It’s time for change. Real change. To create a life that you finally won’t regret when you’re standing at the finish line and looking back, you need to live a certain way and do certain things.
Here are 18 uncomfortable things you need to force yourself to experience if you want to live a life you can be proud of:
1) Forgive The Unforgivable
Say goodbye to the grudges, the pent up toxicity. If someone wrongs you, then distance yourself from them; not to punish them, but to protect yourself. Forgive and forget, and move on.
2) Say “No”
Too much value has been placed on the word “Yes”; sometimes, overwhelming positivity and openness can leave you vulnerable to the worst pain and experiences in your life.
Learn when you need to step back and prioritize your health and obligations over the expectations of others, and use the word “No” as much as you need.
3) Stay Healthy
Every year you live on this earth is another year you add to your body. And your body won’t stay young and invulnerable forever; soon enough, your immortality will turn into pains, aches, and irreversible sicknesses all over your body. Start staying healthy today.
4) Give Time To Those Who Deserve It
Time is your most valuable asset, but so much of it is wasted on useless things, vices, and negative people. Remember those who matter most in your life—your family and closest friends—and give them your time.
5) Confront Your Anxieties
It’s time to stop running away from your demons. Turn around and face them head-on, and stand your ground: either you fight them now or you run forever.
The good news? If you choose to fight, your demons can never win.
6) Learn From Your Mistakes
You’re not a perfect person; no one is. You are bound to make mistakes, so stop worrying about if they might happen.
Accept that they will happen, and get ready to learn from them.
7) Work Consistently On Goals That Inspire You
Focus your heart and mind on your goals. Not silly goals or joke goals, but real goals that give you the fulfillment and pride of success.
So many people live their lives never having found their purpose; the moment you find yours, spend every moment working on it.
8) Challenge Your Beliefs
One weakness that we have as people is our inability to recognize our own mental failings. We trap ourselves in a world that makes sense to us, even if it doesn’t make sense to the rest of the world.
Consider looking at yourself from the outside, and see if your values and beliefs are as fortified as you believe.
9) Keep Moving
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— Lachlan Brown (@Lachybe) May 26, 2018
Chess grandmasters know that you can’t play chess in one direction. Winning the perfect match and making the perfect play requires moving up, down, left, right, stalling and attacking at the right times, and knowing when to protect and when to eat.
Life works the same way—if you stumble, it doesn’t mean game over; it’s part of the game.
10) Find More Happiness In Fewer Things
Money, things, objects—these are all so fleeting and pointless at the end of the day. Stop chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and appreciate the beauty of the rainbow as your cross it. Happiness isn’t at the end of a giant paycheck; it’s at the beginning of your next smile.
11) Protect Yourself From Toxic Relationships
There is nothing more damaging to an individual than the negativity of those around them.
If you have the freedom to do it, distance yourself from toxic people and harmful relationships. Learn to live your life without fearing their presence.
12) Ignore Drama
Here’s a fact: you will be tempted more than a few times this year to engage in stupid and ridiculous drama. Here’s another fact: you will grow so much more as a person if you resist that temptation.
13) Choose You
If you never make yourself your top priority, how can you expect anyone else to do it for you? It’s fine to help others reach their success and dreams, but if you don’t look out for yourself, your own life might fall down as you prop everyone else up.
14) Embrace Your Humanity
The 21st century is wonderful in terms of technology, but it has destroyed the humanness that used to come natural to so many of us.
Stop staring at your phones, learn to smile in public, and talk to a stranger instead of playing a game. Have a rendezvous with your humanity.
15) Respond Positively
Respond to what, exactly? To everything around you. Give yourself the constant life mindset of living a positive experience.
Cut out the weight from your life by saving yourself from the stress of every shaky moment.
16) Be Hard, Do Hard
Life isn’t easy, so stop expecting it to be. Step into the world and fight your walls headfirst.
It will hurt and it will cause you pain, and it may take a lot more effort than you could have ever imagined, but that’s life.
17) Invest Energy Wisely
Many of us never find ourselves living out the true potentials of our day because we do not understand the value of energy management.
You only have a finite amount of energy every day. The more you waste your time and do things unrelated to your goals, the less energy you have to work on them. Think big picture.
18) Make Room With Goodbye
Don’t always hold on to the past. When people or phases in your life look like they’re about to end, don’t mourn as if it’s the end of a book.
It’s just the end of a chapter, and a new one needs to start growing. Learn to say goodbye to aspects of your life that no longer fit the person you will become, so that you can make room for your next “Hello.”
Nikola Tesla is undoubtedly one of the most important inventors that have existed on our planet. Curiously, although he is one of the most important and scientific inventors in the history of civilization, he is also the most absent in history books.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
Interviews with Tesla are extremely rare, but the ones we have available offer a great understanding of the mind of a brilliant scientist whose goals were to give people around the world unlimited free power.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
One of the interviews to which we have access, is by journalist John Smith, leaving for posterity one of his phrases:
“Everything is Light. In one of its rays is the destiny of the nations, each nation has its own ray in that great source of light, which we see, like the Sun. And remember, there is no man who has existed and who has not died!(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
Here is the interview that the scientist Nikola Tesla gave to the magazine “Immortality” in his laboratory in Colorado Springs in the year 1899:
JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you have gained the glory of the man who got involved in the cosmic processes. Who are you, Mr. Tesla?
TESLA: It’s an interesting question, Mr. Smith, and I’ll try to give you the right answer.
