I had my usual Sunday call today… and the issue of how old is your body came up. My friend’s body is 90 years old… and though I am only four or five yours younger, my body checks as a 50 year old…
As I have shared before, some time in the beginning of August I realized that I was dying.
It had been a process that started a year earlier… with some dramatic happenings, including falling and breaking my left arm. It wasn’t the cause: it was a symptom. And by this August the future was obvious: I had a short time to live, with very restricted movement…
I have no health insurance, I trust in no doctors, I have no savings, I have no family to bail me out.
I had a choice to make: to live or not to live.
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I have found that bringing curiosity to life, especially things that normally would cause you strong emotions, can counteract the narrowing of your cone of vision, narrowing of your intelligence, narrowing of your emotional flexibility… while destroying life where you are, where I am… inside me.
Let me say it again: bringing curiosity to things can counteract with misery, upset, anxiety, frustration, anger, despair, resignation, sadness, depression… the whole never ending pool of negative emotions.
It takes training.
Our access, humans’ access to reality, nowadays, is our emotions… instead of our feelings (sensory perceptions and observation) and our reasoning capacity.
Instead of getting a first hand view of reality, we, humans, inside the cave of our minds, we interact with the shadows reality casts… and we are jerked through upheavals by things that aren’t even real.
SOURCE: click to continue reading Strong emotions or curiosity… choose!
People with intrapersonal emotional intelligence are adept at looking inward and figuring out their own feelings, motivations and goals. They are quintessentially introspective. They analyze themselves and seek understanding. People with intrapersonal intelligence are intuitive and usually introverted.
A year or two ago I saw a rather amateurish but good Singaporean TV show (The Truth Seekers) that shook me to my core… and woke me up.
I may be a conspiracy seeker… but I have a hunch that we, humans, have been trained, for millennia, by society to look the other way, to deny human nature, and escape into nice-nice, and sugar and spice, instead of confronting head-on what we call human nature.
SOURCE: click to continue reading Intrapersonal emotional intelligence, the ability and willingness to look within and see accurately
You can have a high IQ, and yet be a slacker in life.
Why? Because IQ is still only a potential of the brain… not independent of what you use or not use, what you expose yourself or not…
I once had an employee who I hired because she was a Mensa Society member. Mensa only accepts people to be members whose IQ tests say they are above 130… I think. But, between you and me, she was a useless employee and I had to let her go.
Since then I don’t trust IQ tests. You can have a high IQ, and yet be an underachiever in life.
SOURCE: click to continue reading Your IQ, your base nature… and the Playground
An experiment is always successful. It is successful at showing what it shows. Whether you interpret accurately what it shows or not… is up to you. And then what you do with what it suggests is up to you…
“Do not be timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Considering my life, life is an experiment has been probably the best thing I’ve ever invented for myself. Why? Because it killed 90% of the voices inside that said that I was stupid, that I was a loser, that nobody will ever love me.
I hate learning new things… Why?
Yeah, why would anyone hate learning new things?
What does learning new things means? REALLY REALLY MEAN? About you….
SOURCE: click to continue reading Life is an experiment. Unless you only have good and bad, successful or failure in your vocabulary
The invisible tail that wags the dog… Or what is invisible to you is behind and underneath your emotions, your actions, your desires…
It’s invisible for the dog and it is invisible or mis-identified for the observer…
And, of course I am talking about humans… but found no quote that talks about humans in this context. Though the treasure trove of information about dogs, and foxes and their tails is very entertaining, I can say with some certainty, that humans know dogs and foxes better than themselves.
That includes you and me.
SOURCE: click to continue reading The invisible tail that wags the dog… The human condition
What is consciousness?
Is it the mind?
Here is from the Wikipedia entry: Consciousness is the state or quality of sentience or awareness of internal or external existence.
Again from Wikipedia:
Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively. Eighteenth-century philosophers used the concept to distinguish the ability to think (reason) from the ability to feel (sentience). In modern Western philosophy, sentience is the ability to experience sensations (known in philosophy of mind as “qualia”). In Eastern philosophy, sentience is a metaphysical quality of all things that require respect and care. The concept is central to the philosophy of animal rights because sentience is necessary for the ability to suffer, and thus is held to confer certain rights.
If you are able to tell apples from oranges, you can see that WE HAVE NO IDEA what it is that we call consciousness! We say words, a kind of code, but they don’t mean what they are intended to mean: consciousness, or sentience, or pretty much anything…
Our language is sloppy, approximate, and a really poor tool to allow us to live an intelligent life… And yet, we think that there is intelligent life on this planet… lol.
SOURCE: click to continue reading What is consciousness? What does it have to do with vibration? With happiness? With fulfillment?
One of the clues I have for proof that I am taking the idea of soul correction seriously
My soul correction is “Forget Thyself”… meaning: I believe that I am the alpha and the omega, and that anything and everything other people say has to be filtered through MY genius, my experience, or it is not to be taken seriously.
My soul correction that makes me a very slow learner…
I don’t even have questions when I read something, when I hear something. I am not one of the people who have a question of the speaker at the end of a talk. I first let it all in, no resistance, and let the brain work out whatever the brain wants to work out, and let the brain bring out the questions if there are any, or let the brain quietly discard what I heard/read without even consulting with me, the conscious me…
It takes quiet and it takes time.
SOURCE: click to continue reading Do you really want to get more out of life? We shall see…
I wrote this article a few years ago. I was gung ho teaching the 67 steps. today I find my Playground more useful, because of its methodology… But this article has so many useful thiigs, I decided to republish it.
I had an interesting insight this morning.
Putting a price tag on any product, service, or coaching is going to be a lie. My strategy sessions. My 67 step coaching. My health consultations. My Water Energizer. My Heaven on Earth…
Really, almost any product.
For one main reason:
You, The Buyer, create the value for yourself!
SOURCE: click to continue reading Do you get the promised value when you buy something?
I just had a conversation with a long-time student of mine who hasn’t been coming to any of my classes, but still follows my teachings..
She bought the Big Bundle of energies… for the second time, So instead of giving her a refund, I opted to adjust her predatory genes, and also her oldest son’s.
They both had 10 predatory genes active, and they were both miserable… trying to force life to fit them, instead of gently and naturally fit themselves to life… to reality.
SOURCE: click to continue reading What does your pretense do to you and your life?