“THE KNOWLEDGE OF EXPECTATION!” a poem Sunday: December 30, 2018
I just LOVE-The Expectations! of-all-The-Folks-’round-me,
As they say: “THAT’S NOT RIGHT,” ’cause-they-KNOW-how-it-should-be!!
Thing is: WHO KNOWS!? what-is the “proper” way!
THEY-SHOULD-BE, you-think!?-You-KNOW?-Well, GUESS-AWAY-ALL-DAY!
We ARE – such-slugs and-snails, crawling around here,
Thinking! We have got the answers – for HOW-things should-be-“in gear!”
Well, YOU DON’T!* But LISTEN: For-even-those-that-read-this-note,
Will either: poo-poo – or-soon-forget -EVERYTHING-I-DUN-WROTE!!
‘Cause folks be stubborn! Yeah! Stubborn! – What-I-AM-called – most-days!
WELL, “STUBBORN-IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER!” –
And STUBBORN HAS ITS WAYS,
Like: always complaining – that-things are not quite (just) so,
AS-IF – ANYONE (including me) – actually-can-really-KNOW!!! 🙂 – Party!
and either do I! AND – I DON’T CARE! Welcome to 2019!
“YOUR BEST IN 2019!” a little poem
Failing, failing – to do your best?
CAN NEVER HAPPEN – so take a rest,
From-your “internal-critic(s)” or the-critics “outside!”
YOU ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, SO DON’T EVER HIDE!
If you fail-to-hit-the-target (on purpose) THAT’S OK!
It’s STILL “your best,” ’cause you PURPOSED – to fire astray! 🙂 – Hey, hey, hey!
Australia – This Island Continent is our Home. We are one nation on earth trying to live our lives in Freedom as our Fore Fathers fought for our great Nations stability. First Nations People have been certified as the oldest DNA on earth. Then arrived the English to Massacre Aboriginal blood. Yes, we have a dark history. With tolerance attitudes of Aussie’s spirit has been built with dam hard work for several generations having a go our way.
Immigration has its ups and downs over the years. We call it the “melting pot” Aussies are known for their humour and laid back attitudes. They help their mates when down. We are proud to be Australians.
Landscapes of this vast continent vary from sandy desert in the red hot centre to tropical jungle in the north of Australia to the magical mountain forests to the rocky West of Australia
Weather varies from hot, dry centre to the humid jungle mountains north Australia to amazing snowfields in southern Australia.
Australian population lives mainly on our fabulous beaches and ocean around our great continent
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Happiness Lies Within
Happiness is a state of mind where you feel pleasant, blissful and calm. Most of us look for happiness outside. We look for happiness in money, in people around, in materialistic things…however, happiness is something that is within. Happiness found outside is temporary. Happiness is nothing but choices that we make in our personal life. Above all, when we look within and talk with our inner being, we realize that there is a higher self within us which is above everything else. This inner being does not require money or other things to be happy.
Happiness is a state where we do not desire. It is a feeling within our mind and heart that we are content and we value our precious life such that we do not want to waste any time in negative emotions like anger, frustration and sadness. Happiness lies within, and one must get in touch with it to feel what it is to be happy. No money, no materialistic things, no worldly matters can bring happiness the way happiness is within!
A contented mind is a continual feast. Greed and material desires must be curbed to achieve lasting happiness and serenity. Be happy with what you have. Do you really need all of those material possessions? One can develop contentment just as one develops patience, courage and concentration – with daily practice and sincere desire.
Make a new friend or acquaintance every day. Keep an updated list of all contacts close at hand. Rich relationships are the DNA of a rich, rewarding life.
Remember this ancient Indian proverb: “if you conquer your mind, you conquer the world.”
Place greater importance on staying happy than amassing material possessions. A zest for life is developed and carefully nurtured through thoughtful activities and pursuits.
