Frustration has two causes: 1. wanting 2. expecting. Unfulfilled desires, unfulfilled expectations. Horrid.
You want more, better, different... Or you expect more better or different.
Either way, you are acting consistent with what society, what civilization wants you to be... not with Life.
More, more, more is the battle cry of consumerism. Industry, business wants to make more and sell more. So YOU cry for more, because you are told the secret to happiness is more. More this and more that.
You find out you are copper deficient (isn't everybody, by the way?) and you ask: what has copper. Let me ADD some of that to my food... your food that already keeps you 20-30-40 pounds overweight.
Whoever thought that the well-meaning positive thinking will become a prison and a sentence to a 'no joy life' for most who become a "practitioner" of it, about 80% of humanity at this time.
Whether you know it or not, your powers of comprehension depend on your powers of distinguishing.
In the old est training, the trainers came to the room on the first day blasting: "for you Everything is the same as everything else ... except not always" and they were as accurate as accurate they would be today: you can't tell your ass from your elbow.
This is true for everybody, including yours truly... the difference is only in degrees. No one is exempt from it.
The capacity to see differences clearly is called astuteness. The capacity to tell apart similar things, to name them and claim them.
Human DNA has 160 spiritual capacities hard-coded. These are the capacities that can and hopefully will take humanity to the "human being" level, (and beyond,) where beingness causes action, not greed and other survival energies. At present there are eight individuals on the human being level on the planet. I don't know who they are... I know I am one of the eight. You need 60 active spiritual capacities to be on that level.
You live in a world of your own design... Time to reinvent yourself as someone you can love
Your own design is like a filter you look through. You can't see the filter, just like you don't see the window unless you touch it...
A filter is like a pair of glasses...
A filter is also like a pair of glasses... They can be dark tinted, they can be yellow, green... and the world occurs differently with each pair of glasses. You can't see that it's the glasses that make the world look the way the world looks to you... unless you can take it off...
You can see only the ripples. The indication that there is something there...
It's the ripples that we don't like... we don't like the things we do, the things we think, the things we feel. We want to change the ripples. But the ripples are the surface of the iceberg... hidden, invisible...
But you can't change something that you don't know. You can't change something that you don't see.
We all want to reinvent ourselves, our world. Because what we have now is not working too well, not serving us too well. We can't have what we want, and we suffer.
Being free to be yourself... feeling free to be yourself... The two are not the same, depending on your current level of consciousness, and your current level of WORD to being, one will work, and not the other.
I, for example, don't feel free. I am free. It doesn't feel anything...
No feeling. Just doing what I need to do, feeling nothing in the way... blockage, resistance, reluctance, or fear.
I am free to be myself, free to express what I want to express the way I feel it's the most effective, effortless and natural.
I curse, I sing-song, I laugh, I dramatize... I do what I deem effective at expressing what I want to express. I am fully and unabashedly with the people I am with, minutely tracking where they are at, where their listening is at, so I can be effective at being together. I have no rules, no morals, no niceness... If I am talking to you, I'll be fully with you because that is the only way to talk to someone... all other ways are pretense, and I have no reason to pretend. Continue reading "Being free to be yourself… feeling free to be yourself…"
In Praise of Memorization: 10 Proven Brain Benefits
Reposted from Awaken.com -- Views: 71351
Memory learning catches a lot of flack these days. Informed educators are often quick to write off rote memorization as an unnecessary and even harmful exercise, instead preferring to teach creativity and problem solving. While we agree that creative, analytical lessons are a great way to learn, it’s worth pointing out that memorization can still play an important role in learning, no matter your age. Read on to find 10 great benefits of memorization in school and beyond.
MEMORIZATION TRAINS YOUR BRAIN TO REMEMBER:
Although memorizing lines of poetry may not feel particularly essential, it’s an important task for training your brain to remember things. This type of memorization task exercises your brain, giving it strength to retain more information. Memorizing passages or poetry over time (rather than cramming) is a very effective way to make your brain more receptive to remembering.
Most of what I do in life is to feed my curiosity, that is, (luckily?) perfectly aligned with my mission: taking humans to the next evolutionary level of humanity: human being.
There is a lot to observe if you have the right questions, but observation is one thing, the right interpretation is another...
We learn in the Playground that what you see/observe/experience comes to you, at you as a tight package that like a hand, has a front of the hand, and the back of the hand. We call that in this work "occurrence".
This is a long article... it explains some things everyone has misunderstood... and chances are, most will still misunderstand after reading this article...
As I have said before, one of the best ways to find out what a word REALLY means is to see how other languages say it.
Your vocabulary, your accurate vocabulary is the level of the truth value of your knowledge, of your thinking.
And judging from the puny numbers most people have for accurate vocabulary, you can take from sure that your understanding of the world, of reality, of what is being told to you, of what you read, is equally puny, equally pitiful.
I don't know what you understood until you ask a question, and then I know why my amazing articles can't, won't make a dent, won't do anything for you.
One of these words, owning, ownership is such a word.