Religion – Big Question?

Posted in Religion with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2010 by Xrystiann

“Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery”

The more you begin to investigate what we think we understand where we came from, what we think we’re doing, the more you begin to see we’ve been lied to. We’ve been lied to by every institution.

What makes you think for one minute that the religious institution is the only one that’s never been touched? The religious institutions of this world are at the bottom of the dirt. The religious institutions in this world are put there by the same people who gave you your government, your corrupt education, who set up your international banking cartels. Because our masters don’t give a damn about you or your family. All they care about is what they have always cared about and that’s controlling the whole damn world.

We have been misled away from the true and divine presence in the universe that men have called god. I don’t what god is but I know what he isn’t, and unless and until you are prepared to look at the whole truth, and wherever it may go, whoever it may lead to, if you want to look the other way or if you want to play favorites, then somewhere along the line you’re going to find out you’re messing with divine justice. The more you educate yourself the more you understand where things come from the more obvious things become and you begin to see lies everywhere.

You have to know the truth and seek the truth and the truth will set you free.

Zeitgeist

“They must find it difficult… Those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” – G. Massey, Egyptologist

“Because I got to tell you the truth, folks, I got to tell you the truth. When it comes to Crap, big-time, major league crap, you have to stand in awe, of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims – Religion.

Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people, that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day.

And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do.

And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!…

… But he loves you!

He loves you and he needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money!

Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more.

Now you talk about a good crap story…

… Holy Crap!”George Carlin

Spirituality – Past, Future and the Present

Posted in Religion with tags , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2010 by Xrystiann

Introduction to Zeitgeist

“Spirituality is a particular term which actually means: a dealing with intuition. In the theistic tradition, there is a notion of clinging into a word. A certain act is regarded as displeasing to a divine principle… A certain act is regarded as displeasing for the divine… whatever. In the tradition of non-theism, however, it is very direct – that the case histories are not particularly important. What is actually important is Here and Now. Now is definitely now. We try to experience what is available there on the spot. There is no point in thinking that a past did exist that we could have now. This is now. This very moment. Nothing mystical, just “Now”, very simple, straightforward. And in from that Now-ness, however, arises a sense of intelligence always that you are constantly interacting with reality one by one. Spot by spot. Constantly. We actually experience fantastic precision, always. But we are threatened by the Now. So we jump to the past or the future.

Paying attention to the materials that exist in our life – such rich life that we lead, all these choices take place all the time… But none of them regardless of bad or good per se, everything we experience are unconditional experiences. They don’t come along with a label by saying “this is regarded as bad” or “this is good”. But we experience them but we don’t actually pay heed to them, properly. We don’t actually regard that we are going somewhere. We regard that as a hassle. Willing to be dead. That’s a problem. That is not trusting the Now-ness properly that what is actually experienced Now possesses a lot of powerful things.  It is so powerful that we can’t face it. Therefore, we have to borrow from the past and invite the future all the time. And maybe that’s why we seek religion. Maybe that’s why we march in the street. Maybe that’s why we complain to society. Maybe that’s why we vote for presidents. It is quite ironical… And very funny indeed.”

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Relax: Watcha Movie

Posted in Funny with tags , , , , on July 10, 2010 by Xrystiann

I just got this from one of my friends’ post:

This Summer…

The most Extraordinary Story of our Generation…

‘Vampires Suck’ Twilight Spoof Official Trailer [HD]


Warning: the internet may contain traces of nuts.

Posted in Funny with tags , on July 10, 2010 by Xrystiann

I started writing stuff like this, when Maria and I were talking about funny conversations with Technical Service Department, TSR, or whatever you call it. Most of us called her Maria but I call her Juvy.  She’s been my buddy, though, she’s doing different task from what I do. We ate lunch together (stuck eating at Chowking and McDo everyday.. arrrgghh!). Maria and I were getting closer each day since I started my day shift. It started when she skyped me instead of sending message to Reggie. Funny huh? Well anyways, it’s not about Maria.. (sorry Juvy, but the story is not about you, probably, I’ll write something about you… soon? I mean I will, .. oh men.. I mean .. I don’t know…)

It’s been a while I haven’t posted anything to my blog (not into writing, and as much as I would love to say I do, but I”m not). And so I decided to post some of the funny things you might read or see while surfing the net.

