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The "#Happiest person in the world" is Dr Matthieu Ricard

who is a #PhD (#Molecular #Genetics) #writer #photographer #translator, confidant of d HH Dalai Lama & #Buddhist #Monk☸💙🧘‍♀️📿

He emphasizes training of mind by 3 types of Buddhist #meditation

Namo Buddhay ☸💙🧘‍♀️📿

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Neuroscientists can now distinguish between evaluated fluctuating happiness (momentary) & evaluated authentic–durable (permanent) happiness in brain

Matthieu is found to measured with max value for permanent happiness

He has written a book revealing his secret to happiness

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The 3 types of meditations Matthieu practises along with his monk life for abt past 40 years are:

👉Focused-attention #meditation that tames & center d mind in d present moment while develops d capacity to remain vigilant to distractions

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So, I got into a LONG!!! talk with a reader/friend of mine about the world of publishing. Now, I'm not an expert, but staring down the release of my 6th book (holy shit, 6th?!), I have to reflect on a few realities of publication & open a dialogue with the #WritingCommunity
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A bit of background: I've been writing since 2006. I self-pub'd my first book in 2009, and continued with self-pub ever since. This was just before self-publication became vogue. And it was a conscious choice - and it was also how I learned what I know. The hard way.

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My friend said, "Getting an agent is like winning the lottery". This isn't wrong.
I tried to query, and was shot down every. single. time.
This isn't unusual. In fact, every #writer know that when you're #querying, this is par for the course.
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Finding #writing opportunities and development jobs has never been easy. So, I’m starting this thread of jobs & script calls out in the hopes it helps level the playing field and may open doors for everyone.

#writingcommunity #scriptchat #writers
First up, the BBC has several script editor & story roles going on Eastenders. More info available here: careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/search
The @MotherTongues Award opens on 1st Nov. They’re offering a £10k development for films set in the UK, and a different language. Run by @ShudderFilms, @ManonArdisson & @ColdAsIceCream – three of the most exciting UK indie film producers. Deets at: mother-tongues-films.co.uk
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How to with a BREAKUP, Google?...

A Thread 🧵🧵on Allegations on Google by US Govt.

@Abhishekkar_ @FI_InvestIndia
@Sanjay__Bakshi @dmuthuk @ipo_mantra @RichifyMeClub @Rishikesh_ADX @FinKrypt @Vivek_Investor @join2manish #scamdemic2020 Image
The Department of Justice (DOJ) in the US has filed a lawsuit against Google, which could potentially break-up the company.

#Google #Commission #StockMarket #USA #DOJ #Scam1992 Image
But, why the case?

The Government alleges that Google is using unlawful tactics to maintain its dominant position in the search and online advertising market.

#DigitalMarketing #MarketingDigital #marketingtips #Scam1992TheHarshadMehtaStory Image
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- "A Warning to the Hollow Men" -

In the cool shade of evening I saw them -
The Hollow Men.
They sloughed their skin and spineless
danced in the shadows that no one saw.

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They were already dead though they live.
They were starving despite feasting.
Victims of their own design, they played
the very hand they had dealt themselves.

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And who can awaken the Hollow Men?
Sound the alarm! Fire! Fire!
Can they hear us with a head full of straw
and a heart full of law?

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#आजचाथ्रेड 16-09-20
लाॅक डाऊनच्या अगोदरची एक घटना अशीच अंतर्मुख करणारी. आमच्या ओळखीतला महेश नावाचा एक तरूण ,राममंदिरा समोर त्याच घर होतं. पहाटे साडेचार-पाच पासूनच लोक मंदिरात यायला लागायचे. 1/1
एक दिवस महेश उठून पाहतो तर काय, रस्त्यावर उभ्या असलेल्या त्याच्या गाडीला मागुन कोणीतरी जोरदार धडक दिलेली.
चडफडत महेश गाडीजवळ गेला, नक्की किती नुकसान झालंय ते बघायला तर काचेवर अडकवलेली एक चिठ्ठी दिसली.1/2
त्यावर एक नाव आणि फोननंबर लिहिलेला होता आणि फोन करण्यास सांगितले होते. महेश घाबरला.
बिचकतच त्याने त्या नंबरवर फोन लावला. पलीकडचा माणूस म्हणाला, ‘‘मी वाटच पाहत होतो तुमच्या फोनची.तुमच्या गाडीला धडक देणारा मीच.1/3
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1. #Writer #IndieWriter folks out there: I need some urgent practical advice for my first "hybrid" book (institutional and indie at the same time). I'm looking for:
- ebook formatting resources
- a community of fellow writers

