Archive for March 2007

Polyphasic Sleep – One Year Later

It’s been nearly a year since I terminated my polyphasic sleep experiment. If you didn’t follow that experiment, for 5-1/2 months (Oct 2005 – Apr 2006) I followed a pattern of sleeping about 20 minutes once every four hours around the clock — 6 naps every 24 hours, about 2 hours of sleep per day.…

For Love of Evil

I’d like to clarify a common question about polarity and love: How does a darkworker experience love? How lightworkers experience love Lightworkers express love outwardly through forms such as giving and service. Love is something that flows out of them and into the world. This definition of love is fairly consistent with the social norm.…

Darkworkers, Lightworkers, and Levels of Consciousness

How can a darkworker experience higher levels of consciousness like unconditional love and peace? The original descriptions of the levels of consciousness are lightworker-biased. For a darkworker the level of unconditional love is directed inwardly as love of self. It’s like a highly concentrated form of arrogance. It may not be expressed outwardly in the…

Pavlina Purpose and Values

Until now I was able to simply use my personal mission and values for running this business, but as I mentioned in the previous post, it’s not going to be just me much longer. Pavlina may be my “baby” in a way, but as a business it needs its own purpose and values, such that…

Future Plans

Since I get a lot of questions related to my future plans, I’ll go ahead and share them. For people who know me well, this certainly isn’t a secret, but others may find some of it surprising. For the past couple years, I’ve been running this business mainly as a solopreneur. However, this year I…

Las Vegas Meetup in May

If you’re coming to Las Vegas for the 2007 I Can Do It Seminar (May 17-20 at the Sands Expo / Venetian Hotel), Erin and I will be there, and we’re going to arrange an informal meetup for anyone who wants to stop by and say hi. Hopefully we can find a spot that will…

How to Cook Brown Rice

Many people have trouble cooking brown rice and having it turn out decently, since it can be more temperamental than white rice. There are also many different ways to prepare it. Here’s the most efficient way I found to cook brown rice on a stove. It takes about 35 minutes from when you start to…

Polarized Problem-Solving

Here’s an example of applying the concept of polarity to solve a specific problem. Many years ago I ran into a problem with my web host. Their service was OK for several months, but then it started going downhill. My web site would suddenly go offline, and I’d have to contact them to fix it.…

Polarity and Health

What role does polarity play in health-oriented intentions such as the desire to lose weight? Does polarity have a practical application to something like weight loss? Let’s say you want to lose weight, so you form the following intention, where XXX represents your goal weight: I weigh XXX pounds. Now what is the polarity of…

Are You a Lightworker or a Darkworker?

Asking this question is like asking whether you’re a black belt in karate or jujitsu. Most likely you are neither, since most people never make such a commitment in their entire lives. Lightworkers and darkworkers combined probably account for less than 1% of the population. Becoming a lightworker or darkworker isn’t something that just happens…