1:55 AM

Maturity is important. No one wants to be surrounded by people who are emotionally immature, and no one wants to be considered emotionally immature either. Maturity impacts a person’s ability to hold relationships, deal with tough situations, and even achieve professional success throughout their career. Although, if you are immature, it can be hard to tell unless you take a look at yourself from an outside perspective.

In order to find out whether or not your mature and emotionally stable, take a look at these five signs in order to see how you measure up. Trust me, the people around you will appreciate it.

1. You Enjoy Calm, Fruitful Discussions

Mature individuals are always looking for opportunities to have fruitful conversations with the people around them. It has nothing to do with being right or being wrong; it’s about being able to discuss things in such a way that it gets you to think differently.

A debate and an argument are two different things, and the differences all depend on how you’re willing to engage another person in discussion. Maturity means not valuing being right over everything else.

2. You’re Comfortable On Your Own

People who are mature are comfortable simply being by themselves. This isn’t to say that you’re immature if you like to be in the company of others, it just means that when you are alone, you’re perfectly fine. Immature people tend to want to be around others all the time so that they can work on being liked.

If you’re busy pleasing others and don’t like having time just to yourself, you may need to work on your maturity level.

3. You Live in the Present, Not the Past

Mature people don’t dwell on the past; they live in the now. Understanding that the past is the past is a major step on the road to emotional maturity because it helps you realize how important the present actually is.

If you’re constantly dwelling on decisions or experiences of the past, you’re going to miss what’s happening around you in real time. You’ve created a cycle that will be hard to escape.

4. You Let People Go When Necessary

If you’re mature, then you know when it’s time to let people go. Maturity levels become obvious when you look at how you or another person interacts in their relationships, especially those that are romantic in nature.

If you don’t let your significant other have time to themselves, it’s a pretty good sign that you’re emotionally immature. You need to know when to let go and provide people with space, regardless of what you want at the time.

5. You Understand All People Are Different

If you understand the differences between all types of people, then you are emotionally mature. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t get that people are different, and they expect everyone to think or deal with things in the exact same way as themselves. This is a dangerous way of thinking, and it will only prove to hurt the people around you.

This article was republished from dailyvibes.org. You can find the original post here.

7:13 AM

Have you ever met someone you would consider a fully authentic person? It seems rare in this day and age to find a truly authentic person who can unabashedly live and be comfortable in their own skin, but although it may be a challenge, it is absolutely possible to become such a person. Authentic people are secure in themselves and do not doubt their instincts. They aren’t strongly influenced by societal and peer pressures and they don’t worry about changing themselves in order to please others.

Initially, deciding to live in a way that allows you to be an authentic person may be daunting and seem uncomfortable.

Big changes may have to be made, some habits will be hard to let go of, and you might find that you simply can’t relate to certain people in the same way anymore.

Parts of your old life may just not fit who you are any longer, but that’s okay.

All of these sacrifices will be easy in the long run once you experience the liberation and happiness you can feel living as your most authentic self.

It’s all a process, and here we will give you 10 things that authentic people do differently to help you decide what’s best for you along your own journey.

What do authentic people really do differently?

01) They firmly and plainly state their opinions and openly speak their minds. They speak with authority and certainty, but never in anger.

02) They decide what to do with their lives based on their own passions and interests. They choose careers that are personally fulfilling, not just lucrative or pleasing to parents and partners.

03) They don’t shy away from the unknown. They take that initial fear reflex and they use it to their benefit, see it as an exhilarating challenge rather than a scary obstacle to be wary of.

04) They practice self love and self forgiveness. They don’t ask for approval or permission to be exactly who they are, and it makes them better partners when they’re ready to share all that with someone else.

05) They do whatever works best for them, whether that means going against the grain or using the tried and true method. They don’t rebel simply for the sake of rebelling, but they don’t conform for the same reason either.

06) They don’t get negative or emotional about criticisms or even judgments. It isn’t that they don’t care what anyone has to say, they just know how to take it all with a grain of salt and to trust in their own self image and confidence. They know the difference between constructive criticism and personal insults that have no bearing.

07) They want partners and friends who are people of substance. Deep and honest conversations are what authentic people look for in companions, frivolous gossip and superficial small talk need not apply.

