Awareness is the greatest predictor of happiness, success, and health… but what about self-discipline?

i-could-use-some-helpEvery so-called guru talks about the subconscious mind, and such nonsense.

What they don't talk about is how much of what is happening, what is real, what is in front of you is making no impression on you... how little of what is around you, what you are reading, watching, listening to reaches your awareness.

And whatever you do is based on that 1-3% that you actually aware to or the 100%... and you think you have all the facts.

"Everyone operates and makes decisions based on his or her current level of awareness."

This is why your level of awareness is the most predictive of you success.
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Never really say no?

Master-the-art-of-saying-no-so-you-can-say-yes-to-what-matters-most-e1357110457770Saying no feels rude. Any type of no. Setting your boundaries, hanging up the phone, saying you are busy...

Even when no one knows you have a hard time saying no.

How do I know? I just observed myself.

The price of being polite, agreeable, and accommodating

I was on a webinar where they showed how to use a graphics software and it was really good and really enjoyable. Then they started to pitch a bonus... I wasn't interested in the offer.

Yet, I caught myself staying on the call... and instead of just disconnecting, I tried to multitask: saying yes and no at the same time. I felt my shoulders tighten, and my stomach hurt.

Oh, I want to say no, and I am not saying it, instead I am acting it out... I thought, and then, finally, I hung up.
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Stuff I want you to see: The Guru Myth, Its Destructive Power and A Cure.

Sophie's notes: I do not necessarily agree with a lot what's written in this article, yet it's a good piece of writing, and I want you to read it.

I will add some notes when I have time... And some vibrational measurements of the people he mentions... Patience, it's coming.

The Guru Myth, Its Destructive Power and A Cure. (Now w/Videos!)

Julian Walker

Via Julian Walker 1 on Feb 28, 2012

The Word and The Myth.

The word "guru" has taken on a life of its own in Western pop culture. The media and advertising talk about "stock gurus," "marketing gurus," sports gurus" and on and on – the characterization being someone who has a particular insight into their chosen field and is trusted by others as being able to solve certain problems or provide a highly effective strategy on how to be successful.

We know of course that the word originates in India and simply means "teacher." In India one’s schoolteacher, dance instructor, parent – really anyone in an authoritative or instructive role might be considered your guru in their particular domain.

But when the word is used in a spiritual context it has a very specific meaning and is located within a very particular Hindu belief system. A guru in this sense is a cut above ordinary human beings. What distinguishes the guru from us mere mortals is that they are "enlightened" or "self-realized."

Basically the claim is that there are certain very special people who have crossed a very specific threshold in their spiritual awareness – and they know the ultimate truth about the nature of reality.

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Postponement: are you guilty of it?

postponing stuffWhen I think about procrastination, I limit my thinking to stuff that I don't do that has to be done, should be done.

Today I saw another category of stuff, that I didn't know it was procrastination, because that is the below the water level of stuff I don't do: postponement.

I am playing the Avatar Audio in the background, now 24/7. To my surprise, the water level seems to go down and more of the hidden stuff emerges.

You can't catch what you don't see... and I am seeing stuff I have never seen before, or if I have, just glimpses, you know the kind that you even wonder if you saw anything at all, or if it was a dream.

I am planning to move in a few months, and this is a great opportunity (albeit unpleasant!) to look at the stuff that has been neglected, postponed, not dealt with, swept under the rug, treated as if it didn't matter or didn't exist.

It is very un-guru-like, very not Avatar-like to have heaps of stuff swept under the rug, but truth is truth, and that is what I am starting to see.
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More on instant healing and instant transformation, The Avatar, and frogs that want to become princes

frog_princeWhen you look deep into yourself, you will find that at heart you are still an infant crying for the bottle. Friedrich Nietzsche 1 called it "infantile will to power", magical thinking that gives you the role of wanting, wishing, crying for, and gives the role to everyone around you to respond and give you what you want.

The Universe is based on the principle that no one has the right to sacrifice their need, their life, for the need or the life of another. Sacrifice is the kind of "deal" where one gets everything and the other gets nothing. No Universe, no planet, no country, no community, no family can be healthy if even just one person is willing to sacrifice themselves for another.

This is the main reason the Planet is out of balance, because the governing thought, the though of religion, new age, etc. promoted self-sacrifice pretending that good is that.

For the self-sacrificial cycle to come to be, there needs to be a value that is higher than human being, and that is NEED. Need cried, promoted as right to take from another, to suck away from another, is the fundamental motive power of a society of moochers and looters.
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What’s missing for an Avatar to be able to cause Peace on Earth?

After watching all the Avatar series quite a few times, I saw that an Avatar is just one person. Without the Team Avatar and the country rallying for the cause, the Avatar is defeated before he starts.

There have been Avatars in the history of humanity. As Avatars all failed.

The job of the Avatar is to fight and usher in a long period of peace. But it cannot be just a good idea of the Avatar: it needs to be an idea whose time has come.

The Judeo/Christian idea of an avenging Messiah is way out of sync with how it works. Without the majority rising up with the leadership of the Avatar or Team Avatar, the result can only be slaying the Avatar, and that's that.

I'll put in here, instead of my own words, two people's words: Osho and Art Williams. Osho, a failed Avatar, Art Williams, a successful business man whose crusade was successful, in terms of business. Osho talks about why it could not succeed, can't succeed, Art Williams talks about how to succeed as an Avatar.

Very long, but worth reading. Will it wake you up? Not likely... but maybe one or two of you. If you have been feeling that life is senseless and have been seeking some purpose to life, Art Williams words will give you a glimpse of what's missing.

Question to Osho: Why is humanity so willing to walk the path towards global suicide?

Osho - The reason is clear. People have become clear that their life has no meaning, that except misery, nothing happens; except anxiety, anguish, life has nothing to offer.
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What is an Avatar? What is the Job of an Avatar? How do you recognize an Avatar?

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What is an Avatar?

There is a huge confusion about avatars on the Internet. The recent blockbuster is partially to blame, Avatar.

I watched the movie. I enjoyed it. A certain point I had to go and do something for like 20 minutes: the conflict in the movie was impossible for me to bear.

In that movie, an avatar is an artificially grown body that is animated, remotely, by a human being. The purpose of that avatar is to infiltrate a different culture for the purpose of exploitation.

Nice... grrr...

Another common use of the word, Avatar, is a symbol, picture, that represents you. It is your public representation, but you, the human, animates it, and it has no choice of its own.

According to Hinduism, an Avatar is the physical manifestation of a Deity... like Vishnu, etc. I don't know much about Hinduism: I don't believe in Deities, in my world view all deities are 4th Plane creations: the creations of human imagination.

I do have quite a clear picture of my own, but let us see, if we can get to it through the cultural mambo jumbo, religious, science fiction stuff, and computer animation.

So let us see if there are any elements of that definition we can work with, if any element of that definition will stand further examination from close.

Let's first examine what is the purpose of having an Avatar in the first place?

What is the job of the Avatar?

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