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Here`s the story that will finally change your life! You got to want to…

There was a young man, who wanted to know the secret to success and so he went to this guru, right. And he told the guru you know I wanna be on the same level you are and the guru said if you wanna be on the same level I’m on, I’ll met you tomorrow at the beach.

So the young man got there 4 A.M. he already to rock n’ roll. Got on a suit should of wore shorts. The old man grabs his hand and said: How bad do you wanna be successful? He said: “Real bad”. He said: Walk on out in the water. So he walks out into the water. Watch this. When he walks out to the water he goes waist deep and goes like this guy crazy.

Hey ( ) I wanna make money and he got me out here swimming. I didn’t ask to be a lifeguard. I wanna make money he got me in – so he said come on a little further – walked out a little further – then he had it right around this area – the shoulder area – so this old man crazy – he making money but he crazy. So he said come on out a little further – came out a little further, it was right at his mouth – my man, I’m not about to go back in this guy is out of his mind. And the old man said: “I thought you said you wanted to be successful?” He said: “I do.” He said: “Then walk a little further.” He came, dropped his head in, held him down, hold him down, my man (kept scratching) hold him down, he had him held down, just before my man was about to pass out, he raised him up. He said: “I got a question for you.” He told the guy, he said: “When you want to succeed as bad as you wanna breathe than you will be successful.”

By Eric Thomas!

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Why Religion Is Dangerous, Out-dated, & Spiritually Toxic

One of the main things we need to do as a society is let go of paradigms of thought that are false and are no longer serving us.  There is nothing more toxic to the soul or dangerous to your development as a person to believe in something that is wrong, misguided, and outdated.

What I am talking about here specifically is religion.  Now let me be clear. I’m not talking about religious texts necessarily, or God, or Christ, or Buddha, or any of the wisdom contained within various religions.  I am talking about religious fundamentalism as it currently exists.

There is a difference between having a personal relationship with God and being buried head-deep in religious dogma and spiritual ignorance.  There is a difference between reading the Bible and other ancient texts as sources of spiritual wisdom and accepting everything in them as being literally true at face value.  Most importantly, there is a different between being religious and being spiritual.

I grew up in a church, went to a Christian private school, was home-schooled under a Christian curriculum, and used to have church services at my house. Since then, I have been heavily involved in theological thought, apologetics, and philosophy.  I say this because I am well-versed in Christianity, and in all honesty, I think that most of the New Atheists and anti-religious people despise religion because they are ignorant, angry at God for something, or have a misunderstanding of the religions they hate.  But in this article, we are going to explore things from a non-emotional and purely objective point of view.


Here are 3 reasons why all forms of religious fundamentalism is dangerous, out-dated, & spiritually toxic.

*Note: There is a difference between holding religious faith in something and being a hardcore religious fundamentalist or extremist.

1) Religion is man-made

When people think of religion, one of the first things that pops into their minds is Catholicism.  Mary is worshiped and prayed to, sins are confessed to priests, incense is burned, and the “Vatican” is this economic powerhouse adorned with gold and jewels.  None of these things are even mentioned as necessary in the Bible or by Jesus, and seeing as they are totally man-made, they cannot be seen as necessary.

Like really. Who is the pope, why is he on a thrown, why does he wear jewels, and why does he have so much money? How is this Biblical or even fair?

There is nothing wrong with sourcing wisdom from ancient books, but keep in mind that they are JUST ancient books.  If you grew up somewhere in nature and were completely unexposed to culture, you could very well develop a relationship with God through his revelation in nature and in your conscience.  But you would never leave that forest as a Muslim, a Mormon, or a Hindu.  There is nothing about meditating in a forest for 40 years in search of a relationship with the Creator that will teach you the propositions “God hates f*gs” or “Allah wants the world to become Muslim”.

You aren’t born as a religious fundamentalist, and there is no natural experience that would cause you to become a religious fundamentalist.  You are born as a soul in a body capable of connection with God.  If religion acted as a catalyst for you, that’s great.  If it works for you and adds value to your life (as it even has to mine to a degree), the that is also great.  But it’s learned, man-made, and not necessary.  In fact, most people it actually acts as a hindrance and a virus, as we will explore in the next point.

