Most of us have two modes when we think about things:
1. the urgent, the right now, the emergency, the having to, needing to, wanting to, and the should. Pay the bill, pick up the kid, what to have for dinner, what am I forgetting?
2. the some day one day future. Retirement. Summer vacation. Getting married. When I have lost all this weight. When I'll have my horse farm. When I have my retirement community that I built and I will be significant, and rich. When I'll be a rock star.
I remember when it was like that for me. And, to be quite hones, it is still work to dislodge myself and think of the in-between.
Without working TOWARDS something, it is natural to fall into the same old, same old, or good enough is good enough. The rut.
And you know, when you are unhappy all you can see what doesn't work. a d see it as big, monumental, maybe even tragic.
In my dream I attended a seminar. Lots of things were as I remembered: the people, the teacher, the girl sitting next to me. Only I changed. I got dumber, fatter, and with a whole lot less hair. One dude sitting behind me in the class even remarked me. The teacher called on me and shamed me in front of the class.
Desire to receive for the self alone is from the "Selfish Gene"... a theory that explains that the genes only consider the living thing a vehicle to carry around and provide for the survival of that Selfish Gene.
And, because there are billions of genes out there, the genes are only interested in their own survival, not other genes'. And because it is a competitive environment, the Selfish Gene is intent to get its own survival at the expense of others' genes...
I am noticing that longevity is attracting a lot of "clicks" on Youtube.
As I was looking for pictures, I found another dude, British, long beard... Aubrey de Grey... who approaches aging more the way we do here... so I'll show his TED talk he gave in my favorite city, Budapest, Hungary, where I was born.
He looks at aging as a side effect of living, and his approach to longevity is to work with the side effects, and one by one beat them.
It's going to take a lot of medication, and hoopla... before this can even be working on humans... but the idea is sound, so here is his TED talk. (Truth value: 20%)
I started this article 3 years ago, but the topic is as fresh as a daisy... Adrenal Fatigue and its nasty side effects.
I just measured a woman's Starting Point Measurements, and suggested that she gets her Health Measures... so she can start behaving in a way that builds her up, instead of behaving in a way, living in a way, that destroys her.
She is a writer of books... and she has a family, sky high desire, no, maybe even higher.
When I clicked "send" on the email with the Starting point measurements, Rob Brezsny's horoscope email popped up...
I am observing, I am witnessing the conversation in my discussion group. Great market research! lol. I find out what people don't know. What people don't understand.
One of the differences between animals and humans is humans' arrogance.
When you watch animals, the parents, the elders, teach the young ones all that is teachable. Otherwise their species would die out: there is a lot to know to be safe, to live long enough to create offspring themselves and contribute to the survival of their species.
I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so
Key principles and processes that you misunderstand about your body and health
I think I have to teach a little biology to correct the misconceptions, misinformation, ignorance, and to add the accurate meaning of words... words you think you understand and you don't.
If your accurate vocabulary isn't in the many thousands range in your Starting Point Measurements, consider that you don't understand clearly and accurately about 90% or more of the words that are needed for your life, your work, your health, your relationships with others, with Life, with Source.
So this little article is to remedy that issue in the area of eating... Biology.
1. What are carbs? What organ is crucial to digesting carbs? What happens if you eat too much of it?
2. What are proteins? What organ is crucial to digesting carbs? What happens if you eat too much of it?