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The Come Back to Life platform DIED! 😂😂🤣 and will be laid to rest soon after a short, family only, service. No flowers please. Messages of condolence in the comments, please. Thank you for any contributions, you may have made. Here's a movie I just made, that for me, explains what happened to us, what happens to us, and what we can do about it...
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RIP
Blurt?
Anyone else find that to be a weird word? I really can't define it, either.
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New comment Jan 6
"Do you believe in GOD?"
I 'believe' (because I'm not sure) it was that Marmite man Jordan Peterson who responded to this question with something like: " It depends what you mean by 'believe', and it depends what you mean by 'god '. And, in his usual pompously erudite way, dismissed the question itself as a bit 'sixth-form' - a sneering jugement with which I actually have some sympathy. What does it matter whether anyone *believes* in anything? And how tedious is it to be trading and arguing over concepts and semantics? Perhaps another way of asking this question, or seeking to get to any true value within it, might be to ask: "What do you worship?" To me, that's the most important and telling information in this particular enquiry, after "why are you asking?" and maybe "why don't you mind your own damn business?!". Let me suggest then, for the purposes of rising above teenage debate and the horrifically un-useful game of 'my god's better than yours', that a far more functional investigation revolves around 'worship' and even 'adoration'. By that, I mean where do your thoughts habitually go? What are you obsessed by? And what gives you your life? (which nicely, coincidentally, brings us back to God) Notice now, that I am using a capital 'G' to emphasise the elevation of the object, the object of my attention, awe and wonder. Prompting me to ask the earnest seeker again: "What do you find yourself thinking about, predominantly?" As I have more readlly and easily, in recent years, observed or caught myself 'in consideration' or where I am pointing my perception, I am glad to report that my God is less the problems of the world and my momentary fears or anxieties, and more the wonder and appreciation of being. In fact, so good is the habit becoming, that I can catch myself being caught up, velcro-like, on the many and dreadful prompts of the inherited culture and simply release them - allowing joy and wonder to be present, instead, again. My 'God' - that which overwhelmingly draws my attention - is less my worldly fears and preoccuptaions, and more an active wonder and revelry in my momentary, yet seemingly eternal, being.
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New comment Dec '23
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I like positive energy and I try to keep my focus there, BUT I admit it's truly been the most challenging year of my life (even moreso than last year when my mom passed Nov 1), probably because the shock wears off and the terrorism comes and the stress and the NHR goes... and all the things ALL THE THINGS. So everyday that I wake up and get another day on this planet I am in awe and thankful and try to do what brings myself joy and others, helping people, helping animals and trying to refocus on helping myself (my biggest pitfall, stupidly). I find it's important to speak publicly and not be silent, but that does make for unpopular views today or more like silence.... everyone is afraid, I can feel it. I just can't NOT be who I am, so why try? :) Boas Festas!
How are you doing in the run-up to Christmas?
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Ha, yeah it's been quite the last few months
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Boots on the Ground Portugal co-founder here to build community & assist people with many challenging aspects of relocating & navigating the waters!

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