Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
We run ourselves all the time and often without much due care or attention
Most humans experience what we call illness, colds flu and the like
We accept disease as being the way it is sometimes
Physical illness is pretty usual from time to time in most humans
Mental breakdown on the other hand now that's not so easy to accept
Mental problems are a sort of no no
Even though our minds are working all the time we are conscious
Just like our bodies
In fact you could argue that our minds work more than our bodies
But if you do have a mental problem then better hide it
Easier to talk about psychological problems that has a somewhat more sympathetic flavour
More acceptable somehow
Turning to the idea of thought or mind overload
If you can learn to stop your mind then your system is more relaxed
Less wear and tear
When we sleep our physical systems are more relaxed and this is when they mend best
Our minds also mend best when at rest
If we can turn off our thoughts we are more at rest, more at peace
Stopping our thoughts even for a short period of time is helpful
Turning off thoughts as it transpires is not an easy thing to do
Gautama Buddha once said that stopping our minds is the hardest thing that man can do
We do not need to doubt this as most cannot stop their minds from thinking for even thirty seconds
What to do?
Firstly recognise that turning off your mind and thoughts is a neat thing to do
Secondly decide to do it, discipline your mind that is
Thirdly start the process of doing so
You have probably guessed it mediation
In truth there is no easy way
Meditaton though is not easy and anyone who says it is does not tell the truth
If you want to try then go to our blog for October 29 - 2005 called "Chattering minds" if you want a simple practical meditation
Good luck and if you want success then stay with it
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
What is left is a dry sad being
Often a righteous angry one
There are plenty around you
Have a look
Beings who only function on a simple cost benefit basis
We call them selfish and spoilt people
Make the choice to enhance your relationship with your emotions and heart
Learn to listen to that small voice that is your higher self guiding you
Should you choose not to then no worries you will just have to re-live this life over again until you do
And yes that is what really happens when we fail to learn the lessons we came into this life to learn
Not a very exciting prospect living life over and over to learn the same lesson
So pay attention to the needs of your heart.
Life is so much more powerful and harmonious when you do
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
After exhaustively compiling a list of the 237 reasons why people have sex, researchers found that young men and women get intimate for mostly the same motivations.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Perceptions lead us to think and feel the way we do
Without stopping to think
We say "I think"
When in truth we have not thought at all
We just parroted what our group - culture - family - friends - newspapers - tv - say
If you want to get your life together then yes it is time to think
Start with what do I really know?
About myself for example
Yes what do you know?
Answer usually not very much
And this is what catches up with everyone over time
All those perceptions we carry around believing them to be the truth turn round and hurt us.
Because our perceptions are just that perceptions
And perceptions turn round and bite us when they hit unyielding reality
There is truth though and it is not usually to be found in our perceptions
Once we find the truth about something life gets easier
One less thing to worry or think about
Because now we know how it is
Beyond speculation and perception we now know
Start by finding the truth about yourself
What do you believe about yourself, and is it true?
What are your real values, and are they true?
And about all those things where you trot out "I think"
Surely one of the most abused expressions in any language
Seldom do people who really think trot out the "I think" line
Let go of your perceptions take the time to find the truth about things
A relative truth will do fine, absolute truths are not too common for humanity at it's present level of consciousness
Relative truth is also usually more interesting than mere perceptioms
It lets you move beyond those perceptions
To arrive at your own understanding of how things truly are based on objective criteria
It is a great investment leading also to better health and happiness
Because knowing the truth about oneself or something leads to greater peace of mind
Even where this knowledge is not comfortable
Truth is more important than our comfort
And this truth can still offer us greater peace of mind than a perception
Peace of mind allows us to function better
To make more balanced decisions
Peace of mind will see you through both pain and happiness
And yes you can learn to find peace of mind
Let go of I think and get to know your true self
You are so much more than you think you are
Have the courage to learn about your true self
Look please no one can do these things for you
Only you can make this happen
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Not just the violent stuff
All the soaps, sitcoms and reruns
So much of what passes for informed comment is rubbish too
Lobbyists are so insidious that everything today is spun
Maybe that's why we like the weather forecasts
They are not yet spun to suit some interest group
Then again who knows?
