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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Posting PreRecorded Videos to Instagram

Happy Saturday Blog Subscribers, Followers, and Visitors.

Today I would like to share the steps you need to take in order to post a prerecorded video to Instagram. It is really quite easy, but you need to pay attention to the details here or else you will not succeed. Here are the steps.

Step #1: Create your video and then save it to your hard drive.

: This is a video you are creating using video creation software like Camtasia Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Apple iMovie, etc.

Step #2: Email the video to yourself as an attachment.

Step #3: Download the video attachment in your email to your Phone's Camera Library.

Step #4: Open Instagram (you are, of course, logged into your account), and choose the + icon.

Step #5: First, select Video.

Step #6: Second, select Camera Library.

Step #7: Single click on the video to select it and then go through the steps to choose the presentation mode of the video plus if you want to add any text and/or share as you post.

Step #8: Go to your Instagram page and click on the video. It should be there.

Note: I personally recommend short videos to ensure that the quality is good and also that there are no streaming issues of any kind.

Step #9: Have fun and enjoy your new skill.


Keith Johnson, MBA, MS Education
Senior Tech Writer and Software Trainer 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Self: The Spiritual Sun

In his writings, the late Hindu Master Swami Sivananda said that the Spiritual Self (OM), also called Paramatma, is the true source of Spiritual and Material Light and is the source of all physical suns in the Universe. Paramatma is also called the Oversoul because it watches over all individual souls in all planes of existence and in all life forms - including human. So, the Sun of our Solar System has a similar relationship to the Spiritual Sun as we do (Atman, human soul) to our Spiritual Oversoul (Paramatma). Jesus revealed this understanding when he said "I and the Father are One". Krishna also revealed this understanding when he said "I am the Sacred Syllable OM". We can feel the presence of our Divine Source through the physical sun as well as through love, compassion, empathy, understanding, acceptance, forgiveness, and other divine qualities and attributes.

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Keith Johnson
Senior Tech Writer
Senior OM Meditation Practitioner

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Tibetan OM

Hello Friends, Colleagues and Blog Followers. I hope your week is going well. Today is Wednesday, July 12, 2017 and I hope your Thursday and Friday go well too. Today's post is about the Tibetan OM symbol (shown above). All Buddhist Mantras from the Tibetan Buddhist path usually begin with the OM sound and symbol: Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Ah Hung, Om Tare Tam Soha, etc. This because one is invoking the presence of beings who are enlightened and the OM sound is honoring the limitless consciousness, awareness and compassion of these beings. If you study the Buddhist texts and scriptures, you will discover that awareness is the solution to all problems encountered in life. It is ignorance that holds us back. So, invoking OM not only honors the enlightened presence of Buddhas and Bodhisatvas, but also reveals to them our desire to attain such a state of blessed consciousness. OM is not used only in Tibet. It is used in India (Hinduism) and in other Eastern paths. Yogananda even wrote that OM is the original sound form of the word AMEN used in most Western religions and spiritual practices today. OM AH HUNG. Regards, Namaste, Keith

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Why I Say Thanks To Microsoft

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Blog Subscribers, Blog Visitors:

Since 1992, Microsoft has been a powerful force in my life. Starting with MS-DOS, I got my first experiences when I was living in Brazil in terms of working with personal computers and software. Most DOS software at that time was run off a simple floppy disk, but I learned to master the keyboard and how to navigate software using the keyboard alone. Then, right after that, in 1994, I started to work with Windows 3.0 and also Windows for Workgroups 3.11. Software was built using the Microsoft Software Development Kit (SDK), which used the C language. I learned this platform and some C and built two apps for Windows 3.0 called WinMala (The Windows Mailer program, in Brazilian Portuguese) and Johnson English Windows, which was just a simple program showing Brazilians common nouns, verbs, sentences, adjectives, adverbs, etc. After that, I taught technical high school students how to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Visual Basic, and FoxPro.

This is what I did in Brazil from 1992 - 1996: I taught computing as well as developed software. I also had to work as a Technical Writer to document my code as well as be able to put together lessons and lesson plans for my students. Essentially, I became very skilled at writing programs that students ran on their computers and then in class I would have them do other more advanced programs once the basic lesson was completed.

When I returned to Miami in 1996, I continued to work in IT as a Technical Writer and Software Trainer, until today (2017). It is Microsoft's Windows platform and subsequent software that has enabled me to produce great documentation and learn many things. Visual Studio has enabled me to work with developers. Microsoft Office has enabled me to create user guides and presentations.

Thanks Microsoft. Keep up the great work. 

Keith Johnson, Sr. Tech Writer/Trainer/Author

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Daily Om Meditation

 Dear Friends, Colleagues, Blog Subscribers, Blog Visitors:

The reason for this post is to shed light on a very important truth: BEING is the foundation of HAVING and DOING. Without BEING, having is not possible. Without BEING, doing is not possible. If you do not exist and you "are not", how can you possibly have anything or do anything? You cannot. It is really that simple. Many spiritual masters, writers, gurus, speakers, and practitioners are well aware of this truth and live their lives in accordance with this important truth. This is a great blessing because the world today is in pursuit of more - more money, more sex, more power, more of this and more of that. Well, both of these are based on the second tier of life - having and doing - and not based on the first. BEING is permanent. You cannot add or take away from BEING. Either you exist or do you not exist.

Anxiety can be removed and reduced by simply remembering that BEING is a great thing. We can just sit and breathe in and breathe out. We can enjoy the sunrise. We can enjoy the sunset. Wealth is never enough. Power is never enough. Desire is never satisfied, says the Buddha. So, let us take a step back from worldliness today...and let us just BE. Like the Beatles also sang "LET IT BE". I could not agree more. Just be....Just relax, let go, and enjoy this moment. Thanks, Namaste.

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