08) They follow the beat of their own drum. If you want to walk along beside them on their journey, you can, but don’t expect to change their direction. They’ve chosen their path, and they’re going to stick to it.

09) They aren’t just looking out for number one. Authentic people want to thrive and be happy in their own lives, and they know that helping the ones they care about achieve the same goal will benefit everybody. If they want success for themselves, you can be sure they want it for you too.

10) They see others for what’s inside, not just the physical or surface traits. They aren’t drawn to others because of a pretty face, a nice figure or even pleasant light conversation. They are attracted to a beautiful character, a strong soul… A complex human being with depth, darkness and light.

This article was republished from dailyvibes.org. You can find the original post here.

8:46 AM

Every Zodiac sign has its own strengths and weaknesses; positive and negative traits.  But, it seems to me that Taurus (04/20 – 05/21) has the most admirable qualities of all the Zodiac.   Below are 5 reasons why a Taurus is the best kind of friend to have.

1. They are loyal

Taurus is the most loyal sign, so they value meaningful relationships of mutual respect and love.

This wonderful trait outshines the stubbornness and ‘know it all’ nature of our bull-headed friend.

2. They Know What Matters Most

Taurus is a lifelong learner and will take opportunities to cultivate their minds. And, they’re not shy about telling you what they think and what they know. One of the things they know is that relationships are some of the most important things in a person’s life. And, they will work hard to be a great friend!

3. They have a great sense of humor

Your Taurus friend will laugh with you, at you, and at themselves. It’s all in good fun, because they know life’s too short not to laugh. And, who doesn’t love a good laugh?

4. They accept you for who you are

Taurus is the least judgmental of all the signs, but that doesn’t mean they won’t tell you that you look awful in that dress. They won’t say it to be mean, but to be helpful. So be yourself, you’ll find a great listener and supporter in a Taurus.

5. They are stubborn, but in a really great way

Stubbornness is the classic Taurus trait. While stubbornness might be bad in some instances, it can be great in others. You know that trip to Hawaii you had planned? Well, something happened that grounded all flights. Just call on your friend, Taurus, and he/she will get you there if he/she has to rent a bow and row you there themselves!

This article was republished from dailyvibes.org. You can find the original post here.

8:35 AM

Freedom has been one of the major awards for which man has struggled throughout its existence. The power of decision is a fable that is currently possessed only by people, its a free course will that gives us the ability to guide our future.

We are currently subordinated by the economic power of great industries that control nonrenewable resources of our planet, a way to keep us controlled and manipulated under the nefarious capitalist markets.

The real freedom today can only be drawn in human imagination. But the media inoculated information in our subconscious, making us believe that we are masters of our actions. And the truth is: the more free we are, the more slaves we become.

If we lived in true freedom, we don’t have to meet all daily routines to which we are exposed. Work or go to school is one of the most tedious activities that the human being experiences throughout its existence.

The video below will show attests to the chaos in which the humanity is, a dark tunnel that predicts that we don’t have a brilliant start under the sun, but quite the opposite, our future is as dark as night.

In this video which is full of empty thoughts and unanswered questions although we boast of being an enlightened society, capitalist power is telling you what to think and how to act, which has generated an avalanche of chaos where they have gone harmed our environment, such as: animals and plants.

We are in many ways the cancer of the earth, the only species on this planet that ends its environment, even if our life depends on it. We are blind to the changes, but obedient to orders.

In the following link you will see a short which will show you part of this dark reality of the human being:


7:10 AM

Zen is a philosophy or school of thought based in Buddhist teachings that focuses almost entirely on meditation and intuition. This philosophy is all about mindfulness and self awareness in every moment. When you think about it, sarcasm is all about self awareness and intuition as well. You have to have a full mindful understanding of yourself and the subject in order to successfully execute sarcasm.

Your tone, body language and wording should be intuitive and deliberate, or else you might very well be misunderstood by those around you. Below are 8 great examples of that witty zen sarcasm that you’ll love!

1. Always Remember That You Are Unique, Just Like Everybody Else.

There is something to be said for the solidarity that comes through our differences. Even though we all have individual talents and traits to bring to the table, there are always infinite unifying similarities that we share that simply cannot be denied. We are all singular in many ways, but we are all the same as well.

