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Intensifying the 5MM - Here's advice to take the 5MM technique to a new level. Practice this for five minutes every other day, and your unconscious competence with the 5MM will skyrocket! Versions of this exercise can be found in Chito-Ryu karate and yoga. A version David R. Oct 6, 2015 4:40 AM
Fear and love - So, then, let's take a look at our basic ideas. From time to time, it's a good idea to go back to the foundation... and because the basic ideas behind Lifewriting, the 5MM, and the Mastery Technique are very very simple, we have to look at them f David R. Oct 5, 2015 4:13 AM
Rest, Exercise, Nutrition - One of the things most interesting about the entire process of increasing or maintaining fitness is the necessity to maintain (wait for it) balance between three aspects: rest, exercise, and nutrition. You know, if you have too much or too lit David R. Oct 4, 2015 3:45 AM
Where is Spirituality? - One of the most frequent questions I get is, "Where is spirituality in your equation? Fitness, relationship, career... doesn't seem to be much room for God there, now is there?" I'd laugh, if this weren't such a serious issue. And i David R. Oct 3, 2015 3:44 AM
Control and Responsibility - I spent some time recently with a friend who is in a bad marriage, and who struggles with health issues: weight, energy, etc. It was interesting to note that, pressed for explanations, every bad circumstance in her life was the responsibility David R. Oct 2, 2015 3:07 AM
Honesty - Musashi Miyamoto, arguably the greatest swordsman in Japanese history, placed one maxim in life above all: "Do not think dishonestly." Why would a killer, a man who basically lived his life in the shadow of a three-foot razor blade, consider hone David R. Oct 1, 2015 4:17 AM
Fear Removal - Learn the 5MM's "Be Breathed" technique. Then take it into an aerobic activity that you can perform for at least, say, 30 minutes. Hill walking will do it. "Aerobic" means enough exertion that you can't sing, but you can still talk. You need t David R. Sep 30, 2015 3:56 AM
Healing the Wounded Heart - Let's finish up on the heartspace for right now, so that we can move on. If you take responsibility for this chakra/aspect of your life, you can probably heal any other damage. Look at it this way: if you have a four year old child, very few e David R. Sep 29, 2015 3:26 AM
Heart Wounds - Let's think some more about the heart, and how wounds to it manifest in other arenas. I've known heart chakra wounds to trigger suicide, and a loss of willingness to live. A dear friend was raped, and within a year contracted terminal cancer--It David R. Sep 28, 2015 3:45 AM
Mirroring - One of the most interesting phenomena is the way people in relationships can’t see how they match. “I’m so much more mature than him.” “She hasn’t grown up and I have,” and so on. Most of the time, I don’t believe it. People in David R. Sep 27, 2015 3:26 AM
Seducing Ourselves - I still want to talk about relationships, because I believe our relationships with others are our best mirror to our true relationship to ourselves for about 99.9% of people. It's a great place to start. And I have a hard time thinking of some David R. Sep 26, 2015 5:36 AM
The Biggest Lie - We can't predict the future behavior of others, but I remember something one of my teachers said: "Do not trust people. Instead rely upon them. Rely upon them to do whatever it is they consider to be in their own self-interest." The only way to d David R. Sep 25, 2015 4:42 AM
ways to avoid disaster - So there's no way to ensure positive results in relationships, fitness, or finance. But there are some pretty solid ways to avoid disaster. In general, I'll settle for that. One major point of having goals in all three arenas is that as you de David R. Sep 24, 2015 3:25 AM
The Same Garbage In Different Bags - I have the strong suspicion that VERY similar dysfunctions underlie problems in all three basic arenas. 1) In body, people blame diets that make them hungry and uncomfortable, exercise that is "boring and painful" and the cruelty of pe David R. Sep 23, 2015 3:05 AM
If you can't be sure of a good apple... - Maybe you can at least avoid some of the rotten ones. More specifically in terms of relationships, we may not be able to come up with a way to ensure success. But we can probably look at some things that raise the chances of success--o David R. Sep 22, 2015 3:32 AM
Keeping Your Word - Note please how much of this is related to keeping your word to yourself. Discipline. Honesty. If you want to increase your motivation to do something, come up with a dozen solid reasons for doing it. Invariably, when someone says they can't m David R. Sep 21, 2015 3:11 AM
