I get my inspiration where I can get it… so this article was inspired by a short article on Medium…
1. Two young fish are swimming in the lake and they pass by an older fish that is swimming the opposite way. The older fish nods at them in greeting, and says, “Morning, boys. How is the water?” The two young fish swim on for a while, then one of them looks over at the other and asks ‘What the hell is water?’
OK, that is one story about water… and self-awareness.
2. The second story comes from a book I haven’t read and probably won’t. But the question is fascinating:
Why doesn’t water taste like anything?
According to psychophysicist Mark Changizi, water tastes like nothing because evolutionarily, its lack of taste made it easier for us to taste anything harmful that might be tainting it. Bacteria from a rotting dead animal upstream could spell death for a human that ingested it, and flavorless water makes it easier for us to taste it.
3. And here is the third story: what I really want to write this article about: Continue reading “Self-awareness… is something tainting the water?”
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I got an email from a student who was watching my Mustard Seed video and also bought his Bach Profile.
Both are vehicles for deep insight, but together they are unbeatable, because how you go about deciding what is your higher power that you are going to honor, as in the 12 step programs, will come completely consistent with your Bach Profile. Continue reading “The magic of synergy: Bach Profile and Mustard Seed… together”
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I wrote this article six years ago… and except for “current events” it is still accurate… My webhost hasn’t kicked me out… yet… lol.
This word, trust, has been coming up too frequently, in conversations with my students. I consider that coming up guidance, so let me start exploring trust: what it is, what it isn’t, and how to deal with lack of trust, or the different forms of distrust… and also where it comes from.
I had a great opportunity to observe myself today. My webhost shut down my site for a reason of their own. A year ago that was a daily occurrence, but this was a first since.
Continue reading “Is it Trust or a belief? Are you trusting or believing? Can you tell?”
About 50% of humanity believes that positive thinking is what is going to bring home the bacon, suppressing negative thought, negative desires. I saw a video yesterday that even the Dalai Lama’s talk is interpreted as positive thinking…
He says: a small positive thought in the morning can set your whole day on a positive spin.
What he doesn’t say is that the kind of positive thoughts people have aren’t the kind that create a positive spin… au contraire… Just the opposite: They turn your day into sh*t.
I once had a client who lived and still lives in the small upstate New York town where I live… Syracuse NY.
He said, and lived by, that Syracuse is a dark town, no sun. Continue reading “Does negativity come from the words you speak? Does positivity come from the words you speak?”
I am listening to step 1 of the 67 steps again. The seventh time? Eighth time? I have lost track.
And as is usual for me, I am seeing something that Tai is not saying, and I kind of have been seeing, but not really. In the corner of my eyes.
In nature when a mother has a litter, there may be one or two that will not grow up to be adults… because there is just not enough tits, food, energy, attention is for them.
That is life.
Nature doesn’t like to waste energy… Humans do.
Humans invented morality and the right to live, regardless whether it makes sense or not, so we have an upside down world, where we live in a should world. The selfish gene is not happy…
One of the things that make one the runt of the litter is not enough Life-Force… Life Force, at least partially, is expressed in the number of predatory genes, where you would push away another puppy from the food, so you can eat more. Continue reading “Republished: The runt of the litter and predatory genes”
The idea that you can get smarter needs to get clarified.
Why? Because people cannot see smart, cannot see how smart shows up, cannot see… anything other than themselves, how THEY are.
I talk to a few people every week. And I can tell that the way they see me is in comparison to themselves. Not as a person on my own right… no, they see me in the same picture as themselves… and they measure… hell, they measure, relentlessly, and guess what? I always come up short… or at best the same as them.
And we are talking about all kinds of aspects, levels of education, smarts, good/bad, etc… and yet in every aspect that is the case. This is how the homo sapiens machine works.
“Einstein? maybe he was lucky, but surely he was not smarter than me!” They say in their heads. Continue reading “As a man is, so he sees”
These come up as questions, because… hell, because I don’t know if they do… If you do… Do YOU?
I don’t think currently living humans appreciate what that question means, I don’t think YOU know what being smart entails.
I think you think that smarts are only
- to win in computer games
- finish homework fast… or maybe even skip doing it… after all smart people just get it! this used to be me…
- entertain and impress people at parties
- if you have little kids… get them to go to bed earlier… that needs smarts, somehow
- if you are still in mating age (I am not), get the other want to have sex with you… or if you are tired… be appeased faster
- get to understand the instructions at work, for DIY jobs, for many thing… understanding is the key word
- oh, and let’s not forget about remembering stuff… that would make you really smart, right?
And yes, those results all need some kind of smarts. Continue reading “Do people want to get smarter? Do YOU want to get smarter? What do you think it would mean to you?”
Sometimes the only way for you to notice what a prick you have been, is to change your ways and look back.
As I am on the mend, I now have gone outside to walk a little bit to move the fluids inside, the blood, and the lymphatic system. If there are more… I don’t know about them.
So my constitutional is to make the fluids move… I don’t have energy for a lot of walk, about a quarter of a mile is what I CAN walk now… I used to be able to walk for hours.
There is a woman whom I met a number of years ago. She lives about 8 doors downhill from me. I first met her on a September Sunday, she was participating in an Art trail… that happens in Syracuse, where I live, every year about this time of the year. Continue reading “Sometimes the only way for you to notice what a pr*ck you have been, is to change your ways and look back”
What makes the difference? When something starts to work: what made it suddenly work? Do you know? Chances are: you don’t. And neither do so-called scientists. It is a guess… the guess that makes them seem right. We are wrong 99% of the time. Why?
We do the same thing when something doesn’t work. We guess why… and we are wrong 99% of the time. Why? Continue reading “When something changes… what made it change?”