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"

How do you change the past?

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 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 it does... depending on the point of view of the historian...

In the Playground we re-write your history. Not in a fancy, inventive, "you create your life" kind of way... we actually go back to the root incidents, and look at them through different filters, through learning about different invisible dynamics. Continue reading "How do you change the past?"

Reality… the pragmatic approach that makes you happy

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.

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.

Of course, given our sensory organs and their limitations, the fact that most of reality lives in the invisible, and given our propensity for having thoughts that have emotional effect on us, we have NO IDEA what is really real what isn't.

I am a pragmatist...

Continue reading "Reality… the pragmatic approach that makes you happy"

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, 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"

Is it true that you can attract money to yourself if you match its vibration?

The first question needs to be answered is this: does money have vibration?

And the answer is: no. Neither the pieces of money, bits, bytes, paper or metal... they don't have any "vibration"... and neither does the idea of money, the concept of money.

The second question that needs to be answered: do YOU have a vibration? And the answer is no, you don't have "vibration" either.

So what are we talking about when we assign a certain number to a person? We are talking about what they can see accurately, and what attitude they have towards themselves, the world, and other people.

We compare them with the Ideal Man, the godlike being that was predicted in the scriptures... what is possible for a human on a higher level of evolution. A Human BEING.

Now, does your "vibration", the height matching your personal evolution with the scale of the Ideal Man, have anything to do with money?

Hell yeah. It does. Continue reading "Is it true that you can attract money to yourself if you match its vibration?"

Everyone thinks they are smarter than you… but why? And how can you avoid that trap so you can start having some results in your life?

I came to my computer this morning not having an idea what article to write.

So I started to watch a few videos on youtube I lined up, after I saw that one of my students learned "precession" from one of the videos I published, while it went way over my head.

Time to recap...

So I watched the video, and muscle tested. It tested "not true" for me. One of my favorite people, (an evolutionary event in humanity's history, according to Buckminster Fuller...) Marshall Thurber. Zero truth value. Wow... let me watch a few more Marshall Thurber videos...

So I did. It's about 8 am now, and I have been at it for almost three hours.

I learned a lot.

Here are some of the things I learned: Continue reading "Everyone thinks they are smarter than you… but why? And how can you avoid that trap so you can start having some results in your life?"