No offense, but these really drive me NUTS!

Ouch!

Tarzan and Jane

Duling?

This is more to it, but I guess I’ll save it for my next posts.

On Sufi Personal Development

Posted in Training with tags , , , , on July 10, 2010 by Xrystiann

I really liked this post by Glen Allsop, He Blogs at PluginID.com.

There are times when I tend to slip into habits that I would rather not keep, such as procrastination, generally laziness and feeling like the world owes me a favour. It doesn’t. Therefore I decided to put together his public list of the things I want to stick to during my lifetime, and hopefully it might inspire you to do the same.

You can’t keep to a list if you don’t know what items are on it, so here goes…

1. Take Responsibility for my Actions – I believe that everything that happens to us in life is our own responsibility, and it’s up to us to deal with things to the best of our ability. I know exactly what I want out of life, so it’s up to me to get out there and make things happen; I don’t blame anyone for holding me back and know my successes and failures are based solely on my own actions.

2. Value Nobody Above or Below Me – While I don’t see the world as flowers and roses, I do see everyone as equal, even if I forget it sometimes. The blonde with the fake boobs means no more to me than the computer nerd who lives with his mom even though, for some reason, the blonde will always have more social value. I wish to view everyone as an equal and become friends with people based on who they are, not their status.

3. Express Gratitude on a Daily Basis – In the last week I’ve devised a list of all the things I’m grateful for, as I believe everyone needs a reality check now and then. Some of the items on the list include my health, my family, my friends and the environment in which I was brought up. Every morning I go through this list and feel truly grateful for each item and I believe this is an important practice which helps us to stop taking things for granted.

4. Live Life Without Regrets – I tend to live in the moment, so there’s nothing in my life that I currently regret. However, by this point what I mean is that I don’t want to hold back from anything that I want to do in the future. If I think a girl is pretty I want to tell her, if I think someone is acting inappropriately I want to tell them etc. On top of that, I don’t want to ‘waste’ life by procrastinating and messing around, I want to constantly be taking action.

5. Encourage Everyone, Discourage Nobody – I don’t think there’s anything worse you can say to a child than telling them that they can’t achieve their dreams. Of course, everyone has to be realistic, but not everything possible today was a realistic dream in the past (flight, electricity, phones etc). I want to be someone who pushes people to follow their dreams, rather than tell them they are wasting their time.

6. Constantly Look to Grow – Throughout life I’ve been learning non-stop. Whether it’s in school and college, or in my spare time where I’ve learned graphic design and website development. The next area I would really like to delve into is NLP, and after that who knows. Either way, I always want to be expanding my skills and my knowledge.

7. Make Sure the People Who Matter, Know they Matter – P Diddy once joked that sleep is for when you are dead, and I’ll go one step further to say that so are grudges and anger towards another person. You never know when loved ones will not be around any longer, so I want to make sure that everyone who means something to me knows about it, and I’ll save the unforgiving side of me for another lifetime.

8. Help People See What is Possible – I had friends in South Africa who were very unsocial and never thought they could change that. I even went out with a 24-year old guy from work and he said I’m the first person who’s ever seen him dance. It’s never too late to make a difference in your life or even someone else’s by showing them what is possible and what they can achieve.

9. Be Authentic – This is me, and always will be. I’m no millionaire or model and I’m not a saint either; I want to come across as the ultimate definition of ‘What you see is what you get’. It’s so obvious when people are trying to be something they are not, when they are needy and looking for validation. Just be you, whether people like it or not, at least you are being honest to yourself.

10. Face my Fears Head On – Less than two months ago I was terrified of public speaking, so I knew exactly what to do, join a public speaking club. The last sentence of my first speech was ‘I want to be the kind of person that fears public speaking then joins a speaking club‘. Face your fears head on; after all, they are nothing but a fragment of your imagination.

