In the beginning our eyes sent wordless signals to our brain. And the brain figured it out what that signal meant for you, in that moment. It kept you safe, it kept you in food, it kept you in the good graces of your tribe.
But at some point words, like a narrative, accompanied the visual signals, and after another while we stopped looking and we started to be satisfied with the verbal commentary.
Of course many of us did. But because the people that were going to the words to know what they saw died, they became dinner... Their genetic material didn't learn anything, because they were dead. But many didn't die... and they lived in a false security not informed by reality, and there was no evolutionary pressure to start looking again...
This is the segment of humanity that has grown in numbers the most. They weren't bothered by scarcity of food, scarcity of power, lack of survival skills, they just multiplied like rabbits.
Their offspring comprises now 99% of humanity. The 1% is mostly millionaires and billionaires.
The difference between the two groups is invisible to the naked eye... you have to watch them in action to see that the 99% isn't even looking before they make a decision.
It takes more than just insights, or reading, or listening to audios to become a fully equipped person who can live the good life. But what is the fundamental missing piece that so darn few ever benefit from in ANY of the activities they undertake?
With life spent in cars and buildings, our eyes stopped looking and assessing our environments. And with smart phones and computers, our eyes became like stationary search beams, not seeing anything outside of the beam...
But more importantly: out of sight - out of mind: the brain does not connect what you see with anything... nothing is ever written on your brain's hard drive... only into its RAM... and once you look away, it all disappears...
I have been very sick, but I am feeling a little better. I can stay with a thing now a little longer, I can take an idea a little further.
I have been working out the toxins from my poor battered body, slowly, and somewhat effectively. Three weeks it has been since I gotten myself poisoned.
And one of the signs that I am coming back to myself is that I am noticing more.
The role of liking in following guidance, following coaching.
I have a few "clients" that keep on coming back, show up on my webinars, want stuff from me, but when I look: they follow maybe 1% of what they got from me, and the rest: they go to someone else to get guidance from. Continue reading "Liking"
What capacity is missing so that you cannot tell, you cannot recognize the same thing in a different environment?
I think this is the main issue for people who cannot grow... even if they keep on having private sessions, do all my courses, or all Landmark courses, or all Mindvalley courses, or use energy stuff... mine or others'.
When you put something they know some other environment, they don't recognize it in a different environment, a different context.
So what is the missing capacity, you wonder... And how can anyone dream up a method to teach it?
"It's easier to evaluate your results through drunken delusion than to gaze soberly in the mirror and face the truth."
I had a conversation yesterday with one of my clients, and as it is predictable in many conversations, weight came up.
Weight is a universal source of grief, effort, disappointment, and self-hate.
But why would that be so?
I can recall, in my life, four "campaigns" to regain control over my body.
The most recent one is successful and is going to last. The previous ones included one or two elements that were not sustainable. for example the first time I was on a starvation diet, and I maintained it for 10 years, until I came to the United States, where the plenty beat me on my a**. Continue reading "When all your efforts result in no learning"
Let's build a high vibration person... let's build a skill, let's build some skills
I am starting a new series that also shows a new direction I am taking my teaching/coaching practice.
The new direction is skill-building.
Obviously, if you are like most people, you have no idea what a skill is. You may say some inane things, but you still don't know. Even if you read the "what color is your parachute" famous book that has been published and every year for 48 years, with over ten million copies sold.
I have taught it. I have lead the workshop. And I can safely tell you that in all those years, there wasn't one person who learned from me, or from the book what a skill really is, and then develop skills that would take them far on the job market.
Why? Because skill is part of the invisible world.