Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Just another hurricane say others, no more severe than any time in the last few years
Just your average rainfall, earthquake, mudslide, disaster
Then we hear that the winter was colder than usual with plenty of extreme weather events globally
And that many other parameters are also out of their usual alignment
Something is going on with the sun, no sunspot activityFunny thing few pundits seem anxious to pull all these events together and look at the global picture
To be fair this could be that there are very few people who are able to do this
Most today being specialists in narrow fields
It does not take a Rocket scientist to observe that times for sure are a changingWake up please!
Is nature giving us a nudge or what?
You might argue that these seemingly continuous events are because news travels faster and we have more communications
Also we are all more aware, more connected
Yes all true
However what is going on is not quite business as usual
Too many violent events are occurring too frequently
Observe how our leaders are unwilling or unable to draw our attention to these changes
Or offer any solutions
Apart from cutting the global emissions of carbon, which while marginally helpful is not a major issue
The slowing of the earth's magnetic field is a possibly much more critical event and is happening
A reversal of the magnetic poles, which is the likely scenario has happened several times before in the Earth's history with consequences that we have no idea about
In addition the magnetic field emanating from the sun’s poles is much weaker than previously observed.
This could mean the upcoming solar maximum period will be less intense than in recent history
The current total lack of sunspots has no explanation
These events concerning the sun are probably of more significance than all the others put together
They could also be the cause of many of the unpredictable events occurring all over the planet
We just do not know
And so focusing on carbon emissions is popular politics at their worst
Knowing that the expensive actions being called for take money away from other projects where the payback is clearer and more certain is dangerous and unacceptable in these difficult times
Many certainties look highly suspect, dangerous even
The whole Global warming scare
The financial system...................just put it back as it was
Politics as usual, same lack of thought about many issues often blatantly driven by special narrow interest groups
When certainties come unglued watch out
Journalists start writing weird pieces because they sense change but cannot see what it is
Politicians try to put blame onto anything or anyone other than their own decisions or lack of
Swings of the public mood are more frequent
These are all signs of certainties becoming unglued
But more important than all is that climate governs all we experience
Be it the weather, disease, business or anything else climate rules
Cycles of this and that are what nature is about
We just got lucky with a short period of stable weather
Now nature is showing us what normal is
Because long periods of stability allow poor leaders to rise to the top
People who compromise their morals and ethics
To get to the top at all costs
Often with no idea other than to grab power
No clue what to do with it
No thought of making contributions
These are the ones who rule many countries today
In time of difficulty they have nothing to offer having only the skills of deceit and corruption
Now we have to go through plenty of difficult times before we can get rid of them
Historically difficult times need real leaders
Historically we have to suffer before we recognise how bad things are
Only then do we throw the rubbish out
Has it ever been thus
Be prepared for difficult times
What do these times mean to you?
Many of our leaders are coming unglued
And who will pay?
No guesses, those who cannot defend themselves against arbitrary laws and taxes
Most ordinary people in fact
So shape your life to accommodate this and the rest will not bother you so much
Difficult times require more understanding than when they are easy
Take responsibility now for your own life
Rely on your own judgement
Life will not be the same when the climate is not the same
Do not come unglued in the coming difficult times
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It is dangerous for your health
Even fewer practice it
Feel this is too hard?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
If you want then the universe will give you just that.
Never obtaining just the experience of wanting.
So don't waste your time wanting.
Decide that you do not want anything.
Just be clear with yourself.
Wanting is out.
Just appreciate what you have
Obtaining some material possession is fine.
How do I do that then if I do not want it?
It's a subtle distinction to decide it would be nice to have something.
