#Quote Of The Day | #Individuality | #TheRoad | #Journey

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by.”
– Robert Frost

Poker & Life: The Comfort Card | #Poker | #Life | #Choices

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

“A ship is safe at the shore, but that’s not what it was built for.”
– Einstein

BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 19, 2019

As individuals, we all have comfort zones of myriad types, just like in Poker.  Some are good, some are bad, and some are downright detrimental and dispiriting.

Good comfort zones would be finding comfort in a moment, a person, a place, an idea, et al.  Bad comfort zones would be things that restrict the growth of the individual.  Poker also mirrors this notion rather incisively.

As an individual, when my health declined considerably years ago, there was a certain level of comfort by being home all the time.  The predictability of it was something that I didn’t mind since it was the outside world that I couldn’t withstand at the time.  Thankfully, those circumstances changed considerably for the better.  Not that being at home didn’t offer growth as a person because those significant circumstances did give me an incredible move forward, but it was of a different type, a different path.

At the current moment though, I find myself in another circumstance where I am struggling with, though in a different sense.  I have found solace, joy, and incredible growth in writing and its something I am reveling in.  Honestly, if it wasn’t because I feel I am doing something meaningful, the notion of quitting outright wouldn’t bother me too much.  But considering that I have about a ‘bajillion’ ideas (its a word, google it), many of which are incredibly meaningful, coupled with the fact that writing has always been a dream of mine, I find it incredibly painful even to contemplate stopping.

I am a reasonable person, so I do always consider every possibility because considering every path you have available, and some you might not even know are there, is something that never hurts.  This would not be unlike seeking a treasure and not knowing where to go, where to explore.  If you only limit yourself to one path, you might find the treasure; you might find the treasure through a few paths; but if as an explorer you willingly limit yourself to only a handful of paths, rather than contemplating every single path available, then you would be doing yourself a great disservice.  These are my current sentiments at the time regarding writing as a passion.

To quit writing would be in a sense to return to a comfort zone, not a bad one per se, but something that would definitely be problematic to a certain extent, if not an incredible one.

What poker has always taught me is that no matter what the game throws at you, what life throws at you, there are usually way more paths available for every player, every person.  I am sure there is a lot that hasn’t hit me yet, things that I haven’t contemplated, and that’s okay.  Being arrogant that I have all the answers is to be close-minded and limit myself.  That said, at least I am cognizant of not having all the answers and remaining open to everything because again, limiting yourself in any way is like merely playing poker and deciding to play one hand against one person and that’s it.  That would be akin to willingly reading only one page of the book and saying, “Oh, that’s it.  Okay, guess that’s that.”

Life, like poker, offers many possibilities – many of which play out over and over again, under different circumstances, with different ‘cards’ so to speak.  Regardless of what circumstance it is, remaining patient in both poker in life will always yield amazing results if individuals ‘play their cards right’.

One of the vanguard notions in poker is how crucial it is not to remain in a comfort zone for long, or at all.  This is because if you do not grow as a player, as an individual, then the rest of the field will blow right by you at any moment given to the ceaseless and ever-evolving learning environment players find themselves in and the myriad resources available for growth.

What cards an individual decides to play, and what cards an individual decides to fold are choices individuals have to choose, but to merely play one card – the comfort card – as if there are no other options is to willingly keep your mind within a box, it is willingly curtailing the paths of the individual.

Such is not the path of growth in Poker, and will never be.

Life is no different.

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Emotional Bank Accounts: I Call Your 7 Cents & Raise You a Dollar | #Life | #Friendship | #GoodVibes


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 8, 2019

A few days ago, I wrote about a newfound ‘friend’ of mine, or, let’s say acquaintance since that’s probably a lot more accurate.

