Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Another approach is to time peopleDr Gregg, a research fellow at the centre for research on self and identity at Southampton University, found that when people were instructed to answer true and false statements about themselves dishonestly and statements about the world honestly, they took significantly longer on the task than people who told the truth.
Researchers who monitored the length of time taken to answer questions found it takes more than 30 per cent less time to be honest than to tell a fib.
The discovery followed computer-based trials in Britain of a new technique that could replace conventional lie detector tests that are not widely used because of fears over the reliability of their results.
Aiden Gregg, a psychologist at Southampton University developed a timed antagonistic response alethiometer test (Tara) which involves answering a series of questions displayed on a computer screen as quickly as possible by tapping responses on a keyboard.
The test records how long it takes each individual to answer and uses an algorithm to analyse the results.
He found that interviewees in 85 per cent of cases were slower at faking answers than when telling the truth. Separate research using the equipment suggests the dishonest responses took 1.8 seconds but the truthful answers were more than 30 per cent quicker at about 1.2 seconds.
Dr Gregg said he built his Tara test because he suspected that criminals were finding increasing ways to hide their dishonesty. He told the Sunday Times:
"We are not getting any smarter at detecting lies, and that could have serious consequences"
And yet we are all exposed to lies all day, everyday
Our media is full of so called spin, which is usually just another word for lying
So any contribution to exposing liars has to be helpful
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Directions where no one really knows the outcome
Many might pretend
But there are too many variables in play this time
Too much interdependence of disparate elements
Try seeing clearly for yourself that change is upon us in all aspects of our lives
Adjust voluntarily or wait until you are forced to change
Notice how newspapers and the news are full of heavy stories of doom and disaster
Maybe yes maybe no
Whatever is coming our way all we can do is our best
Meaning that we must all choose how we experience these times
Where money is tight and jobs insecure
The only place to go is where money and jobs cannot touch
Inner peace has always been the refuge of choice for thinking people
Inner peace requires effort to approach because it is unfamiliar territory to most
Start by learning to slow down
Find time to do little
Try going without TV radio, computer, Internet, cell phone
Just you alone with yourself
A few minutes every day until you begin to notice how much you surrounded yourself with noise
From this experience of spending time with yourself you can begin to map out your further direction towards inner peace
Because it is only here that you can truly find peace of mind
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
No hint of danger coming
Just an explosion of violence
No chance to win whether or not you are right
Just a huge emotional outburst
Followed by threats of termination
One or both parties pressing the nuclear button
Termination of years of relationship over this
And while they are in this state no discussion is really possible just more violence
No point trying to explain anything
Not easy to go away either because once the nuclear button is pressed both will fight to heap ultimatums on the other and going away often just allows both to find further reasons why the end is inevitable
Time usually calms things down though
Then if you are smart once things are back to normal you have a look at what is going on
If you ignore then be warned back it will come
Out of the blue again bam!
So what is going on?
Simply stated your entities provoked and encouraged you to destroy your relationship
And once the attack starts your partner's entities get involved and encourage him or her to fight back
Entities have a vested interest in your destruction as this is what they do so once one starts the other joins in and they both egg the parties on to destruction
Your job is to isolate them and not feed the situation
And begin to fight them once you understand what is going on
The only known way is to understand that they feed on your fears
So what are your fears?
Get them out because they have less power once exposed to the light of day
Get your partner to address theirs too
In calmer times find out what is going on in the hidden areas of your partners mind
What is disturbing?
What is not working?
What needs changing or working on?
Take the time to discuss preferably in a neutral environment away from home
Be patient and listen please
Hear what is being said, really
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Butterflies can find each other over amazing distances
Nearer to home is often more practical
When filling in forms describing ourselves
Finding that best photo
To write reasonably about ourselves
Can it be that we feel we need to exaggerate?
To extol our virtues
To gloss over this 'n that
Yes it is, so many distort or exaggerate their charms
Agencies try to filter these claims
The client is paying
So agencies try to steer clear of challenging the profiles expressed
Leaving the hidden character flaws presented by the clients
And then people wonder why they do not find matches
Because even when the profile proffered is not too far removed from what others might observe there is still that all important chemistry
And this chemistry is something that makes that instant impact
Some have it others do not
Not something learnt
Although many can hide their negative aspects
Chemistry is there or it is not
If this is no problem then good luck
If it is a problem then here's a thought for the day
Focus your energy on developing those aspects of attraction that are under your control and do not waste your time or energy on those that you cannot alter
All of us can learn techniques but if after the technique we have nothing then what's the point?
Meaning that being honest with what we are is best
Being clear about what we like and do not like is best simply because when we hide or distort our features or character sooner or later it comes out
Better to be disappointed ten times than to live with someone who is no match and only an illusionary fit
Listen to the other person
Learn what you can about their needs and hopes
Be clear about what you hope to find and if your mental list is ridiculous then stop and ask what am I really doing?
Indeed why do you have a list?
To make sure you do not get hurt, then time to look at yourself again clearly, why do you have a list?
Try to keep from making dates life and death situations
Why not even enjoy them?
The more you lighten up the more you can enjoy your meetings whatever the outcomes
From a relaxed non judgemental date something might have a chance to emerge
This is highly unlikely if you go in with a mental list of points that you imagine are necessary
Give each other a break!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
"Our prayers should be for blessings on all, in general, for the Gods know best what is good for us"
In whatever guise it hides
Man himself must choose to fight for morality and justice
Man must begin to reject incompetent dishonest leaders
It is time man notices the lies and deceit passed off as truth
The manipulation of the media, the manipulation by the media
The silence of the media in the face of obvious injustice
This happens all the time even in places where the naive believe the press to be free or unbiased
Collectively and as individuals man must make his choices
No shining knight is going to come into town and do this for us
It starts with your own life
In the choices you make
The involvements you choose
A better world only comes when we care enough
When we through our own choices make our own personal contributions
Coming our way is the recognition that life is not a spectator sport
We are all players
Start playing and making your contribution please
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
This happened many hundreds of thousands of years before the great Atlantean Race sank into unregenerate weakness leading to its final disappearance; and these Mystery-Schools have thus existed for some four or five million years . . .
