A social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader.
Dreading the future is a symptom of your past. ~ DiosRaw
- Matching Words & Body Language
In our culture, shaking one’s head up and down means yes, and side to side means no. If someone is saying, “No, I didn’t do it,” but their head is shaking yes, they probably did it, said Brown. “People subconsciously accent things with their heads all the time,” she added, and the head is more trustworthy than the mouth.
- Lips Don’t Lie
Folding in one’s lips before speaking is a red flag. “When people’s lips disappear, they are holding back information,” said Brown. “The next thing that comes out of their mouth is either a half-truth or a lie.”
- Be Attuned to Tone
Tone of voice is one of the best indicators of deception. A strong “convincing” tone often indicates deception, while a softer “conveying” tone can mean someone is telling a partial truth and not the whole story.
- Big Talkers
People who are most effusive in their denials or other untrue statements are among the most likely to be guilty. “The ones who are working really hard at looking like the good guy are the people we have got to be wary of,” said Brown.
- Notice the Jitters
“If someone becomes fidgety, that can indicate deception,” Brown noted. Our feet give us away with the instinct to flee an uncomfortable situation, and when our brains tell us we can’t do that, a little dancing in place might be the result.
- Look for Inconsistencies
People have typical patterns with respect to their baseline body language and manner of speaking. If someone’s body language is unusual for that person, take note.
- It’s in the Eyes
“When you see the whites of people’s eyes, that means fear,” said Brown. If someone’s eyes dart around when they’re asked a question — shifting up, down and side-to-side — they’re fearful of giving an honest answer.
- Yes or No Isn’t Maybe
“I think so,” “I don’t recall” or “to the best of my knowledge” are suspect answers to any yes-or-no question.
- Distrust a Delay
“If someone waits more than five seconds to answer a question, that’s a pretty good sign of deception,” said Brown.
With careful observation, we can become adept at reading the nonverbal cues of a liar. People often attempt to suppress their emotions but there is ‘leakage,’ known as micro expressions, which occur in one-fifth of a second.
What is said over the dead lion’s body cannot be said to him alive. ~ Congolese Proverb
Knowledge builds up… Ignorance destroys. ~ Kyrgyz Proverb
According to Smithsonian, there are 21 recognised human species. But other papers list only 10-12 species as humans. Some lists don’t include Denisovans while some don’t have Homo naledi, a hobbit-sized human species discovered in Indonesian caves.
The Law of Correspondence is directly related to the foundational Law of Divine Oneness. The key idea here is that patterns repeat throughout the universe, and that prominent patterns can also be found repeating on a very small scale.
For example, think of the popular example of the spiral pattern that reappears in a huge number of places in the galaxy. Look for patterns in your own life and in your thinking, and notice how they repeat elsewhere in the world. As you do so, consider the kinds of pattern changes you might be able to make, and how those will create change on a large scale.
Silent screams muffled by the world’s next dopamine hit
Etched in these veins
A whole lifetime of concealed pains
The crushing weight that creates
I seek through words myself into formulates
Better the sculptor than sculpture?
Spiritual blip of a life, yet to survive, what we endure
Remember the times, wrapped were pure?
Sometimes there is nothing more a person wants
Than for you to lay your head on their chest
Listening to the tears from the strangled heart
Maybe then you’d hear everything they never said.
The Infinite Knot, also known as the Endless Knot, is a line with no beginning or end that radiates both calm and movement. It represents the idea that everything in this world is interconnected. It is also symbolic of the Buddha’s infinite compassion.
Dharma is continuous and inexorable, while time is but an illusion. The Knot of Infinity symbolizes that truth. The Knot also represents the idea that material life and religious thought are intertwined: the search for enlightenment does not mean giving up on worldly responsibilities.