February 10, 2021 + My Blog-Introduction
“The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inﬂicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”
― Ludwig von Mises
“Verdict”…Song with History
This sort of music is called “Chanson”…obviously, in this case, a “Russian Chanson.” It is a superb song, full of drama and has great augmentation and rhythm.
Singer, Сергей Наговицын (Sergei Nagovicin) had a very sad fate, dying at the age of 31 in a car accident.
All his music are actually stories, that’s what generally “Chanson” is, however, he dedicated many of those people in prison, victims of the communist regime…
The story of “Verdict” is from tremendously hard post-war times, where millions of men died and their children grew up either without fathers or as orphans. There were hunger and misery and children learn to steal and that led to the criminal life, often for the rest of their lives.
Translation of this song is rather difficult because it combines many words special to the situations specific to those times, also a criminal brogue.
Therefore, Voronok (raven) symbolically meaning black color was actually a black car with a wagon attached to it
where people were collected at night from their dwellings
to be taken to prisons very often for no reason at all, many
for political reasons. At the same time also various criminals were collected to face just the same destiny. Just like a hero of this song.
People were scared for years and years and listened at night
for the sound of “Polnotchnyi Voronok” (midnight raven) to see if themselves or which neighbor that black monster sent
by KGB would take.
Lubjanka = KGB interrogation center in Moscow, from there
people were sent to prisons, mainly to Siberia.
The name Kresty is a similar establishment in Leningrad.
Krest (Kresty-plural) means cross/crosses. From the airplane, the prison outlay is visible as built in a form of the cross.
Words are superiorly written, but unfortunately absolutely not possible to translate in any engaging way as the song has it, so a result of just “dry” translation must suffice.
Like a tale, the judge was reading the verdict to me
behind windows heard harsh weather of February
he told me this is the last prison sentence for me
next shall be death by being shot.
And I knew him so well since
he was still a little boy and I was actually a friend
of his …but then I’ve already gone through
Lubjanku and Kresty
when he was still sitting at a school desk.
Since early age “pampers” I was street smart
and soon I was also a friend of seasoned criminals.
My mother gave me birth during transport
to prison after my father was shot at our home.
by a prison guard.
Show me such a town, such a parts
where I’ve never lived
so show me where I’ve never been
where I did not fight, sing, and steel.
I was changing like cards women and houses
and after heavy drinking was without my senses
and in my memory often prison cried for me
and me too when so lonely I missed it.
And at midnight wagon behind
black “Voronok” arrived and waited
and judge like an artist was painting
last stroke of my life…
My dear wife in diamonds and tears
was saying good-bye to me as usual.
I’ll come back to you dear, oh “what a talk”
if my sentence shall be decreased in years
Like a tale… (repeat first part)
Сергей Наговицын – Приговор
(unfortunately, I couldn’t find the recording I wanted, it’s
some yrs back, so…??)
Here is another recording, at least some replacement…
Who loves this kind of music, here is a superb collection of his several songs.
Thank you for visiting,
be well and hope for world peace!
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In freedom with a whole world…
The Czech Language Is Simply Perfect =
ČEŠTINA JE PROSTĚ DOKONALÁ
“Just try to put together, using only a letter “P” such sensible, sexually-oriented (strong expressions! ) talk in English…”
The Czech Language has an extremely wide vocabulary and also thanks to inflection, one can create really “wonders.”
…………………..a žij dál !!
Well, be happy and have fun!
Piece of history…
The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia. The Czech state was formed in the late ninth century as the Duchy of Bohemia under the Great Moravian Empire. In 1002, the duchy was formally recognized as an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire along with the Kingdom of Germany, the Kingdom of Burgundy, the Kingdom of Italy; and became the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1198, reaching its greatest territorial extent in the 14th century. Prague was the imperial seat in periods between the 14th and 17th centuries.
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“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci
Discipline = Path to Achieve
What comes to mind when thinking of this so ordinary a word, but so powerful in its realization? How many just “d” words come immediately to mind to describe it?
Difficult, demanding, dreaded, dull, despised, not to mention numerous stronger expressions. But why? The answer is very simple.
When realized, discipline is reaching too powerfully and forcefully into that so-called “comfort zone” of ours. It would take you from your favored chair, force you to wake up too soon, dedicate hours, seemingly without end to certain activity and repetition of it, doing things you perhaps despise, even causing you physical pain, then you might need to force your brain to accept new knowledge by being committed to studies, I can go on and on…
However, the indisputable truth is that no success or achievement EVER had been accomplished without the employment of discipline. It is a must. No book was ever written, no musical instrument mastered, no sport perfected, no invention realized, nothing of worth was ever done or created without the employment of discipline.
