Life is best lived where what you want for yourself is a side effect.
I know, for half of humanity that sounds like liberal nonsense... but this is how life becomes the most enjoyable, and maybe the most "life-earning" as well, in spite of it being counter intuitive.
And this is true in every area of life...
I can't write a better article on this than Zat Rana here.
What I can write best is the wretchedness of going straight for what you want, and quitting when anyone else benefits... And I can share how this... getting what i need as a side effect, consciously, has been one of the secrets of my inner peace, fulfillment, and happiness.
Some 15 years ago I started studying Kabbalah, an ancient body of thought. The truth value of Kabbalah is about 30%, while most other "ancient" teachings are less than 10% truth value, so if you have a large body of knowledge yourself, have read hundreds or thousands of books, have degrees, etc. You are somewhat safe in studying Kabbalah. Continue reading "Selfish? let’s look at that, shall we?"
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?"
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I watch Netflix series that don't make sense on the surface for me to watch. But when I look, there is no book, no fiction, that would teach me that principle.
I am looking for principles. Principles are a lot like laws. According to the dictionary, a principle is a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.
When things don't work, there is something you don't see... when things don't work, most of the time what you don't see is that the principle or principles upon which you build the thing that isn't working, are not sound principles.
If your premises are false, wrong, or mistaken, whatever you build on it won't work.
Most of humanity's life is a history of false premises. All the statements of what humans are supposed to do, allowed to do, are false premises, popped out of someone's near-sighted, or skewed brain. Continue reading "Desensitizing you to the mind-noise"
It's been one of those days...
Virus attacks on some of my old websites. Lots of updates. Then the computer upgrade I ordered arrived... I was scared... and oops, it didn't fit my computer. Why? I don't know. I ordered another one on Amazon, printed the return label... and we shall see.
It's 1 pm, and for all intents and purposes, I haven't even started my day. I'll have appointments in the afternoon, and I could be all whacked out... but I haven't broken my stride.
It is all in a day's work, I say... Errors, even virus attacks are par for the course.
The interesting thing is: if I haven't done the Amish Horse Training Method, I would be pulling my hair out, or would be in bed with a serious case of whatever you call when life goes to shit.
I am hearing the voices. One of them repeats, about every 30 seconds, that I should really kill myself. Continue reading "What is the most important skill you could master?"