stress and strain - Remember: stress isn't the problem. STRAIN is the problem: stress which has a negative effect on the organism. Before stress becomes strain, there are predictable physiological changes which occur. By learning to relax under stress (discipline David R. Sep 20, 2015 3:04 AM
The top 20% - I've always felt that men and women with a wretched relationship history are merely externalizing something damaged within themselves. There are plenty of great men and women out there. The fact that statistics show a shortage of one or the ot David R. Sep 19, 2015 3:18 AM
breathing smoothly - The next time you are upset, notice where you are breathing. Chances are you are breathing high in your chest. Lower it to the pit of your stomach, and you'll feel calmer. Practice breathing smoothly while you are under exercise stress, and you'l David R. Sep 18, 2015 3:40 AM
Inner and Outer relationships - It is clear that the question of relationships touches an exceptionally deep and powerful nerve for many readers. I appreciate both the rather raw and accusatory notes, as well as the comments from those who would defend me. Both of you, in yo David R. Sep 17, 2015 3:05 AM
Damning Ourselves 3 - Saying “my habits are sedentary” is interesting. So what? What if the issue was being broke? Would you say: “I don’t like going to work?” How about school? Would you say “I don’t like doing homework”? If you don’t like exerci David R. Sep 16, 2015 3:16 AM
Damning Ourselves 2 - Is it fair that people judge us for our failings and weaknesses? Hell, no. But we ALL do it. Don’t tell me that you don’t select your friends for their intelligence and honesty, your lovers for their level of attractiveness. And ANYONE who ma David R. Sep 15, 2015 3:14 AM
Damning Ourselves 1 - For the record, here are my thoughts about overweight: 1) Low metabolism. A real factor. It can seem terribly unfair that one’s siblings or friends can eat all they want and not gain. The solution: grasping that life isn’t fair, David R. Sep 14, 2015 7:46 AM
excuses - The Hero’s Journey suggests that the process of growth from one level to another is ALWAYS accompanied by failure and despair, a sense of Hitting the Wall. All of our demons and voices will conspire to keep us small. Now…that means that David R. Sep 13, 2015 7:48 AM
Lose Weight While You Sleep! - Well, not really, but it sounds great, doesn't it? Day after day we are bombarded with "opportunities" to get something for nothing. I am perfectly aware that the "5MM" sounds exactly like one of those. I get a great laugh out of that. But jus David R. Sep 12, 2015 5:47 AM
Sex and Consciousness - Back in the late 80's, I was researching a book that came to be titled "Iron Shadows," and dealt with a sex cult. To research it, I began to associate with a controversial gentleman named Harley Reagan, and his group, the Deertribe. There are David R. Sep 11, 2015 3:01 AM
imbalances - I look at most exercise as generating energy, but yoga seems to unlock it and make that energy available. It is also important to note that exercise will mis-align your body in selective ways: it is trying to upgrade you to being a higher-outp David R. Sep 8, 2015 3:10 AM
Why Talk to the Tree? - A reasonable person might ask what the use of exercises like "talking to the trees" is. Especially if you have deep-seated deserving or "Impostor Syndrome" issues, talk about finding your true self can be confusing, depressing, even frightenin David R. Sep 7, 2015 7:22 AM
a shell or a spine - Oh, yes. Talking to the trees. I promised the story of what happened to me. Well, the workshop was held in the mountains north (I think) of Atlanta. There was a wooded area nearby, so I walked out until I found a tree that looked kind of frien David R. Sep 6, 2015 8:01 AM
Talking To the Tree - Years ago, I attended a workshop in Georgia that was QUITE confrontative for most of the participants. Lots of emotional sturm und drang. I did fine...until about a week in. Then I freaked out. I was going through an ego death, and the fear re David R. Sep 5, 2015 6:00 AM
Hero's Journal #10 - The Student becomes the Teacher. A vital part of the cycle of life, this completion, when the seeker steps into the space of mastery, creates the room for another seeker. While we must all remain students, we must also grow up, become adults, David R. Sep 4, 2015 5:24 AM
The Hero's Journal #9 - The Hero Confronts Evil Victoriously. This is the traditional reward for a character who makes it through the previous eight steps honorably and courageously. Who has faith, good friends, works hard and long, and is clear on goals and values. David R. Sep 3, 2015 3:42 AM
The Hero's Journal #8 - The Leap of Faith. One of the most crucial aspects of the Lifewriting process is Faith. Simply put, life will throw challenges at you that are beyond your conscious reserves, beyond your concept of self. What will get you through? It is fascinati David R. Sep 2, 2015 6:31 AM