People tend to fail in many aspects of their life simply because of a lack of discipline. Even in our sometimes loved and/or hated Online/Home business struggle, depending on where on a scale from “smile to frown” its position in your case at the moment is, failure is a big sad number, over 90 percent. This is obviously too high.
The question comes to mind, why? Aren’t we wishing so much for success? Is that “discipline” really so very hard to conquer? Can we harness it effectively to reach out goals? Dreams?
Now, when you think about it, you are actually already somewhat in the power of it. It governs you every day without you realizing it.
Don’t you go to work? Get up every morning when that pleasant sound of your alarm clock lets you know at the “best” hour of the new day that you must? Driving sometimes- long distances, fighting rush hour, workday after day-long hours somewhere where you possibly even hate it, but you must go on to make a living?
When you do this activity repeatedly without fail, what would you call it?
(Meaning officially, not a curse word here :D).
Do you know what in this instance the right word for your actions is? You are doing your “duty” via implementing discipline. Now, what this duty brings you? A paycheck? Yes. Satisfaction? Sometimes. Happiness? Seldom.
However, that paycheck allows you to feed your family and keep a roof above your head, purchase what needed to live, and occasionally there is something left for that more colorful part of life, according to everyone’s tastes.
So you’ve accepted that “duty”? Hm… Yes, it must be fulfilled, no question about it. You had to accept that dreadful daily discipline to help you do it. And spend the majority of your life doing it. Voluntarily! Wow!
Then let us look at the other side of the coin. Dreams. Do you have those? Are they pretty big? Are they about a better life? Are they so nice you are longing to realize them? ASAP?
But do they seem to be somewhat too far away? Because to reach them you need to do more, and not just that, but actually something totally different, but you already know that, don’t you…
Now, those involved in online/home businesses are already stepping ahead. Even if still working their “duty” they realize that there is a bettered way, faster way, shorter way, and more promising way to reach their dreams.
They know that they are chasing the real thing from examples of many successful ones, not just fairy tale dreams. Many already have found which way to go, which “system” to follow, duplicate, whatever.
But even then, working towards the fulfillment of their dreams, discipline is often the last activity they employ. They do things without real concentration, plan, not following straightforward, shortest way aiming towards reaching their goals, they go in all directions at the same time, getting distracted by unimportant things, many become of new and again new systems collectors… you know very well what I mean here.
However, there is a time when you need to become kind of “machines” doing things repeatedly to achieve the desired effect. And put up with some sacrifice too.
There is a saying: “Repetition is the mother of wisdom”.
So, when you repeat what needs to be repeated, unfailingly, you reach your goals and this would mean subsequently reaching your dreams.
Each goal obviously takes various amounts of time, but yours (success in your online/home business) is doable in a matter of a few years.
Doable via discipline.
What this could mean is, you would be able to abandon your “slavery duty” of working your whole life, constantly overcoming possible struggles on the way, and eventually embrace your dreams.
But first, you must embrace discipline; then perseverance in discipline brings you to the fulfillment of your dreams and from there you shall reach something totally unexpected.
Something divine…. your life could become Divine. Perhaps you’ve never thought about it in that connection, but trust me in this. When you achieve perfection in something, even small, unimportant, you’ll reach some higher “plateau,” you’ll feel a kind of personal satisfaction, pride inside because you actually defeated your supposed inability to achieve, even your laziness 😉
Your worries shall become nightmares of the past; your days will be spent in peace and joy. No bumper stickers “I’d rather go fishing,” you’ll just pack it and go… whenever!
You shall be able to give back, teaching others, help, and advice… feeling is priceless, simply Divine.
This is a road to success. It is worth it, every minute of your fight, struggle, sacrifice, because the reward is not that far away, it is not some uncertain pension at the twilight of your life, your reward is the Divine Life Itself and only you can determine how soon.
And then that so dreaded discipline you’ve mastered shall be honored and appreciated by you. It was sometimes hard and unmerciful, but worth it. It’ll make you a stronger, better person, even an admired one.
And lastly, a word about myself.
I am a master of discipline, can claim even being an “authority” on it. I don’t think there is a title for it, most likely it would be DD (discipline doctor?) but I rather won’t use it in connection with my name. (Just to avoid a possible lawsuit for unauthorized use 😉
Regardless, when you finish reading this blog and care to peek into my bio, you’ll see why. I reached perfection or at least a high degree of achievement in a rather decent number of accomplishments, with no other help besides the use of strict discipline. I love and value discipline.
Those who feel they need a helping hand to take them through the start, rough times, advice on how to or ask questions, please feel free to address me. Thank you for your time and I wish all of your the greatest success!
