Developing Heroic Qualities With QM Mosquito Killer
Joseph Campbell gave us a valuable description of the metaphorical hero’s journey. He said that we’ll first hear a calling, and we’ll always have a choice whether to surrender to it. There will be a threshold to cross, which will require unconditional commitment and separation from what’s familiar. There will be guardians along the way, waiting to help us. And of course, there will be a challenge – a dragon on the path, a demon from the dark side. And when we’ve experienced initiation, we get to return home as heroes.
What does it mean? Opportunities come up daily for us to act in heroic ways. And the steps that Campbell outlined are part of the process.
Enhance your integrity. Think of a personal hero–real, fictional, dead or alive. What are the qualities you look up to in this person? If you don’t have one, you can create one based on the qualities you most admire in people or would love to possess. Chances are that this hero you have in mind will have integrity. Being a credible hero is about being trustworthy, and having strong moral values (sense of right and wrong).
- Be honest. Integrity is also about being honest. Communicate your feelings and thoughts respectfully and assertively. This means not being afraid to say how you feel. Use “I statements” such as, “I feel ____, when you ____.” For example, you might say, “I feel angry when you hurt other people.”
- Follow through. If you say you are going to do something, do it. Otherwise, don’t make false promises if you aren’t sure if you can follow through. Heroes are people that we can count on. They are dependable and consistent.
- Know your moral values. Identify your ethics and what you believe in to increase moral responsibility.Write a list of your moral values. For example, you might believe in freedom, equality, justice, and free speech.
- Identify what you disagree with and write these down. For example, you might be against: murder, stealing, harming yourself, harming others, cheating, and violence.
Be the Change You Want to See in the World – This line, a paraphrased version of a quote from Gandhi, is saturated with truth and wisdom. People can easily spot a hypocrite – the person who cries for energy conservation but drives a Hummer; the person who tells us to give to the poor yet gives little himself; or the person who advocates world peace yet spouts hatred on Facebook or Twitter. True heroes live the words they speak.
Promote the Good rather than Oppose the Bad — The most successful, heroic people focus on the positive. They know that negative energy, even when directed against dark forces in the world, is ineffective for promoting positive change. Mother Teresa is famous for saying, “I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.”
Volunteer Your Time – These last three suggestions focus on serving others. Your service can take the form of your time. Spending some loving, caring time with others can be far more meaningful than spending money on them. Visit a nursing home. Volunteer to help adults learn how to read. Spend time with children. Make someone feel loved today, especially those who are on the fringes of society.
Volunteer Your Talent – Everyone has a talent they can share to enrich the lives of others. We have a friend who volunteers to play the piano at a retirement home. Another friend with great empathy and listening skills volunteers to help teenagers who are growing up in troubled homes. Another friend with good business instincts holds fundraisers and bake-sales for charities. Make an inventory of your talents and use them to improve the lives of others.
Volunteer Your Treasure – Many of us engage in some form of tithing – the practice of donating a portion of one’s income to help others in need. Don’t feel like you need to contribute vast amounts to make a difference. The aggregation of small amounts from many people can add up and make a significant impact. Make sure the charities you donate to are worthwhile and well-run. Charity Navigator can help you make an informed choice.
Protect yourself from mosquito bites. Always put safety first, small mosquito can cause lots of diseases. Use QM electric mosquito killer (MBOX or IT04) to prevent mosquito bites. MBOX uses a new and highly effective method to catch mosquitoes. Using our newest knowledge on how mosquitos locate their prey we developed a new way of catching mosquito’s without any hazardous dangers for humans. Mosquitos trace Co2 to their host; use heat vision to locate the blood veins. MBOX mosquito killer is specifically designed to tailor these primal sensors of the mosquito. Once close enough the mosquito will be sucked in and dried out, calculated technology. Prevention is always better than healing and some diseases cannot be healed. With the QM mosquito trap, then you can be the best hero.