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Valante showcases the highest quality literary works on the Wordathon show. Our featured guest are Spoken Word Artist, Ace Metaphor, and Author Tavetta Patterson.
Connect with Ace Metaphor: https://www.youtube.com/user/acemetaphor, https://www.facebook.com/acemetaphor, http://www.reverbnation.com/acemetaphor
Connect with Tavetta Patterson: www.facebook.com/tavetta.patterson, www.twitter.com/tavetta1, http://publishinglife.wix.com/pattersonsglobal
Michelle Qureshi, an accomplished composer, multi-talented musician and classically trained guitarist. Her music fuses instrumental artistry with a passion for creating unique pieces that range from simple, subtle melodies to complex, layered works. In 2010 she created Music As Metaphor, an identity that encompasses her work as an artist, composer, musician, and publisher. Michelle studied music Performance, Classical guitar and Audio Engineering at the The Cleveland Institute of Music. She lives in Indianapolis Indiana with her husband and daughter. Her music is available through Michelle Qureshi, Music As Metaphor
PSALMS 23:1 LORD IS OUR SHEPARD AND WE SHALL NOT WANT!! God is compared to a shepherd, someone whose duty it is to look after and care for his sheep. HOWEVER THAT IS NOT THE REAL METAPHOR FOR THIS SCRIPTURE TUNE INTO HEAR THE REAL METAPHORS BEHIND THE METAPHORS.
Have you ever thought about what it means to be a kind person? According to a google web search, the definition of ‘kindness’ is: ‘the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate’. How often do you think about kindness in your everyday life? Once a day, twice a day, monthly, once a year when Christmas and the holidays roll around? The reason today’s show is all about kindness is because I noticed an unsettling trend of selfishness on the rise as well as threats to America, what with the ISIS threat to bomb the people of NYC Times Square just yesterday. This brings this topic to the forefront of today’s society, because if we are unwilling to be kind to one another now, what will we do when a terrorist threat becomes all too real? We don’t want mass panic in the streets or the rise of the rich over the poor, we want equality among all men and kindness truly is a virtue in this case. When you act with kindness towards your fellow men, you create a community of mutual benefactors since it takes all kinds of people working together to get things done. The example or metaphor I use to give myself love in order to give love to another is the 'desert island' example: Imagine if you were a nurse on a desert island and everyone was dying of thirst, including yourself. To whom would you give the water to and why? This is what we will be discussing on today's show so I hope you tune in!
What did you eat for breakfast? Why do you keep eating the same thing? Is that boring? How exciting is your life? Do you eat what everyone else at the table is eating just because they are eating it OR do you pick your favorite healthy foods and get into the moment of eating for health?
I am using this as a metaphor for following others and not even enjoying what you put in your body or on it! You are not a follower.
Join host Sabrina as she shares that mic at blog talk radio's Sweet Perfume and Leather Jackets radio show on Fridays. She will wow you with her metaphors and analogies and make you see life differently than the world around that you could care less about.
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Dr George King described friendship as a flower that needs to be watered by two or more people in order to survive. I think this is a brilliant metaphor. Perhaps that flower could live for a little while being watered by only one person but in the long run it will just wither and die. Rather than waiting for the other person to start watering the flower before you do, why not take the initiative and start the watering first. You might just trigger them into watering it as well
When Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia in the late 1960s, he insisted that the problem with the state’s prisons was “the poor quality of its inmates.”
Maddox was a Democrat and an ardent defender of the Apartheid South, not exactly an American statesman. Yet his defense of Georgia’s prison system turns out to be a perfect metaphor for today’s Republican Party, created when political consultant Kevin Phillips realized that Nixon’s 43.9 percent, added to George Wallace’s 13.5 percent of the popular vote in the 1968 election, was the beginning of a coalition that would ensure a permanent Republican majority in the South. (Phillips has spent the second half of his life atoning for and writing about his Southern Strategy.)
To understand the posturing of the Republican candidates this year, you have to take into account the quality of the inmates––the Southern, conservative, anti-immigrant base that dominates the party Lincoln helped create to confront the nativism and anti-immigration politics of the Democrats and Know Nothings in the 1850s.
The candidates––not their backers and constituency-group leaders––got most of the media attention at last month’s Values Voters Summit in Washington because they are the candidates––and because their pronouncements, which range from deeply disturbing to utterly risible, are newsworthy.
When Ted Cruz implies that if elected, he will kill Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, that’s news. When Mike Huckabee promises to invoke the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to ban abortion with the stroke of a pen, because the unborn are fully fledged citizens of the United States (“None of your daughters and daughters-in-law called you up and said ‘Guess What? I’m going to have a blob of tissue.’”), that’s also news.
The fine art of communication has always relied heavily on myths, fables and metaphor as a method of saying things indirectly. This is known as multi-level communication. Its complicated.
Conscious awareness about these little understood patterns of perception create the ability to take a second look at the metaphors we use to make sense of our reationships, businesses, politics and lives. This is an emotional level of understanding - where perception, behavior and results evolve. You will probably be amazed, entranced and inspired by recognizing your ability to adjust these aspects of your life.
In his daily radio show “The Mentor Show” Coach Ron Tunick interviews movers and shakers in businesses nationwide, many of whom are motivational speakers themselves. His give and take style of motivational speaking has been honed by over 30 years as a successful businessman and years of interviews with top business leaders. In his keynote and motivational speeches Coach talks about:
– The need to create a ‘Thinking Room’ both internally and externally
– The 100 things every businessperson must do
– How to ‘fire yourself’
– Symbolic communication: How to communicate through metaphor and storytelling
– Strategic and tactical thinking techniques
– Overcoming your fears as the key to winning in life
Coach Tunick will show you how to turn your fears into winning, being more successful in life and business, and making more money.
In the wake of more insurgency attacks in the US, the dominant culture continues to work to maintain the culture of total control and oppression. The explanation by the dominant culture for the insurgent attacks we are seeing all over the United States is the tired exhausted narrative that the attackers are mentally ill. A somewhat new narrative being promoted by the media (the dominant culture's brainwashers) is that violence itself is a disease. This is a totally bullshit metaphor! Let's talk about it!
Listen in as I talk symbol, metaphor, shamanic tools and boosting manifestation with author, contemporary shaman, and social thought leader, Robin Rice. We use examples from Shaman Sea & Sky, Robin's recently launched online shop offering handcrafted shamanic tools and gifts, plus vintage sacred items from around the world.
This is a special episode for me as I have been training with this amazing woman for the past several years. It is an honor to have her as a guest on the show and our conversation was inspiring!
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