Master your self-discipline and fulfill your dreams! I trust your journey from “duty” to “Divine” shall be fast, minimally painful, and conquered with flying colors.
With you in success and happiness,
Do you think there ever be a time in our lives when we can say:
“Now I am perfect. Now I know everything. I do not need to improve, neither my body nor my mind.”
Hm… Well, for those who Do Not think so, there shall be quite a bit of “Food For The Mind” on this site. So please visit it periodically…
“Food For The Body” is to be found in the “health” category…
Hope you took some great value out of this post today! I’d love to hear your feedback, so make sure you leave a comment down below with your thoughts or questions…
*****Please note, this article was the first I ever wrote for the public…
Actually, the first comment, I received, was from a lady, Rachel Cormier, (see below) who provided to me some kind of self-trust and encouragement to continue with my writings…(randomly picked some others…)
Since then I wrote about 400 articles. Had some longer pause due to my husband’s illness and eventually him passing away… but now I am ready to go on doing what makes me happy.
Thank you again to all for your generosity!
RACHEL CORMIER Wed, 25 Feb 2009
Maya, Maya, Maya!!!
You are an outstanding person!! I read every word of your articles….so very interesting and well written. Absolutely you are an author to be!! I stand in awe and admiration of your ideas and attitude. I was doing my internet ‘stuff’ and somehow tripped on you….how – where – I don’t remember. I feel like I struck gold. I love that you are part of this community. Please, let’s stay in touch.
All the best to you my enchanting friend.
I Hope, it would bring you some courage to accomplish your plans and desires as well.
All the best to all of you!
Since then I created 4 websites. Last year I wasn’t active at all after my husband passed away.
Now I am commencing my activity, I would say with my last website and enjoy creating it, and writing again, hoping for at least 1/2 success than I had before… and hundreds of readers who followed me, eventually thousands…thank you all!
This is what a writer needs, it is important as water for life…
Discipline: Path To Achieve
has been posted in the category “Personal-Development” on my first website, mayakas.com. (just a memory…) then 3 others were created (those now could be seen only via “timemachine” saved by Google. And a last one is this one, mayagalaxy.com.
A sin would be leaving you without an appropriate song…
I think the best choice would be something from Leonard Cohen:
Like it here? Please comment! And always share!
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
WELCOME TO MY SHOP!
Shop – An Empty Shop?
PLEASE, DO NOT RUN AWAY, SEEING IT EMPTY!
WELL, I DO NOT SELL ANYTHING TANGIBLE, SO, PLEASE, LET ME EXPLAIN.
I SELL MY KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, ADVICE, MIND, ABILITY, CREATIVITY…
Actually, some might consider it a very well supplied shop.
It simply depends on what one needs…
I am offering to those who could use my writing skills my services.
Simply said, I would like to be active as a FREELANCE WRITER.
* If you need help with your website content
* If you need help with ANY type of written content
* If you need help with advertising – the word is powerful…
Whatever topic you need to help with, is OK with me, doesn’t matter the length, you dictate that.
However, there is one NO-NO with me though: NOTHING TECHIE, EVER!
I am an artsy/philosophical person and just smelling anything technical, I run to the bushes, I swear it.
On the other side, I highly admire technically talented people.
THE WORLD NEEDS US BOTH, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, SO LET”S HELP ONE ANOTHER…
NOW, I AM HERE FOR YOU, WHENEVER YOU NEED ME.
I’ll try my best to help you with your needs…
Looking forward to meeting those who could use my talent.
Clip of my response to praise on my writings:
Perhaps because I was born in Central Europe, surrounded always by history, I became a history lover in every way. I love history, no matter what century, place, whether reading books on a subject or seeing the superior architecture, I am always capable of transferring myself in those times, when thinkers were highly valued and were bringing mind and soul enrichment to all inclined to such a sphere.
Since early youth, I was an avid reader, coincidentally interested more in a subject not suitable for my age as yet, however that didn’t stop me. What I didn’t understand, I somehow felt. So at the age of 10, I already had a few hundred aphorisms/quotes collected and by fifteen I was done with a reading of all major history writers and started with philosophers.
I managed to keep this interest through my life and miss very much times when people were able to carry on an intelligent, worthy discussion, having quite a rich vocabulary to express their thoughts, actually even having some quality thoughts.
I am often irritated nowadays hearing after every sentence “you know”, you know what I mean” as they would be conveying something so ingenuous only the smartest would understand…
In a way, I am glad the English language has an expression: “LIKE” otherwise skipping that when I hear specifically young people talk, there be just a “quiet land” around us. Who would have thought something like that would be a problem in such a developed century.
