The fastest way to get smarter in every area of life… or how you are a one-legged person trying to win an ass-kicking contest

Why are you still a one-legged person in an ass kicking contest?

As I have said before, when your hydration is at or above 30%, you feel more solid, as if before you had been standing on one foot, balancing, precariously... and suddenly you are standing on both feet... stable.

You have more room for things to be "off", off-kilter , and less in a fixing mode, knee jerk reaction mode.

Once you have achieved that level of well-being, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually, you should be able to notice when you are standing on one foot again.

You may not think it's your hydration... but you should. Really.

So the question I am going to ask in this article: what can you do to get yourself out of hydration... of stability, of being intelligent? Continue reading "The fastest way to get smarter in every area of life… or how you are a one-legged person trying to win an ass-kicking contest"

How to make the world your oyster? updated

When the world is your oyster, you have a world that can create pearls for you, valuable pearls for you life... That is the meaning of the expression. You just have to create irritation in that world, a difficulty, like the grain of sand in the actual oyster and it starts building a pearl (value) for you.

As long as you shy away from controversy, difficulty, hardship, pain, etc... the world won't offer you its pearls...

I have been listening to old, 5-6 year old recordings. For most teachers their talks would not be old... they have been, habitually, saying the same tired Tree of Knowledge stuff forever... but for me, they are fresh and surprising. Most of it I wish I remembered. Continue reading "How to make the world your oyster? updated"

How to pick an activator, aka a spiritual practice for the fastest raising of your vibration?

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How to pick an activator, aka a spiritual practice for the fastest raising of your vibration?

This is an important question, that I have not answered publicly yet, so here you are...

What raises your vibration is the spiritual practice that you are being nudged to do by the activator, and not the activator itself.

Each activator works on a certain level of your consciousness.

I will use, again, the analogy of a highrise building to demonstrate how this works:

Most people, when they come to me, live, fully, in the basement of their being. Nowadays I have received requests from people that are, at least partially, on the ground floor.
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The 20-day skill learning challenge

You can pick anything. But it must be a skill that includes visible results... measurable results.

If you want to learn the skill of reading... at the end of the 20th hour you'll be able to read without losing attention of patience... length of time, comprehension, number of books is a measurable, visible result.

If you want to learn the ukulele... just get ready to play to an audience.

If you want to learn to move your attention from your emotions, thoughts, reactions to reality... we'll measure your results by the percentage of time you spend in your mind, being miserable.

If you want to learn to cook, let's say, Hungarian dishes, we'll see and taste your dishes... it is visible, and tangible.

It is really up to you to pick the target... and then follow through.

The role of this group is to keep you anchored... Continue reading "The 20-day skill learning challenge"

How to define yourself and live by your definition of yourself?

I thought I have written all I wanted to write today, but man plans, god laughs.

It's Monday, time to read the Monday Morning Memo by Roy Williams... the highlight, often, of the week ahead.

Today especially, because what he is doing is echoing my own teaching: The main principle of Life is the Anna Karenina Principle: the principle of the strait and narrow...

Attention: I am trying to teach you how to see beyond the obvious, beyond the surface... Continue reading "How to define yourself and live by your definition of yourself?"

The main principle of life: The Anna Karenina Principle… the invisible thread that ties it all together

Here is another illustration of the main principle of life: The Anna Karenina Principle... the strait and narrow

I have been using Freecell as a training tool for myself.

Slow going, because sight, going from not seeing to being clear of what you are seeing is not a simple, one-step process... and playing Freecell well uses the sight... or shall I say Sight?

Today I even saw that it uses many of the principles, or better said: obeys many of the principles I write about. Continue reading "The main principle of life: The Anna Karenina Principle… the invisible thread that ties it all together"

Principles… are you fighting a train for the right of way at a railway crossing: you can only lose

I woke up at 3 am with a start from a deep dream about principles spinning so hard that I could only follow them with full concentration...

I stared into the dark for a few minutes still seeing the images of the principles, and I got the words that go with the images:

Principles are like oncoming trains... you can't fight them unless you want to crash your life.

I talk a lot about connecting the dots... and most don't know what I am talking about. Connecting the dots is a highly intellectual activity based on SEEING that things are connected by more than just similarity: by invisible cords...

Most of Tai Lopez's talks, especially the 67 Steps Program, are about deserving, Earning, Being, becoming an initiate into the secrets of the Universe. Continue reading "Principles… are you fighting a train for the right of way at a railway crossing: you can only lose"

Principle guided life… OK… but what principles will make you happy?

When I wrote the article about racial, ancestral identity and its importance, I touched on something that is not valuable for most people... because I didn't go deep enough and I didn't accurately identify what it takes to be proud of who you are, where you belong.

I got on the phone with one of the people who was very unhappy about that article... I was eager to talk, because it is near impossible to go beyond the visible by yourself. It is a whole lot easier when you get input... because what is invisible to you can be visible for another.

The conversation was fruitful... And the insight to me was: it is not virtues, it is principles that form the basis of a happy life... I will elaborate...
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Where attention goes, energy flows… but can you direct your attention by your thoughts?

How much control do you have over your attention?

Why that is important?

Two reasons:

  • 1. where attention goes, energy flows. But... as you'll find out, not all attention is equal...
  • 2. While you are "paying" attention to one thing, you are ignoring everything else.

Attention is a single pointed arrow... it is not very wide cone either.

  • Your cone of vision is already narrow... why? Because fear narrows it... automatically.
  • And fear also urges you to fix what seems to be threatening you... by avoiding it, or by doing something drastic to it.

What happens when you see something that seems to be threatening you? Essentially what happens is that you take that "thing" completely out of context... because in your puny cone of vision you cannot see the larger picture, you cannot see the context. Continue reading "Where attention goes, energy flows… but can you direct your attention by your thoughts?"

Heaven and Hell… The bald spot on my head… what makes life hell? or heaven?

How do you know that you are slipping onto the horizontal plane... the plane of the valley of the shadow of death? hell...

It is on the vertical plane where you can say: A is A. Fully accepting reality, resisting none of it. Having no need to hide from it, changing it, wishing it away.

Reality is the way it is. You are a guest to it... and like a guest, you'll find that it is not the way YOU would run the show... and that is OK. The show goes the way the show goes.

If you add anything, out loud or in your head or in your feelings... then A is not A, and you are not on the vertical. You are on the horizontal plane, where A is not A, where reality's rules are resisted, and where you can only be unhappy, forcing your will, or resign to never have what you want.

For decades I had thinning hair.

When I looked in the mirror, there was a balding circle on my skull... The size of two of my palms. Continue reading "Heaven and Hell… The bald spot on my head… what makes life hell? or heaven?"