Then to let it be, allow it to arrive at the right time
Not to obsess
Not spending all our energy wanting it
Just don't want
Sunday, May 24, 2009
(a) in the morning(b) during the afternoon & early evening(c) late at night
(a) fairly fast, with long steps(b) fairly fast, with short, quick steps(c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face(d) less fast, head down(e) very slowly
(a) stand with your arms folded(b) have your hands clasped(c) have one or both your hands on your hips(d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking(e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair
(a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side(b) your legs crossed(c) your legs stretched out or straight(d) one leg curled under you
(a) a big, appreciative laugh(b) a laugh, but not a loud one(c) a quiet chuckle(d) a sheepish smile
(a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you(b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know(c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed
(a) welcome the break(b) feel extremely irritated(c) vary between these two extremes
(a) red or orange(b) black(c) yellow or light blue(d) green(e) dark blue or purple(f) white(g) brown or gray
(a) stretched out on your back(b) stretched out face down on your stomach(c) on your side, slightly curled(d) with your head on one arm(e) with your head under the covers
(a) falling(b) fighting or struggling(c) searching for something or somebody(d) flying or floating(e) you usually have dreamless sleep(f) your dreams are always pleasant
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Being in the mood let me share this
Wherever you are it is how you are with it not where it is
Wherever you are it is how you are with it that is important not where it isAnd then how we are with ourselves is important for how we are with others
When we are in harmony with ourselves great but the real challenge is when we are not - for whatever reason doesn't matter
It is how we can submerge our own personal feelings and be there for whoever is with us
To do this focus on them completely, let go your own problems or thoughts to one side
No half listening, not really paying attention, focus totally on them and what they are saying
If you can do this then your comments on them or their lives will be more accurate and pertinent
Giving total attention to others for a period of time takes away our own stress
Let's it dissipate
If you can do this then over time you are learning to heal yourself because you are no longer focusing solely on yourself
You are learning to give your interest and attention to others
Letting go of the where and what of your own circumstances
Growing your consciousness through engaging with others
Learning how small our own problems often are when we help others
Friday, May 22, 2009
Anger with anything or anyone is not good for us
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Think yourself better: happier people live longer
Forget the pills and potions, hold the tissues, and be positive
People with a positive emotional style – happy, lively, and calm – were nearly three times less likely to develop a cold after being exposed to a virus than the negative-minded volunteers.
They were infected by the bug, but their body's reaction to it meant they were less likely to have a cold.
We found that the tendency to express positive emotions was associated with greater resistance to developing a cold, say the researchers.
Common colds are not the only health problem to be avoided or lessened by being positive.
New research shows that men and women with so-called dispositional optimism – defined as having positive expectations for the future – were less sensitive to pain.
The more positive people expect their futures to be, the better their mood, the fewer their psychiatric symptoms, and the better their adjustment to diverse situations including pregnancy and cardiac surgery," says Dr Suzanne Segerstrom, of the University of Kentucky
While it's long been accepted that negative emotions such as anger, depression and anxiety have an effect on health, increasing evidence is showing that positive emotions may be associated with lower rates of illness and less severe symptoms.
Researchers at Yale University who investigated longevity found that those people who had positive attitudes about ageing when they were young lived more than seven years longer that those with a less positive attitude.
Our study carries two messages.
The discouraging one is that negative self-perceptions can diminish life expectancy; the encouraging one is that positive self-perceptions can prolong life expectancy," says Dr Becca Levy, who led the study.
The link between a positive mind and health may also lead to new ways of tackling disease.
It is an important area," says Dr John Weinman, professor of psychology as applied to medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College, London.
For years, what we have tended to do is to focus on people who have problems, those with illnesses.
We have maybe over-focused on these people and why they have problems in coping with illness.
We would actually learn a lot from people who do well despite having major health problems, those who get back to functioning quickly, and who survive for longer periods of time.
What is especially interesting is the long-term survival of people with major health problems which we know should shorten their lives.
In type one diabetes, for example, which is known to reduce life expectancy by about 15 years, there are people out there who are in their seventies and eighties who have lived since childhood with diabetes.
What is it about those people?
That is the big question
Just how a positive and optimistic outlook has such an effect is not known.
Some theories suggest that it is because such people tend to look after their health better, be more focused and know what they want, and are more likely to shun health-threatening behaviours.
But other research suggests something else at work.
In the common-cold research at the University of Pittsburgh, the researchers found that it was not so much that the positive people did not get infected with the virus, but that they tended to have fewer signs and symptoms of illness.
That, say the researchers, appears to suggest that the link may be down to differences in the release of immune system cells involved in the inflammatory response to the infection.
Researchers at Miami University have suggested that many hormones that play a key role in health are affected by emotions, including cortisol, norepinephrine, dopamine, prolactin, and oxytocin.
Positive psychological factors have been associated with many of these hormones they say, which
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
A community of microbes that have lived cut off from the rest of the world for more than 1.5 million years has been discovered beneath a vast glacier in the Antarctic.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Being judgemental and critical
Friday, May 15, 2009
So learn about how people lie and how to spot them
It is indeed a useful skill
Practice when watching your politicians and leaders
You just might catch a liar at work