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I was about to cook brunch after meditating when something occurred to me.
I’ve always wondered why our higher self supposedly chooses challenges, ones that might seem like a life altering problem, or an unfair disadvantage in life. Well I occasionally play Minecraft. Some of you know what Minecraft is. When you start out with a new world in this game, a “seed”, you can pre-select whether to receive a bonus box. This box gives you a few starter tools, some food for your avatar, and a chest to store things in. Well I almost never select it. For a long time I felt it defeated the whole point of a good game. But I’ve gotten so good at Minecraft these days, it’s no challenge to operate with or without the box, but having the bonus box speeds things up and let’s me start building things sooner. As a result, I started selecting the bonus box!
So I realized our higher self is up there creating a Minecraft seed, looking at the options, and DE-selected bonus box! It’s not mean! You don’t feel evil for making the same choice, because in a video game you are both the pilot and the experiencer yes?
We may have things to learn that are more important than an easy journey. Souls who have learned a lot and have a very specific mission purpose sometimes have a rough life, and other times they miraculously sail through with ease, receiving everything they need along the way. This is the bonus box, and it means the soul isn’t focused purely on learning, but has things to do instead. When you have something important to do, you will see that bonus box sometimes.
Just as a reminder, it’s possible to have a soul purpose focused on doing certain things and your life still be a pain in the ****. A lot of spiritual teachers have pointed out that if you hop off the path, ignore your higher self and either do something foolish, or refuse to do what you know to do deep down, things will get very bumpy, very quickly. I don’t have all the answers, or I’d be lost in a rain-forest somewhere with a 4 wheel drive parked on the road 4 miles out.
Just remember your soul owns the laptop! Even if your life isn’t perfect, even if it’s terrible, your higher self will make it back to you in this one or the next, or the next hundred… You will find your dreams, you will have love, health, peace, happiness, and prosperity. You are not forgotten, it is impossible to be forgotten.
This realization felt like my higher self giving me the answer in terms I could understand, to questions I have long asked. Peace :)
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Quit being acceptable: be you. You are not acceptable anyway, no one is. I am not, you are not.
If anyone was acceptable, they would not spend so much of their life getting people to like them and accept what they do and how they do it. Society has rejected EVERYONE, not just you, you are unacceptable. So be you. This is a message of love to anyone having trouble being themselves right now, and wondering what's holding them back in this world.
You're amazing, you really are. What's holding you back is acceptance of other peoples beliefs. Once again, unacceptable. Reject the belief systems that reject you. Don't be like other people, be like yourself. That's an amazing hidden power most people have never uncovered. And once you uncover it, it will be like racing fuel in your life fuel tank. Once you've wholeheartedly allowed yourself to be exactly who you are as a personality, and do what you like to do as a person, you'll be amazed as a group of people and friends who appreciate you, start to form around you.
Join me, in being unacceptable!
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Anyone ever get that super absorbed feeling, where you look up, and suddenly wonder what your geographical location is, and what building you are in? That's how spaced out I can get when I'm writing.
When writing, my brain is in many places, thought forms, emotions, and modes of thinking. and my physical location is sometimes temporarily ERASED from my Random Access Memory, as it were.
It's lovely when you're lonely and without realizing it, you slip into a world where your focus is leaning into a task, you love what you do, relaxation sets in, and time disappears.
Suddenly you aren't lonely anymore, you forgot to be, you feel too good to be, you're into what your doing, and you roll with it. Focus is the absence of anything else as what you're doing becomes purely pastime, and not merely object. As everything else drops away, you're free to revel in what you do. Contentment becomes reality, and you do your thing better than anyone else in that moment. You know it, you feel it, that game follows your command, you're "the BOSS" and all other players fall behind your game. You can feel the beat of your music as your car clutches the road, curves fall away, curves peel ahead: life is good. That sizzle just right as other foods set to fry, cooking is right tonight, yeeeaah man! That nagging doubt, WHAT nagging doubt?! No master of the moment knows what it is they were worrying about!! Let them forget, it's better that way. Keys flow under the fingers, as thoughts come and go, gears shift as the engine whines up, gears shift and the engine winds down, and people ply the waves, surfboards abreast. Every man to what he knows best. Suns a baking and I can feel the heat. I step into my inner eye, and feel the clock ticking through earths core as galaxies revolve, everything has a rhythm, everything's gotta move. A rhythm is a road, and focus is power. Sitting still turns five minutes into an hour, a lifetime to waste. Fixing an old classic in an afternoons hazy rays, the clanking wrench to change the hours. Find a beat you can keep, a clock you can pace. Something you're good at friend, get out of this rat race.