Like the filthiest of major league baseball pitchers, this person just throws the nastiest curveball I could have imagined.  It was so damn beautiful all I could do was sit and stare, striking out like an amateur major leaguer.  One thing that happens often is, depending on what books a person carries, it might spark a conversation with someone.  This happens a lot with me and this instance was no different.  After seeing me prop down a book by Dr. Joseph P. Farrel and BAM! Everything changed.

Given the abstruse subject matter, my respect for him went right off the scale.  He might as well told me he discovered a new scientific theory or something akin to that.  Sure enough, the next nigh 3-4 hours or so each of us spoke about some of Dr. Joseph P. Farrell’s books, and many other significant issues that plague society in its entirety.  I love when these type of conversations happen.  It doesn’t happen often, but it happens nonetheless and when it does its appreciated.

None of this would have happened if I wouldn’t have been open to him as a person, yet alone a friend.  I’ve never in my life attempted to ever talk to someone that hated my guts and had let mutual friends know.  My mindset usually would have been: why would I?  That’s not the kind of thing that often even gets considered by anyone, and it’s completely understandable.  And this thought is coming from someone that’s a bit more open-minded than the average person, and even so, that consideration (1) would not have ever crossed my mind; moreover, (2) talking to someone that I knew hated me so much would have felt like a waste of time.  “Why bother?” instantly comes to mind.  This is why mindfulness in all instances is crucial for it leads to  considerations that aren’t oft-considered.

There are moments in life that you find out just one detail, one thing about any particular individual and that one detail is what sets them apart from the rest.   It gives you so much respect for that person that it changes everything.  This was the epitome of one of these instances.

This is one of those reasons why those pennies, those inconsequentially seemingly small investments into emotional bank accounts shouldn’t be overlooked, for you never know where they may lead.

And who knows, you may even make a friend in the process.

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

 

Assumptions Are The Mother Of All F#!$ Ups | #Perspective | #Mindset | #Hindsight | #Life


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 7, 2019

The title from this blog post is actually a statement from a movie which features Stephen Siegal, named Under Siege 2.

At one point in that movie, the villain says that quote right after an egregious assumption is made by an individual.  For myriad reasons, that quote has stuck with me ever since.

Today that quote could serve as the theme for certain circumstances that took place nigh an hour ago or so.  Though my mistakes, my assumptions, aren’t as egregious as those in the movie, I will still speak about them since they have a bearing on how events can transpire based on those assumptions.

After being motioned outside by a friend to talk about an idea he had, we were asked by two women if we had jumper cables.  Though my car was ironically next to hers, I did not.  My friend, however, did have jumper cables.  Long story short, between my friend’s jumper cables and my car being next to hers, the problem was solved after a few minutes.

Why does this bother me though?  Because of all the assumptions I myself and my friend did.

Questioning my instincts (mistake #1), I thought – and here comes assumption #1 – the problem was much bigger and couldn’t be solved.  My instincts were to offer help, but I opted not too because of my assumptions.

What assumptions were these?  My assumptions were as follows:

(1) the problem was too big to solve;
(2) the man that was with one of these women was a significant other, or husband, and he had it covered.  He wasn’t either, I found out in hindsight, and was unable to help;
(3) Pondering deeper, the problem ‘had’ to be ‘big’ because if not, the women would have asked someone inside for help if it was something as simple as jumper cables and a boost;
(4) They were outside for nigh 2 hours waiting, because ‘help was on the way’.

Boy was I wrong on all those accounts!  Thankfully though, my friend and I were able to help in hindsight.  That said, we both feel bad because, had we known, had we simply asked, the problem would have been solved in five minutes, tops.

My friend and I discussed making some of the exact same assumptions, and we both felt guilty for not having asked if these two women needed help even though we thought we should.  The point is that, often, we as individuals tend to think something is more complex than it should be, as we did today, or simpler than it really is, as I did earlier this week in another circumstance where I thought someone was merely dealing with an ordered being screwed up, rather than a trifecta of circumstances as that person was subjected to.

