Mindfulness? No. Meditation? No. Meditative living? Yes

It was my shopping day yesterday…

Through bad design, I have my webinars on the same day as my shopping day.

And yesterday I felt creamed by the experience.

I dragged myself through, slept like a baby, but I am still exhausted today.

The difference for me between tired and exhausted, is my breathing. If my chest is not willing to expand, I call that exhaustion…

Anyway, I went to lie down about an hour ago, and opened a new book, 10-minute mindfulness, or something like that… on my kindle.

Five minutes into it I suddenly I realized what happened, what I didn’t do…

OK, first I am going to tell you what others teach you to do to be more present in life and less swept up in the drama of the day.

Then I will tell you what works… what I normally do, and what I didn’t do yesterday. OK? Continue reading “Mindfulness? No. Meditation? No. Meditative living? Yes”

Is what you are reading talking on the right level… to make a difference?

For the first time in who knows how long, how many years, I have nothing to write.

One could say “writer’s block”… but I would not know. I have never had that…

Except…

So I am looking. When I have nothing to say… and that is unusual, what happened that is also unusual?

Did you see how I formulated the question?

Your ticket to get out of anything, to innovate yourself out of a problem is the question. Or questions…

So that question did direct my attention to something I’ve been doing that is also unusual.
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Scientists are trying to keep you on the 15th floor. Why? Because it is super easy to influence you on that level.

Suddenly I am noticing the many articles that try to access your emotions, the advertising, the movies, all to keep you stuck on the 15th floor of your being. 1

Your emotions are moldable, like clay, and there is nothing that you can do about it… on that level. Because your emotions is the 15th floor, it is entirely controlled from the 13th (feelings) and the 14th floor (words).

Marketers, your church, your politicians are taking classes from the psychologists who get paid by your marketers, your church, and your politicians to do research on how you’ll react, predictably, to their input.
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How the Tree of Knowledge keeps you in bondage, stuck, and miserable

The most difficult thing to see, the most difficult thing to accept is that even though you are looking, there can be something right in front of you, and you won’t see it.

Instead you’ll see what you know is there.

This is the source of most mischief.

In fact, this is the source of your low vibration.
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Distaste: the orienting feeling that you want to observe in yourself to learn about yourself

We all want to learn about ourselves… Knowledge is power. Understanding allows us to make sense of why things happen the way they do.

We are going to learn a new word that expresses a feeling that has been collapsed, confused with others… to take away our clarity.

One of the gems I’ve mined from the book “Feelings1 is isolating a particular feeling, the orienting feeling of distaste.

Distaste has wide range. What is common in any range is a slight desire to vomit. You feel it going from the stomach to the throat and back.

That is the essence of distaste? It is a feeling that indicates: purge because it is not good for you. Whatever the “it” is… Continue reading “Distaste: the orienting feeling that you want to observe in yourself to learn about yourself”

A spiritual practice to restore your Intrinsic Self as the captain of your ship

learning-to-sailThe most important thing I never learned in Landmark… that allowed me to grow

In 1967 I applied to participate in a 6-day on site advanced program in Landmark… it was still called Werner Erhard and Associates at the time.

I was denied. The staff member for admittance told me: Until you learn the difference between thinking and doing, you can’t do the course.
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Can you turn life into a party?

feet-in-the-soilI experienced a few weeks ago that I can bring party to life. It was at my weekly exercise class. The teacher has 600 songs on his tablet… and we do everything to the music and the rhythm of the songs.

You can use that to do the movements normally, or the way I do it: like a crazy breakdancer… not the moves, just the temperament… I am getting old. But I used to dance like a breakdancer… no kidding.

How you dance expresses who you are the most accurately… of course within the boundaries of your physical intelligence.

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The fourth category of teachability

because-he-wants-to-do-itQuite a few of my students sent me a request to measure whether they are teachable, whether they are coachable.

And that is where I had an insight:

The reason the 67 steps coaching is so effective is this:

People make the changes, the tiny, near invisible changes in what they see, what they do, how they do it, because it is their choice. 1

What does this mean?

When you make a change because you saw that you needed to, then that change can become permanent. It becomes part of who you are.
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Your dominant forceful way that keeps you at low vibration

resistance-cat

If you pay attention: you don’t want to read this post. You don’t want to know what keeps your vibration low… You are scanning the internet, the horizon, the people around you for good news: that you are already all you can be. This is what I am talking about in this article, this force, this forcefulness.

I don’t want to… I don’t like it… arrgh, nooo!

This is my “response”… more like reaction to nearly every task I need to do in my business.

I am not naturally and innately the surrendering type. I am fiercely independent, and I even abhor my own ideas that make me do something… almost anything.

My dominant mode is “avoid domination”…
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The path is very narrow

different-cognitive-thinkingYou can’t have it both ways… and you have to have it both ways

The West, the culture of the West is forcing. Forceful. Goal oriented. Mercantile.

No one is interested in the process, only in the result.

Western people are unhappy, and don’t even know the meaning of joy. Continue reading “The path is very narrow”