Happy Soul Food Friday for the Week of a Full Moon, World Peace Day and the Fall Equinox!
This week: Attention, Intention, Attitude & Energy
‘What do we need to let go of to achieve more balance in our lives?
Earth’s Population Statistics in Perspective So We Can Count Our Blessings:
The population of Earth is around 7.8 Billion.
For most people, it is a large figure.
However, if you condensed 7.8 billion into 100 persons, and then into various percentage statistics the resulting analysis is relatively much easier to comprehend.
Out of 100:
11 are in Europe
5 are in North America
9 are in South America
15 are in Africa
60 are in Asia
49 live in the countryside
51 live in cities
12 speak Chinese
5 speak Spanish
5 speak English
3 speak Arabic
3 speak Hindi
3 speak Bengali
3 speak Portuguese
2 speak Russian
2 speak Japanese
62 speak their own language.
77 have their own dwellings.
23 have no place to live.
21 are over-nourished.
63 can eat full.
15 are under-nourished
1 ate the last meal, but did not make it to the next meal.
The daily cost of living for 48 is less than 2 USD (US Dollars).
87 have clean drinking water.
13 either lack clean drinking water or have a water source that is polluted.
75 have mobile phones
25 do not.
30 have internet access
70 do not have the availability to go online
7 received university education
93 did not attend college.
83 can read
17 are illiterate.
33 are Christians
22 are Muslims
14 are Hindus
7 are Buddhists
12 are other religions
12 have no religious beliefs.
26 live less than 14 years
66 died between 15 – 64 years of age
8 are over 65 years old.
If you have your own home,
Eat full meals & drink clean water,
Have a mobile phone,
Can surf the internet, and
Have gone to college,
You are in the minuscule privileged lot.
(in the less than 7% category)
Amongst 100 persons in the world, only 8 live or exceed the age of 65.
If you are over 65 years old, be content & grateful. Cherish life, grasp the moment.
If you did not leave this world before the age of 64 like the 92 persons who have gone before you, you are already the blessed amongst mankind.
Take good care of your own health.
Cherish every remaining moment.
International Peace Day or World Peace Day 2021:
The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. We invite you to join the efforts of the United Nations family as we focus on recovering better for a more equitable and peaceful world. Celebrate peace by standing up against acts of hate online and offline, and by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope in the face of the pandemic, and as we recover.
The Autumnal Equinox with Billy S:
The Equinox reminds us about the passage of time, the motion of the Earth, and the changing of the seasons.
It marks the start of Autumn for us in the Northern Hemisphere. For our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring has just begun.
Translated literally, equinox means “equal night”. On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world. Twelve hours of each, because the sun is positioned above the equator. It’s one of two times a year that the day and night are about the same length.
After the Autumnal equinox, the days become shorter and the air cooler.
On this day, the Sun rises directly in the East, and sets directly in the West.
Wishing you a special day, symbolic of balance in our life and with the environment.
Stay in tune with nature and wellness!
Unleashing Your Magician for the Equinox:
Each of us is a “magician”, and our predominant thoughts are the magic spells that produce the life we are experiencing.
All the situations you see in front of you can be changed, but first you must change where you mind is fixated.
The Magician is in complete control of his/her environment. S/he represents the power of your mind’s focus, which creates the reality you are living in.
You don’t have to believe in tarot cards or magic, but you DO have to believe in yourself!
The Best Fall Equinox Ritual To Practice, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Even if your back-to-school days are behind you, there’s just something about September that ushers in an energy of a fresh (and cozy) start. Astrologically speaking, this new beginning energy is credited to the autumnal equinox, the official first day of fall, happening on September 22. And since every sign is different, learning the best fall equinox ritual for your zodiac sign can help you maximize the energy to its highest potential.
Taking Laughter, the Best Medicine, Seriously:
Are you a master of laughter?
If you have lived well, you have laughed a lot!
How Music Can Literally Heal the Heart:
In a maverick method, nephrologist Michael Field taught medical students to decipher different heart murmurs through their stethoscopes, trills, grace notes, and decrescendos to describe the distinctive sounds of heart valves snapping closed, and blood ebbing through leaky valves in plumbing disorders of the heart.
The Secret Way Sitting Can Extend Your Life, Say Experts
Health experts agree that sitting too much every day is far from good for your body in the long run. When you sit too much every day—and rob yourself of many of the basic movements that can bolster your health and your body—you’ll find that your brain isn’t as sharp, your mood is worse, you develop tight muscles and poor posture, and, if you’re a woman, it may in fact affect your ability to conceive a child. Also, you’ll be essentially shaving years off your life.
Looking for Fulfillment at Work? Here’s Why Following Your Curiosity (Not Your Passion) Is Essential
In fact, dropping the concept of a passion career can be incredibly freeing.
3 Tips to Help You Develop the Mindset to Adapt to Change
The ability to consistently see change as an opportunity, not a threat.
The past 18 months have been a crash course in change and uncertainty. Almost overnight, we reimagined what an office can look like. We redefined workplace rules and communication norms. You may have experienced waves of uncertainty about your own job, your colleagues, or your company’s future. You may have had your dreams dashed, or had new dreams emerge. Collectively, we learned that we can adapt. But, by and large, we were forced to adapt. A pandemic flipped our world upside down, and we had little choice in the matter. Nevertheless, I reckon you’ve been thinking: I can’t wait for all this change to end. And yet, change isn’t ending. Quite the opposite: It’s accelerating…
Thanks this week go to Billy S, Uncle Nate B, Bob C, and Magicians everywhere!
Remember, it is not magic to the magician…
Manifest it forward!
It is the vocation of the prophet to keep alive the ministry of the imagination,
to keep on conjuring and proposing alternative futures
to the single one the King wants to urge as the only thinkable one.