11. Never Forget my Roots – For any of you that know me personally (a lot of my friends read this site) you’ll know that I have some huge ambitions. I believe I can become a millionaire, I want travel the globe in my early 20′s and I want to build some of the biggest websites in the world. No matter what I achieve, I don’t want that achievement to make me think any more of myself, and would like to stay grounded throughout my life.

12. See the Positive in Every Situation – Everything that happens in the world is completely neutral, and we have a choice to see it that way, or as something negative, or positive. In life we tend to label many things as negative, resisting what already is because they ‘shouldn’t have happened’. There’s also a positive angle you can put on every situation, and I want to be a person who always finds it.

13. Always Work Towards my Goals – To me, there’s nothing more amazing then being able to visualise what you want, work towards it, and achieve your desired result. If we aren’t growing then we are remaining stagnant; it’s only through working towards our goals that we can achieve them. Even if time is nothing more than an illusion, I want to spend as much of it on working towards the things that matter to me, while I can.

14. Live in the Moment – I left this till last, because it encompasses all of the others. If nothing else, this is the number one thing I want to do in this lifetime. I believe everyone should try to be emotionally and mentally in the present moment as often as possible. I’ve found it’s the only way to an amazing sense of peace and bliss that we miss when we go about our hectic lives. Now is all there ever is.

What do you strive to do in this lifetime? Let me know in the comments, then print yours out and put them somewhere that you can see them. Remember: take responsibility for everything your life, if you don’t like your current situation, take action.

Third Night… Nothing Fractures Like Failure!

Posted in Third Night... Nothing Fractures Like Failure!, Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2010 by Xrystiann

… Still working as a VA. Even with my previous job, working as a call center agent, I was already a VA. That was the time that I started living my live as a VA, as in VAmpire. Since then, I started calling myself as Desmodus Rotundus.

The third night of my training… I started to lose my sense of time. And for the past two (2) days, I even forgotten what an actual traffic jam looks like and how it feels like to sit through one. A dejavu, a feeling as though an event has occurred once before, a new situation one has witnessed and experienced previously. With all these thoughts in my mind, I was given a task, a task to transcribe a video. I was able to complete the task like thirty (30) minutes after the given deadline. In short, it was late. I was then told to see Wilrose for my Email and Calendar Management task. She showed me how to create events. With an hour of statement to make things comprehensible, I still FAILED – not able to pass the exam. I didn’t even follow the instruction. I once remembered when she told me that she can give score as low as zero (0) and as high as perfect score. With this, I know what I got. I was totally KAPUT!

Nevertheless, Van told me that I did well in some tasks, which is pretty normal to say to a trainee to boost self esteem and to feel proud of oneself, a good strategy. I admittedly say I was once a runt, not only physically but the weakest of all others. VAT changed me, anyhow… and getting used to the place and fleshlings here.

Second Night… It’s A Drag!

Posted in Second Night... It's A Drag!, Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2010 by Xrystiann

I am sorry to say that on the second day of training, I am a WORRY WART! I think I am exhibiting many of the classic signs and symptoms of anxiety. They felt like large, life-impeding, cement roadblocks that obscure my path and make it very scary for me to get through each and everyday training. Even my health is suffering. I even forgot that I brought the contract with me. Despise this, I know I really can change – and deep down me want to do so RIGHT NOW.

There was one time when I tend to slip into habits that I would rather not keep, such as procrastination, generally laziness and feeling like the world owes me a favor. I was asked to plan for the company’s second team development activity in July and what suggestion would I give the management. I will not tell you the whole story, it was so “IMBA” (short for Imbalance – Anything that is too good or too awful. It could be praise or sarcasm, compliment or insult). From there I learned to take responsibility for my actions, always work towards my goals and constantly look to grow. Throughout life I’ve been learning non-stop. Whether it’s at home and in the office, or in my spare time where I’ve learned link building and blog development. The next area I would really like to delve into are graphic design, website development and NLP, and after that who knows. Either way, I always want to be expanding my skills and my knowledge.