JOURNALIST: They say that you are from the country of Croatia, the area called Lika, where together with the people grow trees, rocks and starry sky. They say that his hometown is named after the flowers of the mountain and that the house where he was born is next to the forest and the church.
TESLA: Really everything he said is true. I am proud of my Serbian origin and my Croatian homeland.
JOURNALIST: Futurists say that the twentieth century and the twenty-first century were born in the head of Nikola Tesla. They hold the magnetic field in reverse and sing hymns to the induction motor. His creator was called “the hunter who caught the light in his nets from the depths of the earth,” and “the warrior who caught fire from heaven.” He is said to be the father of the alternating current, which will make Physics and Chemistry dominate half the world. The industry will proclaim him as his supreme saint, a banker for the greatest benefactors. In the laboratory of Nikola Tesla for the first time an atom has been broken. A weapon has been created that produces seismic vibrations. There, black cosmic rays were discovered. Five races will pray to him in the temple of the future, because he has taught them a great secret: that the elements of Empedocles can be watered with the life forces of the ethers.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
TESLA: Yes, these are some of my most important discoveries. Yet I am a defeated man. I have not achieved the greatest of my goals.
JOURNALIST: What would that wish be, Mr. Tesla?
TESLA: I wanted to light up the whole earth. There is enough electricity to create a second sun. Light would appear around the equator, like a ring around Saturn. Humanity is not prepared for greatness. In Colorado Springs I have impregnated the earth with electricity. We can also water the other energies, such as positive mental energy, found in the music of Bach or Mozart, or in the verses of the great poets.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
Inside the Earth, there are energies of joy, peace, and love that are expressed for example through a flower that grows from the earth, food that comes out of it and everything that makes it the home of man. I’ve spent years looking for ways that this energy could influence people. The beauty and aroma of roses can be used as a medicine and the sun’s rays as food. Life has an infinite number of forms and the duty of scientists is to find them in all forms of matter. Three things are essential in this regard. All I do is look for them. I know I will not find them, but I will not give them up.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: What are these things?
TESLA: One problem is food. What energy, stellar or terrestrial, can
feed the hungry on Earth? With what wine can thirst be watered, so that
people can cheer their heart and understand that they are gods? It is
another thing to destroy the power of evil and the suffering in which
man’s life passes! Sometimes they occur as an epidemic in the depths of
space. In this century the disease had spread from Earth to the
Universe. The third thing is: is there an excess of light in the
I discovered a star that according to astronomical and mathematical laws could disappear, and still nothing would change. That star is in this galaxy. Its light can be emitted with such density that it fits into a sphere smaller than an apple and at the same time heavier than our Solar System. Religions and philosophies teach that man can become the Christ, Buddha, and Zarathustra.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
What I am trying to prove is revolutionary and almost inaccessible. It is what must be done in the Universe so that each being is born as Christ, Buddha or Zarathustra. I know that gravity is adverse to everything I have to fly and my intention is not to make flight devices (aircraft or missiles), but to teach the individual to regain consciousness on their own wings … I am also trying to awaken contained energy in the air. There are major energy sources. What is considered as empty space is only a manifestation of matter that is not awake? There is no empty space on this planet, nor in the Universe … Black holes, of which astronomers speak, are the most powerful sources of energy and life.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: In the window of your room at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on the thirty-third floor, the birds arrive every morning.
TESLA: A man must be sensitive to birds. This is because of their wings. The human being once had them real and visible!
JOURNALIST: You have not stopped flying from those distant days in Smiljan!
TESLA: I wanted to fly from the roof and I fell: the calculations of the children can be mistaken. Remember that the wings of youth want to have everything in life!
JOURNALIST: Have you ever been married? It is not known whether you have affection for love or for some woman. The photos of the youth show that he was an attractive man.
TESLA: Yes, I did not. There are two points of view: either one has much affection or nothing at all. The middle point serves to rejuvenate the human race. Women for certain men nourish and strengthen their vitality and spirit. Being alone does the same to other people. I chose that second path.
JOURNALIST: His fans complain that he is attacking relativity. The strange thing is his claim that matter has no energy. Everything is imbued with energy, where is it?
TESLA: First was energy and then matter.
JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, it’s like when you said that you were born to your father and not of yourself.
TESLA: Exactly! What about the birth of the Universe? The matter is created from the original and eternal energy that we know as light. She shone and the stars, the planets, the man and everything on Earth and in the Universe appeared. The matter is an expression of infinite forms of light because the energy is older than it.
There are four laws of Creation.
The first is that the mind can not conceive or mathematically measure the source of the whole bewildering and dark plot, in that plot fits the whole Universe.
The second law resides in expansive darkness, which is the true nature of light, of the inexplicable, and is transformed into light.
The third law is the need for light to become a matter of light.
The fourth law is: there is no beginning or end; The three previous laws always take place and Creation is eternal.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: In hostility to Theory of Relativity you go so far that you hold conferences against your creator at your birthday parties …
TESLA: Remember: space is not curved, but the human mind that can not comprehend infinity and eternity! If relativity has been clearly understood by its creator he would gain immortality even physically, if it pleased him. I am part of a light and it is music. Light fills my six senses: I see, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking about it is my sixth sense. Light particles are written notes.
