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I do like this article … and I completely agree, the “we are all one” meme is too easy to misinterpret and does not honour our individualities. We must honour our individual selves, we are not all flowerpots!

“While I firmly believe collectively, humans have many commonalities for us to relate to each other, these phrases and mindsets do not cultivate, nor honor the differences that each of us carry and to be honest I feel they encourage a fear of deeper expression for a person. Being clear, seeing our similarities is wonderful, but so is seeing and accepting our differences.” Read more via Empowered World.

Nasty, brutish and short – meaning and origin.

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I just heard this phrase on the radio and hunted it up … this is a good description with a delightful beginning. I really have to incorporate this firm of solicitors in a novel or short story :-)

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Thomas Hobbes: author of Leviathan

Origin – Nasty, brutish and short aren’t a firm of particularly unpleasant lawyers but a quotation from Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, or the matter, forme, and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiasticall and civill, 1651. The fuller quotation of this phrase is even less appealing – “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”. Hobbes described the natural state of mankind (the state pertaining before a central government is formed) as a “warre of every man against every man”. In the book he outlines the ‘incommodites’ of such a war:

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Book Review Monday – A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food by Rachel Patterson (NO PUMPKINS!) | adayinthelifeofawitch

YES !!! Very good stuff and a very good review :-)

World of Magical Food by Rachel Patterson (NO PUMPKINS!)
June 8, 2015 ~ siobhanwaters

Hooray for magical food that isn’t USA-centric! If you don’t like or can’t get bloody pumpkins and yet want to learn to cook seasonally and magically, look here.

This is not just a cookbook, it also has guides to eating seasonally, brewing magical recipes, and has massive correspondence list for all kind of edibles. (It’s my favourite sort of correspondence list. No, not ’cause it’s food although that helps. It’s because Patterson explains why x thing has y qualities. )

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Walking in the Mind Field by Altazar Rossiter – OMBS Blog

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I really like this blog, loads of truth and reality. shall keep an eye on this man …

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The hardest challenge is to beyourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.  ~ e e cummings

Being yourself may well be the biggest challenge you will face in life. Not least because it involves discovering who you are first, and that’s no mean feat in itself. Do you actually dare to consider who is actually walking around in your skin, or will you settle for who your world tells you it is?

There’s a huge, complex, invisible structure that exists to tell you who you are and what you should do, think and feel. This structure is the cultural consensus. It’s a shifting interconnecting network of collective thought-forms – a mind field. Continue reading