Another One

“In a world of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

The norm is corruptness, injustice, the unspoken norm of slithering by and don’t ask, don’t tell.

When one person stands up and wants to make improvements for the highest good of all, it’s called controversial.  Everyone is too chicken shit these days to make a stand for justice.

Fear of losing their job, fear of losing their friends/ family, fear of losing face, fear of being wrong, fear of rejection.

When dysfunctional things don’t work, that is opportunity for improvement.  The chinese character for crisis is the same character for opportunity.

Minding my own business, doing what I am suppose to do, ironically it stirs up trouble.  Why, and with who? Of course, you guessed it! People who are dicking around and don’t wanna look bad because they are not doing what they are supposed to do in all environments, work, business, church, civics, global society, you name it.  When you mind your business, their shit work makes them desperately look petty, overextending themselves to infect others with their ill intent.

Hey, they have no one to blame but themselves.  The best part is letting them fall on their own swords they like to egotistically brandish around so much.  Leave them alone and watch them poison their own lives.  

Universal law dictates you get back what you put out.  If you steal, things are stolen from you. If you criticize, people will criticize you.  If you are kind to people, people will be kind to you. If you open your heart towards some, some will open their hearts towards you.

There is such thing as mob mentality.  Not everyone is a leader, a true leader anyway, one that is just and honorable for the highest and best good of all.  It’s more common and easier to follow others, even when who others are following are full of shit and dishonorable.  

If you create dissension, that will be the fall of you.  It is a win-win to work together, cooperate harmoniously.  The reason most people or managers do not operate this way is because their egos are too big and they are insecure, doing things for the wrong reasons.  Even when people in positions of perceived power or title holders are supposed to be responsible for leading, taking care of everyone physically, emotionally, professionally, fairly, it rarely happens these days.  This value needs to be valued, prioritized for it to be the norm in our world.  

The problem is people feel small, void, hopeless, and helpless, that even the manager or people in positions of power abuse their power by turning a blind eye or deaf ear just to keep their money and position.  It will eventually and always does come back to bite them in the ass.  

A lot of the times, people have bad attitudes, hate their lives, have no motivation for living, and sabotage everything they touch.

This is an opportunity for self-understanding, self-discovery, self-mastery.  They are like this because they don’t understand who and what potential they really have to offer.  They act like angry, hopeless victims and haven’t yet learned that they, too, can wield their own power.

Yes, stand up for the good you believe in.

Yes, know when to back off and let the snakes eat the snakes.  

Listen to that intuitive ebb and flow in your heart.

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Make a Difference

“In a world of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

The norm is corruptness, injustice, the unspoken norm of slithering by, and don’t ask, don’t tell.

When one person stands up and wants to make improvements for the highest good of all, it’s called controversial.  Everyone is too chicken shit these days to make a stand for justice.

Fear of losing their job, fear of losing their friends/ family, fear of losing face, fear of being wrong, fear of rejection.

When dysfunctional things don’t work, that is opportunity for improvement.  The chinese character for crisis is the same character for opportunity.

When things get too big in the bureacracy, or corporations, or any system, things are more easily to far awry.  When I had lost so much of my paycheck on several days taking days off my job, waiting for internet service providers to install internet at our home several years ago, I went above everyone’s heads all the way to the corporate office across the United States to New York.  

We thought it was all done in vane.  Little did we know 2-3 years later, I had the head of New Mexico calling me offering to rectify this series of dismal service attempted rendered on several attempts.  

Ironically, it was a time that our current internet service provider was failing in more ways than one.  I was shocked, in disbelief, thinking it was a prank. I bypassed all the bullshit systems and had the head of my state chasing me, offering me restitution on their part.  Wow, 2-3 years later?! Who operates that slowly?! Well, obviously big entities do.  

My part for justice was taken into account, not in vane, and was rectified for all involved.  All the customers were now receiving better service because I pointed out more than 10 of the deficiencies that happened 2-3 years prior.  This company could have said, “Who cares!” and thrown my suggestions and experiences in the trash. Instead, they took it to heart and I witnessed them clean house by their actions and improvements.  

Now that I look back, they should’ve paid me for pointing out succinctly, and clearly where all their services were falling through the cracks of their systems.  I tied all their corporate buildings together across the United States by speaking up. Did I do it in slander? No, I did it in hopes to receive better service. No, they did not have my business 3 years prior, but they did, 3 years after, and I was a pleased and pleasantly surprised customer!  All I did was state where all their breakdown in communication and their multiple systems were failing out of frustration and a desire for better service in a 2-3 page letter/ report.

Even if you think you are not making a difference, you are!!!  Someone may tell you sooner or later, you may find out, or you may never know the impact you make.  One thing’s for sure. Your higher self, your subconscious knows the impact that you really make.

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Fate versus Co-creating

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Different Kinds of Power

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Who You Are

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Suicide

Suicide

By Isaiah Delgado-Flores

The other day I was talking to my friend about how suicide used to be represented in media. On television and in movies, if someone attempted suicide, they were often labeled as crazy. Imagine suffering so much inside that you would rather stop being alive than suffer … and people call you crazy for it.

I’m not writing this for those who haven’t had suicidal thoughts. If you haven’t been through it, then you just wouldn’t understand. To those who haven’t had those thoughts, and are around someone who is having them, don’t force yourself to understand. Just be supportive.

To those who are having suicidal thoughts: You’re not alone. I’m sure you hear that a lot, and I’m sure you don’t believe it. How could you? No one knows how you feel. Your feelings are your own. When you’re in that spot where it feels like the world has turned its back on you, sometimes the best thing to do is turn around and face it. Isolation will be one of your worst enemies.

Another enemy you’ll face is guilt. When you have suicidal thoughts, your brain loves to add to the flames. It’ll make you feel guilty about everything and anything. It’ll eat you up inside. Don’t fuel that temptation. Reach out. No matter who you are, someone cares. It won’t feel like it until you reach out. Reaching out saved my life many times. It took me a long time to reach out. I almost lost my life to myself a handful of times. I didn’t care, because I thought no one else did. Then I finally sought community and support, and found the comfort I was looking for.

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Everyone will say it’ll get better with time. Time has nothing to do with it. Finding motivation, reaching out, making goals for yourself — that’s what will save your life. When you’re contemplating suicide, you should come up with a short-term goal. A goal that’s simple but so important to you that you can’t let your life go until you achieve it. Once you reach that goal, set another one. A bigger one. That’s what I did. I haven’t had a suicidal thought in months, because now I have big goals that I can’t leave this Earth without achieving.

If someone you love comes to you because they are having suicidal thoughts, don’t make them feel guilty. Don’t pester them with questions. Just be there for them. Do whatever they need, within reason. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, reach out. No one can grab your hand if you keep pulling it away. You’re loved. You’re appreciated. Even when it feels like you’re not, you are. So love and appreciate yourself.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.

Isaiah Delgado-Flores is a senior at Pojoaque Valley High School. You can contact him at bubbadukes2002@gmail.com

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