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The Adventure of a Lifetime

The purpose of Eckankar is to make God an everyday reality in your life.

As Soul, you have the God-knowledge within you. The teachings of ECK will awaken the knowledge and love for the divine things that are already in your heart.

The road to God is the adventure of a lifetime.

With spiritual blessings,

Eckankar - signature of Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master

“The purpose of these talks is to open the heart center. The golden Light of God often enters the heart while we’re laughing and feeling happy, coming in so quietly and gently that we may not realize It’s there.”

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—Sri Harold Klemp, Cloak of Consciousness,   Mahanta Transcripts, Book 5, p. 132


ECKANKAR is excited to announce the new Sri Harold Klemp YouTube Channel! Check out video excerpts from Sri Harold’s seminar talks. They are great for sharing with friends and family. Here are just a few of the videos you will find on the channel:
ECKANKAR: Inner Guidance—Listening to Your Intuition Can Help Others
ECKANKAR: A Spiritual Master Helps Jane Adjust Her Attitude
ECKANKAR: HU and a Spiritual Master Help Heal a Despondent Woman
ECKANKAR: A Teacher Receives Protection via His Spiritual Master
How Can I Be in Alignment with Divine Spirit?
Harold Klemp Speaks on the Role of Humor in Spirituality
How to Stay Grateful During Hard Times—Sing HU
What to Do When Friends Smoke, Gossip, or Push Their Beliefs On You, by Harold Klemp

Stay tuned for more videos to come.


10 Things Mentally Tough People Do

10 Things Mentally Tough People Do

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To be mentally tough requires discipline. We all reach a critical point in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. Perhaps we are in a dead-end job, or in a struggling relationship. Either way, whatever the challenge, you need to be strong to see things through a new lens and take decisive action if you want to move through this phase successfully. While it may sound easy, being mentally tough, particularly during moments of our life where we feel stuck, can be pretty hard. It requires the ability to break the mold, and take a bold, new direction.

Thomas Edison can be viewed as a classic example of mental toughness. When his factory burned to the ground in 1914, destroying one-of-a-kind prototypes and causing $23 million in damage, Edison’s response was simple, ‘Thank goodness all our mistakes were burned up. Now we can start fresh again.’ His reaction is the epitome of mental toughness – seeing an opportunity and taking action when things look bleak.

This is what it takes to be a mentally tough person.

1. They’re emotionally intelligent

Emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of mental toughness. After all, you cannot be mentally tough without the ability to fully understand and tolerate strong, negative emotions, and do something productive with them. When we encounter moments that test our mental toughness, ultimately, we are testing our emotional intelligence (EQ).

2. They’re confident

Henry Ford’s notion couldn’t ring truer: ‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.’ Which basically states that your mentality has a powerful effect on your ability to succeed. A recent study, conducted at the University of Melbourne, showed that confident people went on to earn higher wages and get promoted more quickly than others did. Confidence in mentally tough people inspires others and helps them to make things happen.

3. They neutralize toxic people

It can be frustrating and exhausting to deal with difficult people. But mentally tough people control their interactions with toxic people by keeping their feelings in check. When they need to confront a toxic person, they approach the situation rationally, identifying their emotions, without allowing anger or frustration to fuel the chaos. They also consider the other person’s standpoint and are able to find common ground and solutions to problems. When things derail, mentally tough people avoid letting a toxic person bring them down.

4. They embrace change

Mentally tough people adapt easily. They are aware that fear of change can be paralyzing and a major threat to their success and happiness. Mentally tough people seek change that is lurking around the corner, and form a plan of action should these changes occur. You need to have an open mind and open arms if you are going to recognize change and capitalize on the opportunities that change creates.

5. They say no

The more difficulty you have in saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Saying no is sometimes, a healthy option. When it’s time to say no, mentally tough people do not use phrases like, ‘I don’t think I can’ or ‘I’m not certain’, they say no with confidence. A mentally tough person also knows how to exert self-control by saying no to themselves. They generally tend to delay gratification and avoid impulsive actions that cause harm.