These examples are why I hold that quote in high regard, because, when I keep I keep it in mind, it helps at incredible degrees.  When I do not, I tend to overlook the simplest of things or even go against my instinct, which bothers me to no end.

Why does this circumstance bother me?  Besides making assumptions when someone’s in need of help, and not having helped those individuals is something that I see as an extraordinary mistake.  Every individual, and every circumstance is different, but I believe that most people, if they see someone that needs help, will at least consider it, if not downright act on it.   And if those ladies hadn’t asked us for help, the assumptions would have merely compounded as they did.  How could that have helped?  I couldn’t have.

There’s simply no reason why not to follow your instincts.  Even if you’re wrong, that’s okay.  Most of the time though, when following your instincts, you will be right.

Moreover, it never hurts to ask questions, as I myself and my friend should haveA question is something that’s so simple, and yet, so easy to overlook.  Here it would have made all the difference in the world.

And that’s significant because life’s about making a difference, irrespective of how big or small that different is.

If you are not making a difference, you are simply not living life to the fullest.

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If you find value in this information, feel free to share it.  This article is free and open source.  All individuals have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Zy Marquiez and  BreakawayIndividual.com

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Mindset Mindset Mindset!


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 6, 2019

Two days ago, I had the fortunate circumstance of meeting a few individuals.  With three of these individuals, conversations delved into the topic of mindset; for the sake of brevity and time, we will focus on two of these.

The first person I met was right after I asked this gentleman how his day was.  Without missing a beat, is reply: “Everyday above ground is a good day.”

Translation: be thankful to be alive; negative circumstances be damned; being alive, being here, is good great.  That’s mindset.

The conversation lasted nigh five minutes, but it put an extra spring in my step that gave me a jolt I didn’t know I could have used.  That’s the thing about mindset, the type of mindset people employ is resounding, it resonates – both positively and negativelyIt affects those around you, whether you do it deliberately or not.  Now to the second circumstance in which I met someone where we talked about mindset.

Noticing that something was amyss with the woman next to me, I proceeded to ask her if everything was okay.  It wasn’t, not even close.  I thought what took place was that someone screwed up her drinks.  Only if it was that simple.

What happened in fact was she left her keys in her car.  That’s certainly problematicNot insurmountable, but a problem, nonetheless.  However, there’s more: she was going to be late work work.  Okay.  Bigger problem, but not the worst thing ever.  Still, there’s more.  Her car was still on.  Ah.  Yeah, there it is, the trifecta that life rarely tosses our way, but when it does, usually leaves us feeling overwhelmed.

Now she had a choice: how to respond to the situation?

How did she respond to the situation?  In seamless fashion, she dealt with it as best she could.  In fact, she did a fantastic job considering the circumstances.  She talked about mindset herself, she opened that door and talked about it for nigh an hour.  She mentioned how a year ago, she would have been incredibly upset, and would have self-deprecated non-stop.  Now?  Not even a thought. 

That was her choice, and the best one at that.

Every single one of us has dealt with similar circumstances this individually.

What the first circumstance illustrates is, the mindset with which you get out of bed makes all the difference in the world.  It tailors your approach to life, your appreciation for life and the instances that follow.

The second circumstance illustrates that no matter what life throws at us, no matter how overwhelming it might seem, we each have a choice.  How we deal with those circumstances is vastly more important than what life throws at us.

Are we going to treat an obstacle on the road, like a boulder, or a particle of dust to dust off our shoulders?  Are we going to treat an issue that comes our way, like a pebble rolling down a hill while we stand at the bottom, or are we going to see the dilemma as an avalanche that grows overtime and will overwhelm us?  It all comes down to a sound mindset.

A mindset of can do or can’t do; a mindset of viewing issues life throws at us as obstacles, or opportunities for growth.

Everything that makes us grow, though not always pleasant, is a good thing, and we should thankful for it.  In this growth is where we become more capable, savvier, stronger, wiser.

