Thinking is a Pattern

The pattern of thinking is categorization of symbols. This processing is automatic. In the same way you can’t turn off your sense of touch, you can’t turn off your thinking. You can focus on other things and that will change the sensation, but you can’t flip a switch. You train your brain when you think … [Read more…]

Unlimited Thanks

I see a vast world with fundamentally unlimited opportunities. As long as the Sun keeps shining and the Earth keeps spinning, the smartest creatures on the planet will continue to adapt. It’s obvious that we are able to deal with struggles of a vast nature, but when it comes down to it, individuals are what … [Read more…]

Love Creates Success

A wise man once said that kindness is the prime cause of success and happiness. Humans are complex, but here is a simple thing you can do to help right now, in this very moment. Love yourself. If you really think about it, is there anyone else you’d rather be? I feel the most sure … [Read more…]

The Lesson in the Moment

In every moment is a lesson to learn. Will you focus on it, or will you be distracted? Your brain wants to solve problems. Having a cluttered environment reduces your focus on the important. Remember: out of sight, out of mind. There will be problems you’re deliberately focusing on. Learn to flow, don’t fight it … [Read more…]

A Stinky Dog

A stinky dog is not a fine thing to have in your nostrils! You can’t think, and you are stuck in the philosophies that you had before the dog stink began! Tis the worst, dear fellow, to feel obligated to a stinky situation. And why should it not? This can be a stinky world we … [Read more…]

Keep Going

There is quite a bit to hope for. Humans have made astounding progress in the last century: airplanes, cars, computers, the Internet. We are accelerating. You’re part of that, in a small but meaningful way. I assume you’re not stealing from others and making their lives worse. If so, I hope that’s temporary. You’re probably … [Read more…]

Your Ancestors

From my personal experience looking at the world, I see human apes caught up in their heads. They usually aren’t looking around with wonder, but engage in only short glances. We aren’t beasts. We can recognize our own awareness and divinity. Look down at your hands and you can see the Homo ancestors in you. … [Read more…]

Stay Hungry

Hunger forces the trivial away. It focuses you on the basic problem of existence. It gives you a proper perspective. How can you stay hungry if it’s painful? A purpose to the pain will help you weather your situation. Why are you doing what you’re doing? This self-awareness aids your exercise of self-control. Practice knowing … [Read more…]

Treat Yourself with Dignity

Fear is elusive. You cannot grasp it. Even if you think you are unafraid, on some level your actions are boxed in by what you think is possible. You are withholding your abilities because you are afraid of pain. Not moving isn’t a solution. You need to keep yourself active or you will have more … [Read more…]

Rushing Solves Nothing

Rushing is a lie that your situation is more important than it really is. Make speed, not haste. Deny the power of little inconveniences to control your joy. You are in power, not your goals. Ending your concern ends their ability to give you pain. You are most important, not your strategies. Focus on what … [Read more…]