2. Sometimes You’re The Bug And Other Times You’re the Windshield.

Life can be a wild ride and there’s no way to predict the future. One day you might be on top of the world,dominating the game in all aspects, and then the next day you’re down in the dirt, clawing your way out of a hole. Either way, the potential of tomorrow is endless and wonderful. There’s no telling what the dawn will bring.

3. If You Ever Feel You Are Worthless Remember That You Are Full Of Expensive Organs.

Perspective is one of the biggest principles in zen philosophy. There are always a hundred different ways to look at life and all of it’s challenges. You may be feeling silly or self conscious about the body you live in, but from a different point of view (the black markets salesman or the person on the donor list) that very same body is a treasure or a miracle.

4. If you tell the truth, you never have to remember anything.

The truth may not always be the most comfortable path to take, but in reality it is the easiest and simplest. Deception takes a lot of work and effort and will always set you up for failure. You will never have to panic about whether or not you’re remembering the truth accurately for the right audience because it will immediately be there in the forefront of your mind, no work required.

5. Never Test The Depth Of Water With Both Feet.

We shouldn’t act out of total fear at all times, but we should also be wary of acting with total abandon. Be smart and cautious about making new decisions. If you wish to take the risk then do so, but don’t be foolish about it.

6. Don’t Walk Behind Me, For I May Not Lead. Do Not Walk Ahead Me, For I May Not Follow. Do Not Walk Beside Me Either. Just Pretty Much Leave Me The Hell Alone.

This is a clever way of saying let me be myself and do what I need to do, don’t project your feelings or needs onto me. In other words, it’s sort of a mind your own business phrase. It’s important not to place your focus on others or to depend on them to determine your position or direction in life and this is a fairly polite yet firm way of telling them so.

7. Everyone Seems Normal Until You Get To Know Them.

Fitting in with the crowd or seeming “normal” is part of the wiring of the human brain. Blending in once helped us survive in a harsher world, although it doesn’t benefit us in the same way now.

The point of this saying is that it’s easy to look like a plain average person from a distance (that could be physical or emotional) but the closer we get to people, the more clearly we can see all of their little eccentricities and unique quirks.

8. Never Miss A Good Chance To Shut Up.

We tend to think of silence or emptiness as having no value, but truthfully it is a precious thing. There is much to be learned in silence. We need not fill every blank space just because it feels a little uncomfortable. Sometimes taking a step back and shutting up offers you a new and more helpful perspective.

9. A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Broken Fan Belt And A Leaky Tire.

There are struggles in every endeavor, but that doesn’t mean you are at the end of the journey just because things have gone wrong. You have to expect difficulties to arise from time to time, it’s simply the way life goes. Don’t let the bumps along the way discourage you from completing the task at hand. You will get there if you just keep trying.

This article was republished from dailyvibes.org. You can find the original post here.

9:14 PM

One of the best things you can remember when you're in a bad mood is that you have the power to change it.

You might have heard somewhere or been told by someone that the simple act of smiling, even when you're upset, will make it easier to get rid of negative thoughts in lieu of positive ones. It can work!

If that doesn't help you at all, give these five methods a try. They'll have you forgetting your bad mood in no time.


Did you know there are different points all over your body that respond to physical pressure differently?

They're called acupressure points, and by tapping these various points you can help shift your negative energy toward a more positive one. Tapping has been seen to help reduce emotions of sadness, anger and anxiety.

If you're interested in this method, research it a bit more; it takes less than 5 minutes to start feeling better

Eat food (Healthy Food)

I don't know about you, but when I'm hungry, I'm kind of a terrible person to be around. Hunger is one feeling that can make us incredibly irritable and prone to angry outbursts.

However, be sure to eat something that is good for you. Comfort foods that are sweet and calorie dense can actually have the opposite effect.

Some good options include a tall glass of almond milk or any food that is high in magnesium.

Certain smells (Aromatherapy)

Research has found that scents such as orange and lavender can help reduce levels of anxiety while simultaneously boosting our mood.

One study discovered that, when orange and lavender ambient scents were placed in a dental office, patients experienced decreased feelings of anxiety and improved mood as they waited for their dental procedures.

This is when compared to other patients who either listened to music, or got neither music nor the orange and lavender scents.

