Some insights on health, and why things are the way they are, and why are people different in their needs...
Yesterday I spent three hours to listen to Dr. Joel Wallach. 1
I think I have spent, to date, about a hundred hours listening to him. Why so much? He talks too fast, and he isn't saying the things to be understood, but to impress... In that he is a typical doctor: big ego... holding his cards close to his chest.
First off, let me set something straight: mind has nothing to do with attention. Thought has nothing to do with attention.
Attention is an energy, and it's NOT operated by the mind or your thoughts. Not and never...
Never mistake mindlessness for mindfulness. "We have to move from passive absorption to active awareness. We have to engage."
Everybody wants a silent mind. So much so that they consider being unconscious a blissful state. But going unconscious, being unconscious, is not the purpose of training yourself to have control over your mind...
Spirituality, finding your way, finding your self, the path to living a life worth living use different tools from science, schools, the mind, and ordinary thinking.
Not just different tools, but tools used differently.
If you haven't found what you are seeking... if your seeking has taken you on a wild goose chase only to find nothing of value for yourself... then you owe it to yourself to learn to use the tools and to use them in new ways.
When your life is about you... when your life is about others... when your life is about ideas.. these are different sizes of a life you can have. In this article we'll examine the effects of these levels on your peace of mind, level of fulfillment, the quality of your life.
We'll start with me... and my experience.
In 1988 January 1, around 3 minutes after the ball dropped on Times Square, I declared something that ultimately turned my life around.
The Landmark Education shortcut that doesn't work:
"the possibility I declare for myself and my life"
"the possibility I invent for myself and my life" 1 you are taught in Landmark Education. Declaration is a verbal way to speak something into being... being... not feeling, not action, but being. But it doesn't work, unfortunately. Why? Let's find out...
The problem with Landmark Education
Landmark Education is the watered down brainchild of Werner Erhard.
I started participating when Werner was still part of it. He said things it's taken me 30 years to get, but he said it. He himself was struggling with them.
Werner had 20 being capacities, which means that most of what he ever said came from thinking. Yet, 20 capacities of being is rich. In comparison, a good Landmark Forum Leader has 10 being capacities.