Use Your Talent and Energy -*- 4 Life

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I left the TV on last night for a change.  ‘America’s Got Talent’ was on … and, for some reason, this diverse blend of dancers, musicians, magicians, acrobats, comedians and more … all competing to become ‘America’s top talent’ …

had me observing how our culture’s extreme focus on competition, perfection, and external validation — as the key primary indicator of worth — has dangerously and silently become critically spirit-compromising, life-limiting, and life-endangering.

An alarming overstatement?  Hang on:  The herd behavior of our media-driven populace may already be creating clear signs of life erosion that prove this is true.

So, Who is Leading?

Let’s look beyond the popular TV show — to explore what we each regard as deserving ‘talent’ -*- in ourselves, others, and life.

We claim to prize individuality, uniqueness, and diversity of expression and contribution as precious commodities …, yet our social and now self ‘sanctioning and approval system’ acknowledges and rewards as ‘fully most deserving’ only those few who truly stand out, outshine, and outperform the others. Being ‘average’ is now ‘a failure’ …, with unselected talented contestants, bachelors, bachelorettes, and 2nd place Olympians as ‘losers’ … who at times now feel as ‘disappointed failures’ for not being ‘the very best’.

What Has Happened:

While ‘continuous improvement’ and optimal or peak performance remain as ‘good things’, our competitive, ‘be #1’ focus has grown so extreme that ‘individual human spirits’ have suffered, lost momentum, and also faded … often without our own individual and collective awareness. Our regressive incremental loss of spirit is also a loss of life energy … and since ‘life’ is ‘energy’, a loss of ‘life’ is literally occurring as this energy loss happens.  As conditions have become more difficult for many, the rallying call, “We’ve got Spirit, yes we do!”, is rarely heard.

Anyway, this is quite the life-compromising and unnoticed price to pay … as we blindly stride on … delaying, reducing, and sacrificing the experience of joy … in our quest to 1) ‘be the best’, 2) make joy contingent on outperforming many others, and 3) delay gratification while ‘progressing’ through the continually-narrowing funnel of competition..

Why This Matters:

Our commitment to ‘superiority through competition and winning’

is overshadowing our commitment to ‘Life -*- through equality and acceptance’.  Yikes!

Aspects of our public culture have transitioned from

Prizing one another’s natural, authentic ‘no two snowflakes are alike’ unique ‘all-as-one’ life-deserving beauty and nature … (i.e. Life’s most perfect gift of all is what you display as you attempt to do your best -*- authentically, with the best positive intentions …)

to

‘This often is simply not good enough’ (i.e. It often won’t get you ‘the prize’ in life after all).

The Impact:

Along with those who still love to compete are some who once did and now simply follow. Others are less inclined  to nurture and fully display their unique evolving skills and deserving human spirit.

Only you can decide what the friendly competition on a well-intended TV show reveals …  and you can sense for yourself in life when you and others prize ‘only the most perfect of all performers’ as more deserving than ‘unique existing and evolving talent’.

What You Can Do For Yourself -*- 4 Life

What adds energy to life -*- One’s Life Spirit … is silently slipping away for many … and going unnoticed by others …

Life literally depends on ‘IT’ – our Life Spirit – to survive.
What can we do about IT?
Embrace Life -*- Be a Life-Affirming Example.

Keep the Spirit alive -*- freely nurture and express it -*- as ‘WELL’.
Love to LIVE -*- Energetically …

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GO on … LIVE WELL -*- For ‘Goodness’ Sake.

 

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Keep the Music Alive -*-

Thank You -*- I wish you WELL!  Please share with others …

Good: IT Can Soundly Happen -*- 4 You as WELL

ItTurnsOut2With all the news of all that’s going wrong in the world, are you wondering what’s ahead for you as well?

What about that positive ‘global shift of heart’ others keep predicting? Wondering when and how this collective change of spirit is supposed to happen? If ‘IT’ is — or if it ever will?  You’re not alone.

Are these casual strolling words below pure fiction — or could something this basic be true?

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Even with this positive perspective and desire, much around us still seems far from loving. And until we clearly and actively prize ‘whole human life’ — individually and collectively — from the heart — our chances for lasting positive change seem remote and unlikely. Beyond our good intentions, we’ll know the shift of heart is happening when we see it reflected in life-encompassing life-supportive actions -*-

Simply

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As we ‘Love to LIVE’ -*- and actually ‘do’ this within — and increase it  throughout — our own whole life -*- we become more supportive of ourselves. And this better positions us to extend support to others in life with this intention as well.

At the heart, living is about supporting and nurturing life.  And we have positive examples of how we do this -*- as elemental as how we tend and care for our gardens:

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WELL Beyond Words -*-

Actions speak louder than words; yet this character noticed how at times ‘what is said’ can positively unveil much more:

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T end to L IVE & C are: TLC*

This global ‘change of heart’ involves something as fundamental as a positive new twist to our old familiar ‘TLC’ slogan:

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WELL on the Way -*-

What can you do to nurture your ‘Love for Life’?  How can you actually ‘do IT’? Here’s what this guy discovered:

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Time to Grow -*-

How about you?  Are you already seeing and doing ‘IT’ -*- For ‘Good’ in Life?  With Yourself? And with Others?
This concise ‘Live Well’ music video clearly reveals more that’s ‘good’ as a whole -*- and how one can receive, give, and easily do IT -*- as WELL:

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So …, Did you notice the ‘All as One’ connection that also emerges as IT progresses?  This evolving life story goes on …

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Becoming Secure -*-

He then received this life-supportive message to help those who feel insecure and less sure:

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What We Each Can Now Do :

We each and all have the opportunity to progress in our own ways through life, for life -*- from the heart -*- for ‘good’ … in the time we have remaining.

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heart4Life positively prospers in harmony — from the heart — with life-supportive TLC*.  GO on … LIVE WELL -*-

For ‘Goodness’ Sake -*-

You really can do this:  We each and all can positively add to life.   With your own uniqueness, diversity, and life spirit … You can be One -*- with Life.  

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‘Good’ for You:

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Can Soundly Happen -*-

4 You as WELL

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Thank You -*- Please share with others.  I wish you WELL!

Love 2 LIVE -*- Add Your Own Special TLC*

Simple TLC

It’s Your Turn 2 Care -*- Simply Flow in Harmony

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Love 2 LIVE -*-

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Add to the ‘Music’ -*- 

IT Can Happen 4 You as WELL

I ncrease the Love You Give;

T end to LIVE and Care (TLC*)

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Be Your Own Positive Life Example -*-

Add Your Special TLC* as WELL

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T end -*- Supportively Coach Your Life Spirit

L IVE -*- Positively Voice Your Life Spirit

C are -*- Complete Your Own Novel Life -*-

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Key Life (Spirit) Coach/Musician/Author -*-

Jay Schimke

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Thank You -*-  I wish you WELL!