If you thought the Grand Canyon was…well Grand, wait until you check out this massive canyon on Mars. This Canyon is about 11 times larger than the Grand Canyon and clearly shows evidence that there was once water on Mars. At a whopping 2,500 miles across the surface of Mars and a Depth of 5.6 miles, it would make any man afraid of heights if you were looking down.
Ok, maybe not every man, but it would certainly be an interesting site to see. If you’re anything like me, you can’t help but wonder how can something this massive exist?
Clearly Mars had water on it once. Perhaps it was at one point in the Habitual Zone of the Solar System? Which might explain the mysterious structures found on Mars, such as the Pyramid and the Face. I have no idea if those are real or not, but it does make you wonder.
What are my thoughts on religion? What about Spirituality vs Religion? In a world where there is a huge debate over Spirituality vs Religion, sometimes sharing your thoughts helps to spread light on why you do what you do.
So, what is Spirituality? Spirituality has several different meanings, but the definition I go by is this, an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his/her being; or the “deepest values and meanings by which people live.” This is why I love Spirituality, it allows you to discover yourself without the rules and regulations of Religion.
Why is this important to me? Why not follow a set of rules guided by a Religion? While it’s nice to have a set of rules to go by, one may not always agree with a certain aspect of their own Religions standpoint. How many times have you found something in your “Holy Bible” that you didn’t agree with. In fact, how many other people don’t agree with that, or at least debate over it frequently? Seriously? If you can’t come to a conclusion about what something means, then what’s the point?
With Spirituality I get to set my own rules to follow. Which is great, as long as I don’t break those rules. If I break those rules, then I’m no better than anyone else. That and that alone is what keeps Spiritual people in check, but why? Simple, we don’t want to be like everyone else. We choose to be our own person.
You see the other problem with Religion don’t you? Religion teaches you to be someone you’re not, while Spirituality encourages self discovery.
What about Religion? My thoughts are that Religion was created to control those who can’t control themselves. Have you ever wanted to go run that reckless driver off the road, that cut in front of you and nearly rand you off the road? Yeah, we’ve all been there, but here’s the thing, we don’t act upon our thoughts. Why? Fear. We fear the consequences of getting caught, going to prison, etc.
We’re better than that right? We’ve learned through lives own experience that if we do something wrong, then there are consequences.
I love how Religious people use the argument, “If there isn’t a God, then where do you get your Moral values from?” Let me ask you a question, If you’re wrong, then you’ll be the one going to “Hell” right? Fact, Life gives us Moral Values and a set of Guidelines to follow, not some “Holy Text,” which may or may not be the “Word of God.”
Again, Religious people use the phrase, “But it’s in the Bible and the Bible is the “Word of God.” My thoughts? Word of God? No! Inspired by God? Perhaps! More like, inspired by events that happened. Don’t get me wrong, there are things that you can learn from the Bible, but I don’t think one should take it literally.
But hey, who am I right? Just some random guy writing on his blog. Who knows, I could be wrong, you could be wrong, we could all be wrong. The answer might be much more simpler than we’re making it. Often times, it is. Food for Thought.
Now, before you start flaming me about not believing in a “God,” let me say something first. I’m not saying that there isn’t a God and I’m not saying that you’re wrong either. I won’t go that far. What is a fact though, is that we don’t know. We think we know, but in reality we don’t know. Now that’s food for thought.
While I will take the time and effort to at least listen to you and your thoughts, I think it’s important that we develop our own belief and realize that we’re all different. Only through understanding others, can we really begin to understand ourselves. Only then, will we be right.
Care to do your own blog post? Feel free to share your thoughts with us.
Dance In The Rain
I dance in the rain with thee.
For your mind and soul set me free.
Laughter and love on this night.
Together, we will not be fright.
Standing against the storm.
This is how love does form.
I cherish this moment for all time.
And hope I never turn into a lime.
For when that happens, all is lost.
Love is always the last to be tossed.
I will always remember you.
Even if it means, that I’ll turn blue.
Despite the fact, we’re worlds apart.
Only you can have my heart.
I know what you’re going to say right off the bat, there isn’t a thing that we can learn from him, he can’t even sing. Yep, I knew you were going to say that. Some people argue that it’s the marketing that makes someone big, or a failure. Personally, I think that marketing is only a small part of the equation.
If you don’t have a quality product to sell, then the world’s greatest marketing team will be useless. People make the argument that crap sells all the time. True, it does, but what kind of reputation does that crap have? If I went and made an e-book, then put it up for sale for 99 cent on Amazon, would it sell? Sure, it would sell, but it would keep selling if it was a quality e-book.
If I took that same e-book and put a title on it, “The Biggest Secret to Losing Weight.” When people bought the book and found out that there was only one sentence in the book and that sentence read, “Get off your butt and stop eating so much.” Do you honestly think that people would continue to buy it? Do you think that I would have a very good reputation after that? Probably not.