Lightning can be an entire sonata. Thousand lightning balls are a concert. For this concert, I created a ball of lightning that can be heard on the frozen peaks of the Himalayas. About Pythagoras and mathematics, a scientist can not and should not infringe on these two. Numbers and equations are signs that mark the music of the spheres. If Einstein had heard those sounds, he would not have created Theory of Relativity. These sounds are messages directed to the mind about which life has a meaning, that the Universe exists in perfect harmony, and its beauty is the cause and effect of Creation.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
This music is the eternal cycle of stellar skies. The smallest star has completed the composition and is also part of the celestial symphony. The heartbeats of man are part of the symphony of the Earth. Newton learned that the secret is in geometric arrangement and the movement of the celestial bodies. He acknowledged that the supreme law of harmony exists in the Universe. Curved space is chaos, chaos is not music. Einstein is the messenger of the age of noise and fury.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, do you hear that music?
TESLA: I hear it all the time. My spiritual ear is as large as the sky we see above us. I raised my natural ear with the radar. According to the Theory of Relativity, two parallel lines will meet in infinity. That is why the curvature of Einstein’s space will straighten out. Once created, the sound lasts forever, for a man can disappear, but it still exists in the silence that is the greatest power of man. No, I have nothing against Mr. Einstein. He is a very kind person and has done many good things, some of which will become part of the music. I am going to write to you and try to explain that the ether exists and that its particles are what keep the universe in harmony, and life in eternity.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: Tell me, please, what conditions does an Angel adopt on Earth?
TESLA: I have ten of them. I keep a good watchful record.
JOURNALIST: I’ll document all your words, dear Mr. Tesla.
TESLA: The first requirement is a high awareness of your mission and the work to be done. It must, albeit only vaguely, exist in the first few days. Let us not be falsely modest: The oak knows that it is an oak tree, a shrub beside it which is a shrub. When he was twelve, he was certain he would reach Niagara Falls. I knew from my childhood that I would get most of my discoveries, although I was not entirely clear … The second condition to adapt is determination. All I could, I finished it.
JOURNALIST: What is the third condition of the adjustment, Mr. Tesla?
TESLA: Guide for all the vital and spiritual energies that work. Therefore, the purification of the many effects and needs that man has. Therefore, I have not lost anything, I just won. So I enjoy every day and night. Note: Nikola Tesla was a happy man … The fourth requirement is to adjust the physical set with work.
JOURNALIST: What do you mean, Mr. Tesla?
TESLA: First, the maintenance of the whole. The body of man is a perfect machine. I know my circuit and what is good for it. Food that almost all people eat, to me is harmful and dangerous. Sometimes I visualize cooks of the world being all conspiring against my … Touch my hand.
JOURNALIST: It’s cold.
TESLA: Yes. The bloodstream can be controlled, and many processes in and around us. Why are you scared, young man?
JOURNALIST: Mark Twain wrote The Mysterious Stranger, a wonderful book about Satan, inspired by you.
TESLA: The word “Lucifer” is more charming. Mr. Twain likes to joke. As a child, I was healed once when I read his books. When we met here and told him, he was so moved that he cried. We became friends and he often came to my laboratory. He once asked me to show him a machine that vibration causes a feeling of happiness. It was one of those inventions for entertainment, which I sometimes like to do. I warned Mr. Twain not to remain under those vibrations.
He ignored it and stayed longer. It ended up being like a rocket clutching the pants and entered a certain room. It was devilishly funny, although I was serious. But to adjust the physical circuit, in addition to food, sleep is very important. From a long and exhausting work, which requires a superhuman effort, after an hour of sleep would be completely recovered. I have acquired the ability to manage sleep, fall asleep and wake up at the designated time.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
If I do something I do not understand, I force myself to think of my dream to find a solution. The fifth adjustment condition is a memory. Perhaps in most people, the brain is the guardian of knowledge about the world and knowledge gained through life. My brain is engaged in things more important than remembering, it is gathering what is required at a given moment, that is, everything around us. You just have to internalize it.
Everything we have once seen, heard, read and learned accompanies us in the form of particles of light. To me, these particles are obedient and files. As a student, I learned from memory Goethe’s Faust, my favorite book, in German, and now I can recite it wholeheartedly. I held my inventions for years “in my head”, before carrying them out.
JOURNALIST: You often mention the power of visualization.
TESLA: I’m going to have to thank the visualization for everything I’ve invented. The events of my life and my inventions are real in front of my eyes, like any occurrence or article. In my youth, I was afraid of not knowing what it is, but later I learned to use this power as an exceptional talent and a gift. He nourished and protected jealously. I also did the corrections through visualization in most of my inventions and ended them that way. By visualizing mentally I solve complex mathematical equations.
For that gift I have, I will receive the distinction of the High Lama in Tibet. My sight and hearing are perfect, and I dare say that they are stronger than in others. I hear the thunder 150 kilometers away and I see colors in the sky that others can not see. This expansion of vision and hearing I have had since I was a child. Later I developed it consciously.
JOURNALIST: In his youth, he was several times seriously ill. Is a disease a requirement for adjustment?
TESLA: Yes. It is often the result of over-exhaustion or life force, but it is often the purification of the mind and body from the toxins that have accumulated. It is necessary for a man to suffer from time to time. The source of most diseases is in the spirit. Therefore, the spirit can cure almost all diseases. When I was a student, I was sick with anger that ravaged the Lika region. I healed because my father finally allowed me to study technology, which was my life.
The illusion for me has not been a disease, but the ability of the
mind to penetrate beyond the three dimensions of the Earth. I have had
illusions all my life, and I have received them like all the other
phenomena that surround us. Once, in childhood, he was walking along the
river with my uncle and said:
“From the water, trout appears, I’ll throw a stone and cut”.
