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A nice moment today

Peaceful Moment in Newton

Peaceful Moment in Newton

It seems there has been a full rush the past ten years, three years, two years, six months, three months, two weeks, in escalating fashion. It seems, perhaps I pushed through to another level; and in that regard it is good to replenish, to pull in what we have learned in the process. One person, who I did some business with recently had it right in way, saying: “You are an artist.” An artist, with some science as well, lol. I guess, in some ways, I am an artist of sorts; an artist of humanity, in the best sense possibly.

Anyway, it is really nice to have some calm moments or three, under the tree, and all of that. I am wondering about drinking tap water at the moment. I can be very grateful for all of my experiences, as intense and varied as they can be. What a challenge the entire facet of what life is, and then finding our best way to live it. Peace seems a wonderful thing at the moment. Regards, Jon

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What a day, what a day

They don’t make them like this very often. Dealing with the changes in attitude, changes in latitude as Jimmy Buffett would put it. Certain days, something just thrusts us out into the world, and then we are on our own. Today seemed like such a day. I am grateful for life, for the  capacity to have a science and work that I enjoy, and all of that. Sometimes, I wonder if I have just done enough for today, a month a year, lol, perhaps a few days or something like that.

We shall see, we shall see. Fall, is such a wonderful time of year in New England, AND today rings the bell for terrific weather and positive vibrations. Even the dentist, or especially the dentist appointment went smoothly. One of the things I still work on; is developing a trusting attitude, towards the world in general. Rather than worry or be fearful about the unknown, like the big shark in “Jaws;” which I saw recently, it is great to be able to be trusting about things. Work in progress…

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Maturity is so important

We live in a time of amazing challenge in this country right now, and individuals, families, organizations and this country as a whole, needs emotional maturity. This type of maturity is something that Calm Interventions provides, in its work and training with clients and people in general. Qualities such as the capacity to work with and hear perspectives other than our own; define our inner core, and special qualities that make us positively standout; and having a sense of self, so that we take things seriously, but not so seriously as to forget the true nature of life.

Understanding the true nature of life, is to understand a peace and a patience with things; as well as to realize that there are things greater than ourselves, which work their own way in the development and furtherance of the world. What is hard for people to see sometimes, is that the direction of our world is forward towards progress, even with the great challenges that we face. Our challenges strengthen us and reveal areas needed for further work. Thanks plenty, Jon

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Keeping the faith

The journey towards greatness can be a long and winding road, with  many ups and downs. One thing that is most important is the capacity to keep a positive attitude in the face of all of these challenges. I read, an interesting quote by Steve Jobs, this morning, essentially saying that every morning he looked in the mirror, and asked himself if today was the last day of his life; would he be doing something that he wanted to do?

As challenging as it is, I can sincerely say yes, that I am doing the things that I want to be doing. Having the opportunity to work on complex human challenges, is what I love to do. Having a sense that I am developing new human understandings, or at least having a commitment to working to defeat hatred, in our lifetimes, and that kind of thing, is enormously inspiring to me. There surely; are setbacks and a lack of understanding from others. Yet, that is the beauty of doing something new, by definition others do not see it yet. Thanks.

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Embracing Life; even more than defeating hatred, perhaps

Is that wonderful notion of embracing life for what it is. Life surely; has its ups and downs; yet it is the capacity to embrace it, and elevate one’s game to meet and greet challenges that is the backbone of my life and Calm Interventions’ work. There is a spiritual change coming over the world along with everything else. Those who cling to what they did before and a sense of the past, will risk getting left behind by spirit of change itself, with respect to calmer and more respectful interactions.

Underneath the sense of political correctness is a very valid point that each and every human being begins with a sense of dignity and must be respected on that basis. Old ways of being prejudiced not only are very limiting, but reflect weaknesses and insecurities on the parts of those who portend better. It is solely, be embracing life that we can bring forth our best positive energy; as well as to treat ourselves and each other with respect. It will take some time, but embracing life is here!

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Defeating Hatred: The issue of our time: As my work evolves.