What’s my point? People often argue, “Justin Bieber is only a fab and will fade away soon enough.” Again, they also argue that he can’t sing. Seriously? Tell me something, why is it that all the people who can’t sing, or aren’t singing, are the ones giving critic to musical artist? That’s like trying to tell me where to put my money and you have a mound of debt that you have to pay off. My point is, Bieber can sing and is a quality product. I’m also willing to wager that Justin will be around for a very long time.
Why is he a quality product? He’s genuine for one and started on Youtube from nothing. His followers will always be there for him. I think his song, “Never Say Never” says it all. When people tell him that he can’t do this, or can’t do that, that’s where Never Say Never comes in. That’s what he tells them, in other words, he will succeed. That’s the difference and Justin Bieber and those of you reading this article.
If you’re not on top, you can certainly learn a lot from this kid from Canada. Once you’re on top, you don’t have to work as hard to be there and who cares if you’re not number one? Just being up there with the big boys/girls, isn’t that enough?
In less than 2 years of hard work, Justin sold out Madison Square Gardens in less than 22 minutes. In fact, the majority of his tours sold out completely. But, it wasn’t easy getting there. At first, no Radio Station would play his music. Not until he started going out and playing at smaller places, getting known among the people, did things start to flow. Every time he played, the crowds grew and grew until eventually they were sold out. When he started growing and making appearances on Radio Stations across the country, that’s when they started playing his music.
The fact is, he worked hard to get where he’s at right now. Where is he at? He’s one of the most popular artist of his time. He has several Youtube videos in the top 10 most watched of all time. That’s right, in just a couple of years. Can it be reproduced? Of course, anything that has succeeded in the past can be reproduced.
In this case, Perseverance is the key. If you don’t have the drive and the desire to back it up, you won’t succeed. If you’ve got the drive and the will, you’ll go far. Never Say Never, never say that you can’t do it and don’t ever let anyone else tell you the same. Everyone is going to have haters, you just have to learn to shut them out. After all, they don’t have a clue about what you’ve been through and who you are.
Again, I say to all the haters out there, why can’t he sing? Evidently, he can, if not, he wouldn’t have gotten as far as he is. Don’t try to give me that it’s because he has a pretty face crap either. If you think you can do better, then why aren’t you out there singing? In fact, I dare you to sing. If you think your lack of success is because you don’t have a pretty face like that, there’s make up for that. Seriously, even famous men wear make up. If you’ve got the talent, you can adopt the look, a look that suits you.
So, right now, you have no excuses. In fact, that’s what’s holding you back, your own given excuses. If that’s not enough, then why are you letting others regulate your life, when you should be out there being successful? That’s what I’m doing right now. I’m working on my future, my goal is to write and travel. What’s your excuse? Go out and be successful.
Here are a few fun facts about Coffee. Sense I’m getting into the Coffee business, I figured, why not learn more and more about Coffee. Why not? Here are some fun facts to enjoy.
Coffee was originally eaten. African tribes mixed Coffee Berries with fat, which in turn made edible energy balls.
All Coffee in the world is grown in what’s known as the “Bean Belt.” It stretches between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Hawaii is the only state in the US that grows this remarkable bean.
In 1675, the King of England banned Coffee Houses, claiming that they were places where people met to conspire against him.
70% of the world consumes Arabica Coffee, which is a mild and aromatic Coffee. The other 30% of Coffee drinkers, drink Robusta, which is more bitter, but has half again (50% more) as much caffeine.
Coffee grows on Trees, which can grow up to 30 feet tall. Farmers find them difficult to harvest though at that height, instead, they cultivate the Trees to grow at around 10 feet instead.
The Bean is actually a Seed inside a bright red berry.
Coffee is the second most traded Commodity in the world. Second only to Oil.
It’s also the most drank liquid on the planet. Second only to water.
There you have it. Some fun facts about Coffee. Maybe there is something in there that you didn’t know? What’s your favorite kind of Coffee? Do you like it straight or do you perhaps like a Cappuccino style?
Have you ever sat there on the sidelines and just watched something happen? Perhaps you’re watching it for enjoyment, or perhaps you’re watching it to learn something? Either way, many people have sat on the sidelines of life and just watched. But, most of the time it’s for a short period of time. What happens when someone has the time to sit there for years and just watch life pass them by?
That was me for the longest time, I just sat there and watched life pass me by. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Just One More vs Tomorrow?” I was the Tomorrow guy, always made sure that I had other things to do. My interest kept me busy, and these interest ranged from: Video Games, Culture, Food, Technology, Music, Youtube. Yep, I wasted away a lot of time on the web. Heck, I still do, but at least this time, I’m moving towards a goal.
