Meditation Experience

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My meditation experience Day 1 My first meditation was an in class meditation. Sitting still for ten minutes was the toughest thing in meditation. After five minutes, my legs started to feel numb and my concentration faded away. Breathing is what humans do without even realizing, but I could not breathe well when I tried to focus on my breathing. Moreover, I felt difficulty to even hear the sound of my breath. Another thing I realized was that something that never bothers me could really bother me during the meditation. Sounds of other people breathing and the noise of my fellow classmates meditating during the meditation. The more I tried to focus, the more I became distracted. During the time of meditation, my hatred towards meditation grew and I even started to blame the existence of meditation itself. After the meditation, it made me realize how I needed to be more open minded and maybe stop trying to focus on the meditation so much and just let it happen and allow my mind to just go on its own. Day 2 As I expected, today’s meditation was as tough as yesterday’s. During the meditation, I was wondering how I can…

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Machiavelli’s The Prince

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Machiavelli’s book The Prince is an extended study of how to acquire and maintain political power. The book has an opening dedication to the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government specifically enlightening Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli speaks of four different types of principalities in this book. Hereditary principalities are inherited by the ruler. Mixed principalities are territories that are next to the ruler’s existing territories. New principalities can be acquired in a few different ways; by one’s own power, by the power of others, by criminal acts, or by the will of the people. Ecclesiastical principalities are first and foremost the Papal States belonging to the Catholic church. Machiavelli explains that a prince must always being aware of military affairs and stay up to date in order to stay in power. There are also four different types of armies. Mercenaries are hired soldiers who are for the most part troubling and untrustworthy. Auxiliaries are soldiers that are loaned to you in a time of need by another ruler who are also dangerous and unreliable. Native troops are the best and most trustworthy because they are one’s own citizens or subjects. Mixed troops are a combination of…

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The Killer Angels

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The Killer Angels – By: Michael Shaara The Killer Angels confesses the representation and historical facts of the Battle at Gettysburg. The greatest battle of the American Civil War was fought by the Confederate Army and the Union Army. This one battle held monumental inspiration and influence on the American people. This story embraces the whole American culture and its everlasting dream of independence. The skills and values embraced by the soldiers of the Battle at Gettysburg still remain in the American society. The Battle at Gettysburg continues to instill in Americans the reminder that we are where we are now because of what we have gone through. There were many fine men that played a very significant role in the Civil War, but Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain stood out to in this prominent story. Chamberlain is the chief and prominent voice of the Union Army. Taking into consideration that Chamberlain is a much lower rank he brings a fresh perspective of the war. Chamberlain was different and compelling compared to other men of the war. Chamberlain did not follow the beat of the drum, but lead his men to the beat of his own drum. He started out as an…

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April Fools!

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April Fools’ Day goes down in the books as the world-famous day of pranks and extreme jokes. We all wait anxiously to get texts and calls from people we know about the pranks that were played on them throughout the day, our brains are in the process of being deceived by the subliminal marketing ploys floating around on the internet. Each year on March 31st, people spend time thinking of some great pranks to play on their family, friends, and co-workers. After all, it’s the one day you get to be kinda mean and call it an “April Fools’ Day” prank, right? Its a day of fun filled antics and foolish behavior. Keep your head on a swivel. May your day be filled with humorous stunts. Good Luck and Happy April Fools Day! Come in and stop by Fast Cash Title Loans, LLC. We have April Fools jokes to make you laugh and money to lend. #titleloans #cartitleloans #fastcash #loans  

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Money on my Mind

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Are you constantly telling yourself that you can’t afford something? Then you check your bank account and realize you can survive until your next paycheck as long as you spend “wisely” (you can live off of wine and PB&Js). Every time you make a purchase, you are splurging because you literally cannot afford anything. You’re not good at saving or budgeting your money at all. You have a rich person’s mentality without the rich bank account. You’re always the poor one in your crew and literally count how many drinks you can have before your tab gets too high. Do you go shopping and see something cute, then look at the price tag and its not so cute anymore. Money is constantly on your mind. You always need money. We can fix that, come by Fast Cash Title Loans, LLC. we can help! We will give you a loan same day and get you ahead of the game so you can get some breathing room in your finances.