Contrary to popular opinion, stress is not a bad thing. It allows us to perform at peak levels and can assist us through the flood of chemicals it releases within our bodies. What is harmful is too much stress, or more particularly, a lack of relief from stress. The times of stress must be balanced nicely with times of pure relaxation and leisure for us to be healthy and at our best. Many of the great leaders of our time were exposed to crushing workloads and the burdens of high office. But they prospered by developing strategies to balance the challenging times with fun and calming times. President Kennedy would have regular naps in his White House office. Winston Churchill had the same practice and slept for one hour every afternoon to stay alert, focused and calm. Not only is it essential to be physically relaxed to maintain optimal health but one must couple this trait with mental serenity. Too often people think that vigorous exercise, good nutrition and pleasant leisure activities will be the panacea for all ills. These pursuits must be combined with positive thinking and peace of mind for true happiness and longevity.
Get into the habit of taking mental vacations throughout the day. Visit Bermuda for five minutes in the morning. Visualize a swim in the Mediterranean in the afternoon and skiing down the slopes of the Alps just before you head for home at the end of your busy and productive day. Try this for two months and schedule these rest periods into your agenda just as you would your essential meetings or tasks. The rewards will be significant.
A change is as good as a rest. Whether this change is as major as a change of employment or as minor as a leisure pursuit which occupies your entire attention for an hour three times a week, these changes in routine, and mindset are entirely beneficial. In selecting the activity, try to find something totally engaging which requires deep concentration so that your mind is free from the mundane but seemingly important aspects of your day. Many executives are becoming involved in the martial arts for just this reason. If your mind wanders for even a split second, a harsh lesson is soon learned. Pain is a great motivator and always will be.
Study these 10 fundamentals of happiness:
i. Pursue a productive, exciting and active life.
ii. Engage in meaningful activities every minute of every day.
iii. Develop an organized, planned lifestyle with little chaos.
iv. Set realistic goals yet keep your mark high.
v. Think positively – you cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought.
vi. Avoid needless worry over trifling matters.
vii. Devote time to fun.
viii. Develop a warm, outgoing personality with a sincere love of people.
ix. Get in the habit of giving more than receiving.
x. Learn to live in the present. The past is water under the bridge of life.
Strive to be humble and live a simple life.
Read “A History of Knowledge” by Charles Van Doren which chronicles the history of the world’s ideas. In this one book is an absolute wealth of knowledge. Get it, read it and enjoy it.
I saw this on Facebook and really felt the need to share it.
I have NEVER seen a more perfect poem, written in the saddest way.
“I destroy homes, tear families… apart – take your children, and that’s just the start.
I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold – the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
And if you need me, remember I’m easily found.
I live all around you, in schools and in town.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door.
My power is awesome – try me you’ll see.
But if you do, you may never break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I’ll own your soul.
When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie.
You’ll do what you have too just to get high.
The crimes you’ll commit, for my narcotic charms, will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms.
You’ll lie to your mother; you’ll steal from your dad.
When you see their tears, you should feel sad.
But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised.
I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways.
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate from friends.
I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I’ll be with you always, right by your side.
You’ll give up everything – your family, your home, your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone.
I’ll take and I’ll take, till you have nothing more to give.
When I’m finished with you you’ll be lucky to live.
If you try me be warned this is no game.
If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane.
I’ll ravish your body, I’ll control your mind.
I’ll own you completely; your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed.
The voices you’ll hear from inside your head.
The sweats, the shakes, the visions you’ll see.
I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.
But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart, that you are mine, and we shall not part.
You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do.
But you came to me, not I to you.
You knew this would happen.
Many times you were told, but you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said no, and just walked away.
If you could live that day over, now what would you say?
I’ll be your master; you will be my slave.
I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not?
It’s all up to you.
I can bring you more misery than words can tell.
Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell.”
