The battle to death of the virtues and the vices…

  • aristotele's golden meanI have been reading articles, studies, even books to get more effective at teaching you. Yesterday I learned some new words for my accurate vocabulary:
  • intellectual virtues/intellectual vices
  • character virtues/character vices
  • physical virtues/physical vices

In my field... self-evolution, self-improvement, self-growth, one of the things I am seeing makes my stomach turn: a widespread phenomenon of being a Milque Toast... i.e. squeamish, i.e. looking only at the bright side of things.

If you tell someone a thousands things to be, VIRTUES, and they manage to be that way, you can raise their numbers, consciousness, vibration, etc. maybe 10%. ugh... very ineffective. Continue reading "The battle to death of the virtues and the vices…"

Inventing a new you, a YOU you can become, A paradigm shift…

new you collageThis article has turned out to be quite a novella... Read it when you have time... probably not now. Or listen to it

Of all the things that are different between homo sapiens and human being, the hardest thing, the highest and most treacherous mountain to scale and stay on the top of, is the idea of a being that is missing... i.e. a context.

You may be familiar, even conversant about beings that are there... I am happy, I am sad, I am stupid... but a being that isn't... is entirely outside of your ability to see.

See, as in seeing it as possible. Seeing it as something you can discover, invent for yourself. Create.

I have known people who did art in my life. A lot. But I have known only a handful who treaded into the unknown. Continue reading "Inventing a new you, a YOU you can become, A paradigm shift…"

THERE is a Principle of Power in every person: and there does not appear to be any limit to the possibilities of his growth

This article is based on Wallace D. Wattles' famous third book, The Science Of Being Great and, of course, what I have to say about the topic.

We all want to be great... or at least be considered great, and we all fall short... because we are NOT great, not great at all. The gap between what we hope and what we produce keeps us, overtly or covertly miserable and self-hating.

By being great Wallace D. Wattles means someone who tunes in to All-Knowledge AND acts in a Certain Way. Neither of it is typical... neither of it is practiced by the majority, although all consider it a standard, an ideal... for others.

This chapter establishes the grounds from which Wattles builds his theory: Human being is miserable unless he is growing. Miserable, unless he is advancing. By nature...

I am definitely an example of being able to tune into the All-Knowledge, and am a student of acting in a Certain Way. I am not there much of the time... maybe not even 80%. But the quality of my life is incomparable with what it was before I started practicing the Certain Way.

Read and heed. You'll know if you are ready to hear this or not. How will you know? This will sound like good news if you are ready. And boring or not for you, if you are not. Or worse than that: you'll think of all the people for whom this should be a must, but not you... (Especially if your soul correction is "Removing The Dark Side".

I hope you are ready. For your own sake...
Continue reading "THERE is a Principle of Power in every person: and there does not appear to be any limit to the possibilities of his growth"

Your IQ, your base nature… and the Playground

smart looking babyYou can have a high IQ, and yet be a slacker in life.

Why? Because IQ is still only a potential of the brain... not independent of what you use or not use, what you expose yourself or not...

I once had an employee who I hired because she was a Mensa Society member. Mensa only accepts people to be members whose IQ tests say they are above 130... I think. But, between you and me, she was a useless employee and I had to let her go.

Since then I don't trust IQ tests. You can have a high IQ, and yet be an underachiever in life. Continue reading "Your IQ, your base nature… and the Playground"

Sometimes the only way for you to notice what a pr*ck you have been, is to change your ways and look back

invisilble fieldSometimes the only way for you to notice what a prick you have been, is to change your ways and look back.
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As I am on the mend, I now have gone outside to walk a little bit to move the fluids inside, the blood, and the lymphatic system. If there are more... I don't know about them. 1

So my constitutional is to make the fluids move... I don't have energy for a lot of walk, about a quarter of a mile is what I CAN walk now... I used to be able to walk for hours.

There is a woman whom I met a number of years ago. She lives about 8 doors downhill from me. I first met her on a September Sunday, she was participating in an Art trail... that happens in Syracuse, where I live, every year about this time of the year. Continue reading "Sometimes the only way for you to notice what a pr*ck you have been, is to change your ways and look back"

Self-awareness… what is it and why is it crucial to have it?

Self-awareness is the rarest of all the human virtues. Why? because it is all inner... and unless you have it you won't even know you have it. And unless you grow it, you can't change.

This is one of the things I measure in the Starting Point Measurements.

The numbers I get are between 3% and 20%, with 20% is being rare: I only found, so far, one person with that level of awareness.

So what can you notice if and when you are self-aware?

You notice your feelings and your emotions and then interpret them. Explain them.

We (and psychologists) have established that emotional intelligence is crucial to the quality of your life. Your life experience. Continue reading "Self-awareness… what is it and why is it crucial to have it?"

Generosity, choosing, gratitude

Generosity was one of the distinctions I spent years researching and trying to BE...

It is a tricky way to be, the full meaning of generosity, because almost no one ever is really generous.

We normally equate giving with generosity. Some give stuff, others give praise, some give of themselves.

Most generosity makes the recipient suspicious: what is the ulterior motive?

And rightly so: culturally, human culture, I mean, generosity doesn't make sense... only trade does. "I give you this, so you'll give me that."

And yet, there are a very few people who are actually generous, and they are happy. WTF, right?

Here is another important question: just like with love, whose experience matters, the giver or the receiver? Continue reading "Generosity, choosing, gratitude"

Make your plane go where you want it to go… or what one thing you want to learn from Babe Ruth

Make your plane go where you want it to go...

This is probably the most shocking sentence in the whole 67 step program.

I literally don't know anyone who lives that way.

People try to succeed, try a diet, try this and try that... while their plane crashes in every area.

So what is the difference between who are like that, who are on their way to become that kind of person, and others who never ever land their plane on the landing strip? Continue reading "Make your plane go where you want it to go… or what one thing you want to learn from Babe Ruth"

The fundamental difference between low vibration and high vibration is…

If you admire the butterfly, then you have low vibration... A butterfly person will not be enamored with a butterfly...

The "I don't like" "I don't want" list, seems to be a very reliable measure of the size of your world and thus your vibration. (You may call it your frequency, or your vibrational frequency... but what the words indicate isn't real... your vibration is better defined in this article.)

When you have low vibration (under 200), the size of your world is tiny, mostly about you, your person, how you feel, etc.

Add the three-tier-value-system 1 to the mix, and you are now clearly seeing someone's vibration, without having to be able to muscle test or connect to Source. Continue reading "The fundamental difference between low vibration and high vibration is…"

Reframing: State change: Changing your emotional state

Frame: state change. Causing yourself or another to change their emotional state, aka attitude.

The myth of "IS"

One of the invisible tools the memes use, the memes that keep us trapped and unable to take control of our lives is to spew "is" on us.

OK, that was a long sentence. let me see if I can reword it. The memes freeze us into a life where we have no power. It is in the wording. The freezing power comes from the wording.

We have spoken about the having to, needing to, wanting to, and should... these are a group of tools the memes use to rob us of our own power, and render us puppets.

The tool that renders us powerless to change is the improper use of "is".

  • Whenever you feel you need to change, this meme tool is at work.
  • Whenever you point a blaming finger at yourself, at the world, or at others, this meme tool is at work.
  • It is under learned helplessness. It is under resignation, cynicism, and unless you learn to recognize it, you'll fight it... like Don Quixote was fighting the windmills. No chance to win.

Continue reading "Reframing: State change: Changing your emotional state"