Well, enough of that…my original purpose was to share totally different beauty I do admire a lot. And those are statues, specifically statues we can see at certain European cemeteries and I am absolutely taken with those. Not just with a talent to create such by hands, but capture for all ages those times and expressions.
I am very alert to such and trained to see it at a glance.
Interesting is that such could be possible to see up to 1930.40-50.
When you look at any pretty woman, let’s take well-know ones as an example, there is none of today to compare. Again I am talking about seeing goodness, warmth, soul in a facial expression…it is impossible to see today.
I also plan to add to my writings those times, I didn’t live but very much admire. Add as a memory, as a lesson, kind of culture, that should not be forgotten, because what is to see today, I do hope that will be by future generations forgotten. I do hope that people realize again, they are only creatures on this earth of real intelligence, not just surviving on feeding strictly their stomach, but totally forgetting to feed their mind.
That they should get rid of pounds on the body and add in a bit of weight to the brain. So, let us look at some statues from the past, women from the past a… ( soon would follow) to tell you the truth, today’s stars do not get my attention…on a contrary…
Thank you for visiting. Those who found the strength to pay attention the whole time, you have a notch from me…
The most beautiful music in the world FOR the SOUL !!!
Like it here? Please comment!
“We do not have to choose our favorite among the seasons.
It is only necessary to rejoice in the beauty of their differences.”
Evelyn H. Lauder
Beauty of Winter
Sometimes it is just a whim that grabs me and holds me tight. And I simply can’t escape, so strong become my desire to write. Express what I feel. Well, it seems that even rhyme appeared suddenly just now, so any remnants of hesitation (it is an advanced hour on this winter evening) to leave it all and go to sleep is for this moment forgotten.
Actually, this time I even don’t feel the force of desire conveying something important, as I sometimes do, but just a sharing thought is most likely the thing.
Such are sometimes winter evenings, quiet and warm, close to the fire and that could bring on reminiscence. Of years past, of winters past, of loved ones passed too.
Besides, now I wanted to write about winter’s beauty…I’ve tried always to remember good and in a way, I think that that is fortunately coded in us.
We more often forget bad and remember good. And that’s a good thing. So I remember white winters in the woods where I took my walks with my dog and couldn’t get enough admiration how wonderfully Mother Nature did spread whitest white shimmering blanket all over the land and all was so quiet. That is what’s so special in winter.
This is the only season that when you visit nature there is total silence. It is possible to listen to silence, did you notice that? But you must stand still to enjoy it because otherwise your feet crunching snow shall disturb the magic.
Look at the trees how heavy their branches are bowing heavily adorned in their winter coats. I always felt like being in a “White Kingdom.”
I know beautiful fairy-tales about that magical land and if you were closer I would tell you some. This evening is just fitting. But now I am alone so let me be lost for a while in that imaginary land, all right? 😉
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Yes, this is the truth, I love summers very much. I was born in a country where there were 4 ideal seasons, but that was, I think, only until I reached the teenage years, then all somehow started changing and seasons became more unpredictable.
Regardless, I shall write about the summer when its time comes due… Otherwise, I’m looking forward to it, always… So back to winter…
Mr. Camus, do not divert my attention, please?”
“When winter first begins to bite and stones crack in the frosty night when pools are black and trees are bare, ‘this evil in the Wild to fare.”
J. R. R. Tolkien
Yes, yes… The frosty night is visiting me just now. But I don’t mind, I’m warm and feel comfortable and just thinking about winter’s beauty.
And with it remembering film Doctor Zhivago, where winter could be at the same time beautiful and ugly, good and cruel, all depending on events of the day. And there were some events. I think that besides a wonderful story about life itself, all so packed in it that few people could even imagine living in such turbulent times, a life full of danger, revolution, history in making, the hardship of war, pain and suffering, sacrifice, losses…
And still love story of enormous magnitude developed and united two people at the time, when really there wasn’t any favor of anything playing for them. Their winter was greedy and killing but also somewhat generous. It was a time for love just allowed.
For a while, but such moments are always memorable.
“It happened in winter of 1917” they would say and it shall have its significance forever, it stays in memory, never ever forgotten.
Well, it is really getting late and I should go to sleep. So I wrap all this up including myself and say “goodnight.”
Tomorrow is another winter day and I do hope it would become a tiny bit memorable. The story is contagious I suppose… And why not then dream about it?… Now, I’m leaving you and besides good night wishes also with an optimistic quote, so please remember it! It becomes handy when you would complain about the weather.
As a bonus here is a piece of music from the film and also some lyrics, which not too many know… how harshest winter kept flame of love on…
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”
That makes sense, doesn’t it? So, John, thank you…
“Somewhere, my love…”
transl. by Maya
Somewhere, my love,
There will be songs to sing
Although the snow
Covers the hope of spring.