Doing something outside

Researchers out of one UK university discovered that going for a walk outside in a 'nature' setting was just as effective as antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment programs.

'Green exercise,' such as outings in the country or a park, are especially effective in abolishing bad moods.

Talk yourself up; use positive affirmations

One of the toughest things we ever have to do is silence that incredibly negative inner dialogue that is constantly churning in our heads. Recognize that we can fight this negative voice with a positive one.

Use phrases like:
  • I will succeed in my endeavors because I have succeeded before
  • I am a smart person who is fully capable of completing all of my work today
  • Today I will break down barriers and overcome obstacles
  • Any mistakes that I make today will help me succeed in the future
This article was republished from higherperspectives.com. You can find the original post here.

9:47 AM

Love is a very powerful feeling that we are all able to relate too. In fact, love has proven to be the answer to a majority of the worlds problems, if only they had time to sit down and actually think about it for a moment.

Nevertheless, we can all still individually make our way to finding our own meaning of "true love".

A majority of us have a really hard time understanding what true love really is. It's fickle, it's cruel, it's warm, it's lovely, etc. True love is an anomaly that we are all slowly figuring out as we make our way through this strange thing called life. One of the best things we can do in order to understand what true love really is, is to listen to someone who's experienced it all before.

Buddha has four key components of "true love" that we should all consider learning from his lessons of the world.

1. Practice Inclusiveness

If you are able to give to others without needing anything in return, then this is a good practice to start understanding the meaning of "true love". True love requires you to be able to give selflessly to others, never be greedy, and demonstrate your abilities in how you can benefit others by just being yourself.

Not everyone is a master at this, and it can take quite some time to get the hang of, but you will be one step closer to understanding the truth.

2. Practice Joy

Joy is one of the most contagious emotions in the entire world. It can lead to others feeling just as joyful as you are. Practice enjoying yourself in your daily routine. This is a good start to understanding what it means to have true love.

Never give in to negative thoughts and always try your best to put a smile on other peoples' faces. You might be surprised just how rewarding it really is to make others happy.

3. Practice Compassion

Being compassionate about the things that you love to do is one of the most crucial elements in finding your meaning of "true love". If you are able to display your pride over the things that you love doing, then you are one step closer to understanding what "true love" really means.

Not everyone has this drive to be passionate about something. More often than not people have a hard time finding something to be passionate about to begin with. Start slow and think of the things that make you happy. There, you will find your passion.

4. Practice Kindness

Last but not least, practicing kindness. In order to truly understand the meaning of "true love" then you are going to have to practice being kind, not only to others, but yourself as well. If you learn how to be kind to the world around you, you will see a tremendous shift in your life. You will see just how amazing everything can be.

Spreading love and kindness is one of the most valiant efforts that any human being could do. The world knows we need it now more than ever.

Buddha has a variety of other lessons on how to deal with coping with your emotions. But understanding true love is one of the most essential lessons that we must all come to learn. Sooner, rather than later.

This article was republished from higherperspectives.com. You can find the original post here.

8:37 AM

I can’t help but roll my eyes every time I see a video on Facebook showcasing some man’s over-the-top display of affection for his partner. Y’know the type I’m talking about – the expensive and elaborate Valentine’s Day dinners and the Tiffany-themed surprises.

I mean, don’t get me wrong; I’m happy for those couples. But those epic displays of affection just set the bar way too high. People begin to build up grand expectations as to what a man’s love should look like. That means our genuine attempts at expressing affection often go unappreciated – or worse, unnoticed.

Here are 8 ways the average man lets his woman know he loves her.

These things may not come with a hefty price tag or attract thousands of Facebook likes but hey – life’s about the simple things, right?

#1 – He Shows Respect

This is the foundation for everything that follows. If a man does not respect the woman he’s with – if he sees her as little more than an object to fulfill his fantasies or make him feel wanted – he doesn’t love her. He may lust after her – but not love her.

When a man truly adores his partner, they are equals in his eyes. He talks to her not as someone who should be following orders or bending to his will and values but as someone with valid ideas, viewpoints and feelings.

#2 – He’s Honest

There’s no shortage of men out there who can put on a really convincing mask. They’ll say all the right things to make themselves appear like the ‘perfect man.’

