Lots of questions are coming up… Is it possible to be happy, to have ikigai, purpose, and joy if you live in your imagination?
What is the main difference between animals and homo sapiens?
The only differences I can see are
1. homo sapiens (modern humans) live in the mind… thinking it’s reality
2. homo sapiens have conscience
3. homo sapiens live like anything different from what they want is wrong.
4. homo sapiens have usury relationships, win-lose, zero sum.
I have written a lot of articles about living in the mind, and have courses to help you spend at least some of your time outside of the mind that is like a cave…
But I haven’t written about conscience. Continue reading “Where did evolution take a wrong turn? Can we go back and take the right turn?”
One of the signs of the overwhelming inauthenticity and low level of integrity is the gap between what people say and what people do.
We, my marketing student and I, have been surveying mothers and fathers of children to find out to what degree they care about their children’s future. Continue reading “What you say and what you do… when it comes to your children becoming educated, productive people”
Yesterday I used the free community van to get to two stores I cannot get to easily on my own.
Note: in the illustrations I am not taking sides. I am illustrating that there is confusion and disagreement in what is race, what is racist, what is racism, and what it does is it makes people rigid, lie about what they think, and vote for Trump… ugh.
The driver of the van, PhD in sociology, asked if it bothered me if he continued to listen to NPR radio . It was a public debate in Trump and if he was a racist.
I listened for at least half an hour, and observed that no one bothered to define what they meant by racist. Or what is racism. So the discussion was as if blind people were discussing the color of something… lots of talk. Lots of passion. Very little substance. Continue reading “Equality, racist, collusion, big words you throw around”
I have said, in another article, that what is “normal” for a vehicle for the selfish gene (a human), is to move to and then stay in an ess.
Evolutionary stable strategy. Where life works relatively smoothly.
If you listen to the genes, you’ll live that way, you live in an ess.
Your job, your family, your health, your thinking are all in an ess… You don’t grow, you survive. You get up in the morning because you didn’t die the night before. It is probably boring, and you are probably sick, dumb, and poor. Or maybe not. It pretty much depends on what you start with.
That is how most people live, and it has a pull that is very strong.
You don’t rock the boat. You make do. You may do stupid things, and they likely take you downwards, towards gravity.
Now, it is obvious that this is not the path of creating epigenetic shifts toward living a life worth living. Not for me, not for the spirit, not for the soul. It is the ideal life for the selfish gene.
But Life wants more life, and the ess way of living results in less life. Continue reading “What is the technology of personal evolution…”
It’s hard to be silently brilliant. Lots of thoughts occur when you open your mouth.
This has been one of the principles I live by.
Now, that finally the harmful effects of the milk protein wore off… and I am returning to being normal.
So my Sunday Rants call was more productive than maybe ever. Not less ranty… mind you, but more insights.
It is very easy to think in a tiny box, and most people live that way. It is even possible for most to stay in that tiny box when they listen to someone, or read something. They never leave, never enlarge the box, never go anywhere.
Because what gives you your world, what you see, your actions, your words, your feelings… that is what is in the box.
I realized that some 29 years ago. It was New Year’s Eve, and I spent it on the phone with a Landmark staff member from Detroit.
We took turns to speak the New Year into existence.
Continue reading “It’s hard to be silently brilliant. Lots of thoughts occur when you open your mouth”
This is a four years old article. I am rewriting it to include fixed mindset, the distinction from Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset.
When the mind takes over your perception you see what your mind wants to see.
We have all experienced how the mind tricks us into believing that something other than what’s happening is happening.
When you are dizzy, sea-sick or drunk: the room seems to be spinning. When someone tells you skinny is good, you start liking skinny. When someone tells you you are ugly, you start seeing ugly.
Here are some examples:
1. You are not allowed to see what your mind doesn’t allow you to see…
…this is why Japanese soldiers could not see, till the end, that they were beaten.
More than that: Japanese soldiers enlisted into the Japanese navy, but never considered that they should learn to swim: the option that their vessel would sink never occurred to them: after all their emperor was invincible. They would not even make any moves to get a life preserver when they were under attack: their mind told them that nothing can, nothing could happen to them… and they died by drowning… victims of the mind hiding reality from them.
You are that Japanese soldier, you just don’t know it.
Continue reading “When the mind takes over perception: you see only what the mind allows you to see”
When we talk about fields of communication, we actually talk about energy fields.
They look innocent, but they are energy fields… and some things can happen in an energy field, and others can’t.
You have a “homepage”, that, in my experience, is predictable by your soul correction plus your Zodiac sign.
Why? I don’t know. My guess is that those are energy fields too.
What is an energy field? I’ll repeat what I have said three lines above: some things can happen in an energy field, and others can’t.
I know this is way beyond rational, and way beyond what any sane person would be willing to see… but lots of evidence points to the fact that fields are energy fields, and they are obvious from what can and what cannot happen inside them. Continue reading “When we talk about fields of communication, we actually talk about energy fields.”
I look at my dreams as guidance.
Now, you need to know that I almost never dream a whole story… I dream moods. Some situations.
Last night I dreamed about going back to Israel, meeting people I had known, experiencing their attitude towards me. Wasn’t pleasant.
And just before I woke up I was shown the theme I am going to write about.
You see, everyone wants to know what they are supposed to have as a purpose to their lives. Even some students, inexplicably ask this question after years of studying with me. Boggles the mind.
The answer to the questions is simple. Ask a better question.
A better question would be how to live life that it’s enjoyable, fulfilling and financially rewarding at the same time.
That question has a lot of potential.
Continue reading “4 principles of a life that is enjoyable, fulfilling and financially rewarding at the same time.”
Kamikaze or the Cowardly Lion
New distinction: there is reality, and then there is the map of reality .
If this sounds complicated, it is because it is.
But it is built of simple linear elements, so we can look at each linear element, and with enough examined, start seeing the three-dimensional picture.
Your map of reality is vastly out of alignment with the actual reality.
Continue reading “There is reality, and then there is the map of reality…”
Everyone can get to the good life, but not everyone will get to the good life. Why? Because not everyone is willing to do what they need to do to get to the good life.
Tai Lopez said that.
And it is true on certain conditions.
Because abilities, the abilities that certain tests can measure, are important.
What do you need to get to the good life, other than time?
You need three types of intelligence.
Continue reading “Second Wind: Abilities or effort? The role of effort in attaining the good life”