Somewhere a hill?
Blossoms in green and gold
And there are dreams
All that your heart can hold.
Someday we’ll meet again, my love.
Someday whenever the spring breaks through.
You’ll come to me
Out of the long ago,
Warm as the wind,
Soft as the kiss of snow.
Till then, my sweet,
Think of me now and then.
God, speed my love ’
Til you are mine again.
Francis Paul Webster/Maurice Jarre
Also known as the Love Theme or Lara’s Theme
from the movie Dr. (Doctor) Zhivago
“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”
This song is dedicated to my best and closest friend A.R.
Greatest day wishes dear A.
As we both know from personal experience how hard life could be and how to survive those live’s dramas and tragic times,
I realized that I still didn’t send you well, my song, which I consider the best on this topic.
Actually, I had to translate it first, so finally, I did that, and here it is.
This song is perfect in both ways, music and text go hand in hand, which video supports.
As Russian songs could always manage to reach deeply into one’s heart, I would like you to enjoy them!
I hope you wouldn’t mind me sending it to “the world” as well, still, I assume there are many who might love it.
Although my website is created for those higher educated and more intellectually developed,
(you can judge it by the number of “fast” visitors, how long do they stay after discovering this place has
nothing in common with the “social media” kind of entertainment, there are some sections (humor, etc…)
to satisfy their intelligence level.
Then there are those inclinations to the “cold side” but those never interested me anyway.
Don’t get touched as I always do when I hear something a bit more emotional, but you know how sensitive
I am in that area…
(Video shows clips from the Russian film called
I slide with a bow on the strings of the violin,
Adding my music to the silence
I will make passers-by smile
In those warm smiles, I shall drown
The violin will laugh and cry
Although not everyone would like the play
I will not be offended
Well, people’s hearts are not the same
I caress the strings with a bow
Gifting my melody
To those who might be like me
Sadness living in their soul, hiding
I weave a bouquet of notes
And my soul lives in it
Then with those notes beckoning
I caress the soul
A tear will fall from the sky of gray clouds
Autumn will give me a yellow leaf
It will touch my tired feet
I’m a tramp street performer
I give a bouquet of notes to passers-by
Require nothing in return
Would disturb them with the violin of the soul
Every day playing without change, on…
I caress the strings with a bow
Gifting my melody
To those who can be like me
Sadness living in their soul, hiding
I weave a bouquet of notes
And my soul lives in it
Then with those notes beckoning
I caress the soul
“In all that you are trying to understand, add one more—understanding about yourself.
In all that you’re trying to complete, complete one more.
And besides all those you are trying to help, help one more person—you.
You need to feel content regardless of what is going on. You need to feel whole.”
Another Beautiful Day visited us, so Let’s Welcome it!
“Every day in our lives has significant value because when it ends, it would never return.”
The truth is, no matter what our intentions or plans for that particular day are, the day itself doesn’t mind, it just goes on for 24 hours and it’s gone forever.
Thinking of it, isn’t it smart to use that available time for “something special, something unique, something to learn and remember?” Every day could enrich you if you only will show a little effort.
Discover! It is not that hard to discover. It just takes a bit more attention and interest. A bit more paying attention to the detail and you could be surprised. Do not pass any opportunity to discover something else, something special, someone else you just didn’t notice, simply passing it by.
Learn! Every day something new, interesting, special, or perhaps just what you always wanted to know better. Think about what you can accumulate down the road doing this just for a few years. What’s more, you’ll learn to love it.
Why not, being accepted as smart and knowledgeable in life means a lot. It can even make you happy.
You’ll never be bored, not to mention boring to others. Your value as a personality would increase!
You’ll forget just naturally to be a follower or someone who doesn’t believe in yourself and ends up only following empty-brained celebrities and other worthless matters. I can go on and on…
Start! Right here, read, enjoy…I do present lots of content on various subjects.
From the world generally,
From other countries specifically,
Curious ones as well,
Then, let’s talk about it, ask questions…
Here is the reason to come back often to visit and always be welcome to Mayagalaxy!
It is a much Larger Galaxy than you might expect, still, you surely will feel here quite “comfy.”
“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately,
cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”
Home Remedies For Wounds
Below you could find 15 natural home remedies for cuts, scrapes, burns, and bruises! There are many natural home remedies for healing those and other wounds that can help stave away infection and even help the wound to heal faster. There is really no need for extra spending money for chemicals, on something you might easily find at your cupboard or refrigerator. So, make a note of these choices:
This choice is a great way to speed up wound healing. According to some findings, honey is actually more effective than antibiotics! Honey has been found to kill off the majority of bacterial cells and can prevent infections from occurring in the first place. Make sure you use raw honey to dress your wound (honey that is cooked will not have the proper enzymes to do the trick).
