a few side effects such as swelling, bleeding or discomfort.  Your eye doctor will advise you on the steps to take during recovery to aid proper healing. 

Nutritionists are currently studying the role diet plays in the prevention of cataracts.   Research has shown a favorable link between antioxidants and the prevention of cataracts.  Antioxidants are vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E that work to fight harmful free radicals in the body.




Monday, October 15, 2018

Witches, Wiccans, Warlocks and WITCHCRAFT

Witchcraft symbol
Witchcraft Symbol - Photo  by   quinet
Witchcraft and its origins can be traced back as far as 2000BC in Ancient Egypt and Babylonia were in existing records of the code of Hammurabi it says

If a man has put a spell upon another man and has not justified himself, he upon whom the spell is laid shall go to the holy river.

Persons who engage in witchcraft and who are male are called wizard, sorcerer and sometimes a warlock if they indulge in black magic. Females who indulge in witchcraft are called Wiccan or witches.

Witches are thought to worship the devil. They are portrayed to cast spells and use supernatural forces to cause havoc within the community.

In Britain during the late medieval / Early modern period, many women were killed during witch-hunts. They were accused of being witches and would be strapped to a dunking stool, and submerged in the local river or lake. If the woman dies, she was then proved not to be a witch. If she survived, it proved her guilt and she would be burned at the stake alive.

Of course, most of the alleged witches were, in fact, destitute old women with no family. They plagued the communities begging door to door for food and milk. They would often curse the households who wouldn't give them any food, to make them more generous when she next visited. But of course, this gave the local folk cause to try the old women for witchcraft.

The Wiccans, on the other hand, were herbalists of their time. They used plants to cure people and animals. However, the Wiccan was misunderstood and would often be accused of being a dark witch when patients under their care worsened or died. Sometimes they were also called witches when they healed the very sick.



The spell casting evilness traits of witches have always been used to scare young children, just look at the classic children's fairy tales. In Snowhite the wicked witch tries to kill her stepdaughter. She uses a spell to put Snowhite in a death like sleep. In the story of Hansel and Gretel, the evil witch likes to eat children. The mysteriousness of witches lends itself to creating chilling stories, and not just for children but adults too in the case of the Blare Witch Project.

Our fascination for witches and witchcraft is highlighted each Halloween when many people like to dress up as witches. Luckily they no longer try witches on dunking stools. But curiously, 'witches' do still go begging for food door to door 'Trick or Treating'.

    S. Roberts is a ghost hunter and medium extraordinaire. 
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