That’s what happened. Frightened and surprised, my uncle exclaimed: “Vade retro, Satan!” He was an educated person and spoke in Latin … I was in Paris when I saw my mother’s death. In the sky, full of light and music, clouds were missing, they were wonderful creatures. One of them had the character of the mother who looked at me with infinite love. As the vision disappeared, I knew my mother had died.
JOURNALIST: What is the seventh adjustment, Mr. Tesla?
TESLA: Knowledge of how to transform mental and vital energy into what we want, and achieve control of all feelings. Hindus call it Kundalini-Yoga. This knowledge can be learned, for what is needed many years, or can also be acquired by birth. Most of them I have acquired by birth. They are in the closest relationship with sexual energy, which is one of the most widespread in the universe. The woman is the greatest thief of that energy, and therefore of spiritual power. I have always known and for this reason, I have been alert. From myself, I have created what I wanted: a reflective and spiritual machine.
JOURNALIST: Set the ninth, Mr. Tesla?
TESLA: Do your best, any day, anytime, not to forget who we are and why we are on Earth. There are extraordinary people who are struggling with illness, deprivation, or society that hurts them with their stupidity, incomprehension, persecution and other problems that the country is full. There are many fallen angels on Earth.
JOURNALIST: What is the tenth adaptation?
TESLA: It’s the most important. Write in the magazine that Mr. Tesla
has played. And he spent all his life playing and enjoyed it.
JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla! Whether in connection with your conclusions or your work, is this a game?
TESLA: Yes, dear boy. How much I wanted to play with electricity! I
always shudder when I hear the story of the Greek who stole the fire. A
terrible story about tracks and eagles pecking at his liver. Could it be
that Zeus did not have enough lightning and thunder, and was damaged by
fervor? There is a misunderstanding …
Lightning is the most beautiful toys that can be found. Do not forget to highlight in his text that Nikola Tesla was the first man who discovered the rays.(Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you’re talking about angels and their adaptation to Earth.
TESLA: It’s really the same. He can write the following: he dared to take upon himself the prerogatives of Indra, Zeus, and Perun. Imagine one of these Gods in a black nightgown, with bowler hat and white cotton gloves, preparing rays, fires, and earthquakes for the elite of New York City!
JOURNALIST: The readers love the humor of our newspaper. It confuses me by saying that their findings have enormous benefits for people and that at the same time represent a game, many will frown.
TESLA: Dear Mr. Smith, the problem is that people take everything very seriously. If they did not, they would be happier and much longer. A Chinese proverb says that tremendousness reduces life. But for readers of the newspaper do not frown, let’s go back to the things they consider important.
JOURNALIST: They would love to know your philosophy.(Nikola Tesla)
TESLA: Life is a rhythm that must be understood. I feel the rhythm, I let it lead and I consent. It was very nice and gave me the knowledge I have. All that lives is in a deep and wonderful relationship: the man and the stars, the amoebas and the sun, the heart and the circulation of an infinite number of worlds.
These ties are unbreakable but can be tame, propitiate and begin to create new and different relationships in the world, and not violate the old. Knowledge comes from space. Our vision is the perfect set. We have two eyes: the earthly and the spiritual. It is recommended that they become an eye.
The Universe is alive in all its manifestations, like a thinking animal. The stone is a thinking and sensitive being, such as plants, beasts, and man. A star that shines asks to be seen and if we were not self-absorbed we would understand its language and its message. The breath, the eyes and the ears of the man have to fulfill the breath, the eyes and the ears of the Universe.(Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: In saying this I seem to listen to Buddhist texts, words or Taoist Parazulzusa.
TESLA: That’s right! This means that there is a general knowledge and that there is the Truth that man has always possessed. In my feeling and experience, the Universe has a single substance and a supreme energy with an infinite number of the manifestations of life.
The best thing is that the discovery of one secret nature reveals the other. They can not be hidden, there are those around us, but we are blind and deaf to them. If we emotionally bind them, they come to us. There are a lot of apples, but only a Newton. He needed only one apple that fell in front of him.
JOURNALIST: I ask you a question that could have been established at the beginning of this conversation: what was the electricity for you, dear Mr. Tesla?(Nikola Tesla)
TESLA: Everything is electricity. First was the light, an endless source from which comes the material and is distributed to all forms that represent the Universe and the Earth with all aspects of life. The black is the true face of the Light, only we do not see it.
It is of notable grace to man and other creatures. Each of its particles has light, thermal, nuclear force, radiation, chemical, mechanical and energy not yet identified. It has the power to create the Earth with its orbit. It is the authentic lever of Archimedes.
JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you’re too biased toward electricity.
TESLA: Electricity I am. Or if you prefer, I am the light in the human form. You are electricity too, Mr. Smith, but you do not realize it.
JOURNALIST: Is that why you have the ability to withstand one million volt discharges through your body?
TESLA: Imagine a gardener being attacked by herbs. In fact, this would be crazy. The body of a man and the brain are made of a lot of energy. In me, there is most of the electricity. The energy, which is different in each person, is what makes the human “I” or “soul”. For other creatures in their essence, the soul of the plant is the soul of minerals and animals.(Nikola Tesla)
Brain function and death are manifested in the light. My eyes in youth were black, now they are blue, and with the passage of time, as the tension of the brain becomes stronger, they will be closer to the target. White is the color of the sky. Through my window, one morning came a white dove, to which I fed him. She wanted to tell me that she was dying. Out of his eyes came streams of light. Never in the eyes of any creature had he seen so much light as in those of that dove.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: The staff in your laboratory speaks of flashes of light, fire, and lightning that occur if you are angry or at some risk.