When honey gets diluted with the blood and tissues of the wound, hydrogen peroxide is produced via a glucose oxidase enzyme reaction. This way released slowly, providing antibacterial activity while keeping tissue healthy and un-damaged! Spread some honey on a dressing and apply this to the wound. If the wound is deeper, the wound bed should be filled with honey, then wrapped with a dressing pad.
Allicin in garlic has been shown to be as effective as a 1% penicillin solution! It is a great anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal and can help heal almost any wound. Garlic can cause damage to the skin, however, so making sure you don’t leave it on the skin for longer than 20-25 minutes. You can make a mix of 3 crushed garlic cloves and 1 cup of wine, blended, let stand for 2-3 hours, and strain. Apply to the wound with a clean cloth 1-2 times a day.
This beautiful little flower is considered a vulnerary agent (a substance that promotes healing). Calendula plant is anti-inflammatory too and is slightly anti-microbial. It can be used topically to help heal abrasions, skin infections, and internal infected mucous membranes. You can buy calendula salves at health food stores, and you can use this to apply to your wounds. For internal infections, make a calendula tea with 1 cup warm water and 1 tbsp. calendula flowers.
Another flower with great wound healing properties – chamomile! Also known for its awesome relaxation properties, chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind! The dried flowers contain many terpenoids and flavonoids, making them a powerful herbal medicine. Chamomile has even been found in some studies to be much faster at healing wounds than some corticosteroids. Make a chamomile press for your wound by soaking some chamomile tea bags in water, lightly draining some of the liquid, and then wrapping these tea bags around your wound with some gauze. Alternatively, you can likely find chamomile tinctures or natural ointments in your local health food store.
5. Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow root is not the same as the sugary white cylinders you can find in the candy section at your grocery store – this plant is actually incredibly healing to wounds inflicted on the body. Marshmallow is great for drawing out toxins and other bacteria found in wounds when used as a poultice, and it can shorten the healing time by drawing out impurities. It can also be used to heal burns and bruises! Creating a poultice with a marshmallow and applying it to your wound can speed wound healing!
6. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is great for helping blood to clot faster at the site of your wound and also disinfects the wound due to its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Cayenne pepper will stop wound bleeding in 10-12 seconds, and if the wound is more severe, having the afflicted individual consume an 8-oz. glass of water with 1tsp. cayenne can significantly help out too!
Potatoes can heal wounds? That was the first thing I thought too! Potatoes have this type of gravitational pull which draws out infections from any type of wound or abscess. Make a raw potato poultice with shredded potatoes and maintain this throughout the day, changing it every 4 hours or so (and rinsing with saltwater in between). This will ensure that inflammation is reduced and that there will be no chance of infection! To make a poultice, shred raw potato with a grater, and spread this onto a clean cloth. Apply to the affected area, and cover with gauze and then some saran wrap or other material of choice. Leave overnight and remove in the morning. Clean affected area with salty water, cover with a clean dressing and continue until healed.
The amazing benefits of lavender were accidentally discovered by a French scientist, René, Gattefossé, who was severely burned in a laboratory accident and immersed his hand in a vat of Lavender. He found that this oil promoted hasty tissue regeneration without any scarring! Use lavender essential oil to help promote natural wound healing. Use topically 2-5 times per day by applying 2-4 drops on the wound area. Dilute as required!
9. Aloe Vera
We all know aloe vera can help heal burns, but the sap from an aloe vera plant can also be used to treat cuts, scrapes, and other sores. Simply cutting off a stalk of the aloe vera plant and applying it to the wound every couple of hours can significantly reduce healing time.
This plant is known for its antiseptic and astringent properties. It can be used for cuts, wounds, infections, bites, and stings and is also used internally to help treat sinus infections and inflammation of the stomach and intestinal tract. The main components of goldenseal are alkaloids called berberine and hydrastine which help destroy many types of bacterial and viral infections. Use goldenseal ointment on your wounds (found in local health stores), and watch your healing time drastically reduce!
11. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree essential oil is one of the best ways to treat a wound to help prevent infection. It is a great antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. Tea tree oil is so effective that it can actively attack and eliminate staff infections such as MRSA. The aborigines of Australia used tea tree leaves to heal skin infections and wounds and burns by crushing tea tree leaves and holding them in place with a mud pack. Thankfully, we can just use tea tree oil applied 3-5 times a day to effectively heal our wounds quickly and efficiently.
12. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil, amongst a million other things it can do, can effectively heal wounds! It has amazing antibacterial and antifungal properties and can even prevent scarring of wounds too! Use coconut oil on your wound to help speed recovery – apply coconut oil under a band-aid and re-fresh 2-3 times a day. Watch your cut heal in no time!
13. Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is a wonderful astringent that contains procyanidins, resin, and flavonoids, all of which make it a very soothing, anti-inflammatory plant. Soaking a cloth in some with hazel and applying it to cuts, bruises, and other wounds can significantly reduce swelling and speed up recovery time. Witch hazel can also control bleeding – to help reduce bleeding, apply witch hazel to a fresh wound and wrap it up in gauze.
14. Juniper Leaves & Berries
Juniper berries, which were also used as a flavoring for gin back in the 17th century, are also very useful in the treatment of inflamed joints and wounds. These berries are very rich in B vitamins and vitamin C, which make them great for speeding up the recovery time of cuts, scrapes, and other wounds. Juniper berries contain antibacterial and antiseptic properties as well, so they are great for treating numerous wounds or sores like psoriasis, eczema, and other skin problems!
15. Comfrey Root
The genus name for comfrey is Symphytum, which literally means to “unite or knit together.” Comfrey contains a substance called allantoin, which helps cells grow faster, and so it literally improves the healing time of broken bones, mends wounds quickly, and helps burns heal quickly with little scarring. In fact, comfrey is often called knitbone! Allantoin is also found in the placenta of pregnant women to help the baby grow and develop in a decent amount of time. Use comfrey as a poultice next time you break a bone or get a bruise, cut, scrape, or another wound.
“He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.”
“United we stand; divided we fall”
Eight Ways to Destroy America
We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context, his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America‘s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Davis Hansen talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,” explaining how immigration – both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.
Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States.
“If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall.”
“An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.”
“Here is how they do it,” Lamm said:
” FIRST, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bi-cultural country.”
History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures.
” It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.
The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way:
The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.”
Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans.
“SECOND, to destroy America “Invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture.
Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.
“THIRD, “We could make the United States a ‘Hispanic Quebec’ without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently:
“The apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.”
“FOURTH, I would make our fastest-growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.”
“My FIFTH point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology.’ I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.”
“My SIXTH plan for America‘s downfall would include dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity.
I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other – that is when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together.
Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature, and they worshipped the same gods. All of Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions.
Greece fell. “E. Pluribus Unum” –From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the ‘Pluribus’ instead of the ‘Unum,’ we will balkanize America as surely as Kosovo.”
“Next to last, SEVENTH, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of ‘diversity.’ I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century – that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established multi-culturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of ‘Victimology,’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws.
I would develop a mantra:
“That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.”
In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed.
Finally, he said:
“Lastly, EIGHTH, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson’s book “Mexifornia.” His book is dangerous It exposes the plan to destroy America.
If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.”
There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate ‘diversity.’ American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America – take note of California and other states – to date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell’s book “1984.” In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building:
“War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and “Ignorance is strength.”
Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path especially The American Dream.
If you care for and love our country as I do, take the time to pass this on just as I did for you. NOTHING is going to happen if you don’t.
presented by Maya from her personal archive collection
“If You ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave”
Sometimes “Simple” could mean a lot. It depends on how we are able to receive it.
Many wouldn’t be able to see value in such simplicity and, well, that would depend on
personality, level of intelligence, education, experience…
There is a very truthful say, as an example, in fashion:
“In simplicity lies an elegance.”
That indisputable fact nobody without good taste, knowledge, understanding, training… would grasp.
For example, practically the majority of women, making effort to look special going out, usually overdo it. Too many colors, wrongly matched colors, not fitting colors/sizes to their body shape or age, etc…is common to see every day.
Just the same is the situation with talk, behavior, etc…However, it is not my goal now to conduct any presentation or analysis,
merely to make sure for those who wouldn’t find “special beauty” in something special, interesting, etc… to understand better what kind of development of their personality has been reached. That’s about it.
I often use my own ways to get to know what I wish to know without asking any opinion on it, just a reaction tells me what kind of visitors my site can welcome. So far it is definitely not for those with insufficient education, non-thinkers, not interested in more than something to be found easily around everywhere, which is sadly practically, nothing worthwhile, besides various specialties, for example, such as technically oriented, as an example.
In the last decade’s overall intelligence dropped drastically, as well as knowledge, besides discovering ways “How to sell”, which is trained everywhere.
There are really scary statistics which already could claim that this generation would first time in history be without a Step Up. All who can give a thought to this and understand it should be really horrified.
So, here, youngsters should stop for a while and think a bit more, skip perhaps what they are involved in, and get up a step towards better content of their learning and responsibility, not to bring a shame on their nation.
With interest and care for nowadays development of personality,
“Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances.”
