Creative Thinking: How ‘real’ is your life?

Updated 16 July 2012
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Creative Thinking: How ‘real’ is your life?

Today ... Questions galore! How do you want the rest of your life to be? Are you planning to proceed as you have been doing up to now, or are you forecasting some changes? Have you ever really asked yourself such questions? Maybe it’s time you did. Look at your past, quickly, with neither judgment nor regret. Now look at your present. Is it similar to your past? Do you like it? Is there anything you would like to be different? And now... ask yourself how you envision your future. The same as your past? Similar to your present? Is there anything you could do to create a future that could be better than the present? Can you think about any “adjustments” to make? I know... I know... It’s a lot to think about. But, as your mind is always thinking anyway, can’t you dedicate just a few moments to reflect on something that is of paramount importance? Your own life? Assuming that you have taken a little while to ponder about those questions, at least superficially, let’s talk a bit about the main function of your mind: “thinking.” Thinking is certainly indispensable and undeniably useful because you need to organize and live your life according to a logical pattern. You believe your brains to be in charge of the decisions you make and you trust the direction you are led toward.
But (here comes the tricky part!) sometimes — don’t deny it — you have the sensation that your life is not unfolding according to a “logical pattern.” You might even feel that — to a certain extent — it is not totally “real.” You mysteriously feel that things might and even “should” be different. You experience a sensation of unreality, as if it were not you who was acting, as if things were happening to someone else. As if this was not “your” life.
However, this is “your” life. You live it intensely, you feel joy and pain, love and resentment, satisfaction and depression… the whole range of feelings and sensations that make your life fully “felt.” So what? Is it possible that at times you create a world for yourself that is different from the real one? As in a dream, you undergo experiences, which seem to be real but actually are not; you meet people, you see places and things that do not exist in reality. You experience life in such a way that, even when you are awake, you behave as if you were dreaming. How come?
I believe that the deepest part of our own “self,” our intuition, tries to suggest that the way we are used to looking at the world around us is possibly incorrect. Why? Because we usually refuse to accept to see things and people as they are and prefer to “interpret” them according to our own point of view “only.”
Analyzing, comparing and judging is what we all, therefore you, too, usually do. You were taught to do so, this is the example you were given, that’s why you cannot do otherwise. In order to think of something (it can’t help doing it!), not only does the mind make you miss the experience of fully enjoying the beauty and goodness that surrounds you, it also makes you create real “monsters” in your imagination, absurd fears, poisonous snakes that are just harmless ropes.
It’s impossible to say if, in spite of your willpower, you will ever be capable of freeing yourself from this habit of always having to think in an “interpretative” way.
It has become a second nature to you but, if you are really willing to do something about it, you can at least start looking at things with “new” eyes, and try to see people and situations as they actually are and not as you judge (imagine) them to be. One little step at the time might help you achieve rewarding changes in the way you live your life.

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WWE’s Roman Reigns hails ‘unbelievable’ Saudi Arabia

Updated 35 min 58 sec ago
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WWE’s Roman Reigns hails ‘unbelievable’ Saudi Arabia

  • Greatest Royal Rumble event takes place in Jeddah on Friday
  • The event marks the start of a 10-year partnership between WWE and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: If you believe the hype, including his own, WWE’s Roman Reigns has come to Saudi Arabia to win at the Greatest Royal Rumble.
But ask him about outside of the ring, and his visit to the Kingdom, the athlete says that everyone is winning, from WWE, to its athletes and the new fans they have met here.
“It’s the best feeling to be here in Saudi Arabia. Whenever you go to a new country for the first time and they see you for the first time, it really escalates that excitement, it makes it so special.
“It’s unbelievable coming to Saudi Arabia. We are always trying to break new ground, to move forward, break new ground, we are always trying to do better. I think this is a great example.”
The Greatest Royal Rumble marks the start of a 10-year partnership between WWE and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia. Samoa Joe will compete in an Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match against Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor and The Miz in one of an incredible seven Championship matches at the Greatest Royal Rumble event.
WWE fans will also see John Cena vs Triple H, The Undertaker take on Rusev and Brock Lesnar compete against Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage Universal Championship match.
“We are trying to show Saudi Arabia to the world, that’s a big thing. We trying to be there for progress, to get better as human beings, to promote equality. Anything you can do on that level, it’s greater than you can do in the ring,” said Roman, at a press conference in Jeddah.
“It’s the best feeling to be here in Saudi Arabia. Whenever you go to a new country for the first time and they see you for the first time, it really escalates that excitement, it makes it so special.
“It’s so gratifying. There’s no real way to describe it, each time I get thrown down, any time I’m in pain, and I get that special energy and emotion back from the ground it makes it so worth it.
“I can’t wait to get to the stadium. When that curtain goes back and you see thousands of fans, when you hear that reaction, that emotion, that’s when you feel like superman.”
The event, which is now sold out, will air live in the Middle East on MBC Action, KSA Sports 1, Abu Dhabi Sports 1 and Abu Dhabi Sports 6, as well as stream live on Dawri Plus.
For WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil his goal is very clear, he’s here to entertain and spread a message that no matter where you are in the world, there are common things that unite us all.
“Our job is to put smiles on people’s faces and those faces are all colors, all religions, all backgrounds. We are entertainers and I feel our company, WWE, does the best job of breaking barriers and going into different situations and making the absolute best from it.
“That absolute best is making sure that every single person that comes to one of our events has a life-changing experience in Saudi Arabia and in Jeddah. This is the first time we are here, it’s the first time a Royal Rumble has had 50 men in the ring, and the first time that every single match is a championship match.
“Where-ever we are in the world we don’t separate by color or creed, we just want to entertain the masses. At the end of the day we all rooted in love and I embrace that, regardless of who you are, what religion you are we are all the same.
“Sports definitely unifies people and WWE have been doing it for years, bringing people from all different backgrounds into arenas and in front of televisions at home.
“The fact this show sold out in a very short space of time goes to show the fanbase is as strong here as it is anywhere else in the world.”