TESLA: It’s the psychic discharge or a warning to be alert. The light has always been on my side. Do you know how I discovered the rotating magnetic field and the induction motor, which made me famous when I was 26? One summer afternoon in Budapest, I saw the sunset with my friend. Thousands of fires circled thousands of flaming colors. I remembered Faust and recited his verses and then, as in a fog, I saw the magnetic field and the induction motor spin. I saw them in the sun!
JOURNALIST: The hotel service is saying that at the time of lightning, he usually isolates himself in the room and talks to himself.
TESLA: I speak with lightning and thunder.
JOURNALIST: With them? In what language, Mr. Tesla?
TESLA: Mostly my mother tongue. The language counts with words and sounds, especially in poetry, so it is adequate.(Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: The readers of our magazine would be very grateful if you explained that.
TESLA: Sound does not exist only in thunder and lightning, it also exists in the transformation in brightness and color. A color can be heard. The language is of the words, which means that it is the sounds and colors. All thunder and lightning are different and have their names. I call some of them by the names of those who were close in my life, or by those whom I admire.
In the brightness of the sky and thunder live my mother, my sister, my brother Daniel, a poet: Jovan Jova novic Zmaj and other people of Serbian history. Names like Asisaiah, Ezekiel, Leonardo, Beethoven, Goya, Faraday, Pushkin and all the banks of burning fires and tangles of lightning and thunder that do not stop all night bringing the precious rain to the Earth, burning trees or villages. There are lightning and thunder, and they are brighter and more powerful, they return and I recognize you among thousands.
JOURNALIST: Are science and poetry the same to you?
TESLA: These are the two eyes of a person. William Blake was taught that the Universe was born of the imagination, which is maintained and will exist as long as there is one last man on Earth. She was the wheel with which astronomers were able to collect stars from all galaxies. It is the creative energy identical to the energy of light.(Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: For you, the imagination is more real than life itself?
TESLA: It gives light to life. I have fed my thought, I have learned to control emotions, dreams, and visions. I have always appreciated how I have nurtured my enthusiasm. All my life I have spent a lot of time in ecstasy. That was the source of my happiness. It helped me during all these years to find work, which was enough for the five lives. It is best to work at night, by the stellar light and the close bond that exists.
JOURNALIST: You have said that I am, like all beings, the Light. This flatters me, but I confess I do not quite understand.
TESLA: Why is it necessary to understand, Mr. Smith? Just believe. Everything is light. In one of its rays is the fate of nations. Each nation has its own ray in that great source of light that we see that it is the Sun. And remember that there is no man that has existed and has not died! It became light and as such still exists. The secret lies in the fact that the particles of light restore their original state.(Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: This is the resurrection!
TESLA: I’d rather call him back to an earlier energy. I am looking for a way to conserve human energy. These are the forms of light, sometimes directly as celestial light. I have not sought it for my own benefit, but for the good of all. I think my discoveries make the lives of people easier and more bearable, and channel people to spirituality and morality.
JOURNALIST: Do you think time can be abolished?
TESLA: Not at all, because the first characteristic of energy is that it is transformed.
This one is in perpetual transformation, like the clouds of the Taoists. However, it is possible to take advantage of the fact that man retains consciousness after the earthly life. In every corner of the universe, there is the energy of life; One of them is immortality, whose origin is outside of man and awaits him.
The Universe is spiritual, like half of us. The Universe is more moral than we are because we do not know its nature and how to harmonize our life with it. I am a scientist, science is perhaps the most convenient way to find the answer to the question that always persecutes me and makes my days and nights become a fire.(Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: What is that question?
TESLA: How his eyes shine …! What I wanted to know is what happens to a shooting star when the sun goes down … Stars fall like dust or seed on this or other worlds, and the sun is dispersed in our minds, in the lives of many beings, Which will be reborn as a new light, or cosmic wind, scattered in infinity. I understand that this needs to be included in the structure of the Universe. The thing is, however, that one of these stars and one of these suns, even the smallest, is preserved.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: But Mr. Tesla, do you realize that this is necessary and included in the constitution of the world?
TESLA: When a man becomes conscious, his highest goal must be to run towards a shooting star and try to capture it. He must understand that his life was given by this and will be saved. Eventually, it will be possible to catch stars!
JOURNALIST: And what will happen then?
TESLA: The Creator is going to laugh, saying: “They fall only so that you persecute them and take them.”(Nikola Tesla)
JOURNALIST: Is not all this the opposite of cosmic pain, which you so often mention in your writings? And what is the cosmic pain?
TESLA: No, because we are on Earth … It is a disease whose existence the vast majority of people are not aware of and that originates many other diseases, suffering, misery, evil, wars and everything else, which Makes human life an absurd and horrible condition. This disease can not be completely cured, but consciousness makes it less complicated and dangerous.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
Every time some of my close and beloved people were injured, I felt the physical pain. This is because our bodies are made from similar material, and our soul is related to unbreakable filaments. The incomprehensible sadness that overwhelms us sometimes means that somewhere, on the other side of the planet, a child or a generous man died.(Nikola Tesla)
The whole universe is in certain periods sick of itself and us. The disappearance of a star and the appearance of comets affect us more than we can imagine. The relationships between Earth’s creatures are even stronger, because of our feelings and thoughts, the flower will perfume even more beautifully or fall into silence. We must learn these truths to be healed.(“Everything is Light” The Incredible interview with Nikola Tesla)
The remedy is in our hearts and equally, in the heart of the animals, we call the Universe.(Nikola Tesla)
Anger is a natural and sometimes useful emotion that reflects our inner state. It helps us instinctively identify and respond to dangerous situations. Anger can also be a great driving force to help us begin doing really good things. Most often though, uncontrollable anger is a cause of stress and problems in relationships with colleagues, relatives, friends, the outside world and even with yourself.