This book is extremely important.
2. I got some advice from professional book designers recommending @ScrivenerApp . Their sub-title is not very encouraging: "all you need to craft your first draft". It's not a draft and if it were, it would be my thousandth one. Anybody with experience with that?
3. They also strongly discouraged me to use MSword templates. Yeah, I remember I used it once long ago - it can mess up the text big time.

There are #formatting guidelines out there and basically you can just apply them to the last version of the edited text.
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Another movie portraying soft conversions and showing that xistians & xistianity is part of our Indian and #Telugu culture. Pathetic people. Don't understand how could @arkamediaworks produce such movie. @netflix is at it again. Ban #umamaheswaraUgraRoopasya ImageImageImageImage
#Tollywood is headed into the same path of #Kollywood. #Evangelists are taking over the industry. @KTRTRS Should try to protect our #Hindu culture. This is not secularism, this is poisoning people's minds @ExSecular @KarunaGopal1 @yessirtns @ShivaShakthiOrg @noconversion
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1/ Self publishing vs other options.

Let's get one thing out of the way.

You should publish once with a mainstream publisher. Get it out of the system. You should sell a title on Amazon. Make it to your genre, subject top 10 list. Even hit the numero uno spot for a day.
2/ But once you are done, you are done.

It doesn't matter who your publisher, distributor or book seller is. In the end you, the author, sells the book.

You create the hype, you generate the traffic, you direct the buyers.

Amazon doesn't get people to your book, you do
3/ So if you are writing the book, editing it, marketing it, promoting it, how much of the book proceeds do you get?

Do you get to talk or see or engage with your customers? Do you even know who they are?

With main stream publishing, no. There is no data, real time or otherwise
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May Murr (1929–2008) was a #Lebanese #professor, #historian, #writer, #poet, and #political #activist.Before taking up writing, May Murr taught several subjects at several universities and institutions in #Lebanon such as the Lebanese University and the Lebanese Military School.
She began professionally writing and publishing her works in 1967, as well as founding and presiding many cultural and social associations. She was a member of the Société des Gens de Lettres de #France and of the Société Teilhard de Chardin, headquartered in #Belgium.
She was also the President of the Academy of #Lebanese Thought and was a founding member of the political party the Guardians of the #Cedars. She figures among the #woman #poets in the Anthologie de la Poésie Féminine Mondiale. Many international critics have praised her #poetry.
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The mega sales are still on, maximize these privileges, place your orders and get an added opportunity to ask questions on grey areas.

Public speaking and writing ditto content writing is a 21st-century skill that stands every individual out in any stratum.

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I am willing to help you on this journey, are you willing to take my hand?
If yes seize this opportunity now.

Compiled in this audio is the art and the act of public speaking cum writing broken down explicitly by 7 instructors in 2 weeks.

