The fourth quadrant: power… added to beauty, truth, and goodness. Is that yours?

Touched, moved, and inspired... Let's look at inspired...

What is inspired? I am sure that as many people I'd ask as many responses I would get, so let's get on the same page about it, OK? And here is another word: divine... we'll call divine anything that is from the invisible domain of reality... nothing to do with some god, or angels, or other 4th plan human mind products.

First the verb: inspire: 1 : to move or guide by divine influence. 2 : to move (someone) to act, create, or feel emotions : arouse.

Then the adverb: inspired: outstanding or brilliant in a way or to a degree suggestive of divine inspiration

And the noun: inspiration: a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation

What is in common is the divine influence... being guided... being moved or animated by divine influence. Continue reading "The fourth quadrant: power… added to beauty, truth, and goodness. Is that yours?"

How to find your real self… instead of honoring your false self as yourself

As I have written before, the book I am reading now is the Metaskills.

The author is a designer, and looks at life through a designer's glasses.

The article "You live in a world of your own design" is one of the favorite articles on my site. People want to design their lives.

The popularity of the program, Mind Movies builds on that desire to design... but the requirements for design are not there, not there for 99.99% of humanity... What is there is something else, something that doesn't allow for design.

The basics of being a designer is what is most missing in life... if you really look, you can see it. Continue reading "How to find your real self… instead of honoring your false self as yourself"

“You can only kick with one foot at a time, Otherwise you fall on your arse.”

"You can only kick with one foot at a time, Otherwise you fall on your arse."

You can only pick one thing that you want out of life, and if you pick the wrong thing, you'll never be successful.

...Joel Salatin said, "the worst thing in life is to get older and realize you got good at the wrong thing."

You would think that the title is about multi-tasking. But it isn't. It is a life that is un-integrated.

So what is an integrated life?

A life is like a symphonic orchestra.

Most people's life sounds like the tuning the instruments phase of the orchestra: cacophony. Bad noise.

Only when the conductor shows up, raps his baton against the music sheets, silence, and music starts. All instruments read the same music sheets, all keep their eyes on the conductor... Integration happens.

An integrated life.

Yeah-yeah Sophie, but what is the music sheet? What should you organize your life around so you can live the integrated and therefore enjoyable life? Continue reading "“You can only kick with one foot at a time, Otherwise you fall on your arse.”"

How to take care of your emotions, the emotions that take care of you?

What takes care of you... that you can take care of?

I have told you how enamored I am with the principle "take care of what takes care of you."

What I don't elaborate about in that article, is how do you know if something takes care of you or not. How do you know if you CAN take care of something or not?

  • Especially because many modalities ask you to stop thinking, for example. Can you do that?
  • Or they ask you to think positive... don't even sin in your thoughts, feel different, be happy, be appreciative, and things like that.

Do you have the power to take care of those?

Continue reading "How to take care of your emotions, the emotions that take care of you?"

The fallacy of slow is better

First off: what is a fallacy? A fallacy is a belief, a behavior, a theory that is based on a premise, an argument that is mistaken. The low truth value of most science, economic theories, spiritual teachings, or most non-fiction book is because of this: the premise, the foundation, the argument is mistaken. The fact that someone got a Nobel Prize only shows that this is hidden from plain view.

This article will deal with one unsound argument, one premise that is false but invisible.

When T. Harv Eker said: when something is not working, there is something you don't know... The "something you don't know" is always from the invisible. ALWAYS. And more often than not, it is a premise, undebated, unconscious, taken for a fact.

So, here you go: the title says it all: it is believed that slow is good. That slow is "mindful". Continue reading "The fallacy of slow is better"

Unhappy? Bored? So-so? Read this article…

principles or privileges? chooseDrifting? Aimless? Unhappy? Bored? So-so? Read this article...

I just watched two book reviews of the same book, Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt. Why? Because I wanted to get the gist of it, without having to chew 300 pages plus.

But I am still interested to hear the principles, in 10 minutes instead of 10 hours... wouldn't you?

The two reviews differed vastly, because of the reviewers.

Their IQ being the same, I looked at their vibration, and the difference was there... 20 points difference.

Vibration, in one way to look at, is the height from where you look at life.

The first guy looked at the book from a height from where you can see the principles, and can allow yourself to be guided by them. That is the usefulness of principles.

Continue reading "Unhappy? Bored? So-so? Read this article…"

Principle: Make your plane land on the landing strip, regardless of the weather

make your plane go where you want it to goI have been "harping" on this with my students: hear the principle first, and then hear the rest...

If I asked you (Cinderella) to separate the wheat from the chaff... what would you do first? If you are like me, you first find out what is the difference... in looks, in weight, and then start separating them accordingly.

I even used to use this capacity (oh, forgot to say, it's a capacity!) to hire or not hire someone to work with me. I would ask someone to separate a pile of things by their category...

For you Everything is the same as everything else ... except not always

Universally missing capacity... I found out.  The underlying capacity can be said with these words: be able to tell the forest for the trees. Continue reading "Principle: Make your plane land on the landing strip, regardless of the weather"

Knowledge is not power… unless

Unless you know what you learned... you didn't learn anything.
And unless what you leaned changes your behavior, inside or outside, nothing will change.

All learning is behavior modification, to become more fit to life, to play the game of life better, for yourself and for the human race.

So how do you modify behavior?

The process starts with an insight. The more energy is in the insight, the more energy you can bring to the insight, the easier it will be to make the modification. Continue reading "Knowledge is not power… unless"

Does life behave like a kayak or an automobile?

As I was answering a coaching student's post on my Reclaim your life program, I had an insight.

The model you use to change your life, to make decision, to live your life is the model of the automobile.

Narrow streets, you make right angle turns, the motive power in the engine obeys your steering.

Life doesn't work like an automobile. Life is a lot more like kayaking.

The way you adjust your direction is with tiny shifts of your paddle... no big moves are effective. Continue reading "Does life behave like a kayak or an automobile?"

Making the invisible visible!

Making the invisible visible

When things float in your head, they are part of the invisible domain.

You don't really see what is there, you only have some clue by the marker feelings... the feelings/emotions that they trigger.

Making that visible can make the difference between conceited, delusionally smart, and actually becoming worth a damn in the world.

My main methodology of making the invisible visible, is following a principle: "It's hard to be silently brilliant. Lots of thoughts occur when you open your mouth." Continue reading "Making the invisible visible!"