As I continue on down, my merry road; AND the work continues, I find myself prospectively running into that wonderful topic for my life and my work; that of defeating hatred and animus. It is a virtual societal plague the way people are acting, on some level, and guess what? So much of it is learned behavior; we are actually teaching people to be rude and crude to one another. Wowsie, where is that one going?  Along with, to me, superseding, ALL of the other societal challenges that one will run us into a ditch.

So, perhaps that is my magic calling out of all of the work of the past going on twenty-two years, the work of furthering our discussion and efforts to defeating hatred. I mean, it has been ensconced in our human condition for millennia; still we are at a turning point in human history. People will either get it or not, and most will over time. It is the journey and effort to defeat hatred; perhaps that will be my ultimate calling.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jon

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An amazing moment

Today, I have a wonderful feeling. I worked hard on something; thought is DOA, and then swoop, somehow, the current of life, picked me up and carried me through a certain finish line. I am proud; I had done the previous work, but for some reason, things had slipped back from the front of my mind, while dealing with the real world of life itself. This morning the inspiration came to me, and I actuated that energy necessary to carry me forward; and so it is.

Sometimes, it is those little challenges of life that provide us, with a sense of clarity and direction. So now, I have accomplished something on one front. Perhaps time for a mini-break, before proceeding on the next front. Life can be great, in spite of the pains and challenges. So now, let’s see how things go. Let go and let God, or let the universe pave the way, or whatever floats your boat. I am grateful for the US Open tennis as well. Four US women, and Del Potro versus Rafa, up next Wowsie.

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On some level, I want to change the national tenor

Along with the Science of Inner Strength and all of that, part of me really wants to change our national discourse and dialogue towards a much more constructive tone. That is what the Science of Inner Strength is all about, revealing to people that being kind, being cooperative and that kind of thing are not weaknesses; they are strengths. For some an issue like climate change is the greatest threat; in the same way, with its creeping tenor, our loss of civility AND embracing of crassness, is truly our greatest threat.

Working together as people, we can solve virtually any challenge. Look at our own American cities, and the challenges of youth unrest, lack of meaningful employment and even violence. By rolling up our sleeves, we can solve these problems. This is where the Science of Inner Strength is so important, as it helps people develop an appropriate role. If we merely believe that all we have to do is shout our own opinion at the top of our lungs, without being appropriate, respect and responsive, then we are ineffective.

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I read an interesting quote recently, something like:”Systems are evil; people are not…”

Essentially connoting that it is a group mentality that can produce evil; not the individuals themselves. In this regard I am moved to “consider carefully” the state of our modern day divorce system. The amount of political, legal, able law enforcement, financial and emotional pressure that goes into such a thing, is horrific on some level.

Let’s begin with the sense that couples often are in a position, perhaps it is changing, but at a basically high school level of break-up in an emotional sense. Maybe now, people are slightly more attuned; yet nothing in the world can prepare a person for the pressure once the divorce system kicks in. There are lawyers, and court officers, and police and judges, and psychologists; ALL often with the fierce force of gravity that seeks to pound a person into submission on some level. Most of us surely would condemn any and all instances of domestic violence. Yet, we cannot treat every familial break-up like that form of violence is the norm. Rather the opposite. Most people need a caring and understanding approach.

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Amazing Grace

Sometimes, you can only sit back and essentially, enjoy the process of life. A remarkable effort in certain areas, and then it is time to let go in some ways. Recognizing what is in your control, and what is not, is an important facet of life. For those who overstep their boundaries with you, and know no better; at times, after considerable work, forgiveness can be a wonderful remedy of sorts. Every experience has the opportunity for equal or greater learning and growth.

So enjoy the ride; take in the day, above all else at times, trust the process. Trusting the process, implies that you have a process in the first place. That is where the Science of Inner Strength, and the Science of Inner Strength Honor come into play. In these most challenging times, it is vital to learn the secrets and elements of resiliency and the movement towards Prosperity and Purpose. Both elements are needed; we get the interest in making money, it must be combined with the commitment to positive purpose. The world needs both.

Thanks, Jon

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