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Why You Feel The Way You Do

You may ask, what could motivate some of us to do what we do. The thing we can do to know the answer, is to know it when we see it. You are the gatekeeper of your mind. What I say now and what I will be saying is not academic. I simply look at life in a way you may never have. And I will give you answers to questions that you did not know you ever had. It is how I see the world and life as it was given. From the beginning to the end, it is all about life, and how we think.

What I have to say is not fiction it is about life and our existence, as I believe it to be. It is not about what you have been told. It is about the way that it is. What is here will help you to know that to see, you must look. You may, see you in what I have to say. When you do not, maybe it will be someone you know and love that comes to mind. Or perhaps one of those troubled souls who you see act out their hurt in all the wrong places when there seems to be no reason. Now you will know what that might be. It is a matter of knowing the real you. The person you see when all else is peeled away. Through growth and enlightenment, you can change the course of your life, if that is what you need or want to do.

This blog is about how we think, feel, act, and why. It is a guide in how to live a better life through your thoughts. It will help you to understand how we all, think. And will show that if how you think is disordered your life will be the same. How you think is the root cause of your negative feelings. The focus is on the Self: your Self, her Self, him Self and my Self―all of us.  I did not always know what I know now. I will share what I know with those who will listen. What I have written is the truth, as I know it to be.

First, you have to listen. The more you listen, the more you will understand what it is that you hear. You are sure to think, and feel what you hear if you listen. There will be truths that will cause you to change how you perceive the world around you. This is good. It will challenge the way you think. If it is not a cause to think, what cause is it? I had to think about me. And you will have to think about you.

For those times when you need to connect with what it means to say, “that’s life,” this will be a reference. It is a way to look at the true nature of what is and how it came to be. The truth tells all when it is told. It is what we have to depend on. It is about how we view the world that each of us lives in. Your world is not just what is around you. It is also what is in your mind, and the things that go on in your head. It is for all who have had thoughts about why we think how we do. Change may be a stranger. As you step closer, you may see a friend, for after all “It Is How You Think.”

Peace

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ariel
    Oct 11 2013

    Nice!

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  2. Ann Marie
    Dec 11 2013

    Mr Yarborough, I waited all day yesterday and today for the Otis Redding Recovery Vid you said would be available 10th Dec, what happened, I can’t wait!

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    • Dec 11 2013

      I am so sorry that you missed seeing the video yesterday. I blogged it at approximately 2:35 central standard time. Please go look again; it is there. The title of the video is The Day Soul Cried December 10, 1967 The Otis Redding Story. Please let me know that you found it. I do want to know. Peace

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      • Ann Marie
        Dec 11 2013

        Greetings Mr Yarborough. Yes, I finally got to watch the video just now. Forgive me, I’m in London England that’s 6 hours behind you guys taking you are in Madison. Thank you so much. I, too am a supreme Otis Redding Fan. I was 8 years from being born when Master Otis died, he is so big over here in the UK, he’s STILL the talk of the town 46 years after his last show in London. My one wish would be to see him live in concert but, hey, I WILL get to see him one day, up there! Thank you, sir and God bless. AnnM

      • Dec 11 2013

        Hello Ann Marie, thanks for letting me know that all is well. One thing missing, you did not say what you think about the video. Were the images too graphic? It took many years of debating with myself if I should make them available to the public. I just felt that for true fans, it would be the right thing to do. And on that note, please let anyone who you know that would appreciate video, where they can find it.

        Peace,
        James

      • Dec 11 2013

        Hello Ann Marie,
        If you are ever in the states, please visit the Otis Redding Memorial in Madison, Wisconsin. There is so much to see here. If that is not possible let nothing keep you away from itishowyouthink.com.
        Peace,
        James

      • Ann Marie
        Dec 12 2013

        Hey James,

        Hope you’re ready for this.

        As heart wrenching as it was to watch my absolute hero being pulled out of a lake I’m sure he had never heard of, I didn’t think it was too graphic, compelling I think is more the word. (I held the crown of my head and cried like a tot when I saw his face and how swollen it looked and that his right leg appears to be broken and he lost a shoe.)

        I kind of wish the video was a bit longer or had more imagery on the recovery from the boat arriving to him and his crew being taken away Ben Cauley etc but, hey, I got to see what I wanted to see after so long, thank u once again. I am also curious as the who got placed inside the police van before Otis was taken in; still strapped to his seat. (I’m guessing the pilot or Ron Caldwell, poor chaps.)

        I had been scouring the net for years and years for a close up look on Otis’ last journey. He was so bloody close to Madison as well. I have watched your 9 plus minute memorial though Otis’s face was blocked out. Mind you, James, the BBC over here in England has some footage of Otis’s recovery (him about to be pulled from Lake Monona) but nothing like what you have. It must have been hard to post those images but I feel you did the right thing, it is rare you see an entertainer of his calibre being documented so much in death (the pic with him in Jet mag with the coroner, you would not see such a thing in today’s mags). I write and make movies myself and I thought you did a real good job piecing the video together, the build up and climax.

        The whole episode of Otis’ death is sad from start to finish, of course we all have to die but at 26 when you are about to go global, though he did go global and will always BE global…in my books, anyway.
        I have done extensive research on the music genius, have read every article ever made/written on him, read all of his bio’s, (Scott Freeman is a twit and so is James Brown) seen every live performance youtube and other sources have on him but YOUR video brought it home.

        I read a few articles that he and his crew were hungry when they boarded OR’s private plane that day (as a mother/nurturer, this bother’s me to no end!) on top of that, Otis felt disheartened that his most famous song (Dock of the Bay) was not kindly received by the people closest to him. If only he knew but I’m sure does know. I love Otis, full stop and I know you do.

        I plan to hit Madison before his 50th anniversary. Trust me I will check out his memorial museum I will also come and check you out and buy you a cup of tea, you know us Brits. You are a beautiful brother, James and I hope one day to shake your hand.

        Have a blessed day. Please stay in touch.

        Ann M
        London England.

  3. Jan 12 2014

    Thank you for your comments, every single word was taken to heart. Yes, I do love Otis, his music and the man that he was. I can understand why you feel the way you do. There is not much need in me trying to justify the posting of this video. I do not think that it needs a justification; though, it is painful to watch. As most of us know, Otis’ plane crashed into Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. He, along with members of his band and the pilot were killed. We also know that their bodies were recovered from the lake and a recording was made of this. It was no secret and no one attempted to keep it hidden. This was not the first time that this footage of the recovery has been publicized. And it was not I who did it.

    All of the reasons why you say that the footage of the recovery should have been hidden away from the public is the very reason that it should have been shown. A true fan would know this. I love Otis both in the life that he lived and his death. It matters not to me how he died and the circumstance. I am not fickle. I am not so fragile that seeing images of his body in death will cause me to change how I feel about Otis. His death was tragic, but it was real. We will all take that trip one day and the manner in which we do, not one of us can know.

    For anyone who is hurt by the images of the recovery of Otis’ body, I say to you, I understand. It took over twenty years for me to overcome the debate I was having with myself to post them. I just felt it was the right thing to do. You say I should take it down, is this what we do when there is a challenge to our sensibilities. I think not. You had a great deal to say, and my hope is that by saying what you have that it helped in some way. And yes, I am who I say I am and I have done what I say I have. And will continue to do what I do. There is another comment from an Otis fan regarding the video that has caused you so much concern. The commenter and fan thank me for posting the video. She could not wait. Please find the comment on my blog. You may want to ask her why.

    Again, I want to thank you for your comment and may God bless and keep you.

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