Congratulations my Dear Freind for surviving those dark times of terror. The strength you found in the depth of anguish😔 isolation were harrowing. A journey faced by many poor Broken Souls that are unable to survive the darkest only seen in the depths beyond grief never to be back. This story uniquely defies the odds with deep outstanding of self. So proud to be a part of this journey back to the living a joyest life with loved ones. On and upwards we run hand in hand to the highest Peace 🕊🕊
Go in the direction of your greatest happiness. (This is referencing the EFT Tapping procedure I was experimenting with at the time!) (1) AIM AT THE TRANCE; (2) TAP IT OUT TO WHERE THE MEMORY (ROOT) CHANGES. (This is a basic suggested sequence!) YOU ARE – THEY ARE . . . YOU LOVE ______ . . . YOU’RE JUST LIKE ______ . . . THEY’RE HERE NOW . . . GIVE WORST SCENARIO . . . PLAY “IT” OUT . . . SAY WHAT HAD BEEN SAID TO THEM . . . SAY/FEEL THE WORST . . . SAY WHAT THEY THINK THE WORLD’S SAYING ABOUT THEM (HOW DO YOU KNOW?) (CAN YOU MAKE IT COME BACK?) IF YOU STILL HAVE EMOTIONS, KEEP TAPPIN’ UNTIL YOU HAVE PEACE
Within each heart there is love for without it you would not be alive. Love = life. The less love the darker your life, you can recover if you change your life to be joyful and loving towards all you know and do. This does not mean you need to love all personally but to have a compassionate understanding of any challengers they face and feel happy for them when they are uplifted. The same with nature enjoy the living Independence of its energy that can put you into a wonderful peace, and beautiful respect for the animals that serve us in many ways about love and being protective of your family etc. My favorite pet was a goat, I found such a wonderful energy around them. hahaha.
Animals accept you just the way you are Any kind or any Race KINDNESS 🦄
We are just a team at work who love to write
Many of us have our own unique abilities expressing ourselves in our own way
Our interest and expertise are unique
The one common denominator we share is our love of fellow (wo)man on Earth
Respect for all living things on this amazing planet.
Humility, giving, sharing, kindness, nothing less than the oneness within the earth.
Our so called Editor (?) pulls her out by the roots, (poor thing) That’s her Qualifications anyways. ISY TISSY is her name, hardly ever publishes anything. Her excuse yesterday stalked out the door leaving the office glass ratterling… Oh well, things pile up here! Every one hides for another day! Thank goodness nothing stays the same! Next morning when you fall out of bed hell only knows if the Lord has opened the gates up there and let out all the idiots to kill all the spectacular things you had planned 👀
The other day Issy receives a request to give (no one we know) her a credit on a blog about this certain blog! Poor Issy spent all day investigating this strange request. In the meantime Issy marked it as Spam! But later at coffee Issy was still mystified, so she read the post to all of us with batted breathe. Believe it or not the subject matter was on open cyber resource history library. Trillions of papers from long ago! No one there could fathom why is needed a CREDIT.
It appears all along we maybe on the wrong track blogging or painting in cyber. Astounding to us naive authors had any need to be credited with a gold medal maybe. Always a first for us but this request had us talking together about ramifications of freedom without having to be recognized as a individual saddened us as mates.
One individual out there astounded us.
We love to re share amazing posts of yours and in all medias maybe that someone will read and sooth their daily up and downs. We love you when you re blog something we write or research in history. Cause honey that is the reason all of us are here in cyber (by the way making no money) to love you, to please you.
If we can help you send your blogs viral use us.
You may Copy anything you like, even handcrafted posts.
And Honey, perhaps you should turn your blog into a private blog. Then no one receives your work! 😶 and no one sees your work?
A hint for folk don’t blog if you need recognition. You have a personality trait disorder
Let us live happily, without hate amongst those who hate. Let us dwell unhating amidst hateful men. Let us live happily, in good health amongst those who are sick. Let us dwell in good health amidst ailing men. Let us live happily, without yearning for sensual pleasures amongst those who yearn for them. Let us dwell without yearning amidst those who yearn. Let us live happily, we who have no impediments. We shall subsist on joy even as the radiant gods.
I’ve seen how intense sexual attraction is notorious for obliterating common sense and intuition in the most sensible people.
Lust is an altered state of consciousness programmed by the primal urge to procreate.
Studies suggest that the brain in this phase is much like a brain on drugs. MRI scans illustrate that the same area lights up when an addict gets a fix of cocaine as when a person is experiencing the intense lust of physical attraction. Also in the early stage of a relationship, when the sex hormones are raging, lust is fueled by idealization and projection–you see what you hope someone will be or need them to be–rather than seeing the real person, flaws and all.