Hero's Journal #7 - Dark Night of the Soul. This is the moment when it feels that all of your abilities are insufficient to reach your goal. Most people turn back at this point, and never progress to the next level. This depression, fear, terror, darkness of the David R. Sep 1, 2015 5:35 AM
Hero's Journal #6 - Hero confronts evil, and is defeated. Contrary to most people's beliefs, failure is nothing to be avoided--it is an absolutely vital part of the process of learning your abilities, or accomplishing something new. "The only way you k David R. Aug 30, 2015 3:12 AM
H.J. #5 part III - Gathering Allies and Powers. Remember: if you currently had the skills necessary to accomplish your goal, you'd probably already have it. What you have to do is to determine the skill and resources you currently have, figure out the sk David R. Aug 29, 2015 3:30 AM
H.J. #5 Part II: The Beauty-Power Axis - This aspect of Lifewriting might be the most controversial. It suggests that our relationships reveal a huge amount about who and what we are. If you like what you see across the breakfast table, pat yourself on the back. And if you don't--you David R. Aug 28, 2015 3:07 AM
The Hero's Journal #5 - The Hero gathers Allies, and gains Powers. This will probably require several entries, because it is a vital, and rarely addressed aspect of goal setting. In story telling, this is the time when the character meets the people who wi David R. Aug 27, 2015 3:11 AM
The Hero's Journal #4 - The Road of Trials. This is just the "stuff" that the character does along the way, to learn what must be learned and go to the places that must be visited. The Yellow Brick Road. In Star Wars it was Mos Eisley Cantina, and the Death Star and Ald David R. Aug 26, 2015 3:11 AM
The Hero's Journal #3 - Hero Accepts The Challenge. Well, obviously, unless the hero accepts the challenge, there is no story, in the simple sense. Of course, there are stories that deal with the process of decision ("Ordinary People"), and stories where t David R. Aug 25, 2015 3:17 AM
The Hero's Journal #2 - Hero Rejects the Challenge. Why? Because a challenge great enough to really expand you, or move you to the next level, will threaten your ego. Such a change is interpreted as "death," and will trigger the same fear response. I remem David R. Aug 24, 2015 3:11 AM
The Hero's Journal #1 - All right, I've been talking around it, but now I'm about to lay out a path to using this process, and we're going to go step by step through the stages of the Hero's Journey, and then back for the Chakras. I'll take side trips from time to ti David R. Aug 23, 2015 3:08 AM
1% Rule - I get a lot of mail sent directly to me, from people too shy to post. One lady is making an heroic effort to cope with a negative life spiral that includes date rape, abandonment issues, serious weight issues, and soul-deep fatigue. This no David R. Aug 22, 2015 3:08 AM
ego-death - Had a long conversation with Mushtaq yesterday about definitions. He is concerned that my use of the term “Enlightenment” carries with it certain baggage that might actually impede my ability to attain it. Fair enough. But I have a very speci David R. Aug 21, 2015 3:25 AM
The Golden Hour - During a conversation earlier today, a formerly svelt young lady said that she had given up on the idea of exercise, because to have a body worth the trouble, it would take three or four hours a day. Novice writers complain that in o David R. Aug 20, 2015 3:35 AM
a child's approach - What would be a child's approach to the Chakras as opposed to an adult's? O.K, I'll take a shot at that, but only with the caveat that in many ways I'm talking about my own history. And that these are just my opinions. 1) Muladha David R. Aug 19, 2015 3:20 AM
Sex is such an interesting subject. - Sex is such an interesting subject. I studied it formally for years, specifically a Native American approach to spiritual sexuality. Cross-referencing their attitudes with teachings in Taoist sexuality and Tantrism, it seems that those culture David R. Aug 18, 2015 3:53 AM
If you are using a "Triangle Meditation" technique - If you are using a "Triangle Meditation" technique, and have been successful so far, try separating it out into three separate triangles, one at the "Belly Brain" (2nd-3rd Chakra) one at the heart, one at the forehead. In turn, visualize the body David R. Aug 17, 2015 3:54 AM
10% off the top - Some time ago I said that a core aspect of turning your finances around is saving 10% of your income. Not for "big purchases" or "vacations" or "buying a house" or whatever. Save it as if this is your grandchildren's inheritance. MAYBE it i David R. Aug 16, 2015 4:29 AM
Thoughts on Yoga - Regarding Yoga. I’ve done yoga on and off my whole life, starting with Richard Hittleman on television when I was about five. There are some opinions I’d like to express, in no particular order: 1) Yoga is the most advanced b David R. Aug 15, 2015 6:03 AM
