The smarter you fancy yourself, the stupider your behavior. The big picture of your life…
This article is slightly philosophical, I cycle through many ideas to get to a conclusion that makes a difference. You can jump to the end, to the conclusion, and we’ll know what you are… This article is about you.
Life’s way is to handle one thing at a time… make it work and keep it working. Then, when it’s working reliably, Life will start on the next thing.
Most of Life is continuing… not starting. Or modifying and continuing. Or adding and removing. But continuing… Getting better and better. Growing. Continue reading “What makes you a slacker?”
Yesterday’s “Trapped” article made some splashes and produced some “no echo” dead silence.
It spoke to rule-making, and defined stupid in a new way.
It separated the label “stupid” from the person and placed it on the behavior.
Stupid, as a label on a person, is a future tense “sentence”… sentence as in “the judge sentences you to a lifetime of stupidity”. No appeal… Final decision.
Meaning: no matter what you do, who is doing it is a stupid person, and THEREFORE what you ACTUALLY do cannot produce the result you want.
You don’t need any more proof of language not even approximating reality, that sentence, that meaning is all you need to see that if you are trapped in the customary language, especially your “self-talk”, and take it at face value, you are doomed. Doomed to the attitude of “no matter what I do”… Continue reading “Stupid is as stupid does… is it good news for you? what does THAT say about you?”
One of the tricks of gurus and teachers is to be vague. It is that they seem to be vague… per se, by itself… No. They seem to be really clear… while in execution they allow everyone to make up their own interpretation, and thus fail.
Just look at meditation: I am an empath and I watch/feel what people are doing when they are supposedly meditating… Not.
Two kinds of results from followers:
- some lie and say: they followed the instructions, and hit solid gold. They either followed the instructions or didn’t… If they did hit solid gold, my hunch says they would have hit solid gold without the instructions…
- The rest: they think they followed their interpretation of the instructions but are afraid to say: it didn’t work… Just like the crowd won’t trust their own eyes to say: the emperor has no clothes.
This is exactly what happens with followers of the modality to live by your design: The Human Design System.
Continue reading “More on the strategies of your Human Design type… so you can start fulfilling your destiny”
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and
do that. Because what the world needs is people who come alive. ~Nelson Mandela
There is a word in Hungarian. It is very expressive, a word I ponder… a lot.
It is “elanyatlanodik”. If I want to translate, so I don’t lose the root, it means becoming a motherless orphan.
The word indicates that a child, at any age, goes through a fundamental loss when they lose the mother.
Half of my students, in some emotional way, lost their mother, the other half would have been better off losing their mother.
What do I mean? Continue reading “What’s blocking you from having a fulfilled life?”
I just read a book review by Malcolm Gladwell. I like to read his prose… He is easy to read, his writing has an easy flair, and his topics are interesting.
He writes about a man I have never heard about, Albert O. Hirschman, an economist, who I recognize myself in.
He is everything most people aren’t.
He said that you don’t need creativity unless something gets screwed up, and things don’t go as planned.
That when the going is smooth, no growth, no invention, no evolution happens. Neither personal, nor species evolution. Continue reading “The Hiding Hand Principle or do you see enough reason to change?”
Until you know what you are REALLY MISSING… you can’t give it to yourself…
…And until you know how… knowing what you really need won’t help a bit
In fact, although I can’t find a picture to illustrate it, but if you fill in a word that doesn’t fit into a crossword puzzle… the whole puzzle will be like your life… utterly unsolvable… miserable… wretched… and in fact it is, for most people.
I could say “all people”, and it would be accurate, and would make you stop reading… so I’ll settle for “most people” to appease you.
Solving the puzzle of a human life, to get a person on the right track after decades of only achieving misery in most of life is not easy… Because the forces conspiring against it are immense, and complicated to boot. Continue reading “Until you know what you are REALLY MISSING… you can’t give it to yourself…”
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
– W.T. Purkiser
Most people claim that they want to change their lives… because truthfully, how it is now, is not much fun.
Only a tiny fragment of them will be willing.
What is the reason?
One reason is that they are lying. Habitually. And maybe, just maybe, they don’t even know it.
- I remember the times when I had no idea what I liked and what I didn’t like.
- I remember when the only way I knew I was hungry is because I found myself eating.
- I remember when I didn’t know I had to go to the bathroom until I found myself there.
So ultimately you know what you like, what you want, who you are only from your actions. Not from what you say. Continue reading “Buyers are liars”
Your vocabulary, the number and the kind of words you use, is a dead giveaway of the level of your spiritual evolution… simply put your vibrational frequency. If I could not measure your spiritual/consciousness level accurately other ways, I would use your vocabulary number to tell you what is your spiritual vibration, what is your level of consciousness.
How? What? Are you kidding Sophie?
No, I am not kidding.
You have a billion words for “what”… much like apes, by the way… and only a few, imprecise words for “how”. How words are adverbs…
Continue reading “The allure of what vs. the how that is the difference between misery and abundance”
Connecting the dots in the right order… seeing cause and effect accurately
Seeing what-causes-what is missing. Yesterday I said 99.99% of humanity lacks it… I wasn’t exaggerating. It’s really 99.999%… ten times more that lack it.
In essence one in 100,000 people, or ten in a million have it even partially, in one area of life.
It’s an intellectual capacity, fundamentally essential to success in the world
This is why Mathematics, Physics, and Geometry is so hard for people. Continue reading “Connecting the dots in the right order… seeing cause and effect accurately”
Yesterday I wrote about seeing reason, seeing the causal relationship between things.
I confess that it is a hard thing to see. Not just me, but everyone. Cause is in the invisible realm of reality… it is there, but it is rarely seen.
The Butterfly Effect comes to mind, that says through a string of invisible cause and effect happenings, a butterfly flapping its wings in Japan will cause a tornado in Arkansas. According to Wikipedia: Butterfly effect: In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.
So it is not easy. But… and this is what this article is about, most people lack even the curiosity necessary to see causal relationships: they don’t care.
If you don’t have a capacity, you also lack the capacity to see what would it entail to exercise that capacity.
Continue reading “What happens when you cannot see causality? 99.99% of humanity can’t…”