Archive for April 2005

30 Days to Success

A powerful personal growth tool is the 30-day trial. This is a concept I borrowed from the shareware industry, where you can download a trial version of a piece of software and try it out risk-free for 30 days before you’re required to buy the full version. It’s also a great way to develop new…

Dream Food

On Monday night I had another lucid dream. This one happened within the first 30 minutes of going to sleep, which means shorter dream cycles and less vivid dream worlds compared to dreams that occur later at night. Some people had asked me about eating in a lucid dream, and I’d never given it much…

Patience

As simple as it seems, the virtue of patience is still one of the more powerful tools for personal growth. Sometimes directly working on a problem meets with nothing but resistance. In such situations attacking the resistance is rarely your best option. Consider putting the problem on hold for a while and go work on…

Where’s Your Blind Spot?

Did you know that your eyes have a blind spot near the center of your field of vision? It’s true. I’ll prove it to you. Together both of your eyes will cover the blind spot, but if you close one eye and look straight ahead, there’s a spot right in front of you where you…

How Does Consciousness Relate to Personal Growth?

Given previous posts on Levels of Consciousness and Raising Your Consciousness, several people have asked me what “practical” relevance this has to personal growth. A valid question — here’s my answer: Certainly your actions will produce results in your life, but which actions should you take? Logic and reason can help you decide how to…

How Many Careers Would You Like?

As children we all hear the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” So we grow up, we pick a career and work at it for a while. But then what? Does the choice we made at age 20 bind us until age 65? For many people that seems to be…

Raising Your Consciousness

Every level of consciousness outlined in the previous post is actually a trap. When you make the leap to a new level, initially everything feels wonderful. You’ve discovered the secret that’s been eluding you all these years. And for a while, your new mindset seems to work just fine. You operate at a whole new…

Levels of Consciousness

In the book Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins, there’s a hierarchy of levels of human consciousness. It’s an interesting paradigm. If you read the book, it’s also fairly easy to figure out where you fall on this hierarchy based on your current life situation. From low to high, the levels of consciousness are:…

How to be a Superhero

For something really funny, check out the book How to Be a Superhero by Doctor Metropolis. I found it in a bookstore a few months ago. The subtitle is “Your Complete Guide to Finding a Secret HQ, Hiring a Sidekick, Thwarting the Forces of Evil, and Much More!!” The book assumes you are currently an…

Learning to Fly

Last night I had an interesting lucid dream. Lucid dreaming means that you become consciously aware that you’re dreaming. It’s like waking up within your dreams. Everything becomes more vivid and you feel just as awake and aware as you do in your waking world. In fact, sometimes it can feel like you’re even more…