2) Religion prevents spiritual growth, critical thought, and honest reflection

Religion puts your consciousness into a box and keeps it there.  Anything new you learn of experience MUST be understood in terms of your religious framework.  For example, let’s say you have a crazy experience while you are sleeping and have an extremely vivid dream of a dark shadow who won’t stop looking at you through the mirror.  A religious person may say “That was a demon”, and then close the book on the case.

A more spiritual person may say, was that a shadow aspect of me? Was that a reflection of my subconscious mind? Was it an alien, an astral entity, or some other form of spirit trying to show something to me symbolically by appearing to me as my reflection?  Spirituality encourages you to look, reflect, and analyze from a non-biased place in order to discover the answers for yourself.  Religion spoon-feeds you the supposed answers and then discourages further introspection (unless that introspection fits within the framework of that religion).

It also discourages search for meaning and mystery in life because it already assumes it has the answers.  People read the texts literally and then stop searching.  What happens when we die?  “Well you either go to heaven or hell depending on whether or not you are saved”, and that is the end of the discussion.  We don’t even know what gravity is, what 90% of the matter in the universe is, how consciousness works, or how life started on this planet, but we know for certain cut and dry what happens to the human soul when it leaves the body because there are a handful of verses about it in some religious texts?

The creation of the universe is mysterious and awe-inspiring.  How space and time came into being, the insane amount of energy that would have had to be present at the first moment in time, the speed of the expansion of the universe, the presence of finely tuned initial conditions and universal constants that were plugged in at the moment of creation to allow for things like matter to even exist, the development of elements, stars, planets, galaxies, and life.  Religious people will think to themselves “God did it” and then hang-up any further intellectual pursuits because they have a nice tidy mental picture of how everything happened.

And if someone wants to deviate outside of fundamentalism and try to combine the worlds of spirituality and science, they get called “lost” because they believe there is more to the creation process than the 6 day Adam and Eve story.

It can sometimes prevent honest philosophical, scientific, and spiritual inquiry into the raw nature of reality.  If you are having a hard time believing that there is other life in the universe, that the universe is as old as modern science tells us, or that evolution is impossible because or what was/wasn’t written down on animal skins 3000 years ago, I think it’s time to step outside of your fundamentalism a little bit.

3) Religion creates separation

If all religions preach peace, why aren’t all religions peaceful?  If the core of most religions is love, community, and God, why is there so much hatred, war, and violence?  Here is why. When you learn something unnatural to your natural state of being and use it to define yourself, you begin to identify your sense of self with your belief system.  “I am a Mormon”, really means that my sense of individuality is now consumed by what it means to be “Mormon”.

When “I am” identifies with an ideology, it sees other people through the veil of that ideology.  “I am a Mormon, and that person is a Christian. They are lost and in need of direction because they believe false things”.  Instead of feeling the aliveness of another person and connecting with them at a heart-to-heart level, you begin to judge them based on what man-made ideology they identify with which results in competition and resentment. “That’s my neighbour John, yeah he’s secular and needs to be saved.  Allah does not love non-believers so I don’t know if I should either.” And then we carry on interacting with them with a background sense of pity or non-acceptance.

There is a hesitation within religious people to fully accept and embrace ‘sinners’ and non-believers in their faith.  “Oh wow, he was a really nice guy” becomes replaced with “Oh wow, he was really nice for an atheist”, or “I didn’t know Hindus were so open-minded”.  Instead of seeing and experiencing your sense of unity with other people, it becomes a game of “this persons belongs to that religion, and they believe some weird sh*t that’s different from what I believe.”

We need to focus on having religious experiences, not religious beliefs

Religion without spirituality is the real issue here.  I’m not saying you can’t be both spiritual and religious, but being religious is not sufficient if you want to live a spiritually fulfilling life and connect with God.  Everyone is entitled to believe what they want to believe, but there comes a point at which we need to compromise our beliefs is the contradict our experience of reality.

I feel that any people who are religious who may be offended of this article would be totally liberated if they did a thought experiment where they allowed themselves to become silent and detach from their belief systems.  What if you allowed yourself for just a few minutes to experience a state of consciousness that isn’t premised on religious beliefs?

What if in that silence, you found a bigger and better version of God that you didn’t know existed?  What if you stopped trying to “learn” and started trying to experience?  What if we stopped living as humans who believe in God and started living as humans connected to God in a real untainted way?  What if your rigid belief systems are preventing you from stepping into the fullness of an experience of God because you are convinced of a view of God that is too narrow?

