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In a world that can be cruel at any moment, you can make it crueler or better.

You can choose to create life.That's easy.But what's your intent?Not so easy.Unlike suffering, which can be be intentional or unintentional,kindness can only be felt when it's intentional.Compassion and patience take effort.Whereas, anger and impatience are effortless.In a world that can be cruel at any moment,you can make it crueler or better.- Positive Masters, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 9/14/2020 -As I dive deeper into my studies of psychology, philosophy, sociology, mental health, neuroscience, history, and other fields about humans, I came up with this poem. Some humans can be so destructive, yet others can be so loving. On the bright side, throughout history, many people have done amazing things, even finding purpose and happiness under the cruelest and most heartbreaking situations. Be...

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1: Positive Masters Show Podcast - You Can Bring People Together Through Your Art - Audiogram

In this clip of Episode 1 of the Positive Masters Show podcast, I mention how you can bring people together through your art. Art forms such as novels, poetry, theatre, movies, music, designs, and drawings, can bring out the emotions of your audience and make them connect with your story that may have a deep message on issues like war, discrimination, racism, physical violence, verbal abuse, bullying, suicide, and mental health. If you can make someone care about your character when they normally wouldn't but for your art, that's huge! Now they have empathy and compassion for that character and all the people that fits into that category of your character. Through your art, you can spread love and peace!...

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Together with love, compassion, and empathy.

With the police using excessive and discriminatory force that killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020 and the following unrest that has been felt around the world, I found myself falling deeper into sadness. My past experiences with racism on the U.S. mainland flashed back in my mind and so did my experiences with law enforcement abusing their power even here in beautiful Hawaii. Stuff I would rather keep tucked away in the back of my memory.When a person wears a badge representing the law and carries a gun to enforce it, that's extreme power, power that can go terribly wrong when the mindset of that person is filled with anger, fear, bias, or racism, and lacking empathy and a...

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Stones with heartwarming messages placed under our mailboxes during these challenging times with COVID-19.

After a 5-mile run in my cozy neighborhood in Hawaii, I saw these stones with heartwarming messages placed under our mailboxes. 😃   The white stone says, "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light." "Live Love Laugh" is written on the two pink stones. The purple stone says, "love."   Thank you to whoever or those who wrote this. It really touched me. I'm sure my neighbors loved them too. ❤   With Warmest Aloha,   Jon +positive masters+     Enjoy the +positive masters+ universe here at www.positivemasters.com for mindset practices, motivational writing, business development strategies, and inspirational apparel to boost your happiness and counter any anxiety,...

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Kill your enemies with kindness.

Kill your enemies with kindness. This is a cliché, but it's extremely powerful and very successful in the long-run, as shown by the Positive Masters before us such as Siddhārtha Gautama (Buddha), Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), and Martin Luther King Jr. Their nonviolence practices have amassed multi-millions of nonviolence practitioners. You can expand peace in our world by your actions. If you grew up in a verbally and physically abusive family, you can end the cycle of violence with yourself so your children don't continue it. When someone yells at you at work, you can remain calm and professional. By doing so, that person will look like a fool. Those observing the event will see two styles of leadership....

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