Caveat Meditator - I've had a real example of what happens when people don't communicate honestly with themselves and others, or when communications are not allowed to run smoothly. I can't get into it right now, even in disguised form. Let me just implore you to f David R. Aug 14, 2015 3:09 AM
Self mastery - You know, another of the things I come across is that the real masters, the REAL masters, do what they do seven days a week, 365 days a year. Not five days. Not six days. Seven. I have to admit that this gives me just a tad of the w David R. Aug 13, 2015 3:29 AM
meditative progression - The usual meditative progression: listen to heartbeat. Find heartlight. Coalesce it into the image of my own infant self. Create a mirror-image that transforms into Jason. Listen to see if there is anything he wants to say to me. Expand out into David R. Aug 12, 2015 3:12 AM
More on Focus 2 - Now, it’s possible to “focus” on, say, writing for years and never develop good skills. Such people might focus on, say, producing 1000 words a day without reading, or getting coaching. In essence, they’ve been practicing typing rather David R. Aug 11, 2015 6:49 AM
More on Focus 1 - Several readers expressed interest in the concept of focus, and how to transfer it from one domain to another. As Musashi said, "Master one thing, master ten thousand things." Let's take a step back and look at the concept of Mastery, David R. Aug 10, 2015 5:06 AM
Lucidity and focus - “Genius is eternal patience.” -Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculptor, painter, architect, and poet [masked]) Got the above today in my word-a-day email. And it relates directly to the core question of “talent.” I believe that t David R. Aug 9, 2015 5:27 AM
Reconnecting - Reconnecting with our childhood dreams, and aligning them with our adult goals. Making our work our play, in other words. To do this requires re-wiring our beliefs, diminishing the negative emotional anchors, and prioritizing our values. David R. Aug 8, 2015 3:06 AM
Dualities - “Rest and unrest derive from illusion; with enlightenment there is no liking and disliking. All dualities come from ignorant inference…” The resolution of dualities is one of the doorways to wisdom. This is hard. It is so difficu David R. Aug 7, 2015 5:41 AM
Non-Discrimination - “If the mind makes no discrimination, the ten thousand things are as they are, of single essence. To understand the mystery of this One-essence is reached. No comparisons or analogies are possible in this causeless, relationless state.” David R. Aug 5, 2015 3:02 AM
No Gain, No Loss - “When all things are seen equally the timeless Self-essence is reached. No comparisons or analogies are possible in this causeless, relationless state.” Boy, does this ever sound like a fever dream of Liberal philosophical e David R. Aug 4, 2015 3:30 AM
Flexibility - Boxing fans, remember the “Rumble in the Jungle”? Mohammed Ali was fighting George Foreman. Foreman was the biggest, strongest, most powerful heavyweight anyone had ever seen. Bombed Joe Frazier out pretty frighteningly fast. People tho David R. Aug 3, 2015 3:06 AM
Using the 5MM to increase your energy - The 5MM works by strengthening the mind-body connection and by changing the way your breathing, motion and alignment work on an instinctive level. It is the doorway to that magical place, The Golden Hour, the Holy Grail when it comes to snatching David R. Aug 2, 2015 4:11 AM
minimal maintenance - I remember conversations with Sci-Fi types complaining that the human body is badly designed: bad backs, bad knees, etc. I was appalled. If they never changed the oil in a Ferrari and it killed the engine, does that mean that the Italians can' David R. Aug 1, 2015 3:37 AM
Magic - I was at Chapel Hill, and a lady asked me about fear and writer’s block. I gave her a slightly flip answer… and then looked at her eyes. She had said she’d traveled hundreds of miles to speak to me, and suddenly my ego-shit went out the win David R. Jul 31, 2015 3:30 AM
Chakra Meditation - Again, the specific meditation recommended goes something like this: 1) Listen to the heartbeat for five minutes. Visualize the things and people that you love most deeply. Visualize your own child self in the bosom of a loving family—eith David R. Jul 30, 2015 3:50 AM
Faith - The study of world myth suggests that faith is central to the movement from one level of life to another. The three primary manifestations of faith would be: 1) Faith in self. 2) Faith in our companions. 3) Faith in a higher David R. Jul 29, 2015 3:29 AM
intellectual clarity and spirituality - I went to a party for a lovely, talented black actress. A couple of things occurred to me as I watched and talked and interacted with her guests, who were mostly black actors, lawyers, doctors. 1) They were smart. I mean, REALLY smart. David R. Jul 28, 2015 3:02 AM
