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#ThoughtfulThursday – Why?

Today is the #ThoughtfulThursday and we will be doing something new. “Why” is a spoken word piece that sums up the idea  This is an episode of our “Inside the Psyche” series where we attempt to explore the psyche through short philosophical inquiries. Hope this episode is thought provoking.

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#ThoughtfulThursday – Feeling Empty

Today is the #ThoughtfulThursday and we will be exploring some ideas about “Feeling Empty”. This is an episode of our “Inside the Psyche” series where we attempt to explore the psyche through short philosophical inquiries. Hope this episode is thought provoking.

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#ThoughtfulThursday – Intelligence

Today is the #ThoughtfulThursday and we will be exploring some ideas about “Intelligence”. This is an episode of our “Inside the Psyche” series where we attempt to explore the psyche through short philosophical inquiries. Hope this episode is thought provoking.

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Black Future Month

So it’s black history month and I don’t know more about black history than the average person so I decided the invert the premise of “looking back” and I’m looking forward to a vision of “black Future” and how we can write the history of the future today. 

I generalize the past eras of black history like this:

1700s: Enslavement

1800s: The Road to Freedom

1900s: The Fight for Our Rights

For this era, I suggest the following name:

2000s: The African American Renaissance

I believe that there is a momentum in the black community that began this century that we have overlooked. With Obama’s election, I believe a new era of Black leadership and excellence is beginning or has been in progress for a while now. The first 3 eras I mentioned are defined by oppression and fighting. I propose that this century, we define our culture by our excellent people and our successes rather than define our culture based on the struggle against another. 

“The Present is the History of the Future” – James Revels III

Written By: James Revels III

#ThoughtfulThursday – Happiness and Helping Others

Today is the #ThoughtfulThursday and we will be exploring some ideas about “Happiness and Helping Others”. This is an episode of our “Inside the Psyche” series where we attempt to explore the psyche through short philosophical inquiries. Hope this episode is thought provoking.

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How to Hone Empathy into Emotional Intelligence

Empathy is a superpower that allows you to feel and think like other people. Although this sounds cool on paper many people who have empathy would rather give it up or find it a nuisance because it makes you sensitive to other people’s emotions and opinions. Friends and family have all said they would love to give away their empathy and I understand because it’s hard feeling the intense feelings of others. Instead of giving away the power, I implore you to hone your raw empathy into emotional intelligence. Here are my tips on how to begin doing that.

Know Yourself

The first step that I took to honing my empathy was getting to know myself. In order to “detach” from the feelings of others, you must know where your boundaries are. You must understand yourself so that when you empathize you don’t “lose yourself” in the emotion of others. I recommend spending time alone, meditating or write a “personal manifesto”. A personal manifesto is a list of your values and goals, and the list of values is of particular importance here because when you start feeling the opposite of the things you value (such as love, happiness, etc.) you’ll know when you’re entering into someone else’s mind space. Google personal manifesto for some great examples.

 

Understand but Don’t Embody

The next step is to understand people but not embody them. You can understand someone’s reasoning (or lack of) behind their emotion but most empaths carry those feelings with them long after they have empathized with a person. There’s nothing wrong with getting teary-eyed or tense while empathizing, but you must realize that you are responsible for your own emotions. You may be bent out of shape, but you can always bend yourself back. This is why knowing yourself is important because it gives you an idea of what your baseline emotional state is so you can anchor yourself when you feel lost in someone else’s emotions. Also, the other person is responsible for their own emotions so do what you can to help others, but don’t carry their baggage for them.

Emotions are Memes

The word “meme” was termed by Richard Dawkins in his book “The Selfish Gene” and he asserts that evolution is no longer physical, but mental/cultural. Paraphrasing, He says that ideas evolve like animals that feed on human attention. They can replicate (through social media), and mutate (think of all the variations of your favorite meme). We even intuitively understand saying that things going “viral”. Thoughts and Emotions are memes. Be careful which ones you let feed off you. It’s ok to affirm that you feel someone else’s negative emotion in the moment, but don’t carry it around in your mind like a parasite. I like to imagine “anti-body memes” that clear away unwanted thoughts and then replace them with more desirable memes. The best part about this is not only can you receive memes you can send memes as well. Most empaths I’ve talked to tend to describe themselves as passive containers that embody other people’s emotions. Instead of containers, I see empaths as rechargeable batteries. Not only can they be charged with other people’s emotions, but through empathy and the understanding that comes with it, empaths can charge others with their emotions as well.

#ThoughtfulThursday – The Liberating Prison of Nihilism

Today is the #ThoughtfulThursday and we will be exploring some ideas about “Thinking in Contradictions”. This is an episode of our “Inside the Psyche” series where we attempt to explore the psyche through short philosophical inquiries. Hope this episode is thought provoking.

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Welcome to the Pyro Movement

Welcome to the Pyromaniac Movement, where the mission is to light the fire of creativity in the hearts of others. You are part of a community which spans 4 blogs and we urge you to network with us and each other. Feel free to comment a link to your blog, YouTube, Twitter or any other site which showcases your work in S.A.M.M. (Science, Art, Math, Music) and Writing and I, James Revels III, will check it out and tell you what I think.

Here is the list of blogs and YouTube of the Pyromaniac Movement. Tweet me @jlronthebeat so we can chat it up

The Pyro Movement Blog: This blog posts original content from Pyromaniac Productions and is the Home Blog for the Pyro Movement

Audio SeXXX: This blog promotes musicians and YouTubers, as well as, posts daily “Eargasms” for your enjoyment.

The Evolution of Eloquence: This blog posts poetry and short stories.

James Revels Composer: This blog post my music composition and is also my person blog.

                                                      YouTube             

Do you like music? Do you like vlogs? Then James Revels Composer’s Youtube Channel is for you. I post DAILY videos that include piano improvisations, instrumentals, hip-hop songs, and a personal vlog. Follow the creative journey by subscribing today!

#ThoughtfulThursday – Thinking in Contradictions

Today is the #ThoughtfulThursday and we will be exploring some ideas about “Thinking in Contradictions”. This is an episode of our “Inside the Psyche” series where we attempt to explore the psyche through short philosophical inquiries. Hope this episode is thought provoking.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow use on twitter and instagram @PyroMovement

Welcome to the Pyro Movement

Welcome to the Pyromaniac Movement, where the mission is to light the fire of creativity in the hearts of others. You are part of a community which spans 4 blogs and we urge you to network with us and each other. Feel free to comment a link to your blog, YouTube, Twitter or any other site which showcases your work in S.A.M.M. (Science, Art, Math, Music) and Writing and I, James Revels III, will check it out and tell you what I think.

Here is the list of blogs and YouTube of the Pyromaniac Movement. Tweet me @jlronthebeat so we can chat it up

The Pyro Movement Blog: This blog posts original content from Pyromaniac Productions and is the Home Blog for the Pyro Movement

Audio SeXXX: This blog promotes musicians and YouTubers, as well as, posts daily “Eargasms” for your enjoyment.

The Evolution of Eloquence: This blog posts poetry and short stories.

James Revels Composer: This blog post my music composition and is also my person blog.

                                                      YouTube             

Do you like music? Do you like vlogs? Then James Revels Composer’s Youtube Channel is for you. I post DAILY videos that include piano improvisations, instrumentals, hip-hop songs, and a personal vlog. Follow the creative journey by subscribing today!