I am republishing this article, because distinguishing is the most missing thing for humans at this day and age.
When I test people in the starting point measurement, the number that relates to this is the clarity score: how many words they can use accurately. I won't explain why they are connected... just know that when you can't hear and can't see, your clarity is about the same as a blind person's... with an ear muff...
It's a rare opportunity to go from innocent infant to all-seeing adult, being able to observe it at the same time.
When I first did the Landmark Forum, 1 the koan of the session was: for you everything is the same as everything else, except that not always.
When you are an infant, for you everything is the same as everything else... no distinctions. No distinction between your body and the environment. You are just as ready to suck on your feet as you are ready to suck on someone else's finger.
From time to time you'll see something strange, like you reach out, as always, and your hands remain empty: the object you reach for is out of reach...
One of the remarkable things in the book, Flowers for Algernon, is the new awareness Charlie (Charly) has about his mental state.
When he was just a retarded person, he could see the shadow of the mental feebleness, but once he got smarter, when his mental abilities decline, he can see it directly... not only the shadow.
Once you raised your cell hydration, which translates for most people to a brain surgery similar to Charlie's, you have a higher factual IQ. You should move to the same position as Charlie: when your cell hydration drops, you should notice it.
We look at life through the space we locate ourselves in.
When you go home for the holidays, you have a space inside which you interact with your mother. You have a space inside which you interact with your father, another space with your siblings.
Some people live their whole life out of one favorite space.
When you know what space you think you are in, and the other person makes no sense, that is because they relate to you inside a different space.
For example, Nancy lives inside Mother-child space. She is either the mother, or she is the child. When she is the child, I am either the mother (she loves that) or Not mother... she hates that. When she is the mother and I refuse to be the child, she throws a tantrum.
For some, paying $30 bucks for a powerful audio is prohibitive. Not necessarily because they don't have the money, and maybe they don't. But because or their value judgment.
For $30 they can get something they value more than themselves. I get it.
I have found a lot of people who are stingy with themselves... there is no love lost between you and you... the two selves. So when that is the case, taking care of themselves is like pulling teeth. Well, we shall see what happens after this announcement...
All my articles are inspired, are an answer to something that happens right now... something that asks for a new way of seeing things.
Today is not an exception. It's early and I have read only two of my emails, but the need to write an article is already there.... lol. The "bomb" is towards the end of the email, so try to hang in there: what you will learn there will first upset you, but has a chance to set you free... But the first part prepares it... Really.
M in Germany is looking at coherence and balance... and brings the following two visuals
I am finding out that you've been thinking in terms of to-do lists to get things done.
I find to-do lists daunting.
The biggest problem with to-do lists is that it kills the spirit in things.
The second biggest problem with todo lists is that it mixes big things, and small things.
What takes you someplace worth going to are two kinds of things
simple steps repeated regularly, like
-eating the right foods the right way,
-going to sleep early,
-reading a few pages every night,
-reminding yourself to get present,
-taking deep breaths when you remember,
-taking your supplements,
-Catching IT talkingThe best reminders are questions... have you done that today?
What time are you going to walk today? Gentle reminders. If the answer is resistance, the next question is: what purpose does walking for you? For me regular walking is increasing my capacity to walk a lot, and still enjoy what's around me. I am having recurring dreams of living in different countries six months at a time. Lots of walking: without stamina that would be sheer torture.
In this article I'll probably talk a little more about projects.
I am republishing this article, because of the new insights... that everything that is not need based is the not-you, the society created "IT", the not self, and because it is very difficult to explain... I need these articles to be together... Eventually I'll find the right words that communicate to more people.
Needs are feelings. They run you, from the inside. Need is a feeling... and it can be on many levels.
Animals have needs. Human have the same needs, and more.
Depending on how many needs you have, you are on different evolutionary levels of humanity.
In this article we'll need with the two needs where most get stuck: the needs of the self. These are non-physical needs, resulting in non-physical pain if not met, and pleasure if they are met.
So let's begin.
I have always wondered why it is that only people who commit to something and then work on it are ever happy.