We shouldn’t believing in something because it makes us feel comfortable. We should believe it if it is true and stands its ground against evidence and logical defeaters.  As someone who is heavily involved in Christian apologetics and theological philosophy, I am not saying that we need to get rid of God and move into atheism.  We need to get rid of religious fundamentalism and move into a personal experience of our true nature which is already connected to God.

By Steven Bancarz|

Source:  http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/why-religion-is-dangerous-out-dated-spiritually-toxic/#sthash.sSOHl7PO.dpuf

Oprah, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and many more have a message for you!

How often do you get to have brunch with Warren Buffet or a late lunch on one of Donald Trump`s  private jets,  and ask them some intimate questions about their personal and professional success. We can guess the answer but you know what, you don`t need to be friends with them to  get the answers!

We have them for you, beautifully illustrated and ready to inspire and motivate you! Take time, write down the advice and see how it can work in your life!  Let us know which one`s your favorite! Enjoy

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Nobody knew him – he read The Secret – Now he is The Star of Jurassic World!

In 2010, Chris Pratt was still a little-known actor on Parks and Recreation, but he was already making big predictions for his future, albeit unknowingly.


Five years ago, Pratt filmed a behind-the-scenes video on his NBC comedy in which he pretends to be blowing off Steven Spielberg.


“I just got a text message from Steven Spielberg — so annoying,” Pratt joked in the video. “I’ll have to get back to you later about Jurassic Park 4.”


Five years later, Pratt is just days away from opening night of his summer film, Jurassic World.

“It was a joke that I made,” Pratt told ET during the Jurassic World junket.


“I guess it just goes to show that if you read the book The Secret and you put things out there, they all come true,” he said.

At the time when he was fake-texting Spielberg, Pratt weighed about 300 pounds and was yo-yo dieting for roles.


“I was looking into the future,” Pratt said. “I was like, ‘There’s this job. I really want that job. I need to get in shape.’ But it was when I saw the movie Zero Dark Thirty for the first time where I was like, ‘Damn, I believe that guy is kind of like a believable tough guy.'”



The 35-year-old actor made another “prediction” during our interview.

“I guess I would put out there that I apologize for how long I went on in my Oscar speech,” Pratt joked. “I am really thrilled about the Oscar that I won for Best Cinematography, oddly.”


Here are 3 lessons you can take home with you from Chris Pratt.

  • Think Big, Dream Big and Aim High! You can achieve anything your minds can conceive and believe!
  • Fake it till you make it! See yourself already having the good you desire and act as if it`s already happening to you!
  • Take action and never lose focus! Dreams don`t work unless you do so take massive action and go get what you want!
Source http://www.etonline.com/news/165842_chris_pratt_on_that_psychic_moment_when_he_predicted_he_d_star_jurassic_world/

90% of Successful People Use This to Create Their Dream Life! How about you?

It`s been said that Visualization is the great secret of success! Every time you hear a story of success understand that behind it is always someone who had a big dream and the will to believe in that idea, picture or vision. Vision boards became very popular since the release of the Movie The Secret where John Assaraf showed everyone how his vision board became a reality.

To become more scientific it is said that any idea which is held in your conscious mind and repeated with emotion will become impressed in your subconscious mind and in time manifest itself in it`s physical equivalent.


Here is where vision boards can be a very fun way for you to form the mental images of the goals you want to achieve in your life.


So are you on board to create your Vision Board? 

Here are the steps:


1.Determine the Format of Your Vision Board.

Vision boards don’t always have to be a physical board; it might be your computer’s screensaver, background on your phone or pages in your planner. Observe your actions throughout the day and determine the best place for this board to be in your view frequently.

Your Vision Board can be a physical one or it can be digital. Nowadays, digital vision boards are very popular but we know that some of you prefer the good ol` fashion wood and paper ones.

There are many softwares that can be very useful in creating your vision board, some of them can be found free online… just google them. Photoshop or Powerpoint are usually good and simple softwares to help you create them

Here are some formats you should have in mind:

– A wallpaper or poster

– An inspiration wall

– A computer screensaver or desktop cover

– A screensaver on your phone

2.Decide what you want

Your Vision Board usually reflects the lifestyle you wish to experience in your life. When you`re creating your goals have in mind these following areas: Health and Wellness, Relationships, Finances, Business, Spiritiality, Lifestyle, Charity, Cars, Houses, Places to Travel. Another idea for a vision board is to choose only one area of life and expand on that!


