Here are twenty powerful secrets that will help you form meaningful relationships with people:
1. When two people meet, the prize always goes to the one with the most self-insight. He will be calmer, more confident, more at ease with the other.
2. Never permit the behavior of other people to tell you how you feel.
3. Pay little attention to what people say or do. Instead, try to see their innermost motive for speaking and acting.
4. Any friendship requiring the submission of your original nature and dignity to another person is all wrong.
5. Mystically speaking, there is no difference between you and another person. This is why we cannot hurt another without hurting ourselves, nor help another without helping ourselves.
6. When we are free of all unnecessary desires toward other people, we can never be deceived or hurt.
7. You take a giant step toward psychological maturity when you refuse to angrily defend yourself against unjust slander. For one thing, resistance disturbs your own peace of mind.
8. You understand others to the exact degree that you really understand yourself. Work for more self-knowledge.
9. Do not be afraid to fully experience everything that happens to you in your human relations, especially the pains and disappointments. Do this and everything becomes clear at last.
10. The individual who really knows what it means to love has no anxiety when his love is unseen or rejected.
11. If you painfully lose a valuable friend, do not rush out at once for a replacement. Such action prevents you from examining your heartache and breaking free of it.
12. Do not be afraid to be a nobody in a social world. This is a deeper and richer truth than appears on the surface.
13. Every unpleasant experience with another person is an opportunity to see people as they are, not as we mistakenly idealize them. The more unpleasant the other person is, the more he can teach you.
14. You can be so wonderfully free from a sense of injury and injustice that you are surprised when you hear others complain of them.
15. We cannot recognize a virtue in another person that we do not possess in ourselves. It takes a truly loving and patient person to recognize those virtues in another.
16. Do not mistake desire for love. Desire leaves home in a frantic search for one gratification after another. Love is at home with itself.
17. There are parts of you that want the loving life and parts that do not. Place yourself on the side of the positive forces: do all you can to aid and encourage them.
18. You must stop living timidly from fixed fears of what others will think of you and of what you will think of yourself.
19. Do not contrive to be a loving person: work to be a real person. Being real is being loving.
20. The greatest love you could ever offer to another is to so transform your inner life that others are attracted to your genuine example of goodness.
**This was originally featured on www.theunboundedspirit.com

Regardless of everyone’s best efforts, it’s incredibly easy for GM crops to contaminate fields both near and several miles away. And this is especially problematic for those who do NOT want to grow GM food.
The most problematic crops are canola and corn; pollen drift causes changes to nearby organic and non-GMO crops and because even trace amounts of contamination can cause crops to be rejected overseas, the financial consequences can be disastrous. But that’s not all, farmers also have to worry about lawsuits from pollination over drift from “patented” plants. (Which is shameful, quite frankly.)
Because of these and other issues, many organic and non-GMO farmers find themselves surrounded and constricted by their GMO neighbors. However, FINALLY, many local governments are exploring bans on GMO crops on behalf of their citizens.
From the article:
“On Friday, Nov. 18, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a long-awaited decision on GMO crop bans, voting as to whether federal and Hawai‘i state laws preempt Hawai‘i counties’ authority to regulate the use of GMOs and pesticide use.
The court ruled that federal law, the plant Protection Act to be specific- according to AN article from the website Sustainable Pulse- does not prohibit the passing of local laws to either regulate or ban commercially-grown GM crops. Proposed bans will be allowed to go forward.”
The ban, which is an important victory for GM-free communities and farmers across the country, will now allow states and counties to ban or regulate GM crops. Maui County had previously passed a GMO ban which was later ruled invalid, on grounds that the county itself did not have the proper authority. Well, now they will.
More from the article:
“The court’s final declaration is as follows: “the regulation of commercialized crops, both of GM and traditional varieties, remains within the authority of state and local governments.”

A berry found on Australia’s Blushwood tree, and found only in the far north of the country, is showing incredible success in curing many types of cancer (skin, head and neck, and breast).
How successful ? EBC46, injected directly into the tumor, can kill it in just 48 hours.
For more information and to be considered for a trial, click here.
Blushwood berries are the fruit of the blushwood tree, which is known to grow in only one region of the world: the rainforests of Far North Queensland, Australia.
These tropical trees are not found anywhere else on the globe, but grow in abundance near Australia’s northeastern tip.
These particular trees need very niche conditions to thrive—conditions which can only be found in specific portions of Far North Queensland, Australia.
Considering their usefulness as proven by the latest cancer research published in PLOS One, some are wondering if they could be grown in a greenhouse environment, so that people all over the world could benefit from their cancer-killing properties.

A woman who rescued a two-year-old boy who had been cast out by his own community for being a “witch-child” has been recognised in an international list of the most inspiring people of the year.
Anja Ringgren Lovén, a Danish care worker who adopted the young Nigerian boy back in February, beat the likes of Pope Francis, Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama to top the list of 100 inspiring individuals compiled by German-language Ooom Magazine.
An image of Ms Lovén giving two-year-old Hope some water was shared around the world, and served to highlight the work she was doing to help orphan children in Nigeria.
Before he was rescued by Ms Lovén and her husband David, Hope had been cast out by his own family on the basis of rural superstition, forced to live on the street where he contracted a number of illnesses including worms.
Speaking today about the experience, she said: “He was the size of a little baby, my whole body froze.
“I became a mother myself 20 months ago and I was thinking of my own son when I saw the boy. For me it was clear at that moment that I would fight with all my strength for him to survive.”
“Anja Ringgren Lovén is a beacon of hope and the most inspiring person of the year 2016,” said Georg Kindel, OOOM’s editor-in-chief, who led the jury that chose the list. “When she saw the starving child, she acted like a human being and became an inspiration for millions. Her sustained efforts to help the abandoned children of Nigeria gives us hope and encourages us to follow suit.”
The outgoing US President Barack Obama was named second on the list. The jury said he stood for “peace, tolerance and freedom” and that, despite failures during his leadership including on Guantánamo, Syria and Iraq, “we will miss him anyway”.
Ooom Magazine's cover for the December edition including its list of the 100 most inspiring people this year. Theron ranked number 3 (Ooom Magazine)
The actress and philanthropist Charlize Theron was named third in the list, thanks mainly to her “massive involvement” in combatting HIV/Aids in her native South Africa.

Pope Francis was named fourth, after the jury said his “humble” leadership had changed the Catholic Church for the better.
And the actor Leonardo DiCaprio was given the fifth slot, as a result of his work to combat climate change culminating in the film “Beyond the Flood”.
Ooom Magazine is distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and for free online. For the full list of 100, visit their website.
**This was originally featured on http://www.independent.co.uk
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