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?
So, let’s get starting.
Continue reading “The greased chute… or what is the fastest way to lose your vibrational frequency?”
I thought I have written all I wanted to write today, but man plans, god laughs.
It’s Monday, time to read the Monday Morning Memo by Roy Williams… the highlight, often, of the week ahead.
Today especially, because what he is doing is echoing my own teaching: The main principle of Life is the Anna Karenina Principle: the principle of the strait and narrow…
Attention: I am trying to teach you how to see beyond the obvious, beyond the surface… Continue reading “How to define yourself and live by your definition of yourself?”
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.
The conversation was fruitful… And the insight to me was: it is not virtues, it is principles that form the basis of a happy life… I will elaborate…
Continue reading “Principle guided life… OK… but what principles will make you happy?”
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…
Looking good is not a principle.
Wanting to be right is not a principle
I am pretty/smart/stupid is not a principle
I want to be rich is not a principle Continue reading “Know Thyself is a principle… but how do you get to know yourself?”
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.
And I never understood why I don’t do anything with them. Continue reading “Recognize the deadly undertow… the rip current…”
Everybody talks about subconscious beliefs, but I have seen no evidence that there is such a thing. On the other hand almost no one is talking about what’s REALLY limiting you in life: your frames.
If you call something that it is not, you take away the power from the individual… and set them up to pay through the nose, and still remain the same.
Some people are masterful with frames, and their wealth is a testament to that… Tony Robbins is one of these guys.
I have been listening to this investment banker, Oren Klaff, who wrote a book (Pitch Anything) and is now speaking to crowds successfully.
His job is do or die… raise the money or die… every day.
Or as a public speaker, raise the enthusiasm of the crowd… or die.
What’s his secret?
Frames. Controlling the frames inside which people listen to him. Continue reading “Frames… what they are, and how they limit your success, your happiness, your health…”
Life is best lived where what you want for yourself is a side effect.
I know, for half of humanity that sounds like liberal nonsense… but this is how life becomes the most enjoyable, and maybe the most “life-earning” as well, in spite of it being counter intuitive.
And this is true in every area of life…
I can’t write a better article on this than Zat Rana here.
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
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”
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More on connecting the dots…
We all want to know where we are doing, what we are going to do there, we want to make sure we’ll be happy there.
What business to start. What book to read. What to get curious in.
But here is the problem: dots can only be connected backwards. There have to be dots! And forward there are no dots.
This is why almost all grand strategies are bound to fail or become a disappointment.
It’s cold but sunny today, so I went out for a walk. I ran into a woman who was walking her dog. I know her somewhat. In the brief time that I have known her, she adopted two Chinese girls, started and dissolved a ceramics business, started working in not for profit…
Her older daughter is looking at colleges, and is frustrated. She doesn’t know what she wants.
Continue reading “Connect the dots”
Tikkun is a Hebrew word, means correction.
I am yet to hear a Westerner, or an Easterner use the word: correction. The world, nowadays, is into “fixing”.
Fixing is an ugly world, immediately signaling what the speaker sees, that there is something wrong and it urgently needs to be fixed, because it is wrong that it is. Reactive.
But when emotions run high, the cone of vision narrows, your intelligence plummets, and stupid as the stupid does, your fixing creates new problems, that are the next thing to fix.
Compare that with the approach of correction… course correction… returning to the path of true north. Continue reading “Happiness or misery… the invisible dynamic”