At Bright Side, we’ve collected 10 ways for you to manage your anger and take its destructive forces under your control.
1. Write the reasons why you’re angry down and destroy them.
Write through your anger: jot down in great detail, every reason you have to be pissed and frustrated. This can relieve an immense amount of tension from your body. Pay attention to every little thing that annoyed you and describe it in as much detail as you possibly can. Set your mind free of these thoughts. Then you can either throw the list away or even better, destroy it, relieving the stress once and for all.
2. Get some form of love and affection.
Something as simple as a friendly hug could easily help you manage your anger since it boosts your levels of oxytocin, which is a neurotransmitter that eases stress and annoyance. It will leave you happier and more content no matter what the situation is.
3. Chew some gum.
It has been proven by science that chewing gum can help you get through terrible hostility toward everybody around you. This is because when you actively move your jaw, the muscles in your face and in your body slowly release tension. So get some gum handy for particularly awful days and you will notice a significant difference in how you react to various situations.
4. Go for a walk or even better, a run.
You need to experience some physical exercise in one form or another. Run a mile, walk for around 20 minutes, or do push-ups — each one of these activities will help your brain produce endorphins otherwise known as happiness hormones which burn off energy that could otherwise turn into hatred and annoyance.
5. Sing your favorite song.
It might sound surprising, but singing is actually a wonderful way to reduce a great amount of stress and anger. Put on your favorite song when you’re in a terrible mood, stay somewhere secluded, and enjoy singing your song with as much power as you can. This can relieve tension from your muscles and leave you in a much more pleasant mood than you ever could imagine.
6. Eat something crunchy.
Don’t over-eat, of course, as you probably don’t want to be angry at yourself later on, but do snack on something crunchy when you’re feeling particularly mad at something. Humans enjoy listening to crunchy sounds, therefore, it’s mentally relieving. It could also help ease the tension in your jaw.
7. Blow on your thumb.
If you feel your heart racing because of your anger and frustration, you might want to try something unexpected, yet quite effective — blow on your thumb. It might sound hilarious, but your thumb has its own pulse and by blowing on it you calm your pulse and slow down your heart rate.
8. Do some house work.
You might find this idea repulsive, but hear us out. Doing mindless or repetitive household chores will actually calm you down in no time. Work on your houseplants, groom your pet, sort out your closet or just try to declutter your drawers and you will be astonished at how fast you’ll reach a peaceful state of mind.
9. Stand near a plant.
Considering that just being near a plant for around 10 minutes will help fill your brain with much-needed oxygen, you might want to find some nearby greenery. You will think more clearly, therefore have an easier time getting rid of your anger. Moreover, you can get some jasmine or lavender to inhale their scent which is great for anxiety relief and restful sleep.
10. Set a timer for dealing with your anger.
The easiest and probably fastest way to manage your anger can be as simple as setting a timer. When you actually notice how little time you have to be irritated before you have to get to your next assignment, you consider your anger to be insignificant. So look at your phone’s timer or a watch and see that you can do so many more wonderful things than just be angry.
Here are some of the best and simplest beauty secrets from around the world for staying naturally gorgeous. We at Bright Side guarantee that adding them to your daily beauty regimen will have you looking like you’ve just had a spa treatment.
- Rubbing ice cubes on the face. This simple treatment stimulates blood circulation and gives you healthier and glowing skin.
- Alternating hot and cold face packs. They give you a healthy complexion, increase blood circulation, improve skin elasticity, and saturate your skin with moisture. Simply dip a soft towel in very warm water and place it on the face, then repeat the same procedure using cold water. Repeat this alternating technique several times.
- Using lemon juice to reduce inflammation. Applying some lemon juice on acne does a good job of making pesky pimples smaller and less red.
- Red grapes for glowing skin. Chilean women claim that their radiant skin is due to the antioxidants found in red grapes. They make a paste by mixing red grapes with two tablespoons of flour. Once the paste is ready, they put it on their face and leave it for 10 minutes before washing it off. This mask has the best effect when applied in the morning.
- Healthy eating. Many beauty experts attribute Scandinavian women’s glowing skin to eating healthy foods such as fish and berries which are high in antioxidants.
- Sauna. The heat of a sauna is an effective method of removing toxins from the body.
- Rice water. It cleanses your face, stimulates collagen production, and gives your skin a smoother texture.
- Daily facial massage. This helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and to infuse it with oxygen. You can use any oil or cream for the facial massage. The techniques, though, can vary depending on the needs of your skin.
- Using less face powder. Japanese women believe that healthy skin should have a little bit of shine to it. This is natural and, therefore, beautiful. Using face powder regularly can clog the pores and cause inflammation.
- Carrot juice is an excellent home remedy to get rid of pimples. Fresh carrot juice is packed full of beta-carotene, which is known to help your body heal acne.
- Using potato to get rid of dark circles under the eyes. Slice a raw potato into thin circles, and lay it over your eyelids for 10 minutes.