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Revolving Door

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Sometimes no matter how hard you try in life, you just cannot relieve yourself of the stresses in life and financial burdens. Have you ever been at the grocery store with a line full or people and your card declines as you try to pay for your cart full of groceries? Our pride sinking at our feet as we fight the embarrassment. When your late for class or work as your card is declined to pay for a $2 parking meter. Some of us will make up an excuse, “Oh no my bank must have made a mistake” to save face, while others laugh it off. Sometimes despite doing everything in your power to better yourself and your future, you cannot change the card you are dealt with. The truth is it is still a very real struggle just to keep your head above water nowadays. It feels like this financial burden is holding you down. It all adds up with each late payment which adds an additional fee that you just cannot pay, causing you to sink farther and farther away from the surface, despite swimming with all your mite. It’s not like you don’t want to pay your…

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Fun for Free!

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Life is expensive and sometimes we are tight on cash and spending. It makes us feel restricted and stuck, as if we can’t do anything. Back when we were kids we may have asked our parents for money to do things, but more often than not we found creative ways to have fun without spending a dime. At least I know I did. We didn’t wait for overtime or vacation weeks to have fun. It didn’t really matter what we did. All that mattered is that we were together, and we were fully committed to enjoying ourselves. Get out of your routine and technology filled lives, trust me you might actually see that there is more to life and not all of it costs money. There are many free ways to entertain yourself without spending money. We need to learn to think outside the box and venture out where we can enjoy freebies and the simple things in life! Here are some awesome ways to have fun without spending: Attend a free concert in your area Go on a hike Walk your dog Go on a photography adventure Go to the community library and check out a new book Organize a mini boot camp for…

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Happy Easter!

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Hippity, Hoppity, Happity Easter! Whether it’s about church or chocolate, people all over the country are getting ready for the Easter celebration. Religious Significance: This weekend we come together with family and friends to celebrate Easter, a holiday of the Christian Church celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead. It is a movable feast because it does not fall on the same day every year. For the Christian Church, Easter is really an entire season. Christians prepare for Easter during Lent which is the 40 day period leading up to Easter Sunday. During Lent, Christians take this time for penance and reflection. The day before Lent is what we call Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras is the last day of food and fun before Christians begin Lent and fasting. The week before Easter is called Holy Week and includes Maundy Thursday, which observes Jesus’ last supper with his disciples; Good Friday, which recognizes the day of his crucifixion; and Holy Saturday, which focuses on the transition between the crucifixion and resurrection. The 50-day period following Easter Sunday is called Eastertide and includes a celebration of Jesus’ ascension into heaven. However, Easter was celebrated by the pagans long before it became a Christian…

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NAFTA

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NAFTA stands for North American Free Trade Association. NAFTA is an agreement that created a free trade area among the United States, Canada and Mexico. NAFTA was started 20 years ago and signed January 1, 1994 by George Bush, Mexican President Salinas and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. NAFTA reduced trading costs, increased business investment and helped North America be more competitive in the global marketplace. NAFTA was signed to eliminate barriers to trade and facilitate the cross-border movement of goods and services, promote conditions of fair competition, increase investment opportunities, provide protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and lastly create procedures for the resolution of trade disputes. Although NAFTA was created for positive enforcement it did not always positively effect everyone. NAFTA has many disadvantages and negative effects. First and foremost, is that NAFTA made it possible for many U.S. manufacturers to move jobs to lower-cost Mexico. The manufacturers that remained, lowered wages to compete in those industries.The second disadvantage was that many of the Mexican farmers were put out of business by United States subsidized farm products. NAFTA provisions for Mexican labor and environmental protection were not strong enough to prevent those workers from being exploited. Since…

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Kundalini Yoga

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Kundalini Yoga deals with the basic life energy, prana. Prana is the sub-atomic energy, the life force. It is prana that you recieve with every breath. Kundalini Yoga is the path of discovery of the source of the prana in us and teaches us how to use it. Prana is given to us with each inhalation. You become more capable, more confident, and more efficient in whatever you’re doing in your external life. Simultaneously, you become progressively more aware of your self on all levels. It balances the grandular system, strengthens the 72,000 nerves in the body, expands the lung capacity, and purifies the bloodstream. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul. It teaches positive, self-empowering attitudes of thinking. It is on the job training for success and excellence in life. It builds innner strength and self awareness so you can fulfill your highest potential. Kundalini Yoga perfects the finite life while connecting it to the infinite experience. Yoga means to be united. When you unite with your soul and unite with the One who gave you the soul, thats what yoga is. Prana is the basic life energy, it is the sub-atmoic energy, the life force. It…

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