Oh, What a Wonderful World!

 

What a Wonderful World

    What a Wonderful                   World!

“Oh, What a Wonderful World” is the title of a song made famous by Louie (Satchmo) Armstrong. The last time he performed it, he dedicated it to all young people. In his introduction, he said that he wanted young people to know that our world is still wonderful. It all depends, he said, on what we do with it. 

The Profit Motive is Killing Us! 

As much as some corporations who have a profit interest in having us believe that we don’t have to worry about our declining environment, there is no planet B. Our beautiful world is the only one we have “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse till death do us part.” The difference is that there’s no divorcing our relationship with our Earth. We will live or die with it, and that’s up to us now, and our children and grandchildren will bear the worse brunt of its decline. Louie missed the point when he didn’t make that clear, but he died before the worst of the global crisis was known. Greta Thornburn, the conscience of the young is speaking up and getting the attention of the world.

Yes, I Practice What I Preach

You might rightfully ask, “What are you doing about it?” I would answer, “Whatever I see to do each day.” I have been driving an electric car for eight years now. My wife and I have been using glass straws for four years. When my dog poops, I pick it up with a plastic bag, but then I dump it in the toilet and rinse the bag for the next use so the bag doesn’t end up as microplastics in our food and water. My wife made a shopping bag out of used denim, and I get lots of compliments about it from the cashiers in stores. I never accept plastic bags at stores, but if I’ve forgotten that great denim bag, I simply hand carry the items to the car. Yes, lots of the things we do to damage the environment are done because they are convenient and easy. Every day I try to remember to deliberately do something that is inconvenient and difficult just to stay used to doing it in areas of my life that count, like protecting the environment. It takes awareness, heightened awareness as a friend pointed out, not fear to do the things we all need to do to protect our wonderful world. 

Fear, Our Worst Enemy Is an Illusion

Fear is our worst enemy. As Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during WWII said, while the Nazis were bombing London, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” Fear devastates our ability to see clearly what needs to be done in any situation, and fear is not real. We created it with our own thinking. Fear is nothing but a thought, a thought that stimulates the emotions we call fear. Once we learn to recognize this, we can eliminate fear from our lives, see what needs to be done in any situation, and just do it.

Most of Us are Seriously Misusing Our Brains

We have an incredible brain that has abilities far beyond what most people know. They think just because they feed and water it, with toxic stuff, it’s going to operate just fine. Not so! We have to learn how to use our amazing tool we call a brain. Any engineer will tell us that his/her tools are extremely important for getting the results they want. Our brain is our amazing tool, and we must learn how to use it. Right now most humans are seriously misusing it by overthinking everything and creating huge amounts of fear that overwhelm their lives. Anxiety is rampant. A dangerous example of that is the increasing deaths and injuries caused by drivers running red lights because they don’t want to wait. They are anxious just to get going and doing to keep busy, so they don’t have to be alone with themselves. 

The Way to Do is to BE!

Just “being” is the cure-all. Four thousand years ago the Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu said, “The way to do is to be.” Doing comes from being. When we can just be, be quiet, be still, be centered, then we will see clearly what needs to be done. Our incredible brain, our right hemisphere will show us clearly what is to be done in every situation that arises in our lives. All we have to do is to be able to recognize it when it gives us the info. To do this we must be centered and still, something that most people have no ability to do. And it’s so easy when we know how. 

Right now, as I sit here in one of my favorite coffee shops that would be considered a “soft target” because lots of people come here and security is minimal, I know that I am safe. My Innate Intelligence, as I call it, my creative, intuitive right brain is aware of everything happening around me. It would alert me to any “disturbance in the Force” coming my way, even dangerous viruses! Someone behind me just coughed twice. I asked and was given the safe sign. We all have this ability but few are aware of it. Most live in fear and anxiety that tears their body and mind apart. Stress is a terrible killer and its main activator is fear.

The Solution is Simple

There is no need for this because our brain has the ability to keep us calm and relaxed. Dr. Herbert Benson, a Harvard cardiologist, did groundbreaking research that verified this ability of our mind. I took his simple relaxation technique and added a science-based stimulus/response mechanism to develop a way to train our brain to automatically keep us calm and clear. It’s called Alpha Neuro Training and it’s free on this site. If done as prescribed, I guarantee positive results within seven days or your money back! With this natural ability in place, we are always in touch with our innate intelligence that has every answer we will ever need as we move through our lives. We are safe, secure and have no fear, no stress and just live our lives in peace, enjoying every moment. Sound good? Well, just be open and give it an honest try and you will get results that will amaze you.

For those, especially women, interested in learning to overcome fear and chaos and understanding how powerful they are, Stephen has founded The Institute for Creative Living, both a virtual and physical center for learning how to use our creative survival intelligence, to live more safely and prosperously in every way. He has just opened the Yoda Academy for those who want to learn how to use the real energy of the force to protect themselves, help others, and influence world events such as conflicts and violent weather. We are enlisting the synergistic engagement of those who want to work together to use our powerful minds to make this world a better place. Please see the home page of this site for details. There is one simple thing that can transform our lives, and that information is free on this site.

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