But its all a matter of perspective, a matter of mindset, a sound mindset.

Now when life plants a problem on your path, are you going to see it as a veritable deathstar in front of you, with its crosshairs set on you, with no option but defeat?  Or are you going to see it as a giant water pistol?

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If you find value in this information, feel free to share it.  This article is free and open source.  All individuals have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Zy Marquiez and  BreakawayIndividual.com

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Piercing Perspectives #4: Poker As A Mirror For #Life | #Motivation | #Inspiration | #Mindset


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 4, 2019

Poker, besides it being a game, provides an interesting take on many ideas, particularly life.

In reality, poker, like life, isn’t really about money if you ponder it deeply.  Sure, money is what you seek as a means to an end, as an individual; but money is the byproduct of something much more important in both: a sound mindset.  Poker and life are about making the correct decisions, every single time, day in and day out, hour after hour, no matter how it makes you feel.  In that sense, Poker is a perfect mirror to life.

Moreover, poker, like life, has highs and lows.  In poker, you get waves of cards where it seems you couldn’t make a wrong choice if you tried; in life, you get waves of circumstances that you ride and it makes you seem like a genius; in poker, you get absolutely life-changing pitfalls that leave you wishing you never tried the game; in life, you get overwhelming circumstances that leave you feeling that life couldn’t get any worse, but no matter what you face, in life, just like in poker, it can always get worse.  And it both, it can always get better.  These contrasts, et al., are one of the reasons why we appreciate when things go well.

In life, like in poker, you can’t value being painless, without having the contrast to pain; you can’t value being energized, without having the notion of what feeling exhausted feels like; you can’t value when things are good, without the contrast of when thing go bad; you can’t value wisdom, without having the contrast with ignorance; you can’t value joy, without having the contrast with sadness; you can’t value a painting, without knowing what a blank canvas looks like; you can’t value peace, without having a contrast of war; you can’t value love, without having a contrast with fear; you can’t value life, without being it compared to death; you can’t value the best, without knowing how it feels to have the worst.

Bottom line: you can’t value one side of the coin, without knowing the other exists.  And in those contrasts that life offers, like poker, we have choices, an endless pool of choices from which to draw from.

In poker, you get a choice on how to handle each circumstance, and just because you make the right choice, doesn’t mean you will win; in life, it’s no different.  In both, you can make the best choices repeatedly, and still end up getting screwed [1].  This makes people often think that “Life isn’t fair” and so on, and that’s understandable.  But who ever said life had to be anything – particularly ‘fair’?  That kind of mindset is dangerous because it leads people to skip (or overlook) optimal choices simply because they might lead to a sense of unfairness, of something that doesn’t feel good.  “The game is rigged, I’m not going to win anyway,” is something someone could say in poker; in life, someone could say “What does it matter?  Nothing ever works out for me.”  It comes down to mindset, mindset, mindset.

Life and poker are a lot more complicated than merely once choice.  In fact, both life and poker, if anything, are a never ending series of choices; choices that are easy, choices that are complex; choices that leave you feeling good, choices that leave you feeling bad; choices that can alter your life, for the best or for the worst; choices that might feel good, and choices that might be good (there’s a distinction, and that distinction is crucial).  Just because something feels good, doesn’t mean it’s the optimal choice.  A choice feeling good, and it being good, are not mutually exclusive.  That’s not to say that feelings, nor instincts, have no place in life, nor in poker, not at all.  They both do, and each has a place in it, an integral one at that, but going on feelings alone is simply operating from one side of your brain, from a limited set of options.  That’s why a holistic approach is better, for it provides a full-range of options to draw from rather than a limited set of choices.

The point is that a lot of the times our perspectives tailor how we react, and our perspectives are tailored by our mindset.  Our mindset is tailored by a confluence of factors, those being our upbringing, life experience, education, mindfulness, randomness [2], choices we take individually, and countless other circumstances as well.

