ART – C FRIDAY
By Denisia Adams
WORD OF THE DAY
To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth.
Eg. The principal has a tendency to hyperbolize when discussing her school's educational achievements.
(Shona word) shangara
(1)relax and be happy
SA TRIVIA QUESTION
What MC extraordinaire is known for his hit, “Part-Time Lover”, was born in Zambia but raised in Zimbabwe?
Answer: Zubz – full name Ndabaningi Mabuye
DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of them are spam. ALSO DID YOU KNOW A clementine is the smallest of the mandarin oranges, or Citrus reticulata. The fruit is a slightly flattened sphere, about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. The glossy, deep orange peel is loose on the fruit, making it exceptionally easy to peel. Unlike its cousin the tangerine, the Clementine has no seeds. In fact, a clementine with seeds is evidence that bees have been at work cross-pollinating
TIP OF THE DAY
How to Make Your Heart and Mind Work Together
1. Avoid confusing the purpose of the heart and mind. The main reason we suffer from this illness of indecision, is that we’ve mistaken the purpose of heart and mind. The heart is like a compass - its purpose is to guide the direction our lives should take. Our heart takes a bird's eye view on our life and says “this is where you’re at and this is the direction you need to go.” Our mind, on the other hand, isn’t made for making purpose-driven decisions. The nature of the mind is that it conceptualizes, organizes and compares information. It does this as best it can and says “here are the facts, here are both sides of the story.” If we compare our mind and heart to a courtroom, our mind would be the defendant and the plaintiff (both stories) and our heart would be justice or the judge (the right direction). The reason we’re so troubled by this conflict of "Head vs. Heart" is that the mind is not only playing the prosecutor and the defense, but has take over the role of the judge as well. The mind should never be the judge. The mind's job is to compare and contrast. To sort things out and say “this is what I’ve got, do what you want with it.” But more often than not, our mind isn’t doing that. Our mind is making our choices.
2. Tame the mind. Before we can get the mind to take a break when we don’t need to be incessantly thinking, we have to make friends with it first. If we try to tell our mind to go away, or that we don’t need it, we’ll just encourage it all the more. Instead of a retreat we’ll get a resurgence. We don’t want that. So if we want to end the conflict of head and heart, we’ve got to figure out a way to marry this disparate pair. Remember at the start, we suggested that the answer to this problem is simple? Well, it is. But it won’t be easy at first, because we’ve been doing it all wrong for so long. What we have to do is only use our mind to go with ourselves. The Latin root for sin means “to go against.” So we have to learn to be without sin. We have to learn to constantly rely on our decisions to be “with ourselves.”
3. Think about each of your decisions. When deciding what phone to get or who to marry or how long to spend at the dinner table, think about each of these things:
o Gain information: What is the implied benefit of the decision? Will it be something you'll ever regret? Although your mind may be telling you that the temporary benefit of a bad decision will be a wise one, in your heart you may still know that it's not the best thing to do. Seek information about it and evaluate in your mind.
o Identify problems: What might go wrong? Will you feel good after making the decision?
o Explore options: Think about what's best for you, and most of the time doing what your heart tells you to do is the best choice.
o Implement a plan and make a choice. Learn from your mistakes and try, try again.
o By listening to your heart, you can train your mind to think like it and eventually get them to work in harmony.
4. Keep practicing to fall into this new habit. Have you ever wondered how to tell whether a decision is right? It seems so difficult, doesn’t it? But it becomes so easy when you think “Is this choice going with me, or against me?” You’ll find that the right choice is immediately evident. If you can learn to practice this every time you make a choice, you’ll start to regain your personal power. You’ll create a marriage of your heart and mind. Maybe then their child (you) won’t have permanent emotional damage from the divorce it’s been suffering from for so long. Make the choice today. Just try it out. Go with yourself.
Lee Bester from ShowBuzz Promotions. Currently they are in search of Michael Jackson impersonators between the ages of 20 – 55 years old in Cape Town South Africa. Successful participants will be required to travel for nine months doing various shows in Barcelona Spain. The last audition takes place tomorrow and to find out more contact 076 981 56 40
Jimme Earl Perry an American Actor/Musician who was telling us about the International World Aids Day Concert that will be held in Cape Town on Tuesday the 1st of December 2009. The concert will feature South African music legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo amongst many other artists from not only South Africa but the world. Some of the artists at the concert are actually people living with HIV/AIDS. The concert will take place at the Artscape Theatre at 7:30pm.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation."
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!