Both are vehicles for deep insight, but together they are unbeatable, because how you go about deciding what is your higher power that you are going to honor, as in the 12 step programs, will come completely consistent with your Bach Profile. Continue reading "The magic of synergy: Bach Profile and Mustard Seed… together"
I am reading it for you and for me.
This book has given me a big insight... and ultimately a breakthrough, though we shall see...
OK, let me start at the beginning.
Most books are either easy or difficult to read. Why? I just found out.
This book, the Metaskills was alternating between easy to read and difficult to read.
At some point it felt like thick mud I needed to wade through.
Why? I had no idea how what he was talking about was connecting to what the book was supposedly about.
I am nearly certain that this happens to you often. The thought is "What does this have to do with the price of tea in China?" or some other dismissive thought.
When you are not well, you are in survival mode. You live in scarcity. Everything seems to be about you. And not much can change about your life... given the focus (me-me-me) and therefore the questions you ask.
In scarcity everything is an is, and the questions you ask are from that "is". Everything needs to be fixed, and you can't very well leave things alone: they are wrong, wrong, wrong. Ugh...
You ask why question. Why is this happening to me? Why are you treating me like this? Why can't I blah blah blah... get rich, understand, be loved, get well... you know those whiny questions that don't make a difference, they just make you feel even worse.
"They" teach you that you can change your mindset, that you can easily get out of the scarcity mindset, but they are lying. They ignore that your existence is based on your physical well-being (and vice versa!) and unless you get better, nothing will change.
Your whole being comes from your physiology, mostly from your digestive tract, and thus your eating. Bummer, eh?
When you are well, you can start to ask different questions
I've had big hopes, selfish hopes, that I will be the one to unstuck you.
Lots of other people have this hope... and the hopes remain hopes, because you have a vested interest to keep what keeps you stuck in place? If we knew what keeps you stuck, maybe we could unstuck you.
This article is an attempt to identify that one thing. The linchpin issue.
Continue reading "Are you disappointed with yourself for not being higher minded, and achieving more in life?"
Cone vision can be wide and narrow, or Short and long... This distinction was driven up today by a student question: He watched the movie "The Founder" about Ray Kroc of MacDonald's fame.
I haven't watched the movie, but in it, according to the student, Ray Kroc was offered the chance to sell franchises to the MacDonald method of making and selling food. To the student's sensibilities: Ray Kroc was shortchanged: the deal was not a win-win. And having to always be in an obvious win-win is one of his preferences... and therein lies his no success... Let me talk about what is happening in a long article.
Everything you see can be looked at many ways. In this article I will talk about seeing inside the visible.
Continue reading "If your life feels like a roller coaster ride… If all your attempts at improving your life make it worse…"
Osho, who I still consider a mentor, says somewhere that cultivation is wrong.
This is probably the stupidest thing he has ever said.
What is cultivation? Let me explain it with the ape comparison, don't be offended.
The ape uses all his faculties in his day to day life.
His brain makes it able to see and recognize things and not others. Causality, that is based on doing things, is weak or not evolved in the ape's brain. It cannot easily make concerned decisions about things that weren't part of an ape life for ten thousand generations.
Continue reading "On how you are like an ape, and on how you are not like an ape"
So learning what keeps you stuck and how to unstuck yourself, at will, is one of the most important things you can do... and the sooner the better. Because being stuck is not fun.
Cognitive biases, those knee jerk reaction tiny pieces of automatic responses, are at the root of your misery.
Continue reading "The biggest reason you are stuck… on a plateau or in a ditch, but stuck nevertheless"
Long sentence, eh? The answer to this question is this: it depends.
NO input can cause change by itself. The change comes from trying to apply what you read to yourself. Even if the application is just answering one question that requires you to look.
I am finding, that the program I so love, the 67 steps, is completely and absolutely wasted on you, unless you do the looking it takes to answer the one or two or three questions that come with each session.
Why? Because looking, attempting to answer the question, causes a state change. 1 The state inside which you listen is: I agree, I like it, I knew that, interesting, etc. Narrow cone of vision. Sitting in what you already know... undisturbed, untested. Sitting in who you already know yourself to be... undisturbed, untested.
Attempting to look to answer the question from your own life is where the magic happens. When you have to widen your cone of vision to include what you never look at.
It is happening to me in spades. I am at segment 19... Continue reading "How to become worth a damn?"
Silly sounding question, but it is not as silly as it sounds.
Because we look at life, at what is happening, through the limited perspective of the human mind, we actually don't know what is happening, only
- a slice of what happened
- only a skewed version of what happened
Ultimately we can only experience and react to what we see, and what we see is both limited and skewed.
Continue reading "Back to the future… A practical and easy method of time travel"