It is said that there are only three types of people. (The illustrations I use in this article reveal more patterns, so pay attention, please)
- 1. make things happen
- 2. observes things happen
- 3. ponders what the heck happened.
This is so because of the three different ways to see patterns.
- 1. recognizes patterns, knows them intimately. The slightest indication of the pattern gives them clue about how things work
- 2. observes things happen, but doesn’t recognize patterns… unless they are pointed out. And only when they are pointed out. Is satisfied with so-so knowledge, surface… so cannot make things happen
- 3. can’t even (or won’t even) recognize patterns when they are pointed out. Is in the dark.
Continue reading “How well do you recognize patterns? How many? This is, essentially, what the IQ tests measure.”
I am reading a book, The One Thing. Tai recommended it, so I had been resisting.
But like most of the books Tai recommends, it does have a kernel of gold… Maybe more than one kernel.
One of these is what he says about will power. Quite fascinating and very useful.
He says, that just like glycogen, brain food for thinking, will power uses energy, food, and can be depleted.
I don’t have to rely on will power, because about a year ago I started to reorganize my life to habitually do the things that serve me, and remove the opportunities for doing things that don’t serve me.
It did take will power to establish the habits, but I did it one at a time, and one at a time it was easier to see that the new habits served me. Continue reading “How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives…”
If you want to enslave a man, the best and fastest way to go about it is to rob the man of his common sense, his guidance system.
Train him to not trust his feelings. In anything. Train him that he can’t trust his feelings. Train him that all decisions should be made by men smarter than him. Train him that he can’t be trusted to made decisions about the education, the health about his children.
Train him by printing on plastic bags that they should not be put in the cradle… because a child may suffocate playing with it… Do this so the man will stop thinking for himself and start relying entirely on thing being given to him chewed and digested.
Give him the religion of positive thinking. Continue reading “If you want to enslave a man, the best and fastest way to go about it is to rob the man of his common sense, his guidance system.”
Wallace D. Wattles said that. One Hundred years ago.
Of course he was mistaken in 70% of what he said; your thoughts do not create, etc. and yet. The 30% is worth its weight in gold.
I have been practicing being on the creative plane: no hurry, no competition, no scarcity, you can’t miss anything… Not easy to stay on it… wasn’t even easy to “climb” on it.
It’s been the best thing ever happened to my life.
I see it even clearer by observing my students who are always in a hurry.
Tai has this “patient-impatient” and “impatient-patient” going, and I have to admit that it goes right over my head… just like his PACE categories… but I completely get that if you start anything with the idea that it is going be fast, that it is going to be easy, you are going to make mistakes, and you are going to run out of steam.
Continue reading “There is no hurry on the creative plane…”
In this article I will share with you a period of my life when things happened with a lightening fast speed, and I made those things happen.
It was 1988, and around February I got fired. It was my fault… I forgot that I was supposed to lie to cover for my employer… and I let the truth slip. So I got fired.
Then I got really depressed. I got thrown out of a program I loved and was really good at in Landmark…
I had no income, no hopes for income, and I was depressed.
Continue reading “Getting things done… fast (12-week Mastery review)”
If you are able to catch the point, have the power of distilling essence… aka called distinguishing, you have seen in all my work, and all of Tai Lopez’s 69 steps, that every single session, every single article, every single video is about stuff you do, be, see, believe, think, feel, that keep you stuck.
So, in essence, all spiritual work, and all transformational work is getting you unstuck.
And all fake programs, all fake gurus are about getting you stuck… filling your head with useless crap.
One of my students sent me a laundry (long) list of what she should do…
It was her 67-steps answers… answer to one of the steps… I don’t know what number.
It is not possible to do 100 things, especially in the thick of life. When you are in a hurry, upset, troubled, etc.
But it is possible to remember one or maybe two things you shouldn’t do in that same situation. Continue reading “The path to anything you want leads through 90% blockage elimination and 10% addition”
Did you know that every revolution has been, historically, just a re-shuffling of who is going to have power over who?
When I first read Osho’s book, Rebellion, Revolution and Religiousness, I actively worked on understanding.
In Hungary we learned a lot more history than American students, and I personally have seen revolution, and reform and all that never changed anything on the long run.
A lot of people repeat Osho’s words: he is very easy to repeat without understanding, without making the words yours. But I don’t believe any of those people really get what he was saying.
I am not sure he understood himself, after all 90% of what he said came from the Tree of Knowledge.
But his statements that neither revolution nor reform make any difference, are as good as gold.
Continue reading “Activism, reforms, revolution…”
Yesterday, in the Playground session, we spoke about the fear of death.
“They” say all fear is fear of death. I am not afraid of death. I have faced death several times. Some of the times it was because I was ill. Many of the times I did it to meet death, to make friends with death. And even more often I faced death to get beyond it. To get where only through death you can get.
Continue reading “Fear of death”
I got the following story in an email. Great story to illustrate context. Another word for context is frame, because it is outside of the picture, it is not part of the picture, yet the picture changes when the frame changes, just like the stories of your life change when you manage to change the context, even if the new context has to be helped by a coach, like myself.
You see, what makes the stories and their meanings stuck is that the frame, that the context is invisible.
If it were readily visible, you would see to it that you change it. But as with everything that makes you miserable, it is the invisible that needs to be made visible, if you ever hope to get rid of the misery.
Continue reading “The invisible frame, the invisible context gives you the quality of your life… how do you change it to change your life?”
need a last minute Christmas gift?
Have you shopped and shopped and still haven’t managed to get a gift for a loved one?
I know the feeling! I have spent hours getting gifts with a special meaning but there was always someone who either seemed to have everything or or I just couldn’t think of the right thing.
But, don’t worry! I have a solution that is good for even a difficult person to buy for
Continue reading “stuck for last minute Christmas gifts? here’ s one for 99c that they will love”