Bottom line, to reiterate, we always, always, always, have a choice.  Do we ‘play’, in life and in poker, optimally, or suboptimally?; do we gamble, or do we sit painstakingly patient, waiting for ‘our’ time, sitting tight, folding, over and over again; do  which is the right choice?  Does it matter?  HECK YES IT DOES!

It does matter, which is why we each are here, each as individuals on our own journey.  Our journey in life, like that in poker, is essentially about key moments, key moments that change our bearing ever so slightly (or significantly) every single day.  Do we let those circumstances tailor our life, or do we let our life tailor our circumstances?  Another great contrast to consider, especially since it couples to mindset.

Life, and poker, both shuffle their decks constantly, day in and day out.  You never know what you get, what cards you will be dealt.  However, the greatest contrast between poker and life is that, you don’t have to play in poker, while you have to saddle up and ‘play’ in life, individuals have no options about that.

Life, like poker, has its own deck of cards.  But ironically, the place where we need to play our cards the best is in life, because we have to use the cards we are dealt with, we have to deal with the circumstances in life as they come at us.

The deck will always keep shuffling, as it always has, and always will.  Circumstances will never keep manifesting.

That said, and this is the most important point: the cards you get dealt doesn’t matter, not at all.  How you play what you are dealt is what mattersThe best example that harpoons this point is that, there are players that butcher playing Aces, while on the flip side, some people turn a junk hand into a miracle, in both in poker, and in life.

Both life and poker offer circumstances, positive and negative.  Since positive circumstances are rather straight forward (for the most part) we will focus on the negative ones.

The best advice I can give you is this: when life stacks the deck against you, and you are feeling incredibly overwhelmed, always remember, as long as you are in the game, as long as you are here, you always have a choice, you always have an outKnowledge of this is crucial, for it allows an individual to know that they are creators of their own destiny, they have their life story to write, they have a life to live to its maximum potential.

And if you conquer when you conquer those obstacles that life throws at you, you will feel like a conquering hero, you will feel like Frodo crossing the lands of Mordor going all the way; you will feel so invigorated, so capable, you will be so confident that you will be able to drop your soul on Satan’s doorstep and say Try me.”

That’s the type of mindset that will make you see that the next boulder life tosses your way is merely a pebble, something to be flicked away, like a particle of dustDust off your shoulder.

That’s power you can’t buy, that’s a mindset, that will make all the difference in the world.

It’s a perspective, a mindset, that will change your life.  Forever

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[1] This is one of the notions that leads people to make suboptimal choices, and its understandable.  We live in an insta-feedback society.  Individuals in modern times make choices faster than ever before, particularly with the internet as a backbone to modern times and many (or most) of the choices we have; as such, our feedback is faster than ever before.  That feedback, when it’s not good and it also comes with rapidity, can be something hard to overcome and often overwhelming.  It’s not impossible though, not at all.
[2] Randomness, or chance, is one the TOUGHEST issues to deal with, in my estimate, in both poker and in life.  This factor alone can drive people crazy, figuratively and literally.
[3] Sometimes to the point of desperation; I should know, I gave in to desperation and recklessness hundreds of times in poker, and I will write about it in the future.  This happens a lot more often than poker players, or people in life, would like to admit.

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Suggested Reading:

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Consciously Creating The Road Of Change, The World Of Tomorrow
Wings Are Made To Fly, Seeds Are Made To Grow
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Have You Ever Walked On The Moon?
The Opening Salvo, The First Minute
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Piercing Perspectives #1: Taking Things For Granted | Health & Mindset
Piercing Perspectives #2: You The Individual Are Extraordinary
Piercing Perspectives #3: The Divide & Conquer Left Right Paradigm
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The Individual, The Foundation Of Society

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If you find value in this information, feel free to share it.  This article is free and open source.  All individuals have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Zy Marquiez and  BreakawayIndividual.com

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.