I don't think I have ever really distinguished the difference between these two similar sounding activities... so it's time.
As usual, I had to distinguish the difference for myself... the hard way.
I almost didn't make it...
My strength deteriorated to the degree that I was having heart pain and exhaustion from just going from one end of the apartment to the other... So I started to mentally prepare myself to meet my maker, so to say.
We behave as if that were not true, if we yell loud enough, if we assert our claims enough, if we pretend that it's a mistake, etc.
I see it on clients, students all the time.
I did a Bach profile for a brand new person this morning. His "linchpin" Bach Energy is the Peacock. Peacock is one of these "I deserve to be beautiful because I eat poisonous berries for breakfast, lunch and dinner." It is the 40th Bach Energy® Dr. Edward Bach didn't find before he died. I did. I also found the Yew... #39. The toxic person. Desire to receive for the self alone...
If they listened to themselves they would say:... Are you crazy? Stop eating that stuff, it will kill you!
What is the fastest way to devolve... the greased chute to lose your vibration? To move yourself to the horizontal plane...
Sometimes I write articles to solve an issue for myself... Tai calls this chess-like assiduity... lol.
Sometimes I write articles to address and issue one or more clients are dealing with... and help them solve it for themselves. Because, remember, when things don't go well... there is something that you don't know/don't see
And sometimes I write articles to prevent an issue for a client, and issue that is predictably coming.
This article fits category two and three... Some clients are struggling with an issue the other clients are about to encounter...
The issue is devolving. Greased chute to hell... Not a happy issue, is it?
When I wrote the article about racial, ancestral identity and its importance, I touched on something that is not valuable for most people... because I didn't go deep enough and I didn't accurately identify what it takes to be proud of who you are, where you belong.
I got on the phone with one of the people who was very unhappy about that article... I was eager to talk, because it is near impossible to go beyond the visible by yourself. It is a whole lot easier when you get input... because what is invisible to you can be visible for another.
Know thyself is what is one of the 147 maxims (a short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct. Not the same as a principle, but there are many overlaps... Most of these maxims are virtues. My favorites are "Know what you have learned" and "Be/Know yourself", because they are maybe the most important. Do yourself a favor, and read them, and ponder.) inscribed in Delphi...
In fact, it is a principle.
A principle is something to live by, something to get guidance from.
When we talk about principle driven life, any of those 147, and countless other principles will do your life justice.
When I look at people, when I observe them, their lives have no rhyme, no purpose...
There is a saying: man makes plans, god laughs... but how do you explain it without god... I am an atheist. This article is about what it means "god laughs" and what happens to you and your plans if you don't know what it means, and how to recognize it.
I found something I have never seen before.
As I have said before, the case, your case, is a shape-shifter, and it knows more tricks than are found in all the trick books out there.
As you know, my case is that I am dead, should be dead, who knows how long I have...
Now, learning, starting a new business, learning a software is for the long term. And I have found myself a non-starter in that. I have more programs I have never even started to work with that cost me more money than I could afford.
What I can write best is the wretchedness of going straight for what you want, and quitting when anyone else benefits... And I can share how this... getting what i need as a side effect, consciously, has been one of the secrets of my inner peace, fulfillment, and happiness.
Some 15 years ago I started studying Kabbalah, an ancient body of thought. The truth value of Kabbalah is about 30%, while most other "ancient" teachings are less than 10% truth value, so if you have a large body of knowledge yourself, have read hundreds or thousands of books, have degrees, etc. You are somewhat safe in studying Kabbalah. Continue reading "Selfish? let’s look at that, shall we?"
I 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