Pure lust is based solely on physical attraction and fantasy–it often dissipates when the “real person” surfaces.
It’s the stage of wearing rose colored glasses when he or she “can do no wrong.”
Being in love doesn’t exclude lust. In fact, lust can lead to love.
However, real love, not based on idealisation or projection, requires time to get to know each other.
Here are some signs to watch for to differentiate pure lust from love.
SIGNS OF LUST
You’re focused on a person’s looks and body.
You’re interested in having sex, but not in having conversations.
You’d rather keep the relationship on a fantasy level, not discuss real feelings. You want to leave soon after sex rather than cuddling or breakfast the next morning. You are lovers, but not friends.
SIGNS OF LOVE
You want to spend quality time together other than sex. You get lost in conversations and forget about the hours passing. You want to honestly listen to each other’s feelings, make each other happy. He or she motivates you to be a better person. You want to get to meet his or her family and friends. Another challenge of sexual attraction is learning to stay centred and listen to your gut in the early stages of being with someone. This isn’t easy in the midst of hormones surging, but it’s essential to make healthy relationship decisions. Here are some tips to help you keep your presence of mind when you’re attracted to someone. This needn’t pull the plug on passion, but it’ll make you more aware, so you don’t go looking for trouble.
FOUR NEGATIVE GUT FEELINGS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS (from Guide to Intuitive Healing)
1. A little voice in your gut says “danger” or “beware.”
2. You have a sense of malaise, discomfort, or feeling drained after you’re together.
3. Your attraction feels destructive or dark.
4. You’re uncomfortable with how this person is treating you, but you’re afraid that if you mention it, you’ll push him or her away.
Over the years, I’ve spoken at women’s prisons and domestic violence centres. My talk, “How Listening to Your Gut Can Prevent Domestic Violence,” focuses on showing women how to identify and act on their inner voice. The gut senses a potential for kindness and violence. Many women who’d been in abusive relationships admitted, “My gut initially told me something was wrong–but I ignored it.” The pattern was consistent. They’d say, “I’d meet a man. At first, he’d be charming, sexy, sweep me off my feet. The electricity between us was amazing. I’d write off the voice in my gut that said ‘you better watch out’ as fear of getting involved. When later the abuse began, I was already hooked.” Some gut instincts though, are anything but subtle. On a first date, one woman landed in the hospital with an IV, retching from”psychosomatic” abdominal pain. But did that stop her from seeing the guy? No. From these women, we gain a real-world lesson: no matter how irresistibly attractive someone appears, close attention to your gut will enable you to see beneath exteriors.
It’s so much nicer to be involved with someone your gut likes. Then you’re not always guarding against a basic suspicion or incompatibility. You must also give yourself permission to listen to your gut when it says, “This person is healthy for you. You are going to make each other happy.” To be happy, take a risk, but also pay attention to the warning signs I presented. This allows you to go for the fulfilling relationships you deserve wisely.
This series of Psychology Of Sex sets out the difference of Love, Sex, Sin, versus Porn.