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Freedom is not lived by the person who respects the eagle's symbolism, but by the person who flies like one.
Freedom is lived by the people who dare to cross others ideas of the ideal life through living their own, instead of holding another's ideas in reverence.
Eagles do not hold in reverence, they catch and eat, they soar, they scream.
This is why we admire the eagle. They don't ask for permission, they do not conform, they do not cower.
For those who revere the eagle, the flag, and the military, then cower away from morals, and concede to unreasonable laws and social expectations over morals and personal choices as if those other peoples opinions are God, I hold you in the utmost disdain.
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As many of you know by now, I am fully intending to create products of my own, that meet my stringent standards for reliability and perfection. What kinds of products? Everything I ever wanted one of in the essential way I want it. In other words, everything!
A friend convinced me to use the crowd funding platform Kickstarter to launch such a product, in this case a 9mm pistol cleaning kit. I was going to right up until I had the inspiration not to. It seemed like a great idea on the logical surface, but there were 2 problems, and my intuition agreed with them.
Without further ado, I chose not to use Kickstarter because I have a strong aversion to utilizing and being responsible for other peoples money directly, even though it’s millionaire 101 type stuff. The truth is, I want to use positive partnership agreements and my own money to create a debt free, worry free deal that I feel deep down will work, the way I need it to work. My friend was right, I need to launch the product, and not attempt to make the kits manually. However, I’m also right. I need to do this my own way, that gives me more control, and prevents me from needing to answer to other people the way an employee feels obligated to a boss. In fact, ditching that BS, is much of the idea behind all this. It’s the motivating negative energy I am letting go of. Technically crowdfunding does not create a debt. However, in a very real sense it creates more person to person obligation than signing a car loan does, and it also creates a very real timescale within which one is self designated, but now also externally obligated to operate.
I object at the point of externally obligated. I prefer a 100% self designated path, and always have.
The other reason is right here, right now; this website. I want to absorb myself in my writing wholeheartedly without distractions. This project is my focus and I’m convinced that’s a good choice. I feel like opening a Kickstarter campaign right now would be like sinking a dagger in the heart of effectiveshit. This website is the beating heart of my brainchild; my desire to create the ultimate source of knowledge on finding quality in it’s bare essence. In other words the correct steps are, as I see it. #1, create this brainchild, #2, use the money as financial independence, freeing my time and lifestyle to myself, and allowing me to turn over physical operation (but not inspirational writing and control) of the website to someone else. #3, have fun creating awesome and cool products with lots of free time and plenty of inspiration and money, and begin infusing them back into this informational core, the existential foundation they require to be understood as reliability revolutions, and not just the next product in a world of next gen products.
Finally, there is a 3rd and extremely important reason. You are my support group. Without everyone here keeping me company, giving me feedback, and making suggestions, requests, and horrible jokes, it would be a lot less fun, and a lot harder to figure out what people really want to see created.
I know exactly what III want. In fact, I know it so thoroughly, there are products I will not make differently even if requested to do so! That’s because those are my core dream products, the ones I emotionally want to be a certain way.
But you know what? You guys have those too! Every one of my readers is thinking of a product right now, something they always saw glaring flaws and possible improvements in. Something you never planned on getting around to, but would love it if someone else did. Well guess what? I’m someone else altogether!
There are many areas where I genuinely want and need your feedback as readers and real people who seek the more reliable stuff that’s missing from today’s market like a light bulb in a dark room. You guys are the idea source for that light-bulb, and making it without your input would be a mistake, the very same mistake almost every company from the dawn of time has made.
Because of my choice to NOT Kickstart a product,
Because of my confidence in my own brainchild,
Because my readership is the lock my website is key to
I feel I’m on a good path,
I feel better, more energized, and more convinced I WILL launch my own products, in my own good time, with a better foundational layout. I will, just not with Kickstarter.
That’s my update today folks! And I hope you enjoyed it.
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What constitutes simple?
Simple is anything that does only what it needs to do.
I’m not a fan of combining features from other tools, and no I don’t like anything extra.
You can add anything to anything that isn’t supposed to be there, but you end up with complexity.
Complexity adds layers of cost, compromises reliability, and creates a general headache.
Adding features does not add value, it removes core focus from the craftsmanship and destroys the innate value of the tool.
