Archive for March 2005

Dark Night of the Soul

One of the things I’m struggling with in my life right now is making the leap to what I see as the next level of awareness I want to experience. I’ve reached the point in my life where I’m very clear about my purpose, and it has become a powerful driver for me. Whenever I…

My Reality or Yours

If your belief system is rooted in the concept of an objective reality which we all share, then how could you disprove the existence of other realities where each of us lives in our “own little world?” From your perspective it would be a worthy endeavor to prove that yours is the one true reality.…

Courage is the Gateway

In the book Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, Dr. David Hawkins describes a hierarchy of human emotional states beginning with shame and guilt on the low end and leading to peace and enlightenment on the high end. Hawkins claims the lower emotional states weaken us, while the higher ones make us…

Take the Red Pill

In my last post, I mentioned that I believe there’s some kind of linkage between thought and reality that bypasses direct action. In this post I’d like to clarify what I mean by that and why I believe this. First of all, recognize that this is a field in which we cannot apply the Scientific…

What the Bleep Do We Know?

A few days ago I saw the movie What the Bleep Do We Know? I enjoyed it, but I can’t say it contained anything new for me, although apparently it has helped bring awareness of some of the possible consequences of quantum physics into the mainstream. I think one of the biggest problems in this…

Productivity Showdown Day 3

This material was originally part of a productivity debate about the merits of hard work vs. laziness. The website that hosted the debate in 2005 has long since gone offline, so I’m resharing my contributions to the debate here. Working hard and setting limits Can a person work a maximum of 40 hours a week…

Productivity Showdown Day 2

This material was originally part of a productivity debate about the merits of hard work vs. laziness. The website that hosted the debate in 2005 has long since gone offline, so I’m resharing my contributions to the debate here. The money and the passion… You seem to encourage paying less attention to how much money…

What’s Your Time Horizon?

One factor that makes a big difference in how much control you have over your life is your time horizon. In the span of a day or a week, you have a fair amount of control over your life, but it’s certainly not 100%. In any given week, just about anything can happen, and your…

Education Kills Fear

A great way to overcome fear is to educate your fear into oblivion. Consider most people’s greatest fear — public speaking. Public speaking has a lot of variables — writing and organizing the speech, delivering it with confidence, vocal variety, voice volume and pitch, gestures, body language, eye contact, visual aids, achieving the speech objectives,…

The Productivity Debate Begins

This material was originally part of a productivity debate about the merits of hard work vs. laziness. The website that hosted the debate in 2005 has long since gone offline, so I’m resharing my contributions to the debate here. My favorite definition of success comes from Earl Nightingale: “Success is the progressive realization of a…