I am about to learn the next piece of the puzzle of how to get you unstuck

get unstuck so you can move againThis article may be short, maybe long... but I am intending it to be an ever growing piece.

I may be different from you, but I don't think so.

I think every person, you, behave like you know everything there is to know to do what you want to do. And what you don't know is ignored as if it didn't exist... until, of course, what you want to do isn't getting done with what you know.

Or if you do manage to do it, it doesn't produce the result you hoped it would, you were told it would... OR the result DOESN'T LAST... The flash in the pan phenomenon I have seen in Landmark Education, or with the stuck students of mine, maybe you.

Lots of examples can be listed from all areas of life, not just success. Continue reading "I am about to learn the next piece of the puzzle of how to get you unstuck"

Want to change your future? You’ll need to change your past… Your future will automatically change with it

The full title of the Playground course is: Playground: it's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Why is that significant? And what the heck does that even mean?

The past is the past, and you cannot change it, they say, but if you look in history books, you'll see that the past does change... depending on the point of view of the historian...

Reality is collective hunch at best... but the visible, perceivable, three-dimensional reality looks different depending on the vantage point... depending on the context... depending on what criteria you examine it by.

In the Playground we re-write your history. We rewrite who you are, historically, who you are for yourself, who you are for others... Continue reading "Want to change your future? You’ll need to change your past… Your future will automatically change with it"

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. ~Einstein

the measure of intelligence is the ability to changeSpecies-wide, the ability to change is called adaptability. Species that can adapt survive. Species that don't... don't.

"Adaptability as a skill refers to the ability of a person to change his actions, course or approach to doing things in order to suit a new situation. We constantly change our lifestyles because our world is changing always. ... That is an example of adaptability."

But what happens if you don't recognize that it is a new situation... when you look at everything exactly the same way as before? Then you are stuck. Continue reading "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. ~Einstein"

Transcendence is going beyond right and wrong…

What is real? What is made up? How can you tell?

HAPPINESS is a function of accepting what is
LOVE is a function of communication
HEALTH is a function of participation
SELF-EXPRESSION is a function of responsibility
~Werner Erhard

Sounds amazing, doesn't it? But, to begin with the phrase "a function of" is slimy... because it doesn't say it does that... not at all.

So in my work with a bunch of normal people, ordinary people, neither smart, nor stupid, neither diligent nor too lazy, neither brave, nor too cowardly, blah blah blah... I am proving that what Werner Erhard said is largely b.s.

The truth value of Werner's famous statements is 10%...

Just like 99.5% everything you read on the Internet. That means only one thing out of 200 things, book, article, meme, quote, video, etc. has a truth value higher than 10%.

But 10% truth value means: 90% hogwash. Mistaken, misguided, narrow cone of vision, wearing blinders, or outright lie.

    • The Old Testament: truth value: 30%
    • The New Testament: truth value: 3%

Continue reading "Transcendence is going beyond right and wrong…"

Numerology, astrology, Kabbalah, Bach Flower Remedies, and other diagnostic tools

royal numerologySomeone asked about a person and his service today... So I went to google and looked.

Aiden Powers... the picture is not his likeness, so I cannot connect to the person

Royal Numerology: truth value: 10%
Kabbalistic numerology: truth value: 40%

What's the difference?

Kabbalistic numerology was a way to penetrate the mysteries of the Universe. To find truth, to find patterns, to find guidance.

To begin with: only 60% of the Universe is knowable. And then, of that what is knowable, we only know a little bit.

Educated people, PhD's know about 7% of what is knowable, accurately. The rest what they know is b.s.

When I find someone with higher than that 7%, I get excited... Continue reading "Numerology, astrology, Kabbalah, Bach Flower Remedies, and other diagnostic tools"

Why is the average truth value of a good article only around 7%? That is a very low number! Please explain…

As you may have noticed, it is harder and harder for me to write an article a day. There are 4000 articles on this site, and they all came easily... if I remember correctly. But suddenly I have nothing to say. Or better said: I have only to say something when someone asks me, like in coaching or on a webinar... otherwise I feel there is no listening for me to say something, therefore I have no desire, no urgency to say anything.

Why? Because I feel that I am far too removed from the mainstream, and other than my students, no one can hear me, and even my students can hear a small percentage of what I say.

So last night I pondered, instead of sleeping, whether I was done. Finished, emptied, used up, dried out. I am not depressed, by the way. Continue reading "Why is the average truth value of a good article only around 7%? That is a very low number! Please explain…"

Reality… the pragmatic approach that removes the misery, the suffering, even frustration

Back in the early 70's I had a live-in boy friend, who was a philosophy student. His father was a famous philosopher, was a Hegel expert.

Hegel, I hear, is one of the most impenetrable philosopher to me. The family, father and three sons, had regular philosophy lessons.

I am not interested in philosophy, not a debating/argumentative person, but lately I am encountering philosophical questions that are at the root of my teaching: teaching you to be in harmony with life, teaching you to live a happy life. 1

One of the most important questions here is what is reality, what is real, because all that unhappiness we experience comes from what is not real. Continue reading "Reality… the pragmatic approach that removes the misery, the suffering, even frustration"

The tyranny of the pursuit of happiness

More books are sold on happiness than maybe even on dieting... especially because 98% diet books' hidden attraction is happiness.

Weird, eh?

I have read my share of the books on happiness, of all kinds of psychologies, philosophies, and just inane silliness in articles, TED talks, youtube videos...

In my humble opinion no one is willing to shout out that the emperor is naked. that our desire for happiness is what causes this sea of unhappiness we are all swimming in. Continue reading "The tyranny of the pursuit of happiness"

Feelings, emotions… what should you do with them?

Most people have one or two tools in their tool box... And what is even stranger: they don't want any more. Why?

Some of you cannot deal with complexity, and therefore you will deny your right to feel feelings. And some of you will indulge your feelings and never look, never ask any probing questions that could let you see what is really going on...

What am I talking about?

In the Playground program, always starting new groups, we attempt to bring clarity to life, we attempt to reclaim our power over our lives by separating what life seems to be, what seems to be happening in many different ways. One of these is having a "reality" side, everything a Martian could see or detect, and another that is all words. Continue reading "Feelings, emotions… what should you do with them?"

Bored, listless, desirous… check your biology

Since it got really cold in Syracuse, NY, I have been having a difficult time maintaining a high level of cell hydration. Why? I keep my apartment cold, 1 and I get sore throat from drinking cold water.

By last night I was running on empty. I had a hard time concentrating, I had a hard time having a good time. I had cravings... not food... mental craving. I had cravings for stories.

Last night I had wild and slightly violent dreams, and felt no desire to do any work this morning. I got up at 3 am.

So for the past three and a half hours I have been watching youtube videos... Continue reading "Bored, listless, desirous… check your biology"