#689 Patterns of Consciousness...

If I count in my life how many people I know that have cancer, have died from cancer or have been recently told they have cancer… the list is more than four hands and this is people that I know on a day to day basis. If I count in Second life how many people have passed away from Cancer or have been suffering in silence, it would be two hands and these are the ones that I know about. So many people...so many lives lost, it is shocking and to be honest each time I am told about someone that has cancer I honestly don’t know what to say…What can you say...?

Being truly honest, I get tongue tied. I want to ask them “How are you, Are you in pain? Can I do anything for you, What do you need, Does it hurt?, What were the symptoms, What happens next, What has the doctor told you?, Have you gotten a second, third, fourth test to check… The amount of questions I have is mind numbing.. but all I do is give them a big hug, tell them I love them and don’t say anything more except to be with them.

I was reading a blog the other day from a lady that had a tumour on her stomach, her blog is called “Terminally Fabulous” - http://www.terminallyfabulous.com/blog/archives/02-2016. It is definitely a must read. A very ironic and so down to earth blog that captures her every day, the countless things people say and do to make her happy which makes it worse for her, her overall issues with all the fun stuff such as bowel movements, urinary issues, and dietary difficulties, her move back to live with her mother and father and the hospital dramas that are countless. The blog is raw and had me in tears, most especially her strength and honesty – her name is Lisa Magill.

Lisa’s blog made me understand better what my friend is going through who has the same type of cancer. After ten treatments my friend has decided enough is enough and currently going through her bucket list. She told me last month she now has Brain metastases. When speaking with her, it was like I was speaking with another person. Her words were slow, drawn out, and not like the spark of a girl I used to know..  

This dreadful disease needs to find a cure and I hope that we find this cure sometime in this lifetime.

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Pic: Taken at White Dunes Estate - (only open for a short time).


#688 "I want something like this.."

I've been reading books of old;
The legends and the myths;
Achilles and his gold;
Hercules and his gifts;
Spiderman's control;
And Batman with his fists..
And clearly I don't see myself upon that list

So , Where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody with some superhuman gifts
Some superhero..Some fairytale bliss;

Just something I can turn to.. Somebody I can kiss..I want something just like this..

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Heart - Wild Flowers - Quenn Ann's Lace 

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#687 Changes...

Australia and the world have seen four decades of massive change – demographically, socially, economically, politically, globally, culturally and technologically.
In such an area it is important to not just observe the changes but to understand the trends and respond, so that we can thrive in these massive times of change.
From a popular culture perspective it was quite a different era.
What I can’t believe is the speed of change..Such impact moments like these below: -
1970: The Beatles break up.
1972: M*A*S*H Show premieres…how many releases has it done to date..
1972: Terrorist attack at the Olympic Games in Munich.
1973: U.S pulls out of Vietnam.
1975: Pol Pot becomes the Communist Dictator of Cambodia and the Cambodian Genocide begins.
1975: Gough Whitlam is dismissed and Malcom Fraser elected.
1975: NBC's Saturday Night (later known as Saturday Night Live) debuts.
1976: Jimmy Carter is elected President of the United States.
1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman Prime Minister of Great Britain.
1979: Mother Theresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1979: The World Health Organisation certifies the eradication of smallpox.
1970: Computer Floppy Disks are introduced…
1971: VCRs introduced.(Look what we have now)
1975: Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, who develop a BSIC program for the Microcomputer Altair 8800, and is released the same year.
1975: The world’s first digital camera is created by Steven Sasson and Kodak Company.
1975: The laser printer is invented.
1977: The first personal computers (PC) are introduced…
1979: Sony introduces the Walkman…
1979: Cell phones are invented from what we use to have which was the dial phone as per the pic.
What changes will occur in the next 42 years..
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#686 "It's times like these.."

I'm a new day rising
I'm a brand new sky
To hang the stars upon tonight
It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again..

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#685 "Let me just stop fighting..I'm not that strong"..

I was raised an optimist. Believe in people, hard work pays off, things will get better…As a slightly nerdy and completely gawky teen, life sucked. classmate cruelty was an unavoidable part of life. 
Those years were painful. It was mind-boggling how mean, how pessimistic, people could be... 
My mother, a textbook optimist, trotted out the usual lines: 
“It’s not you; it’s them.” 
“They’re just jealous.”
“It’ll get better. Just wait.”..
I hid behind alcohol and drugs to numb the pain of feeling... I'm not that strong after-all..
I wanted it to all go away..
Right then, right there, I had a choice to make: Let life lead me, or lead my life.
Reread that last line…
That’s the reason we need to work our tails off to be, and to raise, optimists:
If my parents had been pessimists and expected the worst, I wouldn’t be here today. If my parents had been pessimists, they would have given up on me; in turn, I would have given up on myself. As optimists, they had faith that I would learn, grow, and recover.
I wanted her to be a fighter, to always look for the best in others, to fall down and get back up again—and again, and again.
It’s a struggle to stay positive, and pessimism desperately wants to be BFFs. My negative alter-ego is always sitting on my shoulder, whispering in my ear, “Isn’t life unfair?”
The thing is, life can seem unfair. But.. life got so much easier, and happier, when I learned how to overcome negative thoughts.
Gently, but firmly, tell your partner/mother/best friend/colleague that you can’t participate in their pity party. You know the ones that are always complaining about something in their life. Empathy and compassion are important, but learn how to deal with difficult people... They are bringing you down. Definitely help them, but help them in a positive way. Living bitter-free is a skill... and a hard skill to learn.
Acknowledge and explore feelings of negativity, but don’t dwell on them. 
Turn them around, and set them free...They will thank you one day.

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#684 "I'm more than just a picture"..

We are very visual creatures. A large percentage of the human brain dedicates itself to visual processing. If we think about our love of social media, how we ‘like, share, and listen-watch funny grabs – cartoons and stories. We do this because of our love of images. Images are able to grab our attention easily, we are immediately drawn to them. Think about this blog, for example: did you look at the words first, or the image?
We process images at an alarming speed. When we see a picture, we analyse it within a very short snippet of time, knowing the meaning and scenario within it immediately. The human brain is able to recognise a familiar object within 100 milliseconds. People tend to recognise familiar faces within 380 milliseconds, which is pretty impressive.
It’s not news that we love to talk about ourselves. We devote about 30–40% of all speech to talking about others or ourselves. But online that number jumps to about 80% of social media posts. Why? Talking face-to-face is messy and emotionally involved–we don’t have time to think about what to say, we have to read facial cues and body language.

The one thing we have to remember with social media, is that we are a person behind the story, the face and this is the same in Secondlife. We talk about ourselves on Social Media, but when have you lately said hello to the people that you follow, the friends on your SL list, the people that watch your every moves on Facebook.. ? ...Remember, they can swear, can joke,  say what's on their mind, They drink,..They could be a daughter, or a sister, 
Sometimes it's hard for them to show, 

Remember, they are more than just a pretty face...

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