How on earth do two people in love have a successful union for life when growing up without understanding a lifetime commitment to each other without the primary information
Lust is one of the seven deadly sins or capital sins, whichever you prefer. But I don’t think too many of us in secular or religious spaces really pay attention to lust. We talk about sex, and we talk about sexual attraction; we talk about desire, and we talk about constraint. But we do not talk about lust even when we have entire industries built around this human weakness; we ignore that there are deep individual struggles that many faces that are a matter of not biological or psychological weakness but rather a spiritual one – lust. But what is lust? Before defining it, it is worth it to know what it isn’t. Lust isn’t sexuality or the acceptance of humans as sexual beings. And lust isn’t the sexual attraction we experience when we desire someone. There is a certain stance among particular (religious) groups that the acceptance of sexuality in humans or the willingness to embrace that sexuality is somehow an offense against God and people. I differ as someone who tries to love both God and people, in all my weakness. Even the lay definition of lust describes it as a “very strong sexual desire” or the like. I disagree on the basis that desire, even strong desire is not naturally bad. Lust is an overwhelming desire for a human being such that the human is transformed from a subject to an object that is solely meant to give one pleasure. We all lust. And that is the tragic truth. So much of our sexual desires – which are in and of themselves not bad – get transformed into an unhealthy craving for another’s individual body. So much so that sometimes we begin to see that human being as only their body. And not only do we begin to see the person as only their body, we see that body as something that is meant to satisfy our desire. Even when we may care for the person, our desire takes precedence over their being. But perhaps most dangerously in our lust for other people, we fail to see them as beings without a soul, a heart, a mind. We fail to see them for all they are. Of the many issues I have with the porn industry as a whole which is so casual in its treatment of people as subjects, in the gaze and in the state in which many people view porn, they fail to see the person as a person. The viewer watches for the purpose of personal satisfaction and in so doing the person becomes the object by which they get their personal satisfaction. What that person is outside of that, whether that person feels and what they feel outside of that instance, ceases to matter. Indeed, I have lots of theories about how porn affects sexuality including one that proposes it actually diminishes sex between people in real life. Still, the one that makes me saddest is the negation of the entire humanity of the persons being gazed at. Of course the way the individual lusts and seeks pleasure when viewing something exterior is very different from a real, live human being in front of them. Or perhaps not in front of them but a person that exists in their world, and oftentimes in their imagination. They may or may not interact with the person; they may even be in a relationship with the person – romantic or otherwise. And they may even seek to love them; they may even actually love them. But lust is not love, which is of course stating the obvious. But it is an obvious truth that needs to be stated. The difference between love and lust is what counts so much in expressing authentic sexuality and emotions between persons. Lust seeks the pleasure of self, while love puts the pleasure of the other ahead of one’s self. Lust views the human at the moment as an object; in love, the human is always a subject and is always more than what they are At that moment. Lust ultimately is selfish, while love is selfless. There is no fine line between the two, but rather a bold one. And the soul, the heart, and the mind always know the difference. When we lust after someone we simply cannot love them the way we often want to; the way they deserve to be loved. And it is already hard enough to love human beings in our human weakness. Lust, I believe, like most deadly sins, also chips away at our own humanity. How can it not? The ways in which we view others become the measurements we use for ourselves – we can and do objectify ourselves. I propose then that we be more mindful of lust; that we keep ourselves more aware of making that leap from desire, from sexual attraction, to this deadly thing we call lust – this thing that reduces our humanness. At any and all times, but most especially when it is love that we are ultimately trying to cultivate.
Be watchful for the day comes when you his trusted children who accepted his sacrifice with much sadness but now understand he has called you to a place that will open to you in a moment none of us know but the times are here. Your hearts will be filled with his glory and love and your hurts will be washed away. I do not mislead you for if I did my life would forever burn. Keep watch on these times we now live for our Master and Savior is due to come in a moment unexpected yet it will be no surprise for we will surrender to the love and light that fills us with total oneness of the beauty of Heaven. I weep for joy as our Father fills me with Jesus love and I share the fullness with you. Within my heart and mind I embrace you for you are beautiful like a crown that allows all to see the will of God happen before the eyes of those who doubted. I am asked to make ready to live as life is (Love) and by your effort you will be swept clean of all sin and be perfect in Gods eyes as well as those that were not prepared to believe. Blessings, ones of my heart. For Jesus said it is done. Amen.
“SEEING YOU LATER!?” a poem January 14, 2019 (Moon)
“Will I see you later?” “I wanna see you NOW!” I do NOT anticipate her, but I never quite know how! For, we’re always in This Moment; NOW IS WHERE WE’RE AT! I-can NOT see you LATER, for O M & TAT & SAT, Are meeting AT THIS MOMENT! and they don’t break for lunch! But, they are NOW together, and I have me a hunch:
That WE are NOW there with them, in-symbolic-smooth-orgasm!
And NOW is NOW – forevermore! within some Cosmic Chasm!