- Snail slime. This is one of the most popular ingredients of Korean face creams. It has good healing properties and contains collagen and elastin.
- Oils. To make your skin super smooth, put some coconut or argan oil on your face before applying a cream or use these oils as a facial mask.
- Sera and emulsions based on natural ingredients. Korean women use a serum every night and very often apply it together with oils. The order in which they use their skin care products is as follows: serum, oil, moisturizer.
- Alternating beauty products regularly. This prevents your skin from getting accustomed to certain ingredients.
- Quince-based lotion and mask. If you have oily skin, these face washing products are the right choice.
- Jade roller. Using a jade roller on your face improves blood circulation and skin tone.
- Sea salt skin scrub. Sea salt scrubs are good for removing toxins from your body.
- Tea. Herbal and berry teas are great at cleansing your skin.
- Honey and lemon face mask. Lemon reduces the bumps on your forehead (and also wherever they could appear), while honey soothes the skin.
- Oatmeal scrub. Use this scrub to cleanse your skin and tighten the pores.
- Proper eating. Greek women eat a lot of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Their diet also includes a variety of fish which contain high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
- Steaming your face. Pour 2 tablespoons of chamomile flowers into 2 cups of boiling water, and steam your face for about 20 minutes. Remember that using a scrub after steaming your face is even more effective.
- Icy water. It promotes the skin cell renewal and stimulates the synthesis of natural collagen and elastic fibers. Moreover, icy water improves the complexion.
- Turmeric face mask. This mask has strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
- Olive oil. An olive oil massage will help make your skin healthy, supple, and moisturized.
- White clay mask. Masks of white clay are used to cleanse, nourish, and whiten the skin.
- Aloe vera creams. Aloe vera actively moisturizes, nourishes, and protects your skin against premature aging. This plant is also good at restoring moisture balance in cells.
When it comes to weight loss, many of us believe that it’s only possible through intense cardio workouts. However, flexibility exercises are also helpful in improving metabolism, blood circulation, and even muscle building! Stretching and certain poses from yoga can burn fat if practiced regularly. Also, stretching can be an easy first step on your way to a more strenuous workout regime.
Bright Side has gathered various stretching exercises that are useful for weight loss.
Why these excercises are really effective:
1. They burn calories. Maybe not as many as an active aerobics class, but many more than if you were just sitting still.
2. They improve metabolism. Many of these poses help you balance out the digestive system.
3. They reduce stress. It’s more difficult to lose weight if your body is stressed, as it tends to store fat. But if you practice gentle stretching, you stay calm and balanced.
4. They build muscles. Each of these poses involves various groups of muscles in the process and, therefore, helps you build a stronger body.
Let’s get one step closer to your dream body! Join us for an effective stretching workout!
1. The Cobra
This stretching exercise targets your shoulders, back, chest, abs, hips, and obliques.
How to perform:
1. Stretch your arms at your sides and lie down on your mat, feet together;
2. Lift your upper body upwards;
3. Lean your head back;
4. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds.
2. Seated Twist
This stretching exercise targets the following areas: your back, abs, and obliques.
How to perform:
1. Sit down on the floor, with one leg stretched in front of you, the other one bent at the knee and crossed over the other.
2. Twist your body towards the bent knee;
3. Keep twisting your body and hold the pose for 20-30 seconds.
3. The Warrior
This exercise targets the following areas: your hips, back, and abs.
How to perform:
1. From a standing position make a big step with your left foot towards the back of your mat. Rotate your left foot 45 degrees towards the center of the mat;
2. Bend your right foot 90 degrees, so that your knee is exactly above your ankle. Keep your back leg straight;
3. Reach your arms towards the ceiling;
4. Hold this pose for 25-30 seconds and then switch legs and repeat.
4. The Bridge
This pose is effective in targeting the following areas: hips, glutes, legs, and abs.
How to perform:
1. Lie on your back, with your arms stretched at your sides, knees bent 90 degrees;
2. Slowly lift your body upwards;
3. Press your shoulders/upper back to the floor;
4. Hold this pose for 10-15 seconds.
5. Side Lunge
This exercise targets hip flexors, quads, and hamstrings.
How to perform:
1. Lunge your right leg to the side, until the knee is bent 90 degrees;
2. Your left leg is extended towards the left side, your left foot is on the floor;
3. Lean your upper body slightly forward;
4. Hold this pose for 25-30 seconds and then switch sides.
6. Inner Thigh Stretch
This stretch targets inner thighs and groin muscles.
How to perform:
1. Sit on the floor with your back straight;
2. Bring the soles of your feet together, drop your knees out to the sides;
3. Using your forearms slightly press your knees towards the floor, feeling a gentle stretch;
4. Hold the pose for 25-30 seconds.
7. Knee Squeezes
This stretching targets your upper, middle, and lower back muscles.
How to perform:
1. Lie on your back, then bend both knees and hold them with your arms;
2. Bring the knees towards your chest until you feel a gentle stretch;
3. Hold this pose for 25-30 seconds.
8. Tricep Stretch
This stretching exercise targets your back, shoulders, triceps, and even your abs.
How to perform:
1. Stand tall, with your feet apart, stretch your arms upwards;
2. Bend your right elbow and hold the elbow with your right hand;
3. Gently pull the elbow towards your head;
4. Hold this position for 15-20 seconds, then switch arms.
9. Sitting Side Bend
This stretching exercise targets the following areas: your obliques, your back, your abs, and your shoulders.
