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Thin Veneer | Cracking and splitting, fakery that imprisons, soon to be no more. | HartHaiku.com

Thin Veneer | Of Society

It’s time for the fakery of society to be exposed. It’s time to get real.

Can you feel it? The veneer is brittle and breaking. The rotten egg has cracked open and the innards are oozing out all over the place, messy and smelly.

Do you remember the old Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme?
“All the King’s horses and all the King’s mend, couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

Yes, and that is a good thing. As we stare horrified at this place we’re now at, we realize there is no turning back. Denial will not change it. What now?

Consider this: A new world can be birthed from this brokenness. Anger and denial will turn to excitement for the opportunity that lays before us. Bulbs will flash on in minds worldwide, and the light will be glorious. Personally, I cannot wait to see it.

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Rock Solid | I am resourceful, I'm strong, life will not beat me, I will find my way. | HartHaiku.com

Rock Solid | Be That

This Monday morning life is feeling just a little precarious, hmm? Worldwide financial markets have been falling, and this morning tremendously so. Added to that, even my friends who have scoffed at the idea of a worldwide pandemic are starting to take it more seriously.

It seems that it’s not life as usual, and it may not be for some time. So right now is the perfect time to take stock of yourself, your abilities, the tools and assets you have to work with, much as a company might do a SWOT analysis.

For those not familiar with the term, SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats. Sit down, make four lists about yourself. When things are put onto paper, they become clearer.

In my estimation, society has taught us to be too dependent on the state. Now is the time to stand back and take an objective assessment of ourselves, and how we can be as self-reliant as possible. Yes, we can ask for help from others, but we shouldn’t be standing back waiting for someone else, or the state, to solve all of our problems. We must become critical thinkers and problem solvers, taking responsibility for our lives.

Be aware of your thoughts, because the messages we give ourselves are important. Do your self-SWOT, and make yourself the solid rock that you can always depend on. There will never be a better time than now.

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Rock Solid | Be That © Susan L Hart 2020

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Roots | Of solutions

No important problem or lesson is ever going to be solved with a bandage approach. That is, salving or treating the surface symptoms of our dissatisfaction or unhappiness. We may feel relief temporarily, but sooner or later we must dig to the very root of any problem to achieve a lasting solution.

This requires some honesty and introspection, and sometimes we just don’t want to face it. We also live in a time where distraction is massively prevalent, and, we are encouraged to salve our unhappiness with new material toys.

There are good roots and destructive roots within each of us. The trick is to build on the good ones, and heal the ones that keep causing us to hurt our own potential and happiness. We owe it to ourselves to reach for our happiness, but at the end of the day, it’s up to each of us to achieve it. No one is going to hand it to us on a silver platter.

On a larger scale, this idea also applies to our societies. Around the world we are beginning to witness massive collective dissatisfaction with the way things are being run by our leaders. I see people still falling back on the typical A/B thinking to find a solution. “If the usual A isn’t working, then the usual B must be the answer.”

But, stop! Are we really examining the cause of the disease? That is where the clues to our growth are to be found.

The real answers always lie at the root of the matter.

Inspirational Quotes:

“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all encumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. ” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you.” ~ Bryant McGill

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Wishing | A wish is a wisp, an elusive piece of smoke, a false magic act. | HartHaiku.com

Wishing | Won’t create it

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” This old Scottish proverb, first recorded circa 1628, suggests that if a mere wish could bring anything to form, no one would be penniless. (The first known citation of the proverb is in James Carmichaell’s Collection of Proverbs in Scots.) Indeed, as money is crucial to survival in this world, it might possibly be the foremost item in the realm of wishes.

Oh, if it were only that simple! Manifesting money (or anything else) will never be achieved by simply wishing, as we are taught to do as children with our birthday candles. When we blow out them out with high hopes of delivery, all we really have are illusory strands of smoke. It takes much more than wishes to make our dreams come true.

As you ring in 2020, consider the difference between wishing and intending:

“Wishing”: To feel or express a strong desire or hope.
“Intending”: To have a plan or course of action as one’s purpose.

A wish is an idea or vision you have in your mind, attached to a hope that somehow a genie in a bottle, a fairly godmother, or some other external power is somehow magically going to deliver it.

An intention, on the other hand, combines that same desire with a solid plan. And, YOU make it happen! You have the power, with your creative mind and your intentional action. The catch is, this requires self-discipline (focus and commitment) and self-love (the belief you deserve it), combined with some good old-fashioned elbow grease.

Right now, 2020 is full of potentiality and ripe for the making. No wishing about it; the outcome will be in your intention(s).

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