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1/ WARNING: POSSIBLE TRIGGER LANGUAGE, EVENTS or SITUATIONS
Read sad story last night about Dr. Bucci, 50 year old Phychology & Brain Sciences Dept. Chairman, at Dartmouth that committed #Suicide 11 months after a lawsuit was filed by graduate #students in his department. He
2/ was NOT accused of sexual misconduct, but named in the suit for knowing about the professors’ inappropriate behavior as the Chair.I share many of the same feelings he expressed to friends and colleagues in his emails before he took his own life like: the case was deeply
3/ personal; reputation had been damaged; physical health diminished; false portrayal of his actions; being blamed unfairly; allegations & process “unfair”; how can they ever undo what they did to me & #wronglyaccused. Similarly, how I had reported the #disability
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RESOURCES FOR WRITERS: a list of organisations, opportunities & support, which you really ought to have on your writerly radar, and which I wish had been on my own radar earlier in my career. Hope you find them useful. #thread #amwriting #writer
If you're a writer, join @Soc_of_Authors. They're great advocates for writers' rights, & offer PDF guides on working as a writer, specific advice on contracts etc for members & discounts on books! They also offer grants for work in progress & run annual awards.
@Soc_of_Authors Anyone in the arts should be aware of @ace_national (or @CreativeScots / @Arts_Wales_ / @ArtsCouncilNI, depending where you're based). They support writers through fundings opportunities - for individuals & organisations.
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#writer and #amquerying folk, I wish you could hear how editors talk about their books at lunches and in-person meetings. I think it would be such an education for authors looking to generate compelling ideas.
Editors describing their books often start with a compelling detail. She's a roller-derby all star, or his best friend is his hairless cat. Instantly there's something different or unusual to pull you in, snag your interest.
Then there's a layer of conflict. She's got to save her mom's holistic pottery center (another place for unique detail), or he's finding first love against the backdrop of the Challenger shuttle disaster.
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#OSHO

#Intelligence is a response to a new situation, not out of your past memories but from your present awareness, this very moment.

Intelligence is a spontaneous #responsibility. It has been misunderstood. It has become almost equivalent to #duty. The #reality is different.
There has been a perennial conflict between #intelligence and #intellect.

The man of intellect thinks that he is #intelligent because he knows so much. He has accumulated a great heritage of #knowledge, he is burdened with all kinds of #information.
The man of #intelligence is innocent; he functions moment to moment, his functioning has a freshness and a beauty. But to find intelligence one has to go beyond the mind. #Meditation is the way.
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@KieseLaymon @Occidental Hey Kiese: I'm handling something now for my (disabled) dad. I'll write u back later, bro. I'm a v nice person -- u can fact-check w God. 😉 But I will not allow #ZinziClemmons to get away w her drive-by to kill #JunotDiaz's career. JD didn't forcibly kiss her. #apologizetoJunot
@KieseLaymon @Occidental Hey Kiese: Too bad we're connecting abt this #JunotGate fiasco, as u're a smart brother I'd love analyzing culture w/. Listened to ur talks. Interesting kings/queens pt @DukeU. I fact-checked #Trayvon's parents' book passage @Essence for terrific exec editor, JM. U & I 4 justice!
@KieseLaymon @Occidental @DukeU @Essence Justice: This #JunotGate fiasco started May 4 @SydWritersFest when ur 30-something #WOC writer friend #ZinziClemmons took mic & publicly accused #JunotDiaz (@mit_cmsw @BostonReview @PulitzerPrizes) of harming her 6 yrs prior. ZC then tweeted JD had cornered & forcibly kissed her!
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Writing Myths #3 Writing Portfolios are the magic way into the industry!!
Get a portfolio said the writing panel/advice/speaker in what is the latest throwaway simple advice that instantly builds a career…. So, let’s talk about them.
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1)Portfolios are NOT magic. Simply having one doesn't get you a job. Tey are a tool to be used in chasing work and an increasing number of employers ask for them. Having one can be very useful, but just putting some bits of writing in the same place does not = instant career.
2) People tend to read your email first, then your c.v. and then portfolio. Mess up stages 1, or 2 and 3 may well not matter. Always rework your email, c.v. and portfolio for EVERY application. Focus on what matches that job/company.
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Oh the geezers are hard at it grafting media, it's always great to have easy scapegoats "North Korean cyber gangs.." a.msn.com/01/en-ie/AAt9g…
2/"Mr Murphy’s firm was the first in the world to liaise with computer giant IBM over the use of the super-computer ‘Watson’ for real-time--
3/artificial intelligence-based defence against cyber criminals." Bear with me, I'm about to post a few more links in #THREAD #CyberSecurity
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