6. They are aware that fear is the number one source of regret

A mentally tough person knows that in the end, they are more likely to regret the chances they didn’t take, far more than the failures they will encounter. Dwelling on your mistakes makes you anxious while forgetting about them makes you more likely to repeat them. Find a balance by transforming your failures into a means of improvement. This creates a tendency to get right back up every time you fall down.

7. They embrace failure

The road to success is paved with failure, and mentally tough people know this. No one ever experienced true success without first embracing failure. Your mistakes reveal the wrong path that you have taken, paving the way to success. And the biggest breakthroughs typically come when you are feeling the most frustrated, and the most stuck. This frustration forces you to think differently, to look outside the box and see what you’ve been missing.

8. But they don’t dwell on mistakes either

Where you focus your attention determines your emotional state. Fixating on problems you’re dealing with creates and prolongs negative emotions and stress, hindering performance. When you focus on actions to better yourself, and your situation, you create a sense of personal efficacy. This produces positive emotions and improves performance. Mentally tough people distance themselves from their mistakes, yet they do not forget the mistakes they’ve made either. They, therefore, keep their mistakes at a safe distance, while keeping them handy enough to refer to. Through this skill, they are able to adapt and adjust for future success.

9. They won’t let anyone limit their joy

If your sense of pleasure and satisfaction is derived from comparing yourself to others, you are no longer the master of your own happiness. Mentally tough people feel good about what they do and won’t let another’s opinions or accomplishments bring them down.

10. They don’t limit the joy of others

A mentally tough person doesn’t pass judgment on others. In their eyes, everyone has something to offer and they don’t need to take other people down in order to feel good about themselves. When you compare yourself to other people, jealousy and resentment can take over. Mentally tough people don’t waste their time or energy, worrying whether they measure up to others.

4-in-1 flu shot may mean lifelong protection against the flu 

A vaccine combining centralized ancestral genes from four major influenza strains appears to provide broad protection against the dangerous ailment, according to new research by a team from the Nebraska Center for Virology.

Source: 4-in-1 flu shot may mean lifelong protection against the flu | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Todd Williams Presentation and Book Signing

Painting a Legacy with Todd Williams Presentation and Book Signing
at Homestead National Monument of America

Homestead National Monument of America will host artist, Todd Williams for a presentation and book signing at the Homestead Education Center on Sunday, November 5, at 2 p.m. In honor of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial year, Williams will give a presentation about his journey to “paint one or more Masterful Paintings of each county in Nebraska.”

Starting October 27, 2017, through January 7, 2018, 26 of the Todd William’s paintings will be on display at the Homestead Education center. The paintings in this exhibit will highlight the counties from southeast Nebraska. This exhibit is made possible through the support of the Friends of Homestead who are sponsoring the showing of this exhibition at Homestead.

Todd’s vision is to give recognition and awareness to the State of Nebraska and bring its beauty and history to life on canvas. Photos of his collection of paintings titled “Legacy of Nebraska” have been compiled into a book that helps share Todd’s vision.  The book can be purchased through Homestead’s bookstore.  They will be available after the November 5 program for signing books. Everyone is welcome to attend this community event. Admission is free.

“We are excited to host Williams at the monument. We look forward to joining him in celebration of the State of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial,” stated Superintendent Mark Engler. “We hope the citizens of Nebraska and beyond know they are invited to learn more about our state through Todd Williams’s work.”

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2017. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is free.

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA TM – The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Source: 2017 Fall & Winter Events – Homestead National Monument of America (U.S. National Park Service)

16 Fantastic Google Tricks | Computers & Internet – BabaMail

Great tips on using goggle. Here is a silly one. Try it… -keith —–

5. Typing ‘do a barrel roll’ will actually make Google do one!

Source: 16 Fantastic Google Tricks | Computers & Internet – BabaMail

How to Tell If Your Phone has Been Hacked | Computers & Internet – BabaMail

My new found tip -• When charging your phone through an unknown computer, choose the setting, ‘only charging’. -keith

A guide showing you how to recognize whether your phone has been hacked and what to do about it.