The Radio Voice - A couple of times I’ve talked about “The Piering Principle” which is, basically, that if you want to maximize your chances for success in life, you need to do two things: 1) Have well defined, WRITTEN goals, and plans for their accom David R. Jul 27, 2015 3:38 AM
the thread of your breathing - As you exercise, remember to keep the thread of your breathing constant and smooth. If it never breaks, it is very unlikely you will hurt yourself. Then, if you can maintain breath control during stressful times, you will find that the stress doe David R. Jul 26, 2015 3:21 AM
Turning stress into strength - As I've said before, Dr. Hans Selye, the popularizer of the modern concept of stress, confessed that he had slightly mis-labeled the phenomenon of human reaction to adverse (or even pleasurable!) circumstance. Instead of stress (pressure per u David R. Jul 25, 2015 3:03 AM
Using Your Body To Strengthen Your Mind - For thousands of years, physical disciplines like yoga, Tai Chi and Sufi Dancing have been said to increase mental and spiritual powers. If this is true, how might one explain this, and even better, how can we use this fact, practically, to enhan David R. Jul 24, 2015 3:25 AM
See clearly - Our inner demons will strike at us through any open portal. If you can set goals in all three arenas, and know that you will do Whatever It Takes to achieve all three of them, you have gained a skill that most people can only dream of. It is inde David R. Jul 23, 2015 3:20 AM
your commitment to yourself - But then, why shouldn't we merely lie to each other, and ourselves, about our feelings? Because it keeps us asleep. It keeps us children. The first of Musashi’s Principles is: Do not think dishonestly. There are many wa David R. Jul 22, 2015 3:45 AM
5 minute visualization - Fifteen minutes in the morning: 5 minutes visualization for each of the three arenas. To this end, Once the “Heartbeat” meditation is mastered at a basic level (you can do it continuously for 15 minutes) you should go to the next level. David R. Jul 21, 2015 3:11 AM
bad habit - a bad habit is going to be based upon a false ego identity. If you could identify the aspect of your personality that clings to the behavior, you might well be able to “unravel” it by investigating it deeply enough. Isn’t that part of David R. Jul 20, 2015 5:22 AM
the residual ego shell - In studying writings on the unraveling of the human ego and the state of enlightenment, I begin to suspect that I understand more clearly the reason most world religions are structured as they are. They know that actual enlightenment is “the sm David R. Jul 19, 2015 3:09 AM
conscious breath control - Meditating this morning, I found myself wondering about the impact of conscious breath control. Could it be that if we take a few minutes a day to consciously inhale and exhale, that we “free up” the eternally vigilant “breathing” port David R. Jul 18, 2015 3:17 AM
Your Word Is What Counts - Can you or can’t you trust yourself to do what you say you’re going to do? Why or why not? When and when not? With whom and with whom not? Man oh man, if you could just trust yourself in this one area, you could accomplish almost anything you David R. Jul 17, 2015 3:12 AM
Failure - This process has to do with abstaining from inappropriate judgment. In this state of mind there is no failure, for instance—although there are actions and their results. The actions and the results are “what is.” The concept of “fai David R. Jul 16, 2015 4:01 AM
Heartbeat Meditation - The simplest, most powerful and safest meditation I know. Simply sit or stand quietly and listen to your heartbeat. If you have SERIOUS emotional issues, you will tend to fall asleep or be deviled with horrifically compelling distractions. Sta David R. Jul 15, 2015 3:10 AM
Many Paths, One Mountain - Seeing a thing, and watching people that I love floundering in their lives, blinded with pain and fear, and wondering how in the living hell I could help them... that has led me down some strange paths, to the point where I see this thing t David R. Jul 14, 2015 3:10 AM
Flow and Core Transformation - "Contrary to expectation, "flow" usually happens not during relaxing moments of leisure and entertainment, but rather when we are actively involved in a difficult enterprise, in a task that stretches our mental and physical abilities…"-- Mihaly David R. Jul 13, 2015 3:10 AM
Four Steps To Tripling Your Energy - Tired? Tired of being tired? You aren’t alone. There are few human qualities more highly sought than energy. It determines our ability to enjoy life, to attract mates, to finish projects, to protect our families, to shape our bodies effectively David R. Jul 12, 2015 7:21 AM
...warped reality maps... - I became convinced that the difficulty is that most "transformational" workshops are more context than content. In other words, things like est actually can produce breakthroughs in perception, but you have to keep coming back to them, because David R. Jul 11, 2015 6:14 AM
