Mastering your word to make things happen

mastering your wordWhy can’t you make things happen? Why can’t you make your life work…

You’ll hate me for this… but hate me as much as you want, this is why: Your integrity is shot.

Without integrity nothing works. Sounds very general, and definitely doesn’t seem to have anything to do with you: you are always on time, you brush your teeth twice a day, you keep your diet, you don’t cheat on your spouse… so what am I talking about?

I’ll explain it in a little bit, but let me just say something more:

Whenever ANYTHING doesn’t work about my life, about any of my relationship, about my health, about my work, about my money, I automatically go to my integrity.

I say: what is the integrity issue that I have that this is what I see… the area not working.

The out-of-integrity can be in many different ways, so I have a checklist: 1

    • have I been keeping my word? to myself, or to anyone…
    • is anything hidden? half-truths? pretenses? misleading others? hidden agendas? false statements?
    • have I skimped on any of my work, my diet, my exercise, my hygiene?

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I can tell by the look in your eyes you’ve been hurting

I can tell by the look in your eyes you’ve been hurting.

You’ve been wanting to be the best you can be, and you can’t. You always hit a snag here, a snag there… And it looks hopeless.

You are ashamed of yourself. You try to hide, but it doesn’t help. Because you know.

You feel like an impostor… But you are normal.

Humans aren’t built to be all good. Humans can improve, correct what there is to correct, to a certain degree, but not all through.

Why? Because, and don’t believe a word I say, the human soul, originally, was built to be 100% selfish, care only about receiving… care only about pleasure… that has been the design.

What the heck am I talking about?

I am talking about Kabbalah‘s version of the birth of the Universe and humanity with it. Continue reading “I can tell by the look in your eyes you’ve been hurting”

What is the ONE THING that decides your future?

one thing: attention storyOne day a Zen master told his students that he was going to teach a new technique of shooting an arrow.

He instructed his students to cover his eyes with a cloth and then he shot his arrow. When he opened his eyes, he saw the target with no arrow in it and when he looked at his students, they looked embarrassed because their teacher had missed.

The Zen master asked, “What did you learn?” Continue reading “What is the ONE THING that decides your future?”

What do you think it takes to get lots of joy in your life?

joy: just the right amount of sleepI say: Just the right amount of sleep! when I wake up with a light-clock… it lights come on at 3 am slowly, and by 4 am, when I am between dream cycles, I wake up and have a choice to get up or to sleep more.

Today I got up. But I was very sleepy. It felt like someone inside, not me, wanted desperately to sleep more. It’s been an hour now, and the ‘person inside’ is still whining, insisting that i go back to sleep.

Back in 1987-1990 or so, I also got up at around 4 am every single night and built myself a new profession, a new life, and a new identity.

I learned to live like that from a Dutch dude who had made himself a millionaire with the extra hours he gained from the habit.

But this article is not about the habit; this article is what I learned from him to say when I woke up:’Just the right amount of sleep!

And later, I learned to say ‘Time to make the donuts!

Would that work for you too? Let’s look at that. Continue reading “What do you think it takes to get lots of joy in your life?”

Feel powerless? What will it take to become powerful?

I have been observing that someone from Tallin, Estonia, a former Soviet Union country, has been spending time on my site.

And then in yesterday’s email, Vishen Lakhiani from Mind Valley announced a new masterclass: Unconditional Self-Love.

I don’t know what his wife is going to teach on that masterclass, but I know one thing: it will be, most likely, really beautiful, nice, heartwarming, and utterly ineffective. Why?

Answering that why is what this article is about… what they won’t teach you at Mindvalley. Continue reading “Feel powerless? What will it take to become powerful?”

What is your role in your life? Can you, actually create yourself, really?

You want to create yourself, let’s say, a winner… What do you need to chuck, discard, leave behind, toss if you really want to create yourself?

I am going to write a full article, maybe even a book: a collection of articles, because what is in memes, and in articles is off the mark…

But it this article I’ll talk about just one or two aspects of this… Even so, this article is very long… maybe too long.

First I’d like to poke into a mindset where your worldview says:

I can only help people who are less than me, who are less smart than me, know less than me.

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Communication: Access to Power… Create with your WORD

my word is my bondWe had our last What’s Missing workshop for the season yesterday.

What a learning experience it was! Again.

I found out that unbeknownst to me I was still hesitant to believe that I am going to live, that I am not on borrowed time, that if I save money, I’ll have a chance to use it.

This, under the conscious awareness issue has been running my life for 72 years… I have never been able to save any real money… and now I see why. It is time to begin to manage this… so I can actually buy a car, now that I can drive again.

Teaching? Are you sure you taught? Continue reading “Communication: Access to Power… Create with your WORD”