How to perform:
1. Sit on the floor with your legs crossed, or you may sit on a chair if it’s more comfortable for you;
2. Lift your left arm straight up above your head, lean it to the left;
3. Feel a gentle stretch in your left side;
4. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds, then switch sides.
10. The Bow
This pose targets your abs, your back, and your hips.
How to perform:
1. Lie on your stomach, stretch your arms back and up;
2. Bend your knees and hold your ankles with your hands;
3. Keep the tops of your shoulders away from your ears;
4. Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds.
11. Downward Facing Dog
This pose targets your legs, hips, back, shoulders, and arms.
How to perform:
1. Start on your hands and knees;
2. As you exhale, straighten your arms and knees;
3. Press your heels towards the floor and your head towards your feet;
4. Stay in this pose for 15-20 seconds.
12. The Triangle
This pose targets the following areas: your legs, obliques, hips, shoulders, and chest.
How to perform:
1. Start standing on your mat, spread your feet wide apart (about 4 feet distance between them);
2. Turn your left foot 45 degrees and your right foot 90 degrees;
3. Hold your arms parallel to the floor and start stretching to the left, as if you were trying to reach something;
4. Exhale and bend your body to the left, so that your left hand could touch your ankle or a block if it’s more comfortable;
5. Stretch your right arm towards the sky, keep looking up.
6. Hold this position for 30-35 seconds.
These stretching exercises don’t require any special equipment, you can perform them at home or at the park! How about making them part of your everyday ritual to get in perfect shape? Are you in?
For every 10 pounds of fat you lose, 8.4 lbs are exhaled into the air and the rest is converted to sweat, tears, urine, and other fluids from your body. But losing weight is not just about your back rolls or belly fat, because during this process your whole body goes through a lot of changes. And sometimes you might also get unexpected results.
Bright Side found out exactly what changes in your body and brain when you shed extra weight.
11. Your energy level goes up.
The first thing you experience after shedding some extra pounds is a big energy boost. The reason is pretty simple — the less weight you’re carrying around, the more energy you save for doing other important things. Besides that, weight loss improves oxygen efficiency, so you won’t find yourself out of breath anymore when climbing stairs or trying to catch the bus.
10. Your memory improves.
Your brain is another organ that benefits from losing weight. Some studies have even shown that getting rid of excess fat can improve your cognitive abilities related to planning, strategizing, and organizing. After weight loss, your brain also becomes more active when storing new memories and therefore it needs fewer resources to recollect the necessary information.
9. Your skin becomes clearer.
Your weight-loss journey provides another additional bonus — you not only feel healthy, but also look healthy. Some people who’ve decided to lead a healthier lifestyle and lose their extra weight have noticed tremendous changes in their appearance. Their skin cleared up and stopped peeling, their hair became thicker, and their nails became stronger.
8. Your knees don’t hurt anymore.
Losing just one pound of bodyweight reduces 4 pounds of pressure on your knee joints. Just imagine how grateful your knees will be if you free them from this burden! In addition, losing weight, especially if it’s visceral fat that’s stored around your belly, can reduce the symptoms of arthritis and other joint diseases.
7. Your allergies get milder.
Extra weight strains your respiratory system and, if you often suffer from seasonal allergies, it only aggravates your symptoms. But as you become thinner, you start experiencing milder allergies because your breathing canals become clear. In some cases, you may even be able to ditch your inhaler and avoid taking your usual seasonal pills.
6. Your feet become smaller.
When you shed extra weight, you lose fat from your entire body, and this includes your feet as well. So don’t panic when your favorite shoes start slipping off your feet. Instead, be happy that it’s now easier for you to zip up your boots around your thin calves. And don’t forget to re-size your rings — your fingers will get slimmer too.
5. You become more sensitive to cold temperatures.
As you lose pounds, you literally lose the insulating fat that blankets your body and keeps it warm. Without this extra layer, your body becomes more sensitive to changes in temperature, especially in cold weather.
Another reason why you start feeling chilly is that your metabolic rate slows down. Your body is trying to conserve as much energy as possible because it doesn’t have a lot of extra calories anymore. So be prepared that sweaters and cardigans will become your new best friends.
4. Your menstrual cycle changes.
Your hormone levels are closely connected with your body weight. So when you lose or gain some extra fat, your endocrine system goes through certain changes. The rise and fall in your estrogen and testosterone levels may result in menstrual irregularity, a heavier or lighter flow, and the shortening or lengthening of your cycle.
3. You have fewer headaches.
Although obesity doesn’t trigger headaches directly, it raises the risk of having a migraine by 50%. The current theory, supported by health experts, suggests that fat cells increase the amount of inflammation in your body. In certain situations, this inflammation can cause migraines. That’s why losing extra weight may reduce the severity and quantity of your headaches.
2. Your appetite increases.
When you lose weight it reduces your levels of leptin, a hormone that’s released by your fat cells which sends signals to your brain that you’re full. While your body is trying to bring your leptin levels back to normal, this can lead to an increased appetite and a strong desire to eat fatty and high-calorie foods. But don’t surrender — these cravings will disappear when your body gets used to its new lifestyle.
1. You stop snoring.
Researchers have found out that losing at least 5% of your body weight can help you sleep better and longer through the night. It turns out that even modest weight loss reduces the excess weight around your neck that usually blocks your upper airways and aggravates the symptoms of sleep apnea and snoring.
With nothing to wake you up in the middle of the night, the quality of your sleep gets significantly better and this, in turn, helps you lose weight much faster.