Shh...the children are sleeping - I have a friend locked in a loveless marriage for decades. She is finally about to make a move, and trust me, she is absolutely raving with fear, and that fear is biting her butt every time she turns around. Recently, she was speaking to David R. Jul 10, 2015 3:21 AM
Seven-Level meditation - Shall we forgive? Forget? And if we cannot forgive others, how can we ever forgive ourselves for our own failings? And yet if we forgive too much, aren't we exposing ourselves to danger? Are we at the most basic level good? Or evil? Can we David R. Jul 9, 2015 3:15 AM
Heal your Heart, Strengthen your body, Free your mind - That is the road to mastery, and that is what we're talking about here. Not survival, not success in some limited sense. Mastery. It is a lifetime's endeavor, and is a road, a process, not just a place. True, there will be evidences along the David R. Jul 8, 2015 3:12 AM
What you know that ain't so - "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." -- Mark Twain I don't know about you, but over the course of my life, peeling away the lies I've told myself... or been t David R. Jul 7, 2015 3:46 AM
the most important qualities or habit patterns - The "way out" of a dire economic or social circumstance revolve around: 1) Taking personal responsibility 2) Accepting the need to work long and hard to raise yourself up 3) Surrounding yourself with people who can help you reach your go David R. Jul 6, 2015 3:08 AM
You Are The Axe - I like to move back and forth between projects, but have to be careful to center myself before each day's work. Listen: everything that you write comes from where? From YOU. Your observations of the world. The books you have read, David R. Jul 5, 2015 4:06 AM
The Power of Inertia - I have a friend who was about to embark on major changes in his life. I warned him that unless he had a way to process the negative emotions that would come up, there would be problems. I'm not saying that correlation implies causality, but withi David R. Jul 3, 2015 3:02 AM
Triangle Goals - The concept of "Triangle Goals" is a natural extension of the core concepts involved here: that if you move toward goals in all three basic arenas (fitness, career, relationship) we will run into every demon, negative belief, poisonous emot David R. Jul 2, 2015 4:09 AM
What if you knew you could not fail? - Breakthrough I've been diving fairly deeply into my stuff the last 14 months, and this morning during meditation, I think I hit a new level of integration. I'd grazed across it about four months ago, then lost it... so I'm not ce David R. Jul 1, 2015 3:06 AM
align all aspects of your self - One key to success in life is to align all aspects of your "self" into coherent movement in a single direction. Your mind (goals and skills), your emotions (beliefs, positive/negative emotional anchors, value hierarchies) and your body (your phys David R. Jun 30, 2015 3:40 AM
Of Blood and Breath - Why is breathing so important an aspect of virtually every world spiritual discipline? There is at least one simple physiological reason (and yoga suggests that the safe entrance to the realm of the spirit is found in only two places: the b David R. Jun 29, 2015 3:18 AM
Again, the basics... - The basics of the technology I'm looking at can be approximated by anyone who does the following: 1) 20-30 minutes of meditation, three times a week. Consider your goals in all three major arenas. 2) 20-30 minutes of some progressively in David R. Jun 28, 2015 3:31 AM
little girls and old ladies - One of the secrets to success in life is for your actions to be in alignment with your goals, beliefs, values and emotional land mines. Another is to imagine your "inner child"--the kid you used to be. Then imagine the old person you will be one day (if y David R. Jun 27, 2015 3:11 AM
Re-commit daily - Suggestion for the New Year: every day, 20 minutes of meditation and/or FlowFit or Yoga. Re-commit to your goals daily, in each of the three major arenas. Remember that as you move toward them, you will be tested in every arena of your life. I David R. Jun 26, 2015 3:26 AM
Functional Fixedness - "Functional fixedness" is a term in psychology. An illustration: A woman cut the ends off of her roast before cooking it. For years she did this, and then one day her daughter asked her, "Why? Does it make the meat juicier?" " David R. Jun 25, 2015 3:10 AM
Road of Trials - If you were to make a brutally honest evaluation of the skills and resources it will take to reach your goals, and subtract from that total the skills and resources you currently possess, you would have a clear view of what you must learn, expres David R. Jun 24, 2015 3:11 AM

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