Simple is simply simple, nothing else, nada, NO!
A knife cuts, an airplane flies, a car drives, a plate is for holding food. Nothing else.
Knives do not need flashlights built in. Blenders do not need calorie trackers. Fans do not need LED light indicators. Pens do not need to become tacticool monstrosities that hurt my eyes, and food should still be food, plain and simple. No incomprehensibly complex chemical names. Just beef, veggies, fruit, and milk.
What happened to society, that we need to make everything as snazzy as possible in techno-cool ways, and we can’t just have things as they are, and make them their nicest and best in beautiful simplicity?
Join me in believing that nothing should be what it’s not, and everything should be the utmost of what it is, and nothing else. This post was simple, just like it should be.
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What is ultimate reliability? Ultimate reliability means 2 things to me.
1 Something that will never fail, or as close to it as humanely possible.
2 Something that, if known to wear out parts, is highly fixable.
Many devices are fairly simple, but have one or 2 parts that frequently wear out. I hate this, but I can live with it (Unless and until of course, I find something better.).
For instance, a fixed blade knife, or an impact resistant digital watch, might fall into the first category, while a quality automobile, vacuum cleaner, or a metal building might fall into the 2nd. These aren’t stone solid definitions, because there are so many different types of things, and ways they can fail, that I cannot create a definite category for each. I’m simply trying to create a framework from which you can understand me.
But stuff doesn’t just fall into these categories by accident. Stuff is made very deliberately to be extremely reliable, or it’s simply not. And of course, you guessed it, most things are simply not. That sucks. It really does.
Here at effectiveshit.weebly.com I focus on ultimate reliability. Not at the cost of practical usability mind you! But with an aim to eliminate bullshit, and reveal the truth of reliability with crystal clarity. Not just any reliability, but UUUULLLTIMATE reliability. This soothes my soul, and therefore you should mindlessly accept it, just like all the unreliable stuff available on the internet. Ehhh…. No! Because if my information does not make sense, I want you to reject it! Yes. You have been instructed.
To harvest the meaning and purpose behind “ultimate reliability” entails understanding what having that does in a very practical sense, what it’s limits are in a given item, and what exactly, in that item, creates or fails to create reliability itself. The very word “reliable” means “able to be relied on. To rely on something, it must operate so unerringly you can trust it 100% to work in any given situation you might find yourself using that object in. Should you find yourself with a broken item, you will lose trust very rapidly.
The more important the usage is, the more important reliability becomes, and the more money, time and effort you will likely dedicate to ensuring your next item never fails you in like manner, or perhaps, any other manner. Because failing to work is failure to work, and it’s irrelevant to the moment, why exactly, and in some cases, even how repairable the item might be.. However, with experience you will start to accrue a mental list of “why exactly’s” and those details will be top in your mind the next time you make a purchase. Why this failed may be of little importance now, but will be of immense importance the next time you are ready to buy.
A coffee maker that craps out when you are off for the day might make a gloomy day if you’re as addicted to coffee as I was. However, one that fails you the morning of final exams might just suck a lot worse. I bet you will bear the manufacturer of such a coffee maker much more resentment than the one who’s coffee maker failed on Sunday, 2 movies in. This is an emotional thing, because both failed, and both sucked. But I promise if you have 2 coffee makers, the one available for next final exams will be allotted the more reliable of the 2... Am I wrong? This said, failure was still failure, was it not? A truly UULLLTIMATE RELIABILITY device would have saved you in both instances. And had that been a safety device, not a coffee maker, you might be in much worse shape than a mussed hair exhausted mess.
This innate desire to have my stuff always work, drives my research, and my closer attention to personal experiences with reliability. I can bypass you needing the experience of prior failed devices, and cut strait to what works and why, saving you future headaches, at least if you do not discount the future for present savings on coffee machines... Hopefully my sometimes rambling logic will drive home the core points, and will help you buy a device that serves well for years to come.
And when something must be fixed, at least, I will have pointed you in the direction of those things which can be.
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Getting started isn’t the hardest part guys, it’s staying started. You want to complete a project when you start. But when you come back weeks later and several intermittent efforts in, do you still want to sit down with a project and sink your teeth into it? It’s so easy to let a good project go, so easy to let time slip by, and later feel that lonesome regret that nothing got done. That’s the hard part. When the sun is shining outside, and part of your soul wants to go waste time, and part of it wants to finish something.
A million pieces of advice out there. I don’t have any for you. All I can say is sticking to a project is tough.