I’m not here to study medicine or law or politics
I’m not here to sustain life
I’m here to read and write poetry and live my life with passion
I’m here to show other people that depth and meaning can be found again
I’m here to inspire

Do you think I’ll make it?

Place in Society: Rax-Tex

(art by @rhomellegacy)

(tagged by no one!)

Bold all that apply. Italicize leaning or former.

$ Financial : wealthy / moderate / poor / in poverty
✚ Medical : fit / moderate / sickly / disabled / disadvantaged
✪ Class or Caste : upper / middle / working / transient / slave / unsure
✔ Education : qualified / unqualified / studying / other
✖ Criminal Record : yes, for major crimes / yes, for minor crimes / no /

◒ Children : had a child or children / has no children / wants children
◑ Relationship with Family : close with sibling(s) / not close with sibling(s) / has no siblings / sibling(s) is deceased
◔ Affiliation : orphaned / adopted / disowned / raised by birth parent(s) / not applicable  

♦ extroverted / introverted / in between
♦ dis-organised / organised / in between
♦ closed-minded / open-minded / in between
calm / anxious / in between
♦ disagreeable / agreeable / in between
cautious / reckless / in between
patient / impatient / in between
♦ outspoken / reserved / in between
♦ leader / follower / in between
♦ empathetic / unempathetic / in between
♦ optimistic / pessimistic / in between
♦ traditional / modern / in between
hard-working / lazy / in between
♦ cultured / uncultured  / in between
♦ loyal / disloyal / unknown
faithful / unfaithful / unknown

★ Faith : monotheist / polytheist / atheist / agnostic
☆ Belief in Ghosts or Spirits : yes / no / don’t know / don’t care
✮ Belief in an Afterlife : yes / no / don’t know / don’t care
✯ Belief in Reincarnation : yes / no / don’t know / don’t care
❃ Belief in Aliens : yes (duh) / no / don’t know / don’t care
✧ Religious : orthodox / liberal / in between / not religious
❀ Philosophical : yes / no

❤ Sexuality : heterosexual / homosexual / bisexual / asexual / pansexual
❥ Sex : sex repulsed / sex neutral / sex favourable / naive and clueless
♥ Romance : romance repulsed / romance neutral / romance favourable / naive and/or inexperienced
❣ Sexually : adventurous / experienced / naive / inexperienced / curious
⚧ Potential Sexual Partners : male / female / agender / other / none / all
⚧ Potential Romantic Partners : male / female / agender / other / none / all

☠ Combat Skills : excellent / good / moderate / poor / none  
≡ Literacy Skills : excellent / good / moderate / poor / none
✍ Artistic Skills : excellent / good / moderate / poor / none
✂ Technical Skills : excellent / good / moderate / poor / none

☕ Drinking Alcohol : never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
☁ Smoking : trying to quit / never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
✿ Other Narcotics : never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
✌ Medicinal Drugs : never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
☻ Indulgent Food : never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
$ Splurge Spending : never / sometimes / frequently (bounty hunting related) / to excess
♣ Gambling : never / sometimes / frequently / to excess

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Today’s Spoon

This Is Why I Don’t Help People

Helping people, it’s a great phrase isn’t it? It gives one a sense of pride, or is it a feeling of moral superiority? Perhaps it’s the idea behind the act that we’re more attracted to.

Years ago I was adamant that everyone who was suffering needed my help, even if they didn’t ask for it. This was the root cause of much of the conflict I witnessed during this time and now I understand why.

Those who want the help will seek it when they are ready - these are the ones we are able to help. Often times those who need the help the most are still in the process of understanding their pain and have not come to terms with it yet.

Not everyone is here to be saved. Some of us on the planet are here to live a life that holds valuable experiences for their soul to learn from - they may awaken in another lifetime. It is not anyone’s place to forcibly awaken others. 

Just because we see someone suffering it doesn’t mean we have the right to dictate how they should live their life. I have found that - even with their best interests at heart - I cannot intervene in the lives of others as they may not be ready or want to change.

Instead of trying to ‘fix’ people or their problems I choose to share my gifts with those who are actively seeking to bring about change in their own lives. This has made the experiences I share with them more valuable because both of us are working in harmony to bring about the same result.

Collaborating with others instead of trying to convert them to a specific way of thinking changes the dynamic of the relationship and allows for monumental change to take place. 

I see this with clients and every time I witness a change in them I smile because I now understand what is required for us to actually ‘help’ people. We must become free of judgement and seek only to serve them in the most powerful way possible.

Sometimes all that is needed for great change to occur is the belief that it can be done and the rest will take care of itself. Give someone this confidence in themselves by believing in them and watch the change unfold.

The change you seek to make in others must be made within ourselves first - then you will see it in them.

Peace & positive vibes.

“It’s easy to forget now, when we’ve come so far, where now marriage is equal under the law, just how much courage was required for Ellen to come out on the most public of stages almost 20 years ago. Just how important it was, not just to the LGBT community, but for all of us to see somebody so full of kindness and light, somebody we liked so much, somebody who could be our neighbor, or our colleague, or our sister, challenge our own assumptions. Remind us that we have more in common that we realize. Push our country in the direction of justice. What an incredible burden that was to bear, to risk your career like that. People don’t do that very often. And then to have the hopes of millions on your shoulders.”

— President Barack Obama awarding Ellen DeGeneres the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Nov. 22, 2016

It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living. To live is to find out for yourself what is true.
—  Jiddu Krishnamurti