3.Choose vivid pictures and images

Sky is the limit when it comes to finding images with anything you desire! Praise Google!

Try to take the necessary time and find the right pictures which really cause you to feel good! Connecting with your vision board on an emotional level is the most important thing!

Make sure that you include pictures of yourself and your loved ones in your vision boards, some of us even crop their faces onto pictures with their desired body or driving their dream car and so on! This makes the process more fun and vivid!

Collect as many pictures as possible, you will probably let go of a few when you start fine tuning your board.


4.Layout and arrangements

Create a structure for your board, you can draw some guide lines on it which will represent where the pictures will go.

It`s always a good idea to put the most important pictures and goals in the middle and leave the secondary ones to the side.

Quotes, affirmations or writing down your goals below the picture is always recommended and gives more power to the visualization process.

Try to personalize it as much as possible with your name, personal pictures, affirmations and phrases in the present tense.


5.Display it

Vision boards are not “set and forget” so make sure you display your vision board in a place where you can review it often. We recommend you use it in as many places as possible (on your computer, on your phone, a physical one in your room and bathroom, on your office.

6.Relax – Visualize – Manifest

Vision boards work best when you are in a relaxed, cheerful state! Your subconscious mind must be receptive to your new dreams and goals so make sure that you feel the emotion of already having what`s on your vision board.

Make it a daily ritual to use your vision board! Review it in the morning and review it before you retire to bed at night, these are two time frames when your subconscious mind is very receptive! Have fun with it and let the Universe reward you with it`s abundance, health and well-being!

Have fun Creating!

How To Make Your Own Vision Board

26.5 Magical Pictures That Will Make you Fall in Love With Our Planet and Travel The World

So many of us are used to live small lives, working from 9 to 5 and getting in the deadly routine of everyday life never really stopping for a moment to think about and see how AWESOME our world really is.

These images will blow your mind regardless of who you are , where you live and what you do!

26.5 Magical Pictures That Will Make You Fall in Love With Our Planet and Travel The World 

The Banana Experiment! An Important Life Lesson For You!

Here is The Experiment:

A group of scientists placed 5 monkeys in a cage and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on top.

Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water.


After a while, every time a monkey went up the ladder, the other ones beat up the one on the ladder.

After some time, no monkey dared to go up the ladder regardless of the temptation.

Scientists then decided to substitute one of the monkeys. The first thing this new monkey did was to go up the ladder. Immediately the other monkeys beat him up.

After several beatings, the new member learned not to climb the ladder even though never knew why.

The second monkey was substituted and the same occurred. The first monkey participated on the beating for the second monkey. A third monkey was changed and the same was repeated. The fourth was substituted and the beating was repeated and finally the fifth monkey was replaced.

What was left was a group of 5 monkeys that even though never received a cold shower, continued to beat up any monkey who attempted to climb the ladder.

If it was possible to ask the monkeys why they would beat up all those who attempted to go up the ladder, I bet their answer would be: “I don’t know. That’s how things are done around here”


Don’t follow others behaviors, think before you follow.

Even though this story is debated to be not true online, you must agree that it sends a strong message about the society we live in today.

Don’t miss the opportunity to share this with others as they might be asking themselves why we continue to do what we are doing if there is a different way out there. 

The Banana Experiment

Do this Every Day and You`ll Never Again Have Problems With Low Energy and Stress!

We all know how important it is to have a positive attitude and keep up the good vibes. Actually, the attitude and level of enthusiasm we keep on a daily basis impacts all the results we get in all areas of our lives.

You are more likely to remain healthy, maintain good relationships, get a promotion or increase your income when you have a great attitude or you are in a positive vibration and… of course… we know how The Law of Attraction Works.

Here are 7 ways to raise your vibration:

The power of intention

Always start the day with the intention to make it a great day! Most people never consciously use their power of intention and just let the day happen to them. Studies have shown that people who consciously intend to have a great day are more productive, happier and they usually get what they expect!

