One of my teachers, via Ayn Rand, has been Aristotle.
He taught me one thing. Most people will not teach you much… they will do one thing and one thing only: alter your foundation.
And with regards to foundation altering: Aristotle’s teaching is the most jarring, and the most transformative.
Here is the teaching:
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises.
If you are doing all the right things and still don’t have your results… that is a contradiction. Check your premises.
Continue reading “When Life seems to work against you… or does opposite of what you expected”
We tend to look at the world in black and white terms. This or the opposite…
You and me…
But often what you think is the opposite is not…
My current favorite book, 46 rules of Genius, says:
“Rule 24 (of Genius)
“People tend to view simplicity and complexity as opposites. But this isn’t strictly true. The enemy of simplicity isn’t complexity, but disorder. And the enemy of complexity is also disorder.
- While complexity seeks order through addition,
- simplicity seeks order through subtraction.
Continue reading “Simplicity… Elegance… Coherence… Ask a different question…”
Yesterday I spent about four hours listening to Jordan Peterson. The material I listened to was a truth value of 30%… not bad.
In some ways Jordan Peterson, the teacher, and I, the teacher, deal with the same things: people don’t see why they should learn.
Many reasons, I see, but one of them is fundamental, and also invisible, meaning it is an invisible part of reality, the part that is below the sea level of the iceberg. It’s not hidden, as one of my students says… although Werner calls the process that makes it visible “unconcealing” suggesting that it is concealed, which is another word for hidden.
According to Kabbalah, 90% of reality is also hidden, so maybe I should call it hidden… but I prefer invisible… sue me if you don’t like it. Continue reading “Become all you can become? Why? How? Aren’t you already all you can become?”
One of the most telling measurements in my Starting Point Measurements is the number of spiritual capacities you have active in your DNA.
The world, humanity’s average score on that measurement is 0.4. My students’ is 0.6.
Why is that a telling measurement, Sophie? you should ask, but you don’t.
OK, let me explain even though no one is asking. Spiritual capacities are DNA capacities that only open when they are needed to get work done with them.
Some work cannot be done well, some things cannot be performed well, some things cannot be seen accurately or at all without one or more capacities.
Example: A medical doctor cannot diagnose well,
Continue reading “Happiness, the good life, lies on the other side of a paradigm shift”
Some questions come up again and again… especially for readers of my articles.
One of them goes like this: how come someone with a vibration and consciousness much lower than mine can make so much more money than I do?
Or, for me, how come I sometimes make money, other times I don’t? What about me that changes from one time to another?
These are very important questions to answer. For each and every one of us wants to get the most we can get, if we can get it… right? Continue reading “How do you block the flow?”
Your vibration, your creativity, your truth value all depends on your cone of vision… But until you see that you have a narrow cone of vision, that you look at things with narrow cone of vision, or a narrow filter, you won’t want to make it wider.
Wide cone of vision means inclusive… narrow cone of vision is exclusive… exclusive of areas that you KNOW don’t matter, don’t belong, or you don’t like them. Exclusive because you KNOW the answer…
The most exciting insights first show up in the corner of your eyes… Which means they are literally outside of your cone of vision.
One way I see this is how attached you are to one area of life, or one way to do it, or one problem you have.
Continue reading “To what degree is your life fragmented?”
As you know, I have been learning the difference between information and transformation the hard way…
Even though I have “known” this difference already ten years ago (I have a video of myself to prove it,) even the knowledge of that isn’t transformation.
Transformation is when your actions are consistent with the new knowledge, consistently.
My basic training is architecture, and my five year training, plus the two years to do all the calculations (a second graduate degree), it was all about doing, very little about knowing.
I had classmates who knew all the formulas, but couldn’t solve the problems. I could solve all the problems, if someone gave me the formulas, which I consistently and stubbornly refused to memorize. Continue reading “The difference between information (knowing) and transformation”
How much control do you have over your attention?
Why that is important?
- 1. where attention goes, energy flows. But… as you’ll find out, not all attention is equal…
- 2. While you are “paying” attention to one thing, you are ignoring everything else.
Attention is a single pointed arrow… it is not very wide cone either.
- Your cone of vision is already narrow… why? Because fear narrows it… automatically.
- And fear also urges you to fix what seems to be threatening you… by avoiding it, or by doing something drastic to it.
What happens when you see something that seems to be threatening you? Essentially what happens is that you take that “thing” completely out of context… because in your puny cone of vision you cannot see the larger picture, you cannot see the context. Continue reading “Where attention goes, energy flows… but can you direct your attention by your thoughts?”
This article is from 2014…
Often anything can kick you into the horizontal plane . I got kicked into it… the horizontal plane, and now I am working my way off… it is not that easy. I can’t even connect to muscle test… the horizontal plane is sticky. It wants you, all of you. It eats your life for breakfast.
Let me explain: Humanity (you!) lives on the horizontal plane at this stage of evolution. It is both the starting point and the end state…
On the horizontal plane everything is about comparison. More, better, different…
The good old days…
I want what they have, because I don’t have it… and I want it.
Continue reading “Abundance Or Scarcity? Choose… Updated”
Everyone, always, wants to effect the results directly, but that is not the nature of reality. The result comes from many many factors, that together and individually can be effected… and the synergistic effect finally gets all the way to the end result.
In some contexts the end result is your vibration. In others your worldly results, like how much money you make.
Because most people have no idea how the world works, what is the nature of reality, they are highly ineffective in the world, and they are highly dupable.
If you cannot see cause and effect, the connection between things, you’ll do stupid things, put the cart in front of the horses, and spend time and money on ineffective practices, ineffective programs.
Religion is one of these ineffective practices, ineffective programs. Continue reading “How the about-me score effects your relationships, how you appear in the world, how successful you can be?”