Your mind, your stupid part, has no direct knowledge about reality. It has no concern, no regard to reality... It has in it what the memes have programmed it to have... 1% reality, 99% b.s. And your mind is, therefore, your worst friend. It is killing YOU and it is killing your life... sometimes slowly, sometimes really fast. 1
One of the most harmful words in the English language are I, my, and me.
It is not that they are intrinsically harmful! they are harmful the way we relate to their meaning.
Context is decisive. Sometimes these words (I, my and me) are the context, and sometimes they are heard in a context... confusing? Yeah, context has been confusing to many of my students. But being confused is a very high state: the lowest state a human is "knowing." Why? Because once you think you know, once you think you have the answer, you stop looking, you stop being present, your mind is running the show, the stupid machine that anyone can hack, and they do, and you wouldn't even know.
All Decisions Are Emotional. Later You Justify Them With Your Mind. Want to know what emotion blocks your breathing?
There is nothing new in that for many of you, but for those of you that didn't know about it: let me explain.
Emotions is a guidance system that is much more ancient than the mind. You feel stuff way before the mind gets alert that something is going on. The mind is always late to every party. The mind asks the question: "What happened?" because it doesn't know.
There is a saying: some people make things happen, others watch things happen, and yet more people ask: what the heck happened?
Now, up till here, this is pretty commonplace for a lot of people.
Correct Diagnosis is 50% of the Cure in any area of your life
In this article I am going to show an area of my life where diagnostic skills and tools have saved the day, and in fact proved to be 90% of the cure.
The process of growth is not linear. It is more like layer by layer. No matter where you are now, in order to get to the next level, you need to completely explore the level or layer where you are.
I have been relative successful for a while now, and like any other "normal" human being, I had the illusion that I have arrived to the place where it is smooth sailing from hereon.
The mind will always think that. Whatever is the newest experience, the mind will jump into conclusion and declare that life is going to be like this from here onward.
When you screw something up, the mind tells you that you are a lost cause and you'll never going to succeed. When you do something right, the mind tells you that you are the best, and you can now expect the best.
I've been telling you over and over that the mind is a stupid machine, but it is one thing to understand, and it's a whole other thing to discredit the mind, actively, when it says anything bombastic and summary like that. Continue reading "I hate making mistakes!"