Great Day Wishes…
As a creator of this highly intellectual and rich content site, I would like to ask those with insufficient education that you should not waste your time visiting, because you would not understand/grasp or value it.
I absolutely don’t care for high numbers visiting my site, but educated and/or intelligent ones. Those are rare, but important for me.
You cannot taste me until you undress me.
What You Should Know About Bananas
Bananas, containing three natural sugars, sucrose, fructose, and glucose combined with fiber, give an instant, sustained, and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood, and generally make you feel happier.
Forget the pills — eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make an official claim for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch in a bid to boost their brainpower. Research has shown that that potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and rehydrates your system.
Bananas have a natural antacid effect on the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
OVERWEIGHT AND AT WORK?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Many other cultures see bananas as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born at a cool temperature.
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain, and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be re-balanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
According to research in “The New England Journal of Medicine”, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%! So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the Vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe it’s time to change that well-known phrase so that we say,
“A banana a day keeps the doctor away!”
“The most beautiful thing about time is that whether you do something or nothing, whether you are joyful or miserable, it passes by. No matter who you are or how you are, it passes at the same speed for everyone.”
It is just that our experience of time varies depending upon how intensely we live or how slack we are. If you are very slack with life, it looks like time is passing by very slowly. If you are very intense, time just flies by. But in reality, time is happening to all of us at the same pace.
If you look at life in its full depth and dimension, life is a certain amount of space. If you look at life in a linear fashion, life is a certain amount of time. If you look at life from your psychological perspective, life is a certain number of problems. Every day I meet all sorts of people – thousands of them. The variety of problems they have is unbelievable. Birth is a problem, death is a problem, and in between, there are a series of problems. Now, a new year has come. This is a choice that you have to make: are you going to invest your thought, emotion, and energy towards making up problems or creating solutions? This does not mean you have to make a resolution to stop creating problems.
There is no need to make any resolutions. You make a resolution because you want to do something you are not naturally inclined towards. But the simple thing is, are you naturally inclined to be joyful or miserable? Think about when you were a child – you were joyful. Someone had to make you unhappy. The natural inclination of life is for pleasantness and exuberance.
There are only two things to keep track of –
how joyful you are and how much joy you give to people around you.
So how joyful shall you be in the coming year? Just keep accounts. Many people who are in business think they should keep accounts only for the sake of the Income Tax.
No, you keep accounts because otherwise, you do not know whether you are making a profit or a loss. To know whether you are moving forward or backward, you need an account book. So why don’t you keep an account book?
Just check at the end of the day, “Am I a little more joyful today than yesterday?”
If you had done this since you were five years of age, you would have been ecstatic by now. Every day, every month, just keep accounts,
“Am I becoming more joyful or less joyful?”
There are only two things to keep track of – how joyful you are and how much joy you give to people around you. You can keep accounts of this.
People are keeping accounts of their money as if they are going to carry it with them forever. But the real wealth of life is how joyful you are, how wonderful and profound your experience of life is. Joy is not a goal by itself, but it is a necessary ambiance for life. If you do not set this one ambiance, then whatever you have will go waste. You may have health, but that will go waste because there are more people on this planet who are healthy and miserable than unhealthy and miserable. This is our time on this planet.
What are we going to do? Are we going to make this into an exuberant, joyful, wonderful planet, or are we going to make this into a miserable, horrible one? We are free to do this either way – the choice is yours.
Sincere Appreciation to Sadhguru for his wisdom I shared with you today, and…
My Best Wishes to all of You, who love wisdom, are on a higher level of thinking, and are always on alert for something worth knowing and learn to understand. Certainly such could be found on my pages. Why? Read about my life and achievements…
Visiting my website, although it is not for everybody, it is definitely for those intelligent, always searching for knowledge, never let their brains deteriorate or being brainwashed with trash to be found in rich supplies nowadays. So…
*If you wish to win with intelligence and special knowledge to get higher in society and become a more valued personality, vote for my site. Still, I never try to buy anyone, just offer. I helped many with the development of intelligence, special knowledge, and information. I absolutely don’t care about my SEO position. It is for sellers, surely not for thinkers./em>
Actually, it is quite entertaining for me… How many words here and there/what expressions… I must/must not… well, it is a real killer of intelligence development.
*If you are in a sales business and wish to sell more products, win with SEO fulfillments. It puts you higher to get customers. This is OK, you have to use all available avenues that could make earning your living easier. That’s perfectly fine.
So, I don’t mix those two choices together and absolutely don’t care for my SEO status. The lower it is, the more valuable my article is in a way of expression, using richer vocabulary, a special approach to matters, knowledge, originality…etc…
Well, see you again one of those (hopefully joyful) days…