But when a man truly loves a woman, that’s not even an option. He’s not going to just ‘play along’ on dates with the intention of getting in her pants. He’ll stand by his values, even if she tugs him in the opposite direction.

Why? Because he knows the value of honesty in a relationship. He’s not going to mislead his partner, only to disappoint her down the road. Her loves her, so he’s honest and upfront.

Fellow men, if you feel like you’ve got reason to be anything but honest and upfront with a serious partner, you’re probably in the wrong relationship.

#3 – He Remembers Important Things

When a man’s in love, key things about his partner never escape his memory. He remembers what sort of coffee she likes and what her favorite song is. Of course, he remembers her birthday and their anniversary.

Why wouldn’t he? Love is one of the most obsessive natural human behaviors. This is actually healthy – as long as the love is reciprocal, that is.

#4 – He Tries To Be A Better Person

Love can make even the sloppiest of guys attempt to get their act together. It’s not even so much that he wants to flatter his partner with a false impression. He just holds them in such high regard that he won’t subject them to anything but his best possible self.

In other words, when a man is in love he genuinely wants to become a better person. He knows his partner deserves that much.

#5 – He’ll Fight

By the time a man is ready to settle down in love, he will have had roughly six hookups. Seriously, people have studied this.

Those 6 women will leave his life relatively quickly. Truth is, he probably didn’t fight very hard to keep them around. He probably didn’t think too deeply about making it through rough patches in those ‘relationships’ or working to fix his mistakes.

The only woman a man will do things like that for is the one he loves. He knows true love is not easily replaceable. He knows that if he lets the love of his life walk away, he may never find a woman like her again. So he fights.

Source/Reference: The TelegraphElite DailyMatch.ca

This article was republished from davidwolfe.com. You can find the original post here.

7:28 AM
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1. “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”

Do unto others as you would have others do to you. It really is a universal saying, isn’t it?

2. “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

Enlightenment is liberation. Ignorance is imprisonment.

3. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

1,000 repetitions answers all questions.

4. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

There’s beauty and purpose in everything under heaven.

5. “The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.”

Don’t discount the underdog!

6. “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”

Be all there!

7. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”

We all fail to succeed sometimes, but true failure is when we give up.

8. “He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”

Remember to keep an open mind, learn all you can, and think critically.

9. “He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”

Don’t forget: your mind is a pretty sharp tool.

10. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?”

Hey, life is good, all things considered. Don’t sweat the petty stuff.

11. “If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.”

Remember to plan ahead!

This article was republished from dailyvibes.org. You can find the original post here.

2:38 AM

I consider myself an introvert with an anxious mind. My idea of a good time is a hoppin’ Saturday night at home. Clubs need not apply. But at the same time, I enjoy going out to some places. I love hanging out with my friends. In some ways, I appear extroverted. There are challenges to being an extroverted introvert.

1. Motivation is short lived.

I can’t tell you how many times I wake up and think “I want to go out and do the things today,” only to lose all motivation to be social by 4pm. I usually end up going out anyway but I’m back home by 9pm.

2. You want friends but avoid people.

Even worse, your poor acquaintances are in this weird position with you where you’re friendly when you’re intentionally together hanging out, but running into each other unexpectedly is the WORST.

3. Hug or handshake. HUG OR HANDSHAKE?

My thought process: “Hey, I really like you! You’re nice! Oh, you’re leaving. Okay! See you later. Wait, hug? Handshake? Which is it? What do I do? Oh Christ what do I do? What’s happening? Okay what are you doing? You’re lifting your arm. Is it going to be a high five? Handshake. Okay. But now you’re pulling me in. Is this a handshake bro hug? WHAT’S HAPPENING?” Me every day.

4. You stress out easily.

Even when things aren’t that complicated, it doesn’t take much to push me over the edge into full on stress mode. I can be going about my day being a productive little so-and-so and someone stops by and the rest of the day is ruined.

5. People are easy to connect with. They’re also the worst.

I find it easy to just take a deep breath and approach someone for a conversation. What isn’t easy is tolerating them after the human interaction has begun. It’s as if I want to make friends and yet I find almost everyone intolerable. Yikes.

This article was republished from dailyvibes.org. You can find the original post here.
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