Repeat to yourself when you get up in the morning: “I`m going to make this a great day!” repeat this 5-10 times out loud until you start getting emotionally involved with that positive affirmations.

Write down your goals

Putting down your goals on paper after you wake up is a great exercise to keep your mind focused on your objectives. Writing down your goals helps you re-program your subconscious mind to focus on manifesting what you want.

Brian Tracy, world renowned motivational and success expert says that writing down a list of your top 10 goals in the morning is the best success advice he can give to anyone. It takes less than 5 minutes but it turbocharges your mindset and attitude.



A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand. Stretching for a few minutes when you feel exhausted or feeling down is a great way to get a new charge of energy. Tony Robbins, the world`s leading personal development coach always emphasizes the importance of the correct physiology.

You can actually influence your mindset by holding a correct body posture!


Drink plenty of water and eat something healthy

Drinking plenty of water and eating salads and fruit can help your body energize and cleanse itself. Negative factors have effects on our body`s metabolism releasing stress hormones which are flushed out through proper nutrition.


Meditation has numerous benefits in all the aspects of well-being

It can help you concentrate better, rest, improve your immune system, remain calm and mindful and many more.

Visualization meditation is a key factor in internalizing your dreams and wants in your subconscious mind. The bestselling book and movie “The Secret” talks about the direct link between Visualizing and Activating The Law of Attraction and encourages you to meditate for at least 15 minutes every day.

There are many ways to meditate and we encourage you to explore and discover the best one that fits your needs and personality.


Listen to an inspirational audiobook while you commute

Either when driving, taking a bus or just having a walk take the opportunity of listening to something inspirational. By listening to 30-40 minutes a day from a personal development audiobook you can get the equivalent of 50 books per year. You can earn a degree in Success just by applying this simple method and your attitude will be awesome!

Spend time in nature

The concrete Jungle can sometimes lower our energy level and even make us forget where we come from! Taking some time every week to go somewhere in nature or even having a daily walk in the park has shown to help people decrease stress levels, anxiety, and even depression in some cases.


7 Simple Techniques to Raise Your Energy Levels, Vibration and Feel Awesome!

The Secret Revealed: 7 reasons why the Law of Attraction is not working for you!

Millions of people from all over the world are learning about The Law of Attraction and wake up to the idea that we are the creators of our realities.


The book and movie “The Secret” had a lot to do with this. Since its release in 2006, it is said that over 300 million people have been impacted by it. But with all the information and with all the opportunities happening in our world today, Nightingale-Conant Statistics show that 95% of people who follow these programs never get any results
Why is this happening?

Here are 7 reasons why The Secret might not be working for you.

  • Reading and applying are not the same thing: While we can read hundreds of books and have a lot of information in our heads, we really use very little of what we know. For example everybody knows how to be healthy and fit but very few people do it.
  • Conscious level vs. Subconscious level: If we want to make a real change we have to internalize what we learn on our subconscious level, in simple terms: “Move out of our heads and into our hearts”. The Secret talks about getting into the Vibration of what we want. That means to get emotionally involved! The emotions reside in the Subconscious mind!
  • Visualization: Very few people actually take the time to spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day to totally relax and visualize what they want. How about you? Do you actually visualize what you want or are you letting your present results influence your thinking and state of vibration?
  • Affirmations: also named Auto-Suggestion is the best technique to influence our subconscious mind and change the results we are getting. The subconscious mind doesn`t know the difference between what`s real and what`s imagined. If you visualize and affirm certain things they will become your reality.
  • Daily Study: reading or listening to an inspirational book every day is like mental fitness. It sharpens your mind and works with your mindset. Pretty soon you will be amazed with the changes that will happen in your life.
  • Writing it down: here is an example of how powerful writing your goals down can be:In 1979, there`s been a study on Harvard graduates on goal setting:

84% had no specific goals at all
13% had goals but they were not committed to paper
3% had clear, written goals and plans to accomplish them

In 1989, the researchers again interviewed the graduates of that class. You can guess the results:

The 13% of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all.
Even more staggering – the three percent who had clear, written goals were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together.

  • Mentoring: having a mentor is probably the best thing you can do for yourself because your mentors can use their experience and wisdom to help you achieve your success faster than you can ever do for yourself. Decide on what you want, find someone who already did it and ask him to help you!

7 Reasons Why The Law Of Attraction Is Not Working For You!