Social media has had an impact in my life like nothing else has. Sharing my poetry and my blog post with others has giving me something to look forward to. When you have people adding you to their list of favorite poets, there is something there. It means that you have a way with words. I’ve been told that I have the greatest ability to say so much with so little. In fact, easy/simple poetry is often some times the hardest to write, because you’re trying to find the right word to fit in the equation.
My best poems though always come out right then and there. No time wasted writing, no time wasted thinking. It’s just there in a matter of a few minutes or less. Some say that’s a gift with words, others say it’s a gift of thought. Perhaps my imagination is much more than it seems.
When you’ve been sitting on the sidelines for a while, you have time to think, you have time to reflect. How much time do you have to do that in any given day? This down time, has given rise to many thoughts and ideas. While some of them are farfetched, others are golden gems ready to be plucked. Perhaps it’s time for us to set aside time, for time’s sake?
Poets and Writers aren’t smart because we were born smart. It’s because we’ve had the time to muse and think about things no one has dared to think about. All throughout my life, I’ve had very few friends. I could count all my friends at any given time, on my right hand alone. In fact, right now in life, I really only have one proper friend and that’s my cousin. I think it’s about time I changed that.
The world is a big place, lots of things to see and do. There are people to meet and food to taste. If there is one thing I’ve learned through Social Media and Empire Avenue, it’s that you have to be a “Just One More” kind of person to get ahead. I choose to be that One More. Just tonight, I was debating with a friend whether or not I should create a community forum. With her encouraging me too be that Just One More, I created that Forum tonight. It’s not public yet because I have a few things to add to it, but it’s there.
Now, there’s just one more thing I have to do tonight before I log. I’ve got to at least add one new video to my Youtube channel. You can find my Youtube channel below. Perhaps together we can all be that “Just One More” person that we all should be.
Many people assume that they have “Nothing to Lose and Nothing to Gain.” In fact, You have “Everything to Lose and Everything to Gain.” When you stop being you, you stop seeing with your eyes. When you sit on the sidelines, you learn to see again. When you stop procrastinating, you become someone you never thought you would. Join me today and Start Living.
I was having a chat with someone recently about doing things in life and changing it up. It was brought to my attention that they were making excuses for themselves. What excuse? They didn’t want to get fit or healthy because they didn’t think their husband deserved it.
I know what you’re thinking. Really? Yes, really. All too often we make excuses that we’re not even aware of. Sometimes we’re aware of them, but most of the time we’ve told ourselves that often enough, that we’re not aware of them.
Why is this an issue? Why wouldn’t it be? We’re on this planet for one thing and one thing only. Ok, maybe a few things. For example: we’re here to be healthy, learn and grow, and experience all that we can. So, why is it that we’re holding ourselves back?
I think that a large part if it is negativity. Negativity is what holds us back. Even if we have plans, (big plans) we’ll could still have some negative thought holding us back. As Randy Gage puts it, you have to get rid of the negative thoughts and replace them with good thoughts. Only when the Positive outweighs the negative, can we then move forward.
Randy Gage on Youtube. Highly recommended.
One thing we have to realize, is that we’re hear for ourselves. No one else. We don’t have to please anyone. If we want to be healthy, it should be for our own reasons. To live longer, live happier, regardless if someone deserves it or not. We deserve it for ourselves.
Before you go bashing yourself with negativity, remember this, “It’s for me, no one else.” What are some other excuses that you’ve caught yourself giving? What are some tips that people can use to become positive thinkers?
There are many things that are necessary for Humans to exist. Touch, Feeling, Experience, Love, but what about Communication? We all need it to exist, but are you getting enough of the right kind?
Stem Cells…..Upon the moment of Conception, a Human Being starts to develop. But, what many people don’t stop to think about is the fact that how many Stem Cells it takes to get the job done. From day one, Stem Cells are working inside the Human to be, simply to make it all possible.
Millions of Stem Cells are required to get this massive job done. Imagine, Millions of little things, working together, communicating on a scale that is unprecedented in all of the Human History. We’re talking about communication on a level that is hard to even imagine.
What’s so special about this? The communication that takes place in order to tell which group of Stem Cells becomes the Heart, which group becomes the Brain, which group becomes the Liver, and so on. If you really think about it, it’s mind boggling.
So, here’s my dilemma. If these Millions of Stem Cells can work together to create a human, with no physical errors, or any major physical errors. Then why is it that two Humans often have a hard time communicating? More specifically, the Male/Female relationships?
You always see people ignoring each other, neither one wanting to sway to one side, some even throwing stuff, while others merely just avoid the situation all together. Seriously? What’s the big deal?
Someone, please explain this to me. Chances are, you probably can’t.
Still, It’s food for the thought. Enjoy.