Source: How to Tell If Your Phone has Been Hacked | Computers & Internet – BabaMail

Your phone is not as private as you think it is, and we have yet to be able to purchase a phone that cannot be hacked. To reduce the potential risks, bear in mind the following tips, teaching you how to recognize a phone that has been hacked, as well as how to protect your phone from malevolence.
1. How your phone can be hacked
• The easiest way for hackers to take possession of your phone is through apps such as Spy Phone App, Spyzie, Theonespy, or Spyera.
• It can also occur through an unprotected Wi-Fi network in a cafe or airport.  When you log on to public Wi-Fi, you actually share all your traffic with everyone around you.
• There is also a risk of all your data being revealed and transferred when charging your phone via an unknown USB (even if on an airplane or a car).
• Hacking can also take place through SMS phishing, which happens when you receive a message with a link saying that it is, for instance, your bank statement, a money transfer, or your photos. When you click on the link and download the file, all your phone contents are revealed to the hackers.
• It is also possible for hackers to read your text messages, listen to your phone calls and track your cell phone locations with the help of Signalling System SS7 – used by the majority of telephone stations all over the world.
2. How to recognize that your phone has been hacked
• You may notice that your phone has suddenly started to run out of juice very quickly. This can happen when an unknown app is running inside your phone.
• Noticing that your phone gets warm, even if you hadn’t made a call, is a sign that there is an unknown app running.
• Your phone reboots itself. You may see it switch off, dial numbers or start applications. Unless your system has broken down, it could be tapping.
• You may also notice new unknown phone numbers in your recent calls.
• You are unable to switch off your device. Instead your phone starts opening different apps, increasing the lighting and so on.
• You may also experience noises, or echo during calls, which you haven’t had before.
• When unfamiliar apps pop up on your phone, or a strange message is sent to numbers in your address book, you’ve likely been hacked.
3. I’ve been hacked, what do I do?
• If you’ve been hacked, the first thing you should do is reset your passwords. Starting with your email account, followed by your financial and other critical accounts. Resetting your email passwords first is important because all other accounts are typically sent to your email.
• If you’re locked out of your account or blocked from accessing it, most Web services have steps in place so you can get back in. For instance, Facebook has a system where you can use a trusted source, such as a friend to help you take back your account. Be sure to search each service’s help section for specific instructions.
• It is also important to let your contacts know that you’ve been hacked , reporting the issue to the site. Also, run a scan of your computer or mobile device using a trusted, and up-to-date antivirus program.
• Should you experience identity theft, order a copy of your credit reports, and file an initial fraud alert with the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Then contact your local police and report the identity theft, and request new cards from your bank and credit card companies. Be sure to continue to monitor your monthly statements for any unusual activity.
• As such, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of hack attacks and other cyber crimes. The important thing to do is to safeguard and arm yourself by protecting your phone and minimizing damage.
4. How to protect your phone
• If you receive a message with a link and you cannot see the full URL, do not open it.
• When charging your phone through an unknown computer, choose the setting, ‘only charging’.
• Never use the ‘remember passwords’ function.
• Switch off your automatic connection to public Wi-Fi networks and choose them manually instead.
• Be sure to also avoid networks with suspicious names such as freeinternet, or wififree. Always choose networks that are protected with a password, especially if you are in a cafe.
• Never make an online purchase or transfer money on public Wi-Fi networks.
• Add a password to your phone.
• Run a mobile anti-virus software, protecting your device from the inside out with comprehensive security software. McAfee Movile Security is free for both Android and iOS, and this will help to protect your device and its data from hackers.
• Be sure to keep your phone updated as this will help defend against updated threats.
• Check your credit card statements regularly, ensuring that there are no suspicious payments.


The 31 People You Will Meet in a Senior Living Community

This Link offeres a great primer on Senior Communities. -keith —–>

There are so many roles within a senior living community, it can be difficult to know what to expect. Learn about who you’ll encounter there.

Source: The 31 People You Will Meet in a Senior Living Community

Here are the main categories
Care Managers
Community Staff
Health Care Staff
Office Staff


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