[T]his refers to the actual establishment of the ancient mysteries as Schools or Esoteric Colleges,
each one presided over by a hierarchy of initiates, in regular serial line of succession, this being the first instance of such serial successorship in the history of the globe during this Fourth Round.
The foregoing must not be misunderstood to mean that it was only during the before-mentioned period of Atlantean degeneracy that the Spiritual Teachers and Leaders of mankind first began their sublime work of assembling and instructing the multitudes of men,
for this last work had actually been going on for millions of years,
but dealing rather with individuals, numerous enough in the aggregate, than with actual established Schools of secret and formal instruction. . . .
The Silent Watcher of the Globe, through the spiritual-magnetic attraction of like to like, was enabled to attract to the Path of Light,
even from the earliest times of the Third Root-Race, certain unusual human individuals, early forerunners of the general Mânasaputric "descent," and thus to form with these individuals a Focus of Spiritual and Intellectual Light on this Earth . . .
Thus it is that the Great Brotherhood traces an unbroken and uninterrupted ancestry back to the original focus of Light of the Third Root-Race.'
The above might well cause you doubt given the myths that we live by today, however the truth is that humanity is much much older than we believe, as are the races that came before us
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Bliss it turns out is not possible long term or even medium term
Most humans need change, challenge, variety, movement, stimulus
Bliss does not offer this because by it’s very definition you are there
No more struggling, no more fight, you have arrived
An extremely empty experience because there is no more longing, no more dreams
No more dreams you are living them
No more special dream and this is so difficult because humans need a dream
We cannot get by without the dream
Tell me you do not have a dream
It's nothing to be ashamed of people have dreams
We might not share them
We might even deep down know that we will not realise them
So when contemplating others who seem to have lives of bliss
Just smile and realise maybe for the first time that your own life whatever it brings is fine thank you
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
The power of the bureaucracy creeps forward year in year outAre we even aware any longer how much we are herded around?
Told to behave in particular ways
Told not to do this
Told to do that
No choice just more rules
Rules to swallow on
No choice or is there?
Time for the worm to turn?
Make this your time to consider how you personally respond to inane rules
Do you ever consider challenging them?
Time maybe to do so
Make it your good deed of the week to challenge something stupid or inane
You can never tell once in a while something happens
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Apparently a recession lasts up to three years while a depression lasts anywhere over that
Something we don't know but have seen pictures of
Something we would rather not experience thank you
And if we are headed that way then let us use the time wisely
Time to find out what helps you survive better
What can be done to alleviate the experience
Simple things like changing your values
Letting go of status games
Letting go of trying to compete with friends and neighbors
Buying cheaper products
Consider getting rid of the car if you live in a city
Consider getting rid of one if you have several
Consider downsizing cars and other products
Why not do more things yourself like cooking cleaning and so on?
Depressions are like manna from heaven for many people in the media
They love piling on the misery
So stop listening to the merchants of doom
Only spend time with positive people
Such a simple idea but important is to make your own choices and let go of listening to those who urge or promote spending money as a means of feeling better
Sometimes it does but shopping as therapy is out
Exercise and learning about nature is in
Lots of it
Until you feel nature becoming more and more a part of your life, an integral part that is
Depression might well be where we are headed but that does not mean that you have to be depressed
And if it is only a recession then the above is no bad approach either
Friday, February 06, 2009
No matter what country everywhere the bureaucrats are adept at slowing things down, often complicating simple issues
Sometimes we might wonder how did we ever get to this point where forms, rules and procedures dominate all aspects of modern life
One could even go so far as to observe that forms and ritual have blinded common sense
Ever tried trying to explain some simple logic to a bureaucrat?
Their stubborn refusal to listen
Total disinterest as their life is being judged on procedures completed and internal controls, and of course more forms
As an observation could it be that ancient Rome fell because of forms and ritual?
Could it be that politics and ritual so governed Roman life that these internal games caused Rome to neglect the real world?
The barbarian hordes had not filled in form P - 32B
Nor did they give a s**t for the correct procedures
Bye bye Rome
Now look at our modern world where a six inch snow storm brings the UK to a standstill
Ninety percent of the schools are shut down
Older British subjects scratch their heads in disbelief because when they grew up snow or no snow they went to school, nor were many excuses acceptable
Today we are told that health and safety issues were the cause of the schools being closed
At just what point do we say this is getting out of hand?
At what point do we say this is ridiculous
Parents cannot just stop going to work because a school has decided that for health and safety issues it will not open and so they have to remain at home and look after their children
Apparently we do not consider this to be nonsense another commission will be assembled to look into the matter we are told
And so it goes on slowly but surely common sense and initiative get squeezed out
Forms and procedures stifling what little initiative is left
Can we fight this malaise for this is what it is
No not really
So what happens?
Fortunately nature says enough of your nonsense humans
Notice how nature everywhere around the planet is creating unusual events
Rain, snow, floods, earthquakes and the rest
This is how we will get out of this situation society will not be able to afford to mend everything
Government cock ups will be more frequent simply because the complexity and coordination required is beyond them
Ever more complexity and controls until the breaking point is reached
Has it ever been thus throughout human history