Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone!

The tallest structure in the world is (Burj Khalifa) in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). It was paid for in SILVER. Dubai is one of a growing number of countries that do not accept the Federal Reserve Notes (called “Dollars” by Americans) that have been the “reserve currency” of the world since 1944. Continue reading

What Is Money?

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The most basic definition of MONEY is whatever COMMODITY (be it a product, service, or information) that is perceived to have the most EXCHANGE VALUE for what we desire. Getting what we desire often requires trading, bartering, or otherwise exchanging something for something else (be it our time, attention, knowledge, labor, possessions, connections, future possibilities, or even lives). Continue reading

Say YES!

Say YES to no “weeds”, no waste, no wanting, and no more wars based upon (fear of) scarcity or greed! Say YES to redefining resources and appreciating your assets! Say YES to abundance!

A “weed” is a plant that is considered undesirable and to have no value. And yet, most “weeds” have much to offer – that would be desired if known. A weed by any other name might be a rose. Despite all efforts to rid ourselves of them, weeds also seem to be more resilient, adaptable, and able to survive than almost anything else (deliberately cultivated). Perhaps instead of trying to eliminate weeds, we might consider being more like them.

Abundance often begins with appreciating the value that everything has – and then finding the highest and best use for it. Defining anything as a “weed” is a form of waste. Continue reading

Grow or die?

“Grow or die” sometimes only results in obesity.

Expansion and contraction go better together – like breathing (in and out).

BOTH are needed – for life and (and despite what many believe, business) to continue.

Wanting it ALL, going BIG or going home, and SUPER-sizing may actually accelerate death.

The desire for wealth must be tempered with the one for health – and sustainability. Continue reading

Trash or Treasure?

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One man’s trash is often another man’s treasure.”

Waste is what is left over, seldom used, and usually discarded (rather than retained and re-purposed). What is wasted is lost.

In nature there is zero waste. Everything is used for something. Everything has a use and a purpose. Everything has value. Anything not used as food or raw material for something else is converted to and used as energy. Actually, everything that exists is energy.

Energy can not be created or destroyed – but it can and often does change form. Continue reading

Rules to live by

Most religious, philosophies, and organizations have rules, guidelines, codes of conduct, or even commandments. Rather than list those that are well-known, I’d rather introduce you to a few you may not have seen before – in the hope that you not only read (and remember) them, but are able to improve the quality of your life and those around you from doing so. Continue reading