It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble, It's what you know for sure that just ain't so“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so”.
~ from the movie “The Big Short”

Why is it that people don’t like this quote? Can you guess?

I see it all the time. People are quite certain that what they know is true, and are puzzled by the fact that they don’t feel good about themselves, about their place in the world, about their lives.

This includes smart people, and this includes people who are not that sophisticated.

We, as a species, are full of knowledge that just isn’t so. And when we build theories, actions, futures, arguments on those untruths, then things don’t work. Continue reading “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so”

Evolution, or upsetting the apple cart. Do we have the strength in the face of ego, and society demanding that we stay the same?

upsetting-the-standing-orderUpsetting the apple cart… the standing order of things. In your case: what you can and can’t do, have and feel. The misery, the pretense, the must, and the ought to… This is what today’s article is about.

Can you feel the ego squirming? Good… keep one eye on the ego… Please.

I have just started to read the first book Tai Lopez has on his 100 book recommended list.

This one is right up my alley, because it is about the genes and their role in the evolution.

If you imagine the DNA as a 300 page book, a gene is a few lines in it.

But those few lines make you behave differently than if you didn’t have them.

Each gene that is turned on makes you choose what you eat, how you walk, who you mate with, and what you read.
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Self-love illustrated

Stop your baby from crying in Second

Crying babies are all of us, really.

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Aren’t we all just fleshy bundles of feelings crying out into the world in hopes of a hug and the license to sleep all the damn time?

IS THIS NOT WHAT THE INSIDE OF YOUR HEART LOOKS LIKE?
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Caterpillar, what does it take to enter butterfly state?

insight-must-precede-applicationI read my Rob Brezsny horoscope every Tuesday morning. I use it as guidance, I use it as a possible context for my next week.

Last week my horoscope was:
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Being a winner… is it a matter of luck? What is luck anyway?

winning takes more than talent. it's easy to win against people, it is not that easy to win against your own bestBefore I do the webinar on inventing being a winner, it would be useful, wouldn’t you say, to distinguish what is winning, what is a winner, so you can choose to be that, or not.

So, I have been looking at everything through this distinction for the past few days, and I am starting to see things.

I have found that the difference between winning or not winning, oftentimes can be seen in the difference in attention.
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What Causes Weather Extremes That Kill People? Floods, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Draught? Cancer, Mental Illness, And Other Incurable Diseases And Conditions?

Why didn’t the world end like the Mayan predicted?

The Universe is not exactly a cause and effect phenomenon, it is too complex to detect causality in it. From the limited perspective of the human mind, no causality can be detected… it looks random and capricious.

Human being always wanted to reduce the risk that Life is, always wanted to understand how it works, always wanted to reduce Life to a formula. This is what gave rise to religions.

Religion, organized religion, puts you in the cause and effect mindset. They are doing it to control you, to control your behavior. It puts you in a false sense of security: you are doing the right things, so only good things can come out of it…

In Kabbalah, I learned that the reason you can’t see this cause and effect thing, because G-d in his infinite wisdom, put time between the cause and effect, so you can exercise your free will, whether you are going to be a good boy/girl, or a bad boy/girl. So you just have to believe them.

In Christianity if you are bad you go to hell, and it’s a direct cause and effect. If you can come back from hell, you could tell all of us what it’s like, and then we would know. It would be as effective as burning the child’s hand on a hot stove while saying no. It would be clear to all of us not to be bad… whatever bad means.

For a child, everything happens because of them. A child cannot see the other side of things, cannot see the invisible. My mom left me in the street because there was something wrong with me. My sister died because I was angry… or heavy, or bad, or whatever… a lifetime of anguish and guilt, and trying to be different-than-I-am, trying-to-be-not-me results.

Parents, siblings, teachers, church people seem to be only there to make you feel guilty: it is all your fault.

So, on one hand it is not clear how you cause anything, because of time.
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No One CAN Do It FOR You… And Even if They Could…

Most “do-it-for-you” programs don’t work. Why? Are they bad? Are they fakes, thieves, or is there something in our design as human beings that prevents us from taking advantage of these opportunities. This is what this article is about. Surprising. Documented. True.

Note from a decade later: Imagine waking up one morning with the physique of a body builder. A copy of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime. Or a female equivalent of Arnold…

Do you think it would benefit you? For longer than a minute?

Everything that you did not earn will atrophy. I have learned this the hard way. I started to turn on DNA capacities for people… and look with horror, as one after the other they turned off.

The recipient didn’t earn it, so they can’t keep it.

It’s the same with lottery winners… You have to earn what you want… And that is the principle of this article.

No One CAN Do Anything FOR You… And Even if They Could…

Surprising title, isn’t it? Especially from an Internet Marketer and Coach. After all, the best product to sell is something that you do for them, right?

Yes and no.

Everyone hopes that what they need can and will be done for them. So, as an Internet Marketer I can make a boatload of cash by promising that.

But here is the kicker: No one really appreciates what they get ready. Why? Are they unappreciative? Do they lack the genes for appreciation? Do they have the habit of it?

No.

If we take what Kabbalah* says about how it all works, especially what is the inner motivator of every human being: to develop one’s Self to the fullest in a lifetime by correcting the areas where they fall short from fully being their divine (giving) nature… every time someone does something FOR you, they rob you of the opportunity to do it for your Self… because the thing looks done.
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