How Self-Awareness is the Key to Happiness, Effectiveness, Intelligent Decisions… The Sideways View
I thought I was going to have a domestic day. you know laundry, dishes, stuff. and watch myself, my emotions, and have a good old time.
The weather is gorgeous. My neighborhood is even prettier in the fall than in the summer. you can see far. and the contrast of the blue sky and the rusty color of the leaves and branches is really beautiful.
The thought: ‘I could actually be happy’. The though of being cured. These thoughts were very present there for a few minutes. I made myself a nice cup of tea, and checked my email.
There was a note there from Youtube that I have a comment on my ‘Why are Jews smart?’ video, so I went to check it out.
Imagining, the desire trap is an Epicurean way of living.
You imagine what you want, enjoy the pleasures from it, and never invest in a future where you could actually have, in reality, what you wanted.
I just finished Step 10 of the 67 steps… this is my tenth, maybe eleventh round through the 67 audios. It’s given me, so far 26 months of being light on my feet… instead of flat footed. Flat footed, the dictionary says: unprepared and unable to react quickly.
It’s not the meaning I was really looking for. For me flat footed means: cannot turn around on the balls of their feet… stuck. Light footed=able to change. Flat footed=stuck in one position seeing the same thing. And that is the meaning I intend to say. If you know a better way to express that, please contact me.
I have changed a lot in these 26 months. I changed, but more importantly, what I see, what I CAN see has changed.
The Desire Trap and how to release it… A life with greed, want, desire, or resistance cannot be a happy life
The book Feelings writes at length about the Desire Trap,
Quoting from the Feelings book by Margoczi:
Although the desire trap may look harmless at first sight, this is the trap the most people suffer from around the world.
Are you stingy with yourself? Do you say you don’t deserve?
You may be. And you may be right.
One of the obvious signs of stinginess with yourself is that you don’t give yourself enough time to do what there is to do, enough time so you could actually ENJOY what you are doing.
I call this ‘homework attitude’, where you are more interested in checking an activity off your todo list than actually doing it, enjoying it, savoring it.
And to no one’s surprise, you can do everything with this homework stingy attitude. Sex. Conversations. Dinner. Reading. And, of course, the 67 steps.
If you find yourself behind the eight ball… or way behind…
I am surprised this is just surfacing now.
Someone being behind their rent, behind other payments, or behind taking care of their health and the numbers are going crazy.
Getting to what seems to be unmanageable.
What do you do?
Your/my inability to be with what doesn’t work will take you there. Just give it time.
The sound of scrambling is everywhere.
So without making you wrong for what you have done wrong…
I assume that the Bible is talking about strait and narrow spiritually.
And then there are sermons, and teachings, and mimes about it, because it’s not working. people don’t know what to do with it.
But strait and narrow is a very potent medicine. It could heal a lot of the ills that anyone can experience.
So what are the ills of people, what are the ills of society that strait and narrow, and its brother strait and deep could reverse?
Inversion is a great tool to start with.
If you know you are stuck… stuck in a rut, stuck in a behavior, in a cycle, in a predictable outcome, or maybe you are stuck on a plateau… What you may want to consider that you need energy to move away from that place.
In this article I’ll show you two methods to create the energy to move.
Boys… I used to want to be a boy.
They seem unperturbed. They laugh a lot.
Today I prefer to be a woman. But as a child I really KNEW something was missing, and for years I thought it was cut off…
I really love this picture. It tells me that boys have more fun.
I remember sitting on the potty waiting for my navel to burst. And I knew it was only a matter of time. I KNEW that I was mutilated below, and I was mutilated there. Although I didn’t know what was cut off, I knew that whatever it was I needed it.
I was 3-4 years old. My feet didn’t touch the ground yet.
I knew I wasn’t welcome, I knew that boys had more of everything. They were loved more. And knew it was permanent.
Today’s article will be illustrated differently. I’ll use unrelated funny pictures… like the New Yorker magazine does.
Why? One of the ways I have opened up my tiny box is reading humorists’ take on the world. See the funny in everything. In every single thing.
Another way to open up your small box is to read, watch good movies or TV series from different cultures.
My article writing teacher says that the way to write a good article is to have three topics and let people know what they are, ahead of time.
This is the same dude who takes three months of vacation every year… maybe he knows something most don’t, and therefore it is worth listening to him?
So here are the three topics:
1. work-life balance: how the masses are wrong
2. your straitjacket… a detrimental early decision
3. what you eat… how it makes you ill or keeps you well.