Well not too often anywayThey offer a chance of a nice day maybe
Then again we might be approaching more storms in our life or in the weather
How will we handle them?
We come again to our choices
Are you sorted.yet?
Let go the rubbish in your life
Start with what you watch on tv
Watch programs without violence, well try anyway
Nature, history, discovery, sport and educational interest
And if this is not easy then go on line and surf stumble or some such
Break lazy patterns
Free time for nice activities you choose
Not those chosen for you by some tv company
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Eight years ago, I left my civil service job as director of the UK Anti-Drug Co-Ordination Unit.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Take a paracetamol
Ever thought that flu, colds and other non life threatening illnesses are there to teach us something?
To bring us up short
Slow us down
Some might say we just "catch" colds or flu
Not so others would reply there are no accidents
We get colds and flu because our immune systems are not strong enough
And if your immune systems are not strong enough have you even noticed?
And if you did notice did you just ignore the warnings?
Until you got sick and were obliged to acknowledge it
It is a good time to think, about your life and what is going on
Might though most will not
Use your sick time to heal more than the inconvenience of whatever it is that has put you in bed.
Seldom in our scurrying, hurrying world of non stop movement do we stop to think
Next time think what are you not doing with your life?
What are you avoiding?
Illness is natures way of slowing us down
Offering us the opportunity to consider our lives and what we are doing with them
Feeling sick is not just the disease that's the symptom not the cause
Go look for the causes in your life
Chances are fear is lurking somewhere
Find it or nature will keep slowing you down until you do
Friday, August 15, 2008
If we examine the ‘sacred’ scriptures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam critically,
We quickly realize that, while they may contain profound spiritual allegories and passages of inspiring beauty,
they are also full of contradictions, wanton cruelty and mindless violence
– with ‘God’ himself often being the worst offender.
Politicians dressed up as priests
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wake up feeling grumpy
Everything negative nothing is worth doing
No point to anything
Might as well drop dead
Most of us have iffy days
Experiencing the attack of negative entities
Everything irritates and frustrates
Talk to others
Concentrate on something where you have no time to be self pitying
Do something where you need total concentration
Push thoughts away stay busy
After a while the iffy day will retreat
Iffy days are inevitable in a world like ours
Stress and pressure are not avoidable
They are also cumulative
Do not be fooled others also experience the same
Walking past them it is hard to see that they too feel an iffy day
Just focus on doing something positive today
Make today special
So when the day is over you can say to yourself I did right today
Then take the next step which is to look at your life and decide to change those things that are not working
Only you can initiate this
Bad days will become less and less once you sort your life and determine to enjoy each and every day.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Immense cracks sometimes develop in the Earth's magnetosphere and remain open for hours.
Monday, August 11, 2008
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass - the fibers catch ones you can't see!
Easier thank you'sWhen you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards for the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and have everyone put their address on one. When the bride/new mother sends the thank you's, they're all addressed!
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
A 'degree of separation' is a measure of social distance between people.
You are one degree away from everyone you know, two degrees away from everyone they know, and so on
Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet, which says that we are all bound to each other by a train of six people, although you also have to find the right six people to make the right connection.
And none of this considers re incarnation which reduces the odds even further
Having new brains in each life means of course that we are unaware of these previous connections or relationships.
But over the course of many many lives, did we but know it, we are all related
Just as the old teachings say
So take this idea on board that we are all related
All of us there is no them and us just us
So time to start behaving as if we understood this
Be nice to someone today she might be someone who knows someone you know!
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Are we really surprised?
Feed children with virtual stimulae and what do we expect?
And of more significance is where these findings are leading us