Part One: Knowing yourself is key to being able to change
We all think that we know ourselves... and then when it turns out to be wrong, we are surprised, but unphased in our certainty that we know ourselves.
Why is it nearly impossible to you to know yourself?
Because self-reflection is an intangible, spiritual capacity that can only open up if and when you look at your effect, your reflection, your feedback from the world around you. Continue reading "Why You Keep Signing Your Future Self Up for Stuff You Don’t Actually Want to Do"
What do I like about leading webinars?
Unlike other people, I don't speak from what I know, I don't speak from my mind.
Why this is something to like? Because every time I speak I surprise myself. I listen to what I am saying, and I am amazed, and often confronted.
Today the concept of appreciation was discussed: that "culture" makes you believe that appreciation is talking about things you like... but it is a lie.
Just like in mathematics every number has a value, zero, five, minus 15.
Appreciation is simply giving something a matching value.
Continue reading "What is appreciation? Is it limited to what you like?"
There are many approaches to fix a problem, but all fixes are more harmful than the original problem.
Why? Because fix come from the same level of consciousness as the problem... and ultimately that kind of solution: a fix, is the root of the next problem. Like marriage: a fix for loneliness, and the start of more and bigger problems... yet it doesn't stop loneliness... (Marriage is two people combining efforts to solve problems that would not exist without the marriage...)
Instead of dealing with what frightens you today, what you want to get rid of so you can live your puny little life, let's go back to a time and situation where you weren't even born, and it probably didn't effect you much.
You look at it and you can't imagine why I would bring it up... that signals a lack of ability to see under the hood...
The time we'll go back to examine is the rise of the Third Reich... Hitler's Nazi Germany.
Continue reading "The Dark Side suggestion that love heals the world"
How and why what we do here is the perfect antidote to what ISIS is trying to do?
I've read half of an online article on ISIS, a really long article. Being dyslexic, I could not read it online... I have copied it and republished it for you.
Anyway, my sense of ISIS, having read the article, is that they believe in perfection, they believe their prophet, they believe in the righteousness of their path.
And this is what they are doing: it seems that the prophet predicted the Apocalypse... what else is new. But this one is with a twist: this one you'll cause... it is your job as a good follower. Cause it.
The strategy is to cause mayhem and havoc. The weaklings, not fortified by the prophet and the only god, will annihilate themselves.
And, if you look, it is happening. What is going on now is testing.
Continue reading "How and why what we do here is the perfect antidote to what ISIS is trying to do?"
What ISIS Really Wants
from the Atlantic
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here's what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
What is the Islamic State?
Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State's appeal. "We have not defeated the idea," he said. "We do not even understand the idea." In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as "not Islamic" and as al-Qaeda's "jayvee team," statements that reflected confusion about the group, and may have contributed to significant strategic errors.
What to Do About ISIS?
Continue reading "An Atlantic article: What does ISIS really want?"