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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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Here's a clip of Episode 4 of the Positive Masters Show Podcast - To match your passions with your projects, write down what passion means to you

Define what passion means to you. Having passion in your project, if defined right, will motivate you to work hard on your project with grit & patience. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our show on your favorite podcast platform & Positive Masters Youtube Channel! Enjoy the Positive Masters universe here at for mindset & business practices, motivational podcast episodes & writing, & apparel & accessories with inspirational mantras to boost your happiness! In the future, we'll be offering online courses to strengthen your mindset using psychology, philosophy, mindset practices, & lifestyle practices. We'll also have online courses to help you turn your passion project into your passion business using legal documents, government programs, & business tools. Thank...

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Every day, take notes on the thoughts that go through your mind. This mindful practice can help you push away your negative, distortive thoughts about your past and future.

Every day, take notes on the thoughts that go through your mind. This mindful practice can help you push away your negative, distortive thoughts about your past and future. With a clearer mind, you can fill it up with the things that you are grateful for and strategies that you can can execute on to move forward in your personal life and career. If you have a smart phone with you, this is very doable. Use a note-taking app and write your thoughts down. Personally, I really like using Google Keep. If you don't have a smart phone, carry a little notepad and pen with you so you can write your thoughts down. At the end of the day, review your...

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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 for mindset practices, motivational writing, business development strategies, and inspirational apparel to boost your happiness and counter any anxiety,...

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