My beloved spiritual teacher, David R. Hawkins, MD, passed away a few days ago.
The world is much better because he was here.
I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to meet him on July 12, 2006. Here is a recording. More →
Aah! It feels so good to be peaceful. That peaceful, easy feeling seems to disappear once we try to accomplish something. Somehow it feels like a battle.
Actually in any new area we work our way through nothing happening, effort, and eventually effortlessness.
The effort band is a proving ground. There are several options available.
Have you ever noticed that when you’re being creative you express yourself more? Or is it that your self-expression increases your creativity?
Which comes first? Maybe they enhance each other. When you express yourself you’re more creative. This works whether you’re talking to another person, a voice recorder, a video camera, or to your image in the mirror.
And it works the other way too. When you’re being creative you naturally express yourself more.
This whole formula works with writing too. If you’re stuck with writing something creatively, you can blast through by simply writing anything. Write nonsense. Before long you’ll be writing some worthwhile creative ideas. The idea is to just write.
Daily routines seem to be as old as mankind. Milk the cows. Plow the fields. Cook meals. We keep doing that on a daily basis and sure enough … we wind up with crops. But the crops might not have been visible for quite some time. But we still kept up the daily routine.
The same lessons apply today. We might not always see improvements right away. But if we keep plugging away in a reasonably correct direction, the rewards will come.
This morning I found myself doing imaginary verbal battles with a difficult person. He has been quite hostile – apparently for no valid reason. This mental churning doesn’t help anybody, especially me. The energy was impacting my body, mind, and emotions.
So what can I do?
For one thing I can feel my emotions with no resistance and no judgement.
This video gives you the essence of ways to rise above that mental churning.
It is very possible to be calm – like the eye in the center of the storm.
Ah … the joy of creativity. We love to create new things. And on the receiving end we love to try out new things.
In my own profession, software development, programmers love to create new software instead of fixing the old stuff. At least that’s the way that I was.
And sometimes the old stuff was so hard to figure out that it was much easier to create something new.
And there’s the old phenomenon called the new broom sweeps clean.
When we want to increase productivity it helps to have daily targets.
Should we stop producing when we reach our daily target?
There are targets for things we love doing. And there are targets for things we don’t love doing and that are not urgent. Should we handle them the same?
This video gives you some insights that could help your productivity and creativity.
We can improve every facet of our lives through genuine self-expression.
But what if everyone wants to dominate the conversation? What if people keep interrupting us?
How do interruptions relate to stuttering?
What can we do about it?
How does self-expression relate to enlightenment?
You’ll want to watch this short video.
I was raised and educated to be very structured. From my engineering perspective everything was carefully planned and flowed in a predetermined sequence.
My management science training included a system called PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique). Everything was timed perfectly. Workers had to build the foundation of the house well before calling in the roofers. It all happened according to plan.
I made a living as a systems engineer and a software developer. Parts of my life were all structured nicely. And I was befuddled by what wasn’t fitting into my linear view of the world around me.
In our accelerating world, structures seem to come and go faster than we can comprehend.
It’s becoming more necessary to simplify. And working with flows is a tremendous way to simplify. It’s like using a giant lever to lift the world.
Have you ever felt that time is speeding up? Well, you’re not alone.
It certainly is getting faster for me. Perhaps some of that is related to my getting older. When I was a kid, a year seemed to be an eternity. The school year was really long. The upcoming summer was but a glimmer of hope in the distant future.
The second graders were so much older than the first graders. Adults were ancient people from some other world.
But something is going on in addition to physical and mental aging. Something far more pronounced.