And on The Entrance Wall you’ll find – a little, sticky note,
Which reads: “Why don’t you come back later, and, while, you’re gone, we’ll dote,
Upon you, as you sit (SAT) with us, ob -li -vious that YOU,
Were-never-at-any-entrance, and this is nothing new:
“YOU’RE SAFE INSIDE HERE; YES, YOU ARE; YOU ALWAYS sat here with us!”
Whoever cares for LATER – puts-up-quite-a-fuss,
About The Present – and The Future, but, mainly, with The Past,
For things can get so dog gone TENSE!! both slow – and really-fast!
“DRAMA QUEENS ARE ALL FOR L A T E R –
Meet me NOW, you alligator!
We’ll meet for coffee – at The Seder,
And-we’ll PASS-OVER – all-this later!”
Let’s meet RIGHT NOW – half-an-hour-30-minutes, give or take!
REAL-CAVE-DWELLING-COFFEE-DRINKERS prefer “AlwaysNowCoffeeCake!”
Each day, do two things that you do not like doing. This may be the preparation of a report you have been putting off or shining your shoes. It does not matter how small the task, just do it! Soon these chores will not seem so bad, your personal power will increase and your productivity will soar. Try it because this is an age-old technique for building strength of character.
True happiness comes from only one thing: achievement of goals, whether they are personal, professional or otherwise. You are happiest when you feel you are growing. When you feel that you are contributing and advancing in the direction of your dreams, you will notice that you have boundless energy and vitality. Time spent on activities which offer little reward aside from a fleeting feeling of relaxation (television watching is the best example), is time lost forever. Relaxation is essential but chose the most effective means of renewal and spend your time in productive pursuits that will slowly move you along the path of accomplishment. Happiness comes from doing – not sleeping.
Napoleon III of France had a special ability to remember the names of all those he met. His secret was to say “so sorry, I missed your name” after being introduced to a new person. This would cause the name to be repeated and reinforced within his memory. If the name was difficult, he would ask for the proper spelling.
The sages of China have held a basic life philosophy for thousands of years: develop an indomitable spirit along with courtesy and integrity. The repetition of these three traits will make you an exceptionally powerful individual respected by all. Exert your effort and personal influence to attain these qualities.
A valuable technique for defeating negative and self-limiting thoughts that can hamper you from attaining peak performance is the mental interrupt device. When a negative thought enters your consciousness, first you must become aware of it and have a strong desire to remove it for good. To do this, interrupt the negative train of thought by doing something to break and banish the self-limiting pattern. When the bad thought enters, you may pinch yourself and say, “I am strong and weak thoughts are gone”, or you may shout out loud or do anything that will divert your attention and remove the negative focus. By practising this technique, you will see a marked decrease in the negative thoughts that most people have, paving the way to the mindset of a true winner.
Taking time from your busy work and family schedule to focus on personal growth activities is essential and is never to be considered a waste. Taking one hour from your hectic morning to watch kids playing in a nearby park or to take a brisk walk might seem like a poor use of time to some. But by making more time for life’s simple pleasures and bringing more balance into your day, you will make the remaining hours far more productive and effective. You cannot do good unless you feel good. When you are serene, relaxed and enthusiastic you are also more productive, creative and dynamic. This is something that has been proved time and time again and yet we consistently get caught up in the apparent immediacy of our routine and fail to see the forest for the trees.
Read more, learn more, laugh more and love more.
Pick five relationships that you desire to improve over the next six months. Write out the names of these people and under each name detail why you want to improve the relationship, how you plan to do so and in what time frame. This is simply another facet of goal setting – the practice which will always yield excellent results in any of life’s fields. Be committed to being a better parent, friend and citizen. Be creative in the steps you take to show your appreciation and respect for your loved ones. Sending notes is fine but consider unique and thoughtful measures ranging from a romantic picnic in the country with your partner to an early morning fishing trip with an old friend.
Develop the wonderful habit of a daily swim. It will promote excellent health, keep you relaxed and concentrated, lean and trim. Swimming is not stressful on the body, provides a great workout for the lungs and requires little time to do effectively. Remember that in a fit body resides a fit mind.
People who are doing good today are ensuring their happiness for tomorrow.
The key to successful time management is doing what you planned to do when you planned to do it. Keep your mind fully on the task at hand. Only then will you achieve all your goals and have time for the things that matter most. Although it is imperative to be flexible (a bow too tightly strung will soon break), following your planned schedule requires no more than simple discipline.
An excellent visualization technique: if you are worrying about something, picture the words of your worry on a piece of paper. Now ignite a match to the paper and watch the worry dissipate into flames. Bruce Lee, the great martial arts master employed this mental control device regularly.
Compartmentalize your worry. Set aside a certain amount of time to ponder over a problem and map out an effective plan of attack and your options. Once this is done, have the mental fortitude not to come back to the problem and go over it again and again. The human mind is a strange creature – things we want to forget keep coming back and those things we want to remember are not there when we want them. But the mind is similar to a muscle and the more you flex it the stronger it will become. Make it your servant. Feed it only the best nutrition and information. It will serve you well and perform magic if you believe in it.
Peak performers are physically relaxed and mentally engaged.
To be at your performance peak mentally, your body must be loose physically and relaxed. It is now beyond dispute that there is a mind-body connection and when the body is supple, free from tension, the mind is clear, calm and focused as well. This is why yoga is such a beneficial activity. It keeps the body relaxed so that the mind can follow. Basic stretching for 15 minutes a day is also an excellent way to release tension that builds up as a result of our life in this highly complex and fast moving, but wonderful world. Try having a massage or power lounging in a Jacuzzi. Relax the body and you relax the mind.
Prepare a detailed financial plan for the next few years and follow it. Seek out financial advice if you need it. A powerful strategy for financial mastery is also a simple one: save 10% of all you make for long-term growth (take this off the pay cheque before you have a chance to spend it). If you can invest $200 a month for the next 30 years at an annual return rate of 15%, you will end up with $1.4 million dollars. Being wise with your money is one of the very best investments to make. Financial security leads to personal freedom.
Readers are leaders. U.S. President Bill Clinton read more than 300 books during his short time at Oxford University. Some top performers read a book a day. Seek out knowledge and information. We have truly entered the age of massive information and those who are proactive can use this to their advantage. The more you know, the less you fear.
Get into the excellent habit of reading something positive and inspirational before you go to bed and as soon as you awake in the morning. You will soon note the benefits as these thoughts will be supporting you throughout the day.
CREATIVITY glides; creativity flows; Creativity’s “a-loose-cannon” and really never knows, What’s coming next, but is OK with that, And DOES have structures, within-a-mobile-“flat!”
It recognizes schedules that others like to follow, But doesn’t (always) conform; it’s-a-bullet that is hollow,
& bounces around, skipping over hurdles, Wondering what’s next – and watching all the turtles,
Conform to rigid scheduling, for-the-sake of the mundane, & gets criticized a bit – for being a-little “insane!”
You don’t know where it comes from, so it is unexpected, But – within – its shadow – – – KINGDOMS ARE ERECTED,
And then destroyed – and it don’t care, And-it-is demonized, for being too bare, And a little too wild – and sorta rude, Although it doesn’t intend to be vile or crude!
Censors approach it, with torches en masse; They wanna break the castle walls – and kick it in the ass, And scream: “YOU CAN NOT DO THAT!” &-then-comes-its-reply:
“Have a wonderful day, y’all! Never ask me WHY!”
A little structure’s good, but-structures-are-like-The-Shabbat: When you totally conform to them, you lose your clever Hobbit, Who eats – food – when-he can – the kind that tastes so sweet, And GIGGLES with excitement, at things that seem so neat, But holds no nasty grudges and doesn’t wear a frown, And doesn’t care about results – for-he offers you his crown, ‘Cause He don’t wanna rule – and don’t like to keep tabs, And rather likes to walk around, rather-than-taking cabs,
But – easy does it – to-not burn out, and